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PTA/PTO Information

The Dysart Community Coalition is a parent organization with volunteers from around the community and school. The DCC brings together volunteers and parents from all El Mirage schools: El Mirage Elementary, Riverview Elementary, Surprise Elementary, and Thompson Ranch Elementary. The DCC organizes events and fundraisers such as the Book-A-Thon, Scholastic Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation, Peter Piper Nights, assemblies, field trips and more!  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact for more information. 

Site Council

The mission of site council is:

  1. Site Council members will act as an advisory panel to the principal with regard to implementation of the Arizona School Improvement Plan 
  2. Be representative of the school community 
  3. Review data and research such as student test scores, attendance records 
  4. Make recommendations for school improvement 
  5. Provide input into school decisions 
  6. Approve expenditures from Tax Credit Donations (Discretionary) Site Council members include parents, community members, and school staff.  

 If you have questions or would like additional information regarding Site Council, please contact Dell, Office Manager at 623-876-7201

2024-2025 (Minutes) 

  • July 31, 2024 (2:00pm)
  • August 28, 2024
  • September 25, 2024
  • October 30, 2024
  • November 20, 2024
  • December 18, 2024
  • January 29, 2025
  • February 26, 2025
  • March 26, 2025
  • April 30, 2025
  • May 14, 2025


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! Learn more at

Tax Credit

You can support El Mirage Elementary 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 El Mirage Elementary.      

Online Tax Credit Contribution  

AZ Tax Credit Contribution Form [PDF] 

Tax Credit Information

Mail your check with the Tax Credit Program form to:  

Dysart Unified School District No. 89  

Attn: Tax Credit Program 

15802 N Parkview Place Surprise, AZ 85374