Mrs. Michele Hetherington

      "O come, let us sing unto the LORD:     

let us make a joyful noise."      

                                                                                                                                                                                         Psalms 95:1

Hi! My name is Michele Hetherington.  I love teaching, especially music.  I am so excited to be teaching the students of Holy Cross. I have been teaching in elementary/middle school classrooms for 33 years. Part of my experience has been leading beginning band, choir, Handbells and Orff ensembles. I am an Elementary Music Specialist with a B.Ed and Orff training. When I retired 4 yrs ago I moved to Portland from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and was excited to connect with Holy Cross. Some of you  have met me when I have been in the school volunteering or subbing.  I am looking forward to seeing you all in music class!

We are going to be busy in music this year.  Singing, dancing, playing instruments and exploring our creativity.  Every child is a musician and we are going to be working on our musical skills!

Parents, please know that I love having visitors come to the music room.  It gives us an opportunity to share our music.  When Covid-19 restrictions have eased know, you are always welcome!

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Fall 2021

We will be spending time getting to know each other and

learning Music room routines.

We have a new school song to learn (and a few silly ones too!!)

Stay tuned for a sneak peek of the school song,


Advent/Christmas Concerts

We are so excited to be having the opportunity to share the season with you.  The students are getting ready!!

We can't wait to share our music with you!

Pre-K, Kindergarten, Gr.1 & Gr. 2    Nov 29.  1pm and 7pm

Gr. 3, Gr. 4 & Gr. 5                             Dec 6     1pm and 7pm

Gr. 6, Gr. 7 & Gr. 8                             Dec 13   1pm and 7pm

All concerts will be in the church.  We will be live streaming and recording the concerts. Due to Covid-19 restrictions please do not bring siblings to the evening concerts. We also ask that you refrain from bringing food or beverages.


Concert Treats

Here is the call of the Nightingale