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Are you interested in joining the DCC for the 24-25 School Year?  

The DCC members support students and staff by raising funds through various fundraisers such as arranging book fairs and cookie dough sales.  Funds raised have a specific purpose such as playground recess equipment including balls, jump ropes, etc.

Dysart Community Coalition (DCC) supports Surprise Elementary, Thompson Ranch Elementary, El Mirage Elementary and Riverview Elementary and Sundown Mountain School.    During the 24-25 school year, Surprise Elementary is hoping to have members to create its own PTO/PTA.  If you are interested, please email the DCC at [email protected].

Meeting Schedules: TBD 

Fundraisers: To volunteer please email

  • Past fundraisers have included Butter Braids and the Scholastic Book Fair.  If you are able to volunteer to assist at these events, please complete the interest form or email the DCC at [email protected].

Parent Interest forms will be sent home with students.  Contact the DCC at [email protected] the office 623-876-7400.

Site Council

The Site Council's mission is to create a shared vision for curricular and instructional strategies/designs, involving a variety of the members of the school and community who will be most affected by the results. 

The Site Council:

  • Is advisory to the school administrative staff. 
  • Is a representative group that solicits input from parents, community, and staff members. 
  • Reviews literature and data.
  • Makes recommendations for school improvement.
  • Monitors implementation structure for new instructional designs. 
  • Provides leadership and representation in the school decision-making structure.

Site Council Applications will be sent home with students at the beginning of the school year.  The first Site Council meeting will be scheduled soon.  

Site Council Agenda April 11, 2024 (rescheduled from March 28, 2024)

Site Council Meeting Minutes - April 11, 2024

Site Council Meeting - March 28, 2024

Site Council Agenda March 28, 2024 -  Meeting postponed to a later date

Site Council Meeting - February 29, 2024  

Site Council Agenda February 29, 2024

Site Council Minutes February 29, 2024

Site Council Agenda September 27, 2023

Site Council Meeting Minutes - September 27, 2023

22-23 School Year Site Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes:

Site Council Agenda October 27, 2022

Site Council Minutes October 27, 2022 

Site Council Minutes March 23,2023

Site Council Bylaws effective October 27, 2022, reviewed and approved September 27, 2023.


Our school community is excited to integrate community members into our schools and programs.  Community members looking to get involved and make a difference in the lives of children and their families can volunteer in many ways for our school, offering valuable support to educators! 

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Tax Credit

You can support Surprise Elementary School and receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit.  Choose one of the four categories and a school to support, and 100% of your donation goes to the category and school of your choice.  Arizona Law (ARS 43-1089.01) allows married couples filing jointly a tax credit of up to $400 and individual taxpayers a tax credit of up to $200 when they contribute to extra-curricular activities in public schools. This tax credit is available to all who reside in Arizona and have a tax liability at least equal to that of their donation.  You do not have to be a parent of a child in our school to benefit from this law. Contributions are donated directly to the school.  This means your donations are used directly to support student activities here at Surprise Elementary School.      

Online Tax Credit Contribution 

Tax Credit Information

Mail your check with the Tax Credit Program form to: 

Dysart Unified School District No. 89 

Attn: Tax Credit Program 

15802 North Parkview Place 

Surprise, Arizona 85374