Dear MDU Family,
This evening Gov. Tony Evers addressed our state issuing Executive Order #94 that calls upon business leaders "to continue doing their part to keep workers, customers, and communities safe by expanding working from home options for workers, offering online or virtual services, and limiting the number of people in offices, facilities, and stores" - all things we are PROUD to say we have been doing since we re-opened in June.
We have been following our Safer Studio™ Standards every step of the way through this season and continue to do so. Our team members have work-from-home capabilities, we are fully tech-enabled with online and virtual options, and we have always limited the number of people in our offices, facility, and store.
We have had over 10,000 visits to our studio since re-opening and only 4 isolated reported cases of COVID-19 - that's less than 1/100th of 1% occurrence.
Our strong focus on safety has made it possible to maintain a very low-risk environment while allowing our young people to benefit from exercise and friendship in a safety-focused environment as well as the associated positive benefits on social-emotional and mental well-being.
We are proud to continue to be a positive anchor in the lives of our local youth and we look forward to seeing and supporting your children in classes this week. In the meantime, please join us in doing all you can to keep our community safe by wearing face coverings, keeping the recommended 6 ft distance from friends and classmates, washing your hands, and staying home if you are unwell. For the safety of our community, if you are unable to or prefer not to wear a face covering, we strongly encourage you to attend our virtual class options.
As always, your teachers and I thank you for your support.
From ages birth to five, there is an explosion of brain development that sets a child on the course that will become their life. Will they graduate from college? Drop out of high school? Cure cancer? Spend time in jail? As individuals and as a society, we can influence which way that path leads. If we make the most of those early years of brain development, we will be on our way to creating a competitive, healthy and happy workforce and society. But how do we do that at a time when quality childcare is hard to find and difficult to afford?
Great Rivers United Way and the sparks! collaborative are bringing to town an important documentary about early childhood learning and childcare. You are invited to attend and to spread the word to anyone else you think might be interested. Thanks to some community sponsors, No Small Matter is being shown free of charge at three locations in our area. The panel discussion afterward will allow a chance to continue the conversation further.
Three screening dates are available:
Tuesday, August 20 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rivoli in La Crosse,
Wednesday, August 28 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at MDU (Misty’s Dance Unlimited) in Onalaska
Tuesday, September 10 at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Library at 6:30 p.m.
To get a sneak peek, check out the trailer for No Small Matter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shm-KRh4LFg
For questions or more information, contact Julie Nelson at United Way: email@example.com or 608-796-1400.
Reserve your tickets for the show and FREE kids dance class at MDU: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-small-matter-tickets-64811838955