Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at St. Anthony of Padua! We are so excited that school is underway and hope that your child has had a wonderful week! For those that do not know me, I am Mrs. Jessica Garcia, the Music and Theatre Arts Teacher at St. Anthony of Padua School.
This year in music we will prepare grades to sing songs together as well as improve their knowledge of music theory, history, and voice and diction. During the third trimester, classes will focus on musical theatre as we prepare for our annual classroom shows!
Just a reminder, for the Christmas Show and Classroom Musical Shows, you will be responsible for finding a costume for your student(s). I send the information out one to two months early. Please don’t wait until the last minute to find costumes. You are not required to go out and spend a ton of money on them. Costumes can be simple, but please make sure your child has a costume for the shows. It is part of their grade.
3rd-8th grade will be invited to participate in our after-school theatre program where we will prepare for our mainstage show Newsies Jr.! There will be a few changes with pricing and parents will be asked to put in four hours with the Musical Theatre Committee per student that is involved in the musical. We are thrilled to continue to offer this unique theatre program that is not offered at any other Catholic Elementary School!
Music and Theatre Arts will begin Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 and will conclude Thursday, June 8th. Below, you will find a link to a google form syllabus acknowledgement. Please review the syllabus with your student(s) and submit the form through this link. Families with multiple children, please submit the form once and make sure to list all students at St. Anthony of Padua.
Below you will find a music supply list for grades 3-8. Those in K-2 do not need to bring any supplies to music. There is also a general supply list below that is optional, but we would love donations if possible! When donating an item, you can drop the supplies in the office with a bag labeled Music Room 5.
General Donation Supply List
Grades 3-8 (This doesn’t need to be dropped off, but students should have this for Music class)
The lab fee associated with music class is $15, which is included in your tuition contract. Such fees include instruments, music express magazine (curriculum for K-8), licensing and rights for the classroom shows.
If you would like to volunteer to help with certain music and theatre events, I would really appreciate the help. There is a Musical Theatre Committee to help with sets and props for our shows. If you are interested in participating during our shows, please be sure to mark “yes” on the online form. This will count toward your volunteer hours.
To review, please fill out the form here and submit by Friday, September 16, 2022.
(Please turn one in per family and list all students attending St. Anthony of Padua)
Please Note: Your student receives a grade to ensure they have their online acknowledgement form turned in!
Lastly, please mark your calendars for the following show dates this year:
Christmas Show: Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 6pm
Talent Show: Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 1pm
Class Spring Shows: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 (K, 2, 4) at 8:30am, Thursday, June 1st, 2023 (1, 3, 5) at 8:30am
Newsies Jr.: Friday, June 2nd, 2023, and Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 at 7pm
Thank you very much for everything and I am looking forward to a great year!
God Bless you!
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