About Our School
A California Distinguished School2010-2011
Del Paso Manor Elementary School
2700 Maryal Drive
Sacramento, California 95821
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When you appeal to the highest level of thinking,
you get the highest level of performance.
~Jack StackDel Paso Manor Elementary School is nestled in the well established Del Paso Manor community in Sacramento. What was once simply a neighborhood school is now one of the most dynamic schools in the district because of the diverse student population. Students who have been identified as gifted and talented attend the onsite Rapid Learner (RL) program. The Rapid Learner program serves students in grades 2-6. The number of students identified as English Language Learners (ELL) has reached 99 students at Del Paso Manor. While every student comes to DPM with different needs, we believe each student deserves the same high-quality education.
The San Juan Unified School District's Board of Education adopted a results-based five-year strategic plan that identifies a path to achieving our community's highest aspirations for education and our schools. Del Paso Manor was excited to be in the first cadre of schools which participated in the site planning process in the spring of 2010. DPM's site strategic plan aligns with the mission and objectives of the district while defining the unique role we play in delivering education to San Juan Unified School District's students. Our site strategic plan was updated in the spring of 2013. Learning is not optional in any Del Paso Manor Elementary School classroom; students are held accountable for their education. Student voice is promoted from kindergarten through 6th grade. Monthly team meetings and weekly collaboration have focused on professional learning related to our site's strategic plan and implementation of our three tactics and school objectives. DPM is leading the way in creating a 21st century learning environment. One of our goals is for students to leave DPM well equipped with the necessary skills to be successful in a radically changing society. Del Paso Manor has strong partnerships with the community. Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District maintains the public park which shares boundaries with the school playground. The Del Paso Manor Home Owners Association is very supportive of our school and has partnered with Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District to sponsor an outdoor movie night. It was a well-attended and very successful event! Student Council also sponsors a fall and spring movie night for the entire family to enjoy.
The PTA supports and organizes a fall harvest festival, Red Ribbon Week, author day, book fairs, Read-a-Thon, assemblies, and many more student-centered school activities. The GATEPOST committee specifically supports the Rapid Learner Program. Parent/guardian donations support Spanish instruction two days a week, curriculum related field trips, differentiated curriculum and technology.
The language specialist and Spanish bilingual instructional assistant facilitate English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meetings and continue to promote the importance of parent involvement of English Language Learner's families. The Spanish bilingual instructional assistant tutors parent/guardians every Thursday for an hour. Families have expressed a desire to learn more about what their students are learning in order to better support their academic growth and achievement.DPM students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of after-school programs such as choir, beginning, intermediate and advanced band, dance, KidzArt, and Mad Science. Several team members organize a running club which begins each October and is open to intermediate students. Students participate in the Runnin' for Rhett "race" in the fall and spring after they have trained for several weeks as a member of the running club. Throw in Friday Football and Friday Basketball, and there are many fun ways for students to be involved at DPM!
The School Site Council (SSC), a balanced committee comprised of individuals from all school programs, meets monthly to discuss the implementation of our site's strategic plan, school related topics, events and approve school expenditures.
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Last Modified on June 30, 2014