FIREWORKS FUNDRAISING CANCELED!
Parents and students,
THE TOP DOG FIREWORKS FUNDRAISER IS CANCELED ENTIRELY. DO NOT ATTEND ANY OF YOUR SHIFTS.
After the training yesterday evening, and much discussion with parents and other educators, I have two major concerns:
The safety of our students regarding transportation distance and time of day, operating a store that is located on a major highway, and working with a company which is not providing full time security.
The lack of organization by the company regarding training and support for our students and parents.
Though I believe it is important to honor a commitment made to those we work with, I believe it is far more important that I honor the commitment I’ve made to the parents and students. That is to keep the students safe in every way possible. In this situation, I don’t feel that I can guarantee that, and thus do not feel comfortable asking for your participation.
I am so incredibly grateful for the support and the commitment that you as a community have made towards this fundraiser. It is my hope that our future endeavors can be supported in a similar way. The staff will work diligently to provide other opportunities throughout the year to raise money for the band program.
Thank you for your unending support. I wish you a safe and fulfilling 4th of July!