Sunday, September 23, 2018

Open House this week

Porters Point School will have our Open House on Thursday, September 27, 2018 beginning at 6:30 pm.  Please make sure you stop in the Art and Music Room to see us. We will have an on-going slide show, so come on in!!  Ms. Vella (Art) and Ms. Mutz (Music) look forward to seeing everyone...  

Sunday, August 26, 2018

New School Year... New Music Schedule

Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year! As I write this, we are not yet back in the classroom with students, but that will happen in just a couple of days. New this year (for me) is the switching of the Music and Arts schedules. I have been teaching with the same format for 30 years. But, change is good! Admittedly, I will have to get used to it, though. 

Music classes will be held at the beginning of the week:  all day Monday and Tuesday and mornings on Wednesday. Then I pack up and travel to the other side of Colchester to teach music at Union Memorial School. The Art Educator, Ms. Amanda Vella and I share our Art/Music Room. We separately move in, teach, pack up, move in, teach, and pack up every single week. Please keep in mind if your child has Music on Mondays, our first chance to meet will be Monday, September 10. Yikes!  I look forward to finally meeting all students by that date. See you soon!   

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Summer Vacation

Summer is a time to rejuvenate! Time to think about what works and what needs to change... Time to look through what I already have and consider what will be needed... I am getting charged up to return in August. But for now, enjoy summer!!   

Saturday, February 17, 2018

After School Practices Help Students Understand the Big Picture

Our Tuesday cast for "On With The Snow" had their one and only after school practice on Tuesday, 2/13/18.  LOOK AT ALL THESE STUDENTS!!!  And this is only the students with speaking parts!

Our Wednesday cast for "On With The Snow" had their one and only after school practice on Thursday, 2/15/18. And there are even more students with speaking parts!!

We are really looking forward to our performances next week!!!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Countdown has begun for our Musical...

We're on the board!  Our Porters Point School musical is this month, so the countdown has begun...

"On With The Snow!"  Here we go...

Friday, February 2, 2018

Speaking Parts Have Been Assigned And Are Going Home Friday, 2/2/18

Speaking parts have been determined for our whole school musical "On With The Snow!" based on student interest.  There are nearly 50 parts that have been distributed for just one night -- February 20th performance. And then ANOTHER 50 parts that have been distributed for the second night -- February 21st!  If your child comes home with a speaking part, it will include the script part highlighted. Please help your child learn the part! 

Also attached to this part is a permission slip for one after-school rehearsal. If you give permission for your child to attend, please sign and return the slip to your child's teacher as soon as possible.

  • If your child's performance night is Tuesday, February 20, then the after-school rehearsal will be on Tuesday, February 13 from right after school until 4:00 at Porters Point School in the Music Room.
  • If your child's performance night is Wednesday, February 21, then the after-school rehearsal will be on Thursday, February 15 from right after school until 4:00 at Porters Point School in the Music Room.
If your child does not want the speaking part, please return the whole packet to Ms. Mutz asap so the part can be reassigned.  Thanks very much!!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Update ... Parent Notice #2

"On With The Snow!" -- by John Jacobson and John Higgins

Porters Point School students will be bringing home Parent Notice #2 with updates on the progress of our February musical. Please take a look and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Martie Mutz !  Included in this notice are lyrics to two more songs. Please help your child practice these words. They may even be able to sing them to you!

Performance Dates:  Tuesday, February 20, 2018  6:30 pm @ Colchester Performing Arts Center
and Wednesday, February 21, 2018 .  6:30 pm @ Colchester Performing Arts Center