Month: March 2016

AYP CARDS and Donut & Juice Party

Good morning,

We are almost running out of AYP cards to sell! That is great news. You guys have done a fantastic job so far and we would like to finish strong. If you have any last minute people to sell to let me know. Once we have sold all of the cards then the fundraiser will end. I cannot thank you enough for your fundraising efforts not just for this fundraiser, but all year. It excites me that you support music education and specifically the education of your student.


We will have our donut and juice party tomorrow that I owe the students from the last fundraiser so we will not play in class.

Tomorrow afternoon we will have Instrument Club until 4:15 as usual which is when high schoolers come up play with the students and teach them about their instruments. I encourage all students to stay after and have fun on Wednesday afternoons. They may also get help, pass off scales, or make up grades if needed.


We will not play on Friday so I want for all students to make sure that they have a horn at home to practice on since we are out for Spring Break next week.


I teach some awesome kids thanks to you. Have a great week!

-Ms. Menendez

Long Weekend

Dear all,

Please make sure that your student brings their horn home today if they have not already. It is vital that they practice over this long weekend since we have only played one day this week. Their practice logs are due on Monday as usual and we will have our normal after school practices next week. Both end at 4:15.

We are doing a tremendous job on the AYP Card fundraiser. Use this long weekend to sell to people who have not been reached out to yet.  They are $15 and they are a fantastic deal (I even have my own!)

Have a fantastic weekend!



Early release reminders

Good morning!

We are off to the start of in interesting week here at CMS. The students are taking their Benchmark exams as well as going to conferences and having Friday off. This effects our band class a little bit. 

– Today is the only day that we have connections at school. Students will NOT have band for the rest of the week so it is recommended that they bring their instruments home at the end of class today. 

– The only after school activity is today until 4:15 for our usual Monday practice. We will not have Instrument Club in Wednesday. 

– Our AYP care fundraiser is off to an incredible start! This fundraiser will continue until we run out of cards to sell. There is no definite end date. Please aim to sell at least five cards so that your student can have a free card to keep (or sell and keep the cash).  The top selling student of each grade will receive $50. 

If you would like to speak to me during your conference please email me and I will do my best to stop by. Please take a special look at your student’s “Practice log” grade and their “Weekly Behavior and Participation” grade. 

Contact me with any questions! Let’s continue doing a great job with our AYP cards and practicing our instruments at home. We will have a test very soon! 

-Ms. Menendez