OC Register Fundraiser Update

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Thank you to everyone that has turned in the OC Register form.

We just wanted to remind you that October 30 is the last day to turn them in.

After this date, all the forms will be sent to the OC Register and processed.

You will begin receiving the Sunday paper within 4 – 5 weeks.


SVUSD Community Services: Bricks for Kidz at Del Lago

The Bricks for Kidz LEGO class begins on Monday, October 27.

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This program is through the SVUSD Community Services Department.


Reminder: Family Movie Night

Join us for a Family Fun Night at Del Lago.

We are pleased to offer this event free of charge for all the families and friends of Del Lago.

We hope to see you there!

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Friday, October 24 @ 7pm.  The movie starts at 7:15pm.

Candy will be for sale for $1.00 while supplies last.


Weekend Event: The Los Angeles STEAM Carnival

You are invited to attend the Los Angeles STEAM Carnival which inspires inventors of all ages to pursue

Science + Technology + Engineering + Art + Math

STEAM Carnival Promos - CAPTA-01STEAM Carnival Promos - CAPTA-02For more information and tickets to the event, go to www.steamcarnival.com

Don’t forget to use the promo code, CAPTA, for $5.00 off each ticket!


Meet the Master

paul kleePaul Klee

Born: December 18, 1879, Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland

Died: June 29, 1940, Muralto, Switzerland

Nationality: German

Education: Academy of Fine Arts, Munich

Paul Klee was a painter born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered to be a Swiss German. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism.


Thank you Google for the information on this artist.


Community Event – Hometown Halloween

halloweenHometown Halloween

October 25, 2014 04:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, Mission Viejo

Celebrate this fall holiday in style with themed carnival game booths, the “Whacky Witch’n Kitchen,” pint-sized haunted house, costume parade, crafts, face painting and pony rides.

For more information, call 949-768-0981.

Information found on the Mission Viejo city website.


Public Hearings on California’s Common Core State Standards

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All PTA members are encouraged to attend these public meetings:


Public Hearings on California’s Common Core State Standards held by the

Board of Trustees of the Orange County Department of Education


Monday, October 20, 2014

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Monday, November 17, 2014

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Orange County Department of Education Boardroom, 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa

 Celia Jaffe, 4th District PTA’s Immediate Past President and current Vice Chairman of the California State PTA Education Commission, will be a panelist on October 20th.

 For PTA information on the Common Core State Standards, including grade-level parent guides, visit the California State PTA website: http://www.capta.org/sections/programs/e-standards.cfm

 Description of the event from the OCDE website:

The purpose of the Public Hearings are to provide members of the public with thoughtful and scholarly perspectives of the Common Core that assist our community in understanding the standards at a deeper level: the origins of the Common Core standards; the reasons for which they were developed; the adoption process for the standards in California; the strengths or weaknesses of these standards, vis-à-vis the previous California standards, and other state or international standards; and the implementation process underway in California at present.

Link to the OCDE notice of these hearings:



Tis the Season

sick faceCold and Flu Season is upon us!

You can help protect yourself and others by following these simple guidelines offered by the Center for Disease Control —

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after using the toilet and changing diapers,

  • Avoiding close contact, such as touching and shaking hands, with people who are sick, and

  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.

We hope you all stay healthy!



SVUSD Board of Education Candidate’s Forum

election boxThank you to the three candidates, C.J. Brower, Dennis Walsh, and Dolores Winchell, for spending an hour last night answering some really tough questions.  It was a great forum and we encourage you to read through their statements in order to make an informed decision.

Please remember to vote on November 4, 2014.  The last day to register to vote is Monday, October 20.

The Del Lago PTA is nonpartisan and does not endorse any of these candidates for office.

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Ralphs Reward Card

RalphsWe recently found out that the scan bar for the Ralphs Reward Card that was sent out at the beginning of school isn’t working.  There is a technical problem that doesn’t associate the scan with Del Lago.  In order for Del Lago to receive donations from Ralphs, all cards must be registered online or you can call their customer service number for help: 1-800-443-4438

We appreciate your willingness to support Del Lago in this small way and apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to register your Ralphs rewards card online.


NOTE: We have a secured website, these procedures will apply to everyone who has not entered their email address and assigned a password.

1. Log in to www.ralphs.com

2. Click on ‘Create an Account’

3. Follow the 5 easy steps to create an online account

4. You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account

5. After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to www.ralphs.com and click on ‘my account’ (you may have to sign in again first).

6. View all your information and edit as necessary

7. Link your card to your organization by clicking on:

      a. Community Rewards

      b. Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions

      c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name

 IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD ON-LINE (This means that you have already entered your email address and assigned yourself a password)

1. Log in to www.ralphs.com

2. Click Sign In

3. Enter your email address and password

4. Click on ‘My Account’ (In the top right hand corner)

5. View all your information and edit as necessary

6. Link your card to your organization by clicking on:

      a. Community Rewards

      b. Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions

      c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name


Family Fun Night

family movie nightJoin us for a FREE Family Movie Night!

October 24, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – movie begins at 7:15 pm

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  • We will be outside so please bring a blanket or low beach chairs to sit on.

  • If you have taller chairs, please sit in the back so that all children can see the movie.

  • If it happens to rain that day, we will reschedule the event.

  • Candy will be for sale while supplies last.

  • The movie is rated PG for some rude humor, action, and scary images.



Fundraiser Update

fundraiserWe are happy to report that the students have been turning in the SELL ITEM coupons on a regular basis.

