TAKE 2 - February 18th

Take 2 Feature Video 
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Coffee With The Director
Friday, February 19th @ 8:30am

This will be an open forum where parents will have an opportunity to be heard and share their perspectives during these unique and challenging times. 

Below are the details for the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 717 2634 7950
Passcode: UcU61t

DGM Family Hike
Sunday, February 28th @12pm

The weather is becoming more beautiful every day. Come out and join us for a hike on Telegraph Pass Trail at South Mountain on Sunday, February 28th @ 12pm.

NOTE: Remember to take water, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and a snack to eat once you are on top!

NOTE: Please remember to lock your cars and keep any valuable possessions out of sight.

NOTE: The trailhead parking lot is partially closed for construction. It's been full every weekend recently. You might want to park at Altadena Middle School for additional parking in case Telegraph trial parking is full.

We will meet by the bench in the parking lot to take a photo and start together. Once we begin, you can move at your own pace.

Please contact Scott and Lori Crouch at /480-650-5569 for more information or questions.

Elite Striders Track Club
For ages 5 – 18yrs

Practice is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5-7 and Saturday 9-11. This is a competitive team and athletes develop skills to run, jump and throw. 

Youth will gain greater speed, coordination, flexibility, endurance and strength. No prior track and field participation is required.  All skill levels are welcomed.  Visit the website for more info and to see COVID guidelines

DGM Olympics (Primary and Elementary)
Wed., March 3rd - Friday, March 5th

DGM’s Annual Olympics is coming up on Wednesday, March 3-5th for our Primary & Elementary programs. 

  • Wednesday, March 3rd: Classroom 1, Classroom 2 & Classroom 9
  • Thursday, March 4th: Classroom 7, Classroom 8, Classroom 11
  • Friday, March 5th: Classroom 12 & Upper Elementary

If you would like to be a volunteer for your child’s assigned day, please contact Lexi Henderson as we have limited spots available.  Additional information has already been emailed to all Primary and Elementary parents.

Spring Break
Monday, March 8th - Friday, March 12th

School will be closed for Spring Break.  Please note there is NO CHILDCARE available.

Student Tuition Organization Workshop
Wednesday, March 17th @ 4:30pm

Please join us via Zoom to learn all about scholarships available to Desert Garden Montessori students! Arizona Tuition Connection’s Executive Director, Tim Kuhn will be giving an informational presentation on the Scholarship Programs available.
Arizona Tuition Connection will be awarding $250 scholarships to 5 attending families during this workshop.
The names of workshop attendees with be placed in a hat and then 5 names will be selected randomly to receive a $250 scholarship.
(To be eligible for the drawing, participants must be present for the entire presentation with their zoom camera on:)
Below are the details for the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 784 7779 7498
Passcode: 69X4Pr

Support DGM

Our fundraising goal is $400,000.  If 160 families each donate $2500, we will meet our goal.

We invite parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, faculty, and community members to share in this goal of raising $400,000.  Read our story and Annual Report here.

Your gesture is simple, but your impact is phenomenal.  Thank you in advance for your tax-deductible donation.  You will receive an automated tax receipt, directly to your e-mail, upon donation.

Click here to donate!

February Lunch Menu

Our kitchen is currently able to fully support traditional, vegetarian, and vegan diets. In addition, we accommodate gluten-free and dairy-free diets as needed.

If you have questions please contact our Organic Kitchen Manager, Valerie Della Valle.

Click here for the DGM Organic Kitchen page and lunch menu.

Curbside Pickup Process

  1. Text our dedicated classroom curbside pickup line to let us know you're 5 minutes away. 
  2. Pull up to the QRC sign at DGM.
  3. Scan the QRC.
  4. Enter your PIN and Sign your student In/Out.

Attendance Line

Please call the attendance for early pickups, scheduled doctor's visits, illnesses or planned vacations.  Please leave a voicemail with your child's first, last name and a day time phone number you can be reached at. 

NOTE:  The attendance line is solely an automated line.  You cannot reach a live person at this number.

Emailing DGM 

REMINDER:  If you need assistance for ANY school matter please contact

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