Longleaf School of the Arts
Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence
Annual Fund Fundraiser - Update - $ 2,340 Raised!
Thank you to all of the families who have donated items or funds to our Annual Fund Fundraiser thus far! Please feel FREE to share the donation link with your family and friends! They will receive a receipt immediately when they contribute. The receipt can be used as a charitable, tax-deductible donation credit for the 2022 year. We will also be receiving donations until January 31, 2023, for the next income tax year!
We ask each Longleaf family to participate in the life and financial support of the school by making a contribution in any amount. Every dollar is greatly valued and appreciated. Our goals for the Annual Fund are to have 100% participation by Longleaf families and to raise $25,000. No amount is too small or too large! A high level of participation from the families Longleaf serves greatly enhances our school’s opportunities when we seek grants.
There are three ways you can contribute to the Annual Fund Fundraiser this year! One way you can donate is to use the following link: https://2022-2023-annual-fund-fundraiser.cheddarup.com
You can also purchase specific items using the Amazon Wish Lists below!
English Department Wish List - https://a.co/aPptVhM
Exceptional Children's Department Wish List - https://a.co/hIuGhRl
Health Department Wish List - https://a.co/bhuXgcl
History Department Wish List - https://a.co/hJVaT8q
Math Department Wish List - https://a.co/bBlhZ2C
Student Services Wish List - https://a.co/hglP70e
Theatre Department Wish List - https://a.co/cZn3PgA
Visual Arts Department Wish List - https://a.co/inDEPqs
Science Department Wish List - https://a.co/fWE1Iqv
You can also send a check made out to Longleaf School of the Arts to the following address:
322 Chapanoke Road
Raleigh, NC, 27603
Please submit your payment by January 31, 2023. Thank you for being a part of our journey towards EXCELLENCE!
Head Of School
Longleaf School of the Arts
You Do NOT want to miss this showstopping performance....
The Longleaf Repertory Ensemble cordially invites you to join us for an evening of mischief and merriment as we present William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream!"
Synopsis: A story of order and disorder, reality and appearance & love and marriage. Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons are to be married and great celebrations are planned, including a play by a hapless band of thespians. However, as night falls in the woods outside Athens, Oberon, King of the Fairies, is quarreling with Titania, his queen, over a young boy who is under her protection. Oberon sends his fairy servant, Puck, to create mischief. Meanwhile, four Athenians run away to the forest in pursuit of love and freedom. As their paths continue to cross each other throughout the night, will wrong be made right and will love conquer all?
Performance Dates & Details
STUDENT RUSH / ALUM EVENING
(Open Dress Rehearsal)
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 5:30pm (Doors open at 5:00pm)
Tickets: $5 - LSA BB Theater
GALA NIGHT / OPENING NIGHT
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 6-6:45pm Opening Reception
(includes themed hors d'oeuvres & a special toast)
Seating Open at 6:45pm // Performance Begins at 7pm
Tickets: $15 - LSA BB Theatre
Friday, December 9, 2022 - 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Sunday, December 11, 2022 - 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:30pm)
Tickets: $10 // (Students: $7) - LSA BB Theater
LINK to the LRE website to view our Cast & Crew: https://longleaftheatre.weebly.com/auditions--details.html
LINK to purchase tickets: https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/accounts/longleaftheatre/buy-tix
**Tickets will be available to purchase during lunch/advisory on Monday (12/5) & Tuesday (12/6) for cash only.
**Tickets will be available for purchase at the door on show nights, ONLY while supplies last. Once a show is sold out, there will not be any "over capacity" additional seats sold due to the actors using every entrance and exit area as a part of the performance.
The students are making absolute MAGIC on the stage, and we are performing "in the round" (with the audience on ALL sides of the stage) with several immersive elements. Get ready for a night of fun!
DECEMBER TO REMEMBER CELEBRATION!
LSA Students and Staff!
Here is the calendar to reference to plan out your wardrobe!
Friday's Pajama Day Pictures!
Recruitment Season continues!
Our application window opens January 9 and closes March 3. Most people hear about LSA through word of mouth, so spread the word. It is heartbreaking to receive calls from families when it is too late to help them!
Thank you to our outstanding Student Ambassadors for their expert participation in our first virtual interest meeting this past week: Sheridan Barry, Huntley Cantin, Grant Carpenter, Ridley Clayton, Angelica Derr, Oumi Elhanafi, Paige Hoerner, Lillian Lesnik, Jacqueline Mbaota, Finn McLaughlin, Casadie Parent, Clark Phoenix, Dianna Roa, Julianna Robertson, Kat Welch, Jalyn Wingate. Thank you to advisors, Mr. Fincannon and Mrs. Winters, for their time and preparation.
Our next virtual interest meeting is scheduled for January 19, and registration is available on our Admission page.
Join our Instrumental Music and Vocal Music programs Tuesday, December 13, and Wednesday, December 14, in the LSA Blackbox as they present their winter program entitled Seasonal Sounds!
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Tickets can be purchased here: https://longleaftheatre.seatyourself.biz
Adults: $10; Students: $7
New York Trip - Update
Registration for the New York trip is still open! We have 15 seats remaining, and the portal will close for good December 16. Information and registration link can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cUSIV54UbmDYYVL-Tu6gZmNlIdJm6ZgC?usp=share_link
Contact Mr. Rose at email@example.com with any questions.
Previous Newletter Reminders
Holiday Staff Appreciation
Please consider participating in the LSA Staff Appreciation Gift collection by completing the Holiday gift Google Form by Dec. 12.
There are three parts to our holiday celebration.
1- A one-time donation will be collected and evenly divided so that individual staff appreciation Amazon Gift Cards codes can be generated for all staff. We hope to collect an average of $10 per family. The link to donate is on the Google form.
2- We will also have a staff cookie buffet on December 16. If you participate, we ask you to drop off 2 dozen cookies during the morning carpool on that Friday.
3- The study hall period that has the most participation for our holiday appreciation events will win a treat (doughnuts, pizza, or a special yummy surprise) during their study hall on December 16.
Thank you for your participation, and Happy Holidays from the LSA PTSA Staff Appreciation Committee.
Important Testing Information
- 11th grade students will take the ACT in the spring. If you have a child who receives accommodations, please complete the consent form if you wish to have the school apply on your behalf. https://drive.google.com/file/d/14hZ4IWyUyGZZYMlAlUgiAm5Hw-AIHJU9/view?usp=share_link
Please return your signed consent to Dr. Morris @ firstname.lastname@example.org
AP/ College Board
- If you have a student taking an AP course, it is time to request accommodations for testing through The College Board. If you have a child who receives accommodations, please complete the consent form if you wish to have the school apply on your behalf. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ELSjrVDnGDLlEyL4hhvEy6au4pLEEAEB/view?usp=share_link
Please return your signed consent to Dr. Morris @ morris@longleaf school.com
COVID Testing Registration
This year, the testing will be individual PCR tests, not pooled testing. This is great for identifying who is positive without requiring retesting for each indivdual in a positive pool.
Testing started in October on Thursdays. Please sign up for testing using the link below.
A Double Win for LSA! Raleigh's Best Charter School AND Best High School!
We would like to thank everyone who is a part of our school community, the News and Observer, and the great city of Raleigh, NC, for this magnificent honor of being named the BEST Charter School and BEST High School! Through all of our ups and downs, we stand together as a strong school community that will continue to thrive and work together to deliver an unmatched educational experience for our students! Special thank yous go to our Board of Directors, Teachers, Staff, and Outstanding LSA Families! Students this is all for YOU! Congratulations LSA Community! Your are truly the absolute BEST!