DCES PawPrint Newsletter 

The spot for all DCES news and upcoming events!

October 2, 2018 Issue 

In this issue:


  Chinese Moon Festival

Chinese Moon Festival

5:30p-6:30p Thursday, October 4th!

Come enjoy a celebration of short performances of each grade level as well as stations for family activities!

(Kona Ice will also be on hand to purchase frozen treats.) 



 Rubio's Gives Back

Please mention Desert Canyon Elementary when you dine at Rubios!


Magical Munchies in the Morning

Magical Munchies in the Morning is happening TOMORROW

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!

*Concessions sold from 5:00p-6:00p by "Cubbies That Care"

*Pizza will be sold by Papa John's

*"Coco" starts at 6:30p 

*Admission is FREE with a donation of canned food.


 Volunteers Wanted During Lunch


Most of us have had a kindergartner at one point. 

Think about all the fun stuff we put in their lunches. Now think about what it takes to get all that fun stuff open and ready for them to dig in. Multiply that by an entire grade of kids...


(Especially during kindergarten!) 

Interested in volunteering to help out with all those fun faces?

Please contact Erik Hedrik directly at ehedrik@susd.org


Volunteering Opportunities

Our school continues to be a thriving and vibrant community because of parents like you! We have a range of opportunities for you to help strengthen our community and our school, no matter your schedule. Our strength begins with keeping you informed. Please get the My School Anywhere App and sign up! 

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


October 8-12, 2018


Monday October 15, 2018


Wednesday, October 17

 Thursday, October 18

Friday, October 19


 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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