Cougar Connection

November 13, 2020

Back to Online Learning November 23, 2020

Yesterday you received an email from the district office alerting you of the plans to return to online learning due to the high number of COVID cases in the state. As I receive information, I will be sure to keep you informed. The Desert Cove staff is already making preparations.

We will be sending home the computers with the students on November 20th and any additional materials the teachers are able to get together between now and next week.

If you DO NOT NEED a computer from school, please add your name to the list. We are not currently equipped with as many computers as we need for every student. If it's not necessary to send a school computer home with your child next week, please let us know.

We do not need a computer list (LINK)

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Corks for the Classroom Fundraiser

Let’s RAISE $$$$ for a great cause ==> DESERT COVE PTO!

It’s simple! YOU ORDER & I DONATE (100% of my COMMISSION to DC PTO)!!!

Scout & Cellar® clean-crafted™ wines offer a variety of reds, whites, bubbles, spritzers & mixables from around the world & delivered to your doorstep.

ALL Scout & Cellar® wines adhere to their clean-crafted™ mission = Organic, NO added sugars, NO added sulfites, NO chemicals, NO synthetics or pesticides! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

This program is endorsed by (UPC) of PVUSD!

1 - Shop & order through the dedicated DC PTO Tasting URL (& please share URL link with family & friends too!)

2 - Get Scout & Cellar™ Clean-Crafted™ wines delivered to your doorstep (*also, share locally and nationally, as orders make great gifts for friends, family, clients and co-workers)!

3 – Feel great knowing that my entire commission on ALL orders will be donated directly to DC PTO monthly!

  • NO minimum orders
  • FREE Shipping for any order $99+
  • 5% off 6 bottles
  • 10% off 12+ bottles
  • Easy online ordering through our dedicated tasting links, and all orders conveniently delivered to your doorstep and/or to friends & family
  • Great for yourself to enjoy with friends & family, and great for gifts (corporate or personal gift boxes are available too *Holiday gift boxes available now)
  • Commissions from ALL sales via Erin’s DC PTO Tasting URL Links will be donated directly to DC PTO
  • Scout Circle® wine club is an option, which is a great way to EASILY donate on a regular basis with the wines YOU want on a schedule YOU want


NOV 2020 & DEC 2020:
JAN 2021 & FEB 2021:

With gratitude,

Erin Terjesen, Proud PVUSD Parent and Scout & Cellar® Wine Consultant

Progress Reports

We are officially half way through second quarter. Be sure to check your child's progress in Infinite Campus or be on the look out for their paper copy in their backpacks. They came home (today) Friday.

Holidays During the Pandemic

As we round the corner to the holidays, families are having lots of thoughts and concerns about what things will look like this year. Check out this helpful article from Child Mind Institute that addresses common concerns and thoughts on how we can enjoy the holidays in maybe a different way. The article addresses:

  • How to celebrate when we are not getting together as usual

  • What do we do when we don’t agree on what “being safe means”

  • How do we deal with our feelings of frustration and disappointment, and how can we help our kids do the same?

Click here to read the article

Snowflake Program

The strength of our Cougar Community is reflected in how well we care for families who are experiencing hardships. The Snowflake Program is a practical way we can support our students and families during the holidays. We anticipate higher needs than usual due to the pandemic, and invite you to purchase a (or some) $25 gift card to Walmart or Target. This will allow us to provide some support to as many families as possible in the way that they need most. Cards can be dropped off at the office, with Nurse Stephanie, or Ms. Denny.

If you are needing some help with the holiday or anything else, please reach out to Sharon Denny at (602) 449-3409 or email her at We are here for you and your student/s and we’ll get through this together!

Thank you for your tax credit donations!

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Desert Cove Re-Opening Playbook PDF

Included is information regarding students returning to school and policies and procedures that will be implemented.

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Desert Cove's Mission

Mission statement: Desert Cove provides a collaborative culture that supports and celebrates student diversity, lifelong learning, and engagement in a global community.

Vision: To prepare and motivate students to achieve their personal best, to embrace learning, and build their emotional, social and physical well-being, enabling students to flourish as contributing and healthy citizens in our community.

Beliefs: Safe, Seen, Celebrated