Balint Charities

Did you know that our music program has benefited tremendously from Balint Charities? Through the kindness of this amazing organization, we have received donations this year of egg shakers and hand drums for the general music classroom, and even some band instruments, too!

1st graders playing the new egg shakers

Over the years, they have donated our djembes and resonator bells, and have really brought our music room to life. I wanted to extend a huge THANK YOU! to them for all of their support. You can find out more about Balint Charities on the website: or Facebook page:


Tis the Season….

For our annual winter concert! The 4th and 5th grade students have been working hard to prepare for their winter concert next Thursday, December 10th. Meanwhile…


The rest of the students have begun our annual study of Tchaikovsky and his ballet The Nutcracker. First Grade students listened to the Russian Dance (Trepak) and analyzed what they heard with these fun gingerbread listening glyphs. The students listened to the piece and colored each part of the gingerbread man based on what they heard. For example, the eyes could be green if the music was fast, or blue if it was slow. Stop by the Epsilon building to check them out!