Hello and Welcome to the Spartan Choir Webpage!
My hope as your director is that you will find everything you need for choir throughout the year on our web page: www.spartanchoir.com I encourage you take a few minutes to click through the links on the menu to access a plethora of information that is stored here.
Please especially take note of the new calendar function located here. You can now save our calendar to your iCal or gmail calendar. Any changes that are made on the calendar will immediately be updated on your phone. Also, times and locations of events are stored there and you can immediately access directions to events and additional information through our calendar app on your phone.
Germany – Host Meeting Thursday September 22nd 7:00 PM
Every two years we host a German exchange choir from Heidelberg for two weeks in October and in return we get to travel to Germany for two weeks in June. We are DESPERATELY seeking choir families to host a male or female choir student from October 15th – October 27th. (Please note that if there are days where you cannot bring your student to school or will possibly be out of town for an event – that is okay! We can arrange carpools or we can arrange for students to stay with another family for a brief time if you a traveling.) It is an adventure for them to be here! This is a wonderful opportunity to engage in the choir community at West Springfield as well as an international community in Heidelberg Germany. For more information on hosting please go here and please follow the link to sign up! We would like to place students with host families by this weekend, so please sign up so that you can contact your host student to learn more about him or her.
CPA Meeting – Thursday September 22nd 7:00 PM
You have seen some of the choir forms coming home in the past few days, and may have even seen a sheet about the CPA. The CPA is stand for the Choral Patrons Association. These are the parent volunteers that help the choir program to be as successful as it can be. Every year we ask that parents consider to volunteer for some sort of activity. Whether it is helping to decorate the cafeteria for Breakfast With Santa, coordinating pie sales, helping to set up the desert table for concerts, or to help plan the end of the year banquet, we need your help. By following this link here you can learn more about the CPA, volunteer for a small task, or even donate to the CPA. Donations come with some cool kickbacks a-la-NPR and they are tax deductible.
Our CPA treasurer is responsible for tracking student fees and payments via CHARMS. You may have seen these forms from your students after the first week of school. All fees and payments are due by September 30th. Checks for all uniform fees, student fees, and spring trip, should be made to WSHS. Only checks for Spartan Choir t-shirts or hoodies should be made to the WSHS CPA.
To access CHARMS please follow the link here. Then you will have to type in the school code which is: “spartan choir”. From there you will be asked enter your student password. Most students have their password set to their student ID. Parents, if students have changed their password please ask them for it and use the new password. If you need a password reset please contact me and I can reset the password to the student ID. Once you enter charms you can check your choir fee or spring-trip balance, update your contact information, and volunteer for events. Once your check clears it may take a 1-2 weeks before it updates in charms.
Reminder – All forms and fees are due by September 30th. To access them go HERE