December Updates!

Here’s what’s coming up for December!

Click Here to View the December eNews


  • Dec 1: Polar Express PJ Night at Barnes & Noble
  • Dec 8: PDQ Restaurant Night
  • Dec 12: PTO Meeting @ 6pm
  • Dec 18: Bagels with the Board @ 10am
  • Dec 21: Teacher/Staff Holiday Luncheon
  • Dec 25 – Jan 5: WINTER BREAK
  • Ongoing: Angel Bin Shoe Drive

October/November Updates!

Here’s what’s coming up for October/November!

Click Here to View the October/November eNews




September Updates!

Here’s what’s coming up for September!

Click Here to View the September eNews

August Updates!

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year! Here’s what’s coming up for August!

  • Aug 4: Classroom Lists Posted (outside DC Office)
  • Aug 7: Meet the Teacher (8:30am – 9:30am)
  • Aug 9: First Day of School!
  • Aug 15: Curriculum Night (2 sessions: 5:00pm – 5:40pm & 5:50pm – 6:30pm)
  • Aug 22: PTO Meeting (6:00pm)
  • Aug 29: Early Release (12:00pm)



February/March Updates!

There’s a lot going on in February & March at Desert Cove!

  • Costco School Shop Event on 2/25
  • Spring Fling GLOW Party on 3/3
  • Restaurant Night at The Habit Burger on 3/8
  • PTO Meeting on 3/21

Check out the latest eNews for all of the details!



January Updates!

There’s a lot going on in January at Desert Cove!

  • PTO Meeting on 01/17
  • Yearbook Promo from 01/17 – 01/27
  • Student Led Conferences & Teacher Conference Dinner on 01/25

Check out the latest eNews for all of the details!


October Updates!

There’s a lot going on in October at Desert Cove!

  • Cougars Care Month
  • Spirit Week from 10/17 – 10/21
  • PTO Meeting on 10/18
  • Family Fall Fest on 10/22

Check out the latest eNews for all of the details!



September Updates!

There’s a lot going on this month Desert Cove!

  • PTO Meeting on 9/20
  • Book Fair from 9/20 – 9/23
  • Donuts with Dads on 9/23

Check out the latest eNews for all of the details!




Bingo Night is FRIDAY, AUG 26th!

Bingo Night is THIS FRIDAY, 8/26 at 6pm!

Bingo Night Instagram


for the kids, including
RAZOR SCOOTERS as the Grand Prize!.

You MUST Pre-Register by WEDNESDAY, 8/24,
in order to be guaranteed a Pizza.

Walk-up registrations are welcomed, but a pizza is not guaranteed as we have to place the order in advance.


Click Here to Pre-Register & Pay Online


You Rock You Rule

As always, it takes a lot of helping hands to put on the Bingo Night event!

We are still in need of Volunteers for Friday!

All hours volunteered go toward our 2 Hour Power Volunteer Program!

Click Here to View our Volunteer Page


Join Us for the August PTO Meeting!

Date: Monday, August 15th

Time: 6pm – 7:30pm

Where: Desert Cove Library


Click here to submit your childcare reservation form

Can’t attend the meetings? View the Meeting Minutes Here


End of Year Wrap-Up

As the 2015-16 school year at Desert Cove comes to a close, we’ve provided some informative links for the end of the year:


Appreciate our DC Teachers (May 2 – May 6)



Join Us for the May PTO Meeting!

2016-17 Officer Elections &
Budget Approval!

Date: Tuesday, May 10th

Time: 6pm – 7pm

Where: Desert Cove Library


Click here to submit your childcare reservation form

Can’t attend the meetings? View the Meeting Minutes Here


Boston Market Restaurant Night – April 6th

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Muffins for Moms – Friday, Mar 11th

(perfect opportunity for Dads to get involved!)

