Raffle Fundraiser Due

Good afternoon,

Our raffle fundraiser has been going very well! Remember that each student is required to sell 5 raffle tickets. All students must sell 10 tickets if they would like to gain access to our Raffle Party!

Our online Jotform has made it easier for people to purchase virtually. Please consider sharing it with your friends and family near and far! https://form.jotform.com/230234004206134

On Monday students will receive notification of what customers purchased using our Jotform and if they have paid already or not. This will allow them to track down their customers that selected the “send cash with student” option.

Our Raffle fundraiser concludes on as soon as I can receive the remaining payments from the customers who are paying by cash. Please be diligent about gathering your payments so that we can do our drawing as soon as possible.

Our goal is to draw the winners this Thursday.


Monday: Percussion ensemble until 4:15

Tuesday: Begin collecting Raffle Tickets and Money

Wednesday: Jazz Band until 4:15

Thursday: Raffle Drawing

Friday: Jazz Band at 7:45 am

Have a wonderful rest of your day and Happy Sunday!

-Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Raffle Ticket Fundraiser

Good afternoon,

We are excited to begin our annual raffle ticket fundraiser here at CJHS!

Please keep in mind that all CJHS band students are required to sell FIVE raffle tickets.

Our students have the opportunity to participate in our raffle fundraiser from January 18th to January 31st. Each student will receive five raffle tickets priced at $10 each. Customers will automatically be entered into a drawing for one or multiple of the following prizes:

  • $50 Amazon gift card
  • Set of Airpods Pro
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Instant Vortex 6 Quart Air Fryer
  • Rodan + Fields Gift Basket
  • Healing Hands Gift Card

Our students will get incentives for selling raffle tickets as well!

  • For every 5 sold, students will get their names added into the raffle grand prize drawing.
  • For every 10 sold, students will earn access to our exclusive Raffle Party Thursday, February 16th @CJHS. Our raffle participation is free with 10 tickets sold and will include, pizza, an ice cream sundae bar, recreational activities, music, and an inflatable obstacle course. Each student will also receive one piece of duct tape to tape Ms. Menendez to the wall! In addition, the top three sellers will be awarded the opportunity to pie Ms. Menendez, Mr. Sidel, and Coach Cochran in the face!
  • 8th graders will earn $10 towards their Carowinds trip for every 5 tickets sold.

How the fundraiser works:

  • Students will collect the $10 from the customer, tear the ticket in half so that the customer has their portion, and turn in the information portion to Ms. Menendez. 
  • Ms. Menendez will document that purchase and credit it towards that student as well as enter their name into the drawing.
  • Drawing will occur on Thursday, February 2nd at CJHS. Winners will be contacted. 
  • Cash or check (written out to CJHS Band)  is acceptable. 

Sincerely,

Ms. Maria Menendez                                           maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

CHS Band NYC Fundraiser Opportunity

The Carrollton High School Marching Band will travel to New York City next school year. If your student has signed up, please consider joining in on the high school band’s chocolate candy bar fundraiser. It is the exact same as ours from the Fall and will earn your student $25 off of their NYC fees with each box sold. Instructions from Mr. Carr are listed below.

8th Graders in Winterguard or 8th Graders who are traveling with us to NY next year:

  • You can participate in the fundraiser too!
  • Please send an email using this link: Mr. Carr and Ms. Menendez or just include us both in the email
  • You can pick up your chocolate by visiting Ms. Menendez or by visiting the high school band room
  • Please bring collected money to the high school band room. We are here until 4:00pm each day, so you could bring it over right after school or your parents can visit during the school day as well. Ms. Dothard is available to assist between 8:00AM and 4:00PM.
  • You will earn $25 for your winterguard fees or your NY trip by participating in this fundraiser.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

AMAZING JOB!

Our concert on Tuesday was spectacular! All three groups played four pieces and played them with joy. I loved seeing all of the holiday spirit and am thankful for such a wonderful audience. This was a great way to end our first semester of the school year.

