STONY MOUNTAIN SCHOOL
Mrs. D. Fenske, Principal
General Delivery, Stony Mountain, Manitoba R0C 3A0
Phone: (204) 344-5459 Fax: (204) 344-5048
“Preparing Today’s Learner for Tomorrow”
May 4th, 2020
Dear Students, Parents & Guardians,
All students that will be in grades 5-8 in the upcoming school year (2020-21) will have the option of enrolling in Visual Arts (grades 5-8), Band (grades 5-8), Choral (grades 5-8), Drama (grades 6-8) or Outdoor Education (grades 7-8) for the 2020-21 school year. For students choosing options other than Band, we will need to limit the number of students per class and grade 8 students will be given preference over all other students. Students will be asked to number their choices 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s first or second choices. The sooner that you return your choice the better chance you will have to get your first choice. You will be enrolled in the course for the entire school year.
VISUAL ARTS (grades 5-8) – the creation and construction of projects using a variety of media such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and others.
BAND (grades 5-8) – Band is a great opportunity to learn a new musical instrument and develop skills in that instrument along with skills and concepts in music as a broader idea. The class will explore music of different cultures, explore ideas in beginner musical theory, and fundamental skills and techniques required to be a well-rounded, musical person. Music courses are naturally environments of teamwork as making music as a band requires everyone to participate and give their best. This class promises to be fun and full of very meaningful learning. Below is a video link for prospective band students. It will give you some ideas on instruments. Purchase or rental of a child’s instrument will be the responsibility of the parent.
CHORAL (grades 5-8) – Do you love music and singing? The Choral Music program is designed to enhance the musical, expressive and creative qualities of all students through singing as an ensemble. Musical opportunities are provided for every child to learn the basic skills of singing and reading music, develop their listening and performance skills, and experience music from various cultures and content areas.
DRAMA (grades 6-8) – For those students signing up for drama, you will be participating in a Drama production in the spring similar to the Peter Pan production in 2019. The overarching goal of the drama curriculum is to support, nurture, and inspire the growth of every student as a dramatic artist.
OUTDOOR EDUCATION (preference given to grades 7-8) – A new program being introduced that will have aspects of Orienteering, Weather, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Survival, Birds & Flight study and several other components.
Please make your selection(s) in the table below.
Student’s Name: _______________________________ Grade in September 2020: ______
|Visual Arts (grades 5-8)|
|Band (grades 5-8)|
|Choral (grades 5-8)|
|Drama (grades 6-8)|
|Outdoor Education (grades 7-8)|
Please discuss these options with your child. Complete the form below and return your choices directly to Mrs. Dupras via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 15th.
Mrs. D. Fenske
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