FAC Weekly Update

November 6, 2020

Good morning, Fine Arts Center Family

I hope you had a wonderful week! Lots of great things going on at the FAC. Applications are rolling in, students are working hard, and we continue to press forward despite the challenges of our current situation. Thanks again for all of your support!


Here is the latest from the halls of the Fine Arts Center...

Last Chance...Have You Applied?

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, and NEIGHBORS!


The application for the 2021-2022 School Year will close next Thursday, November 12. All current 9th-11th Graders who wish to return to the FAC next year must complete an application. Late applications will not be accepted, so please get this done via Backpack today!

Giving Thanks for Our Building Staff

Since the start of the school year, our Custodians and Security Officer have worked tirelessly to ensure that the students and faculty have a safe, sanitary learning environment. Our crew takes pride in ensuring that all surfaces are disinfected throughout the school day, and that the building is fully sanitized every evening. They keep our building safe and secure, move equipment without complaint, and are always positive contributors to the school environment. As a gesture of thanks, we are asking our FAC Parents to consider donating gift cards via this Sign-Up Genius Link - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4FAAAE2AA1F94-building.


Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity in celebrating our FAC unsung heroes!

Schedule for Week Twelve

Week of November 9, 2020

  • Monday, November 9 - Blue and Green Groups
  • Tuesday, November 10 - Red and Purple Groups
  • Wednesday, November 11 - Blue and Green Groups; Veterans' Day
  • Thursday, November 12 - Red and Purple Groups; FAC Application Closes
  • Friday, November 13 - All students eLearning

This Week's Student Leadership Lesson

“Leaps of greatness require the combined problem-solving ability of people who trust each other.”

“We are not victims of our situation. We are the architects of it.”

― Simon Sinek, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

COLLEGE CORNER

VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS - Join Us!

We are now up to over 80 colleges participating in our series of Virtual College Visits! Google Meet allows us to have 250 participants in each session, so we are extending the invitation to our Sophomores and Freshmen. Please join us for these wonderfully informative sessions.


The website for the full schedule and listing of participants is:

https://sites.google.com/greenvilleschools.us/facvirtualcollegevisits/home

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Prudential Spirit of Community Awards – State Honorees receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington D.C. National Honorees receive additional $5,000. Largest youth recognition program based on volunteerism and community service. Open to students in grade 5-12. More details at www.prudential.com/spirit. Deadline November 20, 2020.

ALUMNI NEWS

REMINDERS

Update from the FAC Partners

The FAC Partners have begun to establish committees to help move forward the Strategic Arts Plan of the Fine Arts Center. The committees are:


  • Alumni Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and Messaging
  • Parent Engagement


In the near future, we will be reaching out to parents to assist us with some of the committees. We are very excited about the progress we are making, and are looking forward to engaging with the FAC Parents very soon!

Congratulations - Palissandro Quartet

Congratulations to the Palissandro Quartet - all day students at the FAC - on placing 2nd at the Parker Chamber Music Day at USC! Below are links to the press release for the Parker competition, as well as a video of the quartet's performance. Enjoy!


STEPS TO RETURN TO SCHOOL IF EXPOSED to/SYMPTOMATIC WITH COVID

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