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Fabulous Friday

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1/8/2021
All Students Invited
$15 for a drop-in class, Normal Class Time

Centers, Centers, and MORE Centers

This exciting program gives preschoolers the opportunity to rotate through fun and engaging Shining Stars Centers

No School - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/18/2021
All Students 

No Class due to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Valentine's Day Parties

Dental Awareness Field Trip

2/25/2021
All Students and a Parent Invited
Wear School Shirts
Salt Lake Pediatric Dentistry
1548 E 4500 S #102
Salt Lake City, UT 84117, USA
Please check your child's wristband and flyer to find out your time assignment. 
We are so excited to get to experience everything we learn this week hands-on!! The field trip will last approximately 1 hour and will include a presentation, stations, and a visit from a very special guest.  This will be class for the day.  Can't wait to see everyone there! 
2/10/2021
Monday/Wednesday/Friday Students,
Monday-Thursday Students, and Monday-Friday Students
Normal Class Time

We will be making Valentine’s Day projects, having fun treats and exchanging valentines.  If you would like to send a Valentine’s Day treat with your child for the party, any treats would be welcome!

We will also be learning about post offices.  I will have a special school mailbox where I will be collecting mail throughout the week.  Please see the February newsletter for details.

2/11/2021
Tuesday/Thursday Students and
PARTY #2 for  
Monday-Thursday Students, and Monday-Friday Students
Normal Class Time

We will be making Valentine’s Day projects, having fun treats and exchanging valentines.  If you would like to send a Valentine’s Day treat with your child for the party, any treats would be welcome!

We will also be learning about post offices.  I will have a special school mailbox where I will be collecting mail throughout the week.  Please see the February newsletter for details.

No School -

President's Day

2/12,15/2021
All Students

No Class due to the President's Day Holiday

Graduation Pictures

5/7/2021
All Students 
The Dance Project SLC
2477 Fort Union Blvd, #105, Cottonwood Heights

School Graduation Pictures will take place in Studio 2. This will be class for the day.  Please have your child wear blue denim jeans/shorts or skirts and their 2021 School Shirt. We will be doing class pictures as well as a large group picture.  Please make every effort to have your child present at this event.  This is the only chance they will have to be in our school graduation pictures.  Parents do not need to stay for this event. Please see the Graduation Events Letter for times specific to your class.

Graduation Dress Rehearsal

5/13/2021
All Students
The Dance Project SLC
2477 Fort Union Blvd, #105, Cottonwood Heights

Please have your child wear blue denim jeans/shorts or skirts and their 2021 School Shirt (NO OVERALLS and NO FLIP-FLOPS).  Please take your child to the restroom prior to dropping them off at 9:15am.  With so many kids, it is VERY difficult to do bathroom breaks.  Please be prompt in dropping off and picking up your child.  I will open the door to the Studio when I am ready for kids to come in and be picked up.  This will take the place of class on that day.  Please note that parents are not permitted to stay for this event. Please see the Graduation Events Letter for times specific to your class.

Morning Classes Graduation Programs

5/17/2021
All Morning Class Students
(No Class for Afternoon Students)
The Dance Project SLC
2477 Fort Union Blvd, #105, Cottonwood Heights

Dress:  Your child will need to be dressed in blue denim jeans/shorts or skirts, and their 2021 School Shirt (NO OVERALLS and NO FLIP-FLOPS).  Please make every effort to keep the shirt clean and nice for their special day.    

Girls:  Please do not wear hair up (in a “pony-tail”, bun/s, etc).  Graduation hats do not stay on with these super cute hair-styles.  If your child wears a skirt, they will be required to wear some type of shorts under their skirt

All kids:  NO FLIP FLOPS. We have discussed this in class, and demonstrated pros and cons of these shoes.  We would appreciate your support.  Every year I have at least one parent send their child in flip flops, and they inevitably fall off or trip at some point in the program.   Thanks for helping our program run smoothly in this way!

