This week 4th and 5th go to Orlando tomorrow, 2nd and 3rd go to Tampa on Wednesday and kindergarten and 1st go to Legoland on Friday. Please arrive at school in time to load the buses and get away at the scheduled time. Remember chaperones must have level 2 clearance since you are out of county.
The middle schoolers who are in Anything Goes will be at the Players' Theatre all day Thursday and Friday (see Mrs. Julie's notes for more information). Students who are NOT in the play will have an alternate schedule both days, mainly in enrichment classes with time for make up work. All of the core subject area teachers will be at the theater. All students should be sure all assigned work is complete as the grading period is ending very quickly.
The summer reading camp, open to all students, runs from July 11 - 28 with classes Monday through Thursday mornings. If you need more information or assistance with registering, please call the office (941-377-2278) or email Mrs. Graddy (firstname.lastname@example.org). All students have a reading/literacy assignment to be completed over the summer. We really want students to avoid the "summer slide" so they return to school strong in August. You can find that information on our website if you have misplaced it.
There were two great events last week - the Art Awards Night and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Every student who takes elementary art, middle school art, and digital art had work on display. The winners of the art show (voted on by parent and student visitors to the show) were:
Most Creative Elementary Piece: Isabella Mungenast (5th grade)
Most Creative Middle School Piece: Chloe Layman (7th grade)
Most Creative Digital Art Project: Natalia Silva (6th grade)
Best Technique (Elementary): Raina Roemisch (4th grade)
Best Technique (Middle School): Nicole Aquino (7th grade)
Best Technique (Digital Arts): Madison Dennis (7th grade)
Best in Show (Elementary): Aurora Newcomb (4th grade)
Best in Show (Middle School): Emma Dromgool (6th grade)
Best in Show (Digital Arts): Elizabeth Markova (7th grade)
Congratulations to all of these students and a big thanks to Mrs. Quattro, Mrs. Walter, and Ms. Bryan who teach them. And to Mr. Matt who cooked the hotdogs. Everyone got out just as the rain started. Beautiful timing!
Thursday night about twenty volunteers enjoyed a delicious meal and camaraderie at Brio's complements of the PTO. Thank you so much to our PTO and parent volunteers.
You'll be receiving more information during the summer, but we are excited to be able to offer band instrument instruction as an add-on to the day next year. There will be a fee associated for the group lessons through the after-school programs. Private lessons will also be available in a number of areas. More to come later...
Notes from Mrs. Julie to middle school parents:
:Dear Middle School Music Parents,
Play week is finally here! "Anything Goes" will be performed by our incredibly talented students on the Players Theatre stage this Friday night, May 27th, at 7pm. Ticket sales are going well. We want every seat filled but we want to be sure all the parents of the students get seats! Please do not wait until the night of the show to get your tickets. Get them NOW so you will be sure you have them. Please invite everyone you know! This show will not disappoint! Please call the Players Theatre at 941-365-2494 or go on line at www.theplayers.org and get your tickets immediately so you know you will have seats! Also please remember:
1. Return your child's permission slip if you have not already done so.
2. Return the information slip and lunch money if your child is purchasing a boxed lunch. Each day is $3.75. The pizza for dinner Friday night is free to the students. The information sheet also tells us where your child will be picked up, etc. We really need this information.
3. Send in all costumes tomorrow. Character shoes for girls, black dress shoes and black socks for boys, red dresses, blue dresses, boy's black dress pants, tux shirts, and blue cummerbund and bow tie should already be here but if they are not they must be in by Tuesday morning. Monday morning is better! The costumes in this show are amazing. Some students have eleven different costumes for the show.
4. We are 95% sure the cast party will be at Gecko's on Fruitville and Cattleman after the show. We will get confirmation tomorrow. Last year we had about 150 people go and they are the only place large enough to accommodate us that late. Last year some people ordered full dinners, others ordered desserts, and some just ordered drinks. You only pay for what you order. There is no cover charge or set menu. It worked very well last year.
5. I want to thank Mr. Bryan, Karin Dennis, Maria Andrasi, and Andre Mai for their tremendous help this weekend. Without them nothing would be ready to move to the theatre today when Troy Basista and John Nock come with flatbeds to help Bryan move the platforms which must go today. Thanks to them too! All the rest goes Thursday morning. Please let Julie know if you are coming at 7 am on Thursday with a truck to move the sets. We would prefer not to have to hire movers!
6. I can't wait for you to see the show!!!! Call Julie at 941-544-4232 if you have any questions.
We still have a few openings in 6th grade for next year but most other classes are at capacity. The annual meeting of the Governing Board will be Monday, June 6 at 8:10 in the front art room. Have a great week!