Hello Orchestra Families!

Cookie Dough order is set to arrive the week after Thanksgiving.  As I’ve said before, your continued understanding and patience is so very appreciated.  Every school that has done a similar fundraiser this year is in the same boat.  Unfortunately, the shipping crisis and shortage of workers/truck drivers makes things so difficult for everyone and I am truly sorry for this delay.

Poinsettia plant orders will arrive on December 3rd.  Please plan to pick up your plants on that day between 4:30-6:00 in the theater.  If you are still interested in getting a plant, they are $15 each and we still have some to sell.  Please let me know.  The reason Poinsettias arrive more quickly when ordered is because they are coming from a local farm and NOT being shipped over state lines.

6th Grade Concert will be on December 10th at 6:30pm in the Daniell theater.  All sixth grade orchestra students are expected to attend and will be graded on their performance.  They should wear their black orchestra t-shirt with jeans.  All personal cellos/basses are welcome and encouraged to be used for this event, but students will also have access to our school instruments if needed.  

7/8/Chamber Concert will be on Wednesday December 15th (last day of semester) at 7pm at LASSITER HIGH SCHOOL.  Students should wear their Daniell performing arts uniform, black socks and black shoes.  Students will be responsible for transportation of school owned cellos/basses to the concert hall and for returning them to Daniell in January when we return to school.  

Student grades are heavily based on their assignments using smartmusic.com.  Please ensure that your child is completing their work.  If you see a zero in their grades on parentvue, that is due to the assignment not being attempted by the student.  If a student does not have a large instrument at home, they always have the opportunity to do them during school on a chromebook, but may not be taking advantage of that option if their grade is suffering.  My goal is to eliminate any and all zeros.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Mrs. Newton

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