A Special Assembly! *updated*

Jake ShimabukuroThursday March 18th, 2010
9:30am-10:00am Grades K-2
10:15am-10:45am Grades 3-5
Multi-Purpose Room

Hi all- please remember that the special assembly featuring ukulele master Jake Shimobukuro is this Thursday. There will be two assemblies- from 9:30 to 10:00 for K-2, and 10:15 to 10:45 (approx) for grades 3-5. The show will be filmed for possible use in a documentary, so please remember to sign the attached permission form to allow your child to be filmed during the assembly. The forms must be returned to your teacher before Thursday’s gathering. (Kids without forms will be admitted, but will be kept to the back behind the cameras.)

You may have seen the profile of Jake in last Friday’s papers.

Special thanks to Sapana Sakya for making this happen– it’s a perfect prelude to International Night!

David Miller

Hi all- I’m very pleased to announce that ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuru will be coming to Madera for a special assembly on Thursday, March 18th. The assembly is scheduled for the morning of the 18th, and will be a great kick-off for our kids for International Night, later that evening.

Jake is an absolute master of his instrument, who has explored styles and genres on the ukulele that are simply amazing. He is involved with Music is Good Medicine, the mission of which is “is to use the power of music to heal, influence and inspire people to improve our community, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and pursue their dreams with a positive attitude.” As part of this organization, Jake has visited many schools in his native Hawaii– and we’re the first on the mainland!

The assembly at Madera will be filmed by the Center for Asian American Media as part of a documentary they are preparing on Jake and his work. To be a part of this film, each student attending will need to have a release form signed by a parent or guardian. These forms and a flyer about the assembly will be going home in Friday’s blue folder and must be returned to your child’s teacher prior to the assembly.

Many, many thanks to Madera parent Sapana Sakya of Asian American Media for making this happen! It’s a great opportunity for our school!

If there are any questions, please let me know.

Best,
David Miller

More info about Jake Shimabukuru: http://www.jakeshimabukuro.com/
About Music is Good Medicine: http://www.musicisgoodmedicine.org
About Asian American Media:  http://asianamericanmedia.org/