FINAL Dress Rehearsal Reminders

Parents, today we are reminding our kids and their parents of our dismissal procedures for the SwingFry Dress Rehearsal this Thursday.

First, we ask that you make arrangements to pick your child up at their assigned time so that our Chaperones can go home and be with their families.  We can’t leave until every child is picked up.  If you are unable to be there at the assigned time, would you please make arrangements for someone else to pick up your child? 

Parents would you please make sure that your child knows your phone number?  Each year we have a few students who are not picked up (hard to believe but true!) and we are unable to reach the parents because the child does not know the phone number.  These days kids have them logged into their phone, but their phone goes dead and they do not know their own phone numbers. *If a student does not have a phone we allow them to use our phone. 

We have told the students the following….

a. No student may walk anywhere.  They may not walk home, they may not walk to Boys and Girl’s Club, they MUST BE picked up!

b.  Any student who needs to ride home with another student’s, or a high school sibling, must turn in a handwritten note from their parents stating with whom they will be leaving with.  This note should be given to the child’s chaperone on the day of Dress Rehearsal.

c.  Students are not allowed to wander the halls once they are dismissed.  They are to report to their assigned door to be picked up, or remain in their seats until their brother or sister finishes with their practice.

d.  Students are not allowed to walk out of sight from their Chaperones.  They should stay close to their assigned door to remain in their view at all times.

Pick up 6th at Door 15 at 5:15 p.m. 

Pick up 7th at Door 1 at 5:25 p.m.

Pick up 8th at Door 21 at 5:45  p.m.

Pick up Show Choir at Door 21 at 6:30 p.m.

****Show Choir Parents Only*****

Knight Light’s show time has been changed to 7:10 p.m.  Saturday.  Their call time will be 6:50 p.m.  They will be dressing in rooms 138 and 142 for their performance.

Thanks for your help everyone! 

See you Saturday!


Pumpkin Rolls!

One week ta’go!

What. A. Week!!!   At first it started off a bit shaky.  There must have been a full moon, a shift in the cosmos. or the kids must have been dipping into the Halloween Candy when no one was looking.  Things just didn’t seem to be falling together.  But that was Monday.  As the week progressed everything just got better and better!  Notes, rhythms, harmonies, and overall sound just started to pop… in a good way! If you could have only seen your kids working this week!  We are so proud of their progress and can’t wait to let you in on the gift they have been preparing for you.  Each choir is nearing full memorization, and every vocal part is holding it’s own.  Mrs. Stump (our favorite accompanist) will be joining us next week to help us put the finishing touches on the show.  CAN’T WAIT FOR SATURDAY!!!!

Thursday we had a wonderful party after school with our 7th grade choir kids.  We had about 85 students join us.  They all dressed up in some pretty “interesting” costumes.  We all played photo scavenger hunt.  Some pretty zany pics were submitted.  I’ll share a few at the bottom of this post.  Pizza, brownies, and tooooo much pop were had by all.  🙂  It was a great party.  We sure love our kids! Thanks for playing taxi so that we could be with them.


A few items regarding SwingFry….

If you missed the parent letter we sent out this week, you will find it on the previous post.  It includes the times and locations for dress rehearsal and concert day.

Thank you to those of you who sent in bake sale donation slips.  The SwingFry Committee seems to be very short in the “Pie, Sheet Cake, and Breads” Department.  If you haven’t gotten a chance to submit a donation, you can just email me  and put Pie in the subject line.  Jot me a note about what you will be bringing and I will pass it on to our hardworking committee.  Just a reminder:  You can drop off your bake sale goods to the high school on Friday, Nov. 9 from 3 – 7 or Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 – 2 p.m,

If you ordered tickets, you should be getting them soon.  We have been passing them out all week when the High School sends them to us.  I believe we only have one batch left.  They should be distributed on Monday!  Again, if you didn’t get a chance to order tickets in advance you can get them on Saturday.  Don’t worry about it!

And now, we are happy to announce our TOP CHOIR BEASTS for this week.  These kids stood out as leaders, helpers, and students who are working to give their very best.  Great job kids!

6th Grade: Abigail Miller, Dominic DeHaven, Kendall Miller

7th Grade: Juliahna Smith, Owen Leisure, Abbigail Hunt

8th Grade:  Rafael Garcia, Samantha Wiley, Ashlee Jackson


And here are some party pics!

SwingFry 2018

571A4EFA-469F-4547-9B7A-5749C58FA8A6It’s getting closer!!!! Is everybody ready?  Dinner and show ticket orders are due by Wednesday.  Avoid the lines and get yours now.  Forms available on our website! Spread the word people!  This is going to be one huge party!!!

Choir Weekly wrap-up!


Another great week for us in the Choir Department!  Kids are really hitting all cylinders now.  They are excited for their first show and so are we!  

Three weeks from tomorrow is our SWINGFEST FALL FUNDRAISER!  To those of you who are new to the “Choir Scene” we want to encourage you to find the concert attire as soon as you can.  Every year our parents seem to buy out every store’s collection of black and whites! If you wait to the last minute to purchase a black skirt and white long sleeved dress shirt (with collar!) you may find yourself in a pickle! 7th and 8th grade parents often donate last year’s outfits because their kids grow like weeds.  (Now accepting donations! Shoes, Shirts, Skirts, Pants) If you can’t afford a skirt/shirt etc, have your child check with us.  We may have one that fits them! Again, please don’t wait until the last minute. 🙂

The Bake Sale Committee still needs your contributions.  We received a few more after last weeks plea but we were expecting quite a few more slips.  Please review the last post to see what items are still needed.  Thanks again for your generosity.

Finally, please be aware that the last day to get advanced SwingFry Dinner and/or Show tickets will be this Wednesday.  Please send in your order form (copies under parent tab) along with payment.  Tickets are available on show day, but there are long lines and I believe they go up a $1.

Now for the best news!  Here are some pretty awesome kids who were are top Choir Beasts for this week!

6th:  Colin Mack, Korinna Whitley, Lillia Schlabach

7th:  Kenya Gilyard, Catrina Gerwells-Simons, Jovi Martin

8th Diamond Castillejo, Kalli Kauffman, Thane Stutsman