We’re in the midst of our final week of summer camp this week — what a fun summer it has been! But, like you, we’re starting to turn our attention to getting back to the regular routine of the school year.
We will be returning to our typical class schedule of Monday and Friday morning fitness kickboxing and no morning martial arts classes! If you want a tune up to get back into a regular training routine, let us know. We’re happy to set you up with a FREE private lesson to get you back on track with your classes.
Students of the Month
Congrats to these hard working students for all they did this past month!
Little Dragons — Ava Murphy
Junior — Ibraheem Naushad
Adult — Charles Hammacker
Black Belt/Nidan Club — Walker Darnell
SWAT — Jack Sorge
Elite SWAT — Jonathan Carcamo
STORM — Chance Nisley
Fitness Kickboxing — Scott Reister
Ibraheem had a big smile on his face when he learned he was student of the month. The second grader at Chantilly Montessori figures he has been doing martial arts only seven or eight months. The green belt has been enjoying learning new things and doing fun stuff. He says the nunchuck kata can be hard to remember, and he worries some about learning all of the skills as the belt difficulty builds, but he likes being challenged. No wonder then he is a student of the month!
Did You Know?
Going back to school again represents a big change for everyone in the household. There are ways, though, to make the transition a little easier.
- Adjust bedtime 15 minutes earlier over the next week or so to practice getting to bed sooner. This can help make the morning routine a little less hectic and difficult!
- Plan ahead how your family will handle a missed or delayed bus. In the first weeks back the bus schedule can be erratic — don’t plan any early morning meetings you can avoid if you need to wait and be sure a child is aboard the bus first!
- Avoid overbooking, especially in the early weeks when you are adapting to the new routine, focus on making fewer extra commitments. In this way you can gauge how well your student can manage school work and other activities before adding on to the calendar.
You might also have your child pick out five fresh outfits for the week of classes on Sunday morning. You’ll know you have enough clean clothes ready (and be giving yourself time still on the weekend to do laundry if needed). Of course, we’d suggest making sure their karate bag is packed with everything in top shape too! See you on the mats.