If you have any videos or photos please send them my way by emailing maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net


I will accept donations towards the Christmas fund for the Sceals family until tomorrow evening. If you would like to donate, please use my Venmo tag listed above. Thank you so much for helping support this family during this difficult time.

Have a wonderful rest of your week and a fantastic Winter Break!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Winter Concert Tonight at 6 pm

Reminders:

Report time: 5:15 at the Mabry Arts Center

Grade: students must remain at the concert to hear all three bands perform in order to receive full credit

Dress: Black pants and shoes with winter and festive clothing on top.

Time: 6 PM and should conclude at 7 PM.

We hope that you enjoy our Winter Concert tonight. Please click on the image below to view our program.

12/5-12/9

Good evening,

Monday: Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal until 4:15

Wednesday: Jazz Band rehearsal until 4:15

Thursday: High school band concert at Mabry Arts Center @7 pm if you would like to support our CHS band students

Friday: Optional Jazz band rehearsal at 7:45 AM

Upcoming Date:

CJHS Winter Concert 12/13 @6 pm at the Mabry Arts Center


District Honor Band:

Congratulations to all of our students who auditioned yesterday for District Honor Band! It takes courage, leadership, and a great work ethic to audition. Our program is so proud of all of you for representing us yesterday.

I am thrilled to recognize those who earned a spot in the District VII 2023 Ensemble:

Carson Haley

Samuel Wimberly

Tyler Clotfelter

Demarcus Burch

Xander Adams

Brayan Calix Alberto

William Haley

Kai Bereznak

Dylan Sapp

Have a wonderful Sunday evening!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

11/28-12/3

Good afternoon,

I hope that you all had a wonderful break and spent time with your family and loved ones.

Our week at a glance:

Tuesday: Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal until 4:15 (usually on Mondays but rescheduled for this week)

Wednesday: Jazz Band Rehearsal until 4:15

Saturday: DHB Auditions


District Honor Band Auditions: 12/3 at 11 am.

The District honor band audition time for CJHS is 11 AM this Saturday December, 3rd at Cartersville Middle school. You all can carpool and enjoy a nice meal afterwards on your way home. Please plan on being there around 10.30 to warm up so that you can be in like at 11. Students should wear semi formal clothing. No jeans, t shirts, or tennis shoes, please! Good luck and we are SO proud of you!


Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band Rehearsal: Tuesday and Wednesday until 4:15

I am excited to start up both our percussion ensemble and our jazz band here at CJHS. Both ensembles are open to all CJHS band students and cost no money to participate. No auditions are required.

  • Percussion will rehearsal on Mondays accept for THIS Monday as I have a prior commitment at Cass Middle School. This is the only week that we will have Percussion Ensemble on a Tuesday. We will still rehearse until 4:15.
  • Jazz band will be every week on Wednesday until 4:15.

Jacket Order:

Our annual jacket order is now live! If you would like to purchase a band jacket, please click below. You are able to add your name and instrument on there as well for a small fee. These jackets are comfortable and very durable.

7th graders may purchase the “8th graders only” jacket but I would recommend going a size up or two. This jacket is required for ALL high school band members so many 8th graders purchase it their 8th grade year to reduce some of their fees at the beginning of their freshman year.

https://ozierapparel.com/trojan_band_jackets/shop/home


I look forward to seeing the students tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Winter Jacket Order!

Good morning,

Jacket Order:

Our annual jacket order is now live! If you would like to purchase a band jacket, please click below. You are able to add your name and instrument on there as well for a small fee. These jackets are comfortable and very durable.

7th graders may purchase the “8th graders only” jacket but I would recommend going a size up or two. This jacket is required for ALL high school band members so many 8th graders purchase it their 8th grade year to reduce some of their fees at the beginning of their freshman year.

https://ozierapparel.com/trojan_band_jackets/shop/home

District Honor Band:

The District honor band audition time for CJHS is at 11 on Saturday December 3rd at Cartersville middle school. Please plan on being there around 10.30 to warm up so that you can be in line at 11.

