Traffic Safety & Traffic Light

Remember Traffic Safety
At this time of year, events tend to speed up and each of us must remember to slow down, savor each moment and be courteous to others. This includes enjoying a steady and slow arrival and departure in our parking lot. But, it also applies to traveling up and down 28th Street and Vineyard on the way to and from school.

Update on Traffic Light for 28th Street & Southern
In addition to the new housing across Southern Avenue, construction is under way on the property behind DMS along Vineyard. We know there will be significantly more traffic on both approaches to the school as a result.

A light at 24th and Vineyard has been promised, but there is no commitment from the city about a light on the corner of 28th Street and Southern. The city did not require the developer to provide one. Contact and a previous petition from our DMS community has been made with the responsible city authorities, but a continued public push may help.

A DMS parent has recently reached out to a community outreach police officer and 3TV News to continue the request for a light on 28th Street and Southern. If more parents want to join the cause, here are the numbers to call:

Community Action Officers (C.A.O.)
41 Squad Area
Officer Chris Granado

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

Last Call: 2018 Charitable Donations

A Simple But Heartfelt Request

It is that time of year when your mailboxes, and inboxes, are filled with requests. DMS asks that while you are making your decisions as to who will receive your charitable donations at year-end, that you give real consideration to Desert Marigold School.

If you are a past or ongoing supporter, we thank you! This fund enables DMS to provide your children a complete Waldorf program!

If you have never donated to our Annual Giving Fund, we simply ask that you make this your first year.

Click here to donate today:

Open Enrollment – Ends on Dec 31

Enrollment for new students and siblings of current students, for the next school year, in closing soon.

The Open Enrollment window ends on December 31st.

New Student

If you know someone who would like to have their child attend DMS please let them know that from now until December 31st is the time to get their application in.

Sibling Enrollment

If you are a parent of a current DMS student who has a sibling (NOT already on the waitlist) that you want to enroll in the school please complete your application during the Open Enrollment period.

Current Preschool Students Ready for Kindergarten (non-sibling status)

If your child is currently enrolled in our private preschool program and will be ready to enter kindergarten next year, please complete your application.

Please feel free to contact Deana Douglas, Enrollment & Student Records Manager at if you have any questions. You can also review our Open Enrollment information page at

Desert Marigold will be closed for the remainder of the 19/20 school year as we evaluate the ongoing developments of COVID-19 {read more}