August Reminders

Can you believe we are starting our third week of school and second full week? 10 days already gone by for 22-23 school year! Read the information below so you can check off all that needs to be done for you and your student regarding all things choir to start the year off strong.

Forms:
The handbook, travel permission form, and choir calendar were all handed out last week. If your student has not given those to you, please ask.
– Review the handbook and choir policies with your student
– Fill out the green travel permission form and return by FRIDAY 8/26
– Look over the choir calendar and put in dates that pertain to your student

Handbook Acknowledgement Form:
Visit Canvas or the “Documents” Tab on the website to find the form and fill it out. This form also has a spot for shirt size for your choir student. We need this information to order choir shirts by Friday afternoon (8/26) to have shirts in for the Fall Concert in September.

Choir Fee:
The choir is now open to pay. It is $60 for all students (Chamber Singers have a different fee). You can pay in full online (schoolcashonline) or at school. If partial payment needs to be made, that can only be done at school by cash or check. Please have at least $10 paid by September 1.

Remind101:
We currently have a small amount of students and parents signed up for Remind101. This is the quickest way of reaching out with reminders and important information that isn’t a lengthy email or website post. Please have yourself or your student signed up by Friday 8/26. Codes are in the handbook or can be found on the website under “communication”. The booster has a Remind as well and joining that along with your student’s class would be beneficial.

All State Auditions:
If your student is participating in All State Auditions on Sat. Sept 10, they should have turned in a Form B registration with the directors. If they didn’t, it may have gone home with them. Please make sure that comes to the directors before Friday so they can be registered in the contest. Students not turning in the form will not be entered even if they forget to turn it in by Friday! If you aren’t sure if your student is participating, please ask them.

Voice Lessons:
Dr. Morris was here last week giving free trial lessons to students. If your student wants to take from him, please make sure you respond to the messages he sent out. If he does not have enough students he will not be coming out to Grand Oaks. Don’t wait!

If he does fill up and has no spots remaining we do have another teacher coming soon that will be accepting students.

Snap Raise:
Next week on Monday and Tuesday, we will be starting SNAP Raise! Many of you have done this in the past. This is a wonderful and quick fundraiser to help raise money for the choir program. We appreciate your willingness to allow your student(s) to participate. All funds we raise come back to the choir program to keep it running and enjoyable for all students.

Booster Club:
Please see the attached graphic and get plugged in with Booster Club. Membership is currently going on and information can be found on their website. There will be a spirit store coming soon with several options for different shirts, sweatshirts, and car decals!

Parent Postcard Quarters

Spring Trip:
As stated at the parent meeting and to the kids, the spring trip is to New Orleans. We are currently still waiting on an updated itinerary for prices. Once we have that and it is approved by the district we will send out sign up information. Thank you for your patience while we get the best trip planned for the students.

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