Parent Handwork

Parent Handwork is returning again this school year

Many thanks to our generous hostess, Nina Prange!

Join the Parent Handwork Facebook Group for the latest updates

Parent Handwork is a parent run group that meets to learn and share handwork skills together. Creations made in Parent Handwork are sold at the Parent Handwork booth at Winter Faire. Community members also have the option of purchasing supplies from the parent handwork group to create for their own use.

Parent Handwork begins Friday, August 30th

and continues every
8:30am – 11:45am

At Nina’s house
(32nd St & Vineyard)
for the exact address


Enjoy the company of other parents as we flex our creative muscles. Normally there is no formal teaching at parent handwork, but many who are willing to lend a hand to those who are just beginning.

*FREE to join*
*All materials and tools are supplied*

*Babies and pre-school aged children are welcome with an attentive parent*

Parent Council Leadership Nominations Due May 31

Are you interested in joining the DMS Parent Council Leadership Team?

We are looking for parents that want to help build a vibrant and welcoming community at DMS.

Check out some of the opportunities available on the DMS website.

All jobs can be done as a team, find a friend and join the fun.

Nominations are due May 31, forms can be found in the office or online 

If you have any questions, please email us at

Donation Drive for Grade 11 – May

Donation Drive Fundraiser for Grade 11.

The class is organizing a fundraising yard sale (more details to come…)

PLEASE spread the word and get your donation items ready for May.

Whatever items that do not sell at the yard sale will be donated for at the GOODWILL FUNDRAISER on May 18th at 1546 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282 (McClintock & Southern Ave.)

Contact Class Sponsor Maria Cardenas for details at

Redirect Tax Credits to DMS and AWSF by April 15

April 15th is the last day to re-direct your AZ Tax Credits to DMS.

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.**

Goodwill Donation Drive for Senior Class – Mar 30

Spring Cleaning is upon us, so we are having a Goodwill drive!

If you would like your used items to go to a good cause, then please help us raise funds for our Senior Class Trip this year by donating those items to Goodwill located on 48th Street and Baseline on Saturday, March 30th from 9am-1pm. 

Questions: please contact Crystal in the HS Office:


Join the DMS Fundraising Committee!

As a tuition free public charter school, DMS receives a significant amount of funding from the state of Arizona. Right now, the school operates almost entirely on public funds. Additional funds from private sources, however, are crucial to growing the holistic education that DMS provides to its students, building new facilities, and maintaining current infrastructure.

The goal of the new Fundraising Committee is to reduce DMS’s reliance on public funds to 50% or less of its operating needs. To that end, the committee will work to achieve targeted charitable giving goals from community members, local and national businesses, and philanthropic organizations. Please consider joining even if you only have an hour or two to contribute each month.

If interested, please contact Board Member, Gregory Schneider, at Thank you.

AZ Tax Credits Support DMS

Funds received through the tax credit help support all of DMS’s amazing extracurricular activities and character education like the High School Musical / Drama Club and much more!

Married couples can contribute up to $400 and single filers can contribute up to $200 for the full credit. AZ Public School Tax Credit is open to all Arizona tax filers. Spread the word to DMS friends and families!

Learn More & Give Today!