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					                   Parent Information and Contact Sheet



Dear Parents,

If you’re receiving this letter, your child is signed up for the LAS Gr. 5, 6 & 7 Elective Chorus. Now
that school is underway, I would like to send you some information that may be helpful.
We have a nice group of students this year and my hope is that this will be a fun and creative
experience for all. Our elective meets on A days, by grade, and all students are involved in our
performances, one which we already have had: our pep rally.

For your information, here are our performance dates so far:
                               Winter Concert- December 19th, 7PM
                               Spring Concert- May 29th, 7PM
                               All City Concert- June 15th, 7PM

I always update my website which you can visit on our Lincoln Avenue School website, please click
on staff websites, and then Wendy Mir. Everything is posted for you, including forms that are due,
when they’re due, homework assignments, and anything that you as a parent might want to know. I
will always put our forms in a word format so if your child loses it, you can print it out at home.

I’m looking forward to creating beautiful music with your children. As always, thank you parents for
supporting the arts at Lincoln!

Musically yours,
Wendy Mir



For contact purposes, please fill out the following information.
Detach and return no later than Wednesday, 9/28.
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Student’s name: __________________________             Homeroom teacher: __________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________

Parent’s Home Phone: _______________________ Cell Phone: ________________________

Emergency Contact: ___________________________ Relationship to student: _____________

Emergency Contact’s Phone Number: ______________________________________________

There are times we need chaperones for field trips and special performances. Please check if you
would be willing to assist during these times. ______

We will be fundraising this year in order to take a field trip. Are you able and willing to participate in a
fundraising event? (bake cookies, sell items at concerts) ______



                                                 CONTACT SHEET
                     LINCOLN AVENUE SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL CHORUS

Major Learning Goals
1. Students will sing a wide variety of music, both individually and within the group.
2. Students will perform rhythms composed of whole, half, dotted half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth
   notes and rests.
3. Students will be able to describe and analyze music performances.
4. Students will be able to evaluate their own music performances.
5. Students will transfer the good habit of practice and focus to other areas of their school work.

Learning Outcomes: SWBAT
1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of written musical signs, symbols and notation and their application
    as it pertains to reading music.
2. Demonstrate basic understanding of tonal relationships (intervals) visually and aurally.
3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of major elements of music: melody, rhythm and harmony.
4. Be able to explain the language and vocabulary used in music
5. Gain an awareness of the expressive qualities of music as a means for communicating ideas,
    moods and emotions.
6. Demonstrate basic knowledge of music history.
7. Gain a working knowledge of the mental attitudes and physical disciplines needed for music
    performance and display.
8. Begin to explore the coordination of music and physical motion as it involves chorography with
    choral music.
9. Practice proper singing techniques and disciplines
10. Build stronger relationships with peers as they participate in team building activities within the
    classroom.

Methodology
Since all students have different learning styles, a variety of approaches will be used to reach all
students as follows:
    a) Visual- from handouts, DVD’s, projection to Smart Board, white board, videos and written
       music.
    b) Movement: Kinesthetic and Spatial- through choreography
    c) Writing- Experiencing note, staff, rhythm construction; formal writing assignments on a variety
       of topics, some of choice, topics to be announced; critiquing exercises after performances of
       the choir, or other performances attended.
    d) Aural- lectures, listening and verbally analyzing music and performances, CD’s, videos.

Assignments
1. All students are required to have a 3 ring binder for class.
2. Homework assignments and due dates will always be posted on my website.
3. All students in the choir are expected to participate in our major concerts; this is considered part
   of their grade, and weighted 25% of the grade.

Grading Weights
      Homework-               10%
      Quizzes-                10%
      Tests-                  20%
      Performances-           25%
      Class Participation-    15%
      Class work-             20%
                               Parental/Guardian Consent Form



We are sending you this parental consent form to both inform you and to request
permission for your child’s photo/image to be published strictly for promotional purposes.

As you are aware, there are potential dangers associated with the posting of personally
identifiable information on a web site, brochure and/or newspaper since global access to the
Internet does not allow us to control who may access such information. These dangers have
always existed; however, we as schools do want to celebrate your child and his/her work. The
law requires that we ask for your permission to use information about your child.

Pursuant to law, we will not release any personally identifiable information without prior written
consent from you as parent or guardian. Personally identifiable information includes student names,
photo or image, residential addresses, e-mail address, phone numbers and location s and times of class
trips.

If you, as the parent or guardian, wish to rescind this agreement, you may do so at any time in writing,
by sending a letter to the principal/director of your child’s school and such rescission will take effect
upon receipt by the school.

Check one of the following choices:
          I/We GRANT permission for a phot/image that includes this student without any other
          personal identifiers to be puclished on the school and/or district’s public Internet site,
          brochures, newsletters, video, and public relation articles.


           I/We DO NOT GRANT permission for photo/image that includes this student to be
           published on the school and or district’s public Internet site, brochures, newsletters, video,
           and public relation articles.


Print Student’s Name                                                          Student’s Homeroom Teacher


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Signature of Parent/Guardian

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