Monday, July 22, 2019

July 2019


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       July 2019

Dear Parents,
          Welcome back! I hope your summer has been fun and full of adventure!
As most of you are aware we are getting ready for fall registration for school AND TaVaci !!!!

Registration:
Please find enclosed information containing the following:
                     * Class Schedules
            * Registration forms
             * Studio Policies
             * Spotlight sheet (3rd-6th grade only)
**You will ALL receive a COPY of a spotlight sheet. If you have more than ONE student in 3rd- 6th grade---please make a copy and return ASAP!------Remember, spotlights are 3rd – 6th only!

Please note the times below in the class schedules.
**Check out our website for Pocatello! Go to www.tavacipocatello.com to see easier to use SITE!

          May I once again let you know that we have a FUN and eventful year planned for you and your kids. I’m thrilled with the music chosen for fall and spring.  

We (and the KIDS!) are so excited for the SEASON!
NOW is the time to register or place their names on our waiting list.
         
Classes will be held on MONDAYS (3RD-6TH) AND TUESDAYS (PRE-2ND) according to the schedule enclosed. Classes will begin the week after Labor Day-- for 3rd-6th grade on Monday, SEPT. 9th    and for Pre-2nd grade  on TUESDAY, SEPT. 10th  

Our STAFF

Cindy Bowen-Owner/Director

    Cindy has been involved in TaVaci since her SIX children were of age to be IN TaVaci! She even had TWO children while still teaching.. (I know...amazing, right?---NOTE: keep in mind WHO is  TYPING this J )
    She has LOVED every minute of the teaching and now directing our concerts! Cindy continues to operate her own TaVaci School of Performing Arts that has been a part of her life for 34 years. There have been 1000s in her TaVaci program, now teaching 2nd generation TaVaci students!
    She is also the co-founder of  TaVaci Inc. where she has been able to share her gift of writing unusual and fun Christmas lyrics to some of the popular songs of today. She LOVES to watch the children sing and perform!
Heather Judy
3rd-6th Grade Teacher


Heather literally has been IN TaVaci for 28 PLUS years! Apparently, she can NOT get enough! J . She started singing with TaVaci at the age of 4 and hasn’t stopped to take a breath! Well, maybe TWO.. Heather is now an elementary school teacher at Edahow Elementary in her 8th year. She is married to Jeremiah Judy and the PROUD mother of cute Liberty and Bryson. We are thrilled that Heather is teaching TaVaci! Everyone LOVES her!  Heather is also a gifted choreographer and creates MUCH of the staging that our students display for our TaVaci concerts. Thanks Heather!

Andrea Evans
                                                    Pre-2nd grade Teacher
                    

 Andrea is VERY familiar with TaVaci! She grew up in Brigham City, UT .She began her singing career at the age of 4 with TaVaci.  She sang all throughout her high school years and into college.  She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and has taught preschool for 7 years.  Her favorite things are teaching and singing.  What better way to do so than with TaVaci?  Andrea is the wife of a a wonderful guy, Cody and the mother of three fun-loving kiddos.  In her spare time, Andrea enjoys reading, baking, playing the piano, singing with her sisters, and hanging out with family and friends.  Thanks for being part of the TaVaci team Andrea! Our littles’ LOVE you!
As you can see, we are RIP-raring to go this semester! So-send in (or submit online) your information and then WATCH for a POSTCARD via EMAIL  the week before classes begin! I have had experience with some of you NOT getting this information! I will post it on FB, text you, and e mail you. You should receive it the week of  SEPT 2nd -7th


Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis according to class space. You may do ONE of THREE options! (WOW….really?? Three options?? What to do, what to do??)


Option 1:
EMAIL (easiest!) 
If you have been in TaVaci in the past, I already have your child’s information, ALL you need to do is respond to the email this letter came in with the class preference! YAY!
Example:
          Student’s name: Alisa Jones – grade 3 class; Monday 4:45
 *If you have new siblings joining, Please add the following:
       NEW student: Jacob Jones—grade 4—class Monday 4:45
                                      *Birthday 10/15/08

Option 2:
ONLINE REGISTRATION!!

Go to our TaVaci blog  for EASY-PEESY Registration ONLINE! 
YAY! NO need to use that forever stamp!

Follow the easy-step-by-step directions! Registration, payments, all in one click of a button!

OPTION 3 :
MAIL form to:
TaVaci/Cindy Bowen
1375 Jane St.
Pocatello, ID 83201

**FAMILY REGISTRATION FEES: 
Family Fee...........................$25.00
                                                            
If you would like to give ANY other information,  email is the QUICKEST way to contact me! Phone # if you need to speak with me call
208- 380-2333 . (or text!)

FAMILY RATES!!
2019 - 2020 Tuition Rates
 Fall Semester Tuition

              One Child……………………………….. $ 160.00
              Two Children……………………………$ 300.00 ($20 savings!)
              Three Children…...……………………..$400.00  ($80 savings!)
**Tuition is rated by the semester period and not rated on a monthly OR on a class by class basis.  The tuition fees pay for your child’s education of the program, vocal training and drama skills.
Spring Semester Tuition

              One Child…………………………….. $ 200.00
              Two Children……………………….…$ 375.00 ($25 savings!)
              Three Children………………………..$500.00  ($100 savings!)



ORRRRRRR...... Monthly Installment OPTION

Monthly Installment Plan ( Semester Rate divided into monthly installment payments)

                                          $40.00..............1 child----- Sept - May
                                          $75.00..…........2 children--Sept - May
                                          $100.00.... ....….3 children--Sept - May
   
**Please Note with a  " * “if you are adding a student to the registration form. This will put their name on a waiting list only. I will call or e mail you if there is NOT a spot available.  So assume you received the class you signed up for unless notified.. See you in Sept!

MONDAYS                                              TUESDAYS
          3:45-4:45..3rd-6th (Boys and Girls)          3:30-4:15.....Pre-1st (boys/girls )   
 5:00-6:00.....5th-6th (" girls only)            4:30-5:15.....1st-2nd (boys/girls )

Cindy Email:  tavacischool@gmail.com
Cell-208-380-2333  

 I will be e mailing quick notes and sometimes newsletters! Please add your e mail address to the registration form!!  Also, our website is periodically updated with DATES . SO, if you Lose your E mail letter, check the website www.tavacischool.com (studio locations—Pocatello) for news and important dates.

Christmas 2019 Concert Date
We are scheduled at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Dec 7th (Saturday) with rehearsals to be held on Thursday, Dec. 5th  and Friday, Dec. 6th .
Spring 2020 Concert Date
We are scheduled at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 9th(Saturday) with rehearsals to be held on Thursday, May 7th   and Friday, May 8th   

KEEP READING!!

STUDIO POLICIES 2019-2020

STUDIO LOCATION


                       1375 Jane Street  Pocatello, Id                    

LESSON PRICES:  (optional monthly installment schedule)                               

One child.............................$40.00 (Sept- May)                                                                                   Two children........................$75.00  (Sept- May)                                                             
 Three children.....................$100.00  (Sept- May)
·        These prices are pro-rated and are the same each month Sept-May. **Tuition is rated by the semester period and not rated on a monthly OR on a class by class basis.  The tuition fees pay for your child’s education of the program, vocal training and drama skills. Occasional adjustments are made by the director due to starting at a later date, and are up to the discretion of the director.
·        Concert Fee:  A concert fee per child of $15.00 per semester to cover the cost of hall rental. (*concerts are “free” to the public!) Blackfoot Performing ART Center! 

·        Late Fee Charges: A late fee of $10.00 will be charged to your account if it is 30 days overdue. This will be added each month the account is overdue.

·        Past Due Balances: Due to an overwhelming amount of past due accounts at the end of each semester, it has become necessary to instate a policy that all accounts must be current in order for your child to participate in the Christmas and Spring Concert. Late fees will apply.

