Month: September 2020

Trojan Band Game Itinerary

Trojan Band game tomorrow:

Tomorrow will be our first Trojan Band game! I will hand out t shirts and hats to those who need one on Thursday in class. I have asked that any 7th and 8th graders who do not have a shirt wear school spirit clothing. Something white, black, or gold or something with “Carrollton” or “Trojans” on it would work. The t shirt company is going to try their best to get the shirts in on time but may not get them to us by the game tomorrow. This will be an appropriate back up.

Itinerary:

*At home learners may participate. Please have them check Google Classroom for more info*

3:30 PM Students may stay after school with me at the JH and I will walk them down around 4:15 to the high school if they do not want to go home and come back

4:45 PM students who choose to go home and return need to be dropped off at high school band room (behind away bleachers of Grisham Stadium).

5:00 PM Set up in bleachers

5:30 PM play at football game and cheer on the football team

6:30 PM (roughly) Half Time: students come to high school band room to eat pizza.

7:00 PM (roughly) Students picked up from high school band room to go home

I look forward to the game tomorrow and please continue selling cookie dough!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

Cookie Dough Information

Good afternoon,

Our Cookie Dough fundraiser has begun! I will post some links below with information for you all.

A couple of things to remember:

  • Sell 10 and get 1 free
  • Sell 10 and have your student’s name put in a drawing for a $200 cash prize and a fast food lunch of their choice. Every 5 sold after that puts their name in twice!
  • Checks written out to CJHS Band
  • Online option available: read below
  • 8th graders can earn $3 off of their end of the year trip per each box sold
  • Due Date: October 15th

I am excited for this fundraiser and am thankful that we are all working together to fund our band program. The money earned will benefit your student directly!

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Trojan Band and Cookie Dough Info

Good evening,

We have had an incredible start to the school year so far!

This week at a glance:

Tuesday: Cookie Dough fundraiser begins

Thursday: First Trojan Band Game *info below*


Forms and Fees due October 2nd:

If your student still has not submitted their Handbook agreement form and their fees please do so by October 2nd. Info can be found under the “Fees & Dues” tab as well as the “Forms” tab on the website. I also have physical copies at school if needed.

Fees due for your child may include the following:

  • Band fees (required for all students)
  • School owned instrument fee
  • Trojan Band fee

Trojan Band on Thursday:

This Thursday will be our first Trojan Band game! Students will perform stand tunes in the stands and cheer on their JH football team. I will hand out t shirts and hats to those who need one on Thursday in class. Information is posted below.

*At home learners may participate. Please have them check Google Classroom for more info*

3:30 PM Students may stay after school with me at the JH and I will walk them down around 4:15 to the high school if they do not want to go home and come back

4:45 PM students who choose to go home and return need to be dropped off at high school band room (behind away bleachers of Grisham Stadium).

5:00 PM Set up in bleachers

5:30 PM play at football game and cheer on the football team

6:30 PM (roughly) Half Time: students come to high school band room to eat pizza.

7:00 PM (roughly) Students picked up from high school band room to go home

Volunteers:

If you would like to volunteer to serve food and drinks then we will need your help around 4:45 in the high school band room to get things set up for when the students come in at half time to eat.

Please email me at maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net if you would like to volunteer.


Cookie Dough Fundraiser:

This Tuesday we will begin our annual cookie dough fundraiser! Fundraisers are an absolute necessity in order for our program to run the way that it does. Money raised allows for instructors to teach your students privately and for instruments and music to be purchased. Nothing is more important to me than making sure that your students have the best music education possible.

Our cookie dough fundraiser will run from September 29th- October 15th. Cookie dough will be delivered late October.

Information will come home on Tuesday but I want to give you a heads up about two things.

  • As of this moment we are not allowed to have field trips at CJHS. My plan is to have a trip in May for our 8th grade students who have worked so hard these past few years in band. Typically we travel to Charlotte, North Carolina for our annual Carowinds trip. No matter what, I will take the 8th graders on an end of year trip. 8th Graders will earn $3 towards their end of year trip for every box of cookie dough sold! If a student sells 10 boxes that would be $30 off of their trip. For now we will assume that this is still the Carowinds trip but I will update you all as needed once I know what the administrations decision is for traveling in May.
  • All students will get their names put into a drawing for a chance of a $200 grand prize! This prize will be a shopping spree spent on a prize that Ms. Menendez and the winner’s family agree upon. This could be spent on fast food gift cards, toys, clothes, video games and more! Additionally, one student per grade will get a fast food lunch provided of their choice if their name is drawn.
    • Each student will get their name put in one time once they have sold 10 boxes of cookie dough. For each additional 5 boxes sold, their name will get added in two times! If a student sells 15 boxes then they would get their name put in 3 times for a chance to win!

I will send home the order forms on Tuesday with your students and post links online for a virtual version as well. Thank you for your help!


Have a wonderful rest of your Sunday night and never hesitate to contact me with any questions that you have.

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Welcome to the CJHS Band Website!

Good evening,

My name is Maria Menendez and I am the band director here at Carrollton Junior High School. I am excited to have your student in the program. This website is a useful tool for us as we have many exciting events occurring throughout the year. This is my main source of communication to you all and is a great resource for those looking for copies of forms, payment information, important updates, and our calendar for the year.

Subscribing to the website: Please type in your email in the box that says “Follow” on this website. That will subscribe you and will send you my posts as I post them. This prevents you from having to periodically check the website and instead will notify you instantly once a post has been made. The post will send automatically to your inbox! A screen shot has been attached to help.

 

Forms and Fees: Copies of all forms that are handed to students are uploaded to this website. They are located under the “Forms” tab. Information about fees is located under the “Fees & Dues” tab. This reminds you of much things cost and also provides a link for our school’s online payment system called Revtrak.

Each student will need to sign and return the “Handbook Sign-Off Form and Trojan Band Form”. Trojan band is a pep band for our JH football team and is optional. The handbook form is for all students. If you have any questions about payments please let me know. The forms and fees associated with them are due October 2nd.

 

Band Class: Until further notice, all band programs on campus are playing outside for class when possible. Because of the size of the JH band room, I do not feel comfortable playing inside yet, even with masks and protective covers over our instruments. As things progress I will keep you all up to date. Students are able to dress out for band class and wear school appropriate athletic clothing, sunglasses, and hats for class. This will only be necessary for days that we play outside. If the weather does not permit us to play outside, we will stay inside the band room and learn about composition, music theory, music history, and more, but will not play. Students should be prepared to play outside each day.

After School Help: Students who are beginners or are looking for extra help may stay after school on Tuesdays until 4:00 with me. I will work primarily with beginners but will be happy to tutor any students who are seeking help. Please make sure that their ride is there at 4:00 PM.

I am excited for this school year and I cannot wait to share more information with you all soon as our calendar is finalized. Once our concert dates have been approved I will publish a calendar for the entire school year. Thank you for your support and your patience.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez