First off, allow me to express how very proud I am to work with such great students. Our concert yesterday evening was a success, and I've received positive feedback from many teachers and students who were able to attend. Students, you did a fabulous job - thank you for your hard work!
Cookie Dough. What's the next fundraiser?
Ughh. We can all agree that while it turned a good profit, the ending/delivery of cookie dough was unfortunate (and turned my hair a little more grey). Apparently the shipping and distribution center in Bismarck has been tardy with deliveries. I made sure to voice my extreme disappointment with how our delivery was handled (a late delivery which had me standing outside for a half hour in 30-below winchill moving cookie dough around?). That said, for those who participated and produced a profit, your student accounts have been updated with the new totals. I will send those out soon via email.
We are going to do beef sticks as our next fundraiser. That one is hard to mess up. :) I'm aiming for January/February for that one.
Many of my students are new to the NYC tour (meaning they haven't already submitted a deposit) and those students will need to submit their $100 deposit by January 15th, 2017 if they intend to go (check made to Group Travel Planners). Tour dates are May 28th-June 2nd, 2018.
UND honors participants, your packets have been mailed to me. I will ask my sub to check my mailbox so he/she can hand them out to you while I'm gone. Your packet contains information about the event. This year we will be a part of the final performance that includes band and choir. Our current plans are to stay at the AmericInn in Grand Forks, and cost is $90 for two nights. I don't know who to make the check to yet.
All-State Orchestra Auditions
January 7th is our day for auditions. Students who plan to audition - PRACTICE! If you need assistance when we get back from break, I can take some time to work with you. The music this year is rather challenging.
Thank you. Thank you for making my first semester in my new teaching position such a joy. I am thankful that I get to work with such wonderful students and families. I hope you have a restful and relaxing break with your family and friends and loved ones. Please be thinking good thoughts for my 4-year-old Elsa, since she's getting her tonsils and adenoids removed tomorrow (Wednesday). I'm hoping and praying she heals fast and everything goes well. It has been quite the year for sick kids in our household. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to you all!