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Dear Liz,

I cannot thank you, Maggie, and your whole team for the experiences you provided L. with over the past three years at BSS, especially in Musical Theatre but also in your cooking programs. L. has really grown into a more confident young woman thanks to her experience with Explore It! and especially your musical theatre program. Her singing and acting skills have developed and strengthened, her sense of self and her confidence have formed more clearly, and she has had the opportunity to explore many aspects about herself and her abilities in a safe, loving and supportive environment. She would not have had the chance to do this without you and your guidance. She has aspirations to make it to Hollywood and Broadway — you heard it here first!

Warmest regards,
V.
Mom at Bishop Strachan School

 

“Hi Randy,
I just wanted to send you a note to tell you how much my girls have LOVED this session of Explore It. The teachers have done a great job and my kids are so excited each week to go.

Thanks,
S.”
Mom at Lambton Kingsway Public School

“Dear Liz,

We are going to miss you! What a spectacular finale to 10 shows that L. has thrilled in doing with your team. It feels like the end of an era around here. We are indebted to you for the way that you’ve helped our daughter find her voice and presence, and the way the productions have built her confidence steadily through the years. Thank you for challenging and supporting her at the same time! Thank you so much to you and your team!

Warmly,
J.”

Mom at Bishop Strachan School

“Just wanted to say a great big THANK YOU for all of your hard work these last couple of years with C. She has absolutely loved working with you ladies. Please pass on a big thank you to everyone involved. It has really helped mold her into the fantastic young lady she is becoming. I use the story of how C. started out as a munchkin and worked super hard to end up where she did last night. Hard work and dedication pay off. Such an important life lesson. She sees that now. Thank you soooo much!!

J.”

Mom at Bishop Strachan School

“Thank you and Gina and Gillian so much for making M.’s backyard Olympics birthday party such an amazing occasion on Sunday – it was really a fantastic success! M. had a fabulous time, and we’ve had rave reviews from her friends too.

Thanks again for all your hard work, attention to detail, and creative coordinating.

Best,
F. & M.”

“I just called up to my daughter S. to say the program is on, and she said that is awesome.

Thanks for all you and your team do to enrich our children’s lives.

Kind regards,
J.”
Mom at Hillcrest P.S.

I just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful programming session at RDS! We received so much positive feedback about your team and the program you put together. The students had such a blast!

I hope you have a great spring and summer, and look forward to connecting soon about programming in September! Please extend my sincere thanks to your team who were apart of Cooking 101.

Cheers,
Tory”
Teacher at The Rosedale Day School

“Hello Elizabeth…
Just wanted to send you an email and say a great big thank you to you and all the wonderful people you work with. C. absolutely LOVED working on the musical. You guys do such an amazing job making the girls feel important, confident to go up on stage, understand that it is normal to be nervous and really enjoy themselves all at the same time. Please pass on a big thank you to all involved. As soon as the performance was over, C. said ” what do I have to look forward to now in the next month?” I answered ” ummm Christmas?” Seems not the same as musical theatre.
We can not wait for the next production… I mentioned to some friends that this musical theatre class is one of the reasons I am so happy C. started BSS in grade 5. It really has helped form what the beautiful and creative young lady she is becoming.

Thanks for all you do. Happy holiday season to you all.
J.”

Mom at Bishop Strachan School

“Hi Randy,

Thank you so much I really appreciate everything. And they love the classes too and they really enjoy the teachers. They are very awesome J. says.

Have a wonderful week.
Jada”
Mom at Brown Junior Public School

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Thank you and Leilani and Kelly so much for such a truly fabulous Survivor party yesterday – the girls all had a fantastic time and we’ve been getting rave reviews! M. was thrilled with the entire experience (as were we). Thank you for making M’s 10th birthday such a positive and memorable experience, full of great fun (I think my favourite activity was the brownie face muscle race!).

Best,
Fiona”
Mom at Branksome Hall

I wish all providers were as diligent and professional. Thank you!Crime Scene Investigator
I also appreciate that you adjust the program and your Instructors to meet the needs of the class.

Warmly,

Jennifer”

Coordinator at Owen P.S.

