FAQ

Lisa A Smith
Elementary Teacher
Cumru Elementary School

610-775-5081
lsmith@gmsd.k12.pa.us

1. When can my child begin to learn to play an instrument?

  • All third grade students learn to play the keyboard and the recorder during the school day.
  • An after-school instrumental program is available beginning in January of 4th grade. Papers to sign up for this program are distributed in January each year. There is a district co-curricular fee asociated with this program
  • Band and string instruments may be chosen beginning in fifth grade. Papers to sign up are distributed to all students in September. This program meets during the school day and includes small group lessons and a large group band or orchestra rehearsal

2. Who performs in the spring musical program?
This program rotates through the grade levels so that every student has the opportunity to participate once during their stay at Cumru. The current rotation is 2010-3rd 2011 - 2nd 2012- 1st ** Fourth Grade is not included in this rotation because they perform every year as part of their Performing Arts Music Class.

3. Are students graded in music on their report cards? Primary students (K-4) are not graded on their report cards in music. Intermediate students (5 and 6) receive a grade of O for Outstanding, S for Satisfactory or N for Needs Improvement. Classroom quizzes and tests may be given at every grade level to measure class achivement or evaluate instructional needs.

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