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Principal's Message


Common Core Testing for grades 3, 4, and 5 will be online again this year. Please have your child practice the online test at home. Use the link to access the test. Sign in as GUEST and select the appropriate grade. The more familiar your child is with the testing format and tools, the more at ease they will feel the day of the test.

Regina Heredia

Lunch and Volunteer Applications

 Uniforms are required.

Tops: light blue or burgundy

Bottoms: khaki (no jeans)

Shirts are available for purchase 

in the front office.

$9 each




Upcoming Events

Read Across America!!

Monday-The Cat in the Hat-Dress like a character from the story.

Tuesday-Fox in Socks-Wear crazy or mismatched socks.

Wednesday-I Am Not Going to Get up Today-Wear your pajamas.

Thursday-Green Eggs and Ham-Wear green.

Friday-Oh the Places You'll Go-Dress for success, wear your best.

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first

Family Math Night! 

Hope to see you all at the next event! 

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Friday, February 27--Spring Pictures 

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Battle of the Books

Do you love reading? Do you love competitions? 

Then join the Battle of the Books.

Meetings are Wednesdays in room 508

The Indio Library is having an evening event for Dr. Seuss' Birthday.

Join us in SHOPAROO!

Download the free app and use the grade level codes to earn an extra 150 points.

4th grade STOPT114

3rd grade FAFT2291

2nd grade SNIY4845

1st grade FUR17672

Kindergarten BLiN5617 

Scan your receipts and earn money for our school!

Sign up to receive The Beacon, the Desert Sands Unified School District newsletter, by clicking the link below. 


Any individual signing up on the web site to receive the newsletter will have his/her name entered into a drawing for one of five Chromebooks. Contest ends Tuesday, March 31. 

DCA Wog-a-Thon

April 9, 2015

More information coming soon!!


3rd, 4th, and 5th grades

TUESDAYS 3:10-4:40

Last day: March 3

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  ASES After School Clubs

All clubs meet from 3:15-4:15.


Math Field Day--Mondays





Cheer--Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Garden Club-- Every Other Tuesday

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Early Dismissal

Every Thursday

We have an early release day every Thursday. Students in grades 1st-5th are dismissed at 1:45.  

Afternoon Kinder students will come in the morning on Thursdays and will be dismissed at 11:55.

School Schedule


Students are not allowed on campus before 7:45.

AM K 8:00-11:55

PM K 11:00-2:55 (Thursdays 8:00-11:55)

4th-5th 8:30-3:03

1st-3rd         8:55-3:03

Early release every Thursday at 1:45.


Most students walk to and from school. Please be patient with picking up your children, follow the directions of the adults directing traffic and be assured that you will get out of the parking lot in 10-15 minutes.  Stay in your car and follow in one of the three lanes. Once you get to the front of the school office, the supervising adults will bring your child to the car.


If you allow your child to ride a bicycle, make sure he/she uses a helmet and has a chain and lock to secure the bicycle in our designated area.


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