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Wolf-Tones (officially known as the SRVHS Instrumental Music Foundation) is the music booster group for San Ramon Valley High School supporting the long and illustrious history of instrumental music we are so fortunate to have at this school!

 

Important Superintendent Update

Dear Instrumental Music Families,

This afternoon, Superintendent Schmitt sent out an update regarding his proposed learning initiatives. He also encouraged all parents and their students to complete this survey prior to 5pm Friday, December 1st. Wolf-Tones would like to encourage you to discuss this survey with your students, and complete the survey so that your voice is heard.

We also believe it’s important to continue to contact the Superintendent, Board of Education and SRVHS Administration with your concerns about all of the initiatives, with particular focus upon the elimination of the 7th period.  As such, this would directly affect many students’ ability to take instrumental music classes.  The updated plan from the District includes some of the following:

  • All middle schools will maintain a 7-period day with an option to take only 6 periods.
  • Current 9th, 10th and 11th graders will continue to have access to 7 periods on campus.
  • The District is working on a plan that will allow incoming freshmen to continue to take two electives on campus. This is critical since freshmen and sophomores who take a language and P.E. need the 7th period to participate in the instrumental music program.

It’s important for the district to hear our perspectives and how instrumental music (as well as other performing arts, fine arts & leadership classes) impact our students and families. If you choose to write a letter, here is some suggested information you might want to include, if it pertains to your student.

  • Your student is planning on a career in music or the arts.
  • Your student enjoys playing music and finds it a stress reliever.
  • Your student uses these classes as a way to exercise their brain in a different way.
  • It is your student’s favorite class.
  • Your student found community and a sense of belonging in these types of classes.
  • Your student learned leadership skills, teamwork and discipline in these classes.

Mr. Schmitt plans to make a decision regarding the 7th period and other initiatives by the end of December. So please, take a moment this week and email the Superintendent and each of the school board members separately. At a minimum, we hope that you will email the Superintendent and Mark Jewett, the School Board President. (It’s interesting to note, that Mark Jewett is a former student of SRVHS instrumental music.  He studied under Mrs. Glass for 4 years while in high school.  He has a familiarity with our programs.) We have provided contact information below for your convenience.  Please let us know if we can assist you any further with this request. As always, thank you for your strong support.

 

Best Regards,

The Wolf-Tones Board

 

Superintendent:

Rick Schmitt –  Superintendent@srvusd.net

 

SRVUSD School Board Members:

Mark Jewett, President – mjewett@srvusd.net

Ken Mintz, Vice President – kmintz@srvusd.net

Rachel Hurd, Clerk – rhurd@srvusd.net

Denise Jennison, Board Member – cmjenn@pacbell.net

Greg Marvel, Board Member – gmarvel@srvusd.net

 

San Ramon Valley High School Administration

Principal Jason Krolikowski – jkrolikowski@srvusd.net

Assistant Principal Jamie Keith –  jkeith@srvusd.net

Assistant Principal Megan Keefer – mkeefer@srvusd.net

Assistant Principal Justin White –  jwhite@srvusd.net

Click here for PDF version of this message

 

 

Wolf-Tones Monthly Update – November 2017

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 11/4/17 Lodi Band Review – Our Marching Ensemble will parade through the streets of Lodi in this annual competition. Come cheer on the band at the Grape Bowl Classic!
  • 11/6/17 Wolf-Tones Board Meeting – Attend our next instrumental music booster club meeting at 7PM in the Old Staff Lounge. Hear about our program and upcoming events. All parents welcome!
  • 11/11/17 Central California Competition – The Marching and Jazz Ensembles travel by bus to a huge musical competition in Merced! This all day event is full of energy and terrific performances by both bands, as they compete with fabulous schools from all over the state.
  • 11/15/17 Fundraiser at Panera Bread– Take the night off and grab dinner at Panera on Crow Canyon Rd. All meals purchased between 4-8pm will help earn money for our instrumental music programs.  Show the Panera flyer either on your phone or printed, and Panera will donate 20% from the evening’s sales to our program.  Spread the word to your friends, colleagues & family!
  • 11/18/17 NCS Football Open Division Play-off game: SRV vs Pittsburg High @ 7pm This match up will be held at the Pittsburg High School stadium since their team is seeded higher than SRV. The Marching Ensemble will accompany the football team to the venue to support them as we always do at home games! This will be an exciting game and we hope to see you all there to help cheer on the team. Check out the Marching Ensemble page for the evening schedule.
  • Week of 11/27/17 See’s Candy Delivery – check the website after Thanksgiving for details on how to pick up your candy orders.

 

 

NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

Do you have a special item you’d like to donate for our silent auction?

Wolf-Tones showcases desirable items for auction as a fundraiser at concerts.  Back by popular demand, expect to see at least one original cork art item contributed by our very own Mrs. Glass.  Donations in the past have included gift certificates, concert tickets, spiritwear, wine, a vintage tea set, homemade candy, vacation rentals, etc. Please contact Linda or Kathy by 12/4/17 if you have a special item to share.

Are you an experienced Videographer? 

The Instrumental Music Program is looking for a parent volunteer to videotape concerts this season.  Please contact Linda or Kathy asap if you are interested in helping with this important job!

Help us plan Bay Area/NorCal field trips!

Do you have an idea for a great music field trip?  Do you work with or know someone connected with a company that would be exciting for our students to tour i.e.,  Pixar, Skywalker Ranch, etc.? If you have ideas or info, please contact Carol Ohara.

Volunteers must be ‘cleared’ by the district before volunteering or chaperoning any school-related activity or event.

