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August 2013
09 - Supply Drop Off Day 10am-12pm
(please bring supplies and filled out first day forms)
12 - First full day of school starts at 8:10am
30 - Free Dress for SCRIP orders in month of August

September 2013
02 - Labor Day holiday (no school)
06 - Unit 1 culmination at 1:45 pm & Grandparents Day hosted by PTA
27 - Free Dress for SCRIP orders in the month of Sept.
TBA - The Jaywalkers Fundraising Concert

October 2013
04 - Unit 2 ends--No Performance
10 - Fall Break Begins dismissal at 12:00
10 - Parent/Teacher conferences from 12:30-3:30
11 - No School--Fall Break
14 - No School--Fall Break
18 - Report cards go home
25 - Free Dress for SCRIP orders in October
28-01 - SPIRIT WEEK
31 - PTA Hosted Fall Fesitval 1:15 pm

November 2013
02 - The JayWalkers Fundraising Event
08 - Unit 3 Culmination 1:45
15 - Free Dress for SCRIP orders in month of Nov.
25 - 29 - Thanksgiving holiday

December 2013
06 - Unit 4 ends--No performance
11 - Christmas program 6:30
13 - Free Dress for SCRIP orders in month of Dec.
18 - Unit 5 ends/Half day dismissal for holidays at noon
18 - PTA Hosted Christmas Party

January 2014
07 - School resumes
09 - Report cards go home
14 - 2014-2015 Tuition Contracts Issued
20 - Martin Luther King Day holiday (no school)
24 - Free Dress for SCRIP orders in the month of Jan.
31 - Unit 6 Culmination 1:45

February 2014
03 - Tuition Contracts are due
14 - Dismissal at Noon--Teacher Professional Day 12:30-3:30--Wear Pink or Red for Valentine's.
28 - Unit 7 ends--No Performance
28 - Free Dress for SCRIP orders in the month of Feb.

March 2014
07 - No School--Spring Break Begins--Parent/Teacher Conferences
07-16 - Spring Break
17 - Spring Break Ends--Classes Resume
19 - Report Cards go home
28 - Free Dress for SCRIP orders in month of March

April 2014
04 - Unit 8 Culmination at 1:45
14-17 - Teacher Appreciation Week
18 - No School--Good Friday
21 - No School--Easter Monday
25 - Free Dress for SCRIP orders in month of April
TBA - Spring Fling

May 2014
02 - Field Day
02 - Unit 9 ends--No performance
06-09 - Scholastic Aptitude Test
22 - Half Day Dismissal at Noon
22 - Final Performance 6:30
26 - No School--Memorial Day
29 - Last day dismissal at noon /Unit 10 ends


ARTIST FOR THIS UNIT


PABLO PICASSO
Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso (1881 – 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. 

He was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and is credited as a founder of the Cubist movement, constructed sculpture, collage, and a variety of other styles of art. 

Among his most famous works are Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), the Old Guitarist (1903), Gertrude Stein (1905-06), and Guernica (1937), a portrayal of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.

Picasso's work is often categorized into periods such as the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1904–1906), the African-Influenced Period (1907–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919)

"When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.'  Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso."~Picasso
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."~Picasso

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 – 1908) was a Russian composer, master of orchestration, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five. 

His best-known orchestral compositions - Capriccio Espagnol, the Russian Easter Festival Overture, and the symphonic suite Scheherazade - are staples of the classical music repertoire, along with suites and excerpts from some of his 15 operas. Scheherazade is an example of his frequent use of fairy tale and folk subjects.

For much of his life, Rimsky-Korsakov combined his composition and teaching with a career in the Russian military—at first as an officer in the Imperial Russian Navy, then as the civilian Inspector of Naval Bands.  As a child, he developed a passion for the ocean from reading books and hearing of his older brother's exploits in the navy.  This love of the sea influenced him to write Sadko and Scheherazade. 

Rimsky-Korsakov left a considerable body of original Russian nationalist compositions and is considered "the main architect" of the Russian style of composition.  

Excerpts and suites from Korsakov's operas are quite popular in the West.  The best-known are "The Flight of the Bumblebee" from The Tale of Tsar Saltan (made famous by Rachmaninoff), "Dance of the Tumblers" from The Snow Maiden, "Procession of the Nobles" from Mlada, and "Song of the Indian Guest" (or, "Song of India") from Sadko.