Fine Arts Preschool Newsletter – December 2019

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 2nd. Preschool classes will resume on Monday, January 6th.  

Frozen Friends Dance Camp:  Don’t miss out on this special event!   Our first two camps sold out in 2 days so we added 2 more times!   Double the Frozen fun – Get a gift box with a royal invitation, tutu, hair bow and more – included with the tuition cost!   Find out more details and save child’s spot by clicking here. 

Snow Days:  APA will decide if we will remain open during a snow/ice storm.  We use the Oak Creek School District’s verdict as a guideline.  An email will be sent to all families by 3pm if we decide to close Monday-Friday or by 8am on Saturdays.  To receive updates, weather closures, and delays, please opt in by texting ACADEMY to 77948. Even if you agreed to texts at registration, you still need to opt in using the instructions above. We will post on Fox 6, as well as on 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 17th & Wednesday, December 18th – This is a short program where the students will sing holiday songs followed by sharing treats with friends and family.  We ask that every student brings a dozen cookies or treats 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:  11:00am on their scheduled day of school. 

Winter Boots As the weather changes (or has changed) 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 12th:  Order by December 12th to receive before our Winter Break. If you want to purchase any books through our Preschool you must order these online.  Please go to  to place your order today.    

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 2nd, 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 $64 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, 2020 and this offer is for NEW students only.    

License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate 365-LGT!  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!   

APA Community Christmas Party:  Join APA on Sunday, December 8th for some Holiday fun!   We’re proud to bring this fun FREE event back for its 6th 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 story time with princesses, dancing, and cookies and milk!  Don’t forget about the Toy Drive during Community Christmas – for each new, unwrapped toy you donate you’ll get a ticket for our raffle. Click here to register today!     

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 EACH will receive a $50 tuition voucher. The voucher will be mailed out after 2 months of paid enrollment 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 Public Library ~ Wednesday December 11th at 9:30am: Mini tour of the library and Story time with the Librarian. Please meet in the Lobby of the Library at 9:15am. 
  • Oak Creek Police Department Visit at Preschool ~January TBD–  @ APA 
  • Dental Health Program at Preschool ~ February TBD – @ APA  

Happy Holidays!!  

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