Save the Roosevelt Music Program & Mrs Belsky

Save the Roosevelt Music Program & Mrs Belsky

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Recently Roosevelt parents discovered that a decision had been made to eliminate the K1-4th grade music program and eliminate the role of Mrs. Belsky the music and movement teacher. The reason for this change is to add State-mandated physical education to the lower grades and to hire an additional PE teacher in place of Mrs. Belsky.

We think music instruction is essential to our school and community.  We believe that there are other alternatives to provide PE while keeping the music program. The State mandated PE requirement is 45 minutes. In theory, the current full-time PE instructor who works with grades 5-8 could reach all grades but scheduling and the two campuses make that challenging. We strongly feel that cutting the music program is not the only solution to find the funds for another PE role. 

The music program strongly enriches student learning. Many parents have described how Mrs Belsky has helped students become more outgoing and cooperative. The program powerfully builds a sense of school-wide community. Mrs Belsky is also a wonderful presence in the school who was nominated this year to be the BPS Educator of the Year.

Our message is simple: keep the FDR Music & Movement Program.

Don't cut the music program as the way to staff PE.

 

 

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