LN Band Booster Newsletter 8/14/18

From: "LN Band" <jenniferjansen@msdlt.org>
Subject: LN Band Booster Newsletter 8/14/18
Date: August 14th 2018

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Booster Newsletter 8/14/18


  1. BOOSTER MEETING – Tonight!
  7. SCRIP – Gift Cards


  • All LN Band parents are invited to attend our first parent booster meeting tonight at 6:30pm in the band room.
  • This is a great way to meet your Band Booster Board members, find out about fundraising opportunities, and become an active part of our LN Band family!
  • There will be a Meet and Greet session with our Band Directors at 6:00pm.
  • Click here for a list of all LN Band Booster Meeting dates for the 2018 – 2019 calendar year.


  • WEBSITE: We are experiencing ongoing maintenance issues with the software used to update the lnband.com website. While we continue to work on resolving these issues, please refer to the LN Band Booster Newsletters for the most current information.
  • LISTSERV: Some individuals that are subscribed to our LN Band Boosters listserv are not receiving our weekly newsletters. We have been in continued communication with the MSDLT District offices and Technology department regarding this issue, and are actively working to resolve it. Starting this week, we will begin posting our newsletter to the LN Band Facebook page in an effort to reach more families.


  • Beginning July 1, 2018, LN Band has switched from using Cervis to signup.com for our volunteer management system. This change not only saves money that can now be used for our students, but also allows for easier access on mobile devices for volunteers and coordinators. We have received quite a bit of feedback from parents about difficulties using the Cervis system, and we’re hoping that switching to signup.com will alleviate many of these issues.
  • You do not need to register an account, or keep a password on Signup.com to sign up and volunteer! Signup.com also does not retain or share your email address with any third parties.
    • Parents of Marching Pride students should be familiar with this program, as it is the same one that has been used successfully by MPLT for the past few years.
  • Currently, only the Breakfast Sale and Concessions fundraisers are listed on Signup; see below for links to each of these fundraisers, and check future listservs for more opportunities to volunteer!
  • Email Jen Jansen at jenniferjansen@msdlt.k12.in.us for more information, or with questions.


  • Our first concert is Wednesday, September 26th and we will begin fitting students for concert attire starting next week. Volunteers are needed to help fit students; no sewing or prior experience necessary! If you are able to help, please email Jen Jansen at jenniferjansen@msdlt.k12.in.us
  • If your student still has their concert attire from last year, please have them try it on to see if any items need to be replaced.
  • Uniform Requirements:
    • Concert Band: Students must wear all black dress attire. This includes a long-sleeved, collared black dress shirt, black pants/skirt, black socks, and black dress shoes.
    • Symphonic Band: Students must wear all black dress attire. This includes a long-sleeved, collared black dress shirt, black pants/skirt, black socks, and black dress shoes.
    • Wind Ensemble: New students will be fitted for a black concert dress, or concert tux ensemble (includes a dress shirt, vest, pants, and a bowtie) and jacket.
      • These items will be purchased through the band department, and charged to your student’s account. Tux jackets will be rented to students for use throughout the year, and returned at the end of the school year. All other items are purchased by the student, and do not need to be returned.


  • What is the Breakfast Table Fundraiser? It is one of our most profitable fundraisers that supports ALL of our Performing Arts students, by supporting our student scholarship fund AND allowing parents to earn money towards their student’s account. Volunteering at the Breakfast Table is also a great way to meet fellow Performing Arts families! This being said, we need many volunteers to keep bringing in funds.
  • What you need to know to help:
    • Work any school day from 8:00 am to 9:15 am
    • Work with 1-2 other band parents.
    • Earn $5 toward your student account for every shift worked
    • Students may work with their parent as the third volunteer and earn a second stipend.
    • Any adult who wants to help a band student is welcome; parent, grandparent, aunts, uncle, cousins, or good friends
    • Use the Sign Up link (http://signup.com/go/tVnZSrt) to sign up for shifts
    • Receive an email reminder for the shifts you register for
  • This is a fun and easy fundraiser to work. It brings in between $100 - $200 profit a day.  If we do not get people to sign up we will lose this valuable fundraiser. 
  • PLEASE check your calendars, schedules, and hearts.  Find a time when you can help and then sign up.  If every student had an adult who could volunteer just 3 times during the school year we would have all the slots filled.
  • If you have any questions or need help signing up please contact Gayle Cartwright gmjc031154@comcast.net or call 317-439-4020.


  • Concessions are a huge fundraiser for the Band Department and for your student’s account!
  • There are many shifts available in the evenings during the week, and throughout the day on Saturdays for people to work at athletic events selling concessions.
  • All family members, 16 years of age and above, are welcome to participate. 
    • Each person receives $20.00 per shift, which goes directly into your student’s account, $30 for stand managers* (with training). 
    • There will be a limit of 3 signups per family until everyone has a chance to signup (no limit on Friday night football games). A message will be sent when families can sign up for additional shifts.
  • Please contact Tonya Laudadio for more information.  Email: tonyalaudadio@yahoo.com.
  • To sign up: Go to http://signup.com/go/RbPHOeR
  • Stand Managers are needed!  A Stand Manager helps open/close the concession stand and is the person “in charge”.  Please email Tonya Laudadio if you are interested in becoming a Stand Manager.  There will be a training session.


  1. SCRIP – Gift Cards
  • Turn Everyday Shopping into Fundraising – no selling, just earning!  Scrip is fundraising while you shop at all your favorite stores!  Click here to find out how.
  • The next order date for plastic cards is August 21, 2018
  • Click here for a calendar of all Scrip order dates for the 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Go to the Scrip website at www.shopwithscrip.com to place your order, enroll in PrestoPay, reload cards, search for special offers, and more.
  • Orders paid by cash or check must be received by Jen Jansen in the band office (Room 159) by 2:00 pm on the order date.  Online orders paid by PrestoPay must be made by 7:00 pm on the order date.
  • The shipping fee on plastic cards is $8.50 for standard delivery. This fee is divided between everyone who placed orders for plastic cards on that date, and is deducted from any earned rebate.  If you are the only person ordering cards, the entire shipping fee will be deducted from your rebate.
  • For Scrip questions, please contact Kaye Schoenling KSchoenl@comcast.net or (317) 709-0039.


  • With the start of a new school year, it’s the perfect time to check and make sure that Lawrence North Band Boosters is selected as your chose community organization.
    • Annual renewals are required for our general fund to continue receiving benefits from all of your Kroger purchases.
  • Register your Kroger Plus Card, or sign up for one today, and help support our programs while you shop!


  • All LN Band students should have received a copy of the 2018 – 2019 Band Handbook during their band class last week.
  • It is important that both parents and students read the contents of the handbook thoroughly
  • Click here to access a digital copy


    • Come down to Lucas Oil Stadium this Friday evening and cheer on the Marching Pride at their first performance of the season! MPLT will be performing their 2018 show, “Livin’ on Royal Street”, during halftime at the LC vs. HSE football game.
    • Stay up to date! Click here to receive the weekly MPLT Newsletter.
    • Join MPLT for their 2nd annual Color Run on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Lawrence Park. Save the date!  This is a FUN run. Times don’t matter, but how much color you can accumulate does!
      • It’s not too late to register! Click here to enter.
      • Performing Arts students must submit a paper registration form to the Performing Arts office in order to receive the discounted $12 registration fee. Click here to download the required form.
      • Join our Facebook Color Run event page.
      • Students are encouraged to continue collecting donations through August 18th, this is a great way to earn money towards their band fees!


Save the Dates:








LN Band Booster Meeting

Band Room

6:30p – 7:30p



MPLT Rehearsal & Performance: LC vs HSE Football Game

Lucas Oil Stadium

4:30p – 11p



MPLT Color Run

Lawrence Park

8a – 12p



Scrip Plastic Card Orders Due





MPLT Rehearsal & Performance: LC vs. LN Football Game


7p – 9:30p



Additional calendar information is available at www.lnband.com.




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