Hawk Happenings

December 2022

Dear Hawk Families,

Please read through this monthly newsletter to review school information and check out the video below to see what our students have been up to this month. There is so much happening at Desert Trails!!


Mrs. Maynard, Principal


November at DTES

PTO Fundraiser

I'd like to extend a huge thank you to our PTO members for planning and running our amazing Fun Run Fundraiser! The Desert Trails Community stepped up and went above and beyond to support our school. We raised over $70,000!!! We look forward to updating our playground and discussing other possible school improvement projects. Thank you, Hawk Families!

The students really enjoyed their participation in the Fun Run. It was a fabulous day for all students. Check out the video of our Fun Run day.

DTES Fun Run 2022

December Events

December 1st - Governing Board Meeting @ 7 pm

December 3rd - Sounds of the Seasons at Desert Ridge @10:20 am

December 6th - Early Release Day

December 7th - Picture Retakes and Group Pictures

December 8th - 6th Grade Parent Meeting (Disneyland Field Trip) @ 6:30 pm

December 13th - School Council Meeting @7:45 am

December 15th - Winter Concert @ 6:30 pm

December 16th - Term 2 Ends

December 19th - 30th - Winter Break

Lunch With Your Child

Many parents are enjoying visiting their students for lunch in the cafeteria! If you would like to join your child(ren) for lunch, please remember to submit this form to sign up for a day and time to have lunch in the cafeteria. Once you receive a confirmation email from us, you will be on the approved list to have lunch with your child. The form must be submitted 24 hours in advance. Siblings are not allowed in the cafeteria.


The online version of our Annual Update process is now available for the 2022-23 school year. The Annual Update allows you to make any updates to your contact information such as address changes, phone number changes, changes to a child’s health history, as well as update emergency contact information. This has replaced the printed Emergency Card.

  • Please go to portal.pvschools.net
  • Select More and then Annual Update.
  • You may also click the Annual Update link on the Announcement Page.

Need help? View our Annual Update Smart Card.

NOTE: the Portal is where you will find your student´s ID # if needed.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Please review Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

PTO News

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United Parent Council

Looking to get more involved in your child’s education? Want to be among the first to know what is happening in the district? If so, I encourage you to attend United Parent Council meetings. Paradise Valley United Parent Council is a district-wide parent group that has been active in Paradise Valley Unified School District for more than 30 years and is a 501(c)(3) organization. Looking out for the interest of students is their primary goal. They do this by offering parents support, information, and opportunities to be influential voices in the decisions that affect their children's education. UPC meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month in the District Administration Center East/West Conference Rooms on the grounds of the PVUSD complex at 15002 North 32nd Street. Visitors are always welcome. Click here to visit their website for information on this month’s meeting.

Desert Trails Office Hours

Desert Trails office hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.


Regular attendance is a key to academic success. Students should remain out of school only when absolutely necessary.

When a student is going to be absent from school, a guardian is expected to call the attendance line (602-449-4101) on the day of the absence, before 9:10 am.



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.