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Magic Strings Open Enrollment Begins



March, 2012

We are excited to announce that Magic Strings, a self contained program at Southwood Elementary, has begun its 2012-2013 enrollment period. Magic Strings will be starting its 13th year this coming fall. Students in Magic Strings learn and practice the violin or the cello during the school day along with their regular curriculum. Most of the time, there are instruments available from the program for students to use. There is one classroom each at grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Most students will stay through grades 2, 3, 4, and 5, but there are occasionally openings at the other levels.

Students attend Magic Strings from Southwood, Sunrise, Westwood, Kibler, and Black Diamond Elementary schools. They become Southwood students for the time they are in Magic Strings, and can use the school transportation system to come to Southwood. Siblings are also welcome to attend Southwood if families would like to consolidate their children in one school. We are only able to enroll students who want to be full time in the program at Southwood.

Magic Strings students will tour each elementary and do a short demonstration concert for all kindergarten and first graders, and for any other interested students. Dates are currently being scheduled. Applications and brochures will be handed out at that time, and can be requested from the Southwood school office by calling 360-802-7370. The application is also available online through the Enumclaw School District Website by clicking here.

Magic Strings will hold its annual Winter Concert on March 29th at 7p.m. in the EHS Auditorium. The concert is free, and the public is invited to attend. Program applications are due by April 13th. They can be turned in at your home school or sent directly to Southwood Elementary, 3240 McDougall Ave., Enumclaw, WA 98022. Classroom visits can be scheduled by calling Southwood Elementary at one of the numbers below.

Susan Arbury, Principal
Linda Madsen, Teacher