Fine Arts Association
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year. They say that time flies when you are having fun. Well, I must be having the time of my life! It seems like just yesterday that my (senior) son and (sophomore) daughter were starting pre-school. Summer has flown, and I am now delighted to heartily welcome you and yours to the start of an exciting new season of arts at Ravenscroft.
This year promises to be an enthralling one in the Fine Arts Department. There will be band, choir, and string ensembles to delight us, student art exhibits to inspire us, visiting artist exhibits to stimulate us, and drama presentations to captivate us. Attending these events always makes me proud of the efforts of the participating students, faculty and parent volunteers.
I think that we would all agree that involvement in the arts is integral to the education and personal growth of an individual. As a parent, one of the best ways to show your child that you believe something is important is to be personally involved. There is a myriad of ways to get involved in the arts at Ravenscroft, and we encourage you to share your time and energy. Regardless of your availability, there is an opportunity to volunteer that is “just right.” If you have one night to give, how about ushering or helping the stage crew for a concert? If you have more time to give, consider helping backstage for a drama production. Do you like to organize things? Host events? Sew? Whatever your interest or talent, we have a spot for you. Even if you fly “all over the world” and can’t physically assist, there is an opportunity to fund snacks and meals for events. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, thoughts or ideas about how you might like to support the arts here at Ravenscroft.
The Fine Arts Association (FAA) exists to support the Fine Arts faculty in the production of events both on and off campus. Our monthly meetings are scheduled at 2 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 5, Oct. 10, Nov. 7, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13 and Apr. 24. We truly welcome you to join us at any time. The FAA will also have a booth at the Parents’ Association Kickoff Breakfast Aug. 24, 8-10 a.m. in the Pugh Family Lobby, Fine Arts Center. Come by to say “Hi” and to learn more.
As I said at the beginning of this letter, time flies. There are so many ways to get involved and enrich your own life while supporting your children and the arts. Check us out and get involved now. Tomorrow will be here soon…
Ravenscroft Fine Arts Association, President