The Spark! December 2023

A Note from the Director
Dear Parents,
We are at the end of another year! As I reflect on this past year, we have so much to feel excited about:
-We have two On My Own groups for the first time since 2019
-We have 50 Team gymnasts 
-We added a Level 2 Parkour class 
-We added Monday ballet so we now offer dance five days a week. We also added a new teacher to our staff
-We have three sections of our youngest Baby Gym class
-We started our free Baby Social program again for the first time since 2019
-We have Seido Karate levels from white belt to advanced green belt
-We brought back our Junior Campers for 2-year-olds

We are grateful to our staff for helping us get to this place. They are a wonderful and dedicated group of individuals who put energy and care into their teaching and interactions. We are also grateful to our parent community. Thank you for choosing us. We love being part of your children’s lives. 

Happy Holidays! 
Warm Wishes,
Katie Kheel

Programming Notes
We have an exciting rest of the semester coming up! Our winter break begins on Saturday, December 23rd and we will reopen on Wednesday, January 3rd. We hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday break!
  • Parent Observations will come up quickly once we return in January – make sure you have your calendars marked as they are different for each class. The first parent observations will be on Monday, January 8th for half of our gymnastics classes. Since we are closed on January 15th, we will start only Monday gymnastics parent observations this week.
    Katrina’s ballet classes will have parent observation (plus Tutu and Costume Day) on Tuesday, January 9th and Thursday, January 11th. 
    The rest of the parent observation days will start the week of January 16th. Please check your email for the exact dates, as you will only be permitted to watch on the designated observation day for your child’s class.
  • The Fall semester ends on January 27th and the Winter/Spring semester begins on January 29th!
  • We have photos to share below from two exciting events in December. The first event was our Winter Dance Concert, in which all of our age 3+ dance classes performed for their families. It was a great success and we are so proud of our students and teachers for their hard work.
  • The second event was our Team Showcase! Gymnasts performed routines on bars, beam, vault and floor that they have been practicing since September. They are preparing for the first competition of the season, which is coming up in January. Gymnasts will travel to Long Island for the Spartan Invitational.  

Photo Op: Winter Dance Concert

Photo Op: Team Showcase

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Fall 2023 Calendar
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Upcoming Holiday Closings:
-Saturday, December 23rd through Tuesday, January 2nd
-Monday, January 15th

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