Fall 2013 Newsletter
Welcome to the Spring session of the Monday Wednesday Karate Program!! Here are a few housekeeping items to help things move smoothly.
Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays starting September 9th and tentatively ending November 20th with a graduation ceremony. If there is no school because of a holiday or inclement weather, there is no karate class. Likewise, if it is a shortened day for conferences or inclement weather, there is no class unless otherwise noted. If there are inclement weather days between now and the end of the session, we will TRY to make them up at the end of the session. The only exception is on the day of our graduation ceremony as it is difficult to change the date once it is set. We have class the following days:
Monday September 9th Wednesday September 11th
Monday September 16th Wednesday September 18th
Monday September 23rd Wednesday September 25th
Monday September 30th
Wednesday October 2nd
Monday October 7th Wednesday October 9th
Wednesday October 16th
Monday October 21st Wednesday October 23rd
Monday October 28th Wednesday October 30th
Monday November 4th Wednesday November 6th
Monday November 11th
Monday November 18th Wednesday November 20th (graduation)
Students are not required uniforms in their first session, just comfortable clothing. If they have a uniform and belt they should wear it at every class.
We will have a dojang cleanup on Saturday September 7th from 8am-11am. We will be preparing the dojang and grange for the the fall session inside and out. Please bring if you can, cleaning supplies (rubber gloves, toilet cleaner, window cleaner, paper towels, cleaning wipes, trash bags etc) and outdoor gardening tools (metal rake, trowel, shovel, gardening gloves, trash bags etc). We will also accept bulbs to plant to come up in the spring. The more help we have, the faster we can get done.
Our Belt Graduation will take place Wednesday November 20th at 4:00PM and 6:00PM followed by a potluck snack reception at QFS. The grading fee is $20 due at a later time. GRADUATION FOR GREEN BELTS AND ABOVE WILL BE BY INVITATION. Iíll explain more as we get closer.
This program will progress just as it would in a regular martial arts studio. So if you wish to continue in the next session, I strongly suggest getting a uniform at that point. You will have your first belt rank by then and a uniform helps form an identity, sense of pride, and self-respect. Uniforms are $30. Payment (cash or check made out to Amy Cote) should be received when you order, and orders should be in by October 30th to ensure they are here in time for graduation if you wish to have it by then.
I am always open to feedback, questions, and concerns.
Please donít hesitate to call me or talk with me after class about anything.
If your child is absent consistently from class, I usually will try to call to
make sure everything is all right. Communication is a key factor in having a
great program for children!! Please give me your email address if you have
I know this will be a great session and I look
forward to working with you and your Martial Artist!! Registration fee of
$100 is due on the first day of class by cash or a check made payable to Oxford
Park & Rec. for classes meeting 2 times per week. Kickin' Kids are
$70 per session. Discounts are available for families with more than one
student in the program.
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