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Magic Strings First Grade Interest Survey



Does your kindergarten child love music? Does he or she love the sounds of different instruments, love singing and poetry, love learning through singing?

If so, you may be interested in a new choice option that may be available to all first graders in the Enumclaw School District beginning in the Fall of 2010.  The Magic Strings Program, a self-contained set of 4 classrooms located at Southwood Elementary, is entering its 11th year of providing instruction and practice opportunities for students in grades 2,3,4, and 5. Magic Strings is unique because students are able to access a focused music experience during the school day, learning both instrumental and music reading skills. Most of the time, they are able to use an instrument from our program collection for just the cost of insurance.

In this, our tenth year, we are considering adding a first grade classroom to our program beginning in 2010-11. We are now in the process of determining the level of interest for such an option for first graders.

If you would be interested in this option for your kindergartner as a first grader, please let us know by completing the survey option questionnaire below. Or, you can print the survey online from this Enumclaw School District web page. We ask that you provide us with your name and contact information so that we can follow up with you if there is sufficient interest.

An informational brochure about Magic Strings is available on the District web site.  It gives some background information and answers typical questions. You can also call Linda Madsen, Magic Strings teacher or Susan Arbury, Principal of Southwood Elementary at 360-802-7370.

Magic Strings students and teachers will soon be visiting each elementary school and playing for this year’s first graders who would be interested in entering for second grade in 2010. If the interest survey seems to confirm sufficient interest, we would like to include kindergartners who will be entering first grade in 2010, in the informational visits to the schools.

Magic Strings First Grade Interest Survey for this year’s kindergartners: Return to Southwood Elementary, 3240 McDougall Ave., Enumclaw 98022, if you would be interested in Magic Strings as a first grade option for your child.

Parent Name__________________________________________________________________________________

Contact phones(1)_________________________________(2)_______________________________________

Student Name________________________________________________________________M______F_______

Current School_____________________________________________________________

The application process for the 2010-11 school year for second through fifth graders is currently taking place, and will be open until March 19, 2010.