SSSG Notes November 29, 2018

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Hello Suzuki families,

The SSSG Snowflake concert is this Sunday, December 2.  Please read all of the details below regarding all of the details surrounding this event.

Also, please remind yourself that the deadline to order your complimentary tickets is December 1.  
 *The River Run can send you your tickets through e mail now avoiding a pick-up at the theatre (please read below for details).

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

SSSG Snowflake Concert tickets

I Tickets to the SSSG Snowflake concert are available for pick up/sale:
 through  the River Run Centre box office. 
 Now you can simple go on line or call the RR & your tickets will be e mailed to you!!

Adults $15, Students $10, EyeGo $5
* Each SSSG family will receive x 2 complimentary tickets to the concert. These are listed under your last names at the River Run box office. 
(Exception: Beginner families will receive x 1 comp ticket only as the other comp ticket will be needed for one parent to sit with their beginner in the audience)
Comp tickets MUST be picked up or ordered by December 1

9:00 Primrose Onstage
9:15 All other violins and 
violas except beginners 
arrive for tuning and get in 
in cooperators Hall
9:15 Perlman Onstage
9:30 All cellos arrive for tuning and line up Backstage
9:35 All Violas Onstage
9:50 All violins Onstage
10:15 Beginners arrive and sit in audience 
with parents
10:20 Everyone except 
On stage
10:40 Beginners On stage
10:50 All violins, all violas 
and beginners l
eave to go home
11:15 All cellos except Matz Leave to go home
11:40 Matz Leaves to go home
1:45 Concorde arrives Tunes and lines up Backstage
2:00 Concorde On stage
2:20 All Leave stage

III Concert Attire
Concorde, Ehnes, Matz: Your outfits specified by Joy in a separate e mail
Ehnes: all black
All others: White top, black bottoms, black socks/stockings & shoes.

IV Snowflake Concert refreshments
We look forward to celebrating your child's music at our post-performance reception.  Please bring a nut-free plate to share:

Last names starting with:
Last names starting with:
A-E Baked goods
F-J Veggie Plates
K-O Fruit Plates
P-T Crackers & cheese or savoury plate
U-Z chips/pretzels etc

Thanks in advance for your generosity.

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Grocery Cards as Holiday gifts or donations?
  • We have cards from Loblaws that will work at any Loblaws store. This includes No Frills, Zehrs, and Superstore to name a few
  • Cards are worth their exact value, i.e. if you buy one for $50, you now have $50 that you can spend at the store
  • The SSSG receives %5 of the cost of the card, and that money goes into our operating budget
  • You can buy cards (available in $25, $50, $100, and $250) with cash or cheques
  • You all paid a fundraising fee of $75 to the school, and you can offset that cost by purchasing cards-for every $100 card you buy you will be refunded $5, up to the full amount of your fundraising fee. The card sellers will record your purchases and the bookkeeper, Tracy Jewell, will refund you at the end of the year
  • If you pre-purchased cards, they are available from the card seller at the first group class of each month
  • You can buy cards on behalf of friends, coworkers, and family if you wish
  • Grocery cards will be available at all SSSG Group Class Saturdays

Grocery cards are also great donations to make to charities who feed people such as:
-Guelph Food Bank
-Hospice Wellington
-Children's Foundation of Guelph Wellington Food and Friends program
-Lakeside Hope House
-St James the Apostle's Anglican Church Breakfast program and others.

Grocery cards available through the SSSG at Large Groups rehearsal & at the Snowflake Concert or by contacting Janet Johnson:

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Canada Homestay Network seeks home for 15 yr old violinist homestay

My new employer is Canada Homestay Network and I learned that we will be receiving a 15 y/o German female student in March who has played violin since she was small. She is interested in joining an orchestra while she is here. I don't know too many other details yet but when I saw that I knew I needed to contact you! Do you have any ideas on a family that might be willing to host this student?  Some basic requirements for the host are that the family must be English speaking at home, must have a bedroom with a bed and desk for the student only, must be willing to spend time with the child and eat supper together most evenings. Also, all adults in the household must have a clean Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search. The student would, of course, be attending high school full time. There is a stipend available to the family to help with the hosting costs. 
I feel like this would be such a neat opportunity for one of the Suzuki families. I would totally do it if I had a spare bedroom! Can you help?
Please feel free to contact me via email or on my personal cell phone 519-835-0635 if you have questions.
Thanks so much!

Melissa Paciulan (Antonio's mom)
Relationship Manager