Colgan CFPA Booster News

Winter 2019

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March Madness!

Dear Colgan High School CFPA Families,

It is hard to believe that we are in the third quarter of the 2018-2019 school year!

We were disappointed that the 24 Hour Playfest Lock In had to be cancelled. There was an effort to reschedule, however, there were no dates available to host the event. We look forward to hosting this event next year!

The CFPA Boosters did host the 2nd Annual CFPA Student Council Banquet on March 4, 2019. The theme was "Decades." Special shout outs to Ms. Blair and Ms. Robertson for table top decorations along with the special assistance of Mr. Ordway, Mr. Watts, Mr. Sanders, the CFPA Student Council and the coordination of Rebecca Shields and her team of volunteers! We had a great turn out of students and families. The collaboration of all the CFPA concentrations was terrific! The performances, food, and fellowship was a great way to celebrate our CFPA Seniors!

Thank you to the Colgan CFPA Student Council, administration, staff, and CFPA families that provided donations, and the CFPA families that volunteered their time to help set up and clean up. THANK YOU!

The CFPA has been busy with fundraising! We sold out of the 2018 White House Ornaments and made over $450 in winter spirit gear sales! We also profitted over $1000 from the two day March Dance Compeition Concessions. Thank you to all those that donated items and volunteered to work the concessions.

In an effort to fulfill our mission to support CFPA students and activities, we have been able to financially support the CFPA Picnic, CFPA Banquet, students in need for school field trips, and provide drinks and snacks for CFPA students when needed. This is thanks to ALL of YOU! This was one of the reasons the CFPA Boosters was formed. Opportunities and support...for ALL.

We have a PAYPAL account! Please share with others that the CFPA Boosters now has a PAYPAL account link on our CFPA Booster website. If you have family and friends that want to support our fundraising efforts, they can by making a donation. The CFPA Booster website has a "DONATE" tab that they can click to make a donation. Any donation amount is welcomed! THANK YOU!

In other news...we are holding a spirit wear design contest for the Spring Spirit Gear. Designs for the contest are due to Mrs. Burns by March 25, 2019. We hope to have the spririt gear available on our online store on the CFPA Booster website soon! Be sure to check it out!

The CFPA Boosters are gearing up for the 2019-2020 Board Directors/Officers voting. If you are interested in serving on the Executive Board of the CFPA Boosters, please be sure to attend the March 20th and April 24th CFPA Booster meetings. Nominees will be accepted. All positions are available. Voting for officers will take place during the May 15th meeting.

Thank you for your time, dedication, and support!


Anaid Mikesh

CFPA Booster President

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2nd Annual CFPA Student Council Banquet

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CFPA Booster Website

CFPA Events - Rebecca Shields

We have two more events scheduled this school year and will need your help. The Visual Arts depertament is hosting a Gallery Gala on Friday, May 17th. We will be in need of volunteers to help support this event.

The CFPA Student Council is planning a Spring Olympics for ALL CFPA Students on Saturday, May 18th. We will be in need of food donations and volunteers to assist with set up, activities, and cleanup.

There will be an email and Facebook post for donations and volunteers once we find out what is needed. THANK YOU!

CFPA Fundraising - Jeanmarie Copeland & Laura Pumphrey

The CFPA Boosters are busy this school year working to raise funds to support the CFPA Student Council Banquet, CFPA Student Olympics, the CFPA Scholarship Fund, CFPA field trips, the CFPA Graduation Certificates and Stoles, and other CFPA activities and events.

We are excited about the Spring Spirit Wear! Right now there is a design competition. All submissions are due March 25th! The winning design will get FREE spirit wear!

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CFPA Membership - Amy Jo Rotante

We are 100 members strong and growing! We are super excited and hoping to draw more families to join the group. We plan to have the 2019-2020 membership form available at the "Embark with the Sharks" event scheduled for April 10, 2019. If you know new students and families that will joining our Colgan Family, please be sure to encourge them to stop by our table to sign up and check out the spirit gear during the event!

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CFPA Scholarship Application Due April 10, 2019 - Drew Koelsch

Hello everyone.

We are excited to be offering three $500 Senior Scholarships this year!

So while your hovering over those various forms, give a little thought about what the CFPA has meant to you during your time at Colgan because the CFPA Booster will be recognizing three seniors for our Outstanding Senior Scholarship. The committee has worked hard and has the 2018-2019 CFPA SCholarship available. You can access the scholarship application in the link below. Scholarship Applications are due Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Last years awardees, Xavier Smith and Clarence Brown, continue to make us proud at VCU and Hampton University. We could not think of a better way to recognize their hard work and contributions to the Arts than awarding them scholarships. Now it’s your turn. The CFPA Boosters looks forward to awarding three $500 scholarships this year. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask at the next general Booster Meeting on March 20, 2019.

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Colgan CFPA Booster Meeting Dates

The Colgan CFPA Booster Executive Board meets at 5:30 p.m. in room 1201 at Colgan High School or another available location and as needed. Our 2018-2019 meeting dates are scheduled for:

  • July 11, 2018
  • August 15, 2018
  • September 19, 2018
  • October 17, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • December 19, 2018
  • January 16, 2019
  • Febraury 20, 2019
  • March 20, 2019
  • April 24, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
  • June 19, 2019

The Colgan CFPA Booster General Membership meets at 6:30 p.m. in room 1201 at Colgan High School.

Our 2018-2019 meeting dates are scheduled for:

  • September 19. 2018
  • October 17, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • December 19, 2018
  • January 16, 2019
  • February 20, 2019
  • April 24, 2019
  • May 15, 2019- Voting and Elections: This meeting will start at 6 p.m. to accommodate the choir performance.

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The vision of the CFPA Booster is to be a collaborative community that advocates for unity, support and opportunities for CFPA students.


The mission of the CFPA Booster is to financially and logistically support - in a balanced and inclusive fashion - all CFPA concentrations, and the students who participate in them, in accordance with the Prince William County Schools’ policies and procedures.

The objectives of the CFPA Booster:

1. create and nurture connections across all CFPA concentrations

2. increase engagement in CFPA program events and activities by forming strong community and business partnerships

3. advocate for financial support for students enrolled in the CFPA program

4. provide scholarship and/or opportunities for students enrolled in the CFPA program pursuing a future in the fine and performing arts or other post-secondary plans.