Membership Perks

Member perks mean exclusive values

As a member of California State PTA, you advocate for children, promote parent and family involvement in schools, and improve the lives of all children and families. Here are a few extra perks of membership available exclusively to PTA members like you!


Turn quality clothing into money for your school!  Looking for a fundraising idea that is easy, green and doesn’t require students to be salespeople?  Run a one-week clothing drive through Schoola – it’s easy and it’s free!  Book online now at  Shop for gently used clothing online and 40 percent of your sales proceeds go to one of 15,000 schools nationwide!   Shop an assortment of kid’s and women’s clothing online – every order supports schools.  As a special perk for being a member of California State PTA, shipping is free when you use the code “CAPTA.”


Get a kick-start on back-to-school planning with VolunteerSpot.  Use VolunteerSpot to organize and recruit fall volunteers and boost participation.  You can use VolunteerSpot to post a Volunteer Interest Form, create online signups for back-to-school events, fall fundraisers, classroom helpers and more! California State PTA members get a FREE premium upgrade (up to a $300 value) with promo code “CAPTA1415.” Take a tour and register your account today!


Discounts on supplies and more at Staples!  PTA members save 10 percent on supplies and furniture and 25 percent on copy and print purchases at Staples when you activate your PTA membership card.

To become part of the Staples PTA Discount Program, follow these two easy steps:

  1. Join your PTA and visit the PTA Member Benefits page at
  2. Register for Staples Rewards® by following the link provided on the PTA Member Benefit page

View the flier for more details.


PTA and Sylvan Learning support student success!  Sylvan Learning is offering PTA members free and discounted educational resources for students and parents. Receive 50 percent off a Sylvan Insight Assessment, get exclusive savings on a detailed academic assessment and take advantage of free parent seminars. Find your local center at and when you visit, use coupon code “PTA 2015.”


TeenSafe offers discounts and support to PTA members and schools.  With the TeenSafe smartphone monitoring service, parents are given a window into their children’s digital lives to create an open dialogue between parents and their kids.  As a PTA member, TeenSafe will offer a 33 percent lifetime discount on its monitoring software and contribute $10 to each new customer’s selected local PTA.  Sign up for a free trial at


Don’t miss the new Jellies exhibition at the Aquarium of the Pacific.  Discover sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific.  Come face-to-face with the ocean’s ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon, hand-feed colorful lorikeet birds and watch the Magellanic Penguins play.  Visit for more information and contact your PTA leader for discount coupons.



LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium offer exclusive PTA member discounts.  For the best discount, reserve a PTA Family Field Trip at LEGOLAND for only $52 for an adult or child.  That’s half off!  Call (760) 438-5346 to book now.  Or, use a “Kids Go Free” PTA Coupon.  Coupons were mailed to Southern California PTAs in January.  Restrictions apply.  See all PTA offers and details and sign up at


BigPicture, Natural World Photography Competition opened July 31!  The Academy’s second-annual BigPicture wildlife photography exhibit is on display in the Piazza, featuring nature and conservation photographers in the world!  Explore BigPicture.

Visit their website for other great learning opportunities for students and families. Be sure to visit their website at for a current list of programs and events and remember that California State PTA members receive discounts when preordering tickets at with sales code “CAPTA.”


California State PTA members save with Enterprise!  PTA members are eligible for a fixed, discounted rate on all cars. Wherever you travel, whenever you travel, and no matter when you make your reservations, you’ll always receive the same low rate, depending on the vehicle you rent. And you can go directly to the business line to pick up your car.

Enterprise also makes it fast and easy for California State PTA members to make arrangements for car rental needs. Make your reservation now with your PTA discount when you visit  If you have any questions, please contact Enterprise at (916) 787-4500.


See what others paid for the car you want, so you know you’re getting a good deal.  After researching your next car, select a participating dealer from a network of more than 10,000 dealers nationwide and print your certificate that can be used to receive upfront pricing and Guaranteed Savings off the MSRP.  PTA members will receive an average savings of over $3,000 off the MSRP on new vehicles and discounts on used vehicles when purchasing through TRUECar.  Visit for details.


Bring the power of the internet to more students and families through Qualifying households in Comcast service areas receive discounts on monthly service and free internet training.

