Welcome back to another wonderful year of music at Pine Glen School! I will work hard to keep this blog up to date with all of the music making happening at Pine Glen every day. My hope is to use this blog as a window into my classroom, a way of communicating important information about upcoming events, and as a resource for parents as well as students to learn more about music. Explore the many links and pages that this blog has to offer!
Already this year the 5th graders performed beautifully at our annual Heroes Assembly. This was just the first of many performance to come during the school year. Please check the Important Dates page for concert and event dates and put them on the calendar right away!
Third Graders have begun to sign up for Violin lessons if they are interested. There is still time to sign up! Please visit Mr. Samulak’s Website for more information.
Fourth graders have begun to sign up for band instrument lessons. If you are interested please see Mr. Napeirkowski’s Blog for more info.
All 4th and 5th grade students should bring their recorder in to school for use in music classroom activities.
I have been greatly enjoying reconnecting with all of Pine Glen’s students as well as getting to know all of the new smiling faces that walk through my door. Its going to be a great year!
Another successful performance! Our Pine Glen 3rd Graders did a wonderful job at their concert this past Monday. All of their hard work shone through. Bravo!
This past Tuesday I had the pleasure of being a part of the first ever All-Town Chorus Concert. A small group of our 5th grade singers participated in this wonderful event. These students sang two songs with the entire group which consisted of singers from all 4 elementary schools, the middle school, and the high school, as well as performing the song In The Wild from our Pine Glen spring concert. This is an event that the music department plans to continue next year, and it will hopefully become a proud tradition int he town of Burlington. Here are a few videos from the event:
What a wonderful spring concert we had this year! This performance was truly one of my favorites! All of the students involved did a wonderful job and should be proud of themselves. Thank you again to Ms. Pavlicek at the Burlington Science Center for helping us with the critter videos. Thank you to Ms. Anderson, Mr. Dugan, Mrs. Clancy, Ms. Fallon, Mrs. Finn, Ms. Varrell, and Mrs. Visocchi for being a part of our Lion Pride Band! Thank you our music staff Mr. Napierkowski, Mr. Samuluk, Ms. Beall and Mrs. DiMartinis for playing with us! Thank to Akiko Coram for being our accompanist for the last 10 years! Here is the video of the concert, enjoy!
Here are two letters that will go home soon with 4th and 5th graders. Information about the Spring Concert is for both grades, and the All-Town Chorus Concert is for 5th grade only.
I want to make sure my students have what they need to succeed, so I just created a DonorsChoose.org classroom request.
Equal Instrument Access for All Students
Give to my classroom by January 20, 2018 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code LIFTOFF during checkout and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $50).
In return, you’ll get awesome photos of your gift in action and our heartfelt thanks.
Thank you so much,
P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my students, please pass this along!