• 2017-2018 School Year
    Mr. Paltrowitz
    Welcome to the Vocal Music Department 

    The best way to reach me is: apaltrowitz@pobschools.org
    If you wish for me to call you, leave me an email with the best contact number and time to call you. I'd prefer the reason why your calling, if possible, in order to best prepare prior to our conversation.
    If you need to leave me a voicemail message, you can call 434-3125, although they go straight to my email account
    Please click on your specific class (Mixed or Treble Choir) in order to find more specific information
    Winter Choir Concert:
    Thursday, December 21st - 7pm
    Spring Choir Concert: 
    Tuesday, June 5th - 7pm 
    Other important dates:

    Friday, January 5th – Winter Night of A-Cappella (6:30pm & 8:30pm)

    January 9th-13th – All-County (for those selected)

    Tuesday, March 20th - Wednesday, March 21st - Vocal NYSSMA for Freshmen

    Friday, May 11th - Saturday - May 12th - All-State NYSSMA for Sophomores and Juniors

    Friday, May 18th - Spring Night of A-Cappella (6:30pm & 8:30pm)

    Information about Lessons:
    Weekly Lessons Rotate over 6 periods: periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8
    Each student is assigned a day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) and a letter group (A, B, C)
    On a regular 5 day week, students will maintain the same day each week.  Each week, their lesson will move in successive period order (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 1, 2, etc)
    On a shortened  week, the letter stays the same (A, B, C), maintaining the same period that would ordinarily be scheduled on a regular week.  The day of the week may change, as the same letter lessons from different days will be combined.  For example, all A lesson groups will be the same period, all B lessons will be the same period.  Those changes are usually listed on the lesson schedule and are announced.
    Students can only miss a lesson for: Absence from School, Field Trip, Full-Period Unit Test.
    Students cannot miss lessons for a quiz, surprise quiz, lab, etc. 
    The first week's lesson schedule was handed out. Once we are in permanent groups, I will post the lesson schedule here.