About Us

                                 Vision
It’s morning, just a few minutes before the bell rings, at Desert Oasis Elementary School in Surprise, Arizona where we serve 492 students Pre-K through 8th grade.  There is a special form of energy present here in this moment at Desert Oasis—a kind of energy that can only be felt at a school campus when students, teachers, parents, administrators, bus drivers, aides, and volunteers all come together to launch the day.  When a school’s climate and culture are positive, safe, and supportive—as they are at Desert Oasis—this energy is electric, palpable, and it is laden with excitement and promise.  This energy propels learning at Desert Oasis.  This energy brings students to school and reduces absences.  (Well, this energy, and a principal who recognizes a classroom’s perfect attendance by “scaring” students and teachers—but more about that will come later.)  This energy brings students, parents, and community members out to Desert Oasis events in record numbers.  This same energy brings a dedicated group of Desert Oasis teachers and the principal together in a combined effort to explain to the Arizona Education Foundation, to educators across the state, and to the community at large exactly how this energy is being created—with the hopes that it will then be replicated elsewhere with similar success.  After all, given the right conditions and under the proper care, what starts as a simple seedling will one day grow into a garden.

 

Desert Oasis, whose seeds were planted in August of 2008, is the newer of the two elementary schools that comprise the Nadaburg Unified School District (NUSD). The District’s roots trace back to 1920, when W.H. Griffin donated land to the District so that a one-room, red schoolhouse could be built.  While Nadaburg Unified School District has grown by leaps and bounds since then, the District honors its heritage by holding its Governing Board meetings in the original little red schoolhouse.

At Desert Oasis our Vision, Mission, and Values are as follows:

  • Our Vision: We are inspired to grow a community of lifelong learners.
  • Our Mission: Desert Oasis cultivates excellence while celebrating individual learners. By preparing students to be respectful, responsible, and high-achieving, they will become the world’s future innovators. Our students will blossom into courageous, curious, and compassionate members of our global society

  • Our Values: We are a family. We believe that our entire community participates in a student’s success: the foundation for learning is built at home, and critical building blocks are added at school to support a student’s growth. We are committed to creating solution-oriented, critical thinking, caring, and compassionate individuals within a nurturing and challenging environment. Our school is a positive place where students and staff want to be every day.


Desert Oasis Elementary School
Office: 623-556-5880
Fax:
623-556-5898
Attendance: 623-556-5882

School Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:45am-3:15pm
Closed Friday


Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:00am-4:00pm
Closed Friday

Office Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00am-3:00pm
Closed Friday



FEATURES

Announcements

21st Century Clubs
Join a club and have some fun in the after school program from 3:15pm to 4:15pm. We have 3 programs to choose from at this time. They are Gardening, Sewing and Arts & Crafts. If you are interested stop by the front office and get a sign up sheet. Then return it to your homeroom teacher.


Fall Break Camp at Desert Oasis
October 9th-13th, 2017. For pre-school through 6th grade students. Time 6:00am-6:00pm. $30/day or $125/week per child, plus a $70 registration fee. Register before September 28th, 2017. Stop by the front office to get registration form. For more information contact Barb Staten.


2017 Tax Credit Information
This 2017 Tax Credit Form is a quick link to the donation form - and you have until April 15, 2018 to donate.   You may also donate online using the following website (this requires creating an account): http://www.myschoolbucks.com

Students and teachers will notice a big difference in internet speed now that we have completed the installation of our new wireless internet system.  


School Year Calendar for 2017-2018
click here to view


Desert Oasis Facebook Page
Our school has a great Facebook page. Please click on the link below to join our school's Facebook page where you will have up-to-date information on our school.
"Desert Oasis Elementary School"


Kindergarten  2017/2018
To enroll your child into kindergarten they must be 5 years old before September 1st. You are required to bring the following documents: *Original Birth Certificate, *Most current Immunization Record, *Proof of Residence, *Any medical/legal documentation the school needs to be aware of, *Picture ID.

Box Tops

Want to support your classroom teacher? Collect "box tops" each box top you send to your teacher will earn .10 cents for classroom supplies.

 

Upcoming Events
   40th Day of School
   Oct 24 2017
   Kona Ice
   Oct 25 2017 at 10:30 AM
   Halloween Day
   Oct 31 2017
   Month Classroom Birthday Celebration
   Oct 31 2017 at 02:30 PM