Southeast Asia Day at Aquarium of the Pacific – October 4

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 Saturday, October 4, 2014  from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its tenth annual Southeast Asia Day. The festival’s program will highlight the beauty and diversity of the cultures of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Indonesia. Guests will enjoy live performances, including music, dance, and cultural craft demonstrations. Ethnic dishes will be available for purchase, and children will have the opportunity to partake in arts and crafts.

Cost: General Admission (before discount) –$28.95 adult (12+) OR $18.95 with coupon, $25.95 senior (62+), $14.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age 3 and Aquarium members.

 With coupon flyer at www.aquariumofpacific.org/aSoutheastAsia receive $10 off adult admission. Experience Southeast Asia Day for just $18.95.

Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Info/Tickets: 562-590-3100 or www.aquariumofpacific.org

 Schedule of events

10:00 a.m.  Cambodian Music – Ho Chan Ensemble / Honda Blue Cavern

10:40 a.m.  Myanmar Cultural Dance –  Network of Myanmar American Association / Honda Blue Cavern

11:45 a.m.  Indonesian Dance – Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia—Los Angeles / Honda Blue Cavern

12:20 p.m.  Cambodian Dance – Spirit of Khmer Angkor / Honda Blue Cavern 

12:55 p.m.  Heritage Award Ceremony Honoring Cambodian Health Professionals Association of America / Honda Blue Cavern

1:40 p.m.   Thai Dance – Thai Community Arts & Cultural Center Dancers / Honda Blue Cavern

2:30 p.m.   Vietnamese Dance – Lac-Hong Performing Arts Group / Honda Blue Cavern

3:10 p.m.   Laotian Music & Dance – Hmong Association of Long Beach / Honda Blue Cavern

4:00 p.m.   Cambodian Dance – Khmer Arts Academy / Honda Blue Cavern

All programs subject to change and weather dependent.

 Cultural Demonstrators & Exhibitors / Great Hall

Cambodian Shadow Puppets — Master Craftsman Ho Chan

Cambodian Cultural Costumes — Cambodian Association of America

 Hmong (Laotian) Cultural Display — Hmong Association of Long Beach

Thai Art of Fruit and Vegetable Carving — Master Artist Ajarn Saowapa Albright

Traditional Thai Painting – Ajarn Patchara Wonprasat with Ajarn Professor Vibul Wonprasat

Indonesian Cultural Display — Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia

Cultural Display of Myanmar (Burma) — Network of Myanmar American Association

 Vietnamese Cultural Display  – Vietnamese Traditional Arts Development Organization

Cambodian Cultural Display – United Cambodian Community

 Children’s Craft of Laos / Outside Tropical and Northern Pacific Galleries 2nd Floor

Hmong Association of Long Beach

Café Scuba Festival Menu:

Thai Chicken Curry   

Spicy Chicken Satay Melt

Grilled Yellow Tail with Thai-Red Curry

Apple-Chicken Curry Salad         

Thai Chicken Salad  

Asian Style Pizza

Heritage Award Presentation / Honda Blue Cavern at 12:55 p.m.

In recognition of dedicated service to Southeast Asian communities

Cambodian Health Professionals Association of America


Shoe Drive – October 2


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SVUSD Board of Education Meeting

You are invited to attend the  SVUSD Board of Education Meeting.

October 14, 2014 @ 6:30

SVUSD  District Education Center Board Room

25631 Peter A. Hartman Way  Mission Viejo, California


A welcome packet has been added to help you navigate the meeting.

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Scholastic Book Fair

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Our PTA is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair Monday, September 29th – Thursday, October, 2nd, in the MPR.

Every student will have the opportunity to shop for new books. Please review the attached flyer with your child, these along with many other books and gift items will be for sale. You may send cash, or a check payable to “Del Lago PTA” (please include sales tax 8%), with your student on their assigned class shopping day. We also accept all major credit cards (Parents must be present to sign).

  • Please note your child’s class shopping time below. Each class will need parent volunteers to assist the students in making their decisions and “wish list.” If you can, please accompany your child’s class to the book fair.

  • Help your child’s classroom library grow by donating a book. Teacher wish lists and donation cards will be posted at the fair. We will be participating in the “All for Books” donation drive. You can donate any loose change to the cause. Scholastic will match the amount we collect by donating books to charities that help children.

