APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 15, 2012
Submitted applications to:
7400 Cornell Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
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April 22, 2012
WE ARE GOING TO DISNEYWORLD! The Magic Kingdom is not that far away. The Sycamore High School Choirs, Marching Band and Orchestra performances at the Walt Disney World Resort are just a few months off, November 7 through 11, 2012. We are excited that Mr. Holdt, Mr. Whapham and the Choirs have decided to join us on this fantastic trip. Plans are well under way to ensure another wonderful experience for everyone. The information included is extremely important; do not have your son or daughter miss out on this opportunity because you have failed to act.
Our past experiences with Disney have been great and our performances have been in front of huge crowds. The performances and workshops will affect our schedule more than anything else; however, Disney does not finalize these arrangements until 7 to 10 days before the dates requested. Below is a tentative schedule for this optional trip. After we receive our performance information, the final adjustments will be made and times will be assigned on the itinerary. Keeping the performance and workshop issue in mind we are planning for the following. Highlights could include:
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
4:00 PM Depart Sycamore High School on a motor coach, travel through the night.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
9:00 AM Arrive in Beautiful Kissimmee, Florida – Breakfast will be waiting.
11:00AM Disney Hollywood Studios Theme Park.
6:00 PM Fantasmic Show!
7:30 PM Disney Quest
10:30 PM Hotel Check-in and go to SLEEP!!
Friday, November 9, 2012
8:00 AM Breakfast at Hotel
Disney Work Shop for Students and Directors only.
(There will be separate workshops for the choir, orchestra; winds & percussion)
7:00 PM Possible Performance Orchestra at Downtown Disney
Saturday, November 10, 2012
7:15 AM Checkout of Hotel.
8:00 AM Breakfast at Planet Home.
9:30 AM Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney Resort.
2:00PM Possible Performance Choir in Magic Kingdom.
7:00PM Possible Performance Band – Parade.
11:30 PM Load Coaches for home.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
7:00 PM Arrive back at Sycamore High School with memories for a lifetime.
The cost for the trip will be $595 per person. This will include transportation, hotel (4 per room for students and 2 per room for chaperones), Park Hopper Pass, Disney Workshop, Disney Quest, most meals, T-shirt, Pin, hotel security and more. The only additional monies needed for the trip will be for souvenirs and snacks while in the parks, we suggest in the $50 to $75 range. The Sycamore Band and Orchestra Boosters (SBOB) and/or the Vocal Boosters would be extremely happy if you can afford to pay the entire amount as soon as possible. If you pay the full amount the entire amount will be refundable through October 1st. We understand, however, that everyone might not be able to do so. Therefore, you may have the option of the following payment plan.
Payment #1 $250 due: June 15th entire amount is refundable ($250)
Payment #2 $250 due: August 15th entire amount is refundable ($500)
Payment #3 $ 95 due: October 1st no refunds after October 1st
Total $595 entire amount is refundable until OCTOBER 1st
NO REFUNDS AFTER OCTOBER 1st
Why collect monies now?? Based on our trip dates, we are required to make several payments, including a transportation deposit this month, followed by one the middle of June, August and October.
$250.00 Due June 15, 2012
The 1st installment of $250.00 will be due June 15, 2012. Student Accounts can be used to pay all or part of your bill, depending on your individual balance. Students must have all accounts up-to-date (all vocal, marching band and orchestra fees). You will have the option to pay the required amount of pay the entire amount. We will accept payments beginning the 1st of May.
Marching Band & Orchestra Students & Chaperones
We prefer that all Marching Band and Orchestra Students as well as Marching Band and Orchestra Chaperones make payments at www.sbob.org. If you send in a check for your payment, that amount will be credited to your student account and the payment will then be made through www.sbob.org . If you are unable to pay with a credit card online make your checks/money orders payable to SBOB and send the Payment to:
SBOB - Disney Trip 2012
Sycamore High School
7400 Cornell Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Choral Students & Chaperones,
All Choral Students and Choral Chaperones should make checks out to Sycamore Vocal Boosters and send them the Payment to:
Vocal Boosters Disney Trip 2012
Sycamore High School
7400 Cornell Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
SPACE IS LIMITED!!
Waiting could prevent your Son/Daughter from attending.
In order for the $595.00 fee to cover the costs we must fill the busses completely. In the past we have taken 4 busses, we have planned on 5 busses for this trip. This represents enough room for 260 participants, including 10 staff, 30 chaperones and approximately 220 students. We have a 6th bus on hold but would need an additional 45 students and 7 chaperones to take that bus, any less would prevent this from being financially possible.
Rooming requests will be accepted after the August 15th, or 2nd payment is received. Students will not be counted until their 2nd payment has been received and all accounts are up-to-date (all choral, marching band and orchestra fees). Students and chaperones may not reserve a spot in a room until these criteria are fulfilled. Please note that if any fees are not paid in full by this time, monies paid toward the Disney Trip will be transferred to the Marching Band amount due and the students will not be able to sign up for a Disney Room.
We will start accepting Chaperones on June 1st.
