ATA Gymnastics Newsletter                                   May 2017

Character Counts
At ATA, we go beyond cartwheels and handsprings...Our goal is to instill confidence, integrity and strong work ethic in every student.  During the last two weeks of May, coaches will lead discussions on how students can demonstrate positive character qualities while in class.  Students will then be given the opportunity to put it into practice!  Everyone will get to choose a stamp with a character trait that he/she will focus on during that specific class (examples: confident, focused, positive, brave, strong).  We encourage you to talk with your child after class about the stamp that they chose and how they were able to practice that positive mindset.  Go a little further and ask how they can practice this character quality in school, hobbies, other sports.
Gymster Gymnastics 

May Character Counts Theme: Teamwork
Join us at ATA during the week of May 3-13th for Character counts week! Students will learn all about how to be a great teammate! We will cheer for our friends, take turns and practice celebrating our wins and losses.
 
Skill of the month: Galloping

Check out our Facebook page for pictures of our Gymster Show and Tell week! 


 
May's Safety Tip
A gymnast's attire is incredibly important to his or her safety.  Below are ATA's policies on dress code for students.
Girls:  A clean leotard / Gym shorts are ok with a fitted shirt / No midriff tops / Hair must be tied back before class/ No jewelry except post type earrings / Feet should be bare / trimmed fingernails & toenails
Boys:  A clean T-shirt / Clean gym shorts or pants / Bare feet / trimmed fingernails & toenails.
 
Memorial Day Gym Closure
ATA will be closed on Monday May 29th for Memorial Day.  Just a reminder, make ups are not needed for scheduled days off as tuition is based on an  approximate average of 4 classes a month over a 1 year period.
 



 Vote for ATA in Bay Area Parent Magazine's "Best of the Best!"
 
It is time to vote for Bay Area Parent Magazine's, "Best of the Best".   Please take a couple minutes to fill out this survey. We are under the category, "Athletic Center" and "Gymnastics Class"  The deadline is May 21st  2017



Thanks for voting and make us the best Gymnastics Center in Silicon Valley! 

 
April's Teddy Bear Picnic


We hope all of our Intro tumblers enjoyed last month's Teddy Bear Picnic theme as much as we did!  Thanks for your participation!
 

 
Sizzlin' Summer Fun at ATA!
 

Sign ups are in progress!  Don't miss out on the fabulous activities that ATA is offering this summer!  From Parent's Night Out & Sleepovers to Acro, Cartwheel & Handspring Clinics, we are your destination for all things FUN!  Check out our website or pick up a Summer Activities flyer at the front desk for detailed information.  Don't delay, sign up TODAY!  Remember ATA is Air Conditioned!  

Acrobatic Gymnastics Team

Spring is fully underway and the weather could not have been better for the 2017 Acro State Championships this past month!  Not only the sun outside was shining, but ATA's athletes were also shining bright!  Everyone performed well and gained qualifying scores to advance to Regional Championships, May 13-14 to be hosted in Orange, CA.  State Championships was the largest in recent history, hosting more than 370 athletes!  Not just California was present, but also Arizona, Nevada and even a club from our northern neighbor, Canada.  ATA earned 8 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 1 bronze medal.  Special shout out to Evelyn, Kaylee and Emily for bringing home the level 10 team award!  Way to go trio!  All your hard work showed up!


 

Also, last month's Acro Clinic was a huge success.  It was a full event with 16 athletes participating!  Everyone had a chance to learn some acro basics and fun partner skills.  Favorites were column and swing!  We are looking forward to the next clinic coming up Friday, May 19th 6-7:30pm!  Make sure to sign up early to secure a spot!



Have a Great Day! 

"Life needs balance.  Life needs strength.  Start with gymnastics and go anywhere"

 

Sincerely,

 

Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics

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