Marathon Club

Del Lago Elementary Marathon Club

We are pleased to announce the return of the Kids Run the OC Marathon program.  This is a 12-week program that engages participants in fun games and endurance running.  By the end of the training, each participant will have accumulated the equivalent of 25.2 miles.  They will finish their “marathon” by completing the Kids Run the OC Marathon 1-mile run on May 2, 2015.

The marathon club will meet on Fridays from 2:15 – 3:15 on the field beginning January 30.  If your child is interested in this program, please pick up a form in the office or print them from our site.  The forms can be found under the Programs,tab at the top of the website, under Marathon Club Registration Packet.

All forms must be completed/signed  and turned in before your child can participate.

**Please note that this program in recommended for students in grades 3-6.  However, younger students can participate if a parent attends ALL practice sessions.

For more information about the Kids Run the OC Marathon, check out their website.


Del Lago Dine Out Tonight!

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PTA Association Meeting – January 20

pta meetingYou are invited to attend our next PTA Association Meeting.

PTA helps parents, students, school staff, and the community work together to share ideas
about programs and activities that benefit children. Our PTA provides information and resources
that strengthen the connections between children, parents, schools, and the community.

Please join us on January 20, 2015 @ 7 pm in the MPR.

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Saddleback Community Services: Lego bricks 4 Kidz

Sign up with the Saddleback Community Services Department.  Please note:  This class begins on Monday, January 12.

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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 Smile.Amazon.com!

  • 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 smile.amazon.com.

This program provided by Amazon donates to Del Lago Elementary PTA all year long not just during the holidays.  Shop smile.amazon.com 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

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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.

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