The number of chaperones is limited by both Disney and the number of seats available on the busses. Once we determine the number of chaperone seats available we then proportion the seats to reflect the number of students attending from each group. Once these numbers are established, we will enlist needed parents (i.e. uniform/costumes/loaders/medical) and then open the remaining seats to 1st come 1st serve for chaperones. Chaperone participation will be established by the payment of the required fees. Chaperone cost will be the same as the student cost. If the chaperone spots are filled and you are still interested please send an email to Jeff Bieler @ email@example.com state your interest and you will be place on a waiting list. If you do not attend, as a result of a personal conflict or seats are unavailable, your payments will be fully refunded as long as it takes place before October 1st, 2012.
If you decide to participate as a chaperone make sure you understand that you will be required to help before, during and/or after the trip. THIS IS NOT A FAMILY VACATION! Everyone must remain with the group for all activities; taking your child away from the group or varying from the posted itinerary and or guidelines is unacceptable. Only parents or legal guardians of students attending can chaperone.
A Disney Button will be posted on the SBOB website where additional information will be made available as our plans evolve and are finalized, including more forms (medical, permission, payment) to fill out. Our students and parents always have had a great time on similar trips. Combine the performance opportunities, educational workshops, music career information and practical life skills, that this trip offers the Choral, Marching Band and Orchestra members and it is no wonder that students will return home with memories for a life time. This is what all the excitement is about. Let's work together in making this a fantastic opportunity for our children. Questions? Please contact Jeff Bieler.
SBOB FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
SBOB is able to provide a limited amount of financial assistance for this trip. New guidelines and procedures will be posted by the end of April on SBOB.org. Applications for assistance MUST be submitted to Jeff Bieler by June 15th, the date the 1st payment is due.
686-1770 ext. 3011
PLEASE READ FOR IMPORTANT CHANGES!!
The Kroger Company has announced a new Kroger Community Rewardsprogram. This REPLACES the Kroger Neighborhood Rewards program which uses gift cards. If you would like to continue to earn monies for your SBOB Student Account you must follows the steps listed:
1) Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com
2) Register your KROGER PLUS CARD; (you will need the number on the back of the card)
3) Select the green button CINCINNATI, OHIO
4) Select ENROLL please take note that you must re-enroll each year (SBOB will put out a reminder)
5) Create a username and password, if you have not done so already. Follow the steps listed; you will need your Kroger Plus Card number, additionally you will select a store and enter a working email address.
6) Find your Organization:
a) Number is: 81165
b) Legal Name is: Band and Orchestra Boosters of the Sycamore Community School District.
c) Select SAVE CHANGES
d) You will receive an email confirming the registration, and it will instruct you to activiate your account.
After you have registered your card at Kroger send your Kroger Plus Card number to Cathy Halstead at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Make sure to include your son or daughters name so we can credit the correct person. Cathy will confirm the receipt of your Kroger Plus Card number. Without this information we will not be able to credit individual student accounts.
IMPORTANT ITEMS OF NOTE
1) You no long needed to use one of the sbob gift cards after May 1st. Your gift cards retain their value, but no earnings are accumulated after April 30th.
2) Starting May 1st, 2012 every time you shop at Kroger using your enrolled Kroger Plus Card you will earn rewards. In addition, once a household member enrolls their card, all linked Kroger Plus Cards within that household will begin earning funds for their account. You must send ALL Kroger Plus Card registered numbers to Cathy Halstead for student account tracking. Send to email@example.com .
3) Kroger will pay up to $1 ,250,000 on a quarterly basis to all participating organizations. An organization can earn up to $50,000 quarterly. This is based on the organizations percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending of all participating Kroger Community Reward organizations.
4) Program rewards are no longer a straight 4%.
5) Eligible Purchases:
Biggest Changes: Gas, Alcohol, Tobacco and some preloaded gift cards are not eligible.
Eligible Purchases shall consist of those retail purchases made at any Cincinnati Division Kroger Food Store by an Eligible Participant who presents a Kroger Plus Card at the time of purchase. If the card is not presented during a transaction, your organization's account will not be credited. Purchase of Alcohol, Tobacco, Government Assisted Pharmacy Expenses, Postage Stamps, Kroger Co. Family of Stores Gift Cards, Green Dot Prepaid Reloadable Products, MoneyPaks, 1-2-3 Rewards Reloadable Visa PrePaid Debit Card, ReCharge Cards, American Express Variable Load Gift Cards, Visa Variable Load Gift Cards, MasterCard Variable Load Gift Cards, Bottle Deposits, Lottery and Promotional tickets, Money Orders, Western Union, Fuel and Fuel Center purchases, and Sales Tax are excluded from eligible purchases. Eligible pharmacy purchases include out of pocket co-pays for non-government assisted pharmacy programs.
6) SBOB will receive information 2 weeks after each quarter ends. At that time sbob will determine the individual student account contributions, which will be based on the use of the Kroger Plus Card. We are projecting to make deposits into student accounts at end of August, November, February and May.
7) Household Limit is $300 per quarter. Relatives and friends not in your household can enroll their Kroger Plus Card, then send their Plus Card number and the students name it relates to, to Cathy Halstead at the email listed above. This will enable you to earn rewards from multiple households.
8) Details, Terms and Conditions, of the program can be found at www.sbob.org; News tab located under the video display later this week.
Please take a minute and register your Kroger Plus Card as soon as possible to make sure your earnings are not interrupted.
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