The Spark! – June 2017

A Note From The Director
Dear Parents,
How is it already June? School is ending, camp is beginning, and there is a whole summer of fun waiting. Since our last newsletter, we have been very busy here at Discovery with end-of-school-year events and preparing for Summer and Fall. The Spring Recital was a great success and I loved seeing our new Olympics event come together.  Thank you to all that participated!
I am very excited to announce that we hired our new Assistant to the Director and Office Manager, Tori Champion. Tori just graduated in May from Indiana University and I welcome her to the Discovery community.  She is a wonderful calm presence to the busy nature of our lobby. Make sure to say hello!
We have many things to be proud of this year: another 2’s class off to preschool, our expanded 7/8’s ballet class, the sold out age 3/4 and 5/6 recreational gymnastics program, karate students winning at the Seido tournament, and Team gymnasts winning at States, Regionals and heading to Worlds in a week. I wanted to take this time to thank you all for a fantastic year! It’s been a pleasure seeing you, your children, their caregivers and their siblings every week. Enjoy your summer!
Warm Wishes,

Katie Kheel
Celebrating June in NYC                  
Summer is upon us, and there are a plethora of goings on about town for kids and families! Here are just a few suggestions this month, courtesy of Mommy Poppins:

  • Madison Square Park Concerts for Kids
    • Thursday, June 8th-Thursday, June 28th
    • Every Thursday morning at 10:00am 
    • Treetop Adventure Park Opening
      • Friday, June 16th (the Bronx)
      • Brand new outdoor adventure park!
    • Adventures NYC
      • Saturday, June 17th
      • Central Park
      • Family festival with outdoor adventure activities 
    • The Mermaid Parade
      • Saturday, June 17th (Coney Island)
      • Start time: 1:00pm
    • Swedish Midsummer Festival
      • Friday, June 23rd (Battery Park City)
      • Free traditional live music, flower crafts, and family games
    • Frank Lloyd Wright 150 Family Tour and Studio Workshop

      • Sunday, June 25th
      • Guggenheim Museum
      • 10:30am-12:30pm
    • Eloise at the Museum
      • Opens Friday, June 30th
      • New York Historical Society
      • Exhibition and interactive activities 

    Spring Recital DVDs are in!

    Check out a promo video here, and pick up your DVD at the front desk! 
    Last Day Project in Art for Tots!
    Gymnastics: An Update from Coach Mary!
    WOW, what a great season for our competitive team. Thank you to all of our families and gymnasts for their dedication and hard work this season. We will begin the Summer by travelling to Reno, NV for the World Championships. Inside the gym, we offer boot camp training at night and day camp both for competitive and noncompetitive gymnasts. Many of our Team gymnasts will travel to one of the top world class gymnastics camps in Pennsylvania. If you are interested in improving your gymnastics skills consider…
    GYMNASTICS CAMP: Contact the front desk for recommendations for sleep away camp or for more info to train with our Team Coaches at our 1/2 Day or Full Day Camp.
    -Coach Mary
    Best New NYC Museum Exhibits for Kids!
    Frank Lloyd Wright at 150
    ¡Cuba!, Humpback Whales, and Mummies at the American Museum of Natural History
    The Secret Garden at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling
    New York at It’s Core at the Museum of the City of New York
    American to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far, Dynamic H20, Adventures with Dora and Diego at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

    Discovery Announcements!

    Summer Registration
    – Last chance to register for Summer 2017 camps and classes. Spots are filling up. 
    Spring Recital DVDs
    – Recital DVDs are in! Please pick them up at the Front Desk.
    Fall 2017 Classes
    – Registration is now open for Fall 1017 classes, so sign up now to secure your child’s spot!

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