Helpful and Timely Information for you for a successful CM year!

March 8, 2020 – Theory & Ear Training Test Day

March 14 – March 15, 2020  – Piano Performance Evaluations Days

March 22, 2020 – Strings, Voice, Winds Performance Evaluations Day

April 18, 2020 – Branch Honors Recitals

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 13, 2019

MTAC Teacher Work Agreement form and Branch CM Teacher Help Request Form’s deadline is now past. Thank you to the CM teachers who sent in the signed forms in a timely fashion!  Assigned Teacher Help info will be emailed in February 2020.

 

In the meantime, teachers, continue to remind your students/families the importance of Branch CM Event dates.

The CM Program is administered through volunteer efforts of all participating CM Teachers. Our students achieve because we work together as a TEAM for their success!

 

 

NOVEMBER 3, 2019

just a little over a week left to turn in your signed MTAC Teacher Work Agreement and Branch Teacher Help Request Forms.

POSTMARK DEADLINE is November 12, 2019.  This is a firm deadline.

Send them in NOW. Do not wait to the last day to send it in. November 13, 2019 postmark is LATE! Do not risk your students’ CM applications being dropped due to late postmark date! See CM Policies and Procedures section 5.6

Where to turn in the signed forms?  you can find that info that was given to you at Branch CM Teacher Training. See CM Training Packet.

 

 

October 27, 2019

Just 4 days left to enroll students for CM 2020. Do not wait to the last minute. Enrollment portal closes on October 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

 

Remember to check on your teacher portal CM Student List if there are any UNPAID applications. If so, remind your families to pay for CM enrollment fee(s) by November 5, 2019 11:59 p.m. through the Parent portal.

Payment portal CLOSES on November 5, 2019 11:59 p.m. Any unpaid CM application will be dropped by the system after deadline.

Thank you for your attention.

 

September 20, 2019

Thank you to the teachers who attended the Branch CM Training.

Now is the time to get parent email address, and specific information for each of your students that you want to enroll in CM 2020.

Please advise your student’s parent/guardian to carefully verify and confirm student application information BEFORE fee payment.

Parents can begin paying for CM fee once the application has been created beginning October 1. Parent online parent portal closes on November 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Any application that is not paid by November 5, 2019 will be void.

If you have questions about the CM program, first look for answers in the CM Policies and Procedures document available in your teacher resource; or look in the Branch’s CM Info Packet that was distributed at the CM Training; or look in the CM Syllabus.  Do any of these steps first before telling your students/families answers.  Do not give answers to what you think it could be…misinformation given does no one any good.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

September 14, 2019

 

See you tomorrow – Sunday, September 15, 2019 – for the CM 2020 Training at Church of Our Saviour from 6-7 pm.!

This is a mandatory Branch CM meeting for teachers interested in participating in CM 2020!

Bring your instrument Syllabus!

 

See you there!

 

August 26, 2019

September 5 CM Training signup is now CLOSED. It is full. Teachers attending this CM Training are encouraged to also attend the Sept 15 Branch’s Annual Teachers Meeting. The Branch Teachers Meeting will be about MTAC Pasadena Branch’s programs, calendar of events, meet the Branch Board, Branch Colleagues, and refreshments!

 

Any Branch Teachers interested in participating in CM 2020 (but haven’t signed up) should attend the Sept 15 CM Training from 6-7 p.m. This CM Training Meeting follows immediately after MTAC Pasadena Branch’s Annual Teachers Meeting.

 

August 15, 2019

All Active-member teachers should have received the first CM email from CMPasadenamtac@gmail.com  on August 3, 2019. MTAC Pasadena will have 2 CM training dates for you to choose from. According to State CM Office, all teachers interested in CM MUST attend one mandatory Branch CM training in order to enroll your students for CM 2020.

 

1. Thursday, Sept 5, 2019.  10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Alhambra. This session is geared towards NEW members and to teachers who have less than 3 years of CM experience. Other teachers are also welcome for an in-depth review. Limited seating to first 25 RSVPs. NEW teachers/,3 years have signup priority.  RSVP deadline is August 22, 2019.

2. Sunday, Sept 15, 2019.  6-7 p.m. in San Gabriel, This session follows immediately after the MTAC Pasadena Annual Teachers Meeting. Open to all teachers interested in CM. RSVP deadline is Sept 1, 2019.

Send your choice of CM training date to CMPasadenamtac@gmail.com  by RSVP deadline!

If you are not sure about participating in CM this academic year, sign up anyway!  THere is always something new to find out!  You might change your mind later to enroll your students and/or your students may ask to participate. Don’t wait until October to decide….

 

REMEMBER: you MUST attend a Branch CM Training in order for your name to be unblocked for enrollment.

 

July 2019

Check back in August to this page for upcoming Branch CM Teacher Training Info….

 

Have a great summer!

Sincerely,

Carol Man Lee

MTAC Pasadena Branch CM Chair