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    • Music in Schools is a program sponsored by the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle in which about once a month Northgate Elementary is able to have an all-school assembly with a musical performance.  Unfortunately, Northgate does not have a school-wide music program.  We have band for 4th and 5th graders but the grades K-3rd won't have a consistent music program until the school grows and has a larger enrollment to support a music teacher.  The parents are welcome to join any assembly.  Here is the list of assemblies for the 2019-20 school year.  THANK YOU to the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle for making this possible so our children can enjoy some musical education.  

    October 13, 2019 at 1pm - Minsun Kim, pianist, and Holly Hang, clarinetist, two winners of the Frances Walton Competition perform a duet.

    November 22nd, 2019 at 1pm - Join the TANGO COWBOYS for a concert that spans the cowboy songs of North America and the vocal tangos of South America.  Featuring "Celito Lindo" and "Git Along Little Dogies" as sing-along songs.

    January 24th , 2020 at 1pm - Nancy Stewart "Rhythm of the Rocks" musical concert, for grades K-2nd only.  Nancy Stewart is passionate about about the unique role singing plays in early literacy and provides concerts and music to encourage parents, grandparents and teachers to sing with their kids. 

    February 14th, 2020 at 1pm - Show Brazil!  Brazil, the largest country of South America, is domicile to one of the most lively African-based cultural communities in the Americas. Centered in the state of Bahia, Afro-Brazilian traditions have transformed Brazilian music and dance in many ways.  Show Brazil!, led by well-known recording artist Eduardo Mendonça, presents an exciting and dynamic introduction to Brazil through its music and dance. Through the wide range of performances styles, students will appreciate Brazil as a complex and multicultural society with a rich and complex history.

    March 13, 2020 at 1pm -  The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  presented by NOISE (NW Opera in Schools, Etcetera).  Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” combines a childlike sense of play with issues of morality and vengeance, engaging students through fantasy, drama and humor. Students will witness that the world is not always what it seems to be; enemies can be overcome by charm; good can triumph over evil. The music is exceptional in its intrinsic beauty. NOISE is a professional opera company which brings fully-staged adaptations of well-known opera classics. 

    May 1, 2020 at 1pm - Third Coast Percussion, "Think Outside the Drum", sponsored by MEANY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS.  Performances by Third Coast Percussion are interspersed with teaching moments that introduce the building blocks of music (rhythm, melody, and timbre) through active participation in a series of interactive activities including clapping, singing, and a listening game.  Third Coast Percussion is the Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame.

    Date TBD - Gansango Music and Dance.  Gansango brings Africa to the schools through dynamic, authentic teaching artists who have years of experience working with children and students of many ages to teach about African culture through the performing arts.  
      

    • Seattle Public Schools Mobile App. - The Seattle Public Schools mobile app. is a useful tool for students and their families when they are on the go. Download it for free on the App Store or Google Play and customize the information your family needs. 
       
    • Text Messages from Seattle Public Schools - Text "SUBSCRIBE" to 67587. You will receive the following reply message, “You’re registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help MSG and data rates may apply. Msg freq varies.” Please be sure the district has updated contact information for your family including cellular phone number(s). Please remember, you will need to contact your student's school if you need to update your phone numbers.
    • Free Breakfast - Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch can receive free breakfast. You must apply for free/reduced lunch every year.  If you have not applied yet, please contact the school office for details (206) 252-4180. Qualifying students at Northgate Elementary are offered free breakfast Monday - Friday before school begins. 
    • Attenance Matters - Did you know that Northgate Elementary receives more money for the math and reading tutors, math and reading specialists, after school programs, summer enrichment programs if a student does not miss more than 5 days of school in a semester? Please, if you child is sick keep them home, but if they are not sick, attendance is very, very important at Northgate. Not only does it help the child learn more consistently and not miss the lessons in their classroom, it helps Northgate Elementary earn more money for the programs that help the students. Please, please make sure your child comes to school if they are not sick. It is very important. Attendance matters. 
    • Food Lifeline - The Food Lifeline comes to Northgate Elementary once a month during evening events and all students are sent home with a free bag of groceries. Check the online calendar for the next Food Lifeline day. Thank you Food Lifeline!
    • Daily Fresh Fruit and Veggie Snack - Each classroom is provided with fresh fruit or vegetables everyday for snack. The kitchen staff prepares oranges, jicama, kiwi and many other delicious fruits and vegetables. Produce is sourced locally as often as possible. FFVP is partially funded from the tax that is collected on sugar sweetened beverages sold within Seattle city limits and partially funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program provides free fresh fruits and vegetables to students in elementary schools where at least 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. The purpose of the program is to increase the variety and frequency of fruits and vegetables that children eat and to positively influence their lifelong eating habits.
    • Northgate PTO - We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. For more information, please go to the official Northgate PTO website.