The MCC May calendar of events is now available on the Calendars Page. Take a look at what’s in store for the end of the year so you can plan to share in all your child’s fun activities. Each classroom will receive specific information on times and locations closer to the specific dates of their events. Happy Planning!
MCC will have their annual Pumpkin Patch this Wednesday and Thursday. Students will visit the patch after their music class. The one and two year olds will visit a smaller patch on the playground first thing in the morning. Stop by before school with your camera and take a few photos of your preschooler in the Pumpkin Patch!
School picture proofs are coming home this week and we have a new product that our photographer is offering. In addition to the same beautiful photos available for purchase, Portrait Makers is now offering a Artist Pencil Drawing/Double-Sided. One side is in an older style color sketch and the other side is in black and white. We have a sample of this technique displayed by the main floor entrance for you to take a look at. Proofs must be returned regardless of it you choose to order the photos and all proofs and orders are due back on Tuesday October 28th with payment.
First United Methodist Church Youth Ministry if sponsoring a Trunk or Treat this Sunday October 26th from 5-7pm in the church parking lot. All families are welcome to attend and play games, get some candy and attend a free hotdog dinner. In case of rain the event will be held in the church Fellowship Hall. We ask that you observe the “No Scare Rule” with costumes. Come out and enjoy a spooktacular night!
MCC will be closed on Monday September 29th to allow our staff to attend the funeral of our beloved teacher, Angela Blalock. School will resume on Tuesday at the regular time. Thank you for allowing our staff to pay our respects to a dear friend. Please pray for the entire Blalock family during this difficult journey.
Dear MCC Parents,
As a new member of the MCC staff, I am so excited to get to know this wonderful community and it’s musical children. In MCC’s music class, your child will be exposed to one of the latest and most effective music education curriculums, First Steps in Music by John Feierabend. This curriculum was created with the belief that all children can grow to become musical in the following ways:
Tuneful – having tunes in their heads and learning to coordinate their voices to sing those tunes
Beatful – feeling the pulse of music and how that pulse is grouped in either twos or threes
Artful – being moved by music in the many ways music can elicit an emotional response
All adults should be tuneful, beatful and artful so they can participate in the music that is interwoven throughout their lives. Adults who are tuneful can sing lullabies to their babies, sing “Happy Birthday” to their children and friends, sing in worship services and join others in singing ceremonial songs like alma maters or heritage favorites. Adults who are beatful can rock on the beat while singing that lullaby, dance at their weddings or at their friends’ weddings and can clap their hands in time with others at a sporting event. Adults who are artful are moved by music and seek out venues to share artful experiences with others in concert halls and in community bands and choirs or by listening to National Public Radio. Artful adults enjoy being moved by music.
Children who learn to be tuneful, beatful and artful before they leave preschool will grow to be adults who benefit from what music can offer. Those who go on to sing in choirs or play an instrument will do so in a more musical manner. Those who choose not to sing in choirs or play an instrument later will be enriched by being able to share music in their daily lives.
The First Steps in Music curriculum is a workout that grows tuneful, beatful and artful individuals. There are eight different activities in each workout. And, like an aerobics class, in the beginning some participants will likely be clumsy in some aspects of the workout, but if they give it their best, they are bound to improve! And, like any aerobics workout, the more one participates, the better the effect. Balancing repetition and variety is key to each workout’s being effective and interesting.
These workouts are designed to be effective with children starting at age three but are equally effective through the elementary years. I am so very much looking forward to exploring the world of music with your child!
MCC will be closed on Thursday September 25th for a Wake County Teacher Workday.
October 8th and 9th are our school picture days. The photographer will be using a white background and each class will have a sign up sheet for siblings. Your class schedule is as follows:
Wednesday Oct. 8th
Trish, Crystal, Cindy, Jessica, Pat, Anne, Tracey
Thursday Oct. 9th
Ellen, Stacy, Cindy, Jessica, Pat, Stephanie
Wear your best smile and strike a pose!