Desert Mountain Hawk's Eye View
Oct '23:Communication for our wonder Blackhawk families
Fall Fundraising a HUGE Success Thanks to Our Parent Community!
Thank you to all of our amazing families who helped us fundraise toward our goal of $30,000. We raised $25,985! That's AMAZING! Kinder- 8th grade students at Desert Mountain will get to enjoy a Day of Awesomeness to celebrate their hard work!
Thank you for your continued support of our campus and our school improvement efforts!
It's Finally Fall Y'all!
The DMS Annual Boo Bash Fall Carnival is Finally Here! 👻🎃
DMS PTO is pumped to host the annual Boo Bash on October 20th from 5:30 - 8:00pm. Come join us for a haunted house, classroom prize/craft booths, bounce houses, an obstacle course, food, fun, and more!!
Tickets are available for pre-order now through October 13th. $20 for 50 tickets! Complete the pre-order form here:
Pre-order tickets will be available at the will-call table at BooBash.
(Tickets will also be sold at the door: $10 for 20, $20 for 40)
We need your help to make this night AMAZING! If you are able to volunteer an hour of your time to help, we would greatly appreciate it!
Boulder Creek High School Homecoming
Calling all DMS students! The BCHS Homecoming Football Game is on Oct. 27th. Bring your family to the game and support former DMS students!
DMS 7th and 8th grade StuCo, NJHS and students in Leadership will have the opportunity to travel to BCHS to participate in the annual Home Coming Parade on the morning of the 27th. Transportation will be provided for the first 28 students to register. Parents may also transport students to and from the event, and are welcome to stay and walk in the parade With DMS.
Custodian Appreciation Day in October
Monday, Oct. 2nd is National Custodial Worker's Recognition Day. Our amazing team at Desert Mountain enjoyed lunch "on the house" from Chipotle and a gift from our PTO. We are so grateful for the team we have at DMS and we couldn't run our campus without them! Thank you Mr. Kyle, Mr. Keaton, Mrs. Maria and Ms. Clarissa! You folks the very best!
October is Love Our Schools Month in DVUSD
Looking for a way to give back to your child's school? October is Love Our Schools Month in DVUSD and we have several ways to volunteer on our campus. School Connect has partnered with local schools and businesses to support campus beautification projects. We are looking for families who would like to spend an afternoon cleaning up our campus, painting sport courts, planting trees, cleaning out the community garden and/or building a rescue tortoise enclosure. For more information on Love Our Schools Projects, please visit the School Connect Website. To participate at Desert Mountain, please email Principal Gillett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may view our projects at the following link by searching Desert Mountain School.
Sign-up for Fry's Community Rewards Program
Get your groceries, AND support your school!! Did you know that you can support your school and students just by shopping at Fry's using your V.I.P Card?! Head over to www.fryscommunityrewards.com and select Desert Mountain School Blackhawks-PTO as your organization. We appreciation your support!
📅 Mark Your Calendars 📅
Oct. 6th Flag Pole Assembly
Oct. 6th Early Release - PLC
Oct. 9th Fall Break Day - No School
Oct. 10th-13th Parent Teacher Conferences and Book Fair
Oct. 10th Muffins with a Ma'am in Media Center
Oct. 12th and 13th Half Day Release
Oct. 20th Early Release - Professional Development
Oct. 20th PTO Boo Bash Fall Carnival
Oct. 27th Early Release - PLC-Multi School Teams
Oct. 10th-13th: Parent Teacher Conferences and Book Fair
Parent Teacher Conferences
Desert Mountain School will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences the week of the 10th. Please contact your teachers to schedule a fall conference. Our goals is to meet will 100% of families, so please sign up for a conference.
Wednesday 11:30-7:00 pm
Thursday 11:30-3:00 pm
Friday 11:30-3:00 pm
*Individual teacher schedules will vary and may include additional times.
The DMS Scholastic Book Fair
During Parent Teacher Conferences, PTO will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair in the Media Center. Please stop in and support early literacy with the purchase of a new book for your student. A portion of every sale will benefit the DMS Library.
Open to families:
Oct. 18th: It's Time for a Battle! (a book battle that is...)
DMS has their first Battle of the Books "battle" on Oct.18th at 12:45pm. Teams of 5th and 6th grade students will be answering questions related to the following books:
The Tale of Despereaux
Danger in the Desert
Families of participants are welcome to attend and may check in at the front office.
Oct. 20th PTO's Annual Fall Carnival: Boo Bash!
Costume Guidelines for Boo Bash
1. Avoid violent or bloody images. It is okay to look "scary," but there is a difference between frightening and gruesome.
2. Eye and face masks are acceptable (make sure that vision is not impaired). Makeup should be minimal and applied at home.
3. Props (if any) must be manageable and must be "school event" appropriate.
4. Weapons of any kind are not permitted.
Middle School Athletics
Oct. 3rd: DM @ Anthem
Oct. 5th: Sunset Ridge @ DM
Oct.10th: DM @ Union Park
Oct. 12th: Anthem @ DM
Oct. 3rd: Anthem @ DM
Oct. 5th: Union Park @ DM
Oct.10th: Union Park @ DM
Oct. 12th: DM @ Anthem
Please Support The Desert Mountain PTO
Desert Mountain PTO is inviting all families to join the team! This year we are hosting our first membership drive since 2018. We need your support! To accommodate all families, we have two membership options this year.
- The "No Fuss" membership for $15: I do not plan on volunteering but I'll be attending PTO events. I'd also like to vote on how fundraising dollars are spent.
- The "Volunteer Membership" for $10: I plan to volunteer at a PTO event and I'd also like to vote in how dollars are spent.
Click HERE to follow the Desert Mountain PTO on Facebook.
Click HERE to Join the Desert Mountain PTO.
Next Public PTO Meeting:
Nov. 4th @ 4:30pm
Muffins with a Ma'am - Oct. 10th 7:30-8:15am
Barros Restaurant Night - Oct. 16th from 4:00pm to close
Boo Bash - Oct 20th 6:30-9:00 pm