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: 2019-2020

  • Chair: Michelle Kratzer
  • Co-Chair: Laura Heaney
  • Treasurer: Kerstin Kubina
  • Secretary: Canella Garcia
  • Hands Team: Laura Heaney, Kellee Schlink, Katie Anderson
  • Heads Team: Christine Johnson, Hilary Cutright
  • Hearts Team: Heather Hawkes

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2019-20 Parent Council Meeting Dates:

In the 2019-20 school year, PC meetings will alternate between mornings and evenings to accommodate all schedules. FULL PC CALENDAR

Date Time Type
Aug 13th AM Regular
Aug 27th PM Winter Faire
Sept 3rd PM Regular
Sept 17th AM Winter Faire
Oct 1st AM Regular
Oct 15th PM Winter Faire
Oct 29th AM Regular
Nov 5th PM Regular
Nov 12th AM Winter Faire
Dec 3rd PM Regular
Dec 10th AM Winter Faire
Jan 7th AM Regular
Feb 4th PM Regular
Mar 3rd AM Regular
Apr 7th PM Regular (via Skype)
May 5th PM Regular (via Skype)

AM meetings are held at the front benches directly after drop-off (8:20am approx)
PM meetings are held in the HS English Room @ 6:30pm

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

Desert Marigold will be closed for the remainder of the 19/20 school year as we evaluate the ongoing developments of COVID-19 {read more}