What a great start to the new year! It has been wonderful getting to see familiar faces back around the school and also welcoming new members into the Studio Sharise family! Make sure you take a moment and introduce yourself to someone you don't know!
Our theme and motto this year is "Be Amazing"! Because that's what we want our students to be. No, not perfect (even if perfect did exist, who could define it?) No, not better than anyone else (our only competition is with ourselves) To "Be Amazing" means not settling for average, not just getting by. But, instead, making every day the best it can be. To wake up and say, "This is going to be an amazing day"! And then take the responsibility to make it so - no matter what obstacles stand in our way!
Last year, in our middle school and teen classes, we talked about how many in our society have settled for mediocrity - and that for some, just getting by is enough. But we want our students to take pride in all that they do - at home, at school, in their community, at the studio - wherever they are. To do their best (even when no one is watching) and to take pride in the knowledge that they gave their all - win or lose.
So, parents, if you hear us chanting our "Be Amazing" cheer around the school - don't hesitate to join in :)
NOW ONTO THE NEWS
SCHOOL CLOSED LABOR DAY: We will be closed on Monday, Sept 4th in observance of Labor Day. Classes will run as normal throughout the rest of the week.
PERFORMANCE at ALMADEN ART AND WINE FESTIVAL: Some of our students from our June 2017 Celebration Performance, "Reach for the Stars", will be performing at this fun fall festival (I think it marks the festival's 41st year)!
Come on out and support your classmates and have fun with the family! We will be on the Children's Stage on Sept 17th from 4:45 to 5:15.
Show Group: Don't forget rehearsals on Sundays the 3rd and 10th at 2pm and please be practicing at home with the online videos and songs (we have to shake off the summer stale) :)
NEW PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING: We will be holding a New Parent Information Day (though any of our parents are welcome to join) on Saturday Sept 30th @1pm. This is great time to ask questions about our handbook, policies. classes, performance opportunities - you get the idea. We ask you to please RSVP by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
"REACH FOR THE STARS" DVDs: Well, we got confirmation the videos are almost fixed. We will let you know as soon as they arrive! And we deeply apologize for the delay. We will certainly be going with a new vendor next time!
DANCE UNIFORM ORDER: We will be placing another order for your dance uniform needs for new families ( or in case your child grew like a weed over the summer). We will need your order in by Sept 9th. Please talk to us at the front desk to make sure we have your sizes and to take your order. if you wish to order before Sept 9th let us know and we can make that happen. We place bulk orders to save you shipping costs. However, if you want to purchase before-hand, shipping runs normally $3 extra.
PARENT/STUDENT PORTAL: We are slowly digesting and introducing our new portal for parents and students. With this new portal system, you will be able to register for classes, place orders, receive important school information, calendar changes, internal communications, etc. We hope this will add convenience and simplicity for all. But please know, this does not mean we don 't want to talk to you. If ever you have a question or concern - give us a call or e-mail us. We are always happy to assist you!
CLOSED FB GROUP FOR SS FAMILIES: Please join our Closed Facebook group called "Staying Connected". This is another great way to communicate with us and is just for our families to ask questions, get important updates and share ideas. And don't forget to follow us on our Public Facebook page where you'll see some fun pics and videos of our first week of classes!
BE AMAZING STUDIO SHARISE SHIRTS: We are super excited! We are working with a fabulous artist to design a unique Studio Sharise shirt with this year's motto. The mock up looks great! We will let you know when they will be available to order. This will make a great holiday gift!
SEPTEMBER DATES TO REMEMBER
9/4 School Closed for Labor Day
9/9 Uniform Order deadline
9/17 Show Group Performance at Almaden Art & Wine Festival:
9/30 Parent Orientation Meeting
BALLET PARENTS & STUDENTS: From our tiniest Ballerina Princesses to our level 1 Ballet students, if you want to perform in our Performance Awards Program this year, we will be having a parent meeting in October. Time./Date TBD. More info to come!
Now go and have an amazing day!