Hello 5th Grade Families!
I'm so excited to get this year started! In this email you will find information that will hopefully be helpful and answer some questions you may be having about band this upcoming year. As always please never hesitate to get in touch with me if you have questions or concerns. This is my first year teaching fifth grade and my first year traveling to so many schools. There may be things I don't even know would be a question unless you bring it to my attention. Just so you know, I believe everyone got their first choice of instrument, so you do not need to worry if you wondering.
For Parents Only Night!
Please come enjoy some spaghetti and conversation with me THIS Thursday September 13 at 6:30PM. The purpose is to get to know you and enjoy some adult time together. Please bring a side, app, or dessert (or not that's fine too!) to share.
RSVP so we know how much food to order by MONDAY evening please! If you forget its ok come anyway!
If for some reason the link doesn't work for you please email me directly to RSVP. That's fine!
Remind is a completely free text and email service for schools. It allows me to send you messages via my phone or the computer but doesn't share anyone's contact information with anyone else. It also will allow you to text me as well.
This can be a great tool especially with upcoming due dates and events. Remind will also probably be the most effective way for you to get a hold of me as it texts my phone. My schedule is pretty tight some days and I often don't get to my email until later in the day. If you have an urgent question remind is the way to go!
Click on your school's mascot to register for the correct class!
Classes are Starting!!
We are starting classes for real this week! This last week I was able to show those who had their instruments how to put it together. This week we will be getting started for real! Please make sure students have all their supplies on band days!
Music Book (Essential Elements for Band Book 1)
Folder (I gave them a folder last week)
They should not need their folding stands, except at Stober... and I will try to find more stands there!
You can find the book at any music store or also online. If you are unable to get a book please let me know so I can help!
Shirt Orders Due this week!
Every student needs a shirt for concerts! Please send in the shirt order form and $8. Checks can be made out to Prospect Valley Elementary as that is where the order will be placed.
If you are unable to send $8 please still send in the order form so we can collect sizes.
Shirt orders are due Wednesday September 12!
Instrument Rentals from the School
Instrument rental forms are due as soon as possible to me so I can send an instrument home with your child if you are renting from the school. The form is necessary because it is a contract about the responsibilities of the school and family in regards to the instrument.
Instrument rental fees are $125 for the year or $62.50 for the semester. Those that qualify for free and reduced lunch will have the fee waived. Even if the fee is waived I still need the contract to send home an instrument and students are still responsible for the care and well being of the instrument.
Please send checks to your school (not Prospect Valley unless you go to Prospect Valley). Also the fees should show up on Jeffco Connect in the next couple weeks if you'd rather pay that way.
VERY IMPORTANT: If there is any cost that is associated with this program that you are struggling with EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT FREE AND REDUCED please communicate with me so we can take care of your student. Money and finances should not be the reason your child doesn't get to participate in this activity! If you are uncomfortable communicating with me you may also communicate with your school and they can let me know what's needed. By law I do not get to know (nor do I care honestly) about who qualifies for assistance and who doesn't. I just want your kids to be able to play.
As always if you have questions please contact me! You may also browse my website and possibly find the answers you need there too!