It's FAB that we're (hopefully) going to Disney World!!!!
This year has been a roller coaster, but the directors and AASD Fine Arts Boosters (AASD FAB) are hopeful that we can reschedule last year's canceled trip to Walt Disney World! This tentative trip will span from April 28-May 3, 2021. The total cost of the trip is $800 with a downpayment of $150 to be due later in the year when we can confirm the trip. Drama students will have the opportunity to visit each park over the course of the trip, and have the opportunity to either perform in the parks with one of the music ensembles OR participate in a backstage workshop in one of Disney World's theaters! A more detailed itinerary will be forthcoming, but for now some more specific information from last year can be found in the forms on the left hand side of the page.
Fair Share - $50 Due by April 1, 2021
- Students in multiple groups within the AASD Fine Arts Department will only pay the fair share one time each year.
- The fair share is non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Sibling discount- 50%. Must be part of the secondary Fine Arts Department.
- Deadline for payment is April 1st, 2021.
Charms Website - https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms2/login.asp
(School code: AltoonaMusic)
Many of the drama parents are aware of how the Fine Arts Boosters operates because they have already had children involved with the music department. For those of you that are new to this, it is very important that you get set up with a Charms account. This website is the primary method for how the Fine Arts Boosters communicate news, fundraisers, volunteer sign-ups, etc. in addition to helping you keep track of your fair share and trip account balance. I have created a document to hopefully answer any questions you may have about the website. It can be found on the left hand side of the page under "Important Forms." Students received login information at school- if you have questions email Mr. Cossitor at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be adopting the FAB's policies for selecting chaperones. Basically parents are selected based on how many hours they put into volunteering to assist the Fine Arts Department and working the Mansion Park Concession stands (the chief source of fundraising for the Fine Arts Dept.). Parents with the most hours will be the first considered.
Chaperones DO NOT PAY to attend the trip, but they are expected to assist and supervise in any way needed while on the trip. If this is something that interests you, the good news is that helping with the drama club's work days for our show sets/costumes/props WILL count as volunteer hours. We will also count the hours spent helping to sell tickets/other fundraisers before our shows. Fill out the parent interest form to the left (under "Important Forms") and be on the lookout on CHARMS for when we need some help.
Once students return to school and we can confirm the spring trip, FAB will be planning MANY fundraisers over the course of this year. You will see information about upcoming ones come out at the Drama Club meetings and on the Charms website (under Handouts). You should also receive email notices through Charms. We will also still be offering our annual program ad fundraiser. You can find more information at the "Program Ads" link on the left side of the page. Another year-round fundraiser, the Scrip program, has also been included for your reference. The "scrip" info link has outdated information from last year. We will update when new information is available. Lastly, the Mansion Park Concession Stands (in addition to earning you volunteer hours) also earn you $3 per hour towards your student's trip fee/fair share. You may sign up through Charms.
PAYMENT DUE DATES:
-TBA- First trip downpayment of $150 TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT due WITH FORM to the AASD FAB.
Please mail to: AASD FAB
PO Box 2279
Altoona, PA 16603
-Thursday, April 1- $50 Fair Share and Disney trip payment due in full (assuming it is confirmed)
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