Master Mentor/Visiting Artist Program
Wrapping up 2015-2016 – Confirm your family’s donation here!
Dear DSAO parents ,
As you know we are very lucky to have a group of first-rate professional musicians (otherwise known as “Master Mentors”) who work with our students on a regular basis . This is one of the features of DSAO which distinguishes us from other schools in Colorado. As a result of this program our students receive expert, detailed instruction on all the string instruments. Among other things, this permits our advanced orchestra to play professional level music and allows our middle school to play high school (and college level) music!
I wanted to remind you that we are totally dependent on each family contributing $350 to fund this program which is so crucial to our continued success. Please remember that we receive absolutely NO MONEY from the school district to fund Master Mentors.
So, if you have not made your payment, please do so at your earliest convenience. We are well into 2nd. semester preparations and need to pay the Mentors. As always we welcome spreading out the payments if you prefer this option. Please go to our website (CLICK HERE) for instructions on making this payment
Thank you for all your support. I personally feel extremely lucky to be working at a school with such amazing students and amazing parents!
We have a new email address dedicated ONLY to payment confirmations and inquiries as they relate to the exchange of money for orchestra-related activities including the orchestra family donation, travel and any additional fees that come up through the year. With all that our families are involved in, it is very easy to miss payments or forget if you even made one, so we want to have a dedicated place for questions/confirmations.
Here is what we need from you-our families-by Tuesday, January 26th:
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm whether or not your family has completed the 2015-2016 family contribution of $350 or more. We know roughly 48% of our families have completed this task, but this email will serve as a confirmation from you. Once we receive your email, we will check it against our records and contact you if there are any questions.
Also, please feel free to use this email to let us know if payments DUE (either now or still DUE for past trips, for instance) are on their way or if you need to discuss a payment plan.
Contributions can be made by check or through the DSA Friends Foundation at www.dsafriends.org. If you can’t make the payment all at once, please do so in monthly installments. Please make checks payable to DSA Friends Foundation, and put “Orchestra family contribution” or “master mentor” in the memo line. Please give checks to Tracy Holt in the main office.
This is also a fantastic way for family and friends to support your student! Please pass along the dsafriends.org website link to those you know are interested in supporting our programs.
For further information, please visit the OFA Fundraising website.