We need volunteers for the Bunny Breakfast is this Saturday (and other reminders)

Dear families of chorus students,
The NYC trip was so much fun!  The students sang beautifully, saw lots of worthwhile sites and enjoyed many activities.
Next Saturday, March 30th is the annual Bunny Breakfast!  From 8:30-12:30 we’ll be serving pancakes, playing games with children and taking pictures with the Bunny.  This is a fun community activity that pays for our student banquet / dinner dance on April 26th at the Crowne Plaza (across from South Hills).  Time 6:15-8:45.   (Banquet)
Please help!!  Many hands make light work and this a really fun activity for a great cause..  We need you to keep the student workers organized, flip pancakes, color eggs, serve meals and help clean up.
The shifts are from 8:30-10:30 and 10:30-12:30.  However an hour would be great!
Upcoming dates…
Concert Dress rehearsal on April 8th from 6-8 pm.  Spring concert and senior recognition on April 11th at 7 pm.
Hope to see you next Saturday!  Lana Kipp  =)

Bunny Breakfast

Spread the word! (and don’t forget to sign up for your work shift)

Bunny Breakfast is March 30, 2019 in the HS cafeteria 9am to noon.

Set up is friday evening. First morning volunteers please arrive at 8:30

Stay tuned for more details.

Safe travels to everyone on the trip

Minutes / Announcements from February mandatory meeting

Hi parents of chorus students attending the NYC trip March 14-16!  Wah-hoo!
Things you need to remember-
March 13th-drop of of suitcase for your student.  We’ll have tags to place on it and one for their back-pack they’ll bring the next day.
March 14th- be at the school at 5:30 for a 6AM departure from the chorus room.  Students will call on their way home on Saturday.  Time approximately 11pm.  Be on time to pick up your student.
Invest in a portable phone charger.  The bus will drop us off each morning and pick us up in the evening.  Students must stay in touch at all times.
Completed , notarized forms need to be turned in by March 8th.  Chorus T-shirts are $15 payable to CVCPA.  These also need to be paid for by March 8th.
Students report to the chorus room on March 14th dressed in black chorus T-shirts, black pants and sneakers.  Have a backpack to carry around NYC.  Layer clothes.
If you’ve misplaced your forms please see the recent email or contact chartiersvalleychoruspsa@gmail.com.  Students should bring a copy of the itinerary.
Lana Kipp

Notary will be available at Mandatory Trip Meeting Thursday 7pm

Hadley Kappers will be available at the Thursday meeting to notarize your forms for $5.

Martha Kagle has also suggested checking with your bank, as some banks have free notary services for their customers (but not the general public)
I would add AAA too. They are either free for members or charge a nominal fee. (It’s been a while since I’ve used it)
Whatever notary you use, please don’t forget your forms and the meeting Thursday at 7pm
Thank you!
Ronda for Mrs. Kipp and cvcpsa

Important Reminders 2-26-19

Hi chorus families!
Please remember that T-shirt payments are $15 and due by March 4th.  These are worn by ALL chorus students at the upcoming concert.  Students may use money in their accounts or raise the money by selling a box of chocolate- $30 check written to CVCPA.
Mandatory meeting this Thursday.
6:40 for chaperones and everyone at 7 pm.  (Chorus room).  Enter the P arts wing at the door across from the MS entrance.
Please bring completed forms if possible.  The UPS at 1597 Washington Pike, right by the high school, has notary service for $10.  Please bring a double-sided copy of your student’s medical insurance card.
Mrs. Kipp

Click To View: Announcements week of Feb 24

Hi parents of CVHS chorus students!
We’re very excited about the turn-out of the 2 Sound Waves recitals and were happy to have raised $211 to help the family of Bryson Ackermann.  Jeff Ackermann was very thankful for the help of all the people that have reached out in so many ways to his family.  He reports that Bryson is doing much better and is now able to walk again.
Our second item of interest is the chorus T-shirt design created by Elayna Czap, with the “FRIENDS” theme.  This T-shirt will be worn on the NYC trip and for the second half of the spring concert on April 11th.  (Evening dress rehearsal on April 8th.)  Cost for the T-shirt is $15 each with the $100 screen preps covered by the CVCPA.  Checks should be written to CVCPA.  Money is due March 8th.
Ask your student for the trip packet they received in class on Thursday, February 21st.The packet includes a cover letter, a take along list, rules, and a 6 page packet that needs completed and notarized.  Requested information includes a double-sided copy of health insurance card and a recent tetanus inoculation date.  (Chaperones will also receive a rooming/ chaperone list).
A list of any pending costs is attached to the student’s packet.  Outstanding trip costs MUST be turned in no later than February 28th.  
MANDATORY TRIP MTG will be held in the chorus classroom on February 28th at 7 pm.  Please bring your completed packet, if possible.  At the meeting an itinerary will be distributed and questions will be answered.    Completed trip packets must be turned in by  March 4th.  
Please help us with the upcoming Bunny Breakfast on March 30th.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the money made goes to the students to pay for their end of the year dinner dance/ banquet.  Please send in a bag of candy and sign up to help during a 2 hour shift on March 30th from 8:30-12:30.  Contact Wendy Czap at 412-335-4848.
Thank you
Mrs. Kipp

Important updates: Please read

Great job at the 1st evening of Sound Waves.  I was so proud of all of you!
I will re-schedule our second evening when I get back to school.  I have to check dates with those of you who haven’t sung yet and find a date that I can get a bldg permit for the MS commons.
Keep practicing!

The last payment for the March 14-16 NYC trip is due to our travel agent.  At this point we are missing many payments.  So that we can complete our obligation to the company please bring the rest of your payments in on Monday, February 3rd, along with your pepperoni roll fundraiser.
Mrs. Kipp

Soundwaves performances Jan 29th & 30th 7pm in MS commons


  1. On your performance night, report to the chorus room by 6:30 (dress is business casual)
  2. Bring treats or water the night you are not performing
  3. Attendance is expected both nights unless directed otherwise by Mrs.Kipp


January 29 & 30


Middle School Commons Room (cafeteria)


Donations at the door will benefit the 

Brysen Ackerman family

refreshments will be served after the perfomances

More Bunny Breakfast Info (follow website to get updates in your email)

Thank you Mrs. Czap for organizing the 2019 Bunny Breakfast

Bunny Breakfast Saturday, March 30, 2019

9am to 12pm

Middle School Commons (follow the signs)

Tickets are $8.00 per person

  • Pancake & sausage breakfast with beverage (juice, coffee, tea or milk)
  • Egg dying
  • Egg Hunt
  • Arts and Crafts table
  • Face painting
  • Scavenger Hunt with treat bags
  • Jelly Bean guess
  • A picture with the Easter Bunny

Students: Keep an eye out for work time sign ups


Adult volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the door and assist CVCPSA officers during the Bunny Breakfast. If you can help with this or any chorus activities, please contact Mrs. Kipp (lkipp@cvsd.net)