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Field School Specialists Newsletter - February 2017
Specialists Newsletter 
February 2017
   Dates to Remember..... 
  
February 22 : STRING FESTIVAL - Chamber Orchestra at Wayzata High School
February 25:  PANCAKE BREAKFAST - All Choir & Guitar groups perform
February 28: WINTER BAND/ORCHESTRA CONCERT - 7/8 grade groups
March 4:        JAZZ FESTIVAL - Jazz Band at the University of MN
March 16:      ICE CREAM SOCIAL - Small group band & string students
May 6:            STRUT: GUITAR FESTIVAL (Interm/Adv. only) @ Southwest HS
May 18:          SPRING BANDS & ORCHESTRAS CONCERT  
(all bands orchestras) 
at Washburn High School - 6:30 pm & 7:45 pm.
May 25:          ALL CHOIR CONCERT (all choirs) at Field
May 26-27:    CHOIR TOUR - (Chorale & Concert Choir only)
June 1:           ALL GUITAR CONCERT (all guitars, rock band, & Music X) at Field

   Band & Orchestra     
  

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 * The 5 & 6th graders had a great concert 2 weeks ago!! BRAVO!!!

A BIG THANK YOU to all the parents who helped before and during the concert!! 

February is the month for the 7/8 graders to perform. The Chamber Orchestra will be playing at a String Festival a Wayzata on Wednesday, Feb. 22. They will be scored by 2 adjudicators and work with a clinician after they perform. Permissions forms will be coming home soon.

The Winter Concert is Tuesday, Feb. 28. This involves the Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Band. The first song starts at 6:30 in the Field commons!

The Jazz Band will also attend a Jazz Festival at the University of MN on Saturday, March 4. They will play in Ted Mann Concert Hall, work with a couple of clinicians, listen to other schools perform and then attend a professional jazz concert in the evening. A great learning day!!!

The Ice Cream Social is coming in mid-March. I have talked with the students to think about performing a solo, duet or other small group that night. More info to come.


Below is the link to the music webpage that will give you up-to-date information on concerts, forms & lists of private lesson teachers. 

It's easiest to contact me via email, but feel free to call when needed.
Kim Hotchkiss
Band & Orchestra Director

 Choir & Guitar 
  
Hello Field Families, the 2nd semester of the school year is here and our annual fundraiser event is FAST APPROACHING!!    Before I get into that, just a few things:

1) Congratulations to all the students who performed last Thursday!   Very proud of what we are doing here at FIELD!!!  

2) Detailed information about the 7/8 grade CHOIR TOUR (May 26-27) will be announced in the March Newsletter.  In the meantime, parents of CHORALE and CONCERT CHOIR students should be aware that I need a minimum of 6 parent chaperones to make this trip happen.   Contact me directly if you can spare your time or have further questions. 

3) There are still a limited number of extra Butter Braids that are available for purchase ($12).   Email me privately if you are interested!


PANCAKE BREAKFAST
SATURDAY, FEB. 25th (Field Commons)
Admission:  $6/adult, $4/student , FREE/kids 4 and under  

Donations: NEW INFO

We are asking that each Field Family makes a CASH/CHECK DONATION between $5-$15 to purchase all of the food and supplies needed to make this event successful.  This should cut back on waste, and make it really easy to return any unopened items.     

Performance Schedule:

7:30AM:  GRAND OPENING!  *begin serving pancakes, sausage, and beverages 
7:45AM:  Small Group/Solo performances ( 2 - 3 songs )
8:00AM:  5/6 MADRIGALS
8:15AM:  5/6 INTERMEDIATE GUITAR
8:30AM:  7/8 CHORALE 
8:45AM:  Small Group/Solo performances ( 2 - 3 songs )
9:00AM:  5/6 TREBLE CHOIR
9:15AM:  7/8 GUITAR ORCHESTRA
9:30AM:  7/8 CONCERT CHOIR
9:45AM:  7/8 ROCK BANDS  
10:00AM - 11:30AM:  Small Group/Solo performances
11:30AM:  Event ENDS.  Clean-up Begins.

Volunteer Work Schedule:

We are asking that students and their parents sign up ASAP for specific shifts according to their CHOIR classes via the following website:      http://signup.com/go/4vdNiB

Shift 1, 7:00AM - 8:30AM:    CHORALE students/parents 
Shift 2, 8:20AM - 9:30AM:    MADRIGALS students/parents
Shift 3, 9:20AM - 10:30AM:  TREBLE CHOIR students/parents 
Shift 4, 10:20AM-12NOON:  CONCERT CHOIR students/parents 

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR STUDENTS who are NOT in a choir:   
Each work shift will have a special sign up  for you to act as "floaters", filling in wherever needed the most.   

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!
Hello Field Community!

I am prepared for Semester Two.
Is your child ready?  Please let me know if I can help!

        February Adventure:
Week 1   Soccer & Trivia
Week 2   Fitness Assessment Tests
Week 3   Kickball / Rugby
                (Rugby Quiz)

Reminders:
   * signed note for injuries/illnesses
   * tennis shoes (double knots)
   
Thank you for your enthusiasm and support!


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,

5th and 6th grade  students will create a "Family album" to demonstrate their understanding of past learning Targets (physical and moral description, likes and dislikes), and to also learn new concepts related to "family,relationships, age, birthday and origin." There will be a Speaking test (summative assessment) based on the materials included in the family project shortly before the 3rd quarter ends.

7th and 8th graders will learn to "conjugate" verbs in the Present tense. They will practice the different forms of verbs through listening, speaking , reading and writing activities. 
Students who are more advanced will have a chance to further their learning through mini novels in Spanish.

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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