Time:  Please bring your child to the REHEARSAL/PREP ROOM AT THE BACK OF THE Studio at your designated time.  Please do not arrive late, as it will make things more difficult for all involved, and is inconsiderate to those who plan ahead and are on time.  Your child will be prepared in class so they will know that you will be dropping them off and then going in the studio to sit down.  The program will last about an hour.  There will be photo displays set up for families to take pictures AFTER the performance. 

Video/Photography:  Video recording of the program is permitted and there will be a photographer video recording the program. 

Admission:  There is no cost for admission to the program and we welcome family that would like to support your child on this very special day!  Please wear masks for anyone over the age of 6. Also, to continue to comply with local rules, please be respectful in limiting the number of invited guests.

A Few More Things: 

*The cap and gown that your child will wear should be left with the Assistant Teachers after the program.  If you are taking pictures, please remember to return the cap and gown right after pictures so they can be cleaned and prepared for the next group. 

*Please make sure your child has a healthy breakfast and good night’s sleep prior to coming to the program.  I want them to have all of the energy possible to help them participate.                

*Please take your child to the restroom just before you drop them off at your designated time.  We will not stop the program for bathroom breaks once it has started, but there is a bathroom at the studio in case of emergency.   

*Please encourage your child to smile during the program and participate as it will give your child a sense of accomplishment.

Afternoon Classes Graduation Programs

5/18/2021
All Afternoon Class Students 
(No Class for Morning Students)
The Dance Project SLC
2477 Fort Union Blvd, #105, Cottonwood Heights

Dress:  Your child will need to be dressed in blue denim jeans/shorts or skirts, and their 2021 School Shirt (NO OVERALLS and NO FLIP-FLOPS).  Please make every effort to keep the shirt clean and nice for their special day.    

Girls:  Please do not wear hair up (in a “pony-tail”, bun/s, etc).  Graduation hats do not stay on with these super cute hair-styles.  If your child wears a skirt, they will be required to wear some type of shorts under their skirt

All kids:  NO FLIP FLOPS. We have discussed this in class, and demonstrated pros and cons of these shoes.  We would appreciate your support.  Every year I have at least one parent send their child in flip flops, and they inevitably fall off or trip at some point in the program.   Thanks for helping our program run smoothly in this way!

Time:  Please bring your child to the REHEARSAL/PREP ROOM AT THE BACK OF THE Studio at your designated time.  Please do not arrive late, as it will make things more difficult for all involved, and is inconsiderate to those who plan ahead and are on time.  Your child will be prepared in class so they will know that you will be dropping them off and then going in the studio to sit down.  The program will last about an hour.  There will be photo displays set up for families to take pictures AFTER the performance. 

Video/Photography:  Video recording of the program is permitted and there will be a photographer video recording the program. 

Admission:  There is no cost for admission to the program and we welcome family that would like to support your child on this very special day!  Please wear masks for anyone over the age of 6. Also, to continue to comply with local rules, please be respectful in limiting the number of invited guests.

A Few More Things: 

*The cap and gown that your child will wear should be left with the Assistant Teachers after the program.  If you are taking pictures, please remember to return the cap and gown right after pictures so they can be cleaned and prepared for the next group. 

*Please make sure your child has a healthy breakfast and good night’s sleep prior to coming to the program.  I want them to have all of the energy possible to help them participate.                

*Please take your child to the restroom just before you drop them off at your designated time.  We will not stop the program for bathroom breaks once it has started, but there is a bathroom at the studio in case of emergency.   

*Please encourage your child to smile during the program and participate as it will give your child a sense of accomplishment.

Last Day of School Celebration

National Reading Week

3/4-8/2021
All Students
Normal Class Time

Please see Reading Week Packet for important information about the activities each day of this special week.!

