ILS Oct. Parent Newsletter

October 28, 2018


Dear ILS Families, 

Happy Fall!  Please scroll down past the photos to read all about what we are learning at ILS this month.

Performance Dates Announced.  Our All Student Winter Showcase dates are out.  This is when our students perform for families and friends in December.  Winter Showcases will be held at our Locks location again this year to showcase students by ILS site.  Refer to the calendar on the left for your site’s date and time.  Music students will receive an additional set of dates for our Winter Music Recitals.

Music & Art Add-ons.  One thing parents tend to compliment us on is our ability to add music lessons for students during the hours they attend after school.  If you have not yet signed up your student yet this fall, we have many private and group lessons available in Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Percussion, Flute and Voice.  Mr. Sam also teaches an Advanced Art class.  For more information please visit or email   First time music students will receive 25% their first two months of private lessons this fall.

Hunger Goblin on Saturday, October 27th, 12p-3p. Trick-or-Treat Dance Party with canned food collections that will be donated to FamilyWorks’ Greenwood Food Bank.

Jurassic Camp!  Monday 10/8 is the last day to sign up for Jurassic Camp Friday, Oct. 12 in order to receive your ILS student rate.  Enrollments after Monday will be charged the non-discounted rate.  School is closed for a teacher in-service day on the 12th and we’ve got your covered with a fun camp day if you need it.

Thank you,
Your friends and teachers at Illumination Learning Studio!

Photos from September

What we’ll be up to in the month of October!

Drama with Ms. Taylor

Ms. Taylor is so excited to be back at it this school year. For the month of October we will be taking a trip to the movies. Kids will learn all there is to know about what goes into making a film while also getting to make a film of their own.

Performing Arts with Ms. Meowset

In October, Ms. Meowset will be teaching the students about Japanese Kabuki dance! Students will learn the basics of Japanese Kabuki dance, as well as its importance in Japanese culture.

Voice with Mr. Nick

After an awesome start to the year learning about Jazz in the United States, Mr. Nick’s Voice Class will encompass the music of Africa in the month of October. Along with the fundamentals of singing and reading music, Students will learn the basics of African music, including call and response, music and dance, and music and community.

Art with Mr. Sam

In October we’re working our way towards making 5 page comics. We’ll be learning some essential drawing lessons and practicing character design.

Music with Ms. Jessie

This month in Ms. Jessie’s music class, students will continue to build foundational knowledge of music theory, learn about unique and familiar instruments, and discover artists who had the biggest influences on music we listen to today.


October 12th: SPS Teacher Work Day – Jurassic Camp

October 27th, 12p-3p: Hunger Goblin Trick-or-Treat Dance Party at ILS Greenwood

November 12th: Veterans’ Day – ILS CLOSED

November 19-21: Thanksgiving Break – Spy Camp

November 22-23: Thanksgiving – ILS CLOSED

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

December 26-28: Winter Break – Storybook Camp

December 31st & January 1st: New Years Eve & Day – ILS CLOSED

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



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