Thursday, December 19, 2013

SPARK and Lin Chorus Concerts

Oh what fun it is to...SING!

I am so proud of the hard work and beautiful music created by our fabulous students from SPARK and Mary Lin. We're so lucky to have such a talented and warm community. All the best for this holiday season, and I hope you enjoy hearing the concert again!

Peace and Love,
Ms. Turgeon

PS  Radioactive. 'Cause Mr. Marvel's cool like that.

Say, Play, Display Projects

Wow! Wow! Wow! With almost 300 projects from 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders it's obvious that we've got some creative and talented kids at SPARK.

Below are some photos of the poster presentations (K-2 students explored the Family, Cultural, and PR posters and discussed which ones they liked the best!) and a video playlist of some of the great Play/Sing projects kids came up with!  Enjoy!

If your child's video was left off the playlist and you'd like to be included just let Ms. Turgeon know!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Music Announcements for December

HOT List: 
Due to project turn in week the HOT list email did not go out on Friday. I saw several students during the course of the week (some of whom have graduated from the HOT list!), and we'll resume check-ins this week! 

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Say, Play, Display Projects (scroll down to the post from October 15th for more info):
The time has passed for project submissions; however, I understand some families had trouble submitting project parts due to illness or technology issues. I will accept hard-copy or electronic submissions Monday morning for students who had those difficulties only. Please talk to your child about the work they turned in.This will allow me to get projects graded in a timely manner. I have been impressed, moved, and excited by the work I've seen so far! What an amazing community we have!

1. Project
2. Rubric (students grade themselves on how they did using the rubric on the project sheet)
3. Reflection (1-2 paragraphs ‡SAY Projects should attach your script  ‡PLAY and DISPLAY projects: Write 1-2 paragraphs on a separate sheet about your project and how you accomplished your goal. If you didn’t accomplish your goal, but you improved write about your progress).

4th and 5th Grade BAND, Orchestra, Chorus, and AC--
Call times are important for the success of all students. 
Please have your child dressed, ready, and on time!
  • Monday, December 9th SPARK Band and Orchestra concert: Orchestra call time 5:30 pm, performance at 6:00. Band call time 6:00 pm performance after Orchestra concert is finished. Please be respectful of the Orchestra event as you arrive!
  • Wednesday, December 11th “Cocoa and Caroling” with SPARK Advanced Chorus and Morningside Chorus at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center 5:30-7:00pm  Call time 4:45 pm at Callanwolde (drop off in the portico, park in the back)  All students and families are welcome to attend and sing-a-long! Entry to caroling is free, but cocoa and food truck offerings available for cash purchase.  In the event of inclement weather, event will be moved indoors.
  • Wednesday, December 18th SPARK and Mary Lin Choruses 6:00pmin the Mary Lin Auditorium  (Chorus and AC Call time 4:30pm) All Chorus and AC are expected to attend.
Music@SPARK shirts: 
If your performer needs a Music@SPARK polo I have a few available in various sizes. Last year's shirts are $5 (dark green) and this year's are $11 (light green). If I have a donated shirt that will fit your child it's free.