Monday:

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut

Assignment: Read a Dr. Seuss book

Tuesday:

Green Eggs and Ham

Assignment: Draw a picture of your favorite book character

Wednesday:

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Assignment: Complete Wednesday Assignment on Homework Sheet

Thursday:

The Cat and the Hat

WEAR A RED SHIRT TO SCHOOL

Assignment: Catch a Kid Reading Night

AMa: 3:30-4:10

AMb: 4:15-4:55

AMc: 5:00-5:30

PMa: 5:35-6:15

PMb: 6:20-7:00 

You won't want to miss this event!

Miss Sam will call kids randomly throughout the evening.  If she catches you reading, you will get a prize.  Please see Reading Week Activities Note for your class' time slot.

Friday:

I'm Not Going to Get Up Today

WEAR PAJAMAS TO SCHOOL

Assignment: Read with a pet (real or pretend)

Christmas Toy Drive

12/1-20/2021
All Students Invited

This year we will be hosting our sixth annual Christmas Box International Toy Drive.  We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys all month to donate to the Christmas Box International. Bring them in to the school between now and December 16. There will be a collection area at the Friends and Families Christmas Performance as well. Toys will be taken to the Christmas Box House on December 20.

Fabulous Friday

12/10/2021
All Students Invited
$15 for a drop-in class, Normal Class Time

Centers, Centers, and MORE Centers

This exciting program gives preschoolers the opportunity to rotate through fun and engaging Shining Stars Centers

Christmas Around the World Parties

12/14/2021
Tuesday/Thursday, Monday-Thursday, and Monday-Friday Students
Location: Shining Stars Academy
 

We will be doing a lot of fun activities and will be making very special crafts as we celebrate Christmas and go on a trip Around the World (Please make sure to bring backpacks to class that day!).  Please let me know by Wednesday, December 8th if your child will not be able to attend the Christmas parties, as I have a very special gift for them.  For our party, children are welcome to bring a fun holiday treat for the class if they would like. Please remember all treats need to be SEALED. I need a parent helper from each class for our special parties 

12/15/2021
Monday/Wednesday/Friday Students, and SECOND PARTY for Monday-Thursday, and Monday-Friday Students
Location: Shining Stars Academy
 

We will be doing a lot of fun activities and will be making very special crafts as we celebrate Christmas and go on a trip Around the World (Please make sure to bring backpacks to class that day!).  Please let me know by Wednesday, December 8th if your child will not be able to attend the Christmas parties, as I have a very special gift for them.  For our party, children are welcome to bring a fun holiday treat for the class if they would like. Please remember all treats need to be SEALED. I need a parent helper from each class for our special parties 

6th Annual Friends and Families Christmas Perfomances

12/16/2021
Families and Friends Invited
Location: The Dance Project SLC, Studio 2
2477 Ft. Union Boulevard, #105
Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

*Times listed on invitation and wristbands. 

*Groups are different for Thursday and Friday.  Please see your invitation and wristband for information.

*There will be a list at each school entrance the week of the performance.

On Thursday, December 16th, we will have our 6th Annual Friends and Family Christmas Performance, which will take place at The Dance Project SLC.  I would like all children to dress in Sunday/Holiday dress for this performance.  The focus of this event will be to share our Christmas songs and holiday cheer with our friends and families.  Everyone is invited. There will be music, crafts, and light refreshments for everyone!  This performance will take the place of class for the day.

13th Annual Christmas Service Performance

12/17/2021
All Students Invited 
Location: Shining Stars Academy
Drop-Off at Main Entrance
Pick-Up at Work Room Entrance

On Friday, December 17th, Shining Stars Academy will be performing virtually for our Service Performance. This performance will take the place of class for the day. Your child will be performing at the time listed on the Newsletter.

Performances will be at the school and will be broadcast live on the Shining Stars Academy Page on Facebook.

 

Please help us spread our Christmas joy by sharing this information with others, especially any elderly people you know.  We would love to make the holidays special for as many people as possible.

