Dear Parents and Guardians,

January is going to be a fabulous month in the music room! Students will be working on singing, playing a wide range of instruments, composing, improvising, and performing in a variety of settings. We will be incorporating theater and movement into the curriculum.

We would love to have parents volunteer for our Parent-Teacher Events Committee to help plan and facilitate school wide events. If you are interested in participating, the committee will meet every Tuesday from 2:45-3:15pm in room 137.

I am looking forward to a wonderful month of learning with our students!


Michael Clifford

Music Teacher

PS 274

Rigorous Instruction

Instruction is customized, inclusive, motivating, and aligned to the Common Core. High standards are set in every classroom. Students are actively engaged in ambitious intellectual activity and developing critical thinking skills.

Units of Study:

Pre-K: Movement and Fine Motor

Kindergarten: Musical Opposites – High/Low

1st Grade: New Rythms and Solfege

2nd Grade: Pentatonic Scale, Improvisation

3rd Grade: Recorders Unit 1, Pentatonic Scale and Ukuleles cont…

4th Grade: Singing & Rhythm/Modern Band cont…

5th Grade: Modern Band

Students of the Month:

K-2: Arabella Feliz

1-1: Jeffrey Campos

2-1: Anthony Rivera

3-2: Lorena Almonte

4-1: Margaret Felix Gonzalez

5-1: Naomi Sanchez

Supportive Environment

The school establishes a classroom and school culture where students feel safe, supported, and challenged by their teachers and peers.

Strong Family-Community Ties & Collaborative Teachers

School leadership brings resources from the community into the school building by welcoming, encouraging, and developing partnerships with families, businesses, and community-based organizations.

Parent Workshops: Parent Teacher Events Committee (PTEC) every Tuesday in room 137 from 2:45-3:15pm.

Annual Holiday Show: Tuesday, December 17 @4pm in the auditorium

Thursday, December 19: Annual Chorus field trip to Hopelodge

Teachers Contact Information

Teacher: Michael Clifford

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