October 2017 Monthly Newsletter
We hope your child has settled in to his/her classes by now, but most importantly enjoying them! Our biggest priority is that your child is finding value and learning in class, but having fun at the same time! Being a part of APA, we want your child to experience MORE than just great arts education. You will see our Academy giving back and our teachers explaining why we do what we do and who we are helping. This month we are participating in Fox 6’s Coats for Kids. Read more about this by our donation buckets in our lobby. We are also doing a Free Trunk or Treat event on October 8th in Oak Creek and Franklin and asking those that participate to bring a canned good for The Salvation Army. We don’t just teach kids to be great at the arts, we teach the arts to make great kids! Happy October!
More Important Info For You To Know
October License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate 943-WTA! 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 credit! To participate next month, grab a FREE window sticker at the desk!
Trunk or Treat Event: Please join us for a FREE event on Sunday, October 8th from 12:30-2pm at BOTH our Franklin and Oak Creek locations. NEW this year: Bounce house, games, prizes and more! Join us for a fun costume contest with great prizes. Join our “Food Fight” Food Drive for a chance to win a prize!! Click here for more info! If you are a business and would like to host a FREE trunk to advertise for yourself, please contact Cara at [email protected].
Kringle Fundraiser: Order form is due Monday, October 2nd. Franklin Pick Up – Thursday, October 19th 3pm-6pm and Oak Creek Pick up – Friday, October 20th 3pm-6pm. You must pick up from the location you ordered from. Anyone that does not show up between those times will have $10 deducted off their profit. If you do not pick up your food that night, your frozen food will not be good as we do not have a freezer on the premises. Profits from the fundraiser will be in your individual account before October 15th.
Coats for Kids: APA is proud to be participating in Fox 6’s Coats For Kids again this year! Donations will be accepted starting October 2nd. Donation bins will be in the lobby at both locations. Please start checking your closets for coats that can be donated to those in need of these items in the harsh Wisconsin winter weather. All sizes are needed.
Kudos! Program: We’re teaming up with local businesses to offer exciting perks to our APA families. Everyone would have received a Kudos! Card inside your welcome packets handed out the first week of class. If you are a business owner (this is great for at home businesses too!) and want exposure to hundreds of families, this FREE opportunity is perfect for you! CLICK here for more details or email Cara at [email protected].
Yard Sign Contest: This continues through the month of October! Grab a yard sign from the lobby of either location and place it in your yard. If we spot your house you could be our next tuition credit winner. During the month of October if you’re our lucky winner you’ll receive a $50 tuition credit!
Students of the Month: We are excited to recognize some of our students who are more than just great dancers and musicians. Teachers can nominate students each month. Some of the criteria includes (all apply to inside and outside of APA), attendance, attitude, work ethic, respect, community involvement.
Erika Hysalliu – Team Dance Student of the Month
Amanda Rick – Recreational Dance Student of the Month
Linaya Bonde Music Student of the Month
To learn more about our Students of the Month, check out the bulletin boards at both locations!
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!)
Logo Wear for Sale: You can click the link below and place your order online. Our store will close on the 10th of the month and will not reopen until the 1st. All orders will take 3-4 weeks after the store closing date and will be shipped for free to APA. Click here to order!
Winter MUSIC Recital: Students will start to select their music selections for our optional winter event. If you have specific music you would like to perform, please notify your teacher. Our event is open to students at both locations. Our winter music recital will be held at the Oak Creek Salvation Army on Sunday, December 10th. This is free for students to perform in. There is also no ticket fee for guests. Feel free to invite any family or friends to these events. We will email out more details closer to the show.
DANCE SHOWCASE INFORMATION BELOW ——
2017 Winter Showcase Times:
One thing our students look forward to every year is our dance showcases. All of our classes perform on stage with their current dance class and will learn the routine during their scheduled dance class. Our Showcases are set for Saturday, December 16th at the South Milwaukee High School PAC. Our shows will be approx. one hour in length. We will be teaching our Winter Dances starting the end of October/beginning of November in class. Every class will have their own dance and costume and only perform in one show unless you are on a performance team.
Click HERE to view all class expectations and how many dances each combo class performs in each showcase.
CLICK HERE to view showcase times & costumes.
SIBLINGS IN DIFFERENT SHOWCASE TIMES: We spend hours creating our winter showcase performance order and unfortunately we cannot get all siblings in the same showcase. We are understand this is a huge inconvenience! If your students are not scheduled in the same showcase, please email us at [email protected] with your student’s names. We will put a credit in your account for the 12/15 tuition payment for the 4 tickets. Because of South Milwaukee’s online ticket sales, we do not have capability to give free tickets on their site. You will still need to purchase these tickets on your own through South Milwaukee PAC.
Winter Dance Showcase Ticket Sale Days: Monday, November 6th ALL SHOWS online only at 10am.
Monday, November 13th – 10am: ALL Shows in person or over the phone Tickets: Tickets cost $11 per ticket and must be purchased through the South Milwaukee Box Office. If seats are available the day of, tickets are $13 at the door. All seats are reserved seating. Ways to order Tickets at the South Milwaukee Box Office: Online (preferred method) http://www.southmilwaukeepac.org/smpac_boxoffice.html In Person- 901 15th Ave. South Milwaukee Hours are Monday-Friday 10am-4pm Phone – (414) 766-5049 Hours are Monday – Friday 10am-4pm
DVD’s: Our winter show is professionally videotaped and available for purchase. Forms will be available at the event. (The Spring Showcase includes a free copy of the performance)
Volunteers: We will need a limited amount of volunteer’s back-stage to help with our little ones and volunteers do not have to purchase a ticket. The sign-up for volunteers will take place in November.