Parent Council Meeting – Nov 6

Join us for a general Parent Council and Winter Faire Check-In Meeting

November 6th, 2018 at 5:30-7pm in the HS English Room

Parent Council is Desert Marigold’s parent-teacher organization and meets monthly to support our students’ educational experience, our teachers and the school as a whole. The vitality of Parent Council depends on you, together we can do so much! Our success depends on a sufficient number of parents who are willing and able to contribute their energy and leadership to do this important work. Please join us!

Day of the Dead Community Picnic – Nov 5

Dia de Los Muertos – Monday, Nov 5th @ Sunset – 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Picnic held in front of High School / Eurythmy Room

The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The tradition includes a remembrance table (ofrenda) highlighting sugar skulls, day of the dead bread, marigolds, photos and favorite things of the departed family members. Their favorite foods and drinks are prepared. The families get together and decorate the graves at the cemetery and have a picnic! The celebration continues at home with music, sharing of anecdotes and plenty of laughter!

How will we celebrate at DMS?
Grades 1-12 make art projects during Spanish class to decorate and enhance the ofrenda. During the community potluck picnic we will sample delicious dishes and visit the art display created by the students.

Please bring:

  • a dish that reminds you of a dearly departed one to share in the potluck
  • a photograph and/or a candle to put on the offering table (you will take it home at the end)
  • a picnic blanket

Sign up for the Potluck

School Pictures – Nov 6-9

School Pictures by Lisa Maynard Photography

Contact Lisa Maynard at

Nov 6-9th

Class Photo followed by Individual Photos

**Specific times subject to change**

Tuesday, Nov 6th

  • Starflowers (10:15)
  • Grade 1 (10:45)
  • Grade 3 (11:40)
  • Grade 5 (1:15)

Wednesday, Nov 7th

  • Grade 6 (8:30)
  • Grade 7 (9:20)
  • Skyflowers (10:00)
  • Moonflowers (10:20)
  • Grade 2 (11:40)

Thursday, Nov 8th

  • Grade 9 (10:15)
  • Grade 11 (11:10)
  • Grade 10 (11:40)
  • Grade 12 (1:15)
  • Individual Staff Photos (3:20pm)

Friday, Nov 9th 

  • Sunflowers (10:15)
  • Grade 4 (10:45)
  • Grade 8 (11:40)

Makeup or Retakes on Tue 11/27 at 11am. 

Parent Council – Winter Faire Meeting Schedule

2018 Winter Faire Meeting SCHEDULE

Tues, 11/6, 5:30 – 7 pm
PC Mtg & WF check in, High School

Thurs, 11/15, 8:15 am
WF Check-in, Front Benches

Thurs, 11/29, 8:15 am
WF Check-in, Front Benches

Mon, 12/4, 5:30 – 7 pm
Final Prep WF meeting, High School

Tues, 1/8, 5:30 pm
WF Wrap Up