Have you heard about our Kinder Exploration Camp? This summer camp is for students who will be entering Kindergarten in the 22-23 school year.
As the weather gets hotter and hotter our STUCO has found some cool ways to support our school! The DWE Student Council supports teacher and student projects year round, and they are able to provide amazing learning opportunities to our students through all of their creative fundraising opportunities. If you want to cool down this afternoon and support a good cause, consider stopping by Bahama Bucks today anytime from 3-9pm!
Hi Families! As a reminder there will be no school tomorrow, April 15. Our Rattler for next week can be found here: https://5il.co/18tnh
Can you guess which DWE teacher is reading her favorite book on National Drop Everything and Read Day? Tell us in the comments- what are you reading right now, or what is your favorite book to read?
We love this time of year at Desert Willow Elementary! See our Rattler https://5il.co/18kh1 for information about how to sign up for the Talent Show and to learn more about cool upcoming events like our PTA Community Fair and Drop Everything and Read day!
Our phones are undergoing some maintenance this afternoon, and so if you need to contact the front office please email our office manager: https://dwe.vailschooldistrict.org/o/dwe/staff...
Ivy from Mrs. Courville's class was recognized for working hard when doing AASA testing review! We are proud of Ivy! Tomorrow our 3rd graders will take the AASA Writing test, and we wish them all luck! Go 3rd graders!
Some of our Diamondbacks started their spring break celebrating at SARSEF! Congratulations to Aubrey, Xandr, Megan, Ethan, Lauren, Melanie, and Sebastian for completing award winning science projects! A big shout out also goes to Mrs. Beck's kindergarten class and Ms. Wilson's third grade class for also winning first place for their grade level categories! We are proud of you!
It's finally here! We can't wait to meet our newest Diamondbacks! If you will have an incoming kindergartener for the 22-23 school year, please stop by Desert Willow Elementary School tonight for information about how to enroll your child!
Congrats to our STARBASE graduates! Students in Ms. Duncan's class and Mrs. Chamberlain's class were recognized today for completing the amazing STEM academy at Davis Monthan Air Force Base!
Our Kindergarten Packet-Pick Up event will be Thursday, March 3rd, from 5:30-7:00pm at Desert Willow Elementary. Help us spread the word! Tell your friends and neighbors about our in-person event. Families will be able to tour classrooms, meet the teachers, and check out the playground!
Some lucky DWE students used their “Diamondbucks” at our school store to play a game of “Pop-It” with our DWE Principal and Assistant to the Principal. These two amazing first graders sure taught our principals a thing or two about pop-it game strategy! I think our principals should stick to principal-ing, and leave the pop-its to the kids!
Happy Rodeo Break, everyone! Next week we will have fun Love of Reading Week spirit days and our annual Field Day! See all the details for next week in our Weekly Rattler: https://5il.co/165s6
Let us introduce you to some wonderful ladies- Sheri Curtin, our Teacher of the Year, and Carri Rios, our Support Staff of the Year! We are so lucky to have these amazing professionals at Desert Willow!
Today we celebrated and recognized our amazing volunteers! Thank you, Natalie Ventura, for all of your work organizing volunteers for DWE. Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Year, Rebecka Fannon!
Move over, Taco Tuesday-- DWE is making Burrito Wednesday a thing! Join us at Chipotle tonight anytime from 5-9pm for one of STUCO’s biggest percentage nights of the year! 33% of proceeds from the sales will go straight to Desert Willow.
Hello DWE Diamondbacks! Today (2/10) and tomorrow (2/11) are 1/2 days for Parent Teacher Conferences. Dismissal will be at noon on both days; please call the office at 879-2302 if you need to make changes to your child's routine transportation. After your conference feel free to stop by our Science and Engineering Showcase in the MPR!
Have you seen this week’s Rattler? There is a lot going on at DWE- Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday and Friday (noon dismissal both days), the Science and Engineering Showcase will feature projects in the MPR, our Book Fair is happening now, and Valentines Grams are for sale! For more information about those events please see our Rattler: https://5il.co/159fp (a previous version stated there was a Chipotle fundraiser- that will be next week!)
Get ready Diamonbacks- the Book Fair is almost here! Check out our school's Book Fair page where people can create their e-wallet or shop online: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=desertwillowelementarysch1 The in-person Book Fair is Feb. 7-11 at DWE! You can also preview the catalog here: https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/S22/S22-ES-Case-Booklist/S22_ES_Case_Booklist.html#p=1
Do you or someone you know have an incoming kindergartener for the 2022-2023 school year? Our Kindergarten Walk-Thru Enrollment Packet Pick-Up event will be March 3rd from 5:30pm-7:00pm at Desert Willow Elementary School. If you have questions about enrollment, please contact our Office Manager Amanda Moore at 520-879-2305 or visit our website: https://dwe.vailschooldistrict.org/o/dwe/page/road-to-kindergarten Feel free to spread the word to friends in the community.