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Greetings from Gail

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I was so proud of our fifth and sixth grade students Wednesday night at our first Samuel Morey Musical Review/Talent Show. Students in fifth and sixth grade all take chorus. This is in addition to their regular music class. The first half of the year students are preparing for our holiday concert in December.

The second half of the year students usually prepare for the All District Spring Concert. Over the years students have expressed a desire to sing more contemporary music, more pop songs. Unfortunately sometimes pop songs aren't the best for learning pitch and tonality.

DSC 0049We did want students to know that we heard their request and Mrs. Drew arranged to have a Musical Review/Talent Show, just for the fifth and sixth graders instead of the spring concert. I like to call these the "tween" years and during those years students are still in between childhood and adolescence. We felt that the talent show would acknowledge their development toward those teen years and that their interest in pop songs and culture is growing.

The students showed so much courage and talent performing in front of a larger audience. We heard sad songs, happy songs, rap, patriotic songs and saw gymnastics, unicycling, a basketball show, dancing and a skit about duct tape!! The fifth and sixth grade bands also performed for us under the direction of Mrs. O'Meara.

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Did You Know?

Kindergarten Orientation Coming Soon I know the school year isn't over yet, but we are already looking ahead to next year and our new group of kindergarten students. We will be having Kindergarten Orientation on Saturday, April 26th. If you have a child that will be 5 on or before August 31st please call the school and speak to Angel. Parents will be receiving a phone call from Angel to confirm a time on that day for your child to come. We see children in groups of 5 or 6. Our primary educators are there that day to get to know your child. I meet with parents to review the kindergarten handbook and acquaint them with some of the procedures and traditions at our school and to answer any questions parents may have.