School News

Upcoming Events:


March 2 Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

March 2 100th Day of School  (Dress as an Old Person)                           

March  9 End of Grading Period—Report Cards sent home

March 13-16 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

March 21 Del Rio PTO Meeting @ 3:15 pm in Library

March 23 Spirit Day -  Skittles Day

March 27– April 27 AzMerit Testing

March 30 Del Rio PTO Family Night Sock Hop @ 4:30 pm -6:30 pm


April 4 Polacek/Tiffany F.T. to Highlands Center

April 5 Bates/Kanarian F.T to Highlands Center

April 6 Holder/Ahrendt F.T. to Highlands Center

April 11 Del Rio PTO Meeting @ 3:15 pm  in Library Lobby

April 13 Bunny Hop Fun Run  @ 1:15 pm  on Del Rio track


April 20 Progress Reports sent home

April 27 Spirit Day - Superhero Day

Character counts

everyday at Del Rio!

The Character Trait

 for march is



Million Word Challenge

The following students have recently read one million words or more:

Cayden M

Jasmine A

Madison D

Kayden K

Zachary R

May B


The total word count for Del Rio Cougars is  169,487,687


Del Rio PTO News

Please join us for free family fun at our Annual Sock Hop on March 30th.

To help with this fun event please contact Ale at (602) 799-6615 or 

 Field Day…

Our annual Field Day is coming up on May 23rd! Order forms for  t-shirts will be sent home very soon as well as volunteer forms.


Office Notes

· The office hours here at Del Rio Elementary are

      7:00 am—4:30 pm Monday through Thursday.

· Do not drop your child off before 7:00 am.   Supervision starts in the Cafeteria at that time.

· Calls for student absences will be taken as early as 6:30 am.

· Calls for bus or dismissal changes must happen    before 2:00 pm to be sure your child gets the         message. Due to Cougar Time and other activities many students are in different classes at the end of the day.


Trina Hixon, Administrative Assistant and

Jacque Shaw, Attendance Secretary

From the Principal’s Pen…

It’s March! There is so much to do in the next three months!

During the 4th quarter, decisions are made about retaining students in their current grade.  For 3rd graders, the state has a “Move On When Reading” mandate where students have to show adequate reading progress to move on to 4th grade.  For all grades, retention decisions are based on reading level, standardized test scores, report card grades and  attendance.  Teachers will meet with parents to discuss possible retention.

Speaking of attendance, excessive absences are one of the reasons a student might be retained.  “Excessive” is being absent more than 10% of the time without medical or other acceptable documentation.  As of March 2, (our 100th day) 10% would be 10 absences so far this year, and could be considered truancy, which is against the law. The WRAP program takes a restorative approach in helping support families to attend school.  Some of our severe cases of absenteeism could be referred to this WRAP program associated with Yavapai County Juvenile Courts.

AzMERIT is the name of the state test.  All 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be taking AzMERIT at the end of March and beginning of April.  Teachers have been working hard to prepare students for the testing which is done on  computers.  You will be receiving specific information the week after spring break for how you can help prepare your child for this testing period.  Fourth graders are still required to take an additional assessment for science.

Mrs. Carolyn Reeder


A Limited number of yearbooks are left!

Don’t miss out!!


Yearbook Love Lines ONLY $2  (Due March 9th)

Stop by the Front Office and get your order forms!

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