Hello, Enrichment families!
Thank you for a wonderful first week. We hope you enjoyed your long holiday weekend!
We know a lot of students will be out for the two days this week due to vacations, but I wanted to bring your attention to a couple reminders and announcements.
We are a nonprofit organization, which means all profits go directly back into the program to fund our activities from one summer to the next. Your participation is important and appreciated!
Our Car Wash is taking place this Saturday, July 10th, 10:00-1:00 in the Dairy Queen parking lot. If your student is an 8th, 9th, or 10th grader, they will be asked tomorrow if they’d like to volunteer to work with staff that day. I am sending permission slips home, but I will also include a copy at the bottom of the email that you can download and have them bring in if you’d like to get ahead.
The flyer above is for your use. Feel free to post to social media and share with family and friends!
Our Aubree’s fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, July 21st, 5:00-8:00. The event applies to the $15 buffet only. The buffet includes pizza, breadsticks, salads, and drinks. For every $15 buffet meal purchased, $5 will be donated directly to Summer Enrichment.
The management and wait staff at the restaurant require families to provide at least one paper copy of their official Dine To Donate flyer per bill to assist them in record-keeping. The above flyer is for advertisement purposes only and is not the official copy. I am attaching the official DINE TO DONATE restaurant flyer at the end of this post.
As of the close of Week 1, Elementary is winning the Penny Drive!
Elementary’s Current Points: - $6.54
Mid-High’s Current Points: - $11.00
For those who need a refresher, the Penny Drive works as follows:
We have one collection for Elementary, and one collection for Mid-High. Donated pennies will be counted as "positive" points towards the session in which they are enrolled. However, any silver (nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, etc) or cash can be used to put into the opposing session's collection to make their points NEGATIVE!
For example, if 2nd grader Bobby brings in 50 pennies for his Elementary collection, but 7th grader Molly brings in two quarters (50 cents) to put into the Elementary collection, the Elementary points go back to "0". This is a fun and competitive way to raise money that goes right back into the program. The winning team will win a prize at the end of the summer, the plans for which are still underway!
The final day of the Penny Drive will be Wednesday, 7/28. The winning team will receive their prize on Monday, 8/2!
Our annual Tricky Tray fundraiser will take place on performance nights. We collect various donated items between $5 and $10 from families to raffle at the end of each performance night.
You can begin sending your students with these items at any time! We will collect through the final week.
We will be searching for parents to help with asking for donations from local businesses (most businesses have worked with us in the past and look forward to participating). Please let us know if you’d be interested in lending a hand in this task.
Scripts will be posted on our pick-up Google Drive on Tuesday, July 13th. Please have your student download and print the scripts they need for their corresponding session (note that Middle School volunteers should print their morning scripts too.) If your student does not know which shows they are in, you can view the cast list on the first page of each file.
We have also posted the lyrics for Mid-High sign language in the same Drive. We provide unmarked paper copies for them to refer to during lessons, but they may want to print their own highlighted copy to read from. I will also include them at the bottom of this post.
We will be posting all remaining lyrics early next week.
You can access the folder via this link.
We will be placing our t-shirt order later this week! If your student has paid a registration fee, they will receive their program shirt free of any additional charge. Shirts typically come in during Week 4 or 5.
If your Mid-High student volunteers in the Elementary classes, they have the option to purchase the second color for $5 (cash only). I sent home order forms last week, but I will include it at the bottom of this post, just in case.
If you are out of town this week but your volunteer wants the additional shirt, please let me know and plan to send $5 with them when they return.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP
We ask you to please be mindful of our start/end times. Staff has responsibilities to attend to both before and after each session, including second jobs they must report to right at 4:00PM.
That said, we understand that it can be difficult to juggle overlapping schedules. If you have a standing conflict, please let us know so we can try to work something out that does not impede anyone else’s existing obligations.
Saturday, July 10th: Car Wash Fundraiser in the Dairy Queen parking lot 10:00AM-1:00PM
Tuesday, July 13th: Scripts go live to download/print on our Google Drive folder, which you can access here.
Wednesday, July 21st: Aubree’s Fundraiser 5:00PM-8:00PM
Thursday, August 5th - Elementary Performance: No program for Middle School. Elementary dress rehearsal will take place 10:00AM-12:00PM, and our final performance will be held at 7:00PM. Please note that students will be asked to arrive early in order to prepare for their shows. This typically means between 6:30-6:45. We will keep you apprised with an exact time as we get closer. Please note: there is no admission fee for the shows! Coming to watch is completely free. Please invite friends and family to join the fun!
Friday, August 6th - Mid-High Performance: Mid-High dress rehearsal will be held from 9:30AM-1:00PM, and our final performance will be held at 7:00PM. Please note that students will be asked to arrive early in order to prepare for their shows. This typically means between 6:30-6:45. We will keep you apprised with an exact time as we get closer. Please note: there is no admission fee for the shows! Coming to watch is completely free. Please invite friends and family to join the fun!
Jenny Cort - Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marcie Kryka - Program Director (email@example.com)
Joey Abate (Elementary)
Ayana Ihara (Elementary)
Ben Machesky (Elementary & Mid-High; Theatre 101)
Grace Mosher (Mid-High; Music)
Ethan Ponsock (Elementary & Mid-High; Sign Language)
Cooper Schultz (Elementary & Mid-High; Theatre 101)
Miranda Stepchuk (Elementary & Mid-High; Dance)
Jake Werner (Elementary & Mid-High; Music)
Hannah Willett (Elementary & Mid-High; Music)
You can find more information about our amazing staff at the following links:
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at this address any time.
Thank you for your cooperation!