Join DMS Team Ultimate Fall 2018

Join DMS Team Ultimate Fall 2018. We just started, and it’s not too late to join.

Practices are Tuesdays 3:30-5pm, Wednesdays 2:30-4pm and Fridays 3:30-5pm

Until the games begin, there will be 3 practice days a week. Games are expected to be held on Wednesdays after Labor Day (game schedule to be posted).

Grades: 7-12 grade students with eligible GPA

A sports physical is required to play.

For more information go to:

Back to School Info

School Starts Monday, August 13th

The Bell Rings at 8:10am!

New School Schedule

1st Bell Rings at 8:10 am and the school day starts at 8:15 am for everyone, and school ends as follows:

  • PlayGarden ends at 12:00 pm
  • Kindergarten ends at 12:15 pm
  • 1st grade ends at 2:00 pm
  • 2nd grade through High School ends at 3:10 pm
  • NEW Early Release Day: Every Wednesday Grades 2-12 will end at 2:05 pm (No Friday Half Days). 

Back to School Parent Meetings*

  • Early Childhood: Open House Thu, Aug 9, 4:30-6pm
  • Grade 1: Thu, Aug 9, 4:30-6pm
  • Grade 2: Thu, Aug 9, 4:30-6pm
  • Grade 3: Sat, Aug 18, 10-11:30pm
  • Grade 4: Wed, Aug 22, 6-7:30pm
  • Grade 5: Thu, Aug 23, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Grade 6: Fri, Aug 10, 7-8:30pm
  • Grade 7: Fri, Aug 10, 6-7:30pm
  • Grade 8: Wed, Aug 15, 5:30pm

Childcare will not be available, and no unsupervised children are allowed on campus. We would like to have both parents attend, but please have at least one parent come to the meeting.

  • High School:
  • HS Community Workday, Saturday, August 4, 7AM – 12PM
  • HS Registration (grades 9-11) Wednesday, August 8, 5-6PM
  • HS Orientation (grades 9 and all new HS students) Wednesday, August 8, 6-7 PM
  • HS 12th-grade only registration/meeting on Friday, August 10 – details to be posted on the Phoenix and emailed to 12th-grade students/families.

Please go to to view important school information and the teacher’s class letters welcoming each of you and your students to this school year. These letters contain important information about the upcoming year and a list of supplies needed.

Summer Office Hours


Mon-Wed 9am-1pm from June 4-Aug 3
Office Closed Week of July 2-6
Resume regular office hours 8am-4pm starting Aug 6-10
School starts Aug 13

Reminder: Pick up your Yearbook

Yearbooks are available for pickup in the office. There are a small quantity of additional books for sale at $35 each (softcover).

Thank you to Ms. Miller and the yearbook team this year for a beautiful publication of the 2017-18 school year.

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 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 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

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


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.