Desert Sun Academy WEEKLY DAZZLER 05/21/2018

spirit week this week!

Monday- Mix and Math Monday- have fun and mix stripes, solids, polka dots, mismatch socks and shoes

Tuesday-Beach Day- school appropriate Beach Day attire

Wednesday- Decades Day- pick a time span and dress up (Roaring 20's, 70's, 80's and beyond)

4th quarter howling coyotes assembly may 24

We will be having our last Howling Coyotes Assembly at 9:30. Please consider joining us to celebrate our students!

may 24th is early dismissal

Students will be released at 11:50 AM. Please make arrangements for childcare if needed.

Gentle reminder ABOUT lost and found

Please make sure that your child or you check out the Lost and Found in the cafeteria. There are a lot of jackets, sweaters, lunch boxes, water bottles and toys. Whatever is not claimed will be donated at the end of the year. Thank you so much!!

Please welcome our new pto executive board!

Heath Shaffer and Jolie Monea -Co Presidents

Heidi Wood- Vice President

Angie Blum and Jenny Huffman- Co Treasurers

Ashley Hutson- Secretary

Student council breakfast

Our Student Council celebrated the end of the school year by enjoying breakfast on May 15th. Thank you to Mrs. Labuwi and our Student Council Members for a great year!!

4th grade field trip to capital

Check out a few pictures from our field trip to the capital! Looks like we have a few future politicians here at Desert Sun!

Summer Robotics Class opportunity

ECS is offering a few interesting classes for our students in Cave Creek. Please checkout the flyer if interested.


Due to the closing of school for two days, the last week has changed. Please reference the calendar on our school website for updated changes.


Each summer, ECS includes reading and math offerings for elementary students in our ECS Summer Enrichment Program. Attached is a flyer listing these classes.

Parents can find additional academic related summer classes and camps online or in our ECS Summer Catalog.


We are excited to announce to our community that the Global Beginnings Pre-School will be coming back to our campus during the 18-19 school year. Please begin to get out the word. If you are interested in having your 3 or 4 year old join us next year please contact ECS at the website or phone number below.

ECS website at www.ecsforall.org

Or contact our office for more information at 480-575-2440.


You may have noticed some changes this year in the way some of our classrooms look and feel. Desert Sun teachers have been working towards a more personalized learning approach to meet the needs of our students. Technology and tools provided by the DSA PTO, Kiwanis of Carefree, and donations to Desert Sun have allowed teachers to use technology to challenge our students in some new and unique ways. The video below explains the basics of what blended learning is and how it can help us personalize learning for all our amazing students.


Hoping this can help the community understand this process better!

The 2017 tax season is now closed as of Monday April 17. We are now collecting to help fund extra curricular programs for the 2018 tax year. If you would like to get your donation in early please contact Dot in the office at anytime! Thank you for all your support!

Please see the front office or use the button below for more information


We have got our Twitter account up and running now so please consider following us. We are at 74 followers currently! You can find us @CCUSD_93. Mr. Bagwell is planning on sending Tweets showing off the great things our staff and students do throughout the day! It will also be another way to access the Dazzler link!

2018 upcoming events

spirit week may 22nd-25th

Monday- Mix and Math Monday- have fun and mix stripes, solids, polka dots, mismatch socks and shoes

Tuesday-Beach Day- school appropriate Beach Day attire

Wednesday- Decades Day- pick a time span and dress up (Roaring 20's, 70's, 80's and beyond)


early release may 24th 11:50

last day of school may 29th

Enjoy your summer!



Please contact our PTO for information on gently used uniforms for $2.00.

Check out our website

Supply lists are available

Meet mr. Bagwell principal at dsa

Mr. Aaron Bagwell

Mr. Bagwell is excited to be the Principal at Desert Sun Academy for the '17-'18 school year. When visiting the DSA campus please stop by and introduce yourself as he would love to meet you!

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Desert Sun Academy PTO Information


The Desert Sun PTO does incredible work every year to provide the best learning tools and opportunities to our students. In addition to great events including the Mother/Son Event, Daddy Daughter Dance, and Family Bingo night among other events, the PTO provides important learning resources including Raptor Visitor Management System, iPads, Chromebook, Kindergarten Aides, and Librarians.

Please note that this link is not affiliated with the Cave Creek Unified School District

Ways to give

DirEct donation

Donations can be made directly to Desert Sun Academy PTO in any amount. These donations are separate from the Arizona Tax Credit donations, but come with fewer restrictions on how the school can use the donation to support student learning. Money from direct donation has been used to supplement important programs such as aides for French Immersion, projectors for classrooms, repairing playground and PE equipment. If you would like to make a donation in any amount to Desert Sun Academy PTO, simply write a check out to Desert Sun Academy PTO and send it to the front office. Your donation in any amount is always appreciated.

We now offer the ability to direct donate via PayPal. Our email is desertsunacademypto@gmail.com.

Frys Food & Drug

You can support Desert Sun when you shop at Fry’s. To get started, sign up with your V.I.P Card,, and select Desert Sun Academy. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards for your chosen organization every time you shop and use your V.I.P Card!

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Desert Sun Academy every time you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, ovast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Desert Sun!

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Box Tops For Education

Collect box tops and send them to your child’s homeroom teacher every week. DSA earns hundreds of dollars from Box Tops to support important programs through the PTO.

Ronald McDonald house/pto supported soda tab collections are back! collection boxes will be available soon here at school

Tax Credit

Arizona's tax law (ARS 43-1089.01) allows families a tax credit of up to $400 if they contribute to extracurricular activities in public schools. Individuals can give up to $200. Contributions that are made on or before the fifteenth day of the fourth month (April 15), following the close of the taxable year, may be applied to either the current or preceding taxable year and is considered to have been made the last day of that taxable year.Extracurricular activities are school sponsored activities that may require enrolled students to pay a fee, including fees for:

  • Band Instruments
  • Science laboratory materials
  • Field Trips
  • Character Education Programs

Check on your childs gRades anytime

Whats for lunch?

Important numbers

Main line: 480-575-2900

Health office: 480 575-2902


Governing board

Mark Warren, President; Cynthia Weiss, Vice President; Janet Busbee, Member; Kathryn Hill, Member; James Rich, Member


Dr. Debbi Burdick Superintendent; Principal Mr. Aaron Bagwell


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