Gecko Gazette

Desert Sage Newsletter - October 2022

Autumn is here!

2022-2023 Student Council Officers

Congratulations to our newly elected 2022-2023 Student Council Officers!
  • President: Gavin Y.
  • Vice President: Aria M.
  • Secretary: Brock M.
  • Treasurer: Carter D.
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Thank You Parents & Guardians!

Thank you parents and guardians for attending our fall parent teacher conferences. Our teachers enjoyed sharing the growth your child has made during first quarter, answering questions, and getting to know you. Your participation in these important discussions strengthens the bond between home and school, in turn creating a more stable path for your child's successful educational career.

Remember to stay in contact with your child's teachers outside of conference time. You can always reach out via email or request additional conferences with teachers as needed. Teacher contact information is available on our school website here.

Click here for Fun Run information!

Our Fun Run donation drive is happening. The students' goal is to get active & find sponsors to raise $20,000! Proceeds will fund new library furniture & classroom materials! Plus, a portion of every donation will go straight to classrooms!

Fall Spirit Week

Fall Spirit week is Monday, October 31st through November 4th. Be sure to show your school and fall spirit all week long!
  • Monday, 10/31 - Favorite Fall Attire/Orange & Black Day
  • Tuesday, 11/1 - Pajama Day
  • Wednesday, 11/2 - Wacky Wednesday Backwards Day
  • Thursday, 11/3 - Slick Sock Day
  • Friday, 11/4 - Support Your Team Day

Costumes are not allowed.

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Fall Class Parties

Food for classroom celebrations must be organized by the classroom teacher with approval from the school nurse. This guarantees all students with dietary restrictions and allergies are taken care of and can safely participate in the celebration. Unapproved donations of food will not be accepted and returned to the donating family.

If you are interested in supporting your child's teacher with autumn celebrations at the end of the month, please reach out to them as soon as possible to begin planning with them.

Mark Your Calendar - Important Dates

  • October: National Principal Month
  • Thursday, 10/27: Occupational Therapist Appreciation Day
  • Friday, 10/28: Fun Run Day
  • Friday, 10/28: Dismissal at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 11/1: Kindergarten 2023-2024 Preview Night
  • Thursday, 11/3: PTO Zoom Meeting at 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 11/4: Dismissal at 2:00 p.m.
  • 11/7-11/11: National School Psychology Week
  • Friday, 11/11: No School, Veterans Day
  • 11/14-11/18: Scholastic Book Fair
  • Tuesday, 11/15: Fall Choir Concert at 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 11/17: Picture Retake Day
  • Friday, 11/18: Substitute Teachers Appreciation Day
  • Friday, 11/18: Dismissal at 2:00 p.m.
  • 11/21-11/25: No School, Thanksgiving Recess

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.

Make your tax credit donation to Desert Sage at:

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 Lindsay Race is the proud assistant principal.

Location: 4035 West Alameda Road, Glendale, AZ, USA
Phone: (623) 445-4700
Twitter: @DesertSageElem