Parent Council Meeting – Feb 5

Parent Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 from 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!

PC Call for Support

Hello beloved DMS community,

The S’mores and Bonfire Winter Community Social will not be taking place this Friday, 1/25 as originally scheduled. We would like to reschedule for a Friday night in February, but need the community’s help. The Parent Council leadership team is down to 4 members and no one to organize the remaining planned social events.

The DMS Parent Council exists to develop strong social bonds by supporting parent education, school activities, active volunteerism, celebrations and special events: thereby building a vibrant community.

Without immediate support, there will be no further Parent Council sponsored events. This includes the S’mores Bonfire, Spring Picnic and Online Auction & Raffle.

Without parents, there is no Parent Council.

If you are able to help on any level for the remaining school year or next, please reach out to me directly or via email at

On a positive note, we came together as a community under the direction of Parent Council Winter Faire Coordinator, Pam Zimmerman-Hopkins to raise a net profit of $7,443!!! We will be voting on how to allocate these and all the funds raised this year at the May PC meeting.

Thank you to everyone for making Winter Faire 2018 so magical!!

With great gratitude,

Laura Slayton-Garcia
DMS Parent Council Chair

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!