A Letter from the PHSMPA President, Nancy Mendizabal
Welcome to the PHS Music Parents Association website!
We hit the ground running this month with lots going on.
If you are new to the PHS Music program, Welcome. For all of the returning parents, we are looking forward to seeing you at the concerts, meetings and other events throughout the year.
As you know, the music program at Ponaganset is
outstanding and that is due to our fantastic directors, Mr. Dan Coyne and Mr. Derek Sabatini. They are the ones that keep the students focused
and motivated every day, inspiring them to be accomplished musicians.
As a parents group, we support their efforts in many ways.
At Open House, we are a resource of information and provide an overview of various fundraising activities and ways that the families can support the music program.
and chorus travel to a competition each spring and all of our events provide opportunities for the students to raise money for that trip. We have Ad Book sales in September, pie sales in October, Money in Your Pocket raffle and candle sales in November, and the students can always pre-sell concert tickets for their student accounts. We try to offer a variety of opportunities and don't expect participation in all of them; however, we want there to be ample opportunities for them to fund their trip.
The parents group also coordinates and supports the ticket
sales and refreshments at the concerts that are held in November, December, February and May. We welcome any help that you can offer. Parent meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month in the Chorus Room at 6:30
and everyone is welcome at any time. Check the website or calendar for alternate dates on holidays.
Follow us on Facebook for updated information as well.
I am looking forward to a very exciting year and hope that you can help the PHSMPA any way that you can!
Nancy Mendizabal, President