(DECEMBER 2022)— Recently, Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen Elementary School students participated in the Nassau Music Educators Association (NMEA) Parent Educators and Kids (PEAK) Festival. The mission of the NMEA is to “enrich school music programs by nurturing student musicianship and empowering members through collaboration and professional development”.
“Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen has a robust and comprehensive elementary music program that offers opportunities for all students,” said Dr. Judith LaRocca, Superintendent of Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen. “These special events are available thanks to the dedication of music teachers in our district and in districts from across Nassau County. Thank you to our music teachers Johanna Land, Jaclyn Randazzo, Jeremy Arndt, Amy Yencharis, and Amanda Agosta for making it a musical day to remember!”
The Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen fourth-grade students participated in this interactive music learning experience, activities included performing vocals, drum rhythms, and playing the ukulele. Through the musical learning experience, students were able to gain various benefits such as building their confidence, creative thinking, and working on their coordination skills.