Tiff Talk

A Monthly Newsletter from the CoSA Director

February 2020


  • Friday 2/7 - 7PM - Main Stage Theatre - As You Like It
  • Saturday 2/8 - 7PM - Main Stage Theatre - As You Like It (Closing Performance)
  • Friday 2/14 - Lincoln's Birthday - No School
  • Monday 2/17 - President's Day - No School
  • Thursday 2/20 - 6PM - Black Box Theatre - DigArts Expo
  • Saturday 2/22 - 7PM - Main Stage Theatre - Coronado's Talent
  • Friday 2/28 - 7PM - Black Box Theatre - Improv!

Happy Leap Day Month

Dear CoSA Families,

The EXTRA day in February has us EXTRA energized in the CoSA Office! Please support our talented students by attending at least 1 event this month, purchasing your Gala tickets, and helping with fundraising efforts in order to close this 2019-20 school year STRONG! Throughout this Valentine's Day season, we wish you all lots and lots of LOVE.


Tiffany Bouchard, CoSA Director

Liz Josset, CoSA Office Assistant

Beth Connelly, CoSA Foundation Executive Administrator

Join the CoSA Foundation for a Roarin' Good Time!! Buy Your Tickets Online Now!

**Early Birds receive $10 off per admission ticket if purchased before 02.14.20**
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CoSA Foundation Gala: Gatsby's Speakeasy

Saturday, March 14th, 6pm

2557 Third Avenue

San Diego, CA

CoSA Foundation hosts the biggest party of the year!

Celebrate the Roarin' Twenties with your fellow CoSA Supporters & Parents while enjoying a fun evening of dinner and dancing from

6-10 pm at Parq West, 2557 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92103!!



and an opportunity to buy a 1 in 350 chance to win $10,000!!

Dinner Tickets: $75/per person through 02.14.20; $85 after

$10K Drawdown Tickets $100 each

20'S Style attire is encouraged! Limited seating available!!

We need the support of every CoSA family as well as the Arts' Loving Community to help CoSA's amazing programs grow and thrive!

The incredible artists of CoSA are counting on us!

Tell 'em, "Joe sent you!"

Tickets available at:

Gatsby's Speakeasy Tickets

Audit Committee

We are seeking CoSA parent volunteers who have experience in the financial field to perform an audit of the CoSA Foundation. Please contact us if you are able and willing!

A Call for Volunteers

The CoSA Foundation will be asking for volunteer help for CoSA's upcoming 25th Season. Please be on look out for the request!


Dear CoSA Families,

Congratulations on being part of the Nationally Recognized, Award-Winning Coronado School of the Arts.

CoSA relies on contributions from EVERY family to ensure that every CoSA student receives the very best, pre-professional level education in the Arts.

Did you know that although CoSA is a school-within-a-school on the campus of Coronado High School, Coronado Unified School District ONLY supports 1 hour out of the 3 hours daily of arts education? The annual $2,000 per student request is a tax-deductible contribution that breaks down to roughly $1.49 per hour for the school year. The value and return on your contribution is more than tenfold!!

WHY Contribute?

  • CoSA relies on parent donations and the community to support 2 hours daily of instruction for our children. WITHOUT THESE CONTRIBUTIONS COSA CANNOT SURVIVE!
  • YOUR donation funds teachers' salaries, office support, and materials & supplies.

HOW to Contribute:

  1. DIRECT: Visit the CoSA Foundation website: cosafoundation.org
    1. YOU can make a one-time donation of $2,000, or set up convenient monthly contributions via credit card or check. Click on the Purple button.
  1. WORKPLACE: You can reach out to your company and ask if they will sponsor your child, or if they will match your donation.
  2. NETWORK: You can send an email blast to family and friends, providing them the link (cosafoundation.org) and your child’s name and conservatory.
  3. FUNDRAISE: You can fundraise on behalf of your child and their conservatory.

WHERE your funds go:

We are all in this together and believe every child should have access to San Diego County’s Elite Choice for Arts Education. Call Beth Connelly, our CoSA Foundation Executive Administrator, at 619-522-6202 to discuss creative ways to contribute.

Thank You for Your Support!

CoSA Foundation

Beth Connelly

Executive Administrator, CoSA Foundation


619.522.6202 o

858.337.2567 c


Purchase a digital copy of your student’s professional headshot. Great for college applications, auditions, and a wide variety of uses! Professional headshots can cost up to thousands of dollars – your student’s headshot is available thanks to the generosity of CoSA Parent and Professional Photographer, Jenece Hamby, for a $50 donation to the CoSA Foundation.


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"As You Like It" Promo Video by Brad Willis, Virtual Storyteller

Artists Spotlight: Shakespeare's As You Like It — CoSA

As You Like It

Friday, Feb. 7th, 7pm

Coronado Performing Arts Center Main Stage Theatre

William Shakespeare's wit and romance play out against the disputes of divided pairs of brothers, mistaken identity, misdirected love and lost inheritance; all set in the pastoral setting of the forest of Arden.


As You Like It

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 7pm

Coronado Performing Arts Center Main Stage Theatre

William Shakespeare's wit and romance play out against the disputes of divided pairs of brothers, mistaken identity, misdirected love and lost inheritance; all set in the pastoral setting of the forest of Arden.


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Friday, February 14: NO SCHOOL - Lincoln's Birthday

Monday, February 17: NO SCHOOL - President's Day

DigArts Expo

Thursday, Feb. 20th, 6pm

Coronado Performing Arts Center Black Box Theatre

Graphic Design, Animation, Film and Game Design students showcase their creativity!

"Immerse yourself" in the fascinating world of digital arts.

Tickets are $5 or $3 for Seniors/Students. They may be purchased at the door or online.

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Coronado's Talent

Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 7pm

Coronado Performing Arts Center Main Stage Theatre

MORE INFORMATION AT coronadostalent.com


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Friday, Feb. 28th, 7pm

Coronado Performing Arts Center Black Box Theatre

Seriously funny comedy from quick-thinking students. As "You, The Audience" offer suggestions, teams of CoSA and CHS students compete to get the biggest laughs. You never know what's coming, except that it will be hilarious! A member of National Comedy Theatre's professional Improv cast hosts each show.

Tickets are $5 at the door.