• Parent Teacher Conferences****Conferencias de padres y maestros

    02/15/2018  11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Please see your teacher for your scheduled time.

    Por favor vea a su maestra/o para la hora de su cita.

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  • Life Touch Group Pictures/Fotos en grupo 01/23/2018

    Uniform required

    Uniforme requerido

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  • Martin Luther King Day**January 15** NO SCHOOL

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  • Winter Break/Descanso de invierno




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  • ******Thanksgiving Dinner*****Comida accion de gracias****** 11/9/2017

    Comida de accion de gracias  Adultos y no estudiantes $5.75

    Adults and non students $5.75

    Kinder        10:50-11:20

    6th               10:50-11:20

    1st                11:25-11:55

    5th               11:25-11:55

    2nd              12:00-12:30

    4th               12:00-12:30

    3rd               12:35-1:05

    Breitling     12:35-1:05

    EC AM          9:45-10:15

    EC PM          12:00-12:30



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  • 2nd Annual Blood Drive-Monday, October 30

    If you are interested in helping please see Ms. Jayme, School Counselor, 575-824-6500.

    Blood Donation Drive 10:30 am -2:00 pm

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  • Supply List/Lista de Utiles 2017-2018

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  • *****SPRING Pictures-Fotografias de primavera*****

    March 10, 2017

    No Uniform Required/No se requiere uniforme

    FREE Free Uniform

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  • **********Father Daughter Dance**********

    DTE invites you to join us for a special evening; come dance with your princess! 

    Le invitamos a una noche amena, venga a bailar con su princesa!

    Friday, February 10th, 2017

    5:30-7:00 pm

    Limited Capacity: first 120 forms returned will be accepted

    Capacidad limitada: las primeras 120 formas entregadas seran aceptadas

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  • LifeTouch Group Pictures/Fotos en grupo 1/24/2017

    $10 Uniform Required, payment due on picture day

    $10 Uniforme requerido, debe pagar el dia de las fotografias

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Principal:  Sonia Barajas

Assistant Principal: Annalise C. Avalos


Desert Trail Elementary, 310 E. Lisa Drive, Chaparral, NM 88081
Phone: 575-824-6500 | Fax: 575-824-3390

Upcoming Events

  • Presidents Day NO school

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  • La Union Elem

    Board Meeting/Junta de la mesa directiva

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  • DTE

    Reading Night/Noche de lectura

    Come learn new strategies to help your child with their reading skills

    Venga aprenda nuevas estrategias para mejorar ayudar a su hijo con sus destresas en lectura

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DTE Christmas with District 5 Board Member


    Chaparral Area - Mrs. Salazar Flores represents the east region of Gadsden 

What's Your Game Plan for SUCCESS?

 DTE is excited to announce Ms. Guillermo-Rios 5th Grade Classroom participation in the Aim High Fellowship Program.  This Game Plan for Success initiative amplifies the voices through partnerships with athletes and educators.  "This partnership will help students aim high, coach them to listen and practice and teach students the value of testing themselves."  We are happy to announce ROCKET ISMAIL, record-breaking wide receiver from 1993-2001 for the Oakland Raiders and Dallas COWBOYS will be partnering with Ms. Guillermo-Rios to help students achieve great academic excellence!        

Nonprofit Organization Making Lives Better with Alorica (El Paso West Chapter)

Parent Portal/Portal de padres

PowerSchool Parent Portal provides you access to information including your child's attendance, grades and assignments.  Join now!  Request the form today.

El portal de padres le da acceso a informacion sobre el progreso academico de su hijo/a como tambien asistencia y tareas.  Pida su forma hoy!

email address is required to join/direccion de correo electronico es requerido 

After School Clubs/Clubs despues de clases

I Station (K-6) Monday or Wednesday 2:50 pm - 4:00 pm NO BUS TRANSPORTATION

Imagine Learning (K-6) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  2:50 pm - 4:00 pm NO BUS TRANSPORTATION

