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Franklin High School Performing Arts Boosters
January 14, 2018

Happy New Years Everyone!

I want to Thank You All for being part of our great organization as we try to make a difference for the Performing Arts programs at Franklin High School.

I have some thoughts I'd like to share on recent events.

As some of you may know, we have recently had some issues at the school during/after winter break. I know a lot of you feel very strongly on how some issues should be handled and have reached out to me for assistance with such matters. I do not mind talking to anyone about anything anytime, but I continue my stance that it is not my position to regulate or try to interfere with our faculty's handling of issues that occur at school. The Boosters Executive team and its volunteers' job is to facilitate the volunteering and financial needs of our Performing Arts programs. Not to interfere with day-to-day operations of Baltimore County public schools and their faculty. Though I do have a big voice, I have no control over the faculty of the school. If you feel that things are not being handled appropriately or to your satisfaction, please feel free to reach out to the appropriate faculty or the administration.

I am not just the president of this organization, but a concerned parent as well. Though I understand your concerns, I do not feel right in addressing how a faculty member does their job. Sorry for my rant, but I just needed to put that out there.

Parents of Seniors – Please be aware that the scholarship packets will be coming home the week of the 23rd to the 26th as the guidance department meets with your students English class. There are many scholarships in this packet along with our 2 $750 scholarships. All scholarship applications are due back to the school No Later than March 1st. Late submission will not be accepted. Good luck to all!

We are currently taking nominations for Executive cabinet members / Officers of the boosters until Friday, February 23rd. Our elections will take place at our February 27th meeting. In order to keep are nonprofits organization status and to continue our mission, we need to have minimally, a president and a treasurer. With over 600 families in our Performing Arts programs and current 50+ booster members, I would hope someone will step forward to take the charge so we can continue to keep this program running. For more information about all of the cabinet positions, please see the descriptions at the bottom of this email.

Thank you for your consideration to help shape the future of our program.

We also have some upcoming events that we would like to share. They are also listed below. If you have the capability to help, we REALLY need your support and assistance! As always, if you have any comments questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out!

Lastly, as my time as president is quickly coming to a close, I wanted to thank everybody. It has been my honor to help run this organization over the last two years while being involved with it over four years. I will continue to hold my position while helping to transition the newly elected president until the end of the 2018 school year. There are so many people and great memories over the years that I will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you again for this opportunity.

President - FHSPAB

The CappiesThe Franklin High Theatre will be performing "Annie" in March. This musical will be FHS's consideration for The Cappies Awards, date TBD. The evening that The Cappies judges come to review our show is a special night. The tone, mood and atmosphere displayed and presented is essential in aiding a positive reflection for our theater family at Franklin.

Though the show is judged on solely student efforts, The Performing Arts Boosters plays an integral part during that special evening by hosting the judges in a themed room set up by the boosters and enjoying themed refreshments and food that highlights our show.

We are now looking for parent volunteers to help in the planning and orchestration for their evening with us.

Please consider supporting our theater/orchestra kids in making The Cappies night a success. Contact Debbie West, Cappy's Coordinator, as soon as possible if you are willing to lend a hand by emailing her; and phone/text 443-769-7110.

Thank you in advance for considerion!

For more info about what The Cappies are, check out their website

Calling All Students!

Ms Kylie Chisnell is hosting an art contest for art featured in Annie's art gallery.In order to be considered you must fit within these criteria:

  1. The work must be large enough it can be seen from the stage to the blue audience seats! This means it needs to be bigger than a standard piece of paper. (If need be pictures can be scanned later and enlarged.)
  2. The piece must be fitting of the time period of Annie! That means any art that draws inspiration from the 1930s or earlier is fair game!
  3. Special note to photography entries: the photos will need to be in black and white or fit the quality of a 1930s style photograph.

How to enter:

This contest is anonymous! Which means no names on the actual piece! Instead after completing your work, name your piece and write the name on the back! Then once you turn in your art to Ms. Wahba (The Theatre Teacher) or one of the art teachers, write down the name of the submission and your name on the paper each teacher has! This is VERY IMPORTANT since this is how we will find you later, so you can gain your prize!

The winner's of the contest will be given 2 free tickets to the show and have thier name in the programs!

All Submissions Are Due By: Friday 02/02/2018; Results will be revealed on: Monday 02/05/2018

Here is the paper from Ms Chisnell. Art for Annie



There are still plenty of opportunities to advertise in our programs for the remaining shows this year!

Here is the paper for Advertising with the FHSPAB. Advertising with the FHSPAB.

Shout Out's for Annie:

There are still plenty of time to submit a "Shout Out" for the upcoming musical, Annie!

Here is the paper for Shout Out's. Annie Shout Outs.


Upcoming Events:

The President shall preside at all meetings of the organization and the Executive Board; shall have supervision of all the affairs of the Organization; shall be an exofficio member of all committees and shall be notified of their meetings.
The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in his/her absence and shall serve in additional capacities as the President may deem necessary.
The duties of the treasure are as follows:
  1. The Treasurer shall be the custodian of all funds of the organization, maintaining a complete and accurate record of receipts, disbursements and fund balances.
  2. Fund expenditures for nonrecurring equipment purchases or extraordinary items over $250.00 must be approved by the Executive Committee prior to disbursement. Fund expenditures for recurring payments, supplies, scholarships or fundraising costs may be approved subsequent to disbursement at the next regularly scheduled Executive Committee meeting.
  3. The fiscal year shall coincide with the school year: July 1 through June 30. The Treasurer shall be required to prepare an annual financial summary of receipts and disbursements for each fiscal year by August 15 of that same year.
  4. The Treasurer will be responsible for preparing a financial condition report for every regularly scheduled Executive Board meeting.
  5. The Treasurer and Performing Arts department faculty will create the annual budget of anticipated fundraising activity net income and proposed expenditures. This budget must be approved by the Executive Board prior to September 30 of each year.
  6. The Treasurer is responsible for filing in a timely manner any financial reports and forms as may be required by any government entity.
  7. At such time as the Treasurer leaves the position, whether by expiration of term, resignation or for any other reason, an audit of the books shall be performed by a qualified outside party approved by the Executive Board.
The duties of the Secretary are as follows:
  1. The Secretary shall keep minutes of both general meetings and executive meetings, and make copies of those minutes available upon request to members within 20 days of the meeting.
  2. The Secretary shall be responsible for correspondence and for notification of the Executive Board of meetings.
  3. The Secretary will compose and mail notices as requested by the Executive Board.
The duties of the Web Master are as follows:
  1. Maintain and update the domain
  2. Maintain and update the facebook page.
  3. Maintain and update the square pos system.
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