Parent Council is Desert Marigold’s parent-teacher organization and meets monthly and quarterly 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!

DMS Parent Council Mission

The Parent Council supports the mission of Desert Marigold School and serves as a collective voice by facilitating communication between the governing bodies, administration, and families. The Parent Council exists to develop strong social bonds by supporting parent education, school activities, active volunteerism, celebrations and special events; thereby building a vibrant community.

Primary Responsibilities in collaboration with faculty and administration, include:

  • Creating social warmth and community
  • Coordinating class parents to facilitate communication
  • Coordinating volunteer efforts for Parent Council sponsored events and festivals
  • Providing a forum where parents can express and nurture their ideas, interests, and skills

Parent Council Leadership Team: 2018-2019

  • Hands Team: Michelle Kratzer, Susan Kerr, Kim Baker
  • Heads Team: Sophie McCurley, Christine Johnson
  • Hearts Team: Pam Hopkin
  • Treasurer: Adeline Carrera
  • Chair: Laura Slayton-Garcia

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2018-19 Parent Council Meeting Dates:

  • August 28th: 8:15-9:45 am
  • September 11th: 5:30-7:00 pm
  • October 2nd (Winter Fair Kick-Off): 5:30-7:00 pm
  • October 16th (Winter Fair Mtg): 8:15-9:30 am
  • October 30th (Winter Fair Mtg): 8:15-9:30 am
  • November 13th (Winter Fair Mtg): 8:15-9:30 am
  • November 27th (Winter Fair Mtg): 8:15-9:30 am
  • December 4th (Final Winter Fair Mtg): 8:15-9:30 am
  • January 8th (Winter Fair Wrap-Up Mtg): 8:15-9:30 am
  • February 5th: 5:30-7:00 pm
  • March 5th: 5:30-7:00 pm
  • April 2nd: 5:30-7:00 pm
  • May 7th: 5:30-7:00 pm

Meetings held in HS English Room. Childcare available – must RSVP in advance.**

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Parent Council Meetings

2018-19 Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2017-18 Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2016-17 Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2015-16 Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Parent Council Documents