Fine Arts Preschool Newsletter – December 2017
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family. As always, we have so much to be thankful for this year. We are blessed with an incredible staff, hard-working students, and their dedicated parents. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for choosing APA for your child’s arts education.
We have such an exciting month coming up with lots of performances. Please make sure to read all of the information so you and your child are prepared for the upcoming events. Looking forward to seeing our students perform this month!
More Important Info For You To Know:
December is a very exciting and busy time for our preschool class!
Logo Wear for Sale: We have some great new pieces in our logo wear store. You can click the link below and place your order online. Our store will close on December 10th and will not reopen until January 1st. All orders will take 3-4 weeks after the store closing date and will be shipped for free to APA. Click here for the link.
Referral Program: Share us with a friend. When a new family registers and mentions your name, you will EACH receive a $50 tuition credit. (Credit given after 2 months enrolled and there is no limit to the number of families referred!)
Give the gift of dance: We’re excited to bring you a new way to give the gift of dance lessons to someone you know! Beginning December 1st we will have FREE gift cards handed out inside of the classroom or for you to grab at the front desk and GIFT to someone who is not currently attending APA. This gift card gives them a full month of dance classes (group classes with openings only, up to $59 value) at no cost to them. All you need to do is write your name and theirs on the back of the gift card and give it to them. They can call us, stop by either location or go online to register for the dance class of their choice. *Please make sure to have them mention they have a gift card promotion* If they choose to register after the free month and are enrolled for 2 months you both will be eligible for the APA referral program credit! They must be enrolled by January 15th, 2018 and this offer is for new students only.
License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate 848-GEE! One of our staff members spotted your Academy window sticker while driving! Please contact the front desk so we know who you are and you will receive a $50 tuition voucher. To participate next month, grab a FREE window sticker at the desk!
Facebook & Instagram: Interact with APA on social media! We have fun contests, photos from classes and more on both our Facebook and Instagram pages. Click here to join us on Facebook and here to follow us on Instagram! We also have a closed group Facebook page just for our APA Preschool families. Click here to join if you haven’t already!
Kudos! Program: We hope that you are enjoying the NEW Kudos! Program we have at APA. Don’t forget to take advantage of the awesome deals that these local businesses have provided. If you are a business owner interested in our Kudos! Program, please email Cara at [email protected] Click here to see all the amazing deals!
APA Community Christmas Party: Join APA on Sunday, December 3rd for some Holiday fun! We’re proud to bring this fun FREE event back for it’s 4th year! This is open to the community, so please invite friends and family. Santa will be here for pictures with the kids; we’ll have crafts; cookies & juice and much more!! Elsa will be making an appearance too! Click on the following links to register today!
Toys for Tots: If you can’t make it to our Community Christmas Party and would still like to donate a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots we will have donation boxes in the lobby of both locations. Donations will be accepted immediately and our donation drive will end on Sunday, December 3rd.
Winter Break: APA will be closed starting Saturday December 23rd all classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd.
Snow Days: APA will decide if we will remain open during a snow/ice storm. We will use the school districts verdict as a guideline. We will email everyone by 8am if we decide to close preschool. We will post on Fox 6, as well as our facebook page. Because this is completely out of our control, we cannot provide make up lessons for each class, however, we will allow you to attend any group class the following week as a make-up. Please stop by the front desk to schedule.
Winter Performance: Tuesday, December 19th & Wednesday, December 20th – This will be a short program where the students sing a couple of songs and work on a craft w/ mom or dad. We ask that every student brings some sort of cookies, snacks or paper products to pass. The teachers will post a sign-up sheet of needed items near classroom door on bulletin board. All family and friends are welcome to attend! If your student attends both days, they will be repeating the same program 2 times. *Guest Arrival Time: 10:30am on their scheduled day of school
Scholastic Book Orders Due December 12th: Order by December 12th and it will arrive before break. If you want to purchase any books through our preschool you must order these online. Please go to https://clubs.scholastic.com/home to place your order today.
Reminder: Please update students’ clothes in their backpacks w/ winter clothes if you have not done so already. Ex. Instead of shorts switch to pants.
Winter Boots: As the weather changes so will the student’s footwear! If your child wears winter boots to school please bring a pair of shoes they can wear in class. Slippers and winter boots are not to be worn in the classroom.
Pajama Donation: Thank you to everyone who donated pajamas for the Scholastic Books PJ Drive. We collected 14 sets of pajamas. Scholastic books will be donating a book with every pair.
Picture Viewing Day: Pictures will be available for viewing and purchase on Monday December 11th at 9am. There is no obligation to purchase. If you are unable to come at that time, please contact the front desk.
We are still waiting on dates for our field trips and our in house presentations.
Here is a list of things we are trying to plan for. We will update our newsletters as we receive information.
Oak Creek Police Department Visit at Preschool ~January TBD– @ APA
Dental Health Program at Preschool ~ February TBD – @ APA
Oak Creek Public Library ~ March 14th , 9AM: Mini tour of the library and Story time with Miss Michelle and Miss Lisa. Please note, our Spring Programs will be the following week.
Falk Park Nature Center ~ March TBD 9:30a-10:30a Cost: $3 p/p child or adults
Chasing Tales ~ May 9th, 9am-11am Cost: $7 per child, parents are free. Our session will be “Free Play”