The Spark! – September 2019

A Note From The Director
Dear Parents,
Welcome to the Fall 2019 Semester at Discovery Programs! After a busy summer of camp programming all the way up to Labor Day, we are ready to switch gears and be immersed in the excitement of fall. At the start of every school year, I feel connected to a particular theme or feeling. This year, I think it’s about the “comfort zone.” Stepping outside of the comfort zone is one of the best ways to grow and develop. The first week of the semester exhibited this in many aspects, not only for myself as a Director, but for many of our students. I stepped out of my comfort zone quite a few times this week. I felt challenged. I felt nervous. I had to do things that felt hard. I had to trust what was going to happen in new situations.
When we are challenged to step outside of that comfort zone, we often don’t want to do it at first and try avoid it. I saw this in many of our students this week. Some were really worried to try a new class without their friends, some were worried to be at a new gym, some were hesitant to separate from their parents, some were worried to try a new skill. Just like myself, they faced their fears and I think for the most part when they succeeded or overcame that fear, they felt really good. Not only does it feel great when you step outside that comfort zone and succeed, but it’s confidence-building as well. I look forward to stepping outside of the comfort zone this semester and school year and I hope your children will too. Happy Fall!
Warm Wishes,
Katie Kheel
Back-to-School Tips from our Teachers
When going back to school, always remember to be confident in yourself – there is only one you. To keep the nerves low I like to make sure I am prepared for school the night before so the day ahead is a breeze. 
-Coach Denise
Be kind to yourself and to both old and new friends you will meet along the way. 
-Miss Katrina
I love starting the school year off with enthusiasm, soothing energy, and learning something special about each student. 
-Miss Marissa
Always do the best you can, be positive and be kind to one another. Osu! 
-Sensei Karin
Be open to new things, new ideas and new people. 
-Coach Mary
Back to school time can be stressful so if you find yourself overwhelmed and can’t step away, a great thing to do is take in a deep breath, count to five, and exhale. 
-Coach Aubrey 
I always feel like the start of a new school year means preparation. So my favorite thing to do is to find new packable baked goods and snacks to make! I enjoy cooking and baking so I’m always on the lookout for new recipes. I find it fun to find recipes that I’ll be able to bring to work or eat throughout the week. This could also be fun for families to create fun lunch and after school snack ideas.
-Miss Sarah

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Fall 2019 Calendar
Discovery Announcements!
Spots still Available in Fall Classes: 
It’s not too late to register. There are still a number of spots left and you can even add a class.  We are offering a 45% discount off of the second class for toddlers under age four for morning classes only before 12:00pm. 
September/October Closing Dates:
-September 14, 30
-October 1, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 21, 22
Nutcracker Save the Date: Sunday December 8th at 11:00am and 2:00pm
Traditions for Back to School!

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