Message from the Principal

Melissa Pieper
Melissa Pieper, Principal-click photo for bio

A Message from Principal Pieper:

Warmest Holiday greetings to all of our families and winter visitors!  Our Desert Willow Elves are working hard to prepare for our third annual Holiday night.  Mark your calendars and join us back at school on Thursday, December 14th from  5:30-7:30.  Our families will be making different crafts to decorate your home for the Holidays and we’ve just confirmed a special visitor from the North Pole will be making a special appearance!  We look forward to celebrating the spirit of this Holiday season with our families. 

Our December Holiday meal will be held on Thursday, December 21st.  I think I may have just perfected my cake recipe, please join us for a delicious meal, a delightful dessert, and quality time with families.  The 5th grade band concert is on Monday, December 18th at 11:00 a.m.  Mrs. Moore’s band students have been working hard and are excited to perform for you! 

As the winter chill sets in, please be sure to send your child with a coat and write their name on the inside tag.  Our lost and found grows during this time of year, and we want to be sure everyone has their jacket to keep them warm! If you have a jacket that may not fit this year, our nurse will ensure that someone will benefit from the donation.

It is not too late to make your Extracurricular Tax Credit donation for 2017.  Your donations make field trips, assemblies, afterschool programs and fun activities possible for our students.  Please      consider donating for the 2017 tax year, forms can be found in our front office, or on the district website: (under the families tab)

Thank you to all for your support during our first semester.  I am very proud of our student’s hard work in the classroom and preparing for our family festivities. We wish you all a Happy Holiday season – enjoy your winter break making lasting memories with family and friends!  I will see you all when we get back to the business of learning in 2018!


Yours In Education,

Melissa Pieper
Desert Willow Principal
December 2017

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