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Housing needed for district orchestra students

posted Jan 9, 2012, 6:43 PM by EPIMC Admin
The EHS orchestra is asking for help from any band families who might be willing to host district orchestra students (Feb. 8-11). 
The district orchestra includes more than 100 students from high schools throughout 7 counties.

This year, Parkland High School and EHS are hosting the festival together, so we are responsible for 
housing 1/2 the students (EHS and PHS students stay at their own homes).  Rehearsals and performance will be at Parkland. 

PMEA asks that each visiting student has his/her own bed (futons, air mattress, sleep sofas all ok). Typically, you would house students of the same gender as your own child. 

Please note if anyone smokes in your home and what pet/s you have, as  allergies need to be taken into account. 

Also, regarding the transportation needs indicated below, if that is a difficulty, there are parents willing to help with that aspect. 

Hosts are asked to: 
1. Provide a place to sleep, Wed., Thurs., and Friday nights, Feb. 8-10. When the students leave your home Saturday morning, they should take everything with them. 
2. Pick up the students from Parkland High School and take to your home, on Feb. 8, 9, and 10, around 9 or 10 pm (let us know if you need other parents to help drive). 
3. Take the students to Parkland High School in the mornings of Feb. 9, 10, and 11, around 8:00 am (exact schedules will be distributed later; again, let us know if you'd like driving assistance). 
4. Provide breakfast to the students on Feb. 9, 10, and 11. 

You are welcome, but not required, to attend the concert on Saturday, Feb. 11 (time tbd, usually early afternoon). 

So, please let me know if you willing to be a host, how many students you can host, smoking/pet info, and if you need any help with transportation. 

Let me know if you have any further questions as well, 

Thanks so much, 

Nancy Watkins 
610-504-2415 (c)"