DSE PTA Weekly News

April 18, 2017

Dear Explorer Parents,

We hope everyone enjoyed a great Spring Break!  It’s hard to believe that there are less than 8 weeks remaining in the school year, but there are still lots of fun PTA sponsored events coming your student’s way – including a very fun assembly for all students that meet their goal in the Principal’s Reading Challenge, which ends next Friday, 4/28.  Please encourage your students to meet their reading challenge goal – they will not want to miss this awesome assembly!

We’ll be hosting Staff Appreciation Week May 1 – 5.  A committee of volunteers have some special treats planned to thank and honor our fabulous teachers and staff.  As part of this wonderful week, we’ll be catering breakfast and lunch for our staff each day.  We’re asking for a small donation of $5 per student in order to make this possible.  Envelopes will be sent home with students this week.  Please return donations to your child’s classroom by Monday, 4/24.  All donations are voluntary – we thank you for helping us celebrate our amazing staff!

The PTA will also be hosting a Math Festival on Tuesday, 5/9.  The Math Festival is an exciting school-wide event to expose students to mathematics topics in a positive, self exploratory, festival-like atmosphere – it’s good mathematics, Common Core standards based and FUN!  All Explorer students will have an opportunity to attend and participate in this great event.

Lastly, we invite you to attend the next General Association PTA & Foundation Meeting, which will take place on Thursday, 4/27 at 6:00pm in the MPR (prior to the TK and Kindergarten Information Meeting).  Both the PTA and Foundation will be providing updates and the PTA will be holding its PTA Board Member Election for the 2017-2018 school year.

Del Sur PTA


Upcoming Events:

  • April 27 – – General Association PTA & Foundation Meeting (6pm in the MPR)
  • May 1 to 5 – – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 9 – – Chipotle Dine-Out Event
  • May 19 – – Heritage Night


PTA News:

Chipotle Dine-Out Event on May 9th

Dine-out to support the DSES PTA on Tuesday, 5/9 at Chipotle in 4S Ranch from 5pm to 9pm.  This is our BIGGEST and LAST dine-out of the school year – 50% of all proceeds will be donated back to the school!


Heritage Night is Coming May 19th

Del Sur’s 3rd annual Heritage Night, will take place Friday, May 19 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.  Come join us for a wonderful night celebrating our multi-cultural community with over 11 Country Booths, Multi-cultural Arts and Crafts, Performances and our International Food Court.  We still need volunteers and participants to make this year’s event another smashing success!  If you are interested in hosting a Country Booth, please sign up at: https://goo.gl/forms/ZGDhasj2dZstU50C3.


New Box Tops Contest!

Our final contest of the school year is now underway – “Scooping up Box Tops for DSE!”  Each class will earn a scoop for their ice cream cone for every 50 points by sending in their Box Tops, Labels for Education, Sunny D, Prang Power, ink cartridges and My Coke Rewards points.  The top 3 classes with the most submissions will win gift cards for their teacher of $50, $40 or $30.  All points must be turned in by Wednesday, May 31st in order to be counted.  We will no longer be using collection sheets.  Please submit your Box Tops, Labels for Education, Sunny D, Prang Power, and My Coke Rewards points in an envelope or plastic bag. Don’t forget to put your teacher’s name on the outside as well as how many items are in your bag/envelope.

REMINDER:  Expired Box Tops do not count!  Thank You and Happy Clipping!!



Del Sur, Monterey Ridge and Stone Ranch Elementary Schools are excited to present the documentary SCREENAGERS on Thursday, May 4th at Del Sur Elementary School.  We’d like to invite all 4th and 5th grade students and their parents from each of these schools to attend the screening.  *The film is not suitable for children under the age of 10.  Reserve your spot today at: https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-del-sur-elementary-school-2413.  RSVPs to this event will be required at the door.

  • Date:  Thursday, May 4th
  • Time:  6:30pm
  • Location:  Del Sur Elementary School MPR, 15665 Paseo Del Sur, San Diego, CA 92127

We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.

Ongoing Events:

New Box Tops Contest

Link Your Ralph’s Card to Del Sur PTA