Have a great summer!

We hope everyone has a safe and fun summer!


See you back next year!




Teacher Appreciation Week May 4 – 8

Teacher Appreciation Week Luncheon Volunteers and Donations


Hey Parents! Next week is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week and we are providing a great BBQ Beach Themed Luncheon for about 75 of our teachers/staff on Wednesday, May 6th. We need your help in donations and volunteers to make this event a wonderful experience for them! Please go to the SignUpGenius to see where you could help. Thank you from your DCES Hospitality Committee.

Click Here for the Sign Up Genius

Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas!

we love out teachers

We invite all students and parents to show our gratitude during this week. Our teachers have come up with a list of things most needed by the end of the year of wanted items in the classroom. Please feel free to participate in as many days as you would like and show our teachers how much we appreciate them!

MONDAY (05/04) – CLEANING (Kleenex / Wipes / Sanitizer)

TUESDAY (05/05) – PAPER (Wide-Ruled Lined Paper, Copy Paper, Construction Paper)

WEDNESDAY (05/06) – STICKY (Glue Sticks, Post-it Notes, Stickers)

THURSDAY (05/07) – WRITING (#2 Pencils, Dry-Erase Markers)

FRIDAY (05/08) – SOMETHING SPECIAL (Your choice!!)

Click here for the flyer!


Family Fun and Bingo Night – Friday, April 24th!

Join us Friday for the Family Fun and Bingo Night.

Friday, April 24th

6 – 8:30pm

Click the link below for the flyer!

Family Fun Night

Click here to volunteer!


We Need Your Help for Next Year!

We are now accepting PTO Board nominations. All positions are open and available for nominations. With many 6th grade parents leaving we are in great need of help next year! No experience needed! Just a willingness to make Desert Cove the best place for our kids and teachers!

– President
– Finance VP
– Marketing VP
– Events VP

Please send your nominations to

Nominations will be reviewed in the April PTO meeting. Elections will be held in May.

We also have many committee and coordinator roles open and we will need to fill these roles in order to continue our mission at DCES – helping teachers and building a community! Some examples:

– Restaurant
– Hospitality
– Art Masterpiece
– Fundraising
– Tax Credit
– Book Fair
– LogoWear
– Shopping Programs
– BoxTops/Soup Labels
– Communications
– Yearbook
– Runner’s Club

Please let us know if you would be willing to take on one of these roles! We will give you all the support you need!


Spring Break

Enjoy your spring break the week of March 23rd!


Check out the eNews – Week of March 2nd

Check out the March 2nd eNews here!


This Week’s eNews is Out!

Check out the eNews for all the info you need!

Click here!


Muffins with Moms

Hello Desert Cove Community!

“Muffins with Moms” is BACK! And we need your help to make it a successful event.

The event is on Friday, February 13th from 7AM – 7:40AM. There will also be a craft workshop in the library as well.

Please take a look at the available slots here and sign up if you see something that works for your schedule!


February 7th: 50th Anniversary Celebration @ DCES

Don’t Forget the 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday!

11am – 5pm

Free Admission and Open to the Public – Bring Your Friends!

Unlimited carnival rides and games require purchase of $15 ride bracelet at the door (no pre-sales)

We Are In Need of Volunteers!

Please sign up to help on our Sign Up Genius

Every volunteer gets one entry per hour–maximum of 3 entries–for the special volunteer prize drawing!

We Are In Need of Prize Basket Donations!

We are short on prize basket donations…please consider donating, any of the below items will do!

Please send in your items by Friday!

PreK/Kindergarten: Money Tree (any amount helps!)
1st grade: Legos (Lego books, pencils, kits, anything Lego-related)
2nd grade: Disney (anything related to Disney)
3rd grade: International (food, spices, things from around the world)
4th grade: Family night (movies, games, books, tickets, restaurant gift cards)
5th grade: Gift cards
6th grade: Valentine’s Day items

A special basket will be set aside for teachers only as well. Send in items that teachers would love for their classroom!

Don’t Forget It’s Spirit Week!

Tuesday – Class Color Day (ask your child what color their class selected)
Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday
Thursday – Character Day
Friday – Desert Cove 50th Anniversary T-shirt/Spirit Day


Conference Week Teacher Dinner

Please check out the latest Signup Genius for the Teacher Dinner during conference week on January 28, 2015

Sign up to help here!


50th Anniversary Celebration, February 7, 2015

There are lots of ways you can help make the 50th Anniversary Celebration a success. Please consider donating your time and efforts to make this community event awesome.


Raffle Baskets

Raffle baskets for each grade (and one for the teachers!) will be put together and raffled off. Please send in your donations as follows:

Pre-K/Kinder – Money tree
1st – Legos
2nd – Disney
3rd – International
4th – Family Night
5th – Gift Cards
6th – Valentine’s Day
All – Teacher items


Use the following link to sign up to help:

Be a Sponsor!

Contact for more information


Help Needed!

Hi All,

We currently have a couple of Sign Up Geniuses active. Please help if you can!

December 17th Teacher Holiday Luncheon

50th Anniversary Celebration


Attention Desert Cove Community:

Help is needed in planning of the 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Click on the link below to sign up for a position.


PTO Updates

Congratulations and Thank You to

Bill Chiulli

our new

PTO President!

We are now seeking nominations to fill his previous position of Co-Treasurer, Books.

Please email Verna Sherling at or call 602-449-3400 if you are interested or would like to nominate someone.

And Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Week of November 17th Reminders

* Don’t forget-PTO Meeting tonight in the Media Center at 6:30 *


* The Book Fair is this week! *


* Donuts with Dads is at 7am on Friday! *


November Book Fair And Donuts with Dads!

Desert Cove PTO is hosting our annual fall Book Fair
Nov 17th – Nov 21st!

Donuts with Dads: November 21st!

Click here for Desert Cove’s Book Fair Homepage for more information.
We can’t do this awesome event without you!
Sign up here to volunteer: Sign Up Genius


Apex Fun Run Volunteers Needed!

Click here to volunteer for the Apex Fun Run on Thursday!

Sign Up Genius



PTO Meeting!

PTO Meeting

Don’t forget to join us for the October PTO meeting!

Monday the 13th

6:30 pm

DCES Media Center

Sign  up for childcare here


The latest eNews has been distributed!

Check it out here


50th Anniversary Celebration Committee Meeting Tonight!

The first meeting is tonight, September 29th


DCES Media Center

Join us!

Also check out the latest eNews for everything that is going on and what you can do to help!