Friday, April 6, 2012

Last Blog

Dear Parents and fellow blog followers,

This little blog has served his purpose well, however, with the new communication system that now is delivered directly into over 700 email boxes, the time has come to end this blog.

Should you not be one of the 700+ please know you can always find my communications through this website:

Thank you!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Family Tech Night/P.T.O. Fundraiser/April Events/

D.T.E.S. Technology Family Night Coming in May....

History is made!

P.T.O. sponsored the annual Read-a-Thon challenging every student to read! Read they did!
The school read a total of 44, 228 minutes~raising $5,345.38!
Thank you Mrs. Porambo and P.T.O. for all of your support!

April Events
4/3 Early Release Students Dismissed at 12:30pm (No Lunch)
4/4 Safety meeting 8:00am Principal’s Office
4/5 School Council meeting 7:45am Principal’s Office
4/5 Governing Board meeting 7pm District Board Room
4/16----4/25 AIMS
4/16 Parent meeting 6th grade Human Growth & Development 6pm Library
4/19 Governing Board meeting 7pm District Board Room
4/23 Book Fair begins Library
4/25 PTO General meeting 6:30pm Library
4/27 Arbor Day~ Girl Scout Tree Presentation to DTES 10am Playground

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Vote/Special Meeting/District Field Day/Gov. Board/Spring Break

Vote here: on the right side of this blog you will find a way to share your thoughts on whether you would like D.T. to become a Core Knowledge school. This will be just one of many ways we will be gathering input on this subject. Thank you for your input.

School Council Special Meeting
: Join us in the Library, 3/13 Tuesday at 7-8pm. We will be discussing staffing, technology, 5/6 class, and the many ways to get involved at Desert Trails! Please use the Kindergarten parking lot, and look for the orange cone. Enter through the outside Library door.
We'll be looking for you!

District Field Day is 3/14 Wednesday at Horizon High School. Come cheer on our Desert Trails' students! Contact Coach E. for further information.

Governing Board Meeting is 3/15 Thursday 7pm

Spring Break 3/19-3/23 Have a great week!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Kindergarten Round-Up!

3/5/12 Tonight is a very special night as we will hold our annual Kindergarten Round-Up Event!
6:00 to 7:00pm we will proudly show off our beautiful school, ingenious Imagination Center,
Smart board Kindergarten rooms, and our established, master Kinder Teachers will be present to meet incoming students and parents!

We are currently accepting registrations! Come join the wonderful Desert Trails' Community of Learners!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

UPC's LINC Resource and Vendor Showcase

Great Event!


Who should attend: Parent Group Leaders, Booster Club, Presidents, Treasures, Fundraisers, and anyone that is looking for new ideas for their groups whether it is in fundraising and/or new programs. Vendors such as Butterbraids, Girls on the Run, and lots more...
Also, hear remarks from Dr. James P. Lee, PVUSD Superintendent

Why attend: You won't want to miss this "ONE STOP SHOP" for all of your groups, programming, fundraising and informational needs! Mingle, talk, and discover new ideas and resources.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Greenway Middle School Cafeteria 3002 E. Nisbet (32nd Street & Greenway)

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Jen Mozilo, LINC Chairman at or 480.473.0701

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Survey/Conference Success/Dance/Feb.Events/

Just a few days left for you to participate in the Paradise Valley Parent Satisfaction Survey! The link is on our school website, top of my blog and also provided right here.
We appreciate hearing from you!

Parent~Teacher Conferences were a huge success, once again! Thank you to all parents who rearranged schedules, found a babysitter, and carved one more thing into your week, to come and allow us to share the progress of your child(ren). For those of you who participated in a Student-Led Conference, I trust you enjoyed seeing the growth and hearing directly from your child on their progress!

Sweetheart Dance is in full gear for the evening of Feb. 17- THANKS to parent volunteers Millie Stevenson, Suzanne van Dobben and Christina Porambo!
This PTO provided fun night will be held in the DT cafeteria, starting at 7pm and ending at 9pm.
Current students attending Desert Trails will be allowed entrance with a parent.
DROP OFFS will NOT be admitted
. Parents must stay during the dance, and take advantage of getting to know your Desert Trails community!!!!

2/2 Governing Board meeting 7pm
2/6 Safety meeting 8am
2/7 Half Day~ Students Dismissed at 12:30 (No Lunch)
2/13-2/17 DTES Field Days
2/16 STAR Student Lunch with Mrs. Lee Mimi's Cafe
2/17 Regional Spelling Bee "Good Luck Sammi!"
2/17 PTO DANCE 7pm-9pm NO DROP OFFS!
2/20 No School~ President's Day Recess
2/22-2/24 6th Grade to Catalina
2/27-3/2 PTO READ-A-THON!
3/1 School Council meeting 7:45 am

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Sammi S. is our Desert Trails' Spelling Bee Champ who came out in the top 9 at the District wide Spelling Bee Contest! Sammi will now move on to the Regional Spelling Contest to be held this March. CONGRATULATIONS to Sammi!

Survey for PV Parents is now available! At the top of this blog and posted on our school website you will find the link to this super quick survey! We would love to hear from you~
While you are at school for drop off/pick up/volunteering please know a computer is available in our front lobby for you to take this quick survey! Your feedback is appreciated. Thank you~

Solar project still on the Desert Trails horizon! Stop by the front lobby and take a look at the beautiful poster display of this GREEN money saving project!

Student On-Line Tutoring for your child~ another reminder that your child can contact the PV On-Line Tutoring FREE to receive homework help! This new service is going strong throughout our district and students of all grade levels are encouraged to call. The flyer can be found at the top of my blog!!