 

We will start promptly at the times listed on the Newsletter.  There will be no check-in for this event. Please plan ahead for parking and sending your child in.  PLEASE ARRIVE PROMPTLY TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD.  I would like all children to dress in Sunday/Holiday dress for this performance.  Parents will not stay during the performance.  Please practice the music with your child at home so they will be prepared for their special day. You should have received the music files via email.  You can also have your children watch the videos posted on the website.  There is a link on the Parents Page.

Christmas Break

12/20-31/2021
All Students

Enjoy the time with your families.  School will resume Monday, January 3.

No School - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/14, 17/2022
All Students 

No Class due to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

5/19/2021
All Students and Parents
Mountview Park
1651 Fort Union Blvd, Cottonwood Heights

Come to Mountview Park at 9:30am for a fun treat!  We will get to take part in a reptile show presented by Scales and Tales Utah.  The presentation itself will start promptly at 10:00am, will last for 45 minutes to an hour, and will include a hands-on experience for everyone.  Everyone is invited (including siblings – (as it will be at the park) and parents can plan to stay.  Bring a blanket because we will be sitting on the grass.  We will have donuts and juice and I have a special gift for each preschooler.

No School -

President's Day

2/21/2022
All Students

No Class due to the President's Day Holiday

Dental Awareness Field Trip

2/24/2022
All Students and a Parent Invited

Wear School Shirts

Salt Lake Pediatric Dentistry
1548 E 4500 S #102
Salt Lake City, UT 84117, USA

Please check your child's wristband and flyer to find your time assignment. 

We are so excited to get to experience everything we learn this week hands-on!! The field trip will last approximately 45 minutes and will include a presentation, stations, and a visit from a very special guest.  This will be class for the day.  Can't wait to see everyone there! 

National Reading Week

2/28 - 3/4/2021
All Students
Normal Class Time

Please see Reading Week Packet for important information about the activities each day of this special week.!

Monday:

The First of Octember

Assignment: Read a Dr. Seuss book

Tuesday:

The Lorax

Assignment: Draw a picture of your favorite book character

Wednesday:

The Shape of Me and Other Stuff

Assignment: Complete Wednesday Assignment on Homework Sheet

Assignment: Catch a Kid Reading Night - Morning Classes

AMa: 4:00-4:40

AMb: 4:40-5:20

AMc: 5:20-6:00

AMd: 6:00-6:40

You won't want to miss this event!

Miss Sam will call kids randomly throughout the evening.  If she catches you reading, you will get a prize.  Please see above schedule or Reading Week Activities Note for your class' time slot.

Thursday:

The Cat and the Hat

WEAR A RED SHIRT TO SCHOOL

Assignment: Catch a Kid Reading Night - Afternoon Classes

PMa: 4:00-4:40

PMb: 4:40-5:20

PMc: 5:20-6:00

You won't want to miss this event!

Miss Sam will call kids randomly throughout the evening.  If she catches you reading, you will get a prize.  Please see above schedule or Reading Week Activities Note for your class' time slot.

Friday:

Green Eggs and Ham

Assignment: Read with a pet (real or pretend)

Valentine's Day Parties

2/14/2022
Monday/Wednesday/Friday Students,
Monday-Thursday Students, and Monday-Friday Students
Normal Class Time

We will be making Valentine’s Day projects, having fun treats and exchanging valentines.  If you would like to send a Valentine’s Day treat with your child for the party, any treats would be welcome!

We will also be learning about post offices.  I will have a special school mailbox where I will be collecting mail throughout the week.  Please see the February newsletter for details.

2/15/2022
Tuesday/Thursday Students and
PARTY #2 for  
Monday-Thursday Students, and Monday-Friday Students
Normal Class Time

We will be making Valentine’s Day projects, having fun treats and exchanging valentines.  If you would like to send a Valentine’s Day treat with your child for the party, any treats would be welcome!

We will also be learning about post offices.  I will have a special school mailbox where I will be collecting mail throughout the week.  Please see the February newsletter for details.

