Hello DMS Community,
Our school Winter Faire is just around the corner on December 8th.
Below you will find information and requests to make this year’s Winter Faire successful. This is an event to come together as a community and enjoy not only the spirit of the holiday season but support our teachers and school. It is also our main Parent Council fundraiser to support teacher training. Last year the Winter Faire was a great success, allowing PC to provide funds for teacher training, the Hope and Health Committee to support DMS students facing food insecurity along with supporting all of our Community Social events throughout the year!!
Attached is the Winter Faire Volunteer Packet. Hard copies are coming home with your students this week.
What each family can do to support this event:
- Work 1 shift of our classroom booth.
- Work 1-2 shifts in addition to your booth shift
- Donate 10 (unwrapped) items to the Angel Room – Find donation ideas in the back of the Volunteer Packet
- Donate 10 (unwrapped) gender neutral items to the Fish Pond – Find donation ideas in the back of the Volunteer Packet
A note on the Angel Room, it is a place where the children can go in by themselves and purchase items as gifts for family or friends. Please keep that in mind when creating or buying those, ‘handmade’ gifts. What would a mom, dad and child like?
Angel Room and Fish Pond donations should be valued of at least $1. Homemade or purchased, sturdy, and should not be specific to any one holiday. You will find donation ideas in the back of the Volunteer Packet.
Please take a moment to review the Winter Faire Volunteer Packet. More information on our class booth will be coming from your Class Representative.
Thank you in advance for your support in making this year’s Winter Faire a success!!
~ DMS Parent Council Winter Faire Committee
Please join the 11th grade class for Dante Night on November 15th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Eurythmy Room.
In the DMS High School Curriculum, many classic masterworks of prose and poetry are studied in the main lessons. Through literature, students examine the questions and themes of human experience. This develops critical thinking, and helps students find direction in their search for self and for the meaning of life. During the Fall season of 11th grade at DMS, students study Dante’s Divine Comedy, a 14th century epic about one man’s journey through the afterlife.
Waldorf high school students typically read the story of this journey during their junior year to explore moral and social questions in this story about life, love, politics, and relationships. Students complete individual projects and present them at Dante Night. The student projects range a variety of artistic interpretations and performances.
Advanced Archery Club
Starts Nov. 14th – March 27th
This year archery club will focus on advanced techniques and training for competition. Club members will be required to have at least one year prior club experience here or somewhere else, as well as, be able to demonstrate a firm understanding of the basics of the National Archery in Schools shot sequence taught in previous years.
With what I believe is the most challenging game schedule of any team this season, our DMS Firebirds rose to the challenge. Growth like they exhibited during our game against Paradise Valley Christian first begins on a personal level and then transitions to the team level.
With three players being on the injured list, the Firebirds knew it was going to be a tough game. At half time we were down 3 to 8, but two of our players scored which began our six point scoring spree. With DMS first leading the game at 9 to 8 and then 10 to 9 the game was a real “nail biter.” When PVC tied the game at 10, those who were not already on their feet were lifted up by the energy radiating from the hearts of our DMS team. Three times we stopped PVC from scoring what would be the final point, however it was the fourth attempt that finally paid off. Two incredible teams, one amazing game.
Being exhausted from the first game, our first string players did their best to hold their own against last year’s champions LFPA. Then, with the rotation of the second string players into the game, we did all we could to move the disc across our goal line. At the end of the game with DMS at 5 points and LFPA at 11, our regularly scheduled season reached its end.
I’d like to thank the players and our fans for making this, the fifth season for the Firebirds, one to remember. The team would also like to invite our entire student body to join us Tuesday, November 6th, to Benedict Park for the start of the State Championship tournament. The tournament begins at 4:15 PM. Stay tuned for more info and we hope to see you there.
Remember, if it’s not Ultimate, it’s not the Ultimate!
Coach Greg Allen