Donation Requests for Spring Fundraising Auction

Parent Council is in need of the talents many of our parents and extended community (grandparents, neighbors, friends etc.) have to offer. The online auction donations are coming in – Thank you! We plan on creating MORE amazing packages to bid on.

Here is a list of services that have been donated in the past. Anything big or small will bring us that much closer to our fundraising goals.

  • acupuncture
  • photography
  • chiropractic services
  • air b&b rentals or second homes
  • massage
  • facials or aesthetics
  • airline miles or tickets
  • art classes
  • music classes
  • babysitting services
  • culinary classes
  • yoga
  • unused memberships to museums, spas etc.
  • or any service that could be a value to our community

Thank you all in advance for making this years Spring fundraiser a huge success with excitement and goals achieved!

The Spring Parent Council Fundraising Auction & Raffle will be held online starting April 2nd.

All the donations can either be emailed to (if electronic gift certificate) or item may be left in the office with Ms. Deb before March 30th. 

With much gratitude!

Parent Council 

After School-Snacks, Jamba Juice & More Fundraisers – Grades 3/4 Porch

As most of you know, the Parent Council team is working very diligently to raise funds for the outdoor learning space that will offer our children an extension to the classroom while providing much needed shade that will protect them from our Arizona sun.

Fundraising opportunities: 

  • Jamba Juice on Thursday’s after school.
  • Healthy snack bar on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays after school. The snacks will range from $1-$4 and all proceeds will go towards the Grade 3/4 outdoor patio space.
  • The roller skating fundraiser was a HUGE success and we look forward to hosting another skating party on April 25th with more details to come.

Matching Opportunity:

We had a VERY generous family step up and offer to match any donations up to $3,500. The deadline for the donation match is MARCH 9th- We are still in need of about $10,000 to get this project underway. Any help is appreciated and your donations can be made online here.

Thank you all so much for your continued support and with the growth of our amazing DMS community.

Kim Baker & The Parent Council Hands Team


Double the Inspiration – Give by Mar 9 to Fund the 3/4 Porch

A DMS family has generously offered to gift match up to $3,500 for a new outdoor learning and shaded porch area for the lower grades buildings. An extension of the 3rd & 4th grade classrooms will offer a much needed covered space for outdoor learning, eating and playing.

We have until Friday, March 9th to receive the matching gift donations.

Double the Impact – Any dollar amount will be matched. Consider giving what you are able to help fund this beautiful addition to our campus. This match is a great opportunity to give your first online donation to support this project.

Click Here to Give to the Porch Fund Today!


Special thanks to our donor family as well as our volunteer parent architect.

Mad Hatter Tea Party – Sun, Feb 25

Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here…?

Yes, go straight to the DMS Garden for the 4th Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party!

Sunday, February 25 from 2-5pm.

Please join us for a delightful afternoon with tasty treats and teas. Costumes and festive hats welcome.

Save the Date. Pre-sale tickets on available on Eventbrite.

$10 for adults and $5 for children (under 12).

Tickets at the door will be $12 for adults and $7 for children (under 12).

The Mad Hatter Tea party is a fundraiser benefiting the Desert Marigold School Garden. All profits from this event will be used to provide a seating area and shade for the outdoor garden kitchen.

DON’T Be LATE for this very important date. 



Please review the signup genius to help with setup and food donations.

Any question contact Peg Carder


Thank you Winter Faire Volunteers!

The Parent Council leadership team wishes to thank all of the hard working families that volunteered their time and talents for the Winter Faire. Your efforts were most fruitful, raising nearly $10,000 for our school! This event is not possible without the dedication of parents and staff who show up and work the event along with those that work tireless hours in advance crafting, baking, organizing and setting up to make the day a true community endeavor.

We are appreciative of your feedback, positive and constructive; please take a moment to complete the brief survey at this link: Winter Faire VOLUNTEER feedback

Giving Tuesday – Nov 28

If you plan on giving to a charitable organization this GivingTuesday…consider donating to the DMS Scholarship Fund. Last school year, DMS awarded almost $45,000 in scholarships to provide students in need with school lunches and help cover fees for materials, pre-k tuition, field trips and extended care programs.

Thank you for giving to DMS!

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Tuft & Needle Raffle

Tuft & Needle Raffle tickets are coming this week!!

Once again this year, we have been fortunate enough to have a Tuft & Needle mattress (any size) donated to Desert Marigold School. The T&N tickets will cost only $5 each and are available for purchase in the office from Ms. Deb. You may sell as many as you like to family or friends and T&N will ship the mattress to the winner. The winner will be drawn the day of Winter Faire – Sat, Dec 9.

We will also be selling these tickets select mornings or afternoons next week leading up to Winter Faire. This is a wonderful opportunity for all the proceeds go directly to the school. We have also teamed with T&N for an ongoing fundraiser. Any mattress purchased through the school link will receive 25% of the purchase price donated back to the school.

You can purchase a mattress here (25% of proceeds go directly to DMS):

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