“Hi Randy,

The performance on Monday was great!
The instructors were so awesome – full of life and energy.
Please pass along my compliments.
G. had a ball taking the class.
Have a great summer!

D.”

Mom at Brown Public School

“Hello Elizabeth and Explore It! Crew,
I was unable to extend a personal thanks to the crew at the Mary Poppins production the other night, but didn’t want to neglect to do so!!
Many, many thanks for all the awesome work you do with the girls at BSS.
The performances are always outstanding and a highlight of my year.
I love seeing what an amazing performer L. has become, too.
Thanks a million!
We’re already looking forward to next year.
Best,
R.”

Mom at Bishop Strachan School

“I know I’ve mentioned this before but the kids loved their programs. It’s great to see the kids run out after school with their projects in their hands showing their parents. So good! Thanks again!

Cheers, Janice”

Coordinator at Whitney P.S.

“Hello Elizabeth,

L. and I started typing you an email a couple days ago – sorry it has taken so long – but we wanted to say thank you so much to you and the team for all your efforts and energies in mounting such a marvellous Annie production – such a marvellous total-Annie-experience actually, as it started well before the production date. L. adores musical theatre and I thank you for helping to nurture that passion.

Have a wonderful break, and joyful holidays. We look forward to seeing you again in January.

Warmly,
J. (for L. and P. too)”

Mom at The Bishop Strachan School

“Hi!

My son D. really enjoyed the magic classes – he was excited to show us what he had learned after each class.  Now we are expecting a magic show at christmas.

Thanks!

A”

Mom at Oriole Park Public School

“Thanks for all your work on the production of Annie. I hoped to thank everyone directly last night, but it was difficult with all the excitement after the performance.
After participating in several of your productions, it is amazing to see L’s growth as a performer. She was on cloud nine after last night. So great!
Thanks again.
We can’t to see what you get up to next.
Warm regards,
R.”
Mom at Bishop Strachan School

10354072_517027555092310_9114634047803387241_nThanks for supporting the kids this year; E. had a MARVELLOUS time in the Glee Club. Her confidence has improved–she now really enjoys performing! She has also picked up some great new singing and dancing skills.

Again, we’re so grateful that you’re hosting the club.

Best wishes,
M. G.”

Mom at Brown Public School

“Thanks…I am unfortunately can not make today’s dance performance, but I let my nanny and older kids know in case they can go and enjoy the show. My son, N. really enjoyed the class and we will be happy to sign up again next year…fun and so convenient at the school!

Thanks, C.”

Mom at Lambton Kingsway Public School

TSOM_53“Thanks, Elizabeth. I keep repeating myself, but you and your team just made this an unforgettable experience for V. You have made her feel so special and I can’t thank you enough!

B”

Mom at Bishop Strachan School

 

“Thanks … What can I say except that you guys are fantastic!!!!!!!

Carol”
Extended Daycare Supervisor/Co-Curricular Coordinator, The York School

“Hi Liz,

Just a quick note to say thank you for another great production.

The Sound of Music was lovely – C. certainly had a ball, and is looking forward to next year already.

Thanks again.

S.”
Mom at Bishop Strachan School

TSOM_43“Good morning Elizabeth!

P. and I simply want to send you and your colleagues a note of thanks – yet again – for making musical theatre come so thoroughly alive for L. and, as an extension of her joy, for us as well.  Our daughter adores the stage and the efforts necessary in getting to that stage.  Our proverbial hats come off to you for accomplishing this heap of work in such a way that the girls find the whole experience fun and gratifying at the same time.

Many thanks again and best wishes,
J.”
Mom at Bishop Strachan School

Thank you Randy. Michael is loving [his Duct Tape Art program] more then he thought he would – which is great! And I have accumulated some beautiful pieces of art!

M.”
Mom at Brown Public School

“Dear Elizabeth,

I want to congratulate you for the amazing job you do every time. Not only it was a great performance, but you and your staff are incredible. Always smiling and with words of encouragement. The girls are really having fun! Thank you and Happy Holidays!

J.”
Mom at Bishop Strachan School

“Hi Elizabeth and Thea,

Thank you, thank you to you and your team for making musical theatre such a positive experience for our daughter. She is hooked!

Enjoy your well-deserved breaks and we’ll see you next year!

