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Parent Information Letter

  • 1.  Parent Information Letter

    Posted 04-02-2018 07:39
    I'm brand new to ITS and am trying to reinstate a troupe at my school that has been inactive since 1991. I'm looking for a letter template to send out to the parents of eligible students letting them know what ITS is, What an honor it is to be inducted and how it can benefit their child in the future. If any of you have something like this would you mind emailing it to me? I'm just looking for a jumping off place. We are looking at holding our first induction ceremony in approx 5-6 weeks. Thanks in advance!!!!!

    Shannon Lee
    Director of Theatre
    Brownwood High School
    shannon.lee@brownwoodisd.org

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    Shannon Lee
    Director of Theatre
    Brownwood ISD
    Brownwood TX
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  • 2.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 04-04-2018 11:10
    Hi, Shannon

    I have a copy of such a letter that someone shared with me. I'll be happy to send it to you via email.

    Also, if you haven't found it yet, on the ITS troupe information page, there's a link to the Make Your Case for Starting an ITS Troupe page. That page includes an introductory video, a PowerPoint presentation, and downloadable brochures that you might find useful.

    Feel free to contact me directly if you have questions or need anything else.

    Thank you for rekindling the Thespian tradition at Brownwood High School!

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    Brian Benz
    Membership Manager
    Educational Theatre Association
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  • 3.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 04-17-2018 14:47
    Brian,
    Can you also share this letter with me? I need to convince parents to pay the $30 a kid as I have a very poor program. Thank you.

    Sarah W.

    swoodwar@egusd.net

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    Sarah Woodward
    Teacher
    Elk Grove CA
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  • 4.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 04-18-2018 13:40
    Hi, Sarah

    I just sent the letter to you via email. Hope it helps!

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    Brian Benz
    Membership Manager
    Educational Theatre Association
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  • 5.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 01-11-2019 16:05
    Hi Brian;

      Would it be possible to receive a copy of the letter as well? we are planning our ceremony for March 1. I would really appreciate it.


     Thank you!

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    Veronica Castaneda
    Theater teacher
    Ysleta independent school district
    El Paso TX
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  • 6.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 01-14-2019 10:00
    Hi, Veronica


    I'm happy to help. The letter is on its way to you via email. Thank you for making the International Thespian Society an integral part of your theatre program at Ysleta's Young Women's Leadership Academy!

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    Brian Benz
    Membership Manager
    Educational Theatre Association
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  • 7.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 04-06-2019 20:00
    HI Brian,

    I would also like a copy of the letter.  My email is willirs@nv.ccsd.net.  Thank you for your help with this!!

    -Rebekah Whittenberger

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    Rebekah Whittenberger
    Teacher
    Las Vegas NV
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  • 8.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 04-08-2019 20:31
    Hi Brian:

    I too would be very interested to take a look at your letter.  I think it might be very helpful in persuading my students and their parents.  If you could send it to me at ccaven@portervilleschools.org, I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks!

    Craig Caven
    Teacher
    Porterville High School
    Porterville, CA

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    Craig Caven
    Teacher
    Porterville High School
    Porterville CA
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  • 9.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 05-15-2019 06:52
    I would love a copy too. Kgibson@oneschool.net

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    Kathryn Gibson
    Production Manager/Drama Teacher
    One School of the Arts
    Orlando FL
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  • 10.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 05-10-2019 12:06
    Edited by Sally Jackson 05-10-2019 12:06
    I would greatly appreciate a copy of the letter as well. Thank you!  sally.jackson@myoneclay.net

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    Sally Jackson
    Teacher
    Keystone Heights FL
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  • 11.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 05-14-2019 11:34
    Count me in on this letter to parents. I could really use it!
    frieda.gebert@boyle.kyschools.us

    Thanks!

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    Frieda Gebert
    Drama and Speech
    Boyle County Schools
    Danville, KY
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  • 12.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 04-09-2019 10:49
    Shannon, I will email you a little FAQ type sheet I made to get my troupe going and then give out to new students. It is basic but it helps me.


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    Shelby English
    Theatre Teacher
    Macon GA
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  • 13.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 05-12-2019 08:17
    I'd love this info, too. TIA.   Mcknightl@pearlandisd.org

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    Lynda McKnight
    Pearland TX
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  • 14.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 05-13-2019 08:55
    I would also love a copy.

    Zoraida Adams
    316 NW 35th Street
    Boca Raton, Fl. 33431

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    Zoraida Adams
    Drama Department Cair
    Boca Raton FL
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  • 15.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 05-13-2019 03:39
    Add me to the list of people who would like to get a copy of that letter! :)

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    Holly Striska
    Theater Teacher
    Berwyn IL
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  • 16.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 05-13-2019 09:19
    Brian,

    Can you hit me up as well? :). jjordan@misshalls.org.

    Thanks!

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    Jennifer Jordan
    Director of Theater and Dance
    Miss Hall's School
    Pittsfield MA
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  • 17.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 05-14-2019 08:26
    Could you please add me to this list also? ldparks@k12.wv.us

    Douglas Parks
    444 Jewell Rd
    Parkersburg, WV 26101
    (P) 304.863.3356 ext.112
    (F) 304.863.3357

    Junior Thespian Director Troupe 88963
    #BlennyTheater
    Instagram: BLENNYTHEATER
    Twitter: @Blenny Theater

    "Classrooms change when students start to believe their thinking matters."
     







  • 18.  RE: Parent Information Letter

    Posted 05-16-2019 14:10
    It's great to see so much interest in the Parent Letter template!

    We're working on adding a downloadable Thespian parent letter template to the Thespian troupe director resources page and a Junior Thespian parent letter template to the Junior Thespian troupe director resources page.

    If you'd like us to send you a copy in the meantime, please send your request by email to members@schooltheatre.org rather than adding your request to the thread. Be sure include your school name, troupe number, email address, and if you'd like a Thespian letter, Junior Thespian letter, or both.

    Thank you!

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    Brian Benz
    Membership Manager
    Educational Theatre Association
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