Fine Arts Preschool – December 2018

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family.  APA has so much to be thankful for. 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.  We are looking forward to seeing our students perform this month!  

December is a very exciting and busy time for our Preschool class!  


Winter Break:  APA will be closed December 22nd– January 1st   Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd.   For those of you that have other students enrolled in dance classes or music lessons, we will not have dance classes on December 15th, due to our Showcase performances.   Music classes WILL be held that day.  

Snow Days: This year, if Oak Creek’s School District closes school in the morning, then  APA Preschool will be closed as well.  We will post on Fox 6, as well as on our APA Preschool 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.   Please remember that if our APA Preschool closes, it does not mean we would close in the evening for dance and music classes.   

Winter Performance: Tuesday, December 18th & Wednesday, December 19th – This is a short program where the students sing a couple of songs and work on a craft with Mom and/or Dad.  We ask that every student brings a dozen cookies to pass.  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. 

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.  

Scholastic Book Orders Due December 11th:  Order by December 11th and it will arrive before break.  If you want to purchase any books through our Preschool you must order these online.  Please go to  to place your order today.    

Picture Viewing Day: Pictures will be available for viewing and purchase on Tuesday, December 4th and Wednesday, December 5th at 9am. There is no obligation to purchase.  If you are unable to come at that time, please contact the front desk.   

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 3rd, 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 their 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, 2019 and this offer is for NEW students only.    

License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate 292-WKA!  One of our staff members spotted your APA window sticker while driving! Please contact the front desk so we know who you are and you will receive a $50 tuition credit.  To participate, 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!   

Logo Wear for Sale:  You can place orders from our online store from the 1st-10th of each month.  We do not have these items available at the studio. All orders will take 3-4 weeks after the store closing date and will be shipped for free to APA.  We will notify you when your items are available for pick-up.  Click here to order! 

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!)    

Reminder: Please update your child’s clothes in their backpacks with winter clothes if you have not done so already. ( Example: Instead of shorts, switch to pants ).    

Field Trips:  We are still waiting on dates for our field trips and  in-house presentations mentioned below.  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 the Librarian  
  • Chasing Tales ~ April TBD 9am-11am  Cost:  $7 per child, parents are free.  Our session will be “Free Play”  
  • Falk Park Nature Center ~ April/May TBD 9:30a-10:30a  Cost:  $3 p/p child or adults  


Happy Holidays!! 

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