Gecko Gazette

Desert Sage Elementary Newsletter - April 19, 2021

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3rd Quarter Academic Award Recipients

Battle of the Books Round 2

Congratulations to our school Battle of the Books winning team "The Reigning Champs". Teammembers Audrey P., Alex L., and Sydney B. did an extraordinary job of proving their literary knowledge. The Reigning Champs will now move on the District level Battle of the Books in May.

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Tues. 4/20: AzM2 Writing Assessment 6th grade
  • Wed. 4/21: PTO Panda Express Family Dinner Fundraiser
  • Thurs. 4/22: AzM2 ELA/Math Assessments 3rd grade
  • Fri. 4/23: Dismissal at 3:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 4/25: Last day for virtual Scholastic Book Fair

AZ School Tax Credit for Desert Sage

Your school tax credit donations can provide Desert Sage students with opportunities to after school and summer programs, field trips, music and athletic programs or any other extracurricular activity.


The Arizona tax credit program (A.R.S. 43-1089.01) allows a tax credit of up to $200 for individuals and up to $400 for married couples, filing jointly, in support of extracurricular activities.


The tax credit reduces your tax burden to the state of Arizona, dollar for dollar.


This year, AZ tax credit dollars can help us purchase needed capital items as well if donated to the general fund.

Desert Sage Elementary

We are an A school in the Deer Valley Unified District. We educate children pre-k through grade 6 & offer Mandarin Language Immersion. We are the home of the geckos. Kristy M. Gill is the proud principal and Dr. Heidi Hopman is the proud assistant principal.