Fine Arts Boosters

Membership is open to all adult persons who are parents or guardians of children at St. Charles School, a member of St. Charles School staff, or a parishioner at St. Charles Church, with an interest in encouraging participation and fostering appreciation of the arts in St. Charles Borromeo School.

Purpose:

• to encourage and foster appreciation of the arts in St. Charles Borromeo School

• to rasie and expend monies for special programs and equipment

• to allocate monies inequal proportion to support and maintain the programs of general art, band, general music, strings, drama, choir, and hand chimes

Meetings are held the 4th Monday of the months of August, September, October, January, February, March, April, and May. Some meeting dates/times may be changed. All meeting dates, times, and location are announced in the school newsletter.

The Fine Arts Boosters sponsor an annual craft bazaar the first Saturday of November. Volunteers are appreciated with the set-up of tables on the Friday prior after school as well as for clean up Saturday afternoon. Additionally, volunteers are appreciated to help prepare and serve lunch in the cafeteria for shoppers and vendors.

Email StCharlesCraftFair@gmail.com for information about renting a table at which to sell home-made items or check for status on Facebook.

The Fine Arts Boosters also collect General Mills  Box Tops for Education.Twice a year these are redeemed for cash. This money is used to fund visiting fine arts performers and presentations for the student body.

Performances to be funded during the 2015-2016 school year will include: Stevens Puppets presenting Rumpelstiltskin, Fort Wayne Philharmonic ensemble, Kevin Stonerock portraying a Hoosier PioneerReed Steele, the second grade students traveling to the Arts United Center for the Fort Wayne Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker, and several others still to be decided.

The Fine Arts Boosters sponsor the annual Fine Arts Fair. This year it is being held the weekend of April 25-26, 2015. Art work is displayed in the school cafeteria which is open for visitors after the Saturday evening Mass and Sunday morning Masses. The Boosters are serving refreshments. Students are also invited to share musical or dramatic performances during the Fair. Sign-up forms for this will be available in the school office in the spring.

Annually the Fine Arts Boosters present an Eighth Grade Award to two deserving eighth graders at the conclusion of the Spring Concert. Any eighth grade student involved in the arts at school is welcome to apply. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation and will be due in the school office at an announced date in late April.