NORTH PENN MUSIC AIDES

November 14-20, 2021 Weekly Bulletin

  • NPMK Director’s Message
  • General Parent Meeting
  • Concessions–THANK YOU!
  • Dinkles
  • Mardi Gras Parade–candy needed
  • North Penn Winter Percussion
  • Indoor Color guard
  • Student Financials
  • Bag Bingo
  • Fundraise with Scrip
  • Marketplace for Thanksgiving
  • Ongoing Fundraisers
  • View & Share Photos
  • Video Posting Policy
  • Reminders

NPMK Director’s Message

This is my last message for the year before I turn it over to our Indoor Directors Matt Hurley and Sean Haddad!

Sadly, our football season is over! But man, the Marching Knights gave it everything that they had on Friday night. We played, we played a lot, and we played loud! If we could have willed a victory, we would have! Congrats to the team on a great season and to the band for being there every step of the way!

So, our last NPMK student event for 2021 will be the Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade. Details below. Hope to see you there cheering on the kids!

This Week

Saturday, November 20
Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade
Report to the HS in uniform – 11:00 AM
Warm-up, line-up, brief rehearsal
Board Busses to Parade starting point
Parade kicks off at 1:00 PM
Dismissal by 1:45 PM
More about the parade is here: http://www.discoverlansdale.org/mardi-gras-parade.html

Thanks for a wonderful season! See you at the NPMA Meeting tomorrow!

Mr. Santanello
santanjj@npenn.org


General Parent Meeting

The next General Parent Meeting will take place tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 15th at 7:00pm. This meeting is in person at NPHS, Room A033. Best entrance is through band lot doors.

Here is the link for the October meeting minutes.


Concessions Parents

We wanted to say “thank you” for all of your help this year. We had a very successful year and met our financial goal!. We appreciate all of the hours you spent with us ( some in some pretty chilly weather). Your commitment to the financial success of NPMA was greatly appreciated. We hope you all enjoyed your time working with us!

We do want to especially acknowledge all of those parents who volunteered nearly every week (some we could count on every week!!)

NPMA and Concessions absolutely would not have been successful without you!!

If any of you had a good time and wanted to be considered as a Co-Chair next year, please send us an email as soon as you can to express your interest.

NPMA.Concessions@gmail.com

Again, Thank you!
Tori, Jerry and Lisa

Dinkles UNIFORM SHOES

CONGRATULATIONS NPMK! AWESOME JOB!

It has been brought to my attention that the Dinkles have been literally falling apart. If your child’s shoes are in very bad shape, please send a picture of them to npma.uniforms@gmail.com. I would like to forward them to our supplier. I realize this is the end of the season, however, they should last for much longer than they are.

The chaperones took some pictures on Friday night, but please keep the pictures coming.

Thank you.
Rose Durkin

Mardi Gras Parade

Are you walking past that Halloween candy bowl, sneaking a piece and then full of regret? Are your kids bouncing off of the walls? DONATE that Halloween candy to a good cause! The Knights will be marching in Lansdale’s Mardi Gras parade and we need candy to toss to the crowd. We will take any candy you wish to donate, so even if yours is all gone and you grab a bag from the 90% off shelf, we’ll gratefully take it!

Just bring it with you on parade day (November 20). Thank you in advance for your donations!


NPWP Interest Form

This form is an interest form for North Penn Winter Percussion (aka, “Indoor”) Students filling out this form will allow Mr. Haddad to get a general feel of how to gear the meeting on November 18. Nothing is set in stone with this form; it’s just to get an idea of size of the group and instruments being played. Please feel free to pass it along to 8th & 9th grade Middle School friends and siblings as well.


NPWP

North Penn Winter Percussion will be starting up shortly after the NPMK season ends. Our first meeting will be on Thursday, November 18 at 6:00PM in A-33 at NPHS. The meeting will be for both parents and students, and we will be discussing details about the season as well as presenting the show theme!

No percussion experience is necessary to come out for NPWP and give it a shot – All are welcome!

See you on the 18th!
Sean A. Haddad


Indoor Color Guard

There will be an interest meeting on November 16 at 6pm in the band room. The first rehearsal is November 23 at 6pm with a mandatory parents’ meeting at 7 pm. Locations for practice and parent meeting on the 23rd TBA.


Student Financials

Please make sure all fees and accessories are paid in full. We still have numerous outstanding payments and we need to have them paid ASAP. If you have questions regarding outstanding balance, please check your students Charms account. Any questions please contact Jenny Platt at npma.studentfinancials@gmail.com. Thank you for your prompt attention.

