Thanksgiving break

Hello Conservatory Families,

We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Please be reminded there are no classes tomorrow, November 19, 2022 (district demonstration day) or next Saturday, November 26, 2022.

We look forward to seeing everyone on December 3rd!

Hola Familias del Conservatorio:

¡Les deseamos un muy Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias! Recuerden que no hay clases mañana, 19 de noviembre de 2022, ni el próximo sábado, 26 de noviembre de 2022.

¡Esperamos verlos a todos el 3 de diciembre!

Nicole Niederdeppe, Ed.D.

District Coordinator

Gifted/Talented Programs

Advanced Learning Options

Los Angeles Unified School District

333 South Beaudry Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90017


(213) 241-6500


Hello FOVA Family,

This is the agenda for this week’s parent volunteer meeting:

Fundraising event:

-Snack donations

-Direct Appeal (October – ongoing)

-Holiday Gift card tree fundraising event (December 17th)

-T-shirt sale (January 28th, 2023)

-Pre-sale form/Venmo information

-Final show 3/25 – Basket’s raffle (March 25th)

-Any idea for fundraising event

Other business:

-Other donations



Hope to see you there!  :-)


Weekly Donations

Our FOVA Snacks table is a stable and reliable means of food and beverage options for our kids at the Conservatory of Arts. While providing the students with something to munch on during break, the proceeds from the sale goes directly into student scholarships and art supplies for the classroom. On a weekly basis we go through a lot of food and there are regular favorites that are needed. We ask that as parents, if you can possibly donate these regularly needed items:

Cup-O-Noodles – chicken, beef and shrimp

Chips – all variety, flavors, spicy, 1 to 2 oz bags

Any single serving packaged sweets (Fruit roll ups, cookies, rice crispies, etc..  )

Drinks – 16 or 8 oz bottles of water, all flavor juice pouches and boxes

Plastic forks, napkins, 12 oz Styrofoam cups

Thank you for making The Conservatory of Arts a truly special place for our students. We hope to provide them with a wonderful experience week after week by providing refreshments that they can look forward to during their breaks. We truly appreciate all your help, generosity, and dedication to this amazing program.



TeenTix LA

Hello FOVA family,

In case you didn’t get the information for LA.TEENTIX.ORG on Orientation Day, I’ve included it here for your access. For $5 a ticket, teens and their parents can experience visual and performing art in the Los Angeles area!



Welcome back to the Conservatory of Arts 2022-2023. Included are the Overviews that were passed out to all last weekend. As a reminder, there is a FOVA meeting this Saturday 10/08, 9:15-9:45am, Room 345. Please come help us make this year great for all students!



Recap of 2022 Gallery show

Congratulations on the end of the year Gallery, April 2022.

These are just a few memorable pics:



Gift Artist Basket Winners

We would like to announce the winners of the Artist Gift Basket raffle. Congratulations to:

Olive Mazirowski – Basket 1 – ticket#968125

Katherine Gardner – Basket 2 – ticket#968225

The winners can pick up their baskets at the in-person final show on Sunday  4/3 at Cal State LA between 11am-3pm. Yes! We will have a final in-person show. Nicole will send out an email with all the details very soon!

Remember that our last class is next Saturday 3/26.

Thank you for all who participated and thank you so much for your contributions in making Conservatory of Arts a richer experience for all the students!!


Artist Basket raffle reminder

Just a reminder that this Friday (3/18 at midnight) is the last day to purchase your raffle ticket for the Spring Artist Basket. The drawing will be done this Saturday at 9am, you need not be present to win. Good Luck to all and Thank You for all those that participated!

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Art Raffle Gift Basket

Hello Conservatory family, we would like to present our Spring Artist Gift Basket raffle which will start this Saturday 2/19. The following is a description of the contents:
Basket #1 Value: $150
1. (3) Canvases 16×20
2. (1) Pink leopard backpack                                     FOVABasket1-1
3. (1) Blue canvas messenger bag
4. (1) 1000 Dot-To-Dot Cities activity book
5. (1) Oil Paint Set
6. (1) 36 piece Watercolor Pan Set
7. (1) 12 piece Acrylic Paint Set
8. (1) 15 piece Acrylic Art Set
9. (1) 25 piece Brush Pack
10. (1) Canson XL Mix Media Pad, 5.5 x 8.5 in, 72 pages
11. (1) Matte Acrylic Paint Set – winter wonderland, 4 piece, 2 fl oz each
12. (1) Matte Acrylic Paint Set – bright holiday, 4 piece, 2 fl oz each
13. (1) Small Sketch Pad, 4 x 4, black with pink hearts
Basket #2 Value: $150
1. (3) Canvases 16×20                                             FOVABasket2-1
2. (1) American Camper messenger bag, black
3. (1) Studio Arts canvas bag
4. (1) Gel Pens Set, 36 count
5. (1) 15 piece Acrylic Art Set
6. (1) 36 piece Watercolor Pan Set
7. (1) 25 piece Brush Pack
8. (1) 12 piece Watercolor Paints Set
9. (1) 12 piece Acrylic Paint Set
10. (1) Matte Acrylic Paint Set – winter wonderland, 4 piece, 2 fl oz each
11. (1) Matte Acrylic Paint Set – bright holiday, 4 piece, 2 fl oz each
12. (1) Canson XL Mix Media Pad, 5.5 x 8.5 in, 72 pages
13. (1) 2022 Month Calendar, Gardens-themed
The ticket is the same great price as the last raffle of $5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. The drawing will be held on Saturday 3/19, the week before Conservatory ends. Any one of your artists would love to have this for their summer inspiration!


Spring Session 2022

Happy 2022 Conservatory of Art family! Classes resume this Saturday 1/22/22 at 9am. We hope that everyone had a healthy and restful break. Welcome back!