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Spirit Wear, Mt. Zion Hotel, Flight Directory

Updated: Jan 17, 2019

Happy almost show week! Lots of info below, so I will keep my intro short and sweet!

Spirit Wear OrderNow available online! This year we will be  using the Flight Holiday Housewalk Ticket Sales website - all sales online. Scroll Down to the Flight Spirit Wear Section and place your order. Order deadline is Sunday, January 14th at 12 noon - quick turnaround.  Items will be delivered at the February 1st Hair Rolling party. 

Click here to begin your shopping! If you have any questions regarding your order, please contact Dawn Szumski at szumski6@gmail.com Flight T-Shirts & Buttons

If you are in need of some Flight gear for Mt. Zion (parents, grandparents, siblings, members etc.), we have limited shirts and Flight buttons available for pickup today! Please reserve yours here and then send the money in cash or check with your child any time this week for pickup. Shirts are $10, Buttons are $5 - pictures of the items on the form! 

Mt. Zion Hotel

We will be staying at the Residence Inn this Friday night. We will return to Wheaton after the contest on Saturday night - originally we had planned to also stay Saturday night, but leaving after the contest is going to save us nearly $6,000 between bus and hotel! More details on what the schedule will look like and general competition expectations on Monday, but please note that you are more than welcome to sign your child out to stay with you on Saturday night or drive them home. Historically the kids have enjoyed all riding the bus home together, but it is completely up to you and your family! Should we make finals, final awards begin at 10pm, ideally we are rolling out no later than 10:30. 


Residence Inn - Decatur Forsyth 230 Lucile Ave. | Forsyth, IL | 217-872-6600 Studio Suite - $99  One Bedroom Suite - $109 Two Bedroom Suite - $129


There is a block of rooms reserved for anyone who would like to book a room for Friday night. They recommend calling as soon as possible if you plan to stay! Call (217) 872-6600  to reserve under the Wheaton North High School block. We plan to arrive to the hotel by 6:45pm on Friday. 

As a general reminder, the students are technically on a "field trip" with us on Friday and will need to follow all school policies even if their family is staying in the hotel. As such, once we arrive to the hotel, they are not allowed to leave with family until they are released after (hopefully) finals on Saturday! Thank you for understanding. 

Flight Directory

We are hoping to make a Flight family directory. Parents, can you please fill this out - one per family - this weekend if possible? The sooner we can get it to print the better. Each family will receive a hard copy! Thank you! 

This weekend

Crazy busy week behind us, and a crazy bust week ahead of us! Please stay healthy and keep up your awesome attitudes! I will send an email late this weekend with more information about the week ahead - much is dependent on how tomorrow pans out! As a reminder, I will always send the itinerary for the competitions on the Monday prior to the contest. You will get a lengthy email on Sunday evening about what to expect for preview show and Mt. Zion - again, so much is in the air until we know what still needs to be done after Saturday's marathon rehearsal! 

Please remember students must be at rehearsal on Monday and Tuesday and have a zero balance in order to compete at Mt. Zion! 

The next few days I have blinders on trying to finish the creative process of the show - I will not be readily available to my email, but will do my best to get back to you in 24 hours. Feel free to use the FB group to help each other out with questions you may have! Thank you for understanding - I just want to make sure you don't think I am ignoring you, and more importantly that you get your questions answered! 

THANK YOU to everyone helping out in Room 500 and behind the scenes to help make this magic happen! Boy does it take a village and I am very grateful for ours! Looking forward to the adventure ahead! 

More soon! 




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