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    Dear Parents,

    Welcome back to a new school year! This will be my sixth  year as the string teacher at Newtown Elementary,  and I look forward to continuing to work with  you and your children in the coming year. I have been a string teacher in  Council Rock since 2000 , and this year, I  will   divide my teaching time between Newtown Elementary and Maureen Welch  Elementary. 

    A little bit about me: I have violin performance degrees from Carnegie Mellon University  and Ithaca College, and a teaching certificate from Temple University. Prior to teaching in Council Rock, I  was a private violin instructor at a number of schools including Ithaca Talent Education, Corning Suzuki Strings, and the Academy of Children’s Music in Fort Washington, PA, where I also served as the performance director. I also spent seven summers performing and teaching as a member of the string faculty of the New England Music Camp in Oakland, Maine. Currently, I perform with the Bryn Athyn Orchestra  and the Warminster  Symphony .  

    My twin daughters, Isabella (Bella) and Francesca (Chessie) will be 10th  grade students  at Lower Moreland  High School this fall.  

    As a family, we enjoy nature through hiking, biking, and bird-watching.  I  also love to read and to cook!!

    In conclusion, I look forward to another great year at Newtown Elementary.  Should you have any questions or concerns during the year, please feel free to contact me at mbovasso@crsd.org.

    Wishing everyone a wonderful school year!

    Michele Bovasso

    String Teacher