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Field School Specialists Newsletter - February 2017
Specialists Newsletter 
May 2017
   Dates to Remember..... 
  
May 6:            STRUT: GUITAR FESTIVAL (Interm/Adv. only) @ Southwest HS
May 11            JAZZ FESTIVAL hosted by Ramsey School
May 18:          SPRING BAND & ORCHESTRA CONCERT  
(all bands & strings 5-8 grade) 
at Washburn High School - 6:30 pm & 7:45 pm.
May 20:          A JAZZ COMBO performs at McCrae Park
May 25:          SPRING CHOIR CONCERT (all choirs) at Field
May 26-27:    CHOIR TOUR - (Chorale & Concert Choir only) to North Dakota
May 31           JAZZ BAND & CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - Play at Hale - am
June 1:          SPRING GUITAR CONCERT (all guitars, rock band, & Music X) Field

   Band & Orchestra     
  

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 LOTS OF MUSIC HAPPENING THIS MONTH!!

JAZZ FEST!
The Field Jazz Band has been invited to play in a Jazz Fest along with Washburn High Jazz groups hosted by Ramsey School Jazz Band.
It begins at 7:00 pm in the Ramsey auditorium. Field performers are to arrive about 6:30 and wear their concert polos.

THE SPRING CONCERT!
All the Bands and Strings will be performing this time at the Washburn auditorium beginning at 6:30 with the 5/6 grade groups (Beginners, and Varsity Bands/Strings);
7:45 for the 7/8 grade groups (Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra & Wind Ensemble).
We will be honoring our eighth graders in their last concert with Field School.
       All performers are to wear concert dress and arrive 15-20 minutes before
       their concert time.
      * The 4th grade beginners will also be performing with the Field beginners.

CELEBRATION AT MCCRAE!
Their is a small group of Jazz Band members playing for this celebration at the 
park on Saturday, May 20 - 11:30 to 11:50 am. Come on over to hear them play.

PLAYING AT HALE SCHOOL!
Once again our Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Band will be going over to Hale to play for the students on May 31 - 8:30 & 9:00 am.

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


 Choir & Guitar 
  
Hello Field Families!

STRUT: GUITAR FESTIVAL (SATURDAY, MAY 6th @ Southwest High School) 
This event is open to Intermediate Guitar students + our 4 Field Rock Bands.   
The activity fee is $25 and includes a STRUT t-shirt, guitar picks, eligibility to enter Battle of Bands Competition, and participate in the workshops.  Such a great value!   Registration starts at 9am, workshops start at 10am and end at 4pm.   Following workshops, there will be a brief award/prizes ceremony, pizza for supper, then a final rehearsal before the 7pm Concert Performance event!

FRIDAY, MAY 5th REHEARSAL from 3 - 5:30pm in the SW high school auditorium.   If any parents are willing to transport students to/from the rehearsal, please let me know ASAP!

To sign students up for specific WORKSHOPS happening all day, please visit the following link before the day of the event:  https://goo.gl/forms/OJsXpE9qz8ruh5Un2 

We are in serious need of PARENT VOLUNTEERS!  If you can help, please click the following link and input your info ASAP:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd97VX69TP8i9ZMmIew1pOkQ-nXsNlhIjIYVUKguydTIPkJTw/viewform?c=0&w=1 

Check out the official STRUT website!! >>>>>>>>>>  http://www.strutfest.com  
Like our Facebook Page and spread the word!! >>>> https://www.facebook.com/strutfest/  


FINAL HOME CHOIR CONCERT (THURSDAY, MAY 25th @ 6:30pm in Field Commons)

This is a required concert performance for Treble Choir, Madrigals, Concert Choir, and Chorale.   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.  

7/8 Grade CHOIR TOUR (FRIDAY, MAY 26 - SATURDAY, MAY 27)

At this point I should have all the required forms.    All the money was due this past Friday, so please get that in to me ASAP.   Make checks payable to " FIELD SCHOOL ".    Chaperones have been confirmed, student roommate assignments and their assigned chaperones will be announced this week.    
PLEASE NOTE:   We will be departing from Field school on May 26 @ 6:00AM
, and returning home on May 27th by 9pm.    Further information about what students should bring along with will be announced in the coming week.  


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

This is a required concert performance for Beginning Guitar, Intermediate Guitar, Rock Bands, and Music X Ensemble.  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.  

QUESTIONS/CONCERNS?   Please email me directly. 

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!
 
 
Cheers to the Fabulous Families!
Thank you for another terrific year of Fitness and Health.

Currently, your child is taking the Finals of the Physical Fitness Tests.
He/she is displaying great leaps;

     Cardio-Endurance 
     Vertical Jump
     Core Plank
     Stand and Reach Flexibility
     Trunk Lift

Students are showing great follow through and are being accountable as they exercise at home. Thank you parents for your encouragement and support!

In addition, your child is required to demonstrate proper mechanics in class.  Body alignment plays a significant role in prevention of injuries and maximum results.  At Field, we stress proper mechanics to specific exercises, throwing, jumping, running techniques and much more.

Upcoming Units;
     Softball
     Badminton
     Basketball

Summer Workout Ideas;
     Stair climb
     Run hills
     Run around lake
     Charilty runs
     Frisbee at the beach/cabin
     Learn a new sport
     Tennis at the parks
     Sports Camps

Enjoy the remaining school year.

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     



Tiimothy Forward
    


Spanish 

Hello,

7th and 8th grade students (Spanish 1) will continue to practice regular and irregular verbs in the Present tense through reading materials and group writing activities. this new quarter learning target will consist in describing the house/city/community that you live in, and activities that take place in them. Students will apply concepts learned since the beginning of the school year as well as new concepts.
5th and 6th graders (Spanish Foundations) will learn to describe the school that they go to and the classes they attend. They will also learn to identify the school supplies they need for all their classes, and the cultural differences between the school system in the United States and in Latin America.

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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 4645 Fourth Ave.South Minneapolis, MN 55419
Telephone: 612-668-3640 | Fax: 612-668-3661

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