Cougar Connection

April 29, 2022

Mark your calendars...

May 2nd-6th -Teacher Appreciation Week (see below)

May 3rd -National Teacher's Day

May 4th -STUCO Meeting @7:30AM in the library

May 4th -STAR WARS Day - Wear your Star Wars shirts, hats, etc. "May the 4th be with you!"

May 9th -Site Council Meeting 7:45AM (Video call link:

May 10th- Combined Band Concert @Shadow Mountain 7PM

May 11th -School Nurse Day

May 11th -Aioli Night

May 17th -6:30pm PTO Meeting - Vote for PTO Board 2022-2023 school year

May 18 -Combined Orchestra Concert at Desert Ridge 4:30P

May 20th -Last School Spirit Day

May 24th -Combined Strings Concert - Desert Ridge 4:30-5:30PM (Kids be there at 4PM)

May 26th -1/2 Day and Last Day of School - 6th Grade Clap Out(see below)

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5th and 6th Next Year

We will be embarking on a new and exciting journey with our 5th and 6th graders next year. Please review the letter pertaining to your grade level below and submit questions/RSVP in the survey included in the letter.

Incoming 6th Grade Parents

Incoming 5th Grade Parents

Free Summer Camp Anyone?

AZ OnTrack Summer Camp has been designed to address the learning gaps and losses that the last two years have caused students statewide. The American Rescue Plan Act has made Summer Camp offerings free to your family. Camp is designed to enrich, advance, and connect PreK–12th grade students so that they will enter the 2022-23 school year with greater excitement and confidence. For more information and to register go to:

Families struggling to find a Summer Camp in their area can request enrollment assistance from a Family Navigator in English or en español.

6th Grade Clap Out

All 6th grade parents are invited to attend the 6th grade clap out at the end of the day Thursday, May 26th. We will open the field for parents, guardians, etc., so you can celebrate and cheer as your 6th grade graduate enters the field!! Please be on the field no later than 11:25AM. The clap out will start for the 6th graders at 11:30AM sharp! Kona Ice will be available to provide our 6th graders with a sweet treat before the rest of the school is dismissed at 12PM. After the bell rings, the truck will remain on the field for anyone who would like to purchase one of the icy treats!

Thank you PTO!!

PTO Corner

Desert Cove PTO Website Desert Cove PTO Elementary Facebook

Desert Cove PTO (@dcpto) • Instagram photos and videos #DCES #DCPTO #DCSPIRIT

Shopping programs:

  1. Fry's Food Store: code: DF984 Select Desert Cove PTO

  2. Coca-Cola GIVE: search for Desert Cove

  3. American Furniture Warehouse: code: DCES11

  4. Box Tops: search for Desert Cove

Desert Cove PTO (@dcpto) • Instagram photos and videos #DCES #DCPTO #DCSPIRIT

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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