August Gym News
Posted by IGA – August 08, 2018
As the summer begins to wind down, it is time to start getting back into the swing of things. It doesn’t seem like it but a new school year is just a week away. I hope you have all had a great & safe summer. Here at the gym we are gearing up for a fresh new fall season. Here are a few things we need you to know about…
Summer Gymnastics Camp – Camp is still in session! We have had a lot of fun this summer but there is still room to sign your kiddos up for this great camp next week. You must sign-up online by this Friday at midnight to get registered.
Annual Registration & Tuition – Irving Gymnastics Annual Membership Fee will be charged on September 1st with your tuition. Every family will need to pay this fee to ensure your children a place on the roll. The fee is $50 for a family. This will be a separate charge on your account. You will have one charge for your normal tuition and then a charge for $50 for the registration. Also please note the new tuition fees on our website as they have changed and will take into effect September 1st.
Tuition Updates - **PLEASE TAKE NOTE** - Beginning with September’s tuition, everyone will need to be on automatic draft. You will have until the 5th of the month to get it cleared up or your child will be dropped from the class. Children cannot attend class if their account is not up to date.
Super Saturday’s are RETURNING - Join us on Saturday, August 18th 6-10pm for a Super fun back to school party! We will have a giant slide, face painting, games & crafts. Your kids will not want to miss this evening! We will provide dinner and a fun dessert! Don’t forget to sign-up in the office for this Super Fun night! The cost is $25 for members $15 for every child after, $30 at the door if you do not sign up in advance and for non-members.
Late Arrivals – It is very important that your child/ren be on time to class. The class begins with stretching and a warm-up that is imperative to their muscle development. Without stretching, there is a higher rate of injury. If you are later than 10 minutes you will not be permitted to attend class that night and will need to schedule a make-up. It is very important for their muscle safety to warm up first.
Ninja/Boys Classes are Returning – Beginning in September all boys will transfer into our boys program. Coach Bobby will be coaching our boys this year and he is super excited to get started. The boys classes days will only be Monday, Wednesday & Fridays and class times are as follows:
5:30 – Lil Ninjas - ages 3 & 4’s,
6:30 – Jr. Ninjas - ages 5-7’s
7:30 – Ninjas – ages 8 and up
Please stop by the office and let us know what day you all would like to get signed up for.
Gym Attire – We will have a new shipment of leotards arrive in the next week. If your child needs a new leotard this will be a perfect time to get one. Leos are $25 and the shorts are $20. It is our policy that your child comes dressed in a leotard WITHOUT a skirt to class. Boys need to be dressed in elastic shirts and new boys shirts will be available to purchase soon. We have found that for the girls, if you can get their hair in a ponytail, pigtails work the best. If they have short hair then a half ponytail works great to keep those little hairs out of their face. It is very important that the children can see during class and their focus can stay on gymnastics instead of worrying about their hair. We will also have some new t-shirts for adults and kids available.
Dance/Martial Arts – We are looking to add some extra classes this coming fall. I want to offer a Ballet/Tap combo class and some type of Martial arts program to fill up the evenings in our Party Room. I have had several interviews and am close to getting the positions filled but I thought I would open the floor to all of you. If you are interested or know of someone who has previous teaching experience and would be interested in teaching a few nights a week for some extra money please let me know. Resumes can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safety - To keep your child safe during practice please stay in the bleachers and watch from a distance. Please do not try coaching your child and/or communicating with them while practice is in session. This can cause your child to become distracted, lose focus, and possibly get injured. We will not allow interference with our coaching. If you have any questions or concerns please talk to the coach at the appropriate time. Our coaches are all CPR & First Aid certified and each one will be attending a GAT Safety Certification & Workshop over Labor Day weekend. Also, if you have small children they ABSOLUTELY MUST stay either in the bleachers with you or be supervised in our New Sibling Area. They cannot for any reason be on the equipment unattended in the gym due to safety reasons. Please make sure they put the toys back when they are done with them. If you need to leave the gym during your child’s practice, that is perfectly fine, but please be on time when picking them up after class. We’re not babysitters and cannot be responsible for your child after practice has concluded.
If you have any question or concerns please let us know.
Mrs. Shelly & the IGA Staff