Information, announcements, tools, and more for Afterschool Music Program (AMP and mini-AMP) parents and students
Each year CMC Atlanta students perform on the Main Stage of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Our Elementary Division students, both AMP and Core Program, join us on stage to sing a set of popular songs. Students are prepping for their set in EveryDay Sing-- a singing time that happens every weekday afternoon at each CMC location. The songlist for the the festival set is comprised of: Octopus's Garden, Hello Goodbye, Here Comes the Sun, Yellow Submarine and My Favorite Things.
CMC Atlanta middle school and high school rock bands and jazz combos will also be performing Sunday morning at the Dogwood Festival. This is a great opportunity for students of all ages to join together and cheer one another on.
This year the Dogwood Festival performance is Sunday, April 13. The performance begins at 11:00 am; call time for Elementary Division students will be 10:45 am. Mark your calendars now. More details soon!
The weather forecast suggests there could be more snow and ice across metro Atlanta this week, and most schools have closed in response. We always post local Center and program closures on our web site. Please check back for updates. Our general rule of thumb is to follow the local school calendar, unless circumstances warrant otherwise.
We are tracking the history of school and related CMC Atlanta program closures this term, and we will post make up options for missed lessons and AMP days as it becomes clear how school districts will adjust their calendars in response to this winter's unusual number of winter weather related interruptions.
We fully expect all school districts to respond by adding more instructional days, and we will extend our term and add AMP and make up lesson days accordingly.
Monday, January 6: make up on Monday, March 10 (Decatur AMP and Core Program open, CSD open in lieu of previously planned teacher workday)
Tuesday, January 7: make up plans pending
Wednesday, January 29: make up plans pending
Thursday, January 30: make up Thursday, May 29 (Decatur AMP and Core Program open on extra day added to school year by CSD)
Friday, January 31: make up plans pending
Tuesday, January 7: make up plans pending school board announcements
Wednesday, January 29 - Friday, January 31: make up plans pending school board announcements
Quick reference link
Atlanta Public Schools Calendar
DeKalb County School Calendar
City Schools of Decatur Calendar
During the winter months local schools occasionally close due to snow, ice or cold. When schools are closed, it sometimes makes sense for us to offer a Day Camp Workshop. These workshops provide coverage for moms and dads who either want or need it. We can almost always provide this service when the main danger to student welfare is exposure to extreme cold and wind. (Moms and dads bring students by car directly to us from door-to-door, so no one is likely in jeopardy of exposure.) We are less likely to offer the service if schools are closed due to icy or snow-covered roads or widespread power outages.
When schools close, AMP and Core program lessons at the local CMC Atlanta facility are cancelled for the day. Please note: closures affect only the district for the neighborhood CMC location. For example, CMC Decatur closes when CSD close; a CSD closure does not affect programming in Little 5 Points or Dunwoody.
City of Decatur Schools are closed Tuesday, November 5. We'll be hosting a day long workshop at CMC Decatur for students. Drop off starts at 8 am, and pick up ends at 5:30 pm. The fee is $60 for the day
To register, simply complete the Registration (Buy Tickets) Form here.
The most frequently asked question, "How does the bus system work for AMP?"
First of all, it's a great service provided by the transportation department, your school, and the Center. Second, it's easy to take care of the logistics for your child(ren). How it works:
AMP Preplanning is well under way. Forms and fees are now due.
It's coming... a great option for students during the Decatur Fall Break
September 9-13 9 am to 4 pm (drop off starts at 8 am, pick up by 5:30 pm)
The CMC Decatur American Roots & Folk Music Camp will focus on great American tunes, melody stories, rhythmic poetry, and music-related folk art. We've designed the program to be the perfect blend of legitimate training and immersion in a rich musical tradition and good old-fashioned fun. Elementary school age students are invited to join us for a full week or come on one or more selected days via the Music School Day Pass. Activities will include lessons, classes, singing, and ensemble playing with Center faculty and fellow students. We'll cap the week off with a Jamboree and Chili Dinner at the Center, Friday, September 13 at 4:45 pm.