J.”
Mom at Bishop Strachan School

“We just wanted to say thank you so much for tonight’s most incredible production. This was our first experience with your group and we could not have imagined the professional quality of the production you and your team coaxed from this little girls. It was hard to imagine these kids are mostly under 10. J’s grandmother flew in from Fredericton just for the show! The script, the music, the costumes, the set, the direction were all very professional and the girls seemed to really enjoy the shows, and all of the rehearsals too!

Honestly – blew us away. Thanks for a great experience for J. and her family!

P.S. Special thanks to tech guys too!

S.”
Mom at Bishop Strachan School

“Thanks so much. The National Ballet Company already informed us that Piper will be cast in This Seasons Nutcracker …. so all we can do now is wait till October to confirm which roll she will receive….she is soooo thrilled!!!!!   You MUST come watch, as her love for the stage and theater was started with YOU!  You planted a seed…and look where she has landed.

L.”

Mom formerly at Bishop Strachan School, now at The National Ballet School

I just wanted to thank you again for another term of fabulous programs! S. loves your programs and looks forward to lunch at school! Have a great Christmas and all the best for the coming year – we look forward to joining your new  lunch program in the new year!”

Mom at Maurice Cody Public School

“Thanks to you and Randy for all of the work you did to coordinate everything! It was truly the smoothest lunch time program that I have seen in any of the schools I have worked at!”

Nicole Lee, Vice Principle at Maurice Cody Public School

Musical Theatre“Bravo!

Thanks again for a wonderful experience with your production.  Very happy you have a great read on E. who clearly loves music.  It did not go unnoticed that you situated her beautifully in a small ensemble where she felt supported and confident to perform.

We look forward to the next production.”

Dad at Bishop Strachan School

“Seriously though, you have both been fantastic employers, so fantastic in fact that I now consider you to be more friends than employers.  I genuinely appreciate everything that you both put into all of your programming and your entire company, and the positive attitude and general whole-heartedness with which you treat all of your employees.  It has been an absolute pleasure working for and with you both and, as I’ve said to Liz, I’m sure I will be back with Explore It in the not too distant future.”

Kelly S: Former instructor with Explore It! Inc.

Party!“Hi Liz,  thank you once again for the spectacular levels of enthusiasm and commitment you all showed to my daughter and her friends this afternoon at her birthday party.  The girls had a wonderful time, and I think everyone – parents included – enjoyed the chance to try something new.  Please extend our many thanks to Thea and Kelly, too.

All best, J.”
Mom at The Bishop Strachan School

“Dear Elizabeth,

I want to thank you and your team for working so well with children. My son, in Grade 4 at The Sunnybrook School, has been thoroughly enjoying creating his video game making program. Thanks and regards,

Mom 

photo“Dear Randy, Elizabeth and Explore It! Inc. Staff;

We wanted to say thank you for a great program! Our daughter was enrolled in the Movie Making class on Wednesdays at Annette. The instructors had an instant rapport with the children, and made them feel welcome.  My daughter looked forward to Wednesdays the most during the week – it was obvious that she was having a lot of fun while learning some movie making and cooperative learning skills.

Thank you again for providing a strong, enjoyable program.

Sincerely,  Kathleen D”
Mom at Annette Public School

“…This is why we are all so blessed to be connected to the Explore It network. Because that is what this program is all about. We get to share laughter and learning where we dig deep within ourselves to find exactly who we want to be, then achieve it.  It just makes me so happy to play with such amazing people everyday!”

Anto C: Former instructor with Explore It! Inc.

“Thank you Randy. I really appreciate your exceptional communications with us and here is hoping that we start strong with “magic” and it just keeps growing. Have a great weekend.

Leesa”

“Thanks again for taking the time to talk with me last week regarding the programming. My daughter, Hannah, thoroughly enjoyed the first class of Cartooning & Animation and is looking forward to the upcoming classes!

Kind regards,

Kathleen”

“Hi,

I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ for coordinating a great creative arts class. Lauren had a great time participating and seemed to get a lot out of it. Great work!

Many thanks,

Erin”

I think that this program is fantastic just to let you know. Every week my daughter comes home excited about what she has made.

Thanks again.

Linnea”