FAC Weekly Update

November 22, 2019

Good afternoon, Fine Arts Center Family

I hope you had a terrific week! We are fast approaching the Thanksgiving Break, and I wanted to reach out on behalf of the Faculty and Staff of the Fine Arts Center will a little expression of our gratitude...

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” - Melody Beattie

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. We thank you for entrusting us with the education of your child...it means the world to us!

Here is the latest from the halls of the FAC...

This Week's Student Leadership Lesson

“As humans, we’re reading books every day to try to figure out how to be someone else. What we don’t do is go inside, turn ourselves inside out, and read our own story. You have to look inside to find out what you really want.”

– David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me

Raise Craze Update

There is ONE MORE WEEKEND left in our Raise Craze Fundraiser. We blew away our goal of $12,000 and are so close to the next threshold of $30,000! Let's work together to finish strong!

As of today...

  • There are 326 students registered - only 3 more than last week. If we can get the remaining students involved, we can easily meet our new goal!
  • We have collected $27,635 in donations!
  • We have completed 508 acts of kindness!

Keep checking social media for updates and be sure to check out the Leaderboard at


Is Your Child Registered? Registration Link: my.raisecraze.com/AX28KH9

1. Enter your student’s name

2. Select at least 3 Acts of Kindness

3. Enter 5-10 email addresses of potential supporters. Raise Craze will send all emails, reminders and thank you notes. Emails will never be shared with third parties or used for marketing.

Need help getting started? Check out the Raise Craze Instructional Video at raisecraze.com/

instructional-video/ or contact Kim Dailey at facpartners@gmail.com.

Theatre Production - TONIGHT and TOMORROW NIGHT (11/22 and 11/23)!

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All FAC Students must apply yearly for admission to the Fine Arts Center. The application for the 2020-2021 School Year is available on our website - http://www.fineartscenter.net. The application closes on December 20, so please be sure to handle this task ASAP. Kindly note that there are some open-ended questions on the application that our returning students need to complete. We expect our students to reflect on the questions and respond thoughtfully.

FAC Visitation Day - THANK YOU

Many thanks to the Faculty, Staff, and Student/Parent Volunteers for helping to make our annual Visitation Day a success! The halls of the FAC were filled with potential applicants, and all of the members of our FAC Family worked together to put our best foot forward. We appreciate all of the positive vibes!

Studio Time - Week of November 25

Please note that the schedule for Studio Time for the Week of 11/25:
  • Monday, November 25 - until 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 26 - until 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday-Friday, November 27-29 - School Closed

Support Our FAC Students as they Perform in the Community!

Be sure to check out our students at the following Greenville performance venues:

  • The Nutcracker, presented by the Greenville Ballet - Saturday, December 14, 3:00 p.m. at Furman University’s McAlister Auditorium. Guest artists from the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Tickets through Ticketmaster or Furman University’s Timmons Arena Box Office.

Did we miss anything that features our students? Please email Mr. Popat with information.

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Amazon Smile

Did you know that you can help support the Fine Arts Center when you shop on Amazon.com? Here's how...

  1. Go to https://smile.amazon.com - You may need to log into your Amazon account at some point in this process
  2. A popup box appears to select a charity.
  3. Type in “Fine Arts Center Partners” in the search box, click enter.
  4. Click on the select box next to “Fine Arts Center Partners” in the list of search results.
  5. Click on the checkbox that says “Yes, I understand that I must always start at smile.amazon.com to support Fine Arts Center Partners.”

Publix Partners

Want to help raise funds for the Fine Arts Center? Simply shop at Publix! Click on the following link for directions and information - https://corporate.publix.com/community/corporate-campaigns/publix-partners.

Friday Studio Access

Studio access will end on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. This applies to all Fridays. Please be sure that you have wrapped up your activities by that time and have arranged for prompt transportation.

Upcoming Events

Please spread the word to your Greenville friends and family about our concerts, events, and performances!

  • November 21-23: Fall Theatre Production - "Anon(ymous)", 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theatre
  • December 5: Voice Studio Concert - 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall
  • December 6: Visual Art Juried Student Show - 5:00-6:30 p.m., Sheffield Wood Gallery
  • December 9: Theatre Presentations - 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theatre
  • December 13: Winter Dance Offerings - 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theatre