With the school year now well underway, we are focused on a solid curriculum certain to make a difference in the life of every child in our music program. I would like to share some ways that you can help support our program.


    Encouraging Parent – Competence is the result of dedicated “time on task.” Music learning, music performance, and music appreciation are the outcomes of study, practice and guided listening. Please encourage your child’s participation in general music class, as well as in opportunities with Pride Choir or Panther Percussion (2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th Grade). If you are interested in providing private or group lessons for your child, see a list of area teachers by clicking on the “Music Calendar & More!” link at the left of your screen.


    Loyal, Appreciative Audience – The best audience is always parents. You are faced with a full agenda in your personal and professional life, and you are challenged to adjust your schedule to accommodate every school function. However, your presence at our performances will mean more to your child than words can describe. Music is a family affair. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate your child’s ability.


    PTO – There are many ways to aid and participate in our parent support organization. Please join with other parents who realize the far-reaching potential of the arts and take advantage of the synergy created by sharing a common educational philosophy. This organization ensures the future of quality education for your child and his/her fellow artists.


    Our music program continues to flourish because of a substantive curriculum, a well-informed and supportive administration, and exemplary parental support. You make a difference! I look forward to visiting with you in the near future.


    In the interest of your child,


    Mr. Newsham, Music Teacher


    Pleasant Grove Elementary School

    887-8525 ext. 7201