Fundraising

  • We are working on a Championship T shirt. Stay tuned for more details in an upcoming bulletin.
  • NP Marching Knights alumni T-shirts available for just $15 (contact Andrea Hinderliter if interested at npma.fundraising@gmail.com)


ThankScriping Day Bonuses Nov. 18 & 19 and General Fund Donations

Scrip Enrollment Code: 3L9CAFEF13638.

The next Scrip order will be placed Sunday, November 21st by midnight. Any orders for physical cards placed between now and then will be available for pick up Wed. 11/24 (in time for Black Friday shopping). Future orders will be placed 12/5 and 12/19. Mark your calendars so that you have orders placed in time for Holiday gifts. Orders for Christmas must be placed by 12/5.

Speaking of the Holiday Season, it’s that time of year for extra, bonus rebates. Scrip is helping you celebrate the season this week with “ThankScriping Day” on the 18th & 19th. Be sure to check your RaiseRIght app on Wed., the 17th to see what bonuses will be available for the next 2 days. Earn up to 20% on select cards purchased those days. Any orders placed those two days will count even if they are paid for by check and submitted to me at a later date. Any cards paid with a linked bank account are available immediately. Additional information is available here on the Scrip website.

Once again, we ask that if you are not working to earn rebates to pay future NPMA dues that you consider purchasing gift cards and donating the rebate to the General Fund. We had a great season but fell short of some fundraising goals due, in part, to the bad weather at Knight of Sound. These rebates are essentially “free money” in that it doesn’t cost you any time or effort to sell anything. You just buy gift cards to pay for items you were going to buy anyway and Scrip gives us cash back. If you are buying gift cards for holiday gifts anyway please consider buying them here instead of at a local store. Every dollar we earn makes a difference!

Happy Earning!
Steph Rogovin
Scrip Coordinator


Our fundraiser through The Marketplace is giving us bonus cash every time someone orders from their Dessert Shop this month. They’ve got some really delicious choices, like Pumpkin Pie, Red Velvet Cake Roll, and more. You’ll be helping support us and making your own Thanksgiving easier at the same time! Be sure to share this link with your family and friends so they can order too:

Marketplace Shopping Link

Our ongoing fundraiser with The Marketplace can really help you and your family/friends save time in the kitchen this Thanksgiving. They’ve got “everything but the turkey”, so you can order mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, appetizers, desserts and more that will be super easy to prepare on the big day. Less time in the kitchen means more time to spend with the people you love! Use the link above to order or share with friends/family.


Ongoing Fundraisers

Wawa Hoagie Coupons – Wawa Shortie Hoagie Coupons are $4. Students receive $1 credit for each coupon. Contact Amy Walker at nawalker5@gmail.com for more info.

Amazon Smile – Use this link when shopping with Amazon and NPMA will benefit. Click here to shop with Amazon Smile.

Shutterfly – Shop at northpennmusic.shutterflystorefront.com. For every purchase you make through this link North Penn Music will receive 8%.

Freddy Hill Mini Golf – Tickets are $6, good for any date. NPMK gets $2 from every sale, and your student gets $1 in their CHARMS account. The tickets have no expiration. Contact Andrea Hinderliter at npma.fundraising@gmail.com for tickets.

GL Scrip – Order gift cards for everyday use, special occasions or gifts. Use gift cards for home improvement projects. Visit www.shopwithscrip.com or use the Raise Right App. There are also cards available each week that are kept in stock. Questions? Contact npmascrip@gmail.com.

Marketplace – Shop for gourmet cookies, desserts, pizza kits, crockpot meals, coffee and more. https://marketplacefundraising.com/pages/northpennmusic99?rfsn=6133512.2113cba

NEW! Fundraiser: Mabel’s Labels – https://mabelslabels.com/en_US/fundraising/support/. Labels for clothing, water bottles, shoes, stadium coats, music cases, lunchboxes–all of those things that end up on the lost and found table outside the band room, dishes for food donations, upcoming holidays. Type in North Penn Music Aides under organization.

View & Share Photos

If you’re looking for photos of your child, please visit our Flickr page at flickr.com/photos/npma/albums.

We encourage you to take photos and upload them to our Flickr account to share with others. Please only upload high quality photos and not multiples of the same shot. We are running into space limitations with Flickr.

Please use the login information below.

Email: npmapublicity@gmail.com
Password: Npma20212022 (PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THE PASSWORD!)

NOTE: Should you be the one to create a new Album here is the naming convention: “YYYY-MM-DD Name of the event or competition.” Please use this format so the albums stay in order.


Video Posting Policy

A reminder to everyone that we CANNOT put videos of our shows on ANY social media. We purchase the rights to use the music in these programs and any posting of the music on social media can cause these programs to incur fines.


Reminders

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