Anti-Bullying Week @ DTPA

DTPA will be hosting our first annual Anti-Bullying Week activities during the week of October 15th – October 17th.  The goal of DTPA’s Anti-Bullying Week is to inform scholars of how to take a collective responsibility to stop bullying.  We are excited for this campaign as we want to create empowering and positive messages addressing the fact that when it comes to bullying, CHANGE STARTS WITH US!

During this week, DTPA staff will be working together to host presentations for scholars in grades K-8.  The idea is to educate scholars on how to unite for KINDNESS, ACCEPTANCE, and INCLUSION!  It is our hope that all scholars will take away from these presentations:

  • The different types of bullying
  • How to recognize bullying
  • How to respond to bullying
  • The difference between Tattling versus Telling
  • How to help prevent it

Harvest Festival

On Thursday, November 7th,  DTPA will be having its annual Harvest Festival.  This will be held on campus from 12:30p – 3:30p.  Scholars and their families are encouraged to dress in WESTERN WEAR (NO COSTUMES).  All DTPA families are encouraged to come out and attend this wonderful festival.  Each class will have its own activity booth in addition to food and fun.  Please contact your child’s teacher to help donate and volunteer for this event in addition to attend and enjoying.  We look forward to seeing everyone there and having a great afternoon.

Canned Food Drive

As a school, we are doing a Pay it Forward: Canned Food Drive that began on September 9th and will run until October 24th.  Each scholar will be encouraged to bring in any canned or dry boxed food item.  For each item brought in, scholars will earn a ticket to use at the Harvest Festival, up to 10 tickets.  The class that donates the most items will win bonus tickets as well.  These items will be used to create Food Baskets for DTPA families in need that will be given prior to Thanksgiving break.


Greetings DTPA family!  This school year is off to a wonderful start!  We are so excited to be starting a new year.  Our goal at Desert Trails Preparatory Academy has always been to promote academic achievement.  In addition, we strive to provide students with opportunities for personal growth and prepare them for a bright and successful future.  It is truly an honor to be in our fourth year, continuing to provide excellence to our community.

To our families returning, thank you for choosing DTPA as the place to educate your children.  To our new families, welcome!  There is so much to look forward to this year.  We will be continuing with our enrichment classes, expanding our school staff, and welcoming our first class of 8th graders!!!

This is going to be a very exciting year.  Each day brings with it the promise of new knowledge, wisdom, and growth. I am looking forward to many days of learning ahead!!

~Mrs. Sutton, Principal


We would like to thank all of the DTPA families for understanding and helping us ensure the safety of every scholar.  It is our top priority to keep every scholar safe; therefore, it is important that parents and guardians use their placards to pick up their child.  Placards have been issued to each scholar and additional ones may be purchased in the office for $2.00.

Please remember to bring your placard every day. You may also take a picture of your placard and show it from your phone as well. Your child’s first and last name with their grade level should be written on the placard.  You may write multiple names on one placard.

Also, we would like to ask that you please instill caution in our school parking lot.  Please drive 5 mph or less in the parking when scholars are present.  This would particularly be during drop-off and dismissal. We ask that you also respect each other during these crowded times of day as well.  We greatly appreciate it.

Again, thank you for helping us make Desert Trails Preparatory Academy a safe place for all scholars.

    The Desert Trails Preparatory Academy cheer team are victorious again!  This year’s cheer team ranged from 3rd to 6th graders who realized that cheer is a fun, but serious sport. Our girls learned quickly that cheer is not easy. With the help of Ms. Jazmyn, Ms. Angel, and Mrs. Vance, the girls practiced their sharp, rhythmic movements twice a week, no matter the weather. As competition day approached, the girls did not falter in their confidence and on March 17, 2018 they proved what their coaches already knew and performed their little hearts out. They were on sharp with their movements, in sync with each other, and hit all of their stunts. The girls gave full effort to get the win. Desert Trails was the ONLY elementary school competing against six other experienced dance/cheer teams and All-Star teams. So, when the SHARP officials called Desert Trails Preparatory Academy as SHARP Champions we knew we slayed the performance! Desert Trails Preparatory Academy Cheer team is a team of mighty stars shining extremely bright. Fear our bows!


NOV 07

*Harvest Festival –
12:30 – 3:30 pm,

NOV 11

NO School, Veteran’s Day 

NOV 21

DTPA Feast Day 

NOV 25-29

Fall Break 

DEC 11-12

*Parent Teacher Conferences 
*Noon Dismissal 

DEC 11

Winter Musical 8:30 – 11:30 

DEC 12

DTPA PaJama Day

DEC 16- JAN 03

Winter Break 

JAN 06

School Resumes 

JAN 10

*School In Session 
*Noon Dismissal 

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