SSSG Notes September 29, 2017

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Hello Suzuki families,

Please know that there are group lessons on Saturday September 30.
A gentle reminder: the September 30 deadline for the SAO Workshop (Nov. 4). Please make sure your forms have been sent in!

Lastly, please warmly welcome the new SSSG families who are going us this fall!

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

Reminder: SAO Conference Nov. 4sao

Workshop registration deadline this Saturday, September 30th!
This is a reminder that you need to register for the  November 4th  Suzuki Association of Ontario Student Workshop in Waterloo. 
The deadline is this  Saturday, Sept. 30.
This workshop replaces our regular SSSG workshop and will have clinicians and students coming from all over Ontario. It will be an awesome, inspiring day! 
A preliminary list of guest clinicians includes: 
Violin/Viola: Karen-Michele Kimmett (Kingston), Margot Jewell (Etobicoke), Michele Dumoulin (Windsor), Philip Kashap (Huntsville), Peter Blair (Montreal)
Cello: Carol Tarr (Denver, Colorado), more TBA
Improvisation (students 9 and over): Laura Nerenburg (Ottawa)
Students who are studying from pre-Twinkle up to Lightly Row and are born in or after 2012, should register for the morning only Mini workshop.
All others should register for the full day. The cost of the workshop is subsidized by SSSG through your school fees. You have paid for this already, please take advantage of it!
Lunch is provided to all students. The cost of lunch for parents and siblings is $10/person
Mail in your registration or drop it off in Paule Barsalou's file folder this week. 
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church,  50 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 1T1 
Complete Schedule will be available in October, 2017 after all registrations received. 
*Volunteers and Craft supplies donations needed! A message from Liz Biswas, SAO Conference Chair
Our November 4 Suzuki Association of Ontario conference in Waterloo is quickly approaching! The conference committee in search of some volunteers and donations to run this event smoothly. 
Volunteers: We are in need of about 20-30 volunteers for our event November 4 and some volunteers for the teacher conference November 5. Some jobs can be as little as 1-2 hours, though we are always happy to have volunteers willing to take on a little more time. We have jobs both for the day of and before hand (set up, take down, handing out lunches, volunteering in craft room, supervising the silent auction, helping with registration desk, making tickets for lunches, making and distributing craft tickets, stuffing conference packages, introducing clinicians, etc). Please let Liz Biswas know if you are willing to help us out and approximate amount of time or type of task you would be interested in. Volunteer hours will be given to responsible high school students. Our Volunteer Co-ordinators are Karen Keppel-Jones (Parent at STEW) and Caireen Brain (Parent of STEW and SSSG and adult student). They will be following up with anyone who has offered time. Thank you both for your time. Please email if you are able to help us out. 
Craft Supplies: We are looking for donations of craft supplies for the craft room at the conference. This can include scissors, glue guns and glue, stickers, paper, tissue paper, glue, rocks for decorating, toilet paper tubes, beads, fabric, yarn, ribbons, etc. (Please no paint or glitter).  Financial donations are also accepted and very much welcomed. The craft room will be supervised by "Craft room Lynn" from SOSI. She always has great projects we are really looking forward to having her join us. Please email if you have any donations available. 
Thanks everyone for taking the time to help this conference be fantastic!
Best regards,
Liz Biswas
SAO Conference Chair

SSSG Group Class reminders shoes
  • A reminder to supervise your children while you are at the GYMC. There should be no running or screaming in the hallways or the upstairs foyer.
  • Please remember to take off your shoes before entering the classrooms. 
  • Please be sure to bring cases and shoes inside the classrooms or into the cloakroom or the upstairs foyer. Please be mindful that all fire escapes and fire routes need to be free at all times.
  • Due to food allergies and to avoid littering, please remember not to bring food or drinks in any of the classrooms.
  • All  Rhythmic Reading classes have been moved to the  Dance Studio (3rd floor)
  • All indoor shoes will be taken off and lined up against the wall and all outdoor shoes must be left in the cloakroom.

Suzuki Teen Mentoring Courseteen
Suzuki Teen Mentoring Course
Elayne Ras will be offering the Teen Mentoring course again this fall, on either  Sun Oct 15, or  Sun Oct 2212:30-5pm at the GYMC. If your child is at least 13 years old and in Bk 4 and up, and would like to take the course so they can be added to our "Practice Buddy" list, please contact Elayne at to let her know which of those days would be preferable for your child to attend the course by October 1 (THIS Sunday)
This course is open for students from any instrument.

SSSG Chamber Music chamber
Chamber Music
It's time again to sign up for our exciting Chamber music program! Students in late Bk 2 and up can have a chance to be paired up in small groups with other students from SSSG, and also from other Guelph-area Suzuki piano teachers. They will get coaching a few times through the year from a teacher (cost divided by all members of the group), and will also meet as a group themselves to rehearse occasionally. They will play in our Chamber recital on  March 24 , and will participate with their group in Kiwanis in April. 
Talk to your teacher if you think this would be a good option for your child(ren), and please have the registration forms in, along with the $10 registration fee, to Elayne Ras' folder by October 7.

*Chamber Music forms can be found with  you r private teacher as well as by the SSSG Folders

Instrument Rental & Return in
Instrument Rental and Return:

Do you have an adult instrument?  Your rental period ended August 31, to keep the instrument use this form:   

If you are ready to return your instrument, Thomas will be upstairs  Sat. Sept 30th  from 9am-10am and from 12:30pm- 2pm

Any questions, please email Amy/Thomas at: