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VCFO Meeting Refresher!

Chip has generously put together minutes for the Video Cinema Family Organization meeting which took place last night.  If you weren’t able to make it, here’s a brief run through:

VCFO Agenda


Faculty – Ed Glassman (Co-Director), Amy McGrath (Co-Director)

Resident Artists – JD Gonzales (DSA-VCA ’07), Nate Greene (Goodwill CTE Specialist)

VCFO Parent-Volunteers – Chip Galaty, Ivy Bishop-McClure

VCALC Members – voluntary participation this year

1st Semester Curriculum Update

High School – Silent Film Collaboration (w/ DSA-Orchestra), Character-Driven Documentaries (w/ Mitch Dickman)

Middle School – Fairytales, Folk Tales, Myths

Important Dates for 2014-15

Planned Field Trips

9/16 “Guardians of the Galaxy” After-School @ Harkins Northfield (Middle School only)

11/15 Starz Denver Film Festival @ Sie FilmCenter (Everyone – families too!)

1/28-2/1 Sundance Film Festival @ Park City, UT (Seniors only)

4/10-4/12 ASPENshorts Festival @ Aspen, CO (High School only)

1st Semester Parent-Volunteer Opportunities

A sign-up sheet was circulated among parents. Thanks to everyone who signed up!!! Once we’ve updated the document in Google Drive, we will send out a link.  In the meantime, here are some immediate needs:

9/13 VCA Clean-Up Day @ DSA (10a-2p) – THIS Saturday! (just show up)

9/12-9/14 “Hairspray” DVD Sales @ DSA

9/16 Drivers for MS “Guardians of the Galaxy” Field Trip

9/17-9/19 “Hairspray” DVD Sales @ DSA

11/3, 11/7, 11/12, 11/14, 11/17, 11/18 DSA Visitation Days (7:15a-9:15a)

Department Needs/Pleads:

  • Red Rock Should Mount
  • C Stands
  • Lenses
  • Filters
  • Zoom Audio Device
  • Camera Slider Rail
  • VCA Supplies

All HS Students need to purchase their own 16GB or 32GB SD Card (speed = 10).

2014-15 Fundraising

VCA Guest Artist Fund – We are asking the family of each VCA student to commit to raising and/or donating at least $200 per student to support the VCA Guest Artist Fund each school year. More information is attached.

King Soopers Cards – This program is currently generating about $2,400 per year for the department. Additional cards are available from Ms. McGrath.

DSA Closure.

There will not be school on Friday, October 24, as DSA hosts the annual meeting of the Arts School Network in our building. Please add this date to your family calendar.

Next VCFO Meeting

Possibly in January or February (if needed).

This email is monitored by parent volunteers and the teachers.
If you have something sensitive for Ed or Amy,  please e-mail them directly.

Important VCA Dates for 2014-15
8/28 DSA Back-to-School Night (starting at 6:00)
9/9 1st VCA Parent Meeting (6:00 in the LMC)
10/15 VCA/Orchestra Collaboration Show (5:00 and 7:00 in the Concert Hall)
10/29 VCA Halloween After-School Fundraiser (5:00 in the Schomp Theatre)
11/15 VCA Field Trip (Starz Denver Film Festival)
12/12 VCA Fall Film Festival (7:00 in the Schomp Theatre)
1/8 VCA Senior Showcase (7:00 at the Sie FilmCenter)
1/28 to 2/1 VCA Senior Field Trip (Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT)
4/10 to 4/12 VCA High School Field Trip (ASPENshorts Festival in Aspen, CO)
5/14 VCA Junior Project Showcase (7:00 in the Schomp Theatre)
5/15 VCA Spring Film Festival (7:00 in the Schomp Theatre)
5/20 VCA Awards Ceremony (7:00 in the Concert Hall)

VCA Sign-Up Links (COMING SOON!)
VCA/Orchestra Collaboration Show
VCA Halloween After-School Fundraiser
VCA Field Trip
VCA Fall Film Festival (6th-11th Grades)
VCA Senior Showcase (12th Grade)
VCA Junior Project Showcase (11th Grade)
VCA Spring Film Festival (6th-10th Grades)
VCA Awards Ceremony
On-Going VCFO Positions

VCA Web Page (NEW!)

VCA Facebook Page

VCA Guest Artists Fund
2014-15 VCA Guest Artists Fund

VCA Private Lessons with JD Gonzales
Private Lessons Flyer

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