Dear Parents and/or Guardians:
The 2018-2019 school year at Ruth Musser Middle School is upon us, and we are excited.
I am Mrs. Newland, the new music teacher. This is my ninth school year teaching music to middle school students. I have taught previously in Sonora, Calif., and the last six years in El Centro, Calif. I have just relocated to the Rancho Cucamonga area and am excited to be living in your community. I am looking forward to meeting you and the music students.
Over the next couple weeks, the following information will be distributed: The calendar of events, the class handbook, rental agreements, booster club information, performance attire, class schedules, and other class details. Please check your child’s planner weekly for updated information. Our program website, ruthmussermusic.com will be updated with calendars, events, and class information. The Remind app will also be used periodically for sending reminders to parents or students.
As a music teacher, my main goal is to provide my students with strategies on how to practice, study, work with others, find their own materials, take responsibility, and have fun learning and preforming music.
Throughout the coming weeks and months, the students and I will be learning and growing together. As I get to know the students, more opportunities for creating ensembles and performing will arise.
As with anytime there is a change of teachers, there naturally will be changes to the music program, since each teacher brings his or her own unique skills and approach to the classroom. Please know that I am committed to serving you and the students with excellence and to lead a well-functioning music program designed help each student to grow and thrive. With your patience and support, this will be a great school year.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Cheers to a great year!
Mrs. Anna Newland, MA
Ruth Musser Middle School