·        REGISTRATION  FEE:
There is a registration fee per family due upon registering. ($25.00 per family) This fee is due before classes begin. This fee covers the cost of paperwork, billing, and postage involved with your account for the year. It will also include cost for production for two practice vocal CD’s (Christmas and Spring music)

 FAMILY REGISTRATION FEES:  ..............$25.00 (per family)
                                                                        
LESSON PAYMENT:
          Payment is due the FIRST LESSON of each month.(if paying monthly installments) Checks may be made payable to "TaVaci" If you are sending cash, PLEASE put it in a SEALED envelope with your child's name on it..
Semester Fees                    **due at the beginning of the semester**
One child......$160.00 (Fall Semester.)  $200.00 (Spring Semester)
          Two children..$300.00 (Fall Semester)  $375.00 (Spring Semester)        
Three children..$400.00 (Fall Semester)  $500.00 (Spring Semester)
  
ATTENDANCE:
          Attendance to every class is much appreciated! However, we do realize conflicts arise. Please keep in mind children will perform well when they are confident about their music. 100% attendance awards will be presented to the 3rd- 6th grade students. (Pre- 2nd have a hard time understanding NOT receiving a ribbon--L)

HOLIDAYS:
Occasionally a 3 or 4-day weekend will fall on a Monday. We will NOT hold classes on holidays that fall on a Monday. )—unless notified by the teacher. (sometimes ONE class will be held for ALL Monday classes)

CONCERTS:
          The concert is an integral part of your vocal training. It is the most positive of all the music activities in improving self-esteem and confidence. There will be two concerts annually.(Christmas and Spring) All concerts and performances are free to the public.

DRESS REHEARSALS:
The dress rehearsals held prior to the concert at the concert hall are MANDATORY. You will have advance notice of dates and times. The rehearsals are closed to the public AND parents! So SORRY!
ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES:
          Occasionally we are invited to perform at special events. Attendance is not mandatory, but strongly recommended. There are no additional charges for these performances.

COSTUMES/Props:
          All students are required to wear the selected costume. Used costumes will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and only on the designated day(s). You will be notified of dates and times. Props are used for a number or two in concerts. There are additional fees for any props for all students.

“TaVaci Stop!” There is  a “TaVaci Stop” sign posted in the front of the studio where you are requested to drop off/pick up your child. Similar to a “bus stop” it has been provided for safety purposes. Children are NOT to cross the street arriving or departing from TaVaci. If all will drive UP Jane St. in a single file, this method will be effective. The safety of our children is the most important reason for this policy!  Please adhere to it!

PARKING REMINDER:  PLEASE, be extremely cautious when arriving and departing from the studio. Also...please do not block driveways in the neighborhood. This policy is GREATLY appreciated! (Especially by neighbors!)  If this policy is not honored, it could jeopardize your child’s position in TaVaci® .

VISITORS:
If your child would like to bring a friend to class please notify your teacher, otherwise we would request that no visitors (parents included) attend class. The younger children in particular are easily distracted. If you have questions about your child's progress please notify your child's teacher.             


SPOTLIGHT Form
                                                 
       Circle One Class Time: Monday ONLY-- 3:45   OR       5:00

(Full Name)_____________________________________

Birth Place_________________     Date of Birth ___________________

Brothers & Sisters (names) __________________________
Favorite snack!____________________    Favorite Food _______________
Pets??______________________________________

Favorite Thing to Do(color, ride bikes, go to TaVaci, etc)____________________________

Family Activities You Enjoy:_________________________________________

What is Special About This Person:**(Mom or Dad Answer this question)__________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________

Who do YOU admire the most? WHY?________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What do you like to do for FUN: _______________________________________________________________

Any big accidents or surgeries???___________________________________________

Name some places you have been in your life(Europe, China or even Chubbuck!) _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Would like to be a ___________________________when they grow up.
Anything else you would like to tell us about YOU!!__________________________________________________________________