Over Half Way to Annual Tax Credit Goal – Thank you!

This year’s Tax Credit goal is $35,000. As of January, over $22,000 in Tax Credits have been redirected to DMS for the 2018 tax filing year. Thank you!

If you have not redirected your AZ Tax Credit yet, please do so today. You have until April 15th to select Desert Marigold School as your public school of choice and give up to $200 for an individual and $400 for a couple. Your tax dollars go directly to our extracurricular and character education programs.

This is a tax credit, not a deduction, so the full amount is subtracted from what you owe in Arizona income tax. You receive a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount you pay in taxes to the state for the amount of your donation.

If you have already given, find friends and relatives and have them give to DMS!

*A confirmation receipt will be sent to you for income tax purposes. Be sure to consult your tax adviser to determine exactly how the tax credit will impact you personally.

Tax Filing Number (you may use either one)

Valley of the Sun Waldorf Education Association –  07-89-64-000

Desert Marigold School –  07-89-64-101


ONLY $12,400 to go until April 15th!

Grades 8-12: Sign-up for German Club!

The goal of German club is to bring students together and learn more about the German culture and language. Students will be exposed to the language and various German foods. The 12th grade class will be traveling to Germany this May for their Senior class trip, so this is an opportunity for them and other students in grades 8-12 to gain a wider appreciation for the language, customs and foods.

  • Who: Students Grades 8-12
  • When: Thursdays after school from 3:15 – 4:15 pm
  • Dates: Starts on Thursday, Feb. 21st and goes until April 25th (no club mtg. on Mar 14 & Mar 21 due to the HS musical and Spring Break)
  • Where: HS English Room
  • Fee: $50 per student

For additional information contact:

Crystal Lee at clee@desertmarigold.org

Rachel Schmid at rschmid@desertmarigold.org 

Steps to Sign Up:

  1. Complete online registration form.
  2. Pay Fees online or in the school office (if financial hardships arise, please contact the office for scholarship assistance). Note that the fees may be applied to AZ Tax Credits.

*Space is limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis – must have 10 participants minimum to start club*

Enroll Now for German Club

Soccer Team – Needs Boys and Girls to Join the Team

Desert Marigold Soccer Returns for Spring 2019!

We are happy to announce that soccer season is upon us, and for those 7th-12th grade students who have been waiting to join the team, the time is here!

Coach Allen and Coach Gordillo will fill everyone in on more details, however, some of the basic information is as follows:

  • The team is a grades 7-12 coed soccer team – a specific number of both girls and boys MUST be on the field at all times.
  • Practices will occur on Wednesdays 2:15-4:15pm and Fridays 3:20-5:00pm
  • Games will occur on either Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays to be scheduled
  • The season is February-April
  • DMS will be competing in the AZ Canyon Athletic Association; 2019 Regular Season Division 1, Region 2

Fees – $190 for the season

Coaches Contact Info

Greg Allen gregallen0554@gmail.com

Alfonso Gordillo agordillo@desertmarigold.org


Steps to Enroll (student may not participate until all steps are complete):

It is our intention that all interested students, if eligible, will make the team. Sometimes due to lack of facilities and/or coaches, students will need to tryout for a team and will be evaluated based on ability, attitude, commitment, and effort.

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.**

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