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Benvenuti Performing Arts Center

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Enhancing the learning experiences of student artists at Natomas Charter School.

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The Natomas Charter School shall be nonsectarian in its programs, admissions policies, employment practices and all other operations, shall not charge tuition, and shall not discriminate against any pupil on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender or disability.

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Welcome to the Performing and Fine Arts Academy (PFAA)

The Performing and Fine Arts Academy, serving grades 6-12, offers a unique balance of rigorous academic instruction and intensive instruction in the performing and fine arts. Areas of artistic training range from drama, dance, music and the fine arts to stagecraft and computer animation.

In addition to being named a National School of Distinction in the Performing and Fine Arts, The Performing and Fine Arts Academy has been regularly recognized in the local community through Elly (recognizing outstanding theatre in the Sacramento area) nominations and awards, participation in the Jammies (music recognition program for students), and many other events. All of our students are taught by arts teachers who continue to be professional practicing artists in the community, allowing students to learn not only the technical aspects of artistic expression, but also what it is like to be a professional practicing artist.

Academically, our students excel. Our academic teachers are highly trained and our courses are rigorous. Even with the rigor of our courses, the Academy routinely has over 70% of its students on the honor roll. Many high school seniors go on to prestigious four year universities and art schools.

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4/29/18

Dear 8th Graders, Parents, and Guardians:
 
We are looking forward to our upcoming promotion festivities! Please read the following information regarding promotion and sign the attached parent/guardian signature page. Feel free to email Mr. DeMeritt, Mr. Farwig or Mrs. Green with any questions. We look forward to celebrating this event with you!
 
Promotion Ceremony
The promotion ceremony is a celebration of your accomplishments throughout Middle School. Your work will be honored in front of your family and friends. You will be expected to acknowledge the importance of this event in both your dress and behavior. The following is a guideline for promotion. Please read all information carefully!
 
Dress Code
All 8th graders participating in the ceremony must adhere to dress code. You will want to look professional for the ceremony. You will NOT be allowed to participate in the ceremony if you are not conforming to dress code.
 
Dresses should not be formal. Consider what you might wear as a guest to a nice wedding when thinking of attire. If your dress has spaghetti straps, a T-Back or is strapless you must wear a sweater or jacket while at school and during the promotion ceremony! Think about the length of your dress or skirt as well. You may be sitting in front of the audience and you will want to feel comfortable. You may be tempted to purchase heels for the event. Keep in mind that you will be walking in front of a large audience several times during the ceremony. Wear shoes that you feel comfortable walking in!
 
Jeans and T-shirts are not appropriate. Dress slacks and a collared shirt is traditionally worn. A buttoned-down shirt and tie is also appropriate. Ties are not mandatory. Since you are sitting in front of the audience, think about the color of your socks as well. They may be seen! Please be sure to adhere to dress code.
 
Promotion Morning-Friday, June 8th
Arrive at school by 8:15 AM for the promotion breakfast. Report to the MPR.  The breakfast is for students only, not for families. We hope you will celebrate with your family after the ceremony.
Following the breakfast, we will go to F1 and F2 to wait until the ceremony begins. Once we go to the F1 and F2, you will not be permitted to roam the campus. All of your purses/yearbooks/phones/etc. will be stored in the F1 and F2 during the ceremony.
 
Promotion will begin at 10:00 am.  Please let your parents know that all balloons will be placed in another location for safe-keeping until after the ceremony is over. We don’t want to block the view of other guests.

Seating is first-come, first served, students may NOT reserve seats for family. Parents will want to arrive early for parking and seating.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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4/10/18

GRADUATION CEREMONY AND REHEARSAL INFORMATION CLASS OF 2018

SENIORS:  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY AND REHEARSAL.  

 

GRADUATION REHEARSAL

The PFAA Graduation Rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 from 12:45pm to 2:30pm in the main quad at NCS.  It’s gonna be warm out, so make sure you wear sunscreen!

 

Report to the media center quad for rehearsal promptly at 12:40 pm  We’ll be starting rehearsal at 12:45pm sharp

 

You are required to attend rehearsal in order to participate in the graduation ceremony the next day.  

 

IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND REHEARSAL YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONY.

 

GRADUATION CEREMONY

The Graduation Ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018.

 

You need to be at Natomas Charter School no later than 6:00 p.m. Please do not arrive late!  Assemble in the audience section of the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center.

You must wear your cap and gown at graduation.

 

*Tickets are not needed for friends or family attending the ceremony.  Families may begin seating at 5:00 p.m. Individuals may reserve no more than 3 seats.


 

IMPORTANT INFO

  • The students in this years graduating class are being permitted to decorate their graduation caps !  Any students wishing to participate in cap decoration will need to adhere to the guidelines on this document.  Decorated caps must be approved on Monday, June 4th 2018 at 12:30pm in the lobby of the Benvenuti.

 

  • Wear appropriate clothing during rehearsal and at graduation.  Please adhere to the NCS dress code.

 

  • Bill Smith Photography will be taking portraits of the 2018 graduates at the Ceremony. You can pre-order your Graduate's Portrait online by visiting https://billsmithphoto.com/photos or by calling the Bill Smith Customer Service Department at (916)749-1026.


 

STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ADHERE TO THE RULES ABOVE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONY.

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4/8/18

PFAA Spring Finals are coming up during the week of June 4-8.  Please see the schedule below for information on the special daily schedules and other events happening on during Finals Week. 

 

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1/21/18

The NCS school year calendar for 2018-19 is now available.  Please note that this calendar includes days in session holidays, and the beginning and end of term, it does not include minimum days and special schedules. Those will be determined later this school year.

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