AZ Waldorf Scholarship Foundation

Did you know that when you contribute a Private School Tax Credit to Arizona Waldorf Scholarship Foundation (AWSF), they will donate 10% back to Desert Marigold School’s Annual Fund? It’s a win-win!

This tax season, FIRST – redirect the maximum Public School Tax Credit for your filing status to DMS, and SECOND – redirect the maximum Private School Tax Credit to AWSF.

Not only is this a wonderful way to decide how your tax dollars are spent, but it also provides scholarships to children attending Waldorf Schools in the state of Arizona–all while raising money for the Desert Marigold Annual Fund at NO COST to you.

There are three easy ways to redirect your taxes to AWSF:

  1. Online at AZ Waldorf Scholarships
  2. Mail a check and contribution form to PO Box 64416, Tucson, AZ 85728
  3. Call 520-257-6262

**Be sure to write DMS in the “How did you hear about AWSF” section to receive the 10% back for DMS.**

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

Last Call: 2018 Charitable Donations

A Simple But Heartfelt Request

It is that time of year when your mailboxes, and inboxes, are filled with requests. DMS asks that while you are making your decisions as to who will receive your charitable donations at year-end, that you give real consideration to Desert Marigold School.

If you are a past or ongoing supporter, we thank you! This fund enables DMS to provide your children a complete Waldorf program!

If you have never donated to our Annual Giving Fund, we simply ask that you make this your first year.

Click here to donate today:

Senior Class Go Fund Me Campaign

The DMS High School Class of 2019 has set up a Go Fund Me campaign to help raise funds for their Senior Class Trip. 

The 12th graders are appreciative of any amount you are able to contribute. The goal is to raise $5,000.

Please spread the word with friends, family, and of course share the link on social media! The more people we can get involved, the better. This is a great Christmas gift to give your senior, in lieu of gifts.

Contribute to the Grade 12 Fund Here

Thank you for helping to support our Senior Class so they can make it to their goal.

DMS Student Art: 2019 Calendars for Sale

DMS Calendars for Sale – All Proceeds support the 12th Grade Trip!

If you didn’t get a chance to buy a DMS Calendar at the Winter Faire, no worries. There are a few copies of this limited printing available in the main office and the high school office for sale.

The artwork was created by students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. A calendar is symbolic of the yearly rhythm. Waldorf schools across the world integrate art in the curriculum – from wet-on-wet painting in early childhood to learning about the platonic solids in 8th grade. Each month includes a line from the lower grades morning verse.

The calendars are selling for $15. All proceeds go the senior class fund. They are a wonderful holiday gift. 

Tax Credit Season has begun!

It can literally cost you nothing to give hundreds of dollars to the school – up to $200 each year for an individual and $400 for a couple! Your tax dollars go directly to our extracurricular and character education programs.


Redirect your AZ State Taxes Today!

Note: All Artwork is from DMS Students – Waldorf 100 postcard project. 

Pre-Order Winter Faire 2018 Event Tickets

Save time in line and preorder today!

Event tickets will be needed for ALL activities EXCEPT Food trucks and vendors selling merchandise.   Food Trucks will NOT be accepting tickets.  They are cash ONLY.

  • Pre-paid tickets can be picked up on the day of the Faire at the Ticket Booth Will Call
  • Volunteers can pick them up as early as 9:30am
  • NO REFUNDS; rain or shine.
  • The deadline to pre-order and pay is Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Tickets may be purchased during the Fair at the Ticket Booth; cash, check and credit cards will be accepted.

Pre-Order Tickets Now

Taking Tickets:

  • Enchanted Tea Garden
  • Candle Making
  • Angel Room
  • Medieval Crafts
  • Fish Pond
  • Winter Nature Crowns
  • Pocket Persons
  • Boat Rides
  • Cake Walk
  • Bake Shoppe
  • Face Painting
  • Hair Braiding
  • Puppet Show

NOT Taking Tickets:

  • Food Trucks
  • Vendors selling merchandise



Save the Date – Giving Tuesday Nov 27

Last Friday, DMS celebrated Lantern Walk which is also called Martinmas. It honors, in a universal way, the story of St. Martin, friend of the children and patron of the poor, who was known for his gentleness and his ability to bring warmth and light to those in need.

As we journey into the darkest time of the year, it is increasingly important for each of us to kindle warmth and light in our hearts. Martin’s cloak can remind us to share with those in need. The gently glowing lanterns of Martinmas gives way to the candles of the spiral walk as we draw nearer to the Solstice, showing how our inner light must shine ever brighter.

In this time of giving, please save the date – Tuesday, November 27th as a day to give a charitable donation to Desert Marigold. The DMS Giving Tuesday Goal this year is to raise $5,000 for the Scholarship Fund. Thank you!

Set up a Recurring Gift Give a One Time Donation Today