Dear Parents and Students,
We want to take a few moments to highlight an important benefactor of the performing arts programs here at Silver Creek. The SCOPA Bingo sessions are a fun and highly profitable fundraiser for the “A” Wing, each session generating on average $1,500 for our performing arts programs. Last year we awarded $24,000 in grants and scholarships and funded fully 33% of the total performing arts budget through SCOPA Bingo, which exists solely to support all of the wonderful students and programs of the “A” Wing, and whose funds have gone and continue to go toward:
- Marching Band and Drumline competition fees
- All-State and Honor Choir and Band costs
- Drama productions
- Staff fees
- Program fees
- Performing arts trips that include workshops, clinics and performance opportunities (e.g. the upcoming NYC trip next Spring NYC trip next Spring)
- Instrument, equipment and music purchases
- Scholarships (for private lessons, performing arts camps, workshops, instrument repair)
To keep this fundraising enterprise alive, we are in continual and perpetual need of new volunteers to operate Bingo now and into the future as students graduate and they and their families move on. Volunteers are needed weekly all year to make Bingo sessions happen, and if there is a big enough volunteer pool, nobody will be asked to volunteer more than once a month. Currently, the pool of volunteers is too small, leaving the responsibility to run Bingo to a handful of dedicated families. We need a larger pool of volunteer support for our students and we ask that you make a commitment to work one bingo session every month for a 6 month period each calendar year. You can make this commitment easily by signing up via one of the following hyperlinks:
Note that if there are no open slots under your preferred department, please sign up under any of the other departments within your selected sign-up sheet (as every session helps the entire “A” Wing). After signing up for a 6-month volunteer pool, you’ll be added to an email list and receive a monthly email linking to the corresponding monthly sign-up sheet in which you can sign up for a specific Bingo session for that month. Also, please don’t worry about being a novice at Bingo, as experienced volunteers provide hands-on, easy to follow training during the actual Bingo sessions.
In closing, it is important to remember that the financial resources generated by SCOPA Bingo provide for the wide variety of performing arts programs and opportunities offered to our students so that fees are kept low. If we all step up to volunteer, this financial support will continue and Silver Creek will continue to enrich our kids with outstanding music and drama education and activities! Together we can do amazing things for our amazing performing arts students!!
October 13, 7:00pm; Choir Room
November 11, 7:00pm; Choir Room
January 13, 7:00pm; Choir Room
February, 7:00pm 10; Choir Room
March 8, 7:00pm; Choir Room
April 13, 7:00pm; Choir Room: Important fundraising meeting! If you care about the A Wing please attend this meeting.
May 2016 meeting TBA
Any questions or requests to be added to the agenda– please contact Laura Ewing at firstname.lastname@example.org
A great sense of teamwork and community pride is apart of the Bingo volunteer experience…
SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!! Bingo is how we fund the performing arts programs throughout the year. Currently, we have very few families that are supporting this program on behalf of every student in the A Wing. The majority of the families that support this program volunteer their time every week. We need more volunteers to help so the current small list of volunteers can have a few weekends off during the year.
Through bingo we are able to provide many opportunities for our students. Help us to continue to be successful with this program. Without Bingo, student fees will go up and programs will lose the current funding that SCOPA Bingo provides. Students will have to start selling calendars, cookie dough, magazines… Didn’t we leave those fundraising programs behind in middle school?!! We are in desperate need of help with volunteer support for our two sessions, weekly. Training and fun is provided at each session so that everyone feels comfortable with each task. Please use the following coding when signing up to work bingo; this will indicate which performing arts department you are working for:
Bingo Volunteers arrive at 10:30am on Saturdays and 4:30pm on Sundays
Sign up here:
August sign up
September sign up
October sign up
November sign up
December sign up
January sign up
February sign up
March sign up
April sign up
May sign up
June sign up
June special Tuesday session to for travel fund. This session profit will reduce the trip costs for everyone going on the trip
July sign up
August sign up
All Forms– including scholarship, check reimbursement, invoices, etc. please go to this page:
Forms and Procedures Page
Please forward Scholarship Request forms to the Director/teacher that the request pertains. If you have any questions about items on the Forms page, please email inquiries to email@example.com
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The performing arts at Silver Creek is a wonderful, dynamic program. This could not be so without the dedication of our talented staff and parent volunteers. WE NEED YOU!