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    Dear McKnight Elementary School Families,

    We hope that you are all having a wonderful start to the school year.  We look forward to working with you and your children in music class!

    We are writing to inform you that in 4th and 5th grade, we will be purchasing and playing soprano recorders in order to enhance and develop numerous musical skills within the classroom.  Some of these important elements include reading music, proper playing techniques, breathing methods, singing, rhythmic mastery, organization and responsibility. We truly believe that learning the recorder is a vital part of music education and we can’t wait to explore the creativity of the students through the use of these instruments.

    In order for us to place the order for the instruments and get them delivered as soon as possible, we are asking that you fill out this form and return it to us by Friday, September 20th, 2019.  Please read the following options carefully, check which one applies and follow the directions for the one that pertains to you and your family.


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    ________ My child, ________________________________ Homeroom________, already has a recorder and DOES NOT need the school to order one. I will have my child bring in their recorder (with their name) by Friday, September 20th and give it to Mrs. Reese or Mrs. Monahan.

    ________ My child, ________________________________ Homeroom________, DOES need the school to order a recorder and I will send in $6.50 by Friday, September 20th. This cost will include one soprano recorder, a cleaning rod, a case, joint grease, a thumb spot and a neck strap.  Checks only please - made payable to: McKnight Elementary School.

    If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us! We will be happy to help in any way that we can! Thank you very much for all that you do at home to support the arts!



    Madeline Monahan

    mmonahan@northallegheny.org