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Weekly Message - October 19, 2020

Reported by on 10/19/20

Hello Spring Brook Parents ā€“



4th and 5th Grade Remote Choir (Spring Brook Singers) Starting On Oct. 29

Despite the challenges of Covid-19, we will be starting chorus this year (Spring Brook Singers)! Chorus at this time will be remote (not in-person) and will be offered to 4th and 5th grade students as is typical. Due to chorus being remote, I wanted to give you an idea of what chorus will 'look like'. Remote chorus this year will include singing some of our normal chorus songs, coaching on posture, breathing, reading a musical score, sight reading, practicing solfege, and learning warm-ups and canons. Other possibilities include opportunities to hear from professional musicians and/or recording artists, as well as middle school and high school students and guest teachers.



Iā€™d like to remind you of the numerous academic and social/emotional benefits of participating in a musical ensemble. Students learn key 21st Century skills by joining together in a musical ensemble -- critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity are natural outcomes of the study of music. These invaluable skills will serve them well in whatever academic or vocational settings students find themselves in the coming years.



Although this schedule may need to be flexible as school schedules change, we are planning to meet virtually on Thursdays from 3:45-4:15pm. Registration is open from Oct. 12-26 to join, and costs $0 since we won't be buying shirts or having in-person parties!



Parents and their amazing 4th and/or 5th grade kids can sign up at this link: https://forms.gle/NHCCsJFP8VWXVHNU7



PTA Fall Fundraiser 10/7 - 10/28

We have just a little over a week left to reach our goal of raising $5,000 through the PTA Fall Fundraiser with Boon Supply and AP Magazines. Thank you to all families that have already registered their students; we have a good start, but we are only about 20% to our goal, and we know we can do more! The easiest way to help is register your children for the fundraiser and send out the links to family, friends or co-workers; you never know who might want to help support your kids! All products will be shipped to homes, and there will be no money or checks to collect, so it's easy for parents! Both teachers and students have some great prize incentives, so be sure to register each student under their own teacher.

What you can do to help:

Cut and paste the links below to register
Boon Supply: https://myfundraiser.boonsupply.com/sign-up/user-type
Enter Fundraiser ID: 1099527

AP Magazines: https://www.apmags.com/
Enter School Code: SBEPTA

Text, email, and share your fundraising links on social media! SO EASY!
If you have any questions now, during, or after the fundraiser, please contact Tiffany Malik (tiffany.malik@gmail.com).

Thank you for your help and support!



PTA Meeting

Our next PTA meeting will be this Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. All members will receive a Zoom link through email this week. We look forward to seeing you!



PTA New Facebook Page

If you are a PTA member, please be sure to join our new Facebook page where we post events and information from our school.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/724270428160642



Halloween Door Decorating Contest

Attached are two flyers for our first ever Halloween Door Decorating contest. Decorate the front door of your house with any Fall/Halloween theme. You will receive a map to visit the homes on October 24th and 25th. Choose your top 3 favorites. The cost to enter is $5.00. Winners will receive gift cards to Oberweis. We are looking forward to seeing your fun creations!



Reflections Arts Program 2020-2021

What is the Reflections Program?

Reflections is the National PTA's Arts Program that inspires children to get creative! Students are invited to create works of art in any of the six different art categories and Special Artists category. Every year Reflections Arts Program has a unique theme.

Who can participate?

Students of all grades (from KG to Grade 5) and all abilities may participate. Each student can create one project in each of the art categories.

What is the next step?

If interested, please register and submit your work at the link given below by October 29. All registration forms and entries will be submitted electronically this year. Please remember to save your actual artwork after you have submitted.

https://sites.google.com/view/ippc-reflections



What is the deadline to submit the project?

Thursday, October 29, 2020.



Contact Reflections Chair ā€“ Jenny Pabich springbrookvppta@gmail.com

More Details at:
https://sites.google.com/view/ippc-reflections



Have a great week! - Dave

Halloween Decorating Contest 1 (pdf)

Halloween Decorating Contest 2 (pdf)

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