While participating in Internet Essentials:

  1. You get fast home Internet service for only $9.95 a month, plus tax
  2. You never have any price increases or pay any activation or equipment rental fees
  3. You can buy a computer at initial enrollment for the low price of just $149.99 + tax
  4. You can get free Internet training — online, in print, and in person

If one or more of your children are eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program, your household may qualify for Internet Essentials. Learn more about Internet Essentials at


The Via Foundation is committed to helping schools become heart safe.  Visit to find out about their discounts on AED packages for your school, heart screening events for teenagers and other fundraising opportunities.


And don’t forget to check out National PTA for additional benefits and perks exclusively for PTA members.



Just a reminder!

no schoolThere is no school tomorrow, September 23.

We hope you have an enjoyable day.  See you again on Thursday!


Membership Monday

pta kids holding signWhy Should You Join the PTA?

The PTA’s nationwide network provides parents with the forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect children not only at their schools, but also throughout their districts, within their states, and across the nation. This mission is unique to the PTA.

However, the number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school.  Here are a few other reasons:

  • Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.

  • Discover Great Resources. The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.

  • Tap into a Network. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.

  • Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.

  • Speak Up. PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.

  • Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role by supporting building improvements through advocacy and play an important role in fundraising for curriculum based programs and social events.

  • Be a Role Model. By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

  • Enjoy Substantial Benefits. Individuals and local units can take advantage of a host of benefits from PTA membership including discounts and offers from member benefits providers and sponsors, magazine subscriptions, leadership training, e-newsletters and much more.

from the National PTA website

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Meet the Masters

MTMOur first program for the PTA sponsored Meet the Masters instruction will begin Monday, September 21st.  We will be learning about six artists this year beginning with Marc Chagall.


Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
The colorful, imaginary world of Marc Chagall is explored through his fascinating paintings. The students explored patterns and color theory in this lesson. Our young artists use oil pastels to create enchanted villages in the Chagall style.


Also, save the date for October 16th for our first Art Family Night: Let your Imagination Fly.

Karen Lander, PTA Art Advocate


Coming this week!


Scholastic Book Fair:  September 14 – September 17

monster_book_fairVolunteers are needed to help the students during their class times.

Please assist us by signing up for a time that is convenient for you.


Fall Book Fair

PTA Association Meeting: September 15; 8:20 am in P-9

pta meetingPlease join us for our first Association Meeting of the year.  This is a great time to learn about what the PTA is working on. Refreshments will be served.


Recycling:  September 16; 7:45 am – 8:15 am

green teamPlease continue to follow the new parking lot rules.  If your student can’t carry the bag of recyclables to the bin, please leave it along the yellow curb and a member of the Del Lago Green Team will collect it.  Thank you.


Back to School Night: September 17

Back to School NightPlease note that it is a minimum day for students in grades 1 -6.  Kindergarten schedule is not affected.

Spirit Day: September 18; all day

We invite all students to wear Del Lago t-shirts every Friday.  However, if your student does not have a t-shirt, clothing in blue, gray, and white also show school spirit.  Del Lago T-shirts will go on sale in November.  A flyer will go out when they become available.


The Tank: September 18; 2:10 – 2:30 pm

The Tank will be open on Friday after school to sell delicious frozen treats.




“Let Your Imagination Fly”

PTAReflectionsWe are now excepting entries from all grade levels for this year’s Reflections art program.  All entries are due on October 16, 2015.

For more information about this PTA sponsored program, please check out the CA PTA website:


Thank you to all the parents who have already joined the PTA.  Your membership is vital to the PTA community.  If you haven’t joined yet, please sincerely consider joining this great organization that consistently advocates for children nationwide.  Your membership is important!


The Scholastic Book Fair is coming next week!

monster_book_fairThe PTA is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair starting on Monday, September 14 and ending on Thursday, September 17.

More information will be going home with your students tomorrow.  If you can’t make it to the book fair, you can shop online and still benefit the school.



Happy Labor Day!

Labor-Day-Clip-Art-201511No School today – we hope you enjoy the day off!


PTA Association Meeting: September 15

pta meetingYou’re Invited!

