May 15, 2013
WE DID IT!!!
The Kids’ CBC Viewer Voted Song Search is down to 4 finalists, and Monkey Rock Music is one of them! This stage has only two weeks of voting, so be sure to vote every day – ‘Like’ us on Facebook for helpful daily reminders. Remember – every time you vote you’re entered in numerous prize draws, including the Grand Prize of a trip to Toronto for your family as VIP guests at Kids’ CBC Days July 17–18, including air fare, hotel + spending money!
Almost more important than voting is SHARING – spread the word via the ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’ buttons at the bottom of this post. (If you don’t see them, click here.) And even I have some backwards, pager carrying, fax sending, VHS watching friends who aren’t on Facebook. Don’t forget to email them! (If they don’t have email, they probably can’t get online to vote anyway, so forget ‘em.)
As a special thanks, you can now download the song for free in the upper right corner of the site – AFTER you share this page!
Thanks again Team Monkey Rock Music – YOU ROCK.
April 18, 2013
Monkey Rock Music is proud to be participating in The Great Kids’ CBC Viewer Voted Song Search! Over 70 children’s acts are competing to perform at Kids’ CBC Days in July – and you could be there, too! Every time you vote – which you can do daily – you can enter to win a trip for four to Toronto for the fabulous event.
There are also weekly prizes being awarded to voters by random draw, courtesy of Parents Canada – follow Kids’ CBC on Facebook and Twitter (@kidscbc and @cbcparents) to stay up to date about these prizes. But most importantly:
VOTE FOR MONKEY ROCK MUSIC EVERY DAY!! Let’s go to the big show together!
April 11, 2013
In case it was on your mind today, Monkey Rock Music has never been cancelled due to inclement weather. Many of our customers walk to our locations, and on a crummy day it’s a chance to get out of the house! Also, we offer excellent opportunities to make up missed classes. So if you are at all concerned, stay home – and if not let’s warm up with a healthy serving of ROCK. YEAAAAAAAAAAHHH.
April 10, 2013
I just learned this morning that many older kids have a snow day today. We do our best to accommodate the needs of families and all the scheduling complications that can arise, but also balance it against the need for safety and maintaining the quality of our classes. Here are the policies that affect how older kids can join our classes:
1) No student above the age range of a class may be present in the room. So, for example, if you are currently bringing your child to a 1-2 year-olds’ class, you cannot bring your 3 year-old along for a drop-in. You can, however, bring BOTH kids to the 2-4 class for one day. Simply fill out the drop-in form for the older child here – you can indicate on the form that you have a younger child currently enrolled. I’ll assume that you’re bringing both to the older age group. This form must be filled out 24 hours before you intend to bring the drop-in child. See #3 for more info on form procedure.
2) You must be responsible for all your children at all times. That is, your six year old cannot sit outside in the hall or elsewhere in the building during the class. This is for everyone’s safety, and at the request of the venues we rent to run our classes.
The short version – if your child is 5 years of age or older and has a PD day, please arrange for someone else to take care of them, or miss the class and make it up later. On that note…
3) You can make up a missed class at any point during the current session. Take a look at the schedule to choose a class you’d like to attend, then fill out the make-up form here – again, 24 hours in advance. Even sold out classes have two spaces for make-up and drop-in students. If there is room for you, I likely won’t get back to you; if both spots are already spoken for, I’ll contact you to schedule another time slot. Be sure to check your email before you leave in the morning (especially if you fill out the form the day before)!
The above policies are to ensure the safety of all our students. If you would like to discuss in detail any of our policies, please feel free to get in touch via phone or email in advance – there is not sufficient time in class for discussion, so please be sure any special arrangements are in place before you come!
March 11, 2013
For currently enrolled customers, our schedule runs as usual during March Break – unfortunately we aren’t running any special March Break programs for school aged children this year, but we may do so in the future!
Current customers that have an older child home for the break will want to review our policy regarding older siblings.
February 18, 2013
I’ve been plugging away at enrolments – but I’m seeing double and have to stop for the night! I’ll be back at it tomorrow afternoon, and should get them all done before 5pm or so. Of 230 enrolments, only a five or six people ended up on wait lists, so you can relax – you’re probably in!
Sorry it takes so long…I really need to hire admin staff…
February 15, 2013
This was the least blurry picture I could get.
Spring? Already? Well, not quite – but we’re getting ready for it! Enrolment for the Spring Session starts tonight, Friday, February 15th at 7pm sharp. At that moment the form will go live and you’ll be able to sign up (Note to those wanting to join our Glebe classes: F5 refreshes the page).
As always, current customers get advanced standing – I start processing forms on Monday, and will start with current customers, then process forms in the order received. So if you enrol on that first weekend, you go to the head of the line. Note that standing is not contingent on where you’re currently enrolled, so there still is a possibility of not getting your first choice if lots of people bump up an age group or switch locations…but it’s a pretty remote chance (Note to the Glebe: F5, F5, F5).
If your child’s birthday is during the session, please use this guideline – if your child’s birthday falls in the first half of the session, please enrol them in the older age group; if your child’s birthday falls in the second half of the session, please enrol them in the younger age group. The halfway point of the Spring 2013 session is May 18th, 2013. The only exception: younger children may be enrolled in their older sibling’s class.
I get plenty of requests to enrol kids outside of their age group – for safety and product quality reasons, this is unfortunately not an option.
Weekend Baby Classes!
The only big change to the schedule is that we are now offering baby classes on Saturdays! Our New Edinburgh location will offer two 1-2 year-olds’ classes at 9:15 and 10am, then 2-4 year-olds at 10:45am with the babies in their standard time slot of 11:30am.