Address: 825 Douthit Ferry Rd, Cartersville, GA 30120

Sincerely,

Ms. Maria Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

CJHS Middle School Football Championship Field Trip

Good morning,

If your student is interested in playing in the stands for the 8th grade championship game at Allatoona High School this Saturday, please fill out the form below.

  • This form is due Wednesday (tomorrow) night at midnight
  • This is open to all CJHS Band students.
  • All students must fill out this form or they will not be able to attend.
  • All chaperones must fill out a form separately from their student.
  • No payment is necessary and uniform will be our white Trojan Band shirts or anything school spirited
  • Donations of drinks, sides, and desserts would be wonderful. If you are not traveling to the game but would like to donate, please contact me individually.

https://forms.gle/7X68pquCadr69sxD6

I am excited for our football teams! Go Trojans!

-Ms. Maria Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

11/7-11/12

Good evening,

Monday: DHB after school until 4:00/Winter Guard tryouts @CHS 5-8

Tuesday: DHB after school until 4:00/Winter Guard tryouts @CHS 5-8

Thursday: High School NYC Virtual Trip meeting (8th graders planning on attending next year)

Friday: Veterans Day Assembly Wind Ensemble Only

Saturday: Potential Performance at Middle School football championship (More info TBA)


Winter Guard Auditions

Open auditions to learn more about the Winter Guard. Wear athletic/dance clothing and bring your best attitude. Please fill out this form before attending: https://docs.google.com/forms/

Email any questions to Mr. Pierre Brown, Director of Colorguard • trojan.cg@carrolltoncityschools.net


Virtual Trip Meeting • Thursday, November 10 • 7:00PM

8th graders who plan on attending this trip next year will need to attend the meeting with Mr. Carr this Thursday evening. We will cover trip costs, trip inclusions, and how to sign-up for the trip.

2023 NYC Trip Meeting
Thursday, November 10 · 7:00 – 8:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/btd-dfsm-rvn
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 267-755-9535‬ PIN: ‪698 644 672‬#


Veterans Day Assembly: Wind Ensemble Only

Our Wind Ensemble will be providing music for all of the Veterans Day ceremonies being held in the CHS gymnasium on Friday.  Here is what you will need to know to make sure they are prepared:

  • Wind Ensemble band members should arrive at CJHS in full uniform on Friday.  They will not have time to change before or after the event.
  • They will check in with their first-period teacher and then come straight to the band room to leave.
  • They will be with me all day at the CHS Gymnasium performing, I will provide them lunch at the CHS band room.  (***Volunteers needed at 10:45am at the CHS band room please email me)
  • We will be back in time for dismissal at CJHS.

Schedule:

8:15 AM Bus departs CJHS to bring students to CHS gym

(students who have a late bus will grab instruments and walk to CHS gym at their earliest convenience.

8:30 am  CES #1

9:20 am  CES #2

10:00 am  CHS #1 (Juniors & Seniors) (CJHS Band students watch ceremony)

11:15 am –  11:45 SUBWAY Lunch in CHS band room <— Need volunteers to help with lunch.

12:00 pm   CUES

1:15 pm  CJHS

2:15 pm  CHS #2 (Freshman & Sophomores) CJHS students walk back with Ms. Menendez to CJHS during this time.

Volunteer Opportunity: I am in need of a parent crew (7th or 8th-grade parents) that can help out during the day on Friday.  If you are able to help please email me.  Here is what I am looking for:

Friday, November 11th

  • 7:15 am – Chair and Stand setup at the CHS Gym
  • 10:45 am – Meet at CHS Band Room to help set up SUBWAY and hand out lunch for the kids.
  • 3:00 pm – Help pack up the truck at the CHS Gym and then unload at CJHS

Please let me know if you have any questions! Have a wonderful rest of your night.

Sincerely,

Ms. Maria Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net