ILS Dec. Parent Newsletter

December 01, 2018

Dear ILS Families, 

Our After School Winter Showcases are this weekend.  Students and their Creative Arts Teachers have been rehearsing and are excited to present what they’ve been working on.
When to arrive: Please have your student here 15 minutes before the start of the show.
What to wear: Students should wear festive holiday clothing.
Video and pictures are permitted, we just ask you to limit use of flash.  We would also love if you would share images you capture and tag us on Facebook!
Parking: Please allow extra time for parking.   The lot is often full with Portage Bay patrons, but there is street parking in the neighborhood as well as public pay-to-park lots across the street and at the Nordic Heritage Museum.

Storybook Camp – Dec. 26-28 at Greenwood Studio only
We’re expecting a light camp for the first week of Winter Break due to Christmas. Space is available at our Greenwood studio only. The campers will take a behind the scenes tour of Nutty Squirrel to see how Tolga makes his award winning Gelato!
Click here to register online.

Film Camp – Jan. 2-4 at Greenwood  & Locks Studios
We still have space available for Film Camp, the second week of Winter break.  Seattle Children’s Theatre will be here to present a fun workshop for the campers and we will have a mini-film festival at the end of the week.
Click here to register online.

ILS Holiday Giving Boxes
ILS is collecting donations for FamilyWorks this holiday season. There are collection boxes at each of the studios and we will also be collecting at the winter showcase.  Please bring new socks, mittens, scarves and hats.  FamilyWorks’ mission is to connect neighbors and families to nourishing food, essential resources, and a supportive community, so people can build resiliency to meet life’s challenges.

ILS Closure Reminders
As a reminder, ILS will be closed with no camps on Christmas Eve and Day (Dec. 24-25) and New Year’s Eve and Day (Dec. 31 – Jan. 1).

We thank you and look forward to seeing everyone this weekend!

~Your friends and teachers at Illumination Learning Studio


Winter Showcase Dates and Times:
December 8, 10am: Greenwood Winter Showcase
December 8, 11:30am: Ballard Winter Showcase
December 9, 10am: Piper’s Creek Winter Showcase
December 9, 11:30am: Locks Winter Showcase

December 21: 1-hr Early Dismissal

December 24th & 25th: Christmas Eve & Day – ILS CLOSED (no camp)

December 26-28: Winter Break – Storybook Camp

December 31st & January 1st: New Years Eve & Day – ILS CLOSED (no camp)

January 2-4: Winter Break – Film Camp

January 21st: MLK Jr. Day – Crafter’s Camp

January 30th: Day Between Semesters – VikingFest Nordic Camp

February 18-22:  Mid-Winter Break – Flight Camp Pilot School

April 8-12: Spring Break – Mad Science Camp

May 27th: Memorial Day – ILS CLOSED (no camp)

Fun memories from November!

For more information about this and other School-Year Camps, click here.