June 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

June is going to be a great month in the music room! Students will be working on songwriting, singing in parts, playing a wide range of traditional and modern band instruments, composing, improvising, and performing in a variety of settings. We will continue to incorporate theater, movement, singing and instrumental work 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, please reach out to me through email or make an appointment to see me. The committee will meet every Tuesday from 2:45-3:15pm in the cafeteria.

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: Graduation Rehearsal

Kindergarten: Stepping Up Rehearsal

1st Grade: Rhythm and Melody

2nd Grade: Rhythm and Melody

3rd Grade: Recorder and Ukulele

4th Grade: Songwriting and Modern Band

5th Grade: Graduation Rehearsal

Supportive Environment

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

Students of the Month:

PreK-1: Sienna Taverez

K-1: Irvina Vargas

1-2: Matthew Dominguez

2-2: Jonalys Santiago

3-2: Joshua Ogando

4-3: Lesly Cortes

5-1: Aisha Peralta

Strong Family-Community Ties with & 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 the cafeteria from 2:45-3:15pm.

Special Events:

Monday, June 10th @ 4pm: PS 274 Disney Musicals in Schools Production of Aladdin

Teachers Contact Information

Teacher: Michael Clifford

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