Week 2: Deer Canyon Events

Friday August 20, 2021

Action Items

Principal's Message

Welcome Deer Canyon families to the 2021-2022 school year!

What a wonderful start we have had to our new school year! The past three days have been amazing. Students are back on campus settling into their new learning environments, staff are buzzing with new learning activities, setting expectations, and building class communities. If ever there was a time to recognize our people who are making it happen, now is the time!

A reminder that Back To School Night is happening next week on Thursday, August 26, 2021. All Back To School Night Presentations will be hosted virtually by your child’s classroom teacher. You will be receiving Zoom links from them soon. Our schedule for Thursday is as follows:

5:00-5:30 pm - Preschool

5:30-6:00 pm - TK-2nd Grade

6:00-6:30 pm - 3rd-5th Grade

Please note there will also be a Principal’s Chat on Health and Safety for School Reopening.

Topic: Principal's Chat

Time: Aug 26, 2021 4:00-5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 858 475 2830

Passcode: DCES2020

Please be on the lookout for more information coming soon regarding Spirit Days and Spirit Wear. Our PTA membership drive is underway and going strong. We look forward to welcoming new and returning members to our PTA. As a reminder, all family members are eligible to join.

Our first Spirit Day is scheduled for Friday, September 3, 2021. Students are invited to dress in Black and White to show their Deer Canyon spirit on this day.

We are looking forward to a great year! As always, please reach out to me with any questions or wonderings!

Terry Worthington


Counselor's Corner

Apply for DC Leaders NOW!

DC LEADERS is an opportunity for 4th and 5th graders only. DC Leaders is a unique group that has taken the place of student council, DC Kids, and Parking Patrol. DC LEADERS will promote positivity, good character, and kindness around Deer Canyon throughout this 2021-2022 school year.

Mrs. MacDougall is looking for a team of motivated, helpful, do-gooders. Leaders must be hard-working, responsible, and a role model for peers. View the flyer for more information.

Applications are available HERE and will be accepted no later than 3pm on September 9th.

DC Leaders Application 2021- 2022 (google.com)

Deer Canyon's First Day of School!

Foundation Message

Deer Canyon Foundation

Your Deer Canyon Foundation started the year off with:

  • Funding $55,000 in staff salaries: STEAM, PE, Choir, and 2 general instruction aides for multi-age classes

  • Providing $9,700 in supply grants to teachers

Mark your calendar to eat some delicious pizza at Flippin Pizza September 15!

We are happy to hear STEAM Lab, starting again 9/22, will be available for grades K-5 for 13 weeks! Choir program will resume once safely able to do so.

Next week starts our FUEL YOUR FOUNDATION Campaign!

Join us this Monday August 23 at 6:30pmPT via Zoom for our first Foundation Meeting of the school year! Agenda includes budget approval and preparing for the fall campaign.

Foundation Meeting Zoom Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92950086195?pwd=QTlZQzVRYkYxWUNSSVlMQmMvaDg4QT09

[Meeting ID: 929 5008 6195 Passcode: 763803]

Jenell Bukky Lanski

President 2021-2023

Deer Canyon Elementary Foundation

PTA Message

Welcome Back! It’s been a great first week here at Deer Canyon! Thank you to all who attended our New Families Tours and to the 6th grade leaders who helped lead those tours (Emma H, Kaia T, Aahana J, Avi P, Karthik B, Alyssa A, Myka C, Charlotte, Shriya D, and Nandita S.)

Our PTA runs on parent volunteers like you! If you are interested in volunteering at school, please click HERE to sign up.

Next meeting: Thursday, September 16th at 8am

Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 865 6630 4614

Passcode: DCESPTA

Or by phone: 669-900-6833

** If you missed the last meeting, you can watch the recording HERE **

Heather Hall


Deer Canyon Directory

The Deer Canyon Directory is going digital! If you are new to DCES or if you haven't listed your student previously, please consider adding your information HERE. Only families that submit their own information will be able to access the digital directory .

We will accept submissions until September 30th.

Thank you for your support!

Lynne Do

Deer Canyon PTA Directory Chair


Parents Support Deer Canyon!

PTA Membership

The PTA wants to support programs and community events that make DCES such a special place!

NEW THIS YEAR...online registration and new membership packages make joining the PTA even easier! Click HERE to join the PTA today!

** Join early for more opportunities to win in our drawings! **

Kristin O'Bannon

Deer Canyon PTA Membership VP


Fun Outside of School


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Helpful Links

Deer Canyon Elementary Schedule

Please use this link to view the daily schedule.

Student Handbook (English)

Please use this link to review the student handbook with your child.