Chinese New Year
Jie Ming and Highland Park 2019 Chinese New Year Performance Information
RESCHEDULED DATE: Friday, February 15, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Arrive for costuming between 5:15 PM and 5:30 PM
Dear Jie Ming Families,
Students and teachers have been preparing for months for this important annual celebration. To ensure a smooth evening and to honor their hard work, please plan to arrive at Highland Park High School no later than 5:30 PM.
Tips to Help You Prepare for a Successful Evening:
Before You Arrive
✓ Make sure your child is hydrated! Pack a refillable water bottle and label with your child’s name.
✓ Make sure your child eats well! Feed your child a nutritious meal before arriving at the performance venue, and pack an easy-to-eat snack for later. Regular classroom restrictions apply (e.g., no peanuts, etc.).
✓ Bring a labeled backpack or bag to hold your child’s personal belongings (e.g., water bottle, snack, coat, etc.).
✓ Send along a book, game, or other quiet activity for your child and label with your child’s name.
✓ Students from several classrooms will change into costumes together in one room, so please make sure your child wears appropriate undergarments to the performance venue. Look for an email soon from your child’s teacher detailing costume and hairstyle specifications for your child’s class.
✓ We reuse costumes in future performances. Talk to your child about practicing good costume care. No eating, sliding, climbing, or roughhousing while wearing them.
When You Arrive
✓ Be on time to the performance venue to help your child change into costume and take photos. Plan to arrive between 5:15 and 5:30 PM. Allow yourself 10 minutes to find parking.
✓ Help your child change into costume and organize any personal belongings (e.g., jacket, clothes, etc.) in a labeled backpack.
✓ Students in costume will need to be dropped off with their teachers at 6:00 PM for a final walk-through on stage. Until then, you are welcome to take pictures; however, photography is prohibited in the changing rooms.
✓ Enjoy refreshments (egg rolls, cookies, water, and tea) in the Field House.
✓ Auditorium doors will open at 6:00 PM for seating. Seats are limited and we want to welcome and accommodate everyone who wants one, so please observe a few requests:
o Do not leave any open seats in rows or store coats and bags on empty seats.
o If you plan to leave the performance early, consider sitting in the balcony.
✓ For the safety of our performers and general enjoyment of the audience, no flash photography or video recording will be allowed during the performance this year. Grab flash photos or video before or after the performance. A free, professional-grade video download of the entire performance will available to everyone after the show, along with a group photo of each class on stage.
After the Performance
✓ Students will return to their designated classroom after their class performs to change out of their costumes and stay with their teacher. If you can help students get changed, please let your teacher know. Volunteers should follow the class after they perform. Otherwise, please remain seated and enjoy the show.
✓ You must pick up your child at the designated classroom at the end of the performance. Only your child’s teacher will be allowed to dismiss your child to your care.
✓ Students and teachers have been preparing for months. Celebrate their hard work and enjoy the show!
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out directly to your teacher or classroom parent on Konstella.
The entrance to the auditorium area is on the west side of the school off of Edgcumbe Rd. The main school parking lot tends to fill up, so please also allow 10 minutes to find parking. This will give you time to help your child change into costume and take photos before finding your seat in the auditorium. Overflow parking is available at the Edgcumbe Presbyterian Church just west of the school parking lot (see map below).
Map and Information Sheet for the Performance Day:
(download or print out before you come)
How to Prepare Your Student for WEDNESDAY (2/6) and FRIDAY (2/15)
Your child will have the costume dress rehearsal on WEDNESDAY, February 6 (during the school day) and the stage performance on FRIDAY, February 15 (evening).
Please click on the names (links) below for useful guidelines on how to prepare your child for hair and undergarments.
Changing rooms will be mixed so please take the time to prepare.