  • The book fair will be open on Thursday, October, 2nd during Back to School Night for shopping, 6:00pm-8:00pm.

  • The book fair will also be open for an hour after school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Shop the fair online, http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3302569.  Our school receives credit for all online sales!  Please tell your friends and family.

Classroom Times

  • Monday, September, 29th                 

    8:45-9:10  Kirby

    9:20-9:45  Cox

    10:00-10:25  Bishop

    10:35-11:00  Moore

    11:10-11:35  Saposhnik

    11:45-12:10  Edwards

    12:25-12:50  Pacek

    1:10-1:35  Acquazzino

    1:45-2:10  Connors

  • Tuesday, September 30th

    8:45-9:10  Root

    9:20-9:45  Corlett

    10:00-10:25  Constantine

    10:35-11:00  Pasqual

    11:10-11:35  Browe

    11:45-12:10  Nacar

    12:25-12:50  Kastorff

    1:10-1:35  Kearns

    1:45-2:10  Brown

  • Wednesday, October 1st

    8:45-9:10 Wetherbee

    9:20-9:45  Stone

    10:35-11:00  Garrett

    11:10-11:35  Gant

    12:25-12:50  Dahl


Online Scholastic Book Fair

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On Friday, a flyer went home with the Scholastic Book Fair information.   All the information on the flyer is correct except for the link to the online book fair.  For those wishing to buy online, copy and paste the following into the address bar.


Online shopping is available from September 24 – October 14.    All orders will ship direct to school for FREE when the Online Fair has ended.  Thank you for supporting our book fair.



Meet ‘n Greet

coffee and donutsThe Meet ‘n Greet was a success!

The coffee was warm, the fruit cold, the pastries fresh and the company was great.  What more can you ask for on a Monday morning?

Thanks to all the parents that showed up to enjoy refreshments and mingle with us this morning.  It was really fun to get to know a few more of the Del Lago parents.


Reflections 2014

PTAReflections“The world would be a better place if…”

The Reflections Art Program is a National program that students can participate in and be recognized for trying out their artistic talents!  Please encourage them to participate as everyone who enters will be recognized with a ribbon.

There are 6 art categories to choose from:

Literature  – Musical Composition – Photography – Visual Arts – Dance Choreography – Film Production

JUDGES NEEDED:  We are looking for parents or friends of Del Lago that are willing to be judges in these categories.  Please contact us at dellagopta@gmail.com if you are interested.

Forms and information regarding the specific rules for each category can be found under Programs – Reflections.   Also you can check out the Saddleback Valley PTA for more information.

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Community Event: September’s Free Movie of Character

FrozenThe public is invited to enjoy the critically acclaimed animated musical “Frozen” on Sunday, September 21 at Mission Viejo City Hall.

Hosted by the City’s Community of Character Committee, the free event is designed to promote this month’s character trait of “responsibility.” The PG-rated film airs at 2 p.m.

Beloved by fans of all ages, “Frozen” follows the lives of sisters, Elsa and Anna, as they come of age and inherit the responsibility of the Kingdom of Arendelle. Elsa, destined to be queen, was born with the ability to wield ice and snow. However, this endowment requires her to practice self-control to avoid complications. After a series of frivolous actions, the sisters learn the importance of responsibility in family, friendship and society. The film has received several awards, including the 2014 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

Character educators Elaine Portnoy and Bob Hayes, along with the Community of Character Youth Committee, will lead a brief discussion following the film. The movie will be screened on a theater-size screen, including theater-style seating and surround sound in the Civic Center across from the Mission Viejo Library at 200 Civic Center.

During intermission, students from Capistrano Valley High School’s Key Club, Science Olympiad, and Rocketry Club will sell refreshments outside the Civic Center.

For more information about this free event, call 949-470-3062.


Community Services: Academic Origami at Del Lago

This class will begin on October 2 at the normal time of 2:15; even though, it is a minimum day for the students.

Please note that you must sign your child up through SVUSD Community Services.

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Community Event: Moompetam Native American Festival at Aquarium of the Pacific

Want to do something fun and educational with the children this weekend?  For this weekend only, the Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting the Moompetam Native American Festival.

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Don’t forget to print this flyer for the coupon.