COUNT (4th-5th) Monday and Wednesday 2:50 pm- 4:45 pm

DiMA  (4th-6th) Monday and Wednesday 2:50 pm- 4:45 pm

SEMMA  (1st-2nd)  Tuesday and Thursday 2:50 pm- 4:45 pm

SEMMA  (3rd)  Monday and Wednesday 2:50 pm- 4:45 pm

Readers Theater (Kinder, 1st, 3rd) Tuesday and Thursday 2:50 pm- 4:45 pm

Homework Help (3rd)  Monday and Wednesday 2:50 pm- 4:45 pm

Homework Help (6th)  Tuesday and Thursday 2:50 pm- 4:45 pm

Soccer (4th-6th Monday and Wednesday 2:50-4:00 pm

Yearbook Club to be announced NO BUS TRANSPORTATION

Choir/Music Club (4th-6th) Monday and Wednesday 2:50 pm- 4:45 pm

Battle of the Books  (3-4) 1st Tuesday of the Month NO BUS TRANSPORTATION

Student Council (4-6) Announced NO BUS TRANSPORTATION


DTE Cafeteria Staff each adopted a child for Christmas!! THANK YOU LADIES

Please Read/Por favor lea:

Uniform Policy/Politica de uniforme: Maroon or Grey Polo Shirt, T-shirt with School Logo with khaki or blue uniform pants, shorts, skirts/Camisa polo guinda o gris, camiseta con el logo escolar con pantalon de uniforme, falda, pantalon corto khaki o Azul obscuro

Attendance/Asistencia: Attendance is taken at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm please schedule doctor appointments after 2:50 pm/Asistencia se toma a las 10:30am y 12pm por favor programe citas despues de las 2:50pm

Homework/Tareas: Students are assigned homework Monday-Thursday/Tarea es asignada a los estudiantes de Lunes a Jueves

Locked Doors/Puerta Cerrada: For security reasons, all doors are locked.  Please ring the doorbell/Por cuestiones de seguridad todas las puertas estan cerradas con llave.  Presione el timbre

Recognization & Honor's Program/Programa de reconocimiento y de honor

The new recognition and honors program at Desert Trail Elementary School is designed to recognize the achievement of those students who demonstrated that they excel in all aspects of being a good student.  This includes academics, citizenship and attendance

Students who have unexcused absences; excessive tardies (three or more each grading period); discipline referrals to the principal; or unacceptable classroom conduct, as determined by and documented by the teacher, will NOT be eligible for recognition.

Each student must meet the following criteria:

HONOR ROLL: K-6th All students who receive all 'A' or all 'B' or a combination of both (NO 'C'), Satisfactory in all areas and NO unexcused absences and 3 or less tardies. 

Honors Banquet at the end of the year will include students that have remained in the honor list for all grading periods with no unexcused absences and less than 3 tardies every 9 weeks.

PERFECT ATTENDANCE K-6th No absences (full day or half day-attendance is taken at 10:00am and 12:30 pm) and 3 or less tardies.


El nuevo programa de reconocimiento y de honor de la escuela primaria Desert Trail esta diseñado para reconocer los logros de los estudiantes que han demostrado en todos los aspectos de ser buen alumno.  Esto incluye académicamente, ser buen ciudadano y también asistencia

Los estudiantes con faltas excesivas, llegadas tardes excesivas (tres o mas en cada nueve semanas); visitas a la dirección por disciplina;  o conducta inaceptable en el salón determinada y documentada por la/el maestro, NO son elegibles para ser reconocidos. 

Cada estudiante debe cumplir con lo siguiente:

LISTA DE HONOR: K-6th TODOS los estudiantes que recibieron puras 'A' o puras 'B' o una combinacion de A/B (NO 'C'), satisfactorio en todas la sareas y NINGUNA ausencia injustificada y 3 o menos llegadas tardes. 

El Banquete de honor al final del año escolar incluira a estudiantes que han estado en la lista de honor todas las 4 nueve semanas con ninguna falta injustificada y menos de 3 llegadas tardes en cada 9 semanas.

ASISTENCIA PERFECTA: K-6th No faltas (dia completo o medio dia-asistencia se toma a las 10:00am y 12:30pm) y tres o menos llegadas tarde.


PARCC State Assessments-Examenes estatales

  • Please make sure your son/daughter is in school on time and every day ready to shine!

  • Schedule your appointments after 2:50 pm during the testing window to allow your child the opportunity to show everything he/she has learned

  • Make sure your child gets a good night sleep and is in school on time to eat breakfast Kinder-2nd 7:30-7:55 am 3rd-6th 7:55-8:20


  • Por favor asegurese de que su hijo/a llegue a tiempo a la escuela todos los dias listo para demostrar todas sus destrezas, 

  • Programe citas despues de las 2:50 pm durante la ventana de pruebas dandole la oportunidad a su hijo de demostrar todos sus talentos academicos

  • Asegure que su hijo tenga un buen descanso por la noche y llegue a tiempo para el desayuno escolar

    Kinder-2nd 7:30-7:55 am 3rd-6th 7:55-8:20