Spring Auction & Raffle – Ends Apr 13

Spring Auction and Raffle
April 2 – 13th

Try your luck at the one of the eleven specialty gift baskets or bid on one of dozens of other items on the online auction. Visit desertmarigold.org/auction for all the details.

Parent Council is leading an online auction of goods and services donated from school families and the larger community. 100% of the proceeds benefit teacher training, campus improvements, and special projects such as providing lunches and cloths for students in need. Bidding is live April 2 – 13th. Check out all the amazing items. Online Auction Site – Bid Now.

You may either use paper tickets (packets sent home to families – extra tickets available in front office) OR complete the Online Raffle Entry form. Each entry costs $5 or 5 tickets for $20.

Visit desertmarigold.org/auction to see all the amazing items included in each basket:

  • Family Fun Night
  • Let’s Go Camping
  • Chocoholic’s Delight
  • Zero Waste
  • Backyard BBQ
  • Waldorf Handwork
  • Relax and Unwind
  • Gardening Companion
  • Let’s Get Baking
  • Dog Lovers
  • Outdoor Family Fun

Tax Credits – $26K to go by Apr 15

Have you redirected your AZ taxes to DMS yet?

This is a tax credit, not a deduction, so the full amount is subtracted from what you owe in Arizona income tax. You receive a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount you pay in taxes to the state for the amount of your donation. You can make a donation as late as April 15th and claim it against the previous year’s taxes.

For all of those who have given thus far, thank you! DMS has received $18,350 as of March 26th. We have until April 15th to meet our $45,000 goal. All of your tax dollars go directly to our extracurricular and character education programs.

Make Outdoor Learning Possible for Grades 3 & 4

We are getting closer to reaching our goal to build 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.

A generous donor has agreed to match every single dollar you give – up to $3,500.

Matching Date – Extended Until March 30th

Double your Gift Today!

Register for Club Ultimate & Club Soccer

Desert Marigold School offers seasonal after school athletic programs and team activities.

Club Soccer

Wednesdays Mar 21 – May 23

Fee: $50

Soccer skills, drills, and scrimmage ON THE FIELD. Water bottle, shorts, shirts, hats required. Recommended: Soccer style cleats. 6th grade through high school students with eligible GPA.

Contact: Coach Alfonso agordillo@desertmarigold.org

Club Ultimate

Thursdays Mar 22 – May 24

3:30 – 5pm

Fee: $50

Ultimate skills, drills, and scrimmage ON THE FIELD. Water bottle, shorts, shirts, hats required. Recommended: Soccer style cleats. 6th grade through high school students with eligible GPA.

Contact: Coach Slagel kslagel@desertmarigold.org


Steps to Enroll (student may not participate until all steps are complete):

It is our intention that all interested students, if eligible, will make the team. Sometimes due to lack of facilities and/or coaches, students will need to tryout for a team and will be evaluated based on ability, attitude, commitment, and effort.

DMS Campus Improvements – Autumn 2017

Thank you to the our Maintenance Team and Roof Contractor for all of our new Campus Improvements – both added beauty & function. We are excited to announce that our grade 1 & 2 building has a new metal roof! We have also added two new storage sheds and expanded our irrigation to the lower play yard for new grass growth. 

Community Choir – Starting Oct 19

Do you long for community? Do you long to create musical and social harmony? Well, community singing does that and more. Community singing is not meant for the “gifted” or the “talented”. It is there for everyone, regardless of musical ability or accomplishment, because the urge to sing is a fundamental impulse in every person to express the inexpressible! It’s about joy, laughter, shedding a tear or two because yes, that beautiful sound IS coming from everyone joining their voices together! It’s about letting go and letting out! It’s about getting a weekly sound bath and a musical massage! It doesn’t take as much energy as it gives! It’s about unexpected friendships and yes, harmony like we never thought harmony could be!

Community Singing is not limited to teachers, staff and parents or DMS. Anyone is welcome. Feel free to bring a friend or a teenager 16 and older.

We will be meeting 8 times during the fall to sing songs that everyone can learn quickly: songs about nature, about the season, the environment, about being human together! During the last two meetings we will sing holiday music so that we may go into the winter break with songs in our hearts.

The schedule:

We will meet in the Eurythmy room from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on the following 8 evenings:

Thursdays: October 19th and 26th
Tuesdays: November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th & December 5th and 12th

Fee: a suggested sliding scale from $5-$10 per session. DMS teachers and staff $5. No one should be left out. If payment is not possible please come anyway.

Teri DeSario is a singer, writer and teacher. She holds an MFA in Vocal Performance from the California Institute of the Arts. She is a grammy nominated recording artist, a singer, songwriter, and has taught voice and performance in colleges and later in Anthroposophical Conservatories and Eurythmy schools in Hamburg, Germany as well as in schools and trainings in Arizona and Florida. She has led numerous choirs: from biodynamic farmers to seamen, from folk to jazz, classical to gospel. Her encounter with Rudolf Steiner and the Christian Community transformed her approach to music and her creative/spiritual purpose. She delights most of all in working with others, in groups and individually, to discover and express their individuality and authenticity through singing. Currently she is a music consultant for Desert Marigold School, does concerts, teaches voice privately, and is the lyricist for a musical based on The Magic Flute. For more information visit teridesario.com or email teri.desario@mac.com.

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