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Library News- Mrs. Fox
The book fair will be open during school hours and parents are welcome to come anytime between 8:30-3:30.
We will have 2 family nights, Tuesday, September 29th until 7:30pm and Thursday, October 1st until 7:30pm.
Friday the book fair will close down at I:00.
Students are free to bring money and buy books during their library time that week, but please remember that tax is added to the price of the book.
We will be sending home book fair flyers, these are not like the classroom order forms, this just give the families an idea of a few of the books that we will have available at the bookfair. There will be hundreds of titles available.
If you aren’t able to make it to the book fair during open hours, we have the online bookfair for you and for family out of town. To access the online fair, go to: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ravenwoodelementaryschool
The online bookfair is open from 9/19-10/4. All orders will arrive the week of October 13th.
MUSIC MAKES MY HEART BEAT! Music News from Miss Whittle
This year I am looking forward to providing our Ravenwood Tigers with the opportunity to participate in a music class designed to foster a lifelong appreciation of music and a love for learning. Students will cooperatively learn an assortment of songs, dance routines, and musical instruments. Students will actively participate in reading, writing, and performing music. The sequenced instruction will help your child develop musical skills and understanding, using a variety of genres. In addition to developing specific musical skills, your child’s studies in other areas will be enhanced by instruction that links concepts across the curriculum.
Your child will also have the opportunity to participate in a grade level, school-wide performance which you are invited to attend. If you are interested in visiting your child in music class, please let me know and we will make the appropriate arrangements. The students love performing for an audience! Please mark the following 2015-2016 scheduled music programs onto your calendar.
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Third Grade – “Tiger Blue”
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Fifth Grade – “Back To The Future”
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Fourth Grade – “Safari Sing-Along”
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7:00 p.m. First Grade – “Rockin’ Reindeer”
Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 6:30 p.m. The Treble Make’N Tigers – “Winter Music Festival”
Thursday, January 28, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Second Grade – “Big Big Dreams”
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 6:30 p.m. The Treble Make’N Tigers – “The Fine Arts Fair”
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten – “It’s A Celebration”
Please note, students need to meet in their classrooms in costume 15 minutes prior to their scheduled show time. As your child’s program nears, be watching for more notes and reminders having more specific details. If your child has a conflict with attending the performance, he/she needs to notify me prior to the concert. Hopefully, this advanced notice in performance schedule will help minimize any potential conflicts. Also, if you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to share them with me prior to the program date. I want to serve the best interest of every child, so I do appreciate your suggestions and input. In addition, prior to the grade level performance students are given a “good luck sucker” and after the show, it is tradition to have a “popsicle celebration” during the following music class. Parents, you are more than welcome to provide your child with an alternative treat if you so desire. I am looking forward to a wonderful year sharing the gift of music with each and every talented Tiger.
Lastly, I strongly encourage reinforcing your child’s music learning experience at home. Consider listening to music together and talking about it. Ask your child to share songs and concepts learned in music class. Consider private music lessons such as vocal, piano, guitar, and/or dance lessons. Attend local and district wide concerts to help promote appropriate audience behavior. These experiences will help make music more meaningful at school, at home, and in the community. You will be enhancing not only your child’s growth in music, but also your child’s overall educational performance. Studies show that the recurring patterns of music are very stimulating to the mind. Music is linguistic, mathematical, historical, and inspirational!
Yours truly, Miss Whittle – Ravenwood General Music Teacher – firstname.lastname@example.org