Second week at Fillmore is going well, The kids are settling in nicely.
- Got a great question this week from a member: What’s the difference between the Fillmore Arts Center and the Friends of Fillmore? What does he FOF do?The FOF has many important functions that support the FAC. We appreciate our teachers, we fund raise to fill gaps in supply costs and instrument repair (a lot!), and most importantly, we advocate for the Arts Center when DCPS makes its funding decisions. FOF also runs the fabulous Fillmore Summer Arts Camp, which is ably operated by the wonderful Sara Friendly every year, and is really just about the best thing going. So many small jobs that go into all that, and we do our best to make sure the Center stays awesome for our three overcrowded schools, and well supported in its mission.
- I’ll be speaking about Fillmore tonight to the great parents at Ross, in their initial PTO meeting. No worries, Ross parents, I’ll be in and out in 5 minutes. I’ll be discussing how the FOF needs new officers this year, right now, and how it really, really, really isn’t a huge commitment.
- Shout out of the week: Many thanks to Shoshana Rosenbaum at Key who’s nicely stepped up to make sue our Key community gets the weekly Fillmore news blast.
- For school listservs, *reps pls. add to the weekly blast or PTO website*: “The next Fillmore event is back to school “Be an Artist” night on Tuesday September 25. Please put this on your calendar! Stop by to see your child’s classrooms and create with them. Specific times will be announced closer to the date.”