~ Stefania Berretta, Programs Chair
This October all of our kids (grades k through 5!) will enjoy the first PTA funded student assembly of the year! Ginga Brasileira, a group of Brazilian dancers, will have them ready to move, clap and sing throughout the whole performance. Students will be invited to try one of the dances within the performance. Not only will they watch the dancers but will also experience for themselves how easy it is to learn about other people’s cultures through dancing, singing and speaking another language. This will give them an amazing feeling of accomplishment that will have them smiling for the rest of the day, cherishing Brazil and the Brazilian culture forever. Do not forget to ask them what they enjoyed most about it!
~ Stefania Berretta, Programs Chair
District Digital Backpack Flyers are posted. You can find the link to them on this site each month here Flyers & Forms: Digital Backback
Honor Your Teacher & Staff Tributes
Maplewood Memorial Library
The Centennial Quiz Show
Children's Programs - May 2013
Teen Programs - May 2013
North Jersey Pride, Tyler Clementi Foundation, Columbia High School Spectrum & GLSEN
Engaging Families: Turning Bystanders into Upstanders
Friday at 7:00pm the curtain will rise on Maplewood Middle School stage for Tuscan's Ticket To Broadway, the annual school show. Additional showtimes at 4:00pm Saturday and 2:00pm Sunday.
Thank you to Principal Jeff Truppo and all at MMS for hosting us!
No tickets needed, find all the details here
If you would like to place an ad in Tuscan's Ticket to Broadway keepsake program ads can be submitted online. There is an option to pay online as well.
Recognize cast members or crew - even upload your own photo with the page ad generator or a personal ad.
Submit online here and find all the details and pricing. The deadline is March 1st.
For the 5th year the PTA is sponsoring Tuscan Summer Art with art teacher Ms. Petronzi.
Classes are approximately 12 students and meet every day of the week. Ms. Petronzi and an assistant teacher along with 4 counselors and several interns insure a fun-filled, creative summer experience in art for each child. Tuscan Summer Art is exclusively for students of Tuscan School, grades KG through 5th. (Even if they just graduated 5th). Find the flyer here
Maplewood Middle School will present "Annie Get Your Gun" in February, tickets on sale now. Our Tuscan Show "Tuscan's Ticket to Broadway" will perform on the same stage!
Find the MMS flyer here
In honor of upcoming Black History Month, Tuscan Elementary School welcomed master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston, who presented “Stories and Songs in the Oral Tradition” to all Tuscan students in three separate assemblies today. Drawing upon African and African-American oral traditions, Ms. Alston engaged the audience through song, movement, call-and-response chanting and clapping, and musical self-accompaniment on the djembe and kora. Her performances were enriched by
Yesterday we had the first PTA sponsored Student Assembly of the year, and how fun it was!
Caryn Lin presented us "From Bach to Rock, acoustic to electric violin". This program showed the kids the simplicity of the solo Acoustic Violin and its orgins demonstrated by performing a simple Bach minuet. Whisked into present day, Caryn uses the 4 & 5 string Electric Violin and Sound Effects to transcend that "solo" sound by doing what is called "Looping"- creating sound loops live that she adds to and embellishes.
It was on the spot recording creating a Virtual Orchestra!
From K all the way to 5th grade, every kid was so interested and participative! And when the wireless microphone was taken into the audience for more looping and sound effect fun, they were all anxious to participate! Teachers too!
For more info on Caryn Lin program, here's her website: www.carynlin.com
~Stefania Berretta, PTA Cultural Arts Chair
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