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February News

February News

Posted by IGA – December 31, 1969

PRESIDENTS DAY – The gym will be OPEN on Monday, February 18th for Presidents Day.

SUPER SATURDAY - This month is February 16th from 6-10pm. We will be doing an Ice Cream Social,so don’t miss out!! Remember, its $25 for the first child and a $5 discount per each additional child. Invite your friends!! Please make sure you sign up online or in the office if your children plan on attending.

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – Saturday, February 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm we will be hosting our first “POP” Time. Our Preschool Open Play will be for children ages 5 and under. The cost is $10 for the first child and an additional $5 for every child after. We will serve a light snack midway through. Invite your friends and join us as we have super fun stations and obstacle courses set up strictly for our preschoolers.

DRESSED CORRECTLY - Please make sure your child comes dressed in a leotard WITHOUT a skirt to class. If you have a boy, he needs to be in his black IGA gym shirt with elastic shorts. We still have ninja shirts for sale in the office for $15. 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.

CLASS PROCEDURES – When arriving to gym, try to be 5 minutes early to class. Your student will NOT be allowed in class if she is more than 10 minutes late. Please do not allow your students to do gymnastics or climb on any equipment before or after class. This has become a problem and could be dangerous for the kids.

ROUTINES – We are beginning to teach the Rec kids gymnastics routines. The first part of the year we focused on teaching the kids the skills that will make up their routines. Beginning this month and until the end of May we will be putting those skills together and adding music to complete the routine. In teaching these routines we will focus a lot more on perfecting their specific skills, so you may see the class spending more time on one specific apparatus and you may see your child doing one specific skill repeatedly for the day. Do not be alarmed by this; it is necessary for them to grasp the correct skills before they can go onto other harder skills. We will be doing our End of the Year Showcase in May and will give more details as we get closer.

LOOKING AHEAD -  Spring Break will be a little different this year. We will be OPEN for regular classes March 11-15th which is the normal spring break. However, we will close for “our” spring break March 25-30th as this will allow us to get the gym ready to host our first gymnastics meet in our new facility.

SPRING BREAK CAMP – We will be hosting spring break camp this year beginning on Monday, March 11- Friday, March 15th. Camp will be from 7:30-5:30pm and you can sign up online through your account under “Camp” or through the front office.

Mrs. Shelly and the Irving Gymnastics Staff

For more information about programs or schedules at IGA, call us at 972-251-5555.