Schimelpfenig Choir

Week of November 2nd.

Winter Concert!

I am very excited to let you know that our students will be able to perform a Winter Concert for you this December! I have spent a lot of time working with district and campus administration to put in place safety protocols for social distancing. Although our concerts will look very different from a typical school year, I am grateful to have the opportunity for our students to perform for you! They have been working very hard this year and we are all excited for you to finally hear what we have been working on!

As you can probably imagine, there are a lot of new policies that we have to follow for this to be a successful event. Please read all of the below info carefully!

All concerts will take place in the SMS Gym and there will be a cap on the number of audience members in attendance. All students and audience members must be masked. Concerts will last approximately 20 minutes.

Due to capacity restrictions and to allow for social distancing, we will be doing three separate concerts rather than one big one for all three choirs. Students/Parents will only attend their choir’s performance.

Concert Details:

6th Grade 1st & 3rd Period – Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 PM. Student call time is 6:10 PM.

6th Grade 7th Period – Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 PM. Student call time is 7:10 PM.

Cantabile (5th Period) – Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 5:30 PM. Student call time is 5:10 PM.

Men’s Chorus (2nd Period) – Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 PM. Student call time is 6:10 PM.

Bel Canto (6th Period) – Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 PM. Student call time is 7:10 PM.

The dress for the concert will be Black Choir T-Shirts, Blue Jeans, and closed toed shoes.

Audience/Guest Information:

Due to capacity restrictions, each student will only be allowed two guest/audience members. I know there are many families with multiple family members/guests that would normally attend a performance. I will be recording the concert and will send the video out to everyone so you will be able to share/watch it.

Audience members will need to reserve a spot ahead of time. We have to know exactly who is in the building at all times for social distancing.

Concert Registration:

All Students and Guests will need to confirm/register to attend the concert.

The concert is optional for students, but I do strongly recommend everyone attend if you are comfortable with it. Performing music is the best part of being in choir!

Additionally, any guests that would like to attend the concert need to be registered as well. Please go to the following form to confirm your student and register to attend the concert. EVERYONE needs to fill out this form whether you are planning on performing or not. Please fill out this form no later than Friday, November 20.

Choir Fundraiser!

I'm so excited that we are able to have a choir fundraiser this year! For the safety of our students, we have found a contact-free way to offer our delicious cookie dough! We have two options for your customers.

Option A: If your customers would like items shipped directly to their homes (or they do not live in the area) they can choose the Ship to Home Brochure and shop from the online store. There’s something for everyone! No order form, no collecting funds and no delivering product – everything ships directly to the customer. They never see the cookie dough product section as cookie dough CAN NOT be shipped to home – it’s frozen.

Option B: If your customer is someone close by or someone you see often; they can choose the Ship to School Brochure. There they can shop from all of our items AND for our delicious Cookie Dough! No order form, no collecting funds and products will be delivered to the school (see fact sheet for delivery date) and we will provide a Drive-Thru pick up. No contact when picking up your orders – we will put them in your car for you. You then deliver to your customers. If you’re wanting a contact free way to deliver to the customer – simply contact the customer and tell them what date and time you will drop their items on their porch and then text when their product is there. DO NOT drop off cookie dough without the customer knowing it’s on the porch as you do not want it sitting there for hours.

Your student registered in class today, and all of the information is posted in Google Classroom! You MUST register before sending out information to your supporters.

Register at - Our Group ID number is: CC201102

Start Date is November 4, 2020

End Date is November 16, 2020

Delivery Date is December 15, 2020

All cookie dough MUST be picked up on delivery date as it’s a frozen product.

Thank you for helping us be successful in our fundraising efforts!

PTA Reflections ART Program!

Reflections provides an incredible opportunity for our SMS students to find their own voice and tell their unique story through art. The PTA would like for students to tell their unique stories through this program. Categories include: Music composition, Dance choreography, Film production, Literature, Photography, and Visual arts.

More information can be found in the flyer below or at

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Choir Schedule.

Below is a link to the choir schedule, with descriptions of Synchronous/Asynchronous time listed.

Schimelpfenig Virtual Expectations.

Choir Virtual Expectations.

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Choir Handbook

The link below takes you to the handbook. This document details policies and procedures for Schimelpfenig Choir. The information contained in this handbook is intended to be accurate at the time written, and is subject to change. Please contact the director if you need clarification of any material.

Google Classroom.

All assignments and materials will be distributed through Google Classroom. Class codes have been hidden for the safety of our students and to prevent hacking. Please contact Ms. Knebel for access to your student's Google Classroom. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions! Thank you!

Remind Codes.

Throughout the school year, students and parents will receive reminders about upcoming events via email, social media presence and text. The program, Remind 101, is used to communicate those reminders to the student population. Parents, please feel free to join the remind group that corresponds to your students ensemble.


Enter the number 81010 and text the class code - please remember to include the @ symbol for all class codes.

6th Grade - @smssixth

Cantabile - @smscanta

Men's Chorus - @smsmens

Bel Canto - @smsbelcan

Alternative Travel Form.

Should we travel this year, this form is optional. It applies to trips where there is a provided bus and students wish to opt out. This form must be signed and turned in to Ms. Knebel two days prior to the trip in order to be accepted.