Tuesday, September 15

8:20 am in Portable 9

Please join us as we discuss important information pertaining to the 2015/2016 school year.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the different PTA events that will be happening at school.

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The Tank is Opening

The Tank is opening for the school year on

Friday, September 4.

Tank FlyerFrozen treats will be available for sale beginning

at 2:10 by the front office.

All treats are $1.00.




Recycling begins on September 9

Green Team logoWe will begin our recycling program on Wednesday, September 9 from 7:45 to 8:15 am.

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Welcome Back to School

welcomeWelcome back!

We are excited to welcome back so many of our families and give a big welcome to all the new families that are joining our school.

Just a few friendly reminders as we start off the school year:

School starts at 8:10 and ends at 2:10 for all students in grades 1st through 6th.  Kindergarten students will follow the Early Bird/Later Gator schedule.

Remember to follow the new drop off and pick up guidelines for the parking lot.  This is extremely important to the safety of our students and parents.

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Please be sure to call the 24-hour attendance hotline each day when your student is absent:  855-6950

We recommend that you label your child’s jackets, coats, sweatshirts, hats, backpacks and lunchboxes.  Items that are left around campus are collected in the lost and found bin which is located outside the front office.  If your child is missing anything, please take a look in the lost and found bin.


PTA membership will be sent home with the school information packets.  Please join the PTA and support all the great programs and enrichment that are provided for the students.



All Grades Supply List

Del Lago Elementary School

2015/2016 Voluntary School Supply Lists

school suppliesParents can help their child be successful by providing school supplies for students.  Teachers have created a list of common supplies for students such as crayons, pencils and other items.  If you are shopping with your child for school supplies, the following items would be appropriate to consider.  Remember that students have a very limited area in their desks, so please try to limit their school supplies on this list.  This list is strictly VOLUNTARY.  If, for any reason, parents choose not to send supplies, necessary items will be provided for all children.  Any supplies sent from home should be labeled with the student’s name.

You can also find the individual class lists in the menu above.

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PLEASE NOTE:  For teachers Corlett, Nacar & Garrett — please see teacher for classroom supply list

Class lists are suggested by the teachers.  If you have any questions, please contact the school.


Classroom Supply Lists

school suppliesOur Apologies!

Currently, the only list we have available is the suggested Kindergarten supply list.

We hope to have the other grade lists soon.

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school supplies 2



closedforsummerWe hope you are all having a safe and enjoyable summer vacation!

We look forward to seeing you on the first day of school:

August 31, 2015!


Happy Father’s Day!

fathers-day-clip-art-fathers-day-clip-arts-2014Wishing all the Del Lago Dad’s a great day!


Last Day of School!

early dismissalThe last day of school is Tuesday, June 23.  We are on a minimum day schedule!


The Tank

ice creamTomorrow, Friday, June 19 is the last day for the Tank!  Frozen treats are $1.00


Yearbook Distribution

yearbook 2Hooray! The yearbooks were distributed to the teachers yesterday.

However, several of the teachers decided not to send them home at that time.  If you ordered a yearbook and you haven’t received it yet, please check with your child’s teacher.  If you still have questions, email the PTA at


Last day to recycle this school year!

Green Team logoThank you to everyone who generously saved and brought in their recyclables this year.  We managed to completely fill the container and provide funding for the different programs that the PTA supports.

Wednesday, June 17 is the last day this school year to turn in your CRV plastics and aluminum cans.

We hope you will collect CA CRV or CA Cash Only (California Redemption Value) beverage containers throughout the summer: plastic bottles or aluminum cans.

We will be recycling next year! Thank you!


Science and Engineering Fair Winners

science and engineering fairCongratulations to all of our Science and Engineering Fair participants.

The students put a lot of time and effort into their projects; they were fantastic!

Winner of the Kindergarten Science Experiment category: Grace A.

Winner of the 1st -2nd grade Science Experiment category: Faith A.

Winner of the 3rd-4th grade Science Experiment category:  Devon W.

Winner of the 5th-6th grade Science Experiment category: Mirielle S.  & Candice M.

Winner of the Kindergarten – 3rd grade Invention category: Maya B.

Winner of the 4th – 6th grade Invention category: Blake D.



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