Fall School Pictures

Individual and class pictures are scheduled for

Thursday, October 17- Wednesday, October 23rd

Proofs and order forms will come out after individual photos are taken. There will not be a proof for the class photo.

See the schedule below for the day your student’s grade will have their individual and class pictures taken.

Makeups will be Monday, 10/28 at 3:00 pm


October 17

Time Class
10:15am Starflowers
10:45am Class 1
2:45pm Class 2

October 18

Time Class
10:15am Moonflowers
10:45am Class 4
2:00pm Class 3
2:45pm Class 5


October 21

Time Class
10:15am Skyflowers
2:00pm Class 8
2:45pm Class 7

October 22

Time Class
10:15am Sunflowers
10:45am Class 6
1:15pm Class 12

October 23

Time Class
11:45am Class 9
1:15pm Class 10
2:45pm Class 11


Winter Faire Vendors

Calling All Vendors!

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December 14th, 2019

Desert Marigold School’s Annual  Winter Faire


Winter Faire 2019 Vendor Requirements and Details:

Apply: online VENDOR APPLICATION FORM by 11/9/2019

Vendor fee: $35.00 for 1 vendor per table or $45.00 if sharing a table.
Fee can be paid online at the end of the form,
HERE, or via cash/check in the DMS Office

Please mark payment as “WF VENDOR” in the memo.

Vendor applications will be reviewed by the Winter Faire Vendor Relations team to ensure products are an appropriate fit for the school environment. 

Vendors may not sell food or beverages at this event.

Vendors may be highlighted:

on the Winter Faire website – www.dmswinterfaire.org 

and in promotional materials for the event

Vendors are responsible for own table(s), chair(s), linen(s) and shade structure. 

Vendor spaces are approx. 10’ x 10’

Date: Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Faire Time: 10 AM – 3 PM / Vendors must be set up by 9:30AM

Location: Desert Marigold School at 6210 South 28th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85040

Contact Desert Marigold’s Winter Faire Committee at 

WinterFaire@DesertMarigold.org for more information

Square Dance & Clothing Exchange

Clean out those closets, polish your cowboy boots, and join the Parent Council Hearts team for our first community social of the year!

Friday, September 20th at 5:30pm

(Please note the date change!)

Pie will be provided by Parent Council
Drop off your unwanted clothing at the barn on Friday morning and return at 5:30 to ‘shop’
(you do NOT need to donate clothes to be able to take clothes home and everything is FREE)


Peach Festival – May 28

You are invited to our 6th annual DMS Peach Festival.

The festival will be held in the Garden

on Tuesday, May 28th from 3:30-5:30pm

In many cultures, peaches symbolize happiness, prosperity, and longevity. Ms. Bobi would like to invite all those who have helped and supported the Garden this year to enjoy the sweetness of our peach harvest at the annual DMS Peach Festival.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at the event.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help set up contact the gardener, Ms. Bobi Harshfield at bharshfield@desertmarigold.org.

Spring Concert – May 14

Attention: Families of Students in Grades 4 – 8

There will be a Spring Cumulative Music Concert on Tuesday, May 14th from 8:30-9:30am in the front lawn to showcase the student’s work this year.

Concert Dress: Musicians shall wear light clothing with spring colors

Please remember to have students bring their instrument and music and be on time for the performance. Instrument tuning begins at 8:15am. Also, please help your child prepare for this concert by making sure they are spending some time practicing at home, and also making sure that they have their instrument with them every Tuesday and Thursday.

For additional information please contact:

Winds Teacher, Jeremy Ruth jruth@desertmarigold.org

Strings Teacher, Meghan Ruel mruel@desertmarigold.org

May Day Thank You from Ms. Schmid

Dear Desert Marigold Community,

I want to send a special thanks to Teri DeSario who magically weaved the music of song in between the dancing; to Jisun Miyung who faithfully supported the students during the rehearsal times and in the performance; to Hector Bonilla who prepared the space beautifully and risked climbing up the windy heights of the May Pole; to The Wrights, who organized the copious flower donations from the Trader Joe’s in Tempe and Gilbert; to Miss Bobi and the garden of Desert Marigold School who provided herbs leaves and flowers; and last but not least to our wonderful students in lower, middle and high school who did an outstanding job on this first of May 2019!

Rachel Schmid, Eurythmy Teacher 


Senior Play – Wed, May 8 @ Tempe Center for the Arts

Parents, faculty, alumni and ALL members of the DMS community are invited to see the seventh high school graduating class in their final dramatic production. Yes, that’s right; it’s time for the annual 12th grade play!


DMS High School Class of 2019
Proudly Presents
Wed, May 8th
11am Matinee & 
6:30pm Evening Performances
@ Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado, Tempe, AZ 85281


(please see important note regarding parking below)

Donations gratefully accepted at the door. The play is for audiences age 12 and older.

The class 12 play is one of the artistic and social highlights of a Waldorf high school education. Every 12th grade produces and performs a full-scale theatrical production before the school community as part of their core curriculum. The play selected is chosen to meet the interests and talents of the class performing it. Whether acting in a lead or supporting role or working behind the scenes as a costume, set, lighting designer or technician, each member of the class carries creative responsibility for the success of the production.

This year the DMS High School seniors are presenting a comedy success, called You Can’t Take It With You. An eccentric family allows each member to pursue his own ambition in the home, but their routine is disrupted when a daughter with a regular job wants to bring her fiancé and his Wall Street family to dinner in George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy.

The 12th graders are dedicated to this grand production. They spend hours rehearsing and creating set designs and costumes. Please support the seniors and see this drama full of laughter and surprises. Directed by Speech Artist and Drama Teacher, Kim Snyder-Vine, and produced by the senior class.

*Important Note regarding Parking*

Please allow an extra 10 minutes to park due to construction adjacent to the theater.

Attached please find a map for additional parking information.

Tempe Center for the Arts will have golf cart shuttles available to assist guests’ arrival. The theater has offered exclusive LYFT discount codes for those who would like to take advantage of ride share services.

The code for new users of Lyft is: TCA – Details: $5 off your first 4 rides. No location restrictions. The code for existing users is: TCAMAY – Details: 20% off your ride to/from TCA. Valid 5/1/19 – 5/31/19. Ride must be called to and/or from TCA.

Medieval Games: Fire Pits Needed

Dear DMS Community,

We have many fire pits at various locations during the Medieval Games event. Several of our small, metal fire pits have seen their last flame. We need 2 additional pits by Wednesday, Feb 27th.

Loaners are good, donations are even better.

If you have one available, please contact Colleen at clp@duncanpope.com or 602-791-1724.


To learn more about Medieval Games: azmedievalgames.org

To volunteer for the games go here. 

Volunteer Opportunity: Medieval Games Feb 27-Mar 2

Hark!  The Medieval Games are coming.
From Wednesday, Feb 27th – Saturday, March 2nd, 6th grade Waldorf students from around the state will gather on our campus to partake in the much anticipated Medieval Games.  This is a wonderful, volunteer intensive event.
We welcome volunteers from our entire DMS community.  If you are interested in participating, please use the Sign Up button below.

Sign Up to Volunteer for Medieval Games

To learn more about the Medieval Games go to: azmedievalgames.org


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. 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. Thank you!

Winter Faire Volunteer Feedback

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