This week was a short one, classes were low, as most families were coming back from vacations, getting over colds, or staying home with older children who didn't have school. We all hope that you and your families had a warm and bright new year!
Things to come next week:
- Fire Drills: We have two fire drills booked for next week. Please talk with your child this weekend about how to prepare for the drill, and that it is a practice. Teachers will be discussing this with their children in the classrooms going over fire safety.
- TUESDAY: 1/10 Food Fundraiser at Panera! Come join us between 4-9pm, pick up dinner, invite everyone, and have fun supporting our school!
- FRIDAY 1/13: Movie Night! We will be watching "The Secret Life of Pets" in the Youth Center. Come in pajamas and enjoy some popcorn!
- Color Mi Vino: Mom's Night Out! Click here to sign up!
Additional Afterschool Music Enrichment
Mr. Jim Leslie will be starting a new program of music enrichment classes after school on Mondays. The program will be facilitated by Jim Leslie (Bachelor of Music), the school music teacher and parish music director and assisted by his son, Chris, who recently completed his music degree in piano.
Studies have shown that children who are exposed to music, and particularly applied music, have generally shown improvement in other academic areas as well. Students will be provided with books and use of keyboards/headphones during lessons. There are no makeups for missed lessons, but any missing materials will be provided.
Two times available for Mondays:
2:30-3:00 (MT) Ages 3+ Musical Theatre / Tuition $130
Now, younger students grades can be part of a Broadway-Style production! Acting, singing, dancing and comedy/improvisation are all included in this enjoyable class. A theatrical performance will take place in June.
3:30-4:00 (1-P) Ages 4+ Beginning Piano / Tuition $130
Right and left hand 5-finger patterns applied to familiar, classic, and seasonal songs. Basic rhythm, note and key identification is also covered through the use of floor games and written work. Each child has access to individual keyboards and headphones.
Schedule of classes: January 23, Feb 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27
To find out more and to sign up, please contact Mr. Leslie: firstname.lastname@example.org