Jacobs Gymnastics November Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

515-987-0310

 

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Gym and Lobby Hours
(Enter the rear/east side entrance)
Monday 4 – 7 PM
Tuesday 4 – 7 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7 PM
Thursday 4 – 7 PM

 

 Tuition is due the first week of each month for the month.

Please continue to drop-off at rear entrance (east side/loading dock), no earlier than 5 minutes before the class start time. Gymnast pick-up continues in the front parking lot (west side).  Parents can wait in cars, or come to the Lobby (Audrey is on the door) or outside of the gym door (Olivia is on the door) for pick up. Coaches continue to assist gymnasts cross to cars.  

Jacobs Gymnastics is open Monday Nov. 22 and Tuesday Nov. 23, but will be CLOSED Wednesday Nov. 24 & Thursday Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving.
(Same as all area schools)
We wish all our families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

We are not offering “make-up” lessons for this – our policy is available – click here – scroll down to the “make-up/payments” policy. Basically, over the course of the year, each month averages 4 lessons. We do not charge extra for a 5-week month, nor discount the 3-week months. We do not offer make ups for major holidays.

Holiday Apparel Sale – Jacobs branded items coming soon for order! More info soon!
We are partnering with TumbleTrak as well to offer quality options for home gymnastics’ use as well. Link is also coming soon!

 GK leotards – we have a large selection of leotards and shorts at the gym.  Email me to make an appointment to stop in and shop!  Monday – Thursday 4-6:30. 

Weather related cancellations – Check our Facebook or Instagram page first to confirm, our website will also post info. We consider weather conditions, predictions, road and parking lot status, WHS status and general safety.  We do offer make-up lessons for weather cancellations. Families affected are notified via email with options.

*See the website for full policy explanation.

*Please label your gymnast’s coat, boots, water bottles…We want to minimize the mix-ups.

We are seeing a lot of progress and great new skills! Thanks to the hard work of the gymnasts and coaches and support of parents! We notify parents via email when gymnasts are ready to level up!
Hard work pays off!

Jacobs Gymnastics October Newsletter


Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

515-987-0310

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Gym Hours
(Enter the rear/east side entrance)
Monday 4 – 7 PM
Tuesday 4 – 7 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:30 PM
Thursday 4 – 7 PM

Lobby open by appointment only.

 Tuition is due the first week of each month, for the month.
We accept cash or check at the rear entrance. Please add gymnast’s name to check memo. 
Bill pay is an option if set up 14 days before due. 
Credit card payment is also an option – email Chris for details to process the card on file.

Please make sure your gymnast has appropriate fitting attire – a  leotard for girls – belly/back covered. No skirts attached, no pants. We do have a new assortment of leotards in the gym – let me know if you’d like to schedule a time to come shop! 
We also have Jacobs Gymnastics Masks – $8.  

Lycra shorts are acceptable.  Bare feet, hair pulled up off neck and out of eyes. No jewelry.
Boys – t-shirt/shorts. Nothing too baggy. Bare feet also.

The coaches continue to evaluate gymnasts during class to ensure that each gymnast is in an appropriate class for their age and ability. We will advise parents of any changes that are needed. 

Park in the rear (East side) to enter 5 minutes before scheduled class time. You can walk your gymnast into the gym. Please park in front (west side) to pick up your gymnast. 

Planning ahead for the Holidays? We can help!

Idea 1 -New GK Leotard – we have a revolving stock available! We can also order from GK for you! As a dealer, our prices are reasonable! Go to https://www.gkelite.com/  and check out their latest styles! 
We also have a NEW purple Jacobs Club leotard! Special order only! $45 leotard, $20 matching shorts.  Let me know if you are interested. 
The lobby remains closed – but we are glad to make appointments to allow for shopping!

Idea 2 – Resilite Holiday Mat items are the perfect Christmas gift for your gymnast! Many grandparents have ordered from us in the past! More information available soon! 

 “Beggar’s nights” are on  Saturday this year. This will NOT affect gymnastics! 

