Notations, Nov 25, 2018

Congratulations on 2 Successful Chorus Fundraisers last week!

A Special Thanks to all who contributed their time and energy to make the events happen and raised a combined total of over $1,100 in ONE WEEK!
  • Nando’s Chorus Fundraiser participants helped raise $633.15 on Monday
  • Photos with Santa volunteers collected $481.93 in donations on Friday

Free Tickets to An Evening with Opera Diva Elizabeth Bishop

Sunday, 12/16 at 7:00 pm – the CenterStage, Reston Community Center Hunter Woods

Reston Community Center is offering the SLHS Choral students up to 20 free tickets to see this great performance.

Critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano and Reston resident, Elizabeth Bishop will present a thrilling evening on the theme of journeys, singing music from opera, song repertoire and American folk standards.  A local favorite at the Washington National Opera and regularly seen at the Metropolitan Opera, she continues to garner rave reviews for her plush tone and richly nuanced portrayals.

Tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis (up to 2 tickets per person.)

If you would like to claim a free ticket, please sign up below by Saturday, 12/8: Free Ticket Sign-up 

Scrip Fundraising for Spring Trip

Start fundraising with Scrip for the NY trip!

To register, go to:

  1. ShopWithScrip and select Join a Program
  2. Enter Enrollment Code: 626LL83617977
  3. Enter the student’s name for whom you’re fundraising in Step 3.
  4. Enroll in online payments (PrestoPay) before placing your order.

For detailed information about the ordering process, go to:  Shop with Scrip.

The next order for physical cards and check orders will be made on 12/7!

PCA Friends & Family Campaign: Action Steps

Thank you for your generous support of the PCA Membership and Friends and Family campaign so far.  We are very close to our end goal of $10,000 (mainly due to PCA memberships.)

Therefore, we would like to wrap up our active campaign by the end of November/December! Please help us meet our goal by taking several steps listed below:

Friends and Family: 

We had asked each student to gather at least 5 names and addresses of friends and family who might be supportive with giving charitably and to bring them to the class.

And last week, the students addressed the envelopes, signed the pre-printed letters, and prepared them for mail or delivery.

Also, the students can (a) download, print and stuff  Friends and Family Letter at home or (b) email the letter out to other friends and family as well.

Giving Tuesday:

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which is tomorrow, is known as “Giving Tuesday,” and we are making our last push for PCA Memberships to be made by then.

If you are still considering donating, we would love to have you make your gift on or before Tuesday, November 27.

Of course, we will take donations at any time, but our active asking will cease this month!  Link to PCA Membership: Join the PCA

Corporate Matching:

If your company does corporate matching, please ask for the PCA, a 501c3 corporation to benefit.  Your company will have the paperwork, and our Tax ID # is 26-3487105.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Sheri Zimmerman, Parent ’15, 19, PCA Membership Chair (

Broadway Night 2019 – Feb 1st & 2nd

Parent/Student Broadway Night Kickoff Meeting – This Thursday, 11/29

A mandatory Broadway Night kickoff meeting for students and parents is scheduled for Thursday, November 29th in the evening.

Detailed information about casting, the kickoff meeting, student leadership positions and applications will be communicated soon.

URGENT: All required forms are Due Immediately 

We have sent email notifications to those students and their parents who are still missing forms.  Please take action TODAY, if you have not done so.

It is required by FCPS that all of these forms come in immediately in order for the student to participate in the choral program.  However, we still do not have forms from every student.

That’s why we have been posting in the Notations every week and sending many emails out about missing forms.  But it’s almost December.  So, please take this seriously if you have not turned in all forms to date.

All forms are available at:, and a link to each missing form is included in those emails. Additionally, we have made hard copy of the forms available in the Chorus office for those who cannot print at home.

If you have any questions, please email Mitsuyo Sprague at

All required fees are Due Immediately

  1. SLHS Chorus Course Materials fee is $125 and is required for All Students. 
  2. SLHS Uniform Fee ($75 for Gown) is separate from the Course Materials Fee and is a one-time fee for All New Students.

If you have not done so, please make your payment ASAP.  All payments can be made online through My School Bucks

How to pay for the dress through MySchoolBucks  

  1. Login to MySchoolBucks
  2. Go to “School Store”
  3. Click on “Browse All Items”
  4. Select “Choir Uniform Dress”
  5. Select your student’s name, which will be the only name you will see
  6. Add to the Basket, Check-out, and Pay