Monday, November 25, 2013

Poinsettia Order Reminder!

REMINDER: Poinsettia orders are needed by Tuesday, December 3. These beautiful high quality, six- to eight-bloom red poinsettia plants, delivered directly from the grower, will be on display during the Downers Grove South Holiday Concert on December 12, 2012. Each plant is $12 Go to your blog listand can be picked up at the conclusion of the concert.

Alternate pick-up options include December 13th, during the school day, in the Fine Arts office of Downers Grove South High School, B-122. Or special arrangements can be made by contacting Kelly Snyder at 630-985-7202.

Please complete the order form and return it, with payment, to the DGS Fine Arts Department. Checks should be made payable to DGS Fine Arts.

Thanks for supporting this FOFA fundraiser!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

New 2013 Holiday Notecards Featuring Student Artwork

Looking for a lovely one-of-a-kind gift for the holidays? Consider purchasing a collection of six notecards featuring original artwork from students at Downers Grove South High School. Priced at $10 for each set of six, you'll also be supporting the DGS Fine Arts program.

Notecards will be available at the Downers Grove South Holiday Concert and Art Show, Thursday, December 12, starting at 6:00 pm. 

If you can't come to the show or concert, you can still purchase directly at school. Please make your check payable to DGS FOFA (Friends of Fine Arts), stop by the Fine Arts Department office (or send your student) and ask for Glenn Williams.

Images from this year's talented artists include:


Emily Ullrich, photography, “Strand of Pearls” 

Marisa Tolomeo, watercolor, ”Sister” 

Merlyn Thomas, pastel drawing, “Shiny Baubles”

Migle Gvildyte, ceramics, “Paisley”

TJ Stice, ceramics, “Horsehair”


Tylie Loya, drawing, “Old Lovely”

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

FOFA Annual Poinsettia Sale - Please Order by December 3!

Help decorate your home and the Downers Grove South Holiday Concert by purchasing a beautiful high quality, six- to eight-bloom red poinsettia plant, delivered directly from the grower. Each plant is $12 and can be picked up at the conclusion of the concert on December 12, 2013.

Alternate pick-up options include December 13th, during the school day, in the Fine Arts office of Downers Grove South High School, B-122. Or special arrangements can be made by contacting Kelly Snyder at 630-985-7202.

Orders are needed by Tuesday, December 3, 2013, along with your payment. Please complete the order form and return it to the DGS Fine Arts Department. Checks should be made payable to DGS Fine Arts.

Thanks for supporting this FOFA fundraiser! (Note: Music students earn $4/plant for the 2nd, 3rd, etc. poinsettia sold.)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Please Join Us! 2013-2014 Membership Drive


As Friends of Fine Arts (FOFA) embarks on our 16th year, we are pleased and proud of the energy and direction of the organization. If you aren't already familiar with FOFA, we'd like to take a moment to introduce you to our activities and invite you to join us.

What does FOFA do?
FOFA works in collaboration with Band Boosters and Choir Boosters to serve more than 1,700 students who participate in curricular arts programs at South High School. Last year, FOFA supported more than $10,000 in projects which helped ignite a passion for the arts in our musicians and visual artists, including:

Student scholarships - FOFA offers summer study grants in music and visual art and assistance to students requiring financial support to pursue private instruction.

Student fundraising - by organizing various fundraisers, FOFA helps students fund their own accounts and pay for supplies, lessons and school-sponsored trips.

Visiting musicians and artists - FOFA helps expand the boundaries of the classroom by supporting opportunities for students to learn from professional artists.

Equipment - students of the visual and musical arts at South High School benefit from FOFA's purchases of supplemental equipment for fine arts instruction.

Events - FOFA helps organize and provide hospitality support for concerts, art shows and other fine arts events.

How can you help?
Parents can support our efforts in three ways:
1.   Contribute any level of financial assistance by joining FOFA
2.   Provide volunteer assistance at events
3.   Support our various fundraisers held throughout the year

We fully understand the complexities of the current economy and want you to know that your participation, at any level, is valued and enables fulfillment of our vision to ignite a passion for the arts in every learner. Please see our brochure for more information on our organization and to indicate your commitment.

Thanks in advance for your participation on every level. We anticipate another fantastic year in the arts here at South High School.

Artistically yours,
The 2013-2014 FOFA Board
Jaya Chari, Julie Collins, Joette Conger, Jennifer Hauser, Koreen Hux, Karolle Krajewski, Walter Krajewski, Janet Lapen, Melissa Maguire, Krysten Meek, Cynthia Minnis, Jill Quinn, Kelly Snyder, and Glenn Williams