October 31, 2017

Dear Loring Families,

We need your partnership and support as we continue to rebuild our music education program at Loring. We want to create lessons and concerts that are culturally relevant and responsive for our scholars and community. We want to have a rich music experience that ties in our student’s cultures and topics that are of interest for them. We want to have music performances that engage the heart, mind and soul.

Mr. Ertelt our new music teacher will be forming a parent music advisory group. We envision that this group would meet once a month at the start of the year as we do some serious planning around the topics mentioned above.

Please look for a brief survey that will be sent out from Mr. Ertelt soon along with an invitation to join our parent music advisory group. Mr. Ertelt will be sending out the general themes for each grade level that will help guide us in our planning. Thank you for your interest and engagement on this very important topic. If it’s easier for you to engage through email please feel free to email Austin Ertelt at Austin.Ertelt@mpls.k12.mn.us



Ryan Gibbs

Loring Community School

“We are ALL here, ALL the time, for ALL children!