If you have questions – please email Chris at chrisjacobs04@msn.com

Jacobs Gymnastics September Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

515-987-0310

email – chrisjacobs04@msn.com

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Lobby Hours
Monday – Thursday 4:00-7:00 PM

 Welcome to the Fall Jacobs Gymnastics Session!

We are excited to be starting our 19th  season here at Jacobs!
Fall classes began August 30!
We will be closed for Labor Day – Monday September 6.

We welcome all the new gymnasts and appreciate the support of the returning gymnasts and their families!
The first few weeks can be a little overwhelming and we appreciate everyone’s patience and enthusiasm!

Our goal is to provide a positive experience for all!

Our lobby is open on a limited basis. 
We ask parents to partner with us in safety, by entering in the rear (East side) of building, and pick up will occur in the front parking lot.  Coaches will check in gymnasts at rear, and assist with dismissal for safety as well.  We will continue to hand sanitize often, and spray and wipe down surfaces throughout the day.
Masks are optional at this point. We do monitor local health departments, and numbers of Covid infections. We will reinstate the mask requirement if necessary. 
Gymnasts are not required to wear masks during classes, but we encourage and support any gymnast that prefers to wear a mask. 

The coaches will be evaluating the gymnasts during class to ensure that each gymnast is in an appropriate class for their age and ability. We will advise parents of any changes that are needed. 

Please make sure your gymnast has appropriate fitting attire – a  leotard for girls – belly/back covered. No skirts attached, no pants. We do have a new assortment of leotards in the gym – let me know if you’d like to schedule a time to come shop! $40-45 

Lycra shorts are acceptable.  Bare feet, hair pulled up off neck and out of eyes. No jewelry.
Boys – t-shirt/shorts. Nothing too baggy. Bare feet also.

Park in the rear (East side) to enter 5 minutes before scheduled class time. You can walk your gymnast into the gym. Please park in front (west side) to pick up your gymnast. 
Please do not pull up close to the door to unload your gymnast as others are trying to safely exit!
Please do not park next to the building as well or block other businesses.

Make ups are difficult to schedule the first few weeks. Classes are full and we cannot overload them to accomodate for make-ups. Please check back in October and we should have some space to schedule make-ups again. 

If you have questions, concerns, or comments – please ask Chris, Alisha, or Mallory, or speak with your gymnast’s coach after class!

Please email me directly with any questions or comments – chrisjacobs04@msn.com
Thanks so much!

Jacobs Gymnastics August Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

515-987-0310

 

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Lobby Hours
Open by appointment only

August Dates:

August 1-8 – Tuition due the first week of each month.

Summer schedule continues through August 23.
All month – Fall registration continues! See details below!

Tumbing Meet – Saturday August 21

August 24-29 CLOSED

Fall classes begin the week of August 30

To enroll simply check the schedule appropriate for your child’s level and email me with your class preference and your gymnast’s name and birth date. Easy!
Click here for the Fall Schedule

Please email me directly with any questions or comments – chrisjacobs04@msn.com

Thanks so much!

Jacobs Gymnastics July Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
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Waukee, IA 50263

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 Lobby Hours
Open Monday – Thursday 4:00-7:00 PM


Tuition is due the first week of each month. 


 Jacobs Gymnastics is CLOSED July 3 – 5 
Fall Gymnastics Registration begins July 7 for all currently enrolled gymnasts. 
Fall registration open to all beginning August 1. 

Jacobs Annual Tumbling Meet – August 21! 
FULL – REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
For more info – click here for the link!
Open to all Jacobs Gymnasts – age 4 and older – beginner – xcel!

Summer classes continue through August 23. 
We will be closed Tuesday Aug 24 – August 29. 
Fall gymnastics begins August 30! 

 

Jacobs Gymnastics June Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

515-987-0310

 

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Welcome to Summer!

Welcome all – we are excited to be starting our Summer Session!
Still a few spots open in our class schedule as well as our Clinics

Tuition is due the first week of each month.

