8th Grade Presentations – Feb 27

Dear All,

Please join the 8th grade Wednesday, February 27, 2019 for our second group of 8th grade project presentations. The evening will begin at 5:00 pm in the 8th grade classroom. The entire community is welcome to attend the presentations.

This is the second of three evenings which are spread throughout the year. The next scheduled presentation evening will be April 25, 2019.

Please join us for a memorable evening of presentations. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Event: 8th Grade Project Presentations II

Place: 8th Grade Classroom

Date: Wed, Feb 27th

Time: 5:00 pm


Jean Falconburg

Medieval Games: Fire Pits Needed

Dear DMS Community,

We have many fire pits at various locations during the Medieval Games event. Several of our small, metal fire pits have seen their last flame. We need 2 additional pits by Wednesday, Feb 27th.

Loaners are good, donations are even better.

If you have one available, please contact Colleen at clp@duncanpope.com or 602-791-1724.


To learn more about Medieval Games: azmedievalgames.org

To volunteer for the games go here. 

Apps Parents Should Know About

As children get older and become more independent, there are a variety of apps that parents should be aware of when deciding what to allow a child to install on their devices.

There are apps that can expose your children to a range of things from bullying and unwanted messages, some apps can even give strangers your child’s location.

Here are a few things you can do to help protect your children:

  • Approve every app on your child’s phone
  • Check privacy settings
  • Talk with your child about phone use, apps, and social media
  • Find out what is popular – different apps catch on in different locations

Here’s a list of apps from the sheriff in department in Alabama. 

Grades 8-12: Sign-up for German Club!

The goal of German club is to bring students together and learn more about the German culture and language. Students will be exposed to the language and various German foods. The 12th grade class will be traveling to Germany this May for their Senior class trip, so this is an opportunity for them and other students in grades 8-12 to gain a wider appreciation for the language, customs and foods.

  • Who: Students Grades 8-12
  • When: Thursdays after school from 3:15 – 4:15 pm
  • Dates: Starts on Thursday, Feb. 21st and goes until April 25th (no club mtg. on Mar 14 & Mar 21 due to the HS musical and Spring Break)
  • Where: HS English Room
  • Fee: $50 per student

For additional information contact:

Crystal Lee at clee@desertmarigold.org

Rachel Schmid at rschmid@desertmarigold.org 

Steps to Sign Up:

  1. Complete online registration form.
  2. Pay Fees online or in the school office (if financial hardships arise, please contact the office for scholarship assistance). Note that the fees may be applied to AZ Tax Credits.

*Space is limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis – must have 10 participants minimum to start club*

Enroll Now for German Club

Important Tax Credit Info for Filing

It can literally cost you nothing to give hundreds of dollars to the school – up to $200 each year for an individual and $400 for a couple! Your tax dollars go directly to our extracurricular and character education programs.

This is a tax credit, not a deduction, so the full amount is subtracted from what you owe in Arizona income tax. You receive a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount you pay in taxes to the state for the amount of your donation. You can make a donation as late as April 15th and claim it against the previous year’s taxes.*

Everyone can participate! As long as you have Arizona income tax liability, you can make an Arizona Tax Credit Contribution to DMS. If you have already given, find friends and relatives and have them give to DMS! We ask every family to donate their Tax Credit to DMS and invite their extended network to do the same.

*A confirmation receipt will be sent to you for income tax purposes. Be sure to consult your tax adviser to determine exactly how the tax credit will impact you personally.

Tax Filing Number (you may use either one)

Valley of the Sun Waldorf Education Association –  07-89-64-000

Desert Marigold School –  07-89-64-101

Redirect your AZ Taxes Today