Hello, Enrichment families!
Here are your announcements and reminders for Week 5.
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Please note that this newsletter is separated into the following categories:
Theme Thursdays (Elementary)
Thank you very much!
Please have your students continue to bring scripts in every day to practice (along with a pen or pencil). If you have any difficulties opening the documents or do not have access to a printer, please let us know and we will be more than happy to provide further guidance.
Scripts are be separated into two folders: one for Elementary, and one for Mid-High. Elementary students will be responsible for one script each, and Mid-High students will each have two. Please keep in mind that Middle School volunteers should also print a copy of the script for the Elementary classroom they are a part of. They may have a small role in the show or need a script to help others practice lines.
You can access the folder via this link.
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!
Elementary is still winning the Penny Drive…by quite a bit!
Elementary’s Current Points: $-10.80
Mid-High’s Current Points: $-58.80
The final day to contribute to the Penny Drive will be Tuesday, 7/26. We will announce the winner on Wednesday, and the winning team will receive their prize on Thursday, 7/28. As of right now, we are planning for the prize to be spraying staff with silly string!
Our Aubree’s fundraiser will take place this Wednesday, July 27th, 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 the flyer per bill to assist them in record-keeping. I am attaching the official Dine to Donate participation flyer at the end of the 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.
We will begin allowing advance ticket sales in cash this week starting Tuesday! Please let your students know that they may purchase tickets before and after their sessions. Prices are as follows:
· $0.50 per single ticket
· $10 per 25 ticket bundle
You can begin sending your students with these items at any time! We will collect through the final week. We are still in need of prizes!
We will be searching for parents to help with selling tickets on show nights before and after the performance, as well as during intermission. Please let us know if you’d be interested in lending a hand in this task.
Staff will be sending home costume/prop forms with all students early this week. Please ask your student to bring in their planned costumes/props by Thursday, July 28th to be approved by their directors.
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.
Please remind your students to adhere to standard school dress code. We also ask that all students wear close-toed shoes. We will be having games and activities that involve extensive movement (cardio and dance, for example), and close-toed shoes are the safest option to avoid any potential injuries.
Please also 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! (And there is no need to “call them in” absent in these cases.) 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. If you included these dates in your registration already, I have those records and you do not need to inform us again.
If you would like to volunteer in any way, please let us know! We are asking for parents to help 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!
ELEMENTARY SESSION ONLY
Thursday, July 28th: Dapper Day
Monday, July 25th: All lines must be 100% memorized! Costumes will be announced early this week.
Tuesday, July 26th: Penny Drive Ends
Wednesday, July 27th: Aubree’s Fundraiser 5:00PM-8:00PM. Please bring your Dine to Donate flyer!
Thursday, July 29th: Elementary Themed Thursday: Dapper Day
Thursday, July 29th: Penny Drive Prize
Thursday, August 4th - 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 5th - 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:
Left to right: Cooper Schultz, Joey Abate, Ben Machesky, Miranda Stepchuk, Grace Mosher, Jake Werner, Hannah Willett, Ayana Ihara, Ethan Ponsock
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email or text me at the info below any time.
Thank you for your cooperation!