Class Email Lists

All parents are added to private class email list groups. If you are not receiving class emails from your teacher or parent council class rep, please be sure to check your “junk” mailbox. If you are not receiving emails, please email, to ensure we have your correct email address.

Save the Date – Sep 28th

Save the Date!!  September 28th is going to be BIG!!

8:30 am

It all starts in the morning with our in-school Michaelmas assembly (grades 1-12) that you won’t want to miss.

3:30-6:30 pm

Right after school, will be our first Parent Council Restaurant Fundraiser of the year at Fired Pie (online Flyer), in the Fry’s shopping center at 24th St and Baseline.  They offer gluten free and vegan cheese options.

5:30-7:30 pm   

After getting a healthy bite to eat, return to DMS to end your day at the Ice Cream Social and shop at the Clothing Exchange.  There will be Vegan options!!

Whew!  What a busy and fun day to connect and build community within our school.

Volunteers Needed for Ice Cream Social & Clothing Exchange

There are many volunteer opportunities available from set-up to clean-up and scooping ice cream in between.

Ice cream Social

Set up 4:30-5:30pm:

Ice Cream Scoopers 5:30-7:00pm:

Clean up 7:30-8:00pm:

Clothing Exchange

Clothing Sorters 8:30am-4:30pm:

Helpers 4:30-7:30pm:

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Herbalism Club Spaces Available – Sep 27

The Art of Herbal Medicine Making

Starts Thursday, Sep 27

Grades: 9-12

Location: HS Science Room 

Time: 3:30-5pm

Fee: $336 (from Sep 2018 until May 2019)

DMS is excited to offer the afterschool extracurricular club for the 2nd year in row. Herbalism cross connects with many concepts taught throughout the school year such as science, art, math, history and geography. The students will explore and specialize in the study of medicinal plants via gardening, book learning, teacher instruction as well as medicine-making.

The students will learn to make and use their own naturally safe plant medicines and how to grow the herbs thus setting a strong foundation for self-reliance, self-care and a symbiotic relationship with nature and natural health. The students will focus on 10 herbs combining artwork with the written word to document their learning in an organized way, much like a Waldorf main-lesson book.

We will make herbal medicines together:

  • Teas, infusions, decoctions
  • Syrups, vinegars, pastilles
  • Herb infused oils, honey, salves, balms, and steams
  • Poultices, compresses, fomentations
  • Bath salts, face masks, tooth powders,
  • Tinctures and liniments

For more information contact the instructors: 

Register for Herbalism Club

Pay Fees online or in the school office (if financial hardships arise, please contact the office for scholarship assistance). You must be registered for the class to participate.

*Note that the fees may be applied to AZ Tax Credits. Space is offered on a first come, first serve basis. Need 6 students min. to start club.