Dear Desert Garden Community,

We are delighted to welcome you to the 2022-23 School year.  We have been working very hard to prepare for your arrival!

We have just completed a two year journey of difficult challenges and now we find ourselves in a state of transformation where we have worked through many difficult and unprecedented struggles only to find that we are a community that has great resilience and determination to go above and beyond and continue to serve with joy.

The two words that come to mind to describe the sentiment and energy of the Desert Garden Community is joy and connection.  Being separated from one another created a sense of loss.  Our events, Mom and Dads club, connection times with the staff on campus, parent education nights, field trips, homeroom parents and even pasta nights are all ready to be in full swing!

The summer has been very busy preparing classroom spaces, beautiful outdoor environment spaces, and a general overall facelift! In additional to physical enhancements, there are also several staffing changes.  We find ourselves saying goodbye to friends who have served us as very important staff members over the years and welcoming new teachers and admin who will serve us for years to come.

Change is key to transformations, and transformations is how we continue to learn, grow and build our community together.  Looking at these exciting times from a place of enthusiasm and anticipation of all the possibilities is how we bond and grow once more together!

Regardless if you are a returning family or new to our community please be sure to read through all the information carefully so you are aware of changes and enhancements we have made to serve you better!

I can’t wait to get to know each and every one of you personally and of course your beautiful children.  Thank you for your trust and partnership with all of us at Desert Garden.  We have a heart for service and are looking forward to a full and connected new school year.

See you at the curb!

With joy,

Shetal Walters