Hawk Happenings

Last Day of School

Dear Hawk Families,

It's hard to believe we have reached the end of the 2022-2023 school year! It has been an amazing year at Desert Trails. I have really enjoyed my first year here and look forward to another fabulous year next year. Thank you for being such a welcoming and supportive community. I have a few items for you to review and one more video of our last month of school. Have a safe and relaxing summer break!


Mrs. Maynard, Principal


May 2023 at DTES

Immunization Notice

Notice from the Health Office.

If you have a student who is currently 11 or will be turning 11 over the summer, please remember per the state of Arizona, they are required to receive the 11 year old Tdap and MCV4 immunizations. Please provide proof of immunizations to the school nurse. If you have any questions please contact the school nurse.

Thank you,

Nurse Judy

Staffing Update for 2023-2024

We would like to say farewell and good luck to some staff members who are leaving Desert Trails for various reasons.

Hailey Lee

Michelle Schreker

Heather Wilson

Lauren Nilsen

Amanda Moore

Kashley Maher

Maureen Love

Thank you for your time and dedication to Desert Trails!

We would like to welcome new staff members and teachers who will be changing roles for the 2023-2024 school year. We are excited to introduce you to:

Whitney Creed- Pre-k self-contained gifted

Maggie Tracey- 1st/2nd self-contained gifted

Heather Hallows- 3rd/4th self-contained gifted

Carlie Manecke and Madison Branson-co-teaching 1st grade

Hannah Stillson-2nd grade

Lynn Caccia-2nd grade gifted cluster

Lori Leyba-3rd grade

Heather Neely 6th grade

Katie Seitz-Special education

Pam McCoy Para-educator

Lisa Dziuk- Health Assistant

Rebecca Poindexter- Instructional Assistant


DTES Families,

It’s never too soon to start planning ahead for the next school year. It will be here before we know it and it’s better to be prepared! DTES PTO is providing families with an easy way to gather school supplies through Edukits. In fact, you can start ordering your child’s kit today, and all the supplies that your child will need will be delivered right to your child’s classroom on open house, the day before the first day of school. You are just a few clicks away from checking that off your summer to-do list! Click on this link to get started!

The last day to order Edukits is June 15, 2023.

Please contact Lin Graff, your DTES PTO Edukits Coordinator, with any questions at dtesptoedukits@gmail.com.


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Desert Trails Summer Office Hours

May 26-31, 2023 - Doors will be open to the public.
June 1-2, 2023 - Doors will be locked; phones will be on, and appointments can be made available as needed.
July 17, 2023 - Office reopens to the public.



The Mission of Desert Trails Elementary School is to assure the highest level of learning for all students, to develop life-long learners who exhibit self-discipline, global awareness and excel as independent thinkers and high achievers through a supportive partnership of staff, parents, and all community stakeholders.