Hi everyone! Here are some notes and reminders for the week:
Please note that it is important to let your student’s teachers know about scheduled absences. If they need to miss some time due to illness or emergency, this is no problem! But if they will be absent for an extended period of time for camp, vacation, etc., having advance notice helps our staff prepare activities accordingly.
Our Penny Drive Fundraiser is ongoing! If you're unfamiliar with the mechanics, here are some details:
What it is: The Penny Drive competition between Elementary and Mid-High is a fantastic fundraiser for the program! We are a nonprofit organization, so all fundraiser proceeds are used specifically for program funding! If your student has spare coins or cash to bring in, encourage them to do so. Perhaps you can even talk them into doing some chores to earn more ;-)
How it works: We will 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!
Our current frontrunner: Elementary!
Your students have officially received all of their scripts for the summer! It is important for them to bring their scripts and a pencil each day. Please also remind them to continue working on line memorization at home. Lines are to be completely memorized by Thursday, July 18th for Middle School. This is important to get out of the way, as it will give students and staff two weeks to fully rehearse before the show! Elementary memorization will be determined by each individual classroom teacher, so please consult your student’s morning directors with any questions.
Themed Thursday 7/18: Elementary theme is Movie and PJ Day. We will be watching a G-rated movie together, all classrooms combined. Mid-High theme is Opposite Day & Crazy Hair Day.
We have chosen the program dates for next year! This “save the date” flyer is attached to this post.
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 may bring these items in at any time!
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. Thank you to those who have reached out already!
If you would like to volunteer in any way, please let us know! We are asking for parents to help visit businesses in the South Lyon Area, and sell Tricky Tray tickets on performance nights. We would love and appreciate any help you are able to provide, and your dedication contributes to the longevity of our program!
If you know of any additional fundraising opportunities, please let us know!
Week 4: All lines must be memorized by Thursday, July 18th for Middle School! Elementary teachers have chosen their own individual memorization dates for their classrooms.
Thursday, July 18th: Themed Thursday Spirit Day! Elementary theme is Movie and PJ Day. We will be watching a G-rated movie together, all classrooms combined. Mid-High theme is Opposite Day & Crazy Hair Day.
Thursday, August 1st - 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 2nd - 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!
Performance Nights: Tricky Tray raffle fundraiser!
Important Links Summer Enrichment Website Summer Enrichment News/Announcements Blog South Lyon Area Youth Assistance Summer Enrichment Facebook Group Summer Enrichment Instagram Summer Enrichment Paypal Option for Registration Payments Important Names Jenny Cort - Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marcie Kryka - Program Director (email@example.com) Program Staff Jack Barshaw