DCES PawPrint Newsletter 

The spot for all DCES news and upcoming events!

September 12, 2018 Issue 

In this issue:


  Family Game Night

DCES Family Game Night

Friday, September 14th!

Games* Pizza* Prizes* and More! 

Enjoy a fun night with DCES families and Teachers! Online sales close tomorrow! Get your tickets now! 


*Items purchased online will go home in backpacks on Friday

We need a few more volunteers!   Please sign up if you are able to help with this FUN event! 

Hope to see you there! 



The Vig Gives Back

Please mention Desert Canyon Elementary when you dine at the VIG all month long!


Magical Munchies in the Morning

Magical Munchies in the Morning is happening

Wednesday, October 3 at 7:30am in the DCES amphitheater.

Bring your favorite family member for a morning treat and check out the book fair.

*Donuts and coffee provided by PTO and Black Rock Coffee Bar. 


Family Movie Night


Family Movie Night is happening Friday, October 19 in the DCES amphitheater! Gates open at 5:00p for "Cubbies That Care" and "Coco" starts at 6:30p. Admission is FREE with a donation of canned food to be given to Vista Del Camino food bank in South Scottsdale.

Cubbies that Care

Do you enjoy helping people or animals in need? Sign up for the Cubbies That Care event! "Cubbies That Care" is an hour of giving happening from 5p-6p on Family Movie Night, Friday, October 19, 2018. This is your opportunity to have some fun with friends, give help to those in need, and catch a great movie under the stars! Here’s how it works:

  1. Choose your team: 1-4 students per team

  2. Choose your charity.

  3. Choose what to sell.

  4. Help others in need.

  5. Stay for the free showing of "Coco"!

**Space will be limited to 5 teams. Sign up will be on the My School Anywhere app starting Friday, September 21, 2018. More info/details to come.**

Open PTO Meeting and Campus Chat

Mark your calendars for our first Campus Chat with Mrs. Mills/Open PTO meeting of the year on the morning of 9/26 and evening of 9/27.  This is your opportunity to chat with Mrs. Mills, help us identify school and student needs, as well as find out about PTO happenings around campus.  

Lid Collection

Please keep collecting your plastic bottle caps: Gatorade, laundry detergent, applesauce, water bottles, etc. Every cove and the office now have red baskets to collect your bottle caps. We have plans for an amazing art installation on the wall behind the garden. We will need lots of bottle caps to get this project completed. 

Upcoming Important Dates and Events

September 19, 2018

September 26, 2018

October 8-12, 2018


 Tuesday Treats


Lets show how much we appreciate our DCES faculty and staff with some yummy goodies.  Please use the link below for more details and to sign up!




 Lost & Found


What's parenting without the inevitable items not returning at the end of a school day? We created this to help reunite kids with their belongings.  If your child is missing water bottles, lunch boxes, jackets, sweaters etc, have them take a look just outside the double cafeteria doors.  We clean it out every couple of weeks.  Thank you! 

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