Apps Parents Should Know About

As children get older and become more independent, there are a variety of apps that parents should be aware of when deciding what to allow a child to install on their devices.

There are apps that can expose your children to a range of things from bullying and unwanted messages, some apps can even give strangers your child’s location.

Here are a few things you can do to help protect your children:

  • Approve every app on your child’s phone
  • Check privacy settings
  • Talk with your child about phone use, apps, and social media
  • Find out what is popular – different apps catch on in different locations

Here’s a list of apps from the sheriff in department in Alabama. 

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

Important Tax Credit Info for Filing

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.

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. You can make a donation as late as April 15th and claim it against the previous year’s taxes.*

Everyone can participate! As long as you have Arizona income tax liability, you can make an Arizona Tax Credit Contribution to DMS. If you have already given, find friends and relatives and have them give to DMS! We ask every family to donate their Tax Credit to DMS and invite their extended network to do the same.

*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

Redirect your AZ Taxes Today

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

 

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

REDIRECT YOUR AZ TAXES TODAY

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