Scholarships are Available

If you are in need of a scholarship for the upcoming Disney Trip please download and complete the application and return it no later than March 7th.

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Scholarships Are Available:

  • We are currently able to offer up to 50% of the total cost of the trip.
  • The airline ticket deposit, or partial deposit along with this scholarship application, is due March 7th. You may email the application, print and mail it in to the address provided on the form, or bring it with you to the Booster Meeting on March 7th at 7pm.

Disney Trip Firm Deadlines

Dear KMS Band Families,

We have some firm deadlines coming up quickly for our Disney Trip! Our trip may be in danger if we do not meet these deadlines for students and chaperones.

Thank you for your prompt attention.

Chaperones: Please get fingerprinted ASAP to chaperone this trip.

You MUST be fingerprinted at North Kitsap School District Office by appointment:

Please contact Therese Caldwell (TCaldwell@nkschools.org   360-396-3007to make an appointment to be fingerprinted.

Fingerprinting needs to be done asap as it takes upwards of 3 weeks to get approval once fingerprints have been taken. Chaperones will not be allowed to go on our Disney trip if their fingerprints are not up to date and approved.

Students and Chaperones: Total of $500 nonrefundable airline deposits are due by March 7th.

Each student and chaperone account must have $500 in order to secure airline tickets. The deadline for this $500 in each account is March 7th.

If you would like to apply for a partial scholarship for your student or yourself as a chaperone please contact kingstonmsbb@gmail.com

If you have met the above criteria we are ready to purchase your airline tickets soon. Please reply to this email with your  or your student’s full name as it should appear on the airline ticket

First Name-

Middle Name-

Last Name-

Date of Birth-

Again, we appreciate your prompt attention to these important items. This trip is going to tbe an amazing experience for all our students and we are working hard to make it all happen!

See you all at the Booster Meeting on March 7th at 7pm in the KMS Band Room.

Need to Make a Payment?

We’ve posted this but who wants to dig through old posts to find this information?! Let’s pin it to the top!!

The PayPal button is on our website: right-clipart-direction-arrow-5

Please make a note of the intended recipient of this payment. PayPal doesn’t require this step!! There is also a service fee with this type of payment.

 
Families are also welcome to make payments by check mailed to:
Kingston Middle School Band Boosters
P.O. Box 1312
Kingston, WA 98346
 
Payments can be made in person at the band booster general meeting on the first Wednesday of every month. 
The next meeting is Wednesday March 7th at 7pm in the band room at Kingston Middle School. 

We have scholarships available to help out. Please email us at kingstonmsbb@gmail.com for information about a scholarship application.

OMEA Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, February 24th the OMEA Solo and Ensemble competition will be taking place right here at Kingston Middle and High Schools!

We need your help!!

Please email us at:

kingstonmsbb@gmail.com

blacey@nkschools.org

lauraupton74@gmail.com

to sign up for a few hours. We mostly need parents and students to watch the doors during performances, run notes from judges to the office, work concessions stands, and supervise students in their down time.

This is easy volunteer work at its finest, (little to no heavy lifting and lots of wonderful music!) but we can’t do this without you!!

Please reach out today!

Trip Chaperone Action Item

Hello All!

Did you (like myself) get an email from our chaperone coordinator stating that you needed to complete or update your volunteer paperwork?

Fingerprinting is required to attend this field trip!

please email<TCaldwell@nkschools.org> to schedule your fingerprinting appointment.

Now is the time to take care of this important step. We cannot purchase airline tickets for chaperones until we are sure you can join us on the trip.

You can download and print this Volunteer Packet and return it to the school or district office.

Please reach out if you have any questions or need assistance.

 

 

Fundraising Opportunities

Make sure you’re in the know! We send out emails and other communications about fundraising opportunities as they become available. We’ve worked hard to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to access these opportunities. If you feel you are NOT receiving this information here are a few steps you can take:

  1. Email us at: kingstonmsbb@gmail.com and ask to be added to our email list.
  2. Register with Signup Genius 
    1. make sure you put your contact information in your signup
    2. please read all regulations regarding site sales procedures.
  3. Check our Facebook page, like and follow us.
  4. Check our website page
  5. Read our skyward updates (Mr. Haag generously forwards most of our activity via skyward. Log in to your student’s account and get our latest updates!)
  6. Come to our Band Booster Meetings on the first Wednesday of every month to hear the latest fundraising updates.

We are excited to be able to offer these opportunities in addition to all the fundraising efforts that have, to date, brought in almost $9,000 to reduce the overall cost of the trip to all families! Love this team and the amazing work everyone does to make this year great for our young musicians!

Happy Fundraising!

Laura

We’re Going to Disneyland!!

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The numbers are in!!

Thanks to all the families who returned their paperwork we officially have enough students committed to joining us on this trip to march down Main Street USA!

Now that we can get into the fine points of planning this amazing trip for our kids there are a few things to be watching for in the coming months:

Trip Cost and Payment Schedule:

We have gotten the cost of the trip under a thousand dollars and are continuing our fundraising efforts but at this point families should expect to pay approximately $900 per person. The upfront cost for adult chaperones will be slightly lower as they are not required to pre-pay for meals inside the park at Disneyland. Adults will be responsible for purchasing their own meals as they see fit.

Total Cost: Approximately $900

Cost Payment Schedule due at or before Booster Meetings:

February 7th: minimum payment $250

March 7th: minimum payment $250

April 4th: Remainder of trip cost

May 1st: incidentals or last minute changes cost may vary

You can also send payments to: 

P.O.Box 1312

Kingston, Washington 98346

If you are not receiving our SignUp Genius emails regarding See’s Candy Site Sales dates please reach out to us ASAP. This is our primary communication tool for individual fundraisers.

Chaperones and Volunteers:

If you indicated that a family member was willing to chaperone we added you to our volunteer and chaperone list! Congratulations! We would like you to have all the information and complete the chaperone clearance process as soon as possible. If for any reason you are not able to continue as chaperone please let us know immediately so we can make other arrangements.

We had several volunteers indicate they would go, “if needed”. It would be best to complete the volunteer paperwork so that you’ll be ready to go if we do need you. We are still working on the numbers and will reach out ASAP.

Volunteer Packets with NKSD:

http://nkschools.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=451519

Please follow this link to find more information about volunteer requirements with North Kitsap School District. Packets are valid for two years. They can be downloaded, printed, completed and returned along with a copy of your driver’s licence. Submit completed applications to your local school office or to Human Resources, North Kitsap School District, 18360 Caldart Avenue NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370

Fingerprinting is required for this trip.

Questions about these requirements:

Liz Campbell
Volunteer Coordinator
North Kitsap School District
(360) 396-3008
ecampbell@nkschools.org.

More information to come!!

We are hard at work planning transportation, packing, chaperone groups, room assignments, flight assignments, and other important details. We will keep you informed as best we can.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at any time:

kingstonmsbb@gmail.com