I am so thrilled to have you/your kiddos in my classroom this upcoming school year! I can already tell from the incredible first week that we have (plus the great start to this week) that it's going to be one of the best we've had so far! I have many personal goals for my teaching, and many new plans and ideas up my sleeves for our dancers to have the absolute best experiences I can bring them. One of which is starting this email list/blog (affectionately called The Curtain Call) so that I can make sure I'm really increasing my communication with parents and families, as well as the students' access to information...such as this copy of the schedule for this week (click here to access it)!
That said, a "bit" of housekeeping! The students have many impending deadlines coming up:
Due Wednesday, August 21, 2019
- Class notebooks! - to remain in class...we have TONS of extras if you would prefer NOT to buy a new one!
Due Friday, August 23, 2019
- Class Fees! (unless on fee waiver)
- 6th grade: $10 - includes shoe rental/replacement, costume rental/replacement, and space-use fees for semester
- 7th grade: $30 - includes shoe rental/replacement, costume rental/replacement, and space-use fees for whole year
- 8th grade: $65 - includes previously mentioned items, plus cost of Roadshow gear!
- Signup for Remind! Text the number 81010 with the code that corresponds with your class:
- 1st Period (Aviatorsand Flyers) - @Noe8A
- 2nd Period (Innovatorsand Voyagers) - @Noe7A
- 3rd Period (Achieversand Pathfinders) - @Noe6AFall
- 4th Period (Navigators and Explorers) - @Noe7B
- 5th Period (Incredibles and Pacesetters) - @Noe6BFall
- 6th Period (Rockets and Discoverers) - @Noe8B
- 1st Period (Aviatorsand Flyers) - @Noe8A
- Complete the Student Information Survey (click here to access it)!
- Signed behavior contract and photo release forms. These can be found on our class website, www.queensimpson.com, by looking in your respective grade-level classrooms!
Due Tuesday, September 3, 2019
- black leotard and skin-tone dance tights (NOT pantyhose please!). Fore more information on how to purchase these items, check out this document with all things dance clothing!
Okay, now on to the more ❤EXCITING❤ stuff! Here are some dates to keep on the horizon!
NOE DANCE IS GOING TO SPAIN - SUMMER 2021!!!
- Informational Meeting: Tuesday, August 27 from 6-7pm in the dance room! RSVP HERE!
- $200 discount for attending if you sign up for the trip!
- Many payment and FUNDRAISING options available
- Performance opportunity, high school credit, and/or college credit involved!
Other upcoming Noe/Dance Events to keep an eye out for:
- Thursday, August 29th - Noe Open House @ 6-8pm
- Friday, September 20th - Picture Day (all day at school)
- Tuesday, October 8th - Parent-Teacher Conferences (all day - no school!)
- Saturday, October 12th - Showcase of Schools (all day - we'll need some dance volunteers to help out!)
- October 16, 17, and 18 - Noe Musical Theatre opens Once Upon a Mattress! (every night at 6:30pm - many dance students are involved!)
- Thursday, October 24th - 5th grade Open House ***I will be absent for this this year as I will be in Miami presenting at the NDEO Conference!***
- November 6, 7, and 8 - Noe Dance Theatre Auditions!!! (our very own resident modern dance company!)
- November (DATE TBD) - Noe Dance Thanksgiving Banquet/Potluck (a social event for all us dancey folk!)
- Wednesday, December 4th - FIELD TRIP: Mamma Mia! @ YPAS (we will need some chaperones for this!)
- December 4 and 5 - 7th/8th grade dress rehearsals 2:30-6:30pm
- Friday, December 6th - 7th/8th Grade Fall Concert! @6:30pm
- December 11 and 12 - 7th/8th grade In-School shows
- December 16 and 17 - 6th grade dress rehearsals 2:30-5:30pm (I will need 7th/8th grade volunteers to assist!)
- Wednesday, December 18th - 6th Grade Fall Concert! @6:30pm (I will need 7th/8th grade volunteers to assist!)
If it isn't apparent from this post, brevity has NEVER EVER been my strong suit, but I will try my best to keep things concise so as not to overload you all! Please let me know if there is anything you ever need from me, or any questions that you have! Let's make this a TERRIFIC YEAR!!! 🎈🎈🎈
Amberly M. Simpson, Lover of all things DANCE!