It's time to make some NOISE again!
At the March 30 Board of Education meeting, in response to anticipated state budget cuts, the board considered a proposal that included the elimination of a teaching position in our music department.
We saved this crucial department position last year, and it’s time to fight for it again!
Please make your voice heard NOW!
There are several easy actions you can take, all of them important:
- Sign the petition: Read the student statement and sign the petition.
- Send personal emails asap to the members of the Board of Education, to the superintendent, and to the principal of your child's school. (A cc to firstname.lastname@example.org would be appreciated.) Email addresses below. The best letter is a personal one, but if you want some talking points, you can refer to our sample letter as well as the student statement above.
- Save the date to attend the online BOE meeting on APRIL 21, 2020 at 7:30pm Download https://www.gotomeeting.com now to be ready to log on to the BOE meeting when it happens. Click HERE for more details.
- Reach out to your personal network to encourage fellow parents, students and alumni to do the same.
HILLSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:
Amy Cazes - Principal
email@example.com / 914.478.6270
John DeKams - Assistant Principal
firstname.lastname@example.org / 914.478.6281
FARRAGUT MIDDLE SCHOOL:
Gail Kipper - Principal
email@example.com / 914.478 6230
Christopher Keogh - Assistant Principal
firstname.lastname@example.org. / 914.478.6230
HASTINGS HIGH SCHOOL:
Louis A. Adipietro - Principal
email@example.com / 914.478.6252
Melissa Hardesty - Assistant Principal
firstname.lastname@example.org / 914.478.6251
Valerie Henning-Piedmonte - Superintendent of schools
email@example.com / (914) 478-6205
Melissa Szymanski - Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Doug Sundheim - President
Lauren Berman - Vice-President
THANK YOU for supporting MUSIC in our schools!
Watch our video montage of last year’s outpouring of people power and community passion at the BOE meeting, and then HELP US DO IT AGAIN!
To foster a love of music for our students
To support the music programming in our public school system
To encourage overlap between music students of Hillside, FMS and HHS
To find and fund external music experiences for our students
To be an advocate for our music staff and students and a conduit for parents and administration
Look for our drum at most music events!
All money collected goes to support enriching music opportunities for our students
Thank you for supporting music experiences for our youth!