The Spark! – June 2018

A Note From The Director
Dear Parents,
Another school year is over! We finished up classes earlier this week and celebrated many wonderful events over the last few weeks. Our annual Spring Recital was an amazing success. We accomplished my vision of a final bow with all dancers to the song “Larger Than Life” by Pinkzebra featuring Benji Jackson.  It’s a great positive song. Check it out! We also celebrated our gymnastics team and coaches, the ten year anniversary of our Seido Karate program, and the accomplishments of all the students at our parent viewing days. 

All of these events brought our staff, parents, and students together, and reminded us how important these connections and community are. The bond between the teachers, students, and families is the glue that holds our whole program together. I would like to thank you for choosing Discovery Programs and for giving us the opportunity to teach your children. Most of all, thank you for helping us connect, build, and grow this “little village” on the Upper West Side. Have a great summer! 

Warm Wishes,

Katie Kheel
2017-2018 School Year Recap 
Highlighting Our Favorite Memories! 
We started September and Back-to-School off with a bang! Two new gymnastics coaches joined the family, Gael and Rachael. The made time in their busy college schedules to join us. Right off the bat, our parkour program exploded, and by the end of the school year, we had over 75 students enrolled in parkour classes!
In October, Sensei Karin gained her first black belt student, upon Yonatan Lev-Ran’s exciting promotion ceremony at the dojo. We also threw our annual Halloween Bash!
November was a month-long celebration of thankfulness of everyone in our Discovery family, from students and staff, to parents and caregivers. 
The holidays were made very bright in December by our shining star dancers, in the annual Nutcracker Ballet Recital. 
The long month of January was filled with new beginnings. Though we had to say goodbye to our beloved music teacher Nick, we welcomed in a new music teacher, Jaclyn, who launched our Fiddle Foxes class. 
Coach Cristian became a father in February! At Discovery we celebrated the birth of Elias Walker Quesada all month long. We were also joined by three new teachers, Misaki and Marissa in dance and early childhood, and Coach Joe in gymnastics. 
In March, we waited out the end of winter by relaxing in our pajamas and making pancakes. We introduced our first parent and child parkour class, called Parkour Warriors. 
April saw the ending of our Spring Break, and (finally) the change of season!
We reveled in triumph after our USAIGC Gymnastics Team were crowned co-State Champions throughout the whole month of May!
June was our month of big events. Back-to-back, we hosted the Spring Ballet Recital, the End-of-the-Year Gymnastics Team Gala, and the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Discovery’s Karate Program. 
Photo Op: Spring Ballet Recital
Photo Op: Gymnastics Team Gala
Discovery Announcements!
Join us for Summer Camp!
– Register ASAP for Summer Camp at Discovery! We have morning programs for 3-5 year olds and both half and full day gymnastics programs for ages 5-13. 
Summer Classes
– Discovery has classes for all ages throughout the summer in toddler programs, art, gymnastics, ballet, parkour, and more! 
Fall Registration is open!
– Don’t wait to sign up for Fall 2018 classes! Spots will soon be filling up in gymnastics, ballet, and parkour. 

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