Notations – November 8, 2020

Final Rehearsal for FCPS Virtual Choir – TODAY/Mon, 11/9 (2-3 pm)

The final (second) Rehearsal:

  • will brush up on the details from the first sectional,
  • will include specifics around students creating their recordings, and
  • is critical because each sectional rehearsal will have a fairly specific focus.

Please follow the google classroom for information on the link for the sectionals.

Also, if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Gigliotti at

Virtual Broadway Night: Screen & Stage

  1. Registration (PAST DUE):
    • You must register asap if you have not done so yet.
    • Complete the registration process ASAP here.
    • No Refunds after 11/20/2020
  1. Subscribe to REMIND:
    • HS Students: text @hlywdstar to the number 81010
    • Parents: text @bwnstarz to the number 81010

You will receive a welcome text from Remind.  If you have trouble with 81010, however, try texting @hlywdstar or @bwnstarz to (571) 765-3609.

  1. Rehearsals for THIS WEEK:
    • The schedule will be sent out later.
    • The rehearsal google meet link is their Broadway Night google classroom link.
  1. Parent Volunteers Still Needed:
  1. Presentation from the Kickoff/Reveal meeting is downloadable here: Broadway Night 2021 Reveal-Kickoff
BWN Contact Info:

PCA (the Parents of Choral Arts) HIGHLIGHT

T-Shirts & Goody Bags

  • PCA is sponsoring Goody Bags for each Chorus Student, each bag will contain their new Chorus T-shirt, and some special treats for them.
  • Big THANKS to Cyndy Norford who managed the T-shirt process from start to finish, including folding and labeling each student’s shirt.
  • Sign up for a pickup slot for Saturday, November 21 between 1-2:30 to let the process run smoothly: Chorus Goody Bag Pick-up
  • In the event you cannot come by on 11/21,
    1. please text Susan Sather at 571-276-7789 and
    2. arrange a date/time range to pick up your student’s bag any day/time after 11/21 at 4pm from Susan Sather’s home.

PCA and Friends & Family Memberships

Thanks to everyone who has joined the PCA this year. If you have not had a chance to join yet, NO WORRIES as it’s NOT too late!

To join, please use one of the links below:

PCA Meeting this week

Chorus Family Trivia Game

Ways to Support the Choral Program

Also, we are looking for a few parent volunteers to support Mrs. Gigliotti and the Chairs.  And our most urgent needs are for:

  • Social Media Manager (post on our SM weekly)
  • Grant Writer: Assist with writing requests for funding from various sources
  • Friends & Family Letter Campaign: Guide students through campaign to write (email/snail mail) to their friends and family requesting donations in Nov/Dec.
  • Restaurant Night Coordinator: Contact local restaurants to set up dates for fundraising where we get a portion of sales for specific nights.

So, please reply to to learn more about these jobs or other ways you can help out.

Forms are PAST Due

If you have already submitted all required forms below, THANK YOU!  But if you have NOT done so, please take care of them ASAP!

Required Forms:

Digital ConsentParental Consent Form

  • Required for All SLHS Students
  • So that your child can use the technology resources we have for instruction
  • Complete and Submit online

Emergency Care FormPDF Fillable Form

  • Complete/Print/Sign and
    • Send 1 copy to the School (Required for ALL SLHS Students)
    • Scan/Email 1 copy to (Required for ALL Chorus Students for Chorus Dept. Use)

Consent to Share/Free-Reduced Lunch Application:

    • For students receiving Free/Reduced Fee Lunch
    • Complete/Print/Sign and Send it to the School

Opt-Out FormThe 2020-2021 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms

  • This will be important to our virtual performances since they will be shared on the web
  • All SLHS students & their parents/guardians should review the Information Booklet
    • Scroll down to the 9-12 Forms Section.
      • The information booklet and Opt-Out Forms are available in 8 different languages.
    • Read the booklet.
    • If you object to your child’s participation in any or all of the activities listed,
      • Complete/Print/Sign and Return the appropriate Opt-Out Form(s) to the School.

For all SLHS forms and further details

Enrichment Opportunities


This year, D.C. al Fine is offering conducting workshops for different experience levels ONLINE.

And their Workshops include master classes with conductors you will love to work with, including:

  • Edith Copley
  • Hilary Apfelstadt
  • John Irving
  • McKenna Senson
  • Bill Podolski
  • And more TBA

Please visit: DC al Fine Conducting Workshops for more information.

Important Dates for Chorus

Mon, 11/16 – Sat, 11/21BWN Rehearsals
(communicated via text messages)
Fri, 11/207:30 pm (Zoom)Family Fun/Game Night (via Zoom)
Registration Info: see Virtual Trivia Nights link above
Sat, 11/211:00 – 2:30 pmChorus Swag Bags Pick-up Day
Mon, 11/23 - BWN Rehearsals (communicated via text messages)
Wed, 11/25 – Fri, 11/27Thanksgiving Holiday: No School
Wed, 12/167:00 pmFirst Virtual Concert
Fri, 12/187:30 pm (Zoom)Family Fun/Game Night (via Zoom)
Registration Info: see Virtual Trivia Nights link above


Parents: Please Join “Remind”

Remind is a Free text-based service that provides reminders to upcoming assignments and events.

  • To subscribe, text @weluvmuzik to the number 81010
  • You will receive a welcome text from Remind. But if you have trouble with 81010, you can try texting @weluvmuzik to (571) 765-3609.

Recording & Slide Show of Back to Chorus Night

HS Bell Schedule (Virtual)

Morning* Intervention/Enrichment: Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need

* Independent Work: Tasks assigned by classroom teachers
Afternoon* Student Independent Work

* Teacher planning and professional development
TIMETuesdays & ThursdaysWednesdays & Fridays
8:10-9:30Period 1 (Bella Voce)Period 2 (Select Treble)
9:45-11:05Period 3 (Seahawk Chorale)Period 4
12:00-1:20Period 5Period 6
1:35-2:55Period 7 (Chamber Singers)Period 8 (Seahawk Camerata)


SLHS Choral Director

Rita Gigliotti,

Parents for Choral Arts (PCA)

Parents for Choral Arts is a 501(C)(3) non-profit booster organization supporting the South Lakes High School Choral Department.  Federal Tax ID: 26-3487105

2020-21 PCA Board Members:

Vice PresidentEric
TreasurerRay van

Member at LargeAmy
Member at LargeStephanie
WebmasterRay van
Broadway NightJuliana
Broadway NightAmy
Admin AssistantMitsuyo