Tiff Talk

A Monthly Newsletter from the CoSA Director

May 2020

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

Dear CoSA Families,


We celebrate educators during the first week in May every year so they can know just how much we APPRECIATE what they do for us and our students every day! In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I would like to share the following (slightly modified) poem:



THAT IS WHY I TEACH THE ARTS


NOT BECAUSE I EXPECT YOU TO MAJOR IN

THE ARTS

NOT BECAUSE I EXPECT YOU TO DO YOUR ART

ALL YOUR LIFE

NOT SO YOU CAN RELAX AND HAVE FUN

BUT SO YOU WILL BE HUMAN,

SO YOU WILL RECOGNIZE BEAUTY,

SO YOU WILL BE SENSITIVE,

SO YOU WILL BE CLOSER TO AN INFINITE

WORLD,

SO YOU WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO CLING

TO,

SO YOU WILL HAVE MORE LOVE,

MORE COMPASSION, MORE GENTLENESS,

MORE GOOD...

IN SHORT, MORE LIFE.


OF WHAT VALUE WILL IT BE TO MAKE A

PROSPEROUS LIVING UNLESS YOU

KNOW HOW TO LIVE?


~AUTHOR UNKNOWN


Artfully,

Tiffany Bouchard, CoSA Director

Liz Josset, CoSA Office Assistant

Beth Connelly, CoSA Foundation Executive Administrator

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The CoSA Foundation is Seeking Board Members for the 2020-21 Year

Be a part of the planning for CoSA’s 25th year! Commitment involves one full board meeting each month, plus volunteer hours on our various committees. We are seeking an individual with finance experience to take over the Treasurer position; could that be you? Contact Jane Frost, Foundation President, or Beth Connelly, Foundation Executive Administrator, for more information. Beth can be reached at beth@cosafoundation.org or via phone at 858.337.2567. Jane can be reached at janemariefrost@gmail.com.

CoSA Graduation Stoles

If you haven't done so already, please take a moment to answer the question in the Google Form below regarding graduation stoles. Only one response per senior is required. Please respond ASAP as we need to place the order.


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Calling All CoSA Seniors

The CoSA Student Ambassadors are collaborating to create a CoSA Senior Video and are asking all CoSA Seniors to submit a video file to the shared Google Drive folder: tinyurl.com/y9o5qge2 by Friday, May 22, 2020 with the following criteria:



  • Portrait (vertical) orientation
  • 1-minute maximum (or less)
  • Introduce yourself with your first and last name
  • Choose 1 prompt to answer:

-What is 1 thing you learned (takeaway) from CoSA that will stick with you?

-What is your favorite memory of CoSA?

-What are your future plans and/or goals?


  • Please rename your video file with your first and last name, and your conservatory (ex., Joe Schmoe - Digital Arts)


Please email Tiffany.Bouchard@coronadousd.net if you have any questions.

The 2020-21 CoSA Student Ambassadors Applications Will Be Available at the Beginning of the School Year

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REP Co. Live Streaming Show

Saturday, May 23rd, 6pm

Your Home

Save the date! Virtual doors will open at 5:30 pm. Further details to follow.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Theatre Production Design and Management Conservatory Distance Learning Student Work Sample

Week 3: Intro to Set Design, Storyboarding, and Color Psychology

The Lesson:

The Video:

Visual Arts Conservatory Update

Home Studio feedback is up and running on Pinterest. Follow COSA Visual. So proud of both the students who have taken the time to look after their social emotional needs and those who have dived into their creative practice!


"Artists are often the barometers of society." - Nancy Pearcey


We miss and love you!❤

CoSA Digital Arts Filmmaking Teacher, BK Manning, Featured on a Podcast

BigKat Manning is a Filmmaking Instructor at Coronado School of the Arts as well as a Communications professor at Southwestern College. BigKat talks about the Filmmaking industry and some films he has done himself. Presented by Attorney King Studio with Brett Davis.

The Podcast:

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Save the Date

To kick off CoSA's 25th season, the CoSA Foundation's Fall Fundraiser has been scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 6-10PM at Parq West!
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CoSA Student Headshots

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.


ORDER HERE

Internship Opportunity

Students: Are you interested in an internship in the Arts? Mariah Gillespie, Arts Education Commissioner, is seeking CoSA volunteers to help her manage the City's Live Music Calendar, organize pop up concerts for our public pianos, plan recitals, and more. Email her for more information at mariah@msmariahsmusic.com

CoSA Foundation Parent Fund Update

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. 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.
  2. WORKPLACE: You can reach out to your company and ask if they will sponsor your child, or if they will match your donation.
  3. NETWORK: You can send an email blast to family and friends, providing them the link (cosafoundation.org) and your child’s name and conservatory.
  4. 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

beth@cosafoundation.org

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