About Us


Sidewinder PTO Teacher Liaison Mrs. Hull-Ottino working directly with our DSMS students.

 The purpose of the PTO is to enhance and support the educational experience at Desert Shadows Middle School (DSMS), to develop a closer connection between school and home.  We encourage parental involvement and to improve the environment at DSMS through volunteer and financial support. 

Upcoming Events


Teacher Appreciation Thank you!

Sidewinder PTO would like to thank the dozens of parents who donated gift cards to make Teacher Appreciation Week extra special for our teachers and staff. We were able to give a gift card to every single teacher and staff member at DSMS - a total of 69 gifts!! We were able to add to the week by hosting a luncheon and giving kettle corn to all staff, using funds raised by the Dream Dinners and online auction fundraisers. The DSMS teachers greatly appreciated all that was done to make them feel extra special. THANK YOU to the DSMS families for your generosity the week of May 6 and throughout the year.

Community Day

Check Facebook this summer to get more information about a Community Day at Serrano Park.

Why Donate to PTO?

DSMS Sidewinder PTO was able to contribute to a beautiful renovation of our gym.

We encourage you to support the DSMS Sidewinder PTO. Your donation goes a long way. We help pay for Campus Improvements, Teacher/Staff Appreciation, UPC membership, and so much more! Membership is automatically granted to all parents, guardians and staff at DSMS. Members have voting privileges, one vote per household. 

Recently, Sidewinder PTO was able to contribute $4,000 to renovate our DSMS gymnasium. We also help provide teacher classroom supplies, new chrome book devices, teacher appreciation and much more.


Your support and contributions will enable us to support our teachers, staff and school.  $50.00 per child recommended but any donation is greatly appreciated.  Thank you! 

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Sidewinder PTO

5858 East Sweetwater Avenue, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254, United States

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