2014 Reflections Update

We want to thank all the students that submitted entries for the 2014 Reflections Contest.

Their work is inspiring!  Copies of the students work will be posted in the office hallway in the spring.

We want to congratulate the following students.  Their work has been sent to the SVPTA for judging at the council level.  Great Job!

Primary Visual Arts

The World is in Our Hands by Faith AThe World is in Our Hands by Faith A


Intermediate Visual Arts

Keep Our Oceans Clean by Sara AKeep Our Ocean Clean! by Sara A


Primary Literature

Love by JJ Grace FLove by JJ Grace F


Intermediate Photography

Talk Less, Listen More by Shawn FTalk Less, Listen More by Shawn F


Holiday Shopping

amazonsnoopyDo you shop for gifts online?  If so, shop!

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.  Choose Del Lago Elementary PTA!

  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

  • Support Del Lago Elementary PTA by starting your shopping at

This program provided by Amazon donates to Del Lago Elementary PTA all year long not just during the holidays.  Shop for all your Amazon purchases.



ar12253681505049Due to Parent/Teacher Conferences, students in grades 1st through 6th,  are on a Minimum Day schedule today through December 8.

Students get out of school at 12:50pm.


Community Event: The Wolf Who Cried Boy Puppet Show

“The Wolf Who Cried Boy” Puppet Show

Saturday, December 06 2014,



Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo

In this irresistible reversal of the classic tale, Little Wolf sets his sights on a nice juicy boy and learns the same timeless lesson as the boy who cried “Wolf!”. Presented by Master Puppeteer, Richard Woloski.

FREE. For ages 4 & up.

For more information contact the Mission Viejo Library Youth Reference Desk at 949/830-7100, ext. 5107.


Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving-day-holiday-2014-1 We are thankful for you!

Del Lago has great families and friends!



Thought for the day!

No one who achieves success does so without the help of others.

The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.

Alfred North Whitehead


Be safe this holiday!

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Kids Are First Fundraiser Delivery

fundraiserThank you for supporting our recent fundraising project.  The funds we earn are used to support the many programs our PTA sponsors.  With your help, we were able to raise approximately $20,000.

 Your product will be delivered on Thursday November 20th and ready for pick up in the multipurpose room at 2:00.  If you or your child is unable to pick up your items, please make arrangements to have someone else pick them up for you.  We will not be able to hold items over the Thanksgiving break.

It is important that you check your order IMMEDIATELY.  If adjustments need to be made, you must call the telephone number on your packing slip to report any problems or you may send an e-mail to the address on your packing slip.  Be sure to include our school name, the student name, the teacher name and the problem.  Problems must be reported WITHIN 3 DAYS.  It is imperative that corrections be reported immediately.  Corrections will be shipped to the school and delivered to your student in the classroom.

Again, thank you so much for participating.  We couldn’t do it without you!


PTA Association Meeting

pta meetingJoin us for our next PTA Association Meeting

November 18, 2014 @ 7:00 in the MPR

Come find out what the PTA has been doing for Del Lago!

Refreshments will be served!

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Happy Veteran’s Day

veterans-day-quotes-and-sayings-thank-you-5Veterans Day Observance

When: November 11, 2014 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Where: Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center

Description:  On this special day, we honor and remember the men and women of the Armed Forces.

For more information, call 949-470-3061.


Parent/Teacher Conference Scheduler

parent teacher conference 1It’s that time of the year!

Conferences will be held December 1 through December 8.  Grades 1st through 6th will be on a minimum day schedule during conference time.

Access to the online scheduler will begin on November 14.

Instructions for setting up your conference time are included on the attached form.

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The After School Chess Club

chess_club_clipartThe After School Chess Club is starting another session.

Check out the form for more information.

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SVUSD Community Services: Academic Origami

Academic Origami is being offered for another session at Del Lago.

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This class is being offered by the SVUSD Community Services Department.

Please make inquiries about the program to Academic Origami @ 949-348-2892.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Saddleback Recreation @ 949-768-0981 ext. 3


Election Day

Today is Election Day!election box

Make sure your voice is heard!  Get out and vote!


Leftover Candy?

Do you have candy no one will eat?  Consider donating it to the troops!

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Community Event: Author Visit

Tui T. Sutherland

Tui Sutherland book Tui Sutherland book2

Accomplished author, Tui T. Sutherland will visit Mission Viejo as part of the city’s Writers Present program.

Friday, November 7 @ 6 pm in the Mission Viejo Council Chamber at 200 Civic Center.

After Tui’s presentation, she will sign books and field questions. Books will be available for purchase from A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe.

Check out the Mission Viejo city website for more information.


Halloween Safety

halloweenCheck out these safety guidelines provided by the Consumer Products Safety Commission to help keep your children safe this Halloween.

We hope you all have a safe and fun 3 day weekend.  See you on Monday!

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Del Lago Spirit Wear

P1000549Del Lago Spirit Wear is back!

Del Lago Dolphins jumps into T-Shirts and Hoodies during the month of November.

Check out the display of shirts and sweatshirts in the office hallway.

Orders are due November 17.  Items will be available by December 12.

Show your school spirit and order yours today!


Community Event: Mission Viejo Animal Services Center free family event

mv_logoMission Viejo Animal Services Center FREE family event

Saturday, November 01 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mission Viejo Animal Shelter, 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo

The fun-filled event will feature an alumni fashion show, animal magic show, a demonstration of canine agility and protection, and special appearance by Jackson Galaxy, host and executive producer of Animal Planet’s hit show “My Cat from Hell.”

Guests will also enjoy educational booths, children’s activities, wildlife education, safety demonstrations, food trucks and more.

Due to all of the entertainment and activities, the Center asks that pets remain at home.

For more information, visit the Animal Services website at or call 949-470-3045.


OC Register Fundraiser Update

Newspaper images

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.

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