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News and Updates - Nov 12th

posted Nov 15, 2010, 4:08 AM by Oakton Orchestras

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS:  For garnering a seat in the District XII Orchestra through competitive auditions earlier this week:

Violin:   Ricky Bassett, Chris Suh, Tom Zhang, Edward Kao, Brian Hortelano, Brenda Oh and Henry Yen 
Viola:  Amanda Cerva and Ian Johnson
Cello:  Emily Wang and Eric Hautbois

These outstanding musicians will represent Oakton at the District event in January here at Oakton!


NY TRIP:    THE NEXT TRIP DEPOSIT IS DUE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH.  Please use the trip deposit remittance slips to return your deposit to Mrs. Myers.
Also, an unprecedented number of parents have volunteered to chaperone the trip.  Thank you - however, not all will be able to attend due to financial and space constraints.  Please let me or Mrs. Myers know if you are willing to decline your chaperoning offer.    
CHEESECAKES:  Reminder that you will  need to pick up your orders on MONDAY NOVEMBER 22 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the OHS Lecture Hall.  NOTE that cheesecakes must stay refrigerated, so we cannot hold them for you!!!  Please pick up and deliver your order on time!!!   

GSCRIP ORDERS:  The next GScrip (gift card) order is due MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15!!!  If you haven't participated in this EASY way to raise funds for your account. To learn more about the program, see the GLScrip page.  NOTE that this is an EASY gift idea for the holidays and that this order is the LAST order that is guaranteed to arrive before the holidays!   With vendors like LL Bean, Amazon, Giant, Bath and Body Works and more, you can't go wrong!

UNIFORMS: Will be delivered next week.  Mrs. Myers will distribute in class.
BARNES & NOBLE FUNDRAISER:  On FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 (Black Friday), our students will be spreading holiday cheer at the Fair Lakes Barnes & Noble store. Students will be performing holdiay music in small ensembles, reading to young shoppers and helping with face-painting and a craft.  Sign-ups in the Orchestra Room.  IN ADDITION, THE STORE WILL DONATE A PORTION OF ALL RETAIL SALES TO OUR PROGRAM IF THE SPECIAL ATTACHED VOUCHERS ARE USED AT THE TIME PURCHASE.   For more information, see the Barnes & Noble Bookfair page. Vouchers may be used all weekend, at all B&N stores, for online and even cafe purchases!!!  Books, games, music and more!   PLEASE DISTRIBUTE VOUCHERS IN ADVANCE TO FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS AND TEACHERS!!  Note that parent volunteers will be needed to chaperone the students and distribute vouchers.  Contact Sheila Hautbois at  if you can help out for a short time.
Have a great weekend!
Patty Lankenau
OHS Orchestra Booster Club
(703) 715-8527