Friday, March 13, 2015

Circle Letter 03/13/15

March 13, 2015
Dear Families,
         Happy Friday the 13th!  Sure hope you enjoyed the African drumming and dance last night.  Thank you to so many for coming!  It was a great turn out.  I am sure that you have heard a lot about the experience over the course of the week.  Boy, has it been wonderful.  Namory and Liz, our drumming and dance teachers, couldn’t be lovelier.  They have been patient and encouraging, informative and interesting as we learn new rhythms and dance moves.  And believe us… it is harder than it looks! In addition we have been learning some interesting things about Guinea, Africa.  Be sure to get the scoop from your kiddo.
                  We also had a special treat on Wednesday morning with a performance from the Shapleigh Jazz Band.  They were fantastic!  Lots of different instruments, beats, melodies and rhythms.  It is such fun for the teachers to see former Mitchell School students playing for us.  Who knows… maybe in a few years your child will be playing for us too.   It is a great opportunity!
         And of course, none of this could be possible without our wonderful PTA who funds The Arts Fair Week.  A big shout out to them.  One way we can show our appreciation is to contribute an item or two for the grade 3 basket “Grilling is a Ball.”  It will get raffled off at the Kittery Live Talent Show in April.
         Our Spring Conferences are quickly approaching.  Thank you for returning the conference slip. I’ll make a “master schedule” and finalize times.

It has been a really wonderful and varied week together.