Dr. Joseph A. Whelan Elementary School

1440 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI 02904
Phone: (401) 233-1180  |  Fax: (401) 353-1465

Principal: Mrs. Amanda Donovan 

                          Quick Links


“Music is the universal language of mankind.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 


Music  All students will have a hands-on music class once a week to encourage an appreciation of a wide variety of musical styles. Music classes will incorporate listening, moving, singing and performing. Students will have many opportunities to perform, create and experiment individually as well as in groups. Many music classes throughout the year will coordinate with the lessons that the students are studying in their classrooms. All music lesson plans, kindergarten through grade 5 are in accordance with the National Core Arts Standards which can be found here.  

Band All 4th and 5th grade students in good standing will have the opportunity to join the band. Band class will meet every Wednesday during the school day. In September, a detailed letter will be sent home which will include: instrument rental/purchasing information, teacher requirements as well as academic and behavioral expectations. 

Mrs. Deirdre Donovan, Music Teacher