If you haven’t already done so, please update your volunteer registration with Be A Mentor so that those parents interested in helping volunteer, chaperone, or drive for this year’s events are quickly cleared/approved. To update your information or if you have never registered to volunteer before, please go to the SRVUSD website at:  srvusd.net/parents/volunteers.

 

A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR

Hannah Wright, for being our terrific MC at the Fall Concert.

The Bray, Nyland, Shipley and Wisser Families,  for providing delicious pre-game dinners to our marching ensemble.

The Dalenberg Family,  for generously donating a generator for use by the Jazz Ensemble at the Run for Education

Suzanne Brandt, for organizing the annual See’s Candy sale!

Sopheap Wong, for making the gorgeous green & gold ribbon leis for our senior Marching Ensemble students, and also for assisting Mrs. Glass with making the beautiful rose boutonnières.

Ron Sasaki, for stepping in as our guest photographer for Senior Night at the SRVHS vs. MVHS football game.

Vivian Tsai, for consistently keeping us all organized with our many important communications

All of our fantastic parent volunteers who have chaperoned, sold tickets, donated food and water, cheered, moved equipment, snapped photos, prepped concert clothes, etc. at all of our events.

Our parents and families for your continued support of the instrumental music program.  It’s not too late to make a tax-deductible donation to Wolf-Tones or buy a family membership.

Kathy Hanze and Linda Dalenberg,
2017-18 Wolf-Tones Co-Presidents

 

 

 

Complete/Update District Online Volunteer Registration    

Please update or create your volunteer registration with Be A Mentor today! Parents interested in helping on campus, at games and parades, chaperoning on field trips, or driving students MUST have the appropriate clearance for SRVHS.  We do check these clearances for every event.  To update your information or to register, please go to the  SRVUSD Volunteer website, click on the “parents and students” tab and follow the volunteer info link.  It’s easy and relatively quick.

 

 

General News

Remember eScrip and AmazonSmile!

When doing your Holiday shopping this year, don’t forget to help support SRVHS Wolf-Tones financially by taking advantage of eScrip and Amazon Smile to raise funds without any additional expense for you. Your family and friends can help too!

escrip

Use eScrip when shopping locally or online to earn money for Wolf-Tones. When you use eScrip’s Online Mall their online retailers give you savings, plus up to 16% back to Wolf-Tones. It features hundreds of stores, including eBay, and major department stores like Macy’s.

Follow these simple steps to start earning money for Wolf-Tones now:

  1. Log on to eScrip.com using your existing eScrip account if you have one or go to escrip.com and click on “sign-up” and follow directions to create an account.
  2. Enter “SRVHS” in as the name of the Schools or Nonprofit to support. Select “SRVHS Wolf Tones”.
  3. Bookmark shopping.escrip.com and use it every time you shop online.
  4. Or instead of having to shop from the eScrip Mall: From shopping.escrip.com, you can download and install eScrip’s “ForgetMeNot” app on your browser. Once it’s installed you’ll be reminded automatically whenever you’re shopping with a merchant who gives back. Simply click on the eScrip banner that will appear at the top of the web page to earn for Wolf-Tones. It’s free and is easy to install. ForgetMeNot works for most merchants, however some merchants, like Amazon, Target and Home Depot require you to visit the Online Mall before you shop to earn with them.

For additional contributions to Wolf-Tones when shopping or eating out locally, follow the instructions on eScrip to register your existing credit/debit cards.

If you’re a Lucky’s Supermarket shopper, you can earn up to 3% from Lucky by registering at www.escrip.com/shares.

 

amazonsmile

For those of you who shop at Amazon.com, use AmazonSmile instead!  Your shopping experience will be just the same, using the same account information and shopping cart.  Amazon.com will then contribute 0.5% of your eligible purchases.  Follow these simple steps to start earning money for SRVHS Wolf-Tones:

  1. Logon to smile.amazon.com using your existing Amazon account.
  2. If this is your first visit to smile.amazon.com, when you’re asked to choose your charity, simply enter “SRVHS” and select “Srvhs Instrumental Music Foundation”
  3. Bookmark smile.amazon.com and use it every time you shop at Amazon.

 

Don’t forget about the Corporate Matching Program

We need your help to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION!

If your company participates in Corporate Matching and you haven’t submitted your paperwork yet, please do it soon.  Last year we raised over $6,000 in matching funds (free money!) and we hope to do even better this year.  If you have questions please contact Marisa Martin.

Thank you so much for your continued support of our Instrumental Music Program!

 

Volunteer Reminders

As a reminder to everyone, in order to chaperone and/or drive students to music events you must register with Be A Mentor. If you haven’t already done it, get started now at SRVUSD Volunteer website.

 

Wolf-Tones Store:

Our Wolf-Tones store is now available.  You are able to purchase spirit wear, stickers, magnets and other instrumental music items.  Click here to enter our store.

 

Instrumental Music Donations:

Our music program is dependent on class donations to fund all our student activities.  Thank you to all the families who donated to our program during registration.  We are currently at 76% of our budgeted needs.  If you did not have a chance to make your donation please click here to go to our Donations Page for more information and to make your donation.

 

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR 2017 DONORS!

Amazon Smile Esin and Curtis deCarion Marisa Martin
Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center Freiman Family McElroy Family
Carpet One San Ramon Fresquez Family Musical Images
Cheryl Yee Glass Hanze Family Peet’s Coffee Danville
Chevron Image Concepts PG&E
Classic Graphics James McWilliams Plestchet Family
Dalenberg Family Jennifer Krolow San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Club
Discover Danville Association Jersey Mike’s Thermo Fisher Scientific
eScrip Lobsang/Tsai Family