New Year's Updates

Dear St. Dominic parents & students,

Happy New Year! I pray you had a blessed holiday season full of love, laughter & amazing food. It's hard to believe it's already 2018, but here we are in a new year with new opportunities & experiences awaiting us.

I'd like to say a HUGE "thank you" to everyone who helped make the Christmas program such a success. Only a small part of it was learning the music & actions in class. The rest consisted of support from parents, grandparents, siblings & teachers. Thank you to everyone who attended the concert last month! The energy & atmosphere in the church that night was incredibly special, & I couldn't have asked for a better first experience of running a concert.

With the new year comes new activities in music class. I have ordered a new booklet of interactive listening & movement lessons, as well as a large music-themed rug with various musical notations & symbols. Both items will help the students delve deeper into their understanding of music. Additionally, within the first few weeks of this semester, the 5th grade class will begin helping 6th graders lead music during our student masses on Wednesdays & Fridays at 8:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

FOURTH GRADE PARENTS - I will be sending a note home with your students this month with information on how to order a recorder for your son or daughter. We will continue working on recognizing note names & rhythms in order to begin learning how to transfer that to actually playing songs on the recorder soon.

 

Wishing you peace & blessings for 2018,

Mrs. Laurie Johnson

Music Teacher

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." (2 Cor 5:17)