Dear CET families,
Our 40th CET season has come to a close and wow, did we ever celebrate in style! I am incredibly impressed with what an amazing job the entire CET community accomplished this year. This includes the enthusiasm of the kids, the dedication of the parents, the generosity of our donors and sponsors, the support of every community member who attended our performances, the commitment of our board members, the passion of our teachers and directors and the charisma of our TAs and staff. It is undeniably a team effort, and I want to extend my personal thank you to each and every person who contributed to this season’s success.
Our productions were outstanding this year, and our showcase on Fine Arts Night was, as always, the perfect grand finale and a terrific way for our students to share what they’ve learned in their classes. What a tremendous evening!
We understand being the parent or guardian of a CET student is a major commitment, and we really appreciate your time and energy. We couldn’t do it without you! This year’s eager parent committees did such an extraordinary job at keeping up with our fast pace and our sometimes herculean tasks. Thank you for going above and beyond to help create a memorable season for over two hundred kids!
We were so thrilled with the success of our Night Out With CET fundraising event last April. Including a remarkable $25,000 matching grant from Jim Bernau of Willamette Valley Vineyards, it generated over $70,000 for our “Q” Scholarship Fund, and we have already been able to increase the number of families who benefit from tuition assistance, making Children’s Educational Theatre accessible to a diverse group.
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we hope to see many of your smiling faces throughout the year. Please plan on joining us for our September 2nd fundraiser at the Pentacle Theatre for their production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown… it features the talents of many familiar faces both on stage and off!
Only three hundred and twenty-one days until our 2015 season!
Robert Salberg, Executive Director