MUSIC FESTIVAL (Feb 20-22)
Some of you may have noticed that there is an item on the calendar in February (20-22) called "Cool Ringings" - In the past, this has been an amazing bell festival that the students have enjoyed very much. We were excited to attend, with our new chimes! Unfortunately, this year they have switched to calling it a "Music Festival" and we are focusing on vocal music (choir). It's not quite what we had hoped for, but we still feel that it will be beneficial to the students and we would like to take them. They will have opportunity to take part in a larger group setting that we can not provide for them, here in our little school, and learn from other teachers who are more skilled and specially trained to teach this subject. The associated fees are being covered by our Home and School, and at this point, all we need from you is an indication of whether you want your child to attend. We must turn in our numbers to the conference by the 20th of THIS month.
This event is only open to students in grade 5 and up. (lower grades and any who do not attend will still have school, here at the school while the other students are gone)
We will provide both a male and female chaperone as needed for the group (might need some help from parents on this - if you are interested in helping please let me know by the 20th)
Students will leave on Thursday, partway through the day (the info letter just says it starts 'in the afternoon' - when we know the exact time, we will plan accordingly)
Students will stay two nights, in the dorms at Gem State Academy in Caldwell, and spend Thursday evening, and all of Friday doing choir practice and other music-related activities.
A concert will be given on Saturday at some point in the day. (We believe it is in the early afternoon) This will be something all parents are invited to attend, you will be given information on how to get to the Academy. Students can be picked up at that point, or brought back to Mountain Home if needed, if you are not able to attend the concert.
Please feel free to call or text if you have any questions, and please let me know, by text or e-mail, before the 20th, if you want your student to attend.