Please email Chris  if questions.

Summer is a GREAT time to resume or start gymnastics classes! We see a great deal of progress occur over the summer!  Our class sizes are smaller and less overall occupancy in the gym.
Very little waiting – lots of turns!
Tuition is due the first week of each month.  Summer is a full 12 weeks – averaging 4 lessons each month!

The coaches continue to evaluate the gymnasts during class to ensure that each gymnast is in an appropriate class for their age and ability.

Summer schedule begins (continues) June 1 – August 23 

Revised Covid Protocols begin June 1 – Click here for details.

Also, we will do skill specific clinics as well on Tuesdays noon-1:30 PM!

CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER CLINIC INFO!

CLICK HERE FOR THE SUMMER SCHEDULE ORGANIZED BY LEVELS

CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER SPRING SCHEDULE ORGANIZED BY DAYS

 To enroll and register your gymnast, simply email chrisjacobs04@msn.com with your gymnast’s name, birthdate, and top 2 class preferences! We will confirm asap, usually within 24 hours. Please email me directly with any questions or comments – chrisjacobs04@msn.comThanks so much!

Email Chris to arrange make-up lessons or for all other concerns and comments.

 

Jacobs Gymnastics May Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

 

 

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Lobby Hours
By Appt only

Tuition is due the first week of each month. * May 31 (Memorial Day) GYM CLOSED Monday only! Parent Observation Month!
Advanced levels – May 3-6
Intermediate levels – May 10-13
Beginner levels – May 17-21
Limit 2 spectators per gymnast. Enter the rear entrance! We are looking forward to parents in the gym wearing a mask.
All Covid protocols still in place!
 Summer schedules are posted now below! We do offer gymnastics year-round. The schedule is nearly identical – but we have added a few extra summer options. Gymnasts can begin gymnastics at any point in the year.   Summer schedule begins (continues) June 1 – August 23. 

**Revised Covid Protocols begin June 1 – Click here for details.

Also, we will do skill specific clinics as well on Tuesdays noon-1:30 PM!

CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER CLINIC INFO!

CLICK HERE FOR THE SUMMER SCHEDULE ORGANIZED BY LEVELS

CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER SPRING SCHEDULE ORGANIZED BY DAYS

 To enroll and register your gymnast, simply email chrisjacobs04@msn.com with your gymnast’s name, birthdate, and top 2 class preferences! We will confirm asap, usually within 24 hours. Please email me directly with any questions or comments – chrisjacobs04@msn.comThanks so much!

Jacobs Gymnastics April Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

chrisjacobs04@msn.com
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Lobby open by appointment only

Gym Hours

Monday 4 – 7 PM
Tuesday 4 – 7 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:30 PM
Thursday 4 – 7 PM

phone 515-987-0310

Tuition is due the first week of the month


Gymnast evaluations will take place April 19-29.
Evaluation sheets will be sent home upon completion with progress and information about what is needed to move up a level and more! 
We evaluate all gymnasts and recommend any level changes at this time. 
We move gymnasts up as soon as they have the required skills for the next level. 
We DO several evaluations throughout the year, charting progress on the attendance sheets, and we move gymnasts up throughout the year as they are ready. 

After receiving the report, I need parents to do one of three things – 
* Super Simple! 
1 – Email to confirm your gymnast will stay in the same class
2 – Email to request a change of class/level.
3 – Email to give a notice of discontinuing including last class date- must receive a 2-week notice!

Summer is the perfect time for gaining new skills too! The gym is air-conditioned!

We also run several 2-day clinics for all ages, levels, and specific skills! More details to come after evaluation!

  

Jacobs Gymnastics March Newsletter

Gym Closed March 15-20 Spring Break

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

chrisjacobs04@msn.com
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Lobby open by appointment only

Gym Hours
Monday 4 – 7 PM
Tuesday 4 – 7 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:30 PM
Thursday 4 – 7 PM

phone 515-987-0310

 Tuition is due the first week of each month, for the month.
We accept cash or check.
We also accept PayPal or CC processing from the form on file.
Email Chris: chrisjacobs04@msn.com for details on PayPal or requesting a cc charge. 

