Important Communication Update

Students & Parents Re Text Messaging

To improve communication during the 2018/19 school year text messaging will be used in addition to email notifications.

To receive text messages your STUDENT must have a cell phone # listed on their Charms account. 

 You will not receive text messages unless this specific area on the Charms site is completed, even if cell numbers are listed elsewhere. 

If your student does not have a cell #, please list yours in the area marked "Student Cell Number".​​

PLEASE access the Charms website to update your information,

For a quick tutorial click this link.

........... August 13  - Issue with the Charms site!............

The "student" contact data form is not working. This means parents can enter THEIR data (address, phone #'s, email, etc) when logged into their Charms account - but they cannot enter their student's contact info! Tech support is working on this. If you've tried to enter your student's information but been unable to do so, be assured the issue is with Charms - not with you.

2017/18 Newsletters

January  2018

May 2018



This, closed group, page has been developed to improve communication between, our Directors, Board members, and parents and students. The purpose of this group is to connect the families of the DA Orchestra, to share information, ask questions, bring up concerns, or just talk.

Facebook users can join the group by clicking this link.

Or contact Booster Secretary, Sandy Shallow

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

2445 San Diego Road

Jacksonville, Florida 32207

904 346-5620

Not Getting Orchestra Updates and Emails

Update your Charms contact information. Without up-to-date contact info you will miss important emails and text messages.

We're sending them... so if you're not receiving them your info is missing. 

All Students/ Parents Complete Forms and Review Important Information

Documents were handed out at Aug 7 orientation, packets were sent home with students who were unable to attend.Forms are due August 24. Forms can be given to Mr. Griffin or sent via email to:

​​1. Form Orchestra Fees & Fair Share  Pay all fees, or make payment arrangements via email

(attn: Chrissy Zabatta,

2. Form Student/Parent Contract

3. Form Fundraising Permission

4. Form  Student/Parent Contact Information  (If not previously updated on Charms)

​​5. Form Calendar of Annual Orchestra Events (For your personal use)

6. FormAll State Intent to Audition Form if applicable (audition is optional)

7. Completethe Chaperone/Volunteer On Line Application (required by DA every 2 years)

Reviewthe Orchestra Handbook

Review the Orchestra Booster Bylaws

Review the Charms How to Power Point