We are still in desperate need of candy donations - we have a full load of volunteers to distribute it, but will really fall short for kiddies coming to the 2nd show. If you have already signed up to bring in bags (THANK YOU), please make sure that you have signed up on the list so that we have an accurate count of what we have. If you would like to help us out and add to our list we would be eternally grateful!!! Please have all candy to school no later than Tuesday, Oct 25th.
Sunday, October 23, 2022
On Monday, October 31st the delicious and generous Papa John's (1407 N Veterans Pkwy) is donating back 15% of Dine-In, Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders to support a great cause -- Normal Community High School!
On behalf of Normal Community High School you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of the organization, but to show one of your Bloomington restaurants some love too!
We ask that you RSVP here: https://grouprai.se/e236032 (even if you’re not completely sure) so Papa John's knows roughly how many orders to expect & so you have access to all the event details.
We hope you can make it, and please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and family. Thanks in advance for your support!
Thursday, October 20, 2022
If you signed up for one of the Hauntcert jobs (THANK YOU!!! and it's not to late to sign up if you haven't yet...) please click on this link for a more detailed description of the job. As this is a Google Doc, you will be able to see any edits and updates, which will be highlighted in yellow from this point forward. Trick or treating instructions for those volunteers are also there if you or your student signed up to work. Thanks again for volunteering - we are eternally grateful!!!!
As we prepare for next week, please remind your student to "lay low" this weekend. Covid numbers have seen a small spike and two years ago I watched one of my son's orchestras decimated when 8 of the 13 first violins had to be quarantined. We will be spending a lot of time together in close quarters next week and want to keep everyone healthy. PLEASE do not allow students who aren't feeling well to come to school unless they have been tested. Also help your student be mindful of keeping up with their academic commitments and planning ahead. This is a long week and we want to make sure our students stay both physically and mentally strong!
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
We still have only about half of the candy and half the volunteers necessary for Hauntcert's indoor "trunk or treat", are missing some key positions on the Hauntcert volunteer list, and have very few borrowed items like decorations and power strips/extension cords. Please consider helping us out as we put on our biggest production of the year that not only spreads community goodwill in the age of looming referendums, but is one of our biggest recruitment tools for enticing future orchestra rock stars! Click here for sign up information on all of these events.
Monday, Oct. 24 - Hauntcert rehearsal with percussion (3:30-6:00 pm)
Tuesday, Oct. 25 - Hauntcert dress rehearsal (6:00-9:00 pm)
Thursday, Oct. 27 - 28th Annual Hauntcert (musician call time 5:00 pm; shows at 6:00 & 7:00 pm)
Friday, Oct. 28 - Poinsettia and Beef House fundraisers due
Monday, Oct. 31 - Papa John's Dine-to-Donate night
***Dress for Hauntcert is FULL concert uniform. NO uniforms for the dress rehearsal however (in the musician's life, a dress rehearsal simply indicates the last rehearsal before a concert - uniforms are not required unless specifically requested for a picture, a final run through with an audience, etc.) **
Hauntcert fliers are now available for students to take home and post/distribute in the community. Please let your student know to pick some up if you have the opportunity to hang or distribute them. But please remind students to only post these items with permission. Click here to access an electronic version of the flier if you have the means to post to any electronic bulletin boards at work, on social media, etc. With two shows now, we would love to pack both of them!
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
CANDY CANDY CANDY!!!!We are gearing up to roll out our indoor "trunk or treat" for the Hauntcert and are in need of some people to distribute candy before both shows and also in need of candy donations. Please help us spread some good will (and hyperactivity ;-) to the little ones in our community! Further details and the SignUp Genius can be found by clicking here.
Our theme this year is "Judgment Day" (ala Judge Judy style). We are seeking to borrow any items you might have around the house that could fit this theme (gavels, scales of justice, etc). Although a tricky theme to decorate for, we will also be creating Halloween-themed displays in the auditorium and for the trunk-or-treat, and would love to borrow any Halloween themed decorations, especially inflatables! Extension cords and power strips are also desperately needed. Please send any items to school that you are comfortable letting us borrow and make sure that they are clearly labeled with your name if you would like them returned. Thank you!
HAUNTCERT VOLUNTEER LIST
Many hands make light work, and we are hoping to have the Hauntcert volunteer list filled this week. In addition to a few important jobs that still need filling, there are still a number of spots available to help decorate the night of the dress rehearsal. Getting involved with this show is a great way to meet other orchestra parents!
Friday, October 7, 2022
We are happy to report that based on the feedback on our trip survey, there is enough interest to plan the following 2 trips:
A reminder that Sunday (Oct 9) is the deadline to order Hauntcert apparel if you are interested.
Sunday, October 2, 2022
The portal is now open for students and parents who wish to pick up some Hauntcert gear! The order deadline is midnight, Sunday Oct. 9th. Items will be delivered to school, so please make sure to add your student's name and building to the order form in the appropriate drop-downs.