Peach Festival – May 16

Share your talents by preparing a dish featuring peaches. Sign up for our 4th annual Peach Festival is May 16, 3:30-5:30pm. Our school peaches are taking there sweet time ripening and should be ready for pick up Wed, May 14th after school and daily until the festival. We ask that you cook, bake or create a dish to share with our community, featuring our school peaches. Please bring your creation back on May 16th, drop offs in the office before 2pm and after 2 in the garden.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at the event.
If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help set up email or contact the gardener, Ms. Bobi Harshfield @ bharshfield@desertmarigold.org
This is a community event and we welcome everyone. Servers and dish wash station helpers would be greatly appreciated. The Signup Genius is here

Spring Musical – March 8 & 9 @ KROC

Desert Marigold Music & Drama students perform

Location: KROC Performing Arts Center, 1375 E. Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040

Showtimes:

  • Thursday, March 8 – 2:00pm & 6:30pm
  • Friday, March 9 – school day performance @ 12:30pm for grades 5-12 (*limited seating for families)
  • Friday, March 9 – 6:30pm
Tickets: $10 per adult suggested donation. All proceeds fund facility rental fees, costumes, sets and costs associated with the performance.

Synopsis:

Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical based on a book by Michael Stewart, with lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. Originally titled Let’s Go Steady, Bye Bye Birdie is set in 1958. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957. The rock star character’s name, “Conrad Birdie”, is word play on the name of Conway Twitty. Twitty is best remembered today for his long career as a country music star, but in the late 1950s, he was one of Presley’s rock ‘n’ roll rivals.

Instrumental Music Concert – Grades 4-8 – Wed Mar 7

Attention: All families of student’s that have instrumental music classes in grades 4 through 8

There will be a Spring Concert on Wednesday, March 7th to showcase the students work this year.

Wednesday, March 7th

South Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center – 7050 S 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85042

Call Time – 5pm (Students must arrive at 5pm – All Instrumental Music Students are Required to Attend)

Performance – 6:00-7:30pm

For additional information please contact the Winds Teacher, Mark Alpizar malpizar@desertmarigold.org or Strings Teacher, Meghan Ruel mruel@desertmarigold.org.

Dress for the concert is all black. The boys should plan to wear a nice pair of pants, preferably nicer shoes than tennis shoes, and a black collared shirt (short or long sleeves). The girls can wear black pants, a black skirt or dress – whatever is preferable to them and appropriate for a concert.

Medieval Games – Sign Up to Volunteer

Hark! The Medieval Games are coming.

From Wednesday, Feb 28th – March 3rd, 6th grade Waldorf students from around the state will gather on our campus to partake in the much anticipated Medieval Games. This is a wonderful, volunteer intensive event. We welcome volunteers from our entire DMS community. If you are interested in participating, please visit the Sign Up Genius for more details.

To sign up please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a49abae22aa8-2018

Medieval Games Home Page

Mad Hatter Tea Party – Sun, Feb 25

Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here…?

Yes, go straight to the DMS Garden for the 4th Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party!

Sunday, February 25 from 2-5pm.

Please join us for a delightful afternoon with tasty treats and teas. Costumes and festive hats welcome.

Save the Date. Pre-sale tickets on available on Eventbrite.

$10 for adults and $5 for children (under 12).

Tickets at the door will be $12 for adults and $7 for children (under 12).

The Mad Hatter Tea party is a fundraiser benefiting the Desert Marigold School Garden. All profits from this event will be used to provide a seating area and shade for the outdoor garden kitchen.

DON’T Be LATE for this very important date. 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Please review the signup genius to help with setup and food donations.

Any question contact Peg Carder carpeg@hotmail.com.

 

Thank you Winter Faire Volunteers!

The Parent Council leadership team wishes to thank all of the hard working families that volunteered their time and talents for the Winter Faire. Your efforts were most fruitful, raising nearly $10,000 for our school! This event is not possible without the dedication of parents and staff who show up and work the event along with those that work tireless hours in advance crafting, baking, organizing and setting up to make the day a true community endeavor.

We are appreciative of your feedback, positive and constructive; please take a moment to complete the brief survey at this link: Winter Faire VOLUNTEER feedback

Spiral Garden – Thank you!

The 2017 Winter Spiral Garden was simply lovely! Each year the Eurythmy Room is cloaked in velvety darkness and magically transformed into a garden of evergreens and candlelight. Participants watch in awe and quiet beauty as the young children walk the spiral path bringing light into the darkness.

The event is magical and memorable.

We would like to offer our immense gratitude to everyone who contributed and participated in this event.
Thank you to all and we hope your holidays continue with the same wonder, beauty, and magic of the Winter Spiral Garden.

To a lovely new year!

The Festival Committee

Spiral Walk 2017

 

Spiral Garden – Dec 1 & 2

Please join us on Dec 1 & 2 (see schedule below) for our Spiral Garden Festival. 

This event is a reverent celebration bringing a new sense of being and hope in the winter months. The spiral garden has been used for thousands of years all over the world. To find out more information about the Festival, please visit our Spiral Walk page.

Please drop off your children at their classroom and take your seats in the Eurythmy room.

RSVP for childcare here.

Donations are greatly appreciated by the childcare staff.

In order to honor the reverent mood of the festival, please remember to:

  • Speak with your child(ren) about remaining quiet throughout the entire evening.’
  • Silence or turn off cell phones. No photos or recordings are permitted.
  • Arrive on time as the doors will be locked to prevent interruption.
  • Keep your child’s walk free from distraction, we ask that children under the age of 3 stay home.
  • If you remain on campus between walks, please remain by the childcare room – the playground and classrooms are off limits during this festival.

2017-18 Schedule

Friday, December 1, 2017
K – Sunflowers 4:00pm-4:30pm (Ms. Debbie Allen)
1st Grade 5:00pm-5-30pm
2nd Grade 5:45pm-6:15pm
3rd Grade 6:30pm-7:00pm
4th Grade 7:15pm-7:45pm

Saturday, December 2, 2017
K – Moonflowers 5:00pm-5:45pm (Ms. Heather Bayles)
K – Starflowers 6:00pm-6:45pm (Ms. Heather Whitmore)

Lantern Walk – Gratitude

Each November we gather together for our annual Lantern Walk to celebrate Martinmas, a festival of inner light in the outer darkness. Celebrating Martinmas serves as a reminder that each of us has a divine spark that we must carry out into the world and share with others. The children hear the story of St. Martin, sing songs and, as darkness falls, venture out into the night with their lanterns, walking along a path lit with glowing luminaries, carefully carrying their lanterns in a mood of quiet reverence. This symbolic act brings home the deeper truth, in the words of Siddhartha Gautama (563-483 B.C.).

There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.

The Festival Committee would like to express their immense gratitude to the entire community. We appreciate the participants and volunteers that made our Martinmas celebration so lovely. The event was a beautiful success! Thank you to the teachers, staff, students, parents and community members who helped make this event so magical; and to all those dedicated individuals who volunteered for the event. Thank you all for bringing your love, light, and song into the world this evening.

*Please know we appreciate your understanding and patience with the restroom situation and have been working on solutions for next year.

 DMS Festival Committee

  • If you have any great photos of the event, please send to joconnell@desertmarigold.org.

Gracias – Day of the Dead

Muchas Gracias a todos!

Thank you to all the staff, students and parents who helped in making this year’s Day of the Dead celebration a wonderful evening of community, food, music, dancing and remembering our loved ones. A special thank you to Danielle and Amiah for showcasing their dance talents and sharing with us the magical folklore and traditions of Mexico. Gracias!

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