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CHANGED: Christmas Concert Dec 14-15 moved to Dec 11-12, 2022

Who: MS and HS. Dec 14-15th to GPFAA Family Christmas Concert has been changed and pushed forward to Sun, Dec 11 (Dress Rehearsal) and Mon, Dec 12 (Christmas Concert). Change is due to school testing.

Parents, Guardians, and Students,

This article will give you information regarding the CONCERT!

Who: All MS & HS Students

What: GPFAA Family Christmas CONCERT – Jazz Ensemble & Vocal Music. The concert will be Monday, Dec.12, 2022, at 7:00 pm

When: Sunday & Monday, December 11th- 12th (required for all MS & HS singers)

Where: Gateway Church 2404 N Carrier Pkwy Grand Prairie 75050

Leaving: 

  • HS Varsity (4th/8th period) will be leaving GPFAA during choir class @ 1:15 PM.
  • HS JV (3rd/5th period) will leave GPFAA @ 4:45 PM and ride on the middle school bus w/ Ms. Gallendo.
  • MS leaving GPFAA @ 4:45 PM (approximate-due to bus routes)

Study Time and More:

  • We are going to do our best to make sure your student is able to use downtime to do homework or study for exams. Please make sure your student brings homework & stud items.
  • HS students will also be given some class time during choir to study and work on homework.
  • NO students will miss any core classes or exams this week.

Returning: Please be flexible with arrival time. Just like other events, it might be a little earlier or a little later.

  • MS/HS will return to GPFAA by 9:45 PM

Attire: Bring out your “UGLY” holiday sweater with black bottoms. If you do not have an “ugly” holiday sweater, your student may bring wear any holiday color/theme sweater.

What to bring: a bottle of water (label with name)

Ticket info Click here to buy tickets.

Concert Volunteers: We need parent volunteers to help run the front house. Click here to sign-up!

Permission Slips:

Middle school:

  1. Students/parents will need to go online to fill out the online permission slip for the Fall semester. Click here to see how to make an account and fill out the Fall semester permission slip.
  2. VERY IMPORTANT: Alternate Student Travel Form: If you are providing your own transportation from Gateway church, after the concert, you will need to fill out the additional permission slip called “Alternate Student Travel Form.” Please fill out the form online via your www.gpfaavm.com account no later than Tuesday, December 6, 2022. Please remember that alternate student travel forms need to be filled out every single time a student does not use district-provided transportation. (This is a district rule!) Click here to see how to fill out this form. 

High School:

  1. Students/parents have already filled out the online permission slip for the Fall semester – no need to do this again.
  2. VERY IMPORTANT: Alternate Student Travel Form: If you are providing your own transportation from Gateway church, after the concert, you will need to fill out the additional permission slip called “Alternate Student Travel Form.” Please fill out the form online via your www.gpfaavm.com account no later than Tuesday, December 6, 2022. Please remember that alternate student travel forms need to be filled out every single time a student does not use district-provided transportation. (This is a district rule!)

Transportation: district school bus.

Dinner: Dinner will be provided for dress rehearsal and concert nights. If your student has any dietary needs, please have them bring their own dinner. If your student is needing to bring their own dinner, it is important that your student brings their dinner with them to school and then to Gateway. Parents, know you will not be able to deliver food to your student at Gateway church, please plan accordingly. Below are the dinner plans.

  • Monday, Papa Johns Pizza
  • Wednesday, Jason’s Deli
  • Thursday, Chick-fil-A
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