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

Martinmas Coat Drive – Nov 19 to Dec 7

Please consider donating new and/or gently used coats for the Martinmas coat drive from November 19th – December 7th!  As a DMS tradition, our community provides warmth and hope for those affected by homelessness. Your grateful and giving spirits are appreciated.

The Coats/Sweaters will be given to the charity UMom.

Collection racks are now available on the front porch – thank you for donating!

Calling all drummers and noise makers!

We are going to have a drum circle at the Winter Faire!

We are looking for drums and percussion instruments. If you or someone you know could donate a drum for use on Saturday 12/8/18, please contact Heidi Kennedy at 480 220-4956.

Thank you!

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



DMS Hope and Help Committee – Holiday Gift Card Drive

The goal of the DMS Hope and Help Committee is to provide several DMS families facing food insecurity with grocery store gift cards to purchase ingredients for their holiday meals. Whether you are able to give a few dollars towards a gift card or sponsor a family’s entire meal all of you contributions will be sincerely appreciated!

Cash donations as well as gift cards are being collected in the office until Monday, November 19th.

We are thankful for your generosity!

Winter Faire – Volunteer Packets

Hello DMS Community,

Our school Winter Faire is just around the corner on December 8th.  

Below you will find information and requests to make this year’s Winter Faire successful. This is an event to come together as a community and enjoy not only the spirit of the holiday season but support our teachers and school.  It is also our main Parent Council fundraiser to support teacher training. Last year the Winter Faire was a great success, allowing PC to provide funds for teacher training, the Hope and Health Committee to support DMS students facing food insecurity along with supporting all of our Community Social events throughout the year!!

Attached is the Winter Faire Volunteer Packet.  Hard copies are coming home with your students this week.  

What each family can do to support this event:

  • Work 1 shift of our classroom booth.
  • Work 1-2 shifts in addition to your booth shift
  • Donate 10 (unwrapped) items to the Angel Room – Find donation ideas in the back of the Volunteer Packet
  • Donate 10 (unwrapped) gender neutral items to the Fish Pond – Find donation ideas in the back of the Volunteer Packet

A note on the Angel Room, it is a place where the children can go in by themselves and purchase items as gifts for family or friends.   Please keep that in mind when creating or buying those, ‘handmade’ gifts. What would a mom, dad and child like?

Angel Room and Fish Pond donations should be valued of at least $1.  Homemade or purchased, sturdy, and should not be specific to any one holiday.  You will find donation ideas in the back of the Volunteer Packet.

Please take a moment to review the Winter Faire Volunteer Packet.  More information on our class booth will be coming from your Class Representative.

Thank you in advance for your support in making this year’s Winter Faire a success!!

~ DMS Parent Council Winter Faire Committee

Parent Council Meeting – Nov 6

Join us for a general Parent Council and Winter Faire Check-In Meeting

November 6th, 2018 at 5:30-7pm in the HS English Room

Parent Council is Desert Marigold’s parent-teacher organization and meets monthly to support our students’ educational experience, our teachers and the school as a whole. The vitality of Parent Council depends on you, together we can do so much! Our success depends on a sufficient number of parents who are willing and able to contribute their energy and leadership to do this important work. Please join us!