Desert Willow Elementary Learning for life and loving to learn January 6, 2021

Students in Srta. Torregrosa's class are learning about electricity by building working circuits with copper tape, batteries, and lightbulbs.

Report Cards should be in your child's backpack today.

~Staci Wiese, Principal

Mrs. Wiese, DWES Principal
Mrs. Wiese and James have matching dinosaur shoes!

Roadrunner Club Parent Reminder

Roadrunner parents, please remember, we do not allow parents or visitors on campus. This means that when you come to pick up or drop off your child, you must wait at the door. Please do not come into the cafeteria.  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our staff and students safe.

Kindergarten Registration For The 2021-22 School Year

Do you have a child who will be five by September 1, 2021? You can register now for kindergarten! Stop in to see Ms. Jill and return your registration paperwork. The first 20 students to enroll this December will even get a Future Falcons t-shirt thanks to generous donations from our community.

Save the Dates!

  • Kindergarten Round Up - January 28, 2021 - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • SI Kindergarten Parent Meeting - February 4, 2021 - 5:00 p.m.



Child Nutrition

FREE Meals to all CCUSD students (face to face and AOE). With funding from USDA, we are pleased to announce we will continue to offer free breakfast and lunch to all CCUSD students. As long as funding is available, meals will be provided until June 30, 2021. Students that are face to face can receive one breakfast and one lunch per day while at school.

AOE students: We will have 5 days of breakfast and lunch available for pick up on Tuesdays between 9am and 10 am. The location is the parent drop off loop in front of CSHS (near the flagpole). Please check the Child Nutrition webpage for more information or if you have any questions, please call us at 480-575-2436.

6th Grade SI Cooking Video

They're back! Our 6th grade SI chefs are at it again. Enjoy the latest recipe by clicking on the button below.


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  • 1/6 - 1/31/21: Help us stock the teacher's lounge!
  • 1/27/21: Spirit Night - TBD


Stock the Teacher's Lounge - Winter break is over but let's keep the spirit of giving going! Please help us stock our teacher's lounge with energizing snacks and tasty treats to help our teachers/staff get through the next half of this crazy school year!

Individual pre-packaged foods, canned beverages, K-cups, individually wrapped candies, fresh fruit or monetary donations to buy snacks would be greatly appreciated! Feel free to shop anywhere you'd like and to make things easy we made a Sign-Up Genius for tons of great items from Costco online or in store! Click here to sign up. Items may be dropped off in the front office through January 31st. Happy New Year Everyone!

Looking for Yearbook Volunteer - The yearbook committee is seeking someone organized who can donate one hour (sometimes less) a week sorting and tagging digital files and images for the year book. Familiarity with teachers (name/grades a plus but not essential). There will be one or two weeks during the remainder of the school year where more time will be needed for specific yearbook projects. Contact Tia Lucchesi at TiaLucchesi@gmail.com or Valerie Handley at dwespresident@gmail.com.

Tuft & Needle - $150 off a new mattress through 1/11/21! Tuft & Needle has partnered with our school and will donate 25% back to DWES on every purchase. You can order through Tuft & Needle Gives Back or on the Tuft and Needle website and enter Desert Willow Elementary School, it's as easy as that!



Become a PTO Member

Return to school Wish List

Volunteer for PTO

Homeroom Parent Volunteer

Purchase Masks

Purchase Spirit Wear

See all fundraising opportunities

PTO Website


Shop for everyday supplies while helping earn money for DWES! Here's how.....

Fry's Community Rewards Program- If you shop at Fry's Food Grocery Store, please link up your Fry's V.I.P. card to Desert Willow or enter organization number WM786. Fry's Community Rewards Program will automatically donate to DWES on your behalf from your purchases! Here is a link to Fry's Community Rewards Program to link your card.

Amazon Smile - is a simple and automatic way for you to support DWES every time you shop at amazon.com, at no cost to you with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to DWES. Select Desert Willow PTO as the charitable organization and every eligible purchase you make on Amazon Smile will result in a donation to our school Here is a link to shop!

Tuft & Needle - Need a new mattress? Buy one the easy way - online and with FREE shipping! Tuft & Needle has partnered with our school and will donate 25% back to DWES on every purchase. You can order through Tuft & Needle Gives Back or on the Tuft & Needle website and enter Desert Willow Elementary School, it's as easy as that!

Click here to see ALL of the unique and easy ways you can immediately help raise funds for DWES while you shop!


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Thank you to the Guseman Family: Thad, Lauren, Henry and Leo!

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Ricky Roadrunner Resale Shop - If you have children moving on to middle school or have outgrown their spirit wear items, we are collecting DWES Spirit Wear that have been gently used in the front office.

  • Co-Presidents: Valerie Handley and Lori Mathesius - dwespresident@gmail.com
  • Vice-President: Sandy Lacy - dwesvp@gmail.com
  • Treasurer: Virginia Sierra - dwestreasurer@gmail.com
  • Secretary: Melissa Adelson - dwessecretary@gmail.com
  • PTO Website: http://desertwillowpto.org/
  • 1/13/21: Preschool Lottery Meeting - 4:15 p.m. (see link above)
  • 1/18/21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
  • 1/27/21: Early Release @ 11:50 a.m.
  • 1/28/21: Kindergarten Roundup - 5:30 - 7 p.m.
  • 2/4/21: SI Kindergarten Meeting - 5:00 p.m.

Roadrunners are Respectful, Responsible, & Kind

This month, our schoolwide theme is skills for learning: listening, focusing attention, using self-talk to stay on-task, and being assertive when asking for help with a learning task. Please tell your child’s teacher if you’d like more suggestions about supporting skills for learning at home.

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Dr. Cort Monroe - Superintendent

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