January 2009 Newsletter

Important Upcoming Dates

*February 7:00pm-1:00pm Trivia Night
*March 15th Philadelphia St.Patrick's Day Parade
*April 25th Tentative date for Cummins School Class Feis
*May 27th Irish Heritage Night at the Phillies

Cummins School Jackets and Fleeces available for ordering at all classes.
Fleece $25 youth/adult Jackets youth $45/adult $25

See info table for sizing. etc. All orders due by the end of January for parade delivery

Saturday Classes

Due to Dance Drama Practices, extra Saturday classes will not be available for all dancers beginning January 31st. If your child is interested in extra classes during the week, please e-mail Kerri and she can find an appropriate extra class for your dancer.

Congratulations to our Dance Drama Team, who will be representing the Cummins School at the World Irish Dance Championships
in Philadelphia on Easter Sunday and at the North American Irish Dance Championships on July 6th in Nashville.

Megan Anger*Maura Bier*Jennifer Binstead*Kaitlyn Boyle*Elaine Burke*Katie Donnelly*Julia Dougherty*Bridget Duffy*Treasa Haller*
Ashley Leone*Mairin McDonnell*Aisling Meenagh*Saorla Meenagh*Mary Kate Moran*Bridget O'Hara*Megan Quarino*Molly Quarino*
Maggie Radak*Aidan Sharpe*Cacy Thomas

Philadelphia St.Patrick's Day Parade

The Philadelphia St.Patrick's Day Parade will be held on March 15th and Broadcast on KYW 3 from noon-3:30pm. We do not have the order of march assignment, so we do not yet have timing for buses, meeting, etc. We will again be providing free buses for all dancers and their
immediate families.

At this point, all but a few Cummins School dancers will be wearing their Cummins School costume, black tights, and black shoes (no clunky heels or dance shoes...dance sneakers ok).

We are in discussion with the Irish Center about an after parade party. We all had a great time last year at the VFW after the parade, but the
general consensus is that we missed the atmosphere and the "Irishness" of the Irish Center. Because we are committed to keeping the Irish
tradition alive, we are having the party at the Irish Center this year. The Irish Center missed us too, and they will be offering Cummins School families
discounted tickets (thank you Irish Center!) we hope to see a lot of you back at the Irish Center after the parade.

The Cummins School will not be participating in the Conshohocken parade this year.


******** Trivia Night********

When: Friday, February 27th 7-11pm
Where: North Penn VFW
How much: $25 in advanced/$30 at the door. Teams of 10 or less.
includes beer/soda/food/
All proceeds benefit the Cummins School Dance Drama Team