Last Friday (11/19) all DWE students in grades K-5 participated in our Science and Engineering Day. We want to thank our dedicated teachers for planning fun, educational, and engaging projects for our young scientists and engineers. We also want to shout out our amazing volunteers for lending a helping hand! If your child would like to complete their own project for our Science and Engineering Showcase please see more information here:
7 months ago, Desert Willow Elementary
Science and Engineering Day @DWE
Join us tonight for our Reading Under the Stars event at DWE! Bring a blanket and a flashlight and read your favorite book with your family. The Cienega Astronomy and STEM club will be showing night sky objects through their telescope, and Vail Coffee Stop will be selling coffee, cocoa, and cider for $2 (cash only). We will also have a free book giveaway, crafts, and read alouds!
8 months ago, Desert Willow Elementary
Reading under the Stars
We want to send a huge thank you to our PTA and to all the families who participated in the Read-a-Thon! Thank you for all of your support! The students loved being able to slime their principals! Thank you also to Mrs. Forgacs and Mrs. Owens for being such good sports!
8 months ago, Desert Willow Elementary
Read-a-Thon Thank You
There will be no school on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Our front office will be closed. School will resume on Friday.
8 months ago, Desert Willow Elementary
Veterans Day 11/11 No School
Our DWE PTA has been staying busy, and we are so grateful for them and all the amazing things they do for DWE. Check out everything they have been doing in their November Newsletter: What is something you are grateful for?
8 months ago, Desert Willow Elementary
November PTA Newsletter
If you haven’t already put your ballot in the mail it is too late to do so. Ballots must be dropped off tomorrow, November 2nd between the hours of 7AM -7PM at Christ Lutheran Vail: 14600 E. Colossal Cave Road, Vail, AZ 85641 or at the Pima County Recorders office. (See map and location below).
8 months ago, Desert Willow Elementary
Don't forget to drop off your ballot.
Our PTA Holiday Fundraiser runs from today through November 12th. The online store is at and after selecting "online store" just enter our Group ID which is DWL21. It includes a catalog of great holiday gifts including fully customizable metal water bottles with a DWE etching, or other designs. Students can share the store online with friends or relatives that don't live nearby. We appreciate your support!! Starting Wednesday morning there will be a table in front of the office for students to bring their coupons to get their prizes. In addition to the prizes they get for selling items, there will be drawings from the coupons that have been turned in every few days. For those who sell more than 10 items they will be entered into a special drawing for a giant stuffed hamster.
8 months ago, Desert Willow Elementary
DWE PTA Fundraiser Sale
Trunk or Treat at DWE is happening tonight starting at 5:30pm! Kids of all ages can "trick or treat" and we will also have pizza, a photo booth, and our tile art fundraiser! Stop on by for a spooky good time!
8 months ago, Desert Willow Elementary
Trunk or Treat
We are excited to host our VIRTUAL Book Fair this week ! Not only can you purchase new and exciting books for your child, but when you make a purchase at the book fair the proceeds go toward purchasing new books and equipment for our library, too!
8 months ago, Desert Willow Elementary
Online Bookfair Oct 22- Nov 4
Join us for Make a Difference Day tomorrow from 8:00am-11:30am! Help us beautify our school and connect with friends from our community!
9 months ago, Desert Willow Elementary
DWE Make a Difference Day 8:00am-11:30am
Do you have dinner plans this Wednesday? We sure do! Enjoy a tasty and convenient dinner at Wienerschnitzel and some of the proceeds will go toward providing items for our school! Bring the flyer and be sure to mention DWE!
9 months ago, Desert Willow Elementary
Wienerschnitzel Night Wednesday 10/20 from 5-8pm
We are fortunate to have a PE teacher who models healthy living through active and fun lessons! We love Mr. Rabago!
10 months ago, Desert Willow Elementary
Meet Mr. Rabago