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Ukuleles Are Coming!

imagesI am super excited to announce that my DonorsChoose project has been fully funded and the ukuleles are on their way! They should be here in time for us to start playing them in January! I can’t wait to sing and strum! Thank you to anyone who helped spread the word!


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Support My DonorsChoose Project!

I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a classroom request.

With Ukuleles We Can All Be Rock Stars!

Give to my classroom within the next seven days and your donation will be doubled thanks to 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, and let’s get ukuleles for Pine Glen!

P.S. Feel free to share this post to anyone who you think might support it!

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Open House Tonight!

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!