Welcome to the Elementary Music, Art, and Physical Education Department

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Contact Us

  • Coordinator
    Mindy Andrus
    (916) 294-2413 
     
    Admin. Assistant
    Lisa Vaca
    (916) 294-2413 X 103400

     

     

  • Elementary Music, Art & PE
      
    Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Enrichment Camp:
    VAPA Camp 2018! We are pleased to announce that FCUSD will be holding our second annual Visual and Performing Summer Enrichment camp June 11th - 22nd. The camp will be held at Russell Ranch Elementary School. Although the deadline has passed, we still have openings available. Please see the information and registration links below.
     
     
    Elementary Visual Arts:
    The City of Rancho Cordova, through the Measure H Grant, has generously donated funds to support the Visual Arts program at all Rancho Cordova elementary schools. We will continue to bring Artist to Go in conjunction with the Crocker Art Museum and Meet the Masters.  These two quality programs benefit our students, families and community in many ways. Look for more information to come!
    • Artist to Go! will be at our Rancho Cordova Elementary schools beginning Thursday, November 9th and commence in May, 2018.
    • Meet the Masters will be at our Rancho Cordova Elementary schools beginning Tuesday, January 9th and commence in May, 2018.
     
    Elementary Music Program Information:
    Welcome to Elementary Music!  Your student will learn to play an instrument, read music, and perform in a group setting.  Below is an overview of our program. We look forward to working with you and introducing your student to the joy of music. Click on the 'Elementary Music' tab on the left of this page for details about our class offerings. 
     
    Music is part of the curriculum for all 4th, 5th and elementary 6th grade students. Families can choose General Music or an Instrument class as listed below:
    • 4th Grade Students:
      • General Music (Recorder, singing, movement)
      • Beginning Strings (Violin, Viola, or Cello)
    • 5th Grade Students:
      • General Music (Recorder, singing, movement)
      • Intermediate Strings (Violin, Viola, or Cello)
      • Beginning Band (Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, or Trumpet)
    • 6th Grade Students (Elementary):
      • General Music
      • Intermediate Strings (Violin, Viola, or Cello)
      • Beginning Band (Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, or Trumpet)

    General Music classes: Your child will learn to play the recorder, sing move and engage in a group performance. Your child will need a recorder (instrument) and a recorder book for this class. If your child is interested in playing a band instrument in 5th grade, we suggest that they take General Music in 4th grade. Recorders and books can be borrowed or purchased and will be available at the beginning of the school year.

    Instrument classes: Your child will learn to play an instrument, learn basic music theory and engage in a group performance. Instrument classes take commitment on the part of your child and family. Students are required to practice at home. We ask that your child commit to play the instrument for the entire school year. Your child will need an instrument and book for this class. We also recommend a floor stand for practice. Books and stands will be available to borrow or purchase at the beginning of the school year. 

    Obtaining an Instrument:

    • You may buy and instrument or may already own one. Please be sure it is one of the instruments listed above. 
    • You may rent an instrument from a private local music vendor. (See below.)
    • You may borrow from the FCUSD Instrument Loaner program. More information will be available in the coming weeks. (We can not guarantee that your child will receive their first choice.)

    Here are some local private music stores for rentals:

    Tim’s Music

    www.timsbis.com

    916-925-9160

    Kline Music

    www.klinemusic.com

    916-456-8742

    The Nicholson Music Co.

    www.nicholsonmusic.com

    916-983-0763

     

    Elementary Parent Music Information Night 2019: 
    Please join us to learn about the FCUSD Elementary Music program. The Parent meeting will be held in the spring of 2019, in the ESC Board room. The ESC is located at 1965 Birkmont Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA.  We will update this webpage once a date has been determined. We look forward to seeing you then!
     
     
    Elementary Physical Education:
    FCUSD Track & Field Meet was held on Friday, 4/20/18 at 4:00 pm at the Cordova High School Stadium. The event was very well attended and students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of running and field events. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped with the event.