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PTC News - January 2024

January 2024


  • 1/12 - Popcorn Friday, $1, cash only

  • 1/25 - PTC Meeting, 7 PM, Zoom & In-person

  • 1/26 - Popcorn Friday, $1, cash only


Principal's Corner

Hello Dragon Families,

The winter holiday season is a great way for us to take a pause and enjoy being in the company of community. From classroom celebrations to the Sing-Alongs to the Downtown Holiday Parade, there have been opportunities to gather and be with friends and family. Your generosity and donations for our annual Toys For All Drive and Stoke Out brings joy to our most vulnerable students and families. Thank you! We are truly grateful for your friendship at DeLaveaga Elementary.

We are making steady progress in terms of our facilities. Last year, the storms surfaced some opportunities to improve weather-proofing from drains to windows. I’m glad to say that we’ve cleared some tree root intrusion from our storm drains at the rear of the school and improved the sealant around our storefront windows in the kindergarten wing. We are pleased to see that we have passed the test with Santa Cruz’s first atmospheric river this winter! Also, the project to install a refrigerated food warehouse should be completed during winter recess and the small parking lot will be restored to full capacity in January!

We have much to look forward to in 2024! DeLaveaga is hosting the district’s entire elementary school teaching staff for professional development in January before students return. The next phase of planning for building improvements is underway as we begin efforts to modernize the 4th/5th grade classrooms. We are looking forward to building on our experiences with you and your family. See you all back at school on Wednesday, January 10, 2024!

Warm wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season,

Thien Hua - Principal


PTC Highlights

Welcome back!

Thank you to everyone who came out to march in the annual Downtown Santa Cruz parade! We had an awesome showing of students and families, and even a special guest appearance from our own dragon mascot, DeLa! 

Spirit Wear

Our DeLa Dragon Wear is always available online! We just put new items up in December, go check it out!


Keep an eye out for the Lifetouch flyer for information on how to purchase your 2023-2024 yearbook. The PTC relies on donations to provide a yearbook to every student. Purchase your yearbook today and consider adding a donation to support another student's yearbook!


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. 


Farm Fresh to You

If you are an existing member or want to sign up as a new customer with Farm Fresh To You, you can apply our school's promotion code (DELAVAGA) to your account and our school will earn 10% back on each farm box they receive.


Do you own a local business?

If you, or another DeLaveaga parent you know, owns a local business, we would love to know! We would like to compile a list of our DeLa businesses to put on our website so we can help our community know where they can support local.

You can send any of these business names to:



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