Just heard in our Music staff meeting this week that we will coordinate a return of district instruments at each building, but because of the Governor’s orders, that will most likely not occur until end of July/ August. As of right now we are going to try and coordinate the instrument return with a chrome book return at each building.
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I have been weighing ideas as to the best way to reach all of you. I am in the process of setting up a Google Classroom for each building.
Until then, the first assignment is for STRING STUDENTS ONLY:
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Concert dates are based on specific programs for each school. Each of my 7 buildings are unique and sometimes coordinate with other teachers’ programs:
March 23rd–River Oaks Concert–4th Recorders/5th Grade Instrumental
March 31st–Fordson Track Feeder Concert-Strings at McCollough-Unis–This is ONLY for Oakman and Miller
April 1st–Haigh Instrumental and Vocal Concert at Bryant–This is ONLY for Haigh students
April 21st–Fordson Track Feeder Concert-Band at McCollough-Unis–This is ONLY for Oakman and Miller
April 22nd–Nowlin General Music and Instrumental Music Concert–This is ONLY for Nowlin students
Concert Dates TBD for Geer Park and Salina
Due to the rescheduling of Parent/Teacher Conferences for Monday 11/18, I will be at the following buildings today:
Miller (until 4:30 pm)
River Oaks (until 7 pm)
Due to no staff meeting today (Monday), my conference time will be adjusted earlier. I will be available from 3:45 pm-6:45 pm at River Oaks. Thanks!
I will be absent on Thursday 11/7 and Thursday 11/14 at conference time. I have come up with make up times for conferences as well as a rotation of locations for the three fall and spring dates:
1) Monday Nov 11th– River Oaks until 8 pm after staff meeting
2) Tuesday Nov. 12th– Haigh until 5:30 pm, then travel to Nowlin until 7 pm
3) Wednesday Nov. 13th– Oakman until 5 pm, then travel to Geer Park until 7 pm.
4) The April 15th Conferences will be reserved for Miller and Salina
Hello! Just a friendly reminder to turn the Instrumental Music Forms in to your child’s school ASAP 🙂 We have to go through an instrument fitting process after I receive the forms, which effects the speed and flow of classes starting. The sooner the better! 🙂
My name is Tricia McKinstry and I will be teaching 5th grade Instrumental Music students at River Oaks, Miller, Nowlin, Haigh, Geer Park, Oakman, and Salina. I am looking forward to a great year this year! This blog will include helpful hints to help your child through their first year on an instrument, as well as provide important performance information.