From the first year we were open, STAMD and our student families have always supported Second Harvest Food Bank through a holiday food drive. COVID made things a little challenging, but we are committed to bringing back our holiday tradition of helping this worthy organization. This holiday season, 450,000 people will rely on Second Harvest for food each month, an 80% increase over pre-pandemic levels. With record-high food and gas prices, a housing shortage and the financial devastation caused by the pandemic, the continued support of this incredible community is critical. In years past, we've had bins in the lobby for you to drop off your food donations, but this year, we will be hosting a virtual food drive. Second Harvest no longer distributes bins for food drives, so please visit STAMD's page and make your donation. Here's the link:
Your gift of any size provides a nutritious mix of fresh produce, protein and pantry items so that local families can enjoy a holiday meal together. $1 helps provide enough food for 2 meals. STAMD will match each dollar for dollar up to $2000!
"The food really helps supplement because we did not have enough food for our entire family. I'm looking forward to gathering for Vietnamese celebrations. We gather, we eat together, and we cook and celebrate." –Thi, who first received food from Second Harvest during the pandemic.
Your gift today makes room for hope in families that nutritious food is not something they have to go without. Our virtual food drive began today and will extend through December 31st.
We wish everyone a wonderful Holiday season filled with joy and happiness!
Craig Lynch, Director
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Are you looking for a unique holiday gift to give someone special? Music lessons are the perfect choice!
Get this one-time-a-year special and we’ll prepare a special holiday stocking, ready for gift-giving that includes:
· One month of private lessons certificate (4 30-minute lessons)
· Holiday candy and treats
· STAMD logo teddy bear
· Instrument specific goodies (drummers get drum sticks, guitar players get a tuner, and voice, violin and piano students get music theory flash cards)
· $50.00 Free registration voucher
Your cost: Only $130! (Value: $250)
Contact our Front Office to reserve your stocking right now!
2-Week Intro to Dance Program
· Come try 2 weeks of classes for $30! Intro classes starts next Monday, October 31st.
· We have a great intro to dance program for new students, ages 3 through teens.
Nov. 12: STAMD Fall 2022 Music Recitals
Nov. 23 - 27: Thanksgiving Break - Academy Closed
Dec. 24 - Jan. 6: Winter Break - Academy Closed
Tell Your Friends About STAMD and Earn Gift Cards!
Do you know that you can earn unlimited gift cards from STAMD? Let your friends know that STAMD is the best place to take music lessons or dance classes and make sure they mention your name when they register. Your friend will receive a free registration and you will earn a gift card for every friend that you refer.
We have a selection on hand, including Starbucks, Target, Lowes, Le Boulanger or Baskin Robbins!
What are you studying at Santa Teresa Academy of Music and Dance?
How to do chords and learn new songs on my ukulele!
What kind of music do you listen to?
I like to listen to rock music!
What are your hobbies?
Hmm.. Play with my toys, games on my iPad and help my dad when he goes to work in his office.
What is your favorite food?
That’s easy, an orange! I’ve been saying that for days.
What is your favorite movie?
Spider-Man 2! He stops a train from crashing into the ocean!
What is the coolest thing you have learned in your lessons so far?
I get to talk with Ms. Galina and learn my favorite songs. I really like it when Cloud listens to us play together.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A police officer! I get to catch criminals.
Do you know that you can earn unlimited gift cards from STAMD? Let your friends know that STAMD is the best place to take music lessons or dance classes and make sure they mention your name when they register. Your friend will receive a free registration and you will earn a gift card for every friend that you refer. We have a selection on hand, including Starbucks, Target, Lowes, Le Boulanger or Baskin Robbins!
Many of our teachers have almost full schedules! If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a specific time, please contact our office staff. If you are not a student yet, there are still limited lesson spots available.
To inquire about openings for December, please contact us at 408-226-8742 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Quentin (drums & guitar): Monday -SOLD OUT / Wednesday—2 spots / Thursday - 1 spot / Friday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Tommy (piano): Monday– 1 spot / Saturday—2 spots
Mr. Sergio F. (piano & voice): Friday - 1 spots/ Saturday—1 spot
Mr. Jeremy (piano, guitar & voice): Tuesday / Wednesday - SOLD OUT / Thursday - 2 spots / Saturday - SOLD OUT
Miss Jessica (piano): Tuesday / Friday -SOLD OUT
Miss Jane (piano): Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Adrian (violin & voice): Saturday - 1 spot / Sunday - 2 spots
Miss Lori (violin): Thursday - SOLD OUT
Miss. Sophie (piano & ukulele): Monday / Thursday - SOLD OUT
Miss. Mary (piano): Tuesday - 2 spots / Friday—SOLD OUT
Miss Galina (guitar & voice): Monday– 2 spots / Tuesday - 1 spot/ Friday - SOLD OUT / Saturday—SOLD OUT
Miss Yelena (piano): Tuesday / Wednesday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Austin (voice & piano): Wednesday / Thursday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Sergio Z. (violin): Monday / Wednesday / Sunday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Randel (guitar): Sunday- 2 spots
· Turkey is the most famous food consumed on Thanksgiving, to the point where Thanksgiving is sometimes colloquially called “Turkey Day.”
· People also gather at home and in public places to watch football on Thanksgiving Day. Some even split into teams and start playing football in their yards.
· The gobble sound turkeys are famous for is how they got their nickname. However, only male turkeys make this sound.
· The first Thanksgiving took place in October 1621. William Bradford, the governor of Massachusetts, organized the event to celebrate a successful corn harvest