Taste of Lee's Summit and January notes

Good afternoon,

Taste of Lee’s Summit:

We could use a few parents and student combinations to volunteer to help collect donations/sponsorships for the Taste of Lee’s Summit. We have packets that will guide you through doing this and it can be done very quickly. I’m getting one myself.

Why is the Taste of Lee’s Summit important? This program is sponsored by the Lee’s Summit Education Foundation. The Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation promotes excellence in education by awarding gifts, grants and scholarships to educational areas within the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District that are effective, essential and in need of additional funding. We do that by generating and guiding philanthropic resources through personal and corporate contributions, planned giving, and events.

The music parents organization receives funds from volunteering at TOLS. Funds that we receive help support the music program at LSW through scholarships, professional clinicians, travel expenses and awards to name a few.

In addition to this volunteers are needed to support the TOLS event on March 1. We’ll need 15 adult volunteers that are able to work on March 1st from about 5pm-9pm. I’ve heard that this is a fantastic evening, my wife and I’ll be there and we hope that you’ll join us.


January 9 — LSWMP meeting in the band room.

I’d like to congratulate the following students on making All State:

All State Band:
Shayla Brown — Piccolo
Courtney Bingham — English Horn
Allyssa DeJarnette — Clarinet
Isaiah Carter — Jazz — Vibraphone

All State Orchestra:
Quinn Mosier — Bass
Kathryn Hilger — Viola

All State Choir (previously announced):
Danielle Adair — Alto
Courtney Bingham — Soprano
Ashlee Briggs — Soprano
Amanda Brobst — Soprano
Seth Harper — Bass
Preston Hereford — Tenor

These students will be performing at the MMEA conference in Tan-Tar-A resort on January 22-25.

What a talented and great group of students we have in our music program!

Have a blessed day,

Brent Grigsby
LSWMP President

Save the date for the Taste of Lee's Summit

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Remember to mark Saturday, March 1, 2014 on your calendars.

This is the date for the 15th Annual Taste of Lee’s Summit. The event is from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Pavilion at John Knox Village.

Before the festive night arrives, here are a couple of volunteer opportunities:

1. Auction items: If you have a Live or Silent auction item to donate, or a lead on one, please let us know. Call (816.986.1015) or email the Foundation office (sheryl.franke@leesummit.k12.mo.us).

2. Volunteers: During the next couple of months, we will need help coordinating, picking up and preparing auction items, and sending mailings. Let us know if you can help.

Thank you!

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Taste of Lee's Summit Volunteers Needed

The 15th Annual Taste of Lee’s Summit will be Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Pavilion in John Knox Village. This event is hosted by the Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation which promotes excellence in education by awarding gifts, grants and scholarships to educational areas within the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. Our group can earn $1,300 for participating in the event.

Christina Calderon is organizing LSW Music Parent’s participation. She needs 5 volunteers to help solicit donations from area businesses for the Taste of Lee’s Summit. She has packets with all of the information, list of businesses grouped by area, and information sheets. Very easy and kind of fun! If you are able to assist Christina in gathering these donations within the next 10 days, please contact her.

Music Parent meeting and Taste of Lee's Summit

Just a quick reminder that the music parent meeting is on December 5th at 7pm. We’ll be discussing the Washington DC trip, Taste of Lee’s Summit, information from the music directors and how we’re supporting the music program.

I try not to send out emails anymore than needed but please see below for assistance that’s needed.

Taste of Lee’s Summit:

Mark Hereford has already graciously offered to donate his valuable time to be on the committee for this event but we’re in need of another volunteer or two. This is a short term commitment as the 15th annual Taste of Lee’s Summit is being held on March 1st, 2014. We need a small committee to help coordinate getting donations to be auctioned off and to recruit volunteers; you’ll receive all the information needed at the planning meeting.

The Lee’s Summit Education Foundation is a nonprofit organizon dedicated to raising private funds to help support programs within the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. For more detailed information on their mission and what they do for the community please visit www.lsedfoundation.com. Not only does participating in this great function benefit the community and our school disctrict the music parents get a donation that goes towards our operating budget.

There will be a planning meeting held on Monday, December 9th from 5:15pm-7:00pm at the Stansberry Leadership Center with a light dinner served. If you’re interested please let me know so that I can get your RSVP to the Foundation for the meeting.

Look for more information to be coming in my December informational email once I get that from the committee.

Go Titans!

Brent Grigsby
LSWMP President