As a result, we ran out of the monkey pencil toppers!!  From now on, your student will receive an elephant topper instead.

Thank you for all the work  you are doing to make this fundraiser a success!

All fundraiser money needs to be turned in by Monday, October 20.


Community Event: Mission Viejo’s 26th Annual Walk Against Drugs – October 18

Mission Viejo’s 26th Annual Walk Against Drugs
Walk Against Drugs

& Emergency Preparedness Expo

Saturday, October 18th
8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Continuing with tradition, the day will begin with an 8:00 a.m. rally at Mission Viejo High School (25025 Chrisanta Dr.). Sheriff Sandra Hutchens will kick off the rally and introduce our keynote speaker, Jake Olson.

Afterwards the crowd will walk up La Paz Road, through the Oso Trail, and to the Celebration Fair at Village on the Green (Oso Viejo Community Park at 24932 Veteran’s Way) until 12 p.m.

There will be lots of food, fun and entertainment!

The Rotary Club will once again be throwing 1500 free hot dogs to the hungry crowd, a tradition they have maintained since 1991.

Also look for the Annual South County Disaster Preparedness Expo, which will provide information to residents of all ages on various aspects of preparedness.

Westbound La Paz Rd, between Marguerite Parkway and Chrisanta Drive, will be closed from 6:30 a.m. until approximately 9:30 a.m. to ensure the safety of participants and City Staff.

Free shuttles will be available starting at Newhart Middle School at 7:00 a.m., to and from Mission High School, until 12:00 p.m. Starting at 9:00 a.m., the shuttles will pick up at the Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center, at 24932 Veteran’s Way.

Information provided by the Mission Viejo city website.


Red Ribbon Week

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Kids Are First Fundraiser

fundraiserThe Fall Fundraiser kicked off on Monday, October 6 with an assembly for the students.

Packets went home and we have been collecting coupons from students all week!

  • Don’t forget to log on to www.kidsarefirst.com and register your student so your out of state family and friends can participate.

  • There have been a few questions this week regarding the prizes for the students.  We hope this clarifies things.

If your child turns in the SELL 1 ITEM coupon, he/she will receive the following items the same day:

fundraiser coupon levels_0001 If your child turns in the SELL 3 ITEM coupon, he/she will receive the same as 1 item as well as a monkey pencil pal:

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If your child turns in the SELL 5 ITEM coupon, he/she will receive the same as 3 items sold as well as a hippo pencil pal:

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If your child turns in the SELL 7 ITEM coupon,  he/she will receive the same as 5 items sold as well as a giraffe pencil pal:

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If your child turns in the SELL 10 ITEM coupon, he/she will receive the same as 7 items sold as well as a lion pencil pal:

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After selling 10 items, your child should have received the pencil with the spiky pencil topper and 5 pencil pals.

All other items such as the mini basket game, foam finger pointer, see behind sunglasses & mustache, mystery prize  and the higher sold item prizes will be delivered to your child at the same time as your purchases.

Thank you for participating in our fundraiser.

Your help goes to support programs the PTA provides to the students such as the Meet the Masters Art program, Hands – on Science Labs, and assemblies.



Reminder: Picture Day is October 9

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Orange County Register for 10 cents

This is a great opportunity to get the Sunday paper for 104 weeks.

Thursday, October 30th is the last day to sign up so don’t forget to turn them in.

If you already get the OC Register, please read the fine print.  You may not qualify.

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SVUSD Nutritional Guidelines

Since this was a topic that the teachers presented at Back to School Night, we decided to put the guidelines here so you can read them.

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House – October 11 & 12

openhouse2011-1-540NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House

Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, 2014
9 a.m to 4.p.m

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, invites the public to its annual Open House. The event, themed “Welcome to Our Universe,” will take visitors on a “ride” through the wonders of space. Highlights include a life-size model of Mars Science Laboratory, demonstrations from numerous space missions; JPL’s machine shop, where robotic spacecraft parts are built; and the Microdevices Lab, where engineers and scientists use tiny technology to revolutionize space exploration.

The Earth Science Center will show 3-D videos of our home planet and JPL’s Earth science missions. Upon entering, visitors will pass an Earth globe with data from NASA’s Earth-orbiting satellites projected onto the sphere.

JPL is located at 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, California, 91109. Admission to Open House is free.  Parking is also free, but is limited. To get to JPL, take the Berkshire Avenue/Oak Grove Drive exit from the 210 Freeway in La Canada/Flintridge. All visitors should wear comfortable shoes –no buses will be provided from JPL parking lots. JPL will provide vans for mobility-challenged guests.

Vehicles and items carried by persons entering NASA/JPL property are subject to inspection by Officers at the entry checkpoints.  The following items are prohibited at NASA/JPL: All weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, dangerous instruments, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets, all types of skates including skateboards, Segways and bicycles. Large bags, backpacks or ice chests are not permitted into the event, except small purses and diaper bags.


Shoe Drive Winner

shoe1Thank you to everyone for donating your old shoes.  We were able to fill most of the bin!

The winner of the $100 Visa gift card is the lucky person holding the following ticket number:   421010

If you hold the winning ticket, please contact us at dellagopta@gmail.com so we can coordinate a time to meet and verify the ticket – you must present the ticket to claim your prize.

Disclaimer:  If you do not contact us within 30 days, the gift card will be donated to the PTA.  This raffle was sponsored by USAgain.


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