Dear Parents and Guardians,

October is going to be a great 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 fabulous 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: Tuneful Singing

Kindergarten: Musical Opposites

1st Grade: Beat vs. Rhythm

2nd Grade: Pentatonic Scale

3rd Grade: Pentatonic Scale and Ukuleles

4th Grade: Singing & Rhythm/Recorder/Modern Band

5th Grade: Singing & Rhythm/ Modern Band

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

Students of the Month:

K-2: Taniyah Stewart

1-1: Irina Vargas

2-2: Jomell Cortez

3-1: Rosi Delgado

4-1: Kylie Archevald

5-2: Marwa Alansi

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.

Fall Festival: Tuesday, October 29th from 3:30-5:00pm in the school yard (weather permitting)

Teachers Contact Information

Teacher: Michael Clifford

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