Sign up for the Band! Paul Effman Music

Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome back! We hope you had a great summer.

Now’s the time to pick your instrument and register your child for the school band or string program!

Please click the address link below to register your child or children:

pemusic.com/join

Music is an important school subject that can enrich students’ lives and education. The National Association for Music Education offers “20 Important Benefits of Music in Our Schools”.

Take a moment to read this fantastic article herehttps://nafme.org/20-important-benefits-of-music-in-our-schools/

If you prefer to register by phone or if you have any questions, call us at (800) 921-4543.

If you have already registered for the upcoming school year, we look forward to seeing your child or children at the first lesson!

 

Carnival Day is Wednesday 6/12!

This is a reminder that tomorrow, 6/12, is our carnival day!

Students will rotate between playing sports games in the field and playing in the bounce houses and with the carnival games.

Please remember to apply sunscreen and have students wear socks and sneakers. Perhaps bring an extra pair of socks if they wish to change at the end of the day. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

Looking forward to a fun day!

Pasta-bilities

This week’s cooking club had the students making fresh homemade pasta with sauce! Students were able to use their math skills while measuring

When life hands you bananas, make bread!

The cooking club had their second class this week. They made delicious fresh banana bread and homemade butter.

Mrs. McKee, a parent of two current third graders, has graciously volunteered to be the club’s moderator.  She has an MA in education, has NYC food safety certification with the DOHMH, and owns and operates a food service business. She has a love of cooking and baking and loves teaching students the fundamentals of each.

 

Drumming up some fun!

Mr. Mola held his first drum club class yesterday. 

Mr. Jim Mola, a parent of a current third grader, has graciously volunteered to be the club’s moderator.  He is a professional musician and educator. As a drummer he has worked extensively in television, film, and live performance. As an educator he is on the faculty of the prestigious Collective School of Music in Manhattan, is a charter member of the Sabian Education Network and the Percussive Arts Society drum set committee. He gives drum clinics throughout the country.

During thier first meeting students learned about different percussion instruments and each got a chance to play the drums. A good time was had by all. There are a few seats left if a student is interested in joining! Go to the main office for a permission slip.

To be held: On the following Tuesdays in May – 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, and 5/28

Time: 3 to 4 pm                                                   Location: Music Room

Open to:  Students in grades 3 to 8             

Cooking Club Success!

SJWCA’s first cooking club was a big success! The students were excited and engaged. 

The class made pancakes from scratch with fresh fruit and learned how to make their own butter from scratch which they used on their pancakes. They also learned where real maple syrup is harvested and how it’s produced.

Pictures to follow from the next class!