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From the Desk of our PTO President, Bill Chiulli

Dear Cougar Community,
What a glowingly fabulous evening we had Friday night! I can’t recall the last time I saw so many smiling faces and laughing children dancing the night away. I believe our first Glow On Family Fun Night was a success and I think it is safe to say a tradition could be born. The most rewarding part of being involved in our PTO events is seeing the positive effect that it has on our children and on our community.
I want to thank each and every parent!
Your participation made this event a success.
2016GlowOn 1There are a few people that deserve a special “Thank You!”. First and foremost – Mindy McCrary, Jennifer Underwood, Crystal Mathews and Carlo Shaw. Without your leadership, direction, and vision we would not have enjoyed successful events such as Glow Fest. Jackie Gutierrez and Maya Ellison, thank you for running our registration and raffle table. We had a line a mile long the whole night and you handled it like champions with great big smiles on your faces! Tricia Mazzarella, thank you for always coming and documenting our events for the yearbook and for all the help you offer managing our Key Club volunteers. For all of our teachers, especially Mrs. Torrilhon, Mr. Swain, and Ms. Schembri and to any other teachers I missed in the craziness, thank you for being a part of our event. Thank you to Mr. Allen for always giving us excellent support and the logistical tools necessary to bring our events to life…..and you make our setup and cleanup so easy! Finally, to our number one house DJ, Mr. Dave Dundas – the man who makes all of our events rock! No event would come to life without the heartbeat of the base that thumps from your speakers and keeps our events moving. Thank you for being the heart of our events. To the countless people that I might have accidentally missed, thank you for making our children’s experience at Desert Cove so special.

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As we move closer to the end of the school year, I am reminded that we again face the inevitable fact that some of our parent volunteers will be moving on from the PTO as their children move on from Desert Cove. While it saddens me to say goodbye to these folks, it gives us an opportunity to welcome new parents to be a part of the PTO Team. With that said, we will have two key roles opening up on our board this year and we are looking for individuals interested in becoming a part of our winning team. Our meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month at 6PM in the library. As we start our planning for next year, we welcome and encourage all parents to attend our next meeting this Tuesday, March 8. This is the perfect time to join if you are interested in being a part of the team that has the sole goal of enhancing our children’s educational experience! Free Childcare is provided as well as pizza. I want to again thank our wonderful Desert Cove Cougar Community for making our events so special and memorable. I feel blessed and lucky to be able to say that I am a member of such a wonderful community! I hope to see everyone at Muffins for Moms this Friday March 11th from 7:00-7:45 in the multi-purpose room.


Bill Chiulli
Desert Cove PTO

Bill Chiulli


Spring Fling Family Fun Night THIS FRIDAY!

2016 Spring Fling Glow On

Download the Order Form

Volunteer/Donate Items



Next PTO Meeting – Tues Feb 9th @ 6pm

 Join us at our next PTO Meeting

TUESDAY, February 9th at 6:00pm in the Library!

We will have FREE PIZZA and FREE CHILDCARE available!

Click Here to submit your Childcare Reservation Form

PTO Meeting


2 Hour Power winner for 2nd Quarter!

A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Mindy McCrary, our $50 gift card winner for the 2 Hour Power Volunteer Program!

Mindy McCrary

Mindy logged 22 volunteer hours in the 2nd Quarter (Oct 14 to Dec 18, 2015)!

If you haven’t heard about the 2 Hour Power program before, read more about it here!

3rd Quarter dates are December 19, 2015 through March 11, 2016!


Give the Gift of Experiences!


The Desert Cove PTO has partnered with Pogo Pass!

Just a few experiences you get with your purchase are:

2 visits to the Phoenix Zoo ($28 value)
2 visits to Pump It Up ($17 value)
2 admissions per month to Skateland ($72 value)
1 Silver Pass to Castles & Coasters ($29.99 value)

And there are MANY MORE!

Get your pass for ONLY $39.98 (regular price $99.95) by using code: COUGARS at check out!

Desert Cove receives $5 back for each purchase!

From 12/21 to 12/24 YOU receive a $5 Amazon gift card for each purchase!

Click Here to Get Yours!

NOTE: EACH family member needs their own pass.
You receive the pass right away via email!
And it’s also available to scan from your mobile device!