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Past News & Events

Ms. Ferrante Wins KSBW's Crystal Apple Award!


Del Rey Woods' Theresa Ferrante was the winner of the KSBW Crystal Apple Awards presented by Dole Fresh Vegetables. KSBW's Dan Green visited Ms. Ferrante's class to present her with the award on November 1.

"Theresa Ferrante is one of the pillars of the Del Rey Woods teaching team. She is not only a motivator of students who consistently raises her students' achievement, she is also leader among her peers and an innovator in the classroom. Theresa is always willing to try new strategies to improve students' academic success. Add to that her dedication to increasing parent involvement through her tireless work with the PTA, and an inspirational and positive spirit to insure all her students learn, and we have a "Super Teacher" - the only thing missing on her is a cape!" - said Principal Dr. Reyes. MPUSD is very proud to have dedicated teachers that go the extra mile for our students. Thank-you and congratulations Theresa!" - MPUSD 'Bay Windows' Newsletter

Congressman Sam Farr Visits DRW

san farr.jpgCongressman Sam Farr is the U.S. Representative for California's 17th congressional district. He has been our Congressman since 1993. On Monday, October 15, Mr. Farr visited Del Rey Woods and spoke to our 5th grade class. He spoke about the importance of voting and being aware of the important issues in Monterey County. When students asked him about his accomplishments, he spoke about his efforts to preserve the natural beauty of Monterey and our ocean, and how he has helped teachers and farmers. We thank Congressman Farr for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit our school.


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Artists in Schools

2013-01-15_13.53.52.jpgDel Rey Woods Elementary is proud to host Ms. Jeanne McCulloch from the Artists in Schools program. She is visiting Del Rey Woods and working with Ms. Smith's second grade class to produce a play about ocean conservation and recycling.

Here you can see Ms. McCulloch working with our wonderful second graders in the school multipurpose room. We look forward to seeing their production and will post photos of the event once it's complete.

Year Books!

Your child will be receiving a DRW Elementary School Yearbook Pre-Sale Purchasing Form for you to complete and return to his/her teacher. Our school yearbooks are very reasonably priced. You may pay by cash or check (payable to the Del Rey Woods PTA). Deadline for ordering year books is March 1st, 2013. Extra forms are available in the office.


Pictures will be going out this week. Please remember to send back the pictures if you are not purchasing them or send payment with teacher. Please return March 7, 2013.

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

Our upcoming P/T conferences will be conducted on March 5th, 6th, 7th. On conference days, students will attend school 8:00 to 12:50 PM. During this conference period, parents of SELECTED gr. K–5 students will be scheduled to conference with their child’s teacher. It is critical that you make every effort to participate in your scheduled conference with your child’s teacher.

PAL Youth Basketball League


The Seaside PAL (Police Activities League) program is taking registrations for its youth Basketball League. There is a $25.00 donation fee. All games will be at the Seaside Boys & Girls Club. 

Registration Dates: 
November 2nd - December 4th, 2012

Start Date: 
January 5th, 2013

PAL Directors Officer Parker at 899-6864
or Email: SeasidePAL@gmail.com

You may pick up an application at the front office.

2012 Northern California Braille Challenge


The 2012 Northern California Braille Challenge is hosted by Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in collaboration with California School for the Blind, Lighthouse for the Blind, and Society for the Blind. Braille Challenge is an academic contest for school age youth grades 1 to 12 who read Braille.

We are proud to announce that one of our very own, Monserath Espinola Ramirez, took home first place for her level last Saturday at the Northern California Braille Challenge in San Jose! Congratulations Monserath!

Bike Safety Rally


photo 222.jpgWe would like to give a special thanks to the Volkswagen Sea Otter Classic for sending out professional BMX riders to do aBike Safety Rally at our school today. The students absolutely loved it and learned a lot of great safety tips. They were especially excited to see a BMX rider jump over their principal, Dr. Reyes!Click here to see some photos of the event! Click here to learn more about the Sea Otter Classic event.

Pumpkin Day 2012!

Super Parent and Mal’s Market owner Dennis Volk surprised Del Rey’s students and staff by donating 468 pumpkins so our school could have a Pumpkin Day. Each student took home a pumpkin, and an informal student report stated that all pumpkins arrived at their new homes undamaged. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lily DeBlieux was on hand for the festivities. “This is awesome!” she said.

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DRW Flea Market

Flea-Market.jpegThank you all for your support at the DRW Flea Market! We had a great time and hope to see you again next time.

Please keep an eye on the school calendar in the future for the next Flea Market's date and time. Remember, to reserve your spot as a vendor, contact the school office.

Welcome to the new school year!

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the staff, I am pleased to have this opportunity to welcome you and your child to our school. Del Rey Woods is your school and I want you to enjoy it, benefit from it, and support it for your children and others. Del Rey Woods enjoys a wonderful partnership of students, faculty, staff and parents… resulting in a quality education.
Our school Mission Statement embodies the beliefs that we as educators and parents hold about children.  We strive to make Del Rey Woods School reflect these values.
“In an ever-changing community, Del Rey Woods Elementary School has a vision that ensures a safe, nurturing and flexible environment in which each student can attain academic and social success through the collaboration and commitment of our students, teachers, parents and community.”
Today’s children are tomorrow’s promise!
The guidelines, policies, and procedures reflected in the Parent/Student Handbook were established for the benefit and welfare of the entire campus—students, faculty and support staff.
The Handbook also attempts to provide an answer to the questions and concerns most often shared by parents.   However, should you have the need for further clarification, please don’t hesitate to call my office.  
I also encourage you to share your suggestions and ideas for improvement.  I firmly believe that this is your school and your involvement is very important to me.
Have a successful and happy year!  I look forward to seeing you on campus this year.
Dr. Ramiro S. Reyes

E-Waste Event


Thank you all for supporting Del Rey Woods Elementary School by recycling e-waste and donating gently used clothing at our recent e-waste event. It was a great success and we look forward to hosting the event again next year! If you still need to recycle any items, please feel free to contact Hope Services at (831) 393-1575.

PTA Taco Night


Bike Raffle!

Kids 20” Bicycle with Helmet


Extra tickets are for sale in the office.

1 Ticket for $1 or 6 Tickets for $5

Raffle Winner will be chosen on Monday, December 17th.