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PTC NEWS - August 2023

Updated: Aug 21, 2023

August 2023

Hello DeLa families and welcome back for the 23-24 school year!

  • August 10 - First Day of School!

  • August 22 - Pledge Drive Begins

  • August 22 - Back to School Night, 5:30pm

  • August 24 - First PTC Meeting of the year, 7pm Zoom & Hybrid


Principal's Corner

Welcome Dragon Families, The opening of the school year brings a fresh set of opportunities and possibilities as we build on what we’ve accomplished in previous years. We are excited to learn, work, and grow together! Many thanks to our entire community for approving bond measures that have improved and will continue to improve the experience of children, staff, and families at DeLaveaga. The new solar structures will provide shade for our relocated eating area (with new tables) while generating green energy for our school and community. The installation of a new portable to support after school child care will increase our capacity to serve our families’ needs. The addition of enhanced digital door locks further secures our campus and you might notice a new fountain/bottle-filling station in the kindergarten yard. At last count, our enrollment stood at 505 students! DeLaveaga continues to be the largest elementary school in Santa Cruz City Schools. This is much higher than our demographer forecasted and we are pleased with the trend of increasing enrollment over the last two years. There is so much to love about being a Dragon! Our students are ready and our staff are excited to get to know their students and families in the coming weeks. Be ready for more communication from your teachers and me as we set sail for a new school year with you! There’s so much to do and enjoy together - thank you for being with us! Honored and grateful to be with you, Thien Hua - Principal


PTC Highlights

New Website!

We've got a new PTC website now equipped with the ability to translate into Spanish!

PTC Meetings

PTC Meetings are changing to regularly* be the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm. Our first meeting will be August 24, 7pm on Zoom and in-person (Rm. 9 at the school) *there will be exceptions, we will alert you to those through our newsletters and you can also check our PTC Calendar on our website.

Dragon Wear Sale!

We are teaming up with to make our Dragon Spirit wear available at anytime for you. Don't miss out on our flash sale from August 9-27. Raise money for PTC and show off your Dragon spirit! 

Pledge Drive

August 22 - September 19 This is our biggest fundraiser of the year! Look for more information coming home in your Dragon folders! 

Your New Treasurer

Welcome Katie Hansen! Katie has two girls at DeLaveaga, one in 4th and one entering Kinder, both in the Dual Immersion Program. We are excited to have her join the board!

And a HUGE thank you to Kim Hall for her work as Treasurer in the 22-23 school year! 


Get Involved

Connect with your school community, make friends, and support the education of your kids by volunteering with the PTC! Click below to learn more. 

Volunteer Needs:

Drive for Schools Assistant

This Fundraiser operates yearly in September/October. Our current Lead, Mary Lieby, will be finishing our her time at DeLaveaga this year. She is looking for someone to assist her with the intention of carrying this on in the following years. Please contact Mary if you're interested.

Girls on the Run Coach

Calling all potential role models and coaches! What girls need now more than ever is a sense of community, programs that build social and emotional growth, and having FUN. Our life-changing program inspires girls in 3rd-5th grades to become more joyful, healthy, and confident as they prepare to complete a celebratory 5K run. In preparation for the upcoming Spring season, we are currently accepting applications for coaches interested in joining the DLV coaching team or starting a new team at additional sites in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. GOTR is also recruiting for the GOTR Heart & Sole program for middle schoolers. Questions? REGISTER for our upcoming virtual info night on August 15th, 6:30pm-7:30pm to learn more about being a GOTR Coach! If you are ready to sign up, click here to fill out a new Coach application!

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