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Field School Specialists Newsletter - JUNE 2017
Specialists Newsletter 
June 2017
   Dates to Remember..... 
  

June 1:          SPRING GUITAR CONCERT (all guitars, rock band, & Music X) Field

   Band & Orchestra     
  

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The year is winding down and we have had some great musical experiences this year!! 

JAZZ FEST at Ramsey went well! Field Jazz sounded good and we all enjoyed listening to the Ramsey jazz groups.


THE SPRING CONCERT was a Blast!! It is always fun to perform in an auditorium. The musicians did well!!


CELEBRATION AT MCCRAE
was postponed to June 17 because of the weather.
The Jazz Combo is still playing for this celebration on Saturday, June 17 - 11:30 to 11:50 am. Come on over to hear them play.

SUMMER RENTAL
Students can rent their instrument for the summer. It is strongly encouraged to keep the skills sharp. Finding a 'fun' book at the music store is a good incentive to play.

Have a Great summer and keep those musicians playing their instruments!!!!!

MUSIC IS A WORLD WITHIN ITSELF, WITH A LANGUAGE WE ALL UNDERSTAND!!!  (Stevie Wonder)
Kim Hotchkiss
Band & Orchestra Director


 Choir & Guitar 
  
Hello Field Families, the year is coming to an end!

I can't say enough how thankful I am for this community.  Thanks to those parents who have volunteered their time this year, be it fundraising, the Pancake Breakfast, STRUT: Guitar Festival, chaperoning choir tour, etc.   I am excited to announce that I have been approved by our administration to achieve tenure come the first day back this fall, so here's to many more years to come!

FINAL HOME GUITAR CONCERT (THURSDAY, JUNE 1st @ 6:30pm in Field Commons)

This is the final required concert performance for Beginning Guitar, Intermediate Guitar, Rock Bands, and Music X Ensemble.  The 5/6 grade groups will perform 1st starting @ 6:30pm, followed by the 7/8 grade ensembles after a very short break.    Any students who are unable to attend will need to complete a CONCERT REPORT to make up lost points towards their grade before the end of the semester.  Concert attire (khakis pants and music shirt) is required.  ALL Beginning 5/6 Guitar Students need to arrive at 6:10pm to get their guitars in tune and get ready for the concert.

PARENT FEEDBACK LINKS

If you have not done so already, please visit the following links to surveys (that apply to you) to help improve the musical experiences offered to Field Students!

STRUT: GUITAR FESTIVAL:   https://goo.gl/forms/hxNObWJVgtBlZsZ13 
FIELD CHOIR PROGRAM:   https://goo.gl/forms/fawlR3MYxkgPEASI3 

PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / VIDEO

Calling all parents with photography/videography skills!   I need to update the Field Choir/Guitar website so if you happen to have taken some outstanding photos or even captured quality video, please send it my way!   P.S.  I am an active Google user, so you could share it directly with my MPS email (listed below).  

Speaking of video...check out CHORALE, CONCERT CHOIR, and the SCHROEDER CHOIR performing "Golden Queen" on Choir Tour:    

HAVE A GRRRRRREAT SUMMER!

Sincerely,

Chase D. Burkhart
Director of Choral and Guitar Education
Field Community School - Mpls, MN
chase.burkhart@mpls.k12.mn.us

    Physical Education   
PE: Fitness for Life 
Outstanding Students at Field School!
 
 
Hello Field Families

     A big cheer for a great year!

     Thank you parents for your tremendous, continuous support.  The students were active, challenged and learned many new skills.

I asked my students how they overcame challenges and become
successful.  
     #1 Answer...PARENTS HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS AT HOME.  

     #2 Answer...TEACHERS PUSH US TO LEARN.

     When students are accountable at home and school, student's
achievements are exceptional.

     Summer Fitness and well being should be encouraged and continuous for the entire summer.  Using proper mechanics all students are expected to perform push-ups, endurance activities and to increase flexibility.  For kids who play soccer, baseball, track, basketball, etc it is
imperative to take ten minutes to stretch before sitting in cars.

     Thank you!  Again, we can work for positive results

     Have a restful (active) and safe summer.


Please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
       
CONTACT
I'm here to help you.
Please call me between 
11:30 am-12:30 pm for questions or concerns.

Kind Regards
Marni Heck
Physical Education
Field School         7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Anthony School    2:30 - 4:00 pm
Marni.Heck@mpls.k12.mn

    Health News       

Hello my name is Tim Forward, I am currently the 7th and 8th grade Health teacher. Next year I will also be teaching 5th and 6th grade Physical Education. I am certified in P.E. and Health, I am also working on my Masters in Educational Leadership. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Thank you
Tim
 
 
 



Spanish 

Students of all grades (5-8) will have their speaking skills  and knowledge of vocabulary learned during this school year assessed at the end of this quarter through a "Family Feud" activity, during which they will have to show evidence of what they have learned since the school year started. Students not in the game should take advantage of that time to have all their work in Spanish completed, and/or may watch the other contestants play as they will also benefit from listening to others. The school year will end with a couple more lab research and group activities. 
During this year I have been very impressed by the performance of many of my 5th and 6th grade students. I am sad that my 5th graders will not be able to continue learning Spanish next year. As my position suffered a substantial reduction, I may not return to Field next year. I have kept excellent memories from the staff/PTA, and all the students that I have seen nicely grow since they took my Spanish classes since 5th or 6th grade. 

Best luck to all of you, 
Senora 
Char Swanson



SPECIALIST STAFF:

Kim Hotchkiss
Band & Orchestra
Kim.hotchkiss@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640 
 
Chase D. Burkhart
Choir & Guitar 
Chase.burkhart@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640

Marni Heck
Physical Education
Marni.heck@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640
 
Timothy Forward
Health
timothy.forward@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640 

Char Swanson
Spanish 
Char.Swanson@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640


Field School Student Resources:
 
Mariam Graff 
(Social Work) 
(612) 668-3640
Mariam.Graff@mpls.k12.mn.us

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