Friday, August 31, 2012

Next Week--Retreat!

Tuesday we had a wonderful first rehearsal!  Both Mrs. Falen and myself were amazed at the quality we heard from the git-go.  Needless to say, we are now even more excited to see what this semester is going to bring.  You guys are going to be amazing! 

This week marks our last week for new members to join so make sure to invite all your friends to come on Tuesday.  If you need more choir flyers, feel free to download and print extras as needed.  They can be found on the form section of our website.  In a choir there is strength in numbers so bring it on!  

Retreat Schedule

This week is our annual choir retreat day.  What does this mean?  It means lots of fun, lots of food, and lots of singing.  Our hope is that by the end of the day you will have a better idea of WHO is in your class and WHAT those little black notes are telling you to do on the page.

Both the Music Experience and Principio choirs will receive a small snack during their rehearsals.  Illuminati and Bella Voce will also have a pizza and pop lunch.  If you have any allergies, please feel free to bring your own snacks and/or lunch for this event.  Also, if you have a sweet tooth hankering and love to share your baking, feel free to bring some cookies or snack mix to share.  I'm sure it'd be a hit!

This week's schedule:

9:00-10:00 a.m.  Music Experience
9:00-10:30 a.m.  Principio
10:30-2:00 p.m.  Bella Voce
11:00-2:00 p.m.  Illuminati

T-shirt Designs

We are already receiving t-shirt designs for this year's t-shirt.  That is so encouraging.  Keep them coming.  Just remember that all designs should be in black and white with "Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs" and "2012-2013" somewhere on the design.  Designs may be for the front and/or back.  All t-shirt designs are due on September 25th.

Circle the State with Song

to the following students for being selected to participate in Circle the State with Song, a regional honor choir for the Oklahoma City area.  These students will receive a letter explaining all the details during the next rehearsal if they did not receive one today.  This is indeed an honor as you will be representing COHC as the best of the home school best.

Suzanna C., Randi L., Adrianna T., Mary Beth C., Liberty S., Kristen M., Scarlette P., Elena M., Grace H., Troy B., Virginia C., and Grayson A.

Family Lounge Sign-In

There is some confusion about the family lounge sign-in sheet.  The family lounge is for anyone waiting for a student in choir...parent or child.  If you are going to stay in the church during choir rehearsal times, please sign in on the clipboard.  If you are just dropping your child off and leaving, you do NOT need to sign the family lounge sign-in sheet.  Also, be sure to sign OUT when you leave.  Remember, this is only for fire safety purposes.  We just want to make sure all our choir members and family members are accounted for.

Note:  Attendance is no longer done at the information table; it is all done in the rehearsal room.

Tuition Due THIS Week

Don't forget--tuition is due THIS week, based upon the plan you designated on your payment plan agreement.  Ann Hankins, our board treasurer, will be at the information table from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. to receive check or cash payments.  Or, you can always pay via the link provided in the right hand column of the website by next Tuesday.  Note that while both forms of payment are acceptable, we highly encourage you to give the website a try as we love the automatic receipt feature.

Uniform Sizing and Payments

If you have not had an opportunity to be sized for a uniform and would like to order one this semester, please talk with Ann Hankins this week when you arrive.  While you are welcome to pay your uniform fee this week with your tuition payment, the uniform payment deadline is not until September 25th.

Registration and Payment Plan Forms Due THIS Week

We are still needing a few registration forms and payment plan forms to complete some students' registration.  As such, please be sure to bring these items back this week as this Tuesday marks the last day of registration.  If you need a notary, please let us know and we will do our best to assist you.  


This week's information table attendants*:
9 a.m.   Lara T.
10:30 a.m.  Karen H.

*Thanks for those of you who have signed up to help as information table attendants. If you have not had an opportunity to sign up for a day, the sign up sheet will remain at the information table each week. We still have plenty of spots to fill so I hope you will take time to add your name to the list. Remember parents, this is for the safety of your children. Information table attendants sit at the information table, ensure quiet use of the student/parent lounge, prompt attendance to rehearsals, and monitor bathroom use. Attendants are free to bring something to do such as a book to read while monitoring.

That's it!  See you Tuesday!