Friday Bee for May 10th

by admin on May 17, 2013

News and Announcements

With mixed emotions we are saying goodbye to Farmer Tony.  We are happy for him as he moves on with the next chapter in his life but sad to lose his presence in the garden.  Thank you Farmer Tony for your service.
  • The inaugural graduating class of DMS is putting on a performance at the Tempe Center for the Arts on May 19th.  Read the high school update below.
  • Registration for the Wildflowers Summer Program is now available.  Click here to view the Wildflower Summer Program Brochure.  Summer registration form is now available online, click here
  • Animal Care is currently scheduling volunteers for the summer.  If you would like to help out with the animals over the summer break click here to sign up.  First time volunteers and new families encouraged and welcome!
  • Advance instrumentals performance, May 20th

High School Update
The first DMS 12th Grade Play – May 19th!
We, the twelfth grade, would like to invite the Desert Marigold community to the first ever senior play! Throughout our time at DMS we have regularly participated in theatre productions in class, and to end our whole experience at Desert Marigold we have been working diligently to present to you the result of our efforts. The play is the wonderful comedy, “The Curious Savage”, (first performed in 1950), by John Patrick. The main theme of the play is that the virtues of kindness and affection can still win the day in a world that often seems motivated by only greed and dishonesty. The play is suitable for Grade 3 and older.

As the very first graduating class, we would like to leave with and leave you with a lovely, final performance! If you’d like to join us, we would be delighted to have you at the Studio at Tempe Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 19th, 2013 for two showings either 1:30pm or 5:30pm. Donations accepted at the entrance. We hope you will support our class in our final endeavor and enjoy yourselves too!

Circus WaldorkUs Troupe Annual Circus Performance
Beat the heat and head to the islands for a circus extravaganza:  Jamaican Sunset
When:  Saturday, May 18, our own Circus WaldorkUs presents its annual circus performance.   We also are  also thrilled to welcome Steelin’ the Night Away, a local steel drum band.  Music starts at 5:30 p.m.
Cost:    Tickets are just $2 per person ($10 cap for families) and children 3 and under are free.
Where: From the DMS parking lot, head through the garden to the middle school field and basketball court.
Food and drinks – including tropical popsicles – will be available for sale.
We’ll see you there!

Garden Notes 

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After five long hot productive years (and they say its dry heat), Farmer Tony is going to retire.  After the end of this school year I will be setting aside, the back breaking work of daily gardening, to live a more relaxing pace of life.  It has been a very important time for me to work, learn and grow along side the children, parents and plants here at DMS.  I will miss it all!

On a less mushy note…All this talk of Honey has gotten a lot of interest, if not in honey, then beekeeping.  Holly Silcox a parent and garden volunteer is going to suit up (she got her own beekeeping suit online) and will be joining me in the last honey harvest of the session this Saturday morning.  So keep your eyes open for the sign, at “drop off”, that tells of “honey for sale”… coming next week.
Community Event
Grand Canyon University presents The Mana Quartet - May 27 – 30th
May 27 @ 7PM First Baptist Church of Phoenix
May 27 – 31 Mana Saxophone Workshop @ GCU
May 31 Workshop Recital @ 6PM First Baptist Church of Phoenix

Sponsor a portion of the Eurythmy floor - click here to read more about Eurythmy and why it is important

HOW TO SPONSOR:  Please stop at the display table at pickup to see a sample of the floor and sponsor a square foot or an entire panel. Forms are also available in the office. Desert Marigold School is a 501©(3) non-profit – Donations for the Dance floor may be tax deductible.

Upcoming Events – Save the Date

  • May 20th Advance instrumentals performance
  • May 24th Last day of school

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