SUPPORT THE PYP: Productions for Young People
Dear Ridgefield Public School Families,
As we begin another school year, we’d like to introduce you to Productions for Young People (PYP), a parent- and PTA-driven organization that brings professional arts performances to our town’s Elementary and Middle School children.
PYP is not a curriculum-based arts program, as we already have exceptional art and music programs in our town schools. Rather, PYP strives to bring quality performances to the children for the joy of art. Just as an adult attends a concert or musical for the sheer pleasure of it, so will our children experience the artists brought in by PYP. And who knows – perhaps we inspire a few budding artists among them. . .
Thanks to your support last year, Ridgefield Elementary and Middle School students were treated to two spectacular arts performances. In the fall, dancer Iddi Saaka mesmerized the children with an interactive performance of traditional dances, songs, and stories from his home country of Ghana, and in the spring, Ginga Brasileira demonstrated the Afro-Brazilian art of Capoeira (a blend of martial arts, dance, and gymnastics) and encouraged active audience participation as they sang, danced, and played Afro-Brazilian instruments.
This coming year, PYP is looking forward to introducing another unique performance artist to our students, but we need your help. While PYP’s district funding was cut in 2003, school PTAs and families have continued to contribute resources to bring world-class performing artists to our schools. In order to continue the mission of PYP, we ask that you consider making a donation at this time using the form below. Thank you for joining us as we plan a new season of wonderful performances to dazzle and inspire our children.
For more information about PYP or to become part of the PYP team, please contact your school PTA or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider donating to PYP so we can continue this wonderful program this year.*
Recommended donation guidelines are:
1 student: $20.00
2 students: $40.00 or
Be an Angel for the Arts: $100.00 or more
Donations can be made directly to PYP's PayPal account by clicking below
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*PYP is a nonprofit organization. All contributions are fully tax-deductible, and corporate matching is always welcome.
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