SVUSD Community Services: After school activities

Check out two upcoming activities available at Del Lago.  Sign up with SVUSD Community Services.

Sometimes these flyers never seem to make it home in time to sign up for them so I will do my best to post them here.

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PTA Meeting

elementary_school_clipartJoin us tomorrow night at 7pm in the Del Lago MPR for our first PTA Association meeting of the year.

Come hear the PTA’s plans for the school year and learn a little more about our new principal, Mrs. Televik and her vision for our school.

We hope to see you all there.  Light refreshments will be served.


Meet ‘n Greet

coffee and donutsMeet ‘n Greet

Come and get acquainted with other Del Lago parents

Light refreshments will be served

Monday, September 22nd

8:15am at the school lunch tables

Hosted by the Del Lago PTA


Bertrand’s Music Instrument Rental Night

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Instrument Rental Night

Wednesday, September 17

6:00 to 8:00 pm

Del Lago MPR

Bertrand's info

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Patriot Day: Please take a moment to remember!

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Presidential Proclamation–Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance




In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the American people demonstrated that in times of hardship, the values that define us do not simply endure — they are stronger than ever.  As a Nation, we responded to unthinkable tragedy with an outpouring of service and goodwill.  On that dark day, first responders rushed into a burning Pentagon and climbed the stairs of smoking towers on the verge of collapse, while citizens risked their own health and safety to prevent further heartbreak and destruction.  As Americans, we came together to help our country recover and rebuild.

Today, we pay tribute to the selfless heroes and innocent victims of September 11, 2001, and we reaffirm the spirit of patriotism, service, and unity that we felt in the days and months that followed.  By volunteering our time and unique skills, we can enrich communities across our country, and together, we can strengthen our Nation to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

In the days to come, I ask all Americans to join together in serving their communities and neighborhoods in honor of the victims of the September 11 attacks.  Today and throughout the year, scores of Americans answer the call to make service a way of life — from helping the homeless to teaching underserved students to bringing relief to disaster zones.  I encourage all Americans to visit Serve.gov, or Servir.gov for Spanish speakers, to learn more about service opportunities across our country.

As we join in serving causes greater than ourselves and honoring those we lost, we are reminded of the ways that the victims of 9/11 live on — in the people they loved, the lives they touched, and the courageous acts they inspired.  On Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, we pledge to carry on their legacy of courage and compassion, and to move forward together as one people.

By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as “Patriot Day,” and by Public Law 111-13, approved April 21, 2009, the Congress has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized “National Day of Service and Remembrance.”

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2011, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.  I call upon all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States to display the flag of the United States at half-staff on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  I invite the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and interested organizations and individuals to join in this observance.  I call upon the people of the United States to participate in community service in honor of those our Nation lost, to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.



Recycling Wednesday Returns!

Green Team logoRecycling Program

Collect Bottles and Cans! 

Collect only CA CRV or CA Cash Only! (California Redemption Value) beverage containers and separate them in bags by type:  plastic bottles or aluminum cans.


Bring to School on Recycling Wednesdays! 

Drop your child off at school and leave your bags with us at the curb.  We will do the rest.

Thanks for helping us earn money for the school while protecting our environment!


Community Event: Author Visit

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Community Event: Free McDonald’s breakfast tomorrow morning

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PTA Association Meeting

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Please join us at the first Del Lago PTA Association Meeting.

September 16, 2014 @ 7 pm in the Del Lago MPR.

Refreshments will be served.

The Del Lago PTA is an integral part of the Del Lago Elementary School community.  However, we are a separate entity and rely solely on the volunteer hours of our members and families.  Please attend our meeting to get an idea of what we do and how our efforts affect the school.

Del Lago PTA Association Meeting Agenda

Meeting Called to Order – 7:00 pm

Approval of Minutes

Financial Matters

Financial Report

Treasurer’s Report

Adoption of Budget

Adoption of Audit


President: Shauna DeHart

Principal’s Report:  Mrs. Televik

VP Ways and Means: Stephanie Wyatt

VP Programs: Margie Metoyer

Membership: Stephanie Frank

Arts Advocate: Wendy Northrup

Book Fair:  Joanna Garcia

New Business

Approval of the PTA Calendar






Communities for Cause

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