Re-enrollment due TODAY – Apr 12

Dear Parent,

Current student re-enrollment for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year is now open! Please login to the Enrollment Portal and complete all of the checklist items by April 12th. Also, be sure to review the pre-populated fields for accuracy on the ‘Enrollment Form’, make any necessary changes and click submit when you are done. This information will be used to update existing information we currently have in our student management system.

If your child will not be returning to DMS for the 2019-2020 school year please complete just the ‘Intention to Return/Withdrawal Form’ in the Enrollment Portal.

*All re-enrollment forms must be completed and submitted, in their entirety to begin school in the fall.*

PC meeting: Funding Request Presentations – Apr 9

Parent Council Meeting 4-9-19

Funding Request Presentations

What will we do with all of the money raised from the Winter Faire and the Spring Raffles?

  • Faculty training??
  • School improvements??
  • Community activities??

Funding requests are being presented at the April 9th meeting.   Voting will be held at the May 7th meeting.  Voting eligibility is based on attending the presentation meeting April 9th as well as at least one additional meeting during the 2018-19 school year.

12th Grade Class seeking Practice Space for Senior Play

DMS families,

We are asking for your help. Our seniors are in need of a space that is the size of two classrooms combined, where they can practice their play from 9 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday, from Monday April 15th through to Friday May 3rd.

If anyone knows of a space we could use free of cost that would work for our needs, please let me know. They will be setting up a few props and a minor set (nothing like the boat we had as our set for the HS musical).

They will, of course, have constant adult supervision while in the play practice space.

Please contact Crystal at the HS office through email if you know of a space at

Thank you!

Lady Spring and her Maidens

There is magic in the air here at Desert Marigold! It is the season for Lady Spring to take her turn to reign over King Winter. The campus received a special visit from Lady Spring and her maidens this past Tuesday morning. Lady Spring and her maidens fluttered about the campus dressed in beautiful flowing gowns and floral crowns. They kindly and gently ushered in spring. Lady Spring and her maidens were seen and heard as they lovingly shared gifts of flowers and music to the children, teachers, administration, and visitors at Desert Marigold. The children’s eyes widened, and they began to whisper and watch in awe and wonder.

Spring is coming, spring is coming,
birdies build your nests.
Weave together straw and feather,
doing each your best.
Spring is coming spring is coming,
flowers are waking too.
Daisies, lilies, daffodils,
all are coming through.

Spring is coming, Spring is coming,
all around is fair.
Shiver, quiver, on the river
joy is everywhere!

AZ Merit Testing – Apr 1, 2 & 3

Dear Desert Marigold School Families Grades 3-11,

We are writing to inform you that the statewide mandatory AZ MERIT testing will be held in the areas of Writing, Math and Reading on April 1st, 2nd and 3rd. It is imperative that the children in grades 3-11 are present at school and on time on the testing days. Testing starts at 8:30 am each day, the entire day will be available for completing the daily test sections.

The BEST preparation for your child is a good night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast. Ideally, students should not be under any undue stress about the testing. The day will have a different rhythm than the usual one. Classes will resume after the morning testing period.

Please have your child come prepared with something they can do silently at their desks in case they finish early. They may bring things like books, paper and pencil, word searches, Sudoku, crossword puzzles, a sketch pad, beeswax, or handwork.

Test results will be reported back from the Arizona Department of Education around the beginning of the 2019-20 school year. For further information see
on our website, which states our policy on testing, including the state standardized tests.

If you would like additional information on AZ Merit, go to the AZ Merit Student and Family Resources portal found at:

If you have any additional questions, please contact Pax Piper, Director of Curriculum and Instruction by calling the office 602-243-6909 or email

DMS Administration