PSHP Notes for Friday 5.5.2023

Hello PSHP Families and Students

Spring Reminders

Please review all of these with your family members that attend PSHP.

  1. Please wear modest clothing.  No short shorts or sleeveless tops please.  Shorts need to be within 4 inches of your knees to be acceptable on a Friday.
  2. All PSHP students should be within an adult’s eye sight at all times.  Do not gather in a room without a teacher or adult in the room.
  3. Do not congregate in the stairwells for safety reasons.
  4. No public display of affection is allowed between any PSHP students.
  5. Reserve running and loud talking for outdoors please.  No running in the Fellowship Hall as there are many people in this space.
  6. Review safety drills for fire and tornados.  The students will gather by their last names outside on the grass north and west of the church.  If they are in a class at the time of the drill or emergency, the teacher will lead them out to the grass and go by each of the areas to gather by last name.  If a student is not in a class, they will need to quickly and calmly take  the nearest exit outside and gather on the grass outside to the area with the alphabet signs.  A drill will happen during the morning of Friday, May 5.  Students that are in the Sanctuary and Choir Room will exit out the doors outside of the Sanctuary.



Quiche Sale

The women of Asbury will be making quiche that you can preorder.  These would make great Mother’s Day brunch.  Please turn into Le Ann at the Payment Table tomorrow May 5 if you are interested.  You can pick up the quiche on Friday afternoon, May 12. Order Form for Quiche


Friday, May 5

Hall Monitors (Bring goodies to donate to the Coffee Bar to sell.  The profits of the Coffee Bar are donated to PSHP.)

                8:45-11:00       Edna Clingman, Danielle Burch

            11:00-1:00       Michelle Coulter

            12:45-2:45       Mary Bush

1:45-3:45         Buck Schrope


May 5 Notes

All beginner orchestra classes will meet separately .


  1. Friday is a PAYMENT DAY.  Please note since PSHP has not canceled any Fridays this year, that each family will owe for 5 weeks in May.  September through April you were billed for 24 weeks total and in May you will owe for the additional 5 weeks for our 29 week school year. Please talk to Kathy Love if you need to work out a payment plan.  All fees will need to be paid before you can enroll in classes for the fall.
  2. Please drop by any prizes between now and Friday, May 19 when the prize store will be open.  This is great incentive and a reward for students for their practicing! Prize ideas include toys, music supplies (tuners, etc.), gift cards, etc.
  3. Fire Drill in the morning of Friday, May 5 if the weather allows.  Contact me if your child will need special accommodations for the loud noise from the fire drill.
  4. Combined rehearsal for all students that are singing or playing Psalm 150 will be on Friday, May 5, May 12, and May 19 from 12:00-12:30 in the Sanctuary.  This includes all students in Singers, Mezzo, Concert Choir as well as all high school students in advanced classes.  This song will be featured at the beginning of the Tuesday, May 23 Concert at 6:00 at Calvary Baptist in Republic.
  5. Any parent is invited to our first planning meeting for PSHP’s 25th anniversary celebration sometime in the fall of 2023.  Meet at 12:10 upstairs in Room 203.  Bring your creative ideas!!
  6. Recorder students will visit classes for options for this fall during their theory hour at 10:00.  Parents are welcome to come also.
  7. All PSHP Juniors are invited to assist at the PSHP Graduation on Saturday, May 20 at Asbury.  We could use your help from 12:00-5:00 that day and with some help on Friday when you aren’t in class.  This will give you a good opportunity to see what is available for you for next year.  See below to sign up to help.
  8. Graduates please turn in you $25 to the Payment Table and turn in your filled out form to the Information Table.
  9. Laura Krurger’s theory classes are looking for any old donated cell phones to play Kahoots to test their musical knowledge.  Please turn in any to the Information Table
  10. Stop by the Information Table to pick up information about ordering Yearbooks.  There are three different flyers with TreeRing information.  Congratulations to Arielle Mann who won the Yearbook design cover.  If you are interested in a tribute for a senior please talk to Shelly Pichler at 417-838-2730 and don’t work directly with TreeRing.  If you are wanting to create the free personalized pages contact Treering directly.
  11. Please share the word about Play and Sing His Praises’ Open Houses for prospective students. Another Open House will be on  Friday, May 12 at either 10:15, 11:15 or 1:15.  An opportunity to get information, ask questions, and have a tour of our classes.   Flier 2023 Open House


Looking Ahead

MAY 12 Hall Monitor

8:45-11:00       Sharon McElwrath, Danielle Burch

11:00-1:00       Michelle Coulter

12:45-2:45       Mary Bush

1:45-3:45         Buck Schrope

  1. Music Composition Class will have a recital on Friday, May 12 at 4:00.  All are invited.
  2. Friday, May 19 Last PSHP class day.  Prize store will be open.  Each student will get PSHP participation certificates.
  3. Graduation Jobs Sign-up for either Friday, May 19 or Saturday, May 20

  1. 4.Saturday, May 20  PSHP Graduation at 2:00 at Asbury..  All are invited.

Graduation Food Sign-up for Saturday, May 20

  1. 5. Our final concerts will be:
  1. 6.Friday, May 26-Final Picnic at Smith Park from 11:30–2:30



Upcoming Community Concert Opportunities

  1. May 13 at 7:30-Springfield Symphony Orchestra will have guest artists from the Spryes family who have roots in this area.

Prayer Concerns- Lord hear our prayers

  1. Allison Pichler for her illnesses from Lyme’s Disease that have been going on all year.
  2. Julia Guthrie’s brother Billy was in an accident where his car was pinned underneath a semi for over an hour.  He survived with only broken ribs and fractured hand.  Continued prayers for healing and thankful for God’s protection.
  3. Sally Doyle for her wrist.
  4. Beth Falukos’ daughter in-law Hannah, will have surgery in April to remove a tumor.