June 2011 Teacher Newsletter
It's that time again for our annual Rummage Sale! All locations will be hauling out their overstocks, scratch and dents, gently used, and more to sell off at our lowest prices ever. Each location rummages different items, so encourage your students to check out multiple locations during the sale for the best shopping.
Insider's tip: Due to the large amount of inventory we offer at the rummage sale, many locations start to put out their sale items earlier in the week in order to be ready for the rush on the 9th-11th. Waukesha teachers, you might begin to notice specially price sheet music already appearing! Keep your eyes peeled at your llcations for early-bird items and make sure your students stock up during this great sale!
Rock the House Rocks On Friday 6/10!
The two bands of our brand new "Rock the House" program will take the stage on Friday, June 10th at 6pm at WHM Waukesha. These kids have worked hard to master cover tunes by their favorite artists and can't wait to show off their stuff at this live concert. If you have students who might be interested in joining future sessions, send them down to check out this concert and see if the program is right for them!
It Pay$ to Take $ummer Lessons
We are offering three student performance nights, one each month, during the summer months to give our summer lesson students some great opportunities to perform. Better yet, every time a student performs, he or she will earn a FREE $5 White House of Music gift card as a "thank you" for performing.
At the end of summer, the names of all performers who are still taking lessons will be entered in a drawing to win their September lessons absolutely free!
Sign up sheets will be posted at each location. Make sure your students don't miss out on this great opportunity to earn gift cards, and for one lucky winner, to earn free lessons!
Summer Student Performance Nights 6pm-8pm
Monday, June 13
Tuesday, July 12
Wednesday, August 10
Waukesha-Summer Hours in Effect
White House of Music, Waukesha, will be closed on Sundays beginning 6/19/11. We will resume our Sunday hours in Fall.
Schedules are Your Friend
Please make a special point of examing your schedules for accuracy this month. With so many students quitting, changing times, and swapping teachers, there's a lot going on. Lessons are a checks and balances system, and mistakes happen. That's why your coordinator checks your schedules weekly, and why we expect you to do the same. If one of you missed something, the other can catch it and prevent possible commission errors. So make sure your schedules are accurate. Signs of problems include:
1. A student quit in May, but they are still on your schedule
2. Two students are recorded in the same time slot
3. A student who started with you recently does not have a phone number under his or her name (that means they aren't registered and you aren't being paid!)
Remember to check the notes at the bottom of your schedules, also. You can see what credits you've sent and which students are starting and quitting. If you have any questions or concerns with your schedule, contact your coordinator immediately.
All White House of Music locations will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independance Day. Monday students will be automatically credited by the computer, and you do not need to issue credits. Have a safe and happy Fourth!