First Day of School

9/6/2022
Tuesday/Thursday Students, Monday-Thursday Students, Monday-Friday Students

We can't wait to see all of our new friends!!!!! Come with a smile ready to have fun! There will be a few cute 'First Day of Preschool' signs and props out front for your photo-taking fun and excitement.  If you would like to take a cute picture, please come a few minutes early to account for the photo fun.

Normal Class Time

9/7/2022
Monday/Wednesday/Friday Students

We can't wait to see all of our new friends!!!!! Come with a smile ready to have fun!  There will be a few cute 'First Day of Preschool' signs and props out front for your photo-taking fun and excitement.  If you would like to take a cute picture, please come a few minutes early to account for the photo fun.  

Normal Class Time

Fabulous Friday

9/16/2022
All Students Invited
$15 for a drop-in class, Normal Class Time

Centers, Centers, and MORE Centers

This exciting program gives preschoolers the opportunity to rotate through fun and engaging Shining Stars Centers

Teddy Bear Picnic

9/22/2022
All Students and a Parent Invited
Mountview Park
1651 E. Ft. Union Boulevard
Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

Please Bring: a smile, at least 1 parent, a teddy bear, a blanket, a sack lunch, and WEAR YOUR SCHOOL SHIRT

Group 1:

Lunch will take place at 10:00am 

Teddy Bear Stations will follow lunch and then families are free to go home or stay to play at the park. Please be courteous by completing your center activities by 11:00am to make room for the next group.  

Group 2:

Lunch will take place at 11:00am

Teddy Bear Stations will follow lunch and then families are free to go home or stay to play at the park. Please be courteous by completing your center activities by 12:00pm to make room for the next group.  

Group 3:

Lunch will take place at 12:00pm

Teddy Bear Stations will follow lunch and then families are free to go home or stay to play at the park. Centers will conclude at 1:00pm.  

Fall Picture Day

9/29/2022
All Students

Regular class time.  Monday/Wednesday students are invited to come during the times listed on the Picture Day Flyer.  

We are excited this year to partner with Inrglo Photography for our Picture day - You don't want to miss this event!

In-House Fire Station Field Trip

10/5/2022
All Students Invited 
@Shining Stars Academy
Group 1: 8:40am-10:40am
Group 2: 9:20am-11:20am
Group 3: 10:00am-12:00pm

We are so excited to kick off this week with a hands-on experience!!!

The field trip will be class for the day, meaning no regular class. 

Parents are welcome to leave their child or stay for the event.  If you decide to leave your child with us, please arrive at the school no later than your designated time to drop off your child.  The Fire Safety Event will last 2 hours and will include a safety presentation in the back lot, and fire safety activities in the other rooms.  DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP FOR ALL CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE. There will be no sign-in/sign-out for this event. It is extremely important to arrive on time to pick up your child as the rooms will need to be ready for the next group. 

WEAR SCHOOL SHIRTS FOR THIS EVENT.

Pajama Parties

9/12/2022
Monday/Wednesday/Friday Students,
Monday-Thursday Students, and Monday-Friday Students
Normal Class Time

Please remember to bring a pillow and wear your comfiest pajamas

*We will have “Bring your Pretend Pet to School Day” that day as well, so remember any Pretend Pet can come with you to the party! (it is helpful for the pet to come in your backpack or your pillowcase)

We will play games, eat treats, and have tons of pajama fun!

9/13/2022
Tuesday/Thursday Students and
PARTY #2 for  
Monday-Thursday Students, and Monday-Friday Students
Normal Class Time

Please remember to bring a pillow and wear your comfiest pajamas

*We will have “Bring your Pretend Pet to School Day” that day as well, so remember any Pretend Pet can come with you to the party! (it is helpful for the pet to come in your backpack or your pillowcase)

We will play games, eat treats, and have tons of pajama fun!

Fall Break

10/17-21/2022
All Students

Enjoy the time with your families.  School will resume October 24