Greetings from the DSHA Parents Fine Arts Association,
The PFAA is an important part of the Fine Arts community here at DSHA. We hope you will consider joining us!
What does the PFAA do and how do the $25 dues help support the Arts?
The PFAA holds monthly meetings generally on the 1st Tuesday of each month. If your daughter participates in orchestra, visual or fine art, choir, Angelaires, theater, or drama club; or even if you just love the fine arts, then please consider joining us!
In addition to monthly meetings, the PFAA provides updates in the Parent eNews, alerting members about opportunities to see, hear, and experience the talent and creativity of DSHA students during the academic year.
If you are not able to make a meeting, minutes are posted right here on this page.
The dues each member pays helps support community outreach projects for students in the arts.
Provides receptions for our concerts and theater events.
Helps purchase wish-list items for faculty to enhance learning.
Funds summer scholarships for students to continue their artistic development outside of DSHA.
In recent years, the funds raised by the PFAA have purchased ukuleles, helped resurface the tables in the art rooms, and re-cover the tables used by the handbell choir.
DSHA summer scholarship award winners have been able to purchase art supplies, fund voice, acting, and dance lessons, and attend prestigious art camps.
The arts will look a little different this year at DSHA. There are fundraising shortfalls across all programs, due to lost revenue from canceled and postponed events. PFAA dues will play a critical role in maintaining the artistic excellence we have come to expect across all the disciplines. Please consider supporting the arts at DSHA by joining the PFAA!
Apply for PFAA Scholarships today!
PFAA Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award | The Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award application process is open to all DSHA seniors. The monetary award is designed to honor a senior who has made a contribution to the fine arts at DSHA through her participation, dedication, and/or talent in any of the fine arts disciplines. Applications are due February 28. The award will be presented at the PFAA Fine Arts Awards Night on May 5. The winner must be present to receive the award.
PFAA Summer Scholarship Awards | PFAA Summer Scholarship Awards are available for current DSHA freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. These awards may be used toward fine arts summer camps, DSHA Community Theatre Works productions, art supplies, fine arts-related workshops, clinics, and lessons. Parents must be members of the DSHA Parent Fine Arts Association by December 31, 2020 for students to apply for a 2021 Summer Scholarship. Applications are due February 28. The student winners are requested to attend the Fine Arts Awards Night on May 5 to receive their scholarship awards.
PFAA Executive Board & Committee Chairs
Executive Board President – Laura Lois Vice President – Sara Bruckman Treasurer – Tim Dondlinger Secretary – Mimi Goller
Committee Chairs Raffles – Emma Gillette Volunteer Coordinator – Claudia Visser Angelaire Liaison – Jill Pasqua Social Media Liaison – Kathy Thorsen