**The gym will be closed for Spring Break-March 15-20.
Over the course of the year, the lessons do average 4 per month. No extra charges for 5 week months, no make ups for 3 week months.

Picture Proof Sheets were emailed out 2 weeks ago. He also mailed them USPS.  If you have not received them or have questions regarding the forms, orders…
call Tim McConnell’s office!
515-961-2781 (Tuesday – Friday 9am – 4pm.) 


Weather policy update:
Our policy at Jacobs is to test the roads, check the status of the parking lot, check status of Schools (day and evening activities) and weather predicted for class hours.
We will make an informed decision by 3 PM for afternoon classes.
I will post closures on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages. I will also email that days’ families with news of closing.  
If we do need to cancel, it is done for the safety of our families. We will offer make up opportunities within 2-3 weeks of the missed lesson. 
I will also email the info on that after confirming with coaches to set up times.
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Coming soon:
* Parent  weeks!
We are making plans to have parents come and view classes one week in May!
Details to follow – we still must maintain limited capacity and hope to stagger the viewing into separate weeks with different levels coming  to watch!  Schedules will be announced mid-April! 

 

If you have questions – please email Chris at chrisjacobs04@msn.com


Jacobs Gymnastics February Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

515-987-0310

 

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Lobby open by appointment only

Gym Hours
Monday 4 – 7 PM
Tuesday 4 – 7 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:30 PM
Thursday 4 – 7 PM

Tuition is due the first week of each month.

PICTURE WEEK!  with Tim McConnell Fine Photography! Tim will be at Jacobs, February 8-11 at your gymnast’s regularly scheduled class  to shoot individual pictures! Pictures take approximately 5-10 minutes of regular class time. We will run a normal class as possible!  Click here for pdf copy and information card to be filled out and turned in before class!  

Winter Weather Policy –For all weather-related closings we follow the Waukee Schools when possible, HOWEVER, sometimes the best choice must take into account current weather issues.  If travel is prohibited, and safety is an issue, we will cancel. If early weather issues are no longer a factor by 3:00, we may remain open!  Either way we will email notices of closing to all current families, post the closing on the home page of the website, as well as post to Facebook and Instagram. We will offer make-up opportunities for those families missing class as well.

REMINDER – We have transitioned to a year-round, 12 month schedule.  Classes continue year-round, making advancements throughout the year as each gymnast masters the needed skills at each level. We will do a formal evaluation April 12-23. Reports are sent home the second week. We continue to chart progress throughout the year for each student as well. We will make changes as requested as well from one class to another as long as space is available. Discontinuing still requires a two-week email notice given. We are excited to have a much simpler procedure in place moving forward.

 

If questions or concerns – please email me at chrisjacobs04@msn.com!

Jacobs Gymnastics January Newsletter

 Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

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Gym Hours
Monday 4 – 7 PM

Tuesday 4 – 7 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:30 PM
Thursday 4 – 7 PM

 

Lobby open by appointment only

 

 

Jacobs will remain open Martin Luther King Day – Monday Jan 18

Happy New Year! From all of us to you all of you!
Tuition is due the first class of each month for the month.

It’s a new year and a few new things to remember!

Classes continue year-round, making advancements throughout the year as each gymnast masters the needed skills at each level.
We will do a formal evaluation in March (as we do every year) and send home the report for parents to view.
We continue to chart progress throughout the year for each student as well.
We will make changes as requested as well from one class to another as long as space is available.
Discontinuing requires a two-week email notice given.

Coming in February – Class and Individual pictures with Tim McConnell!
Tim McConnell will be in the gym February 8-11 to photograph all our gymnasts – individually this year due to Covid restrictions. 
Pictures are taken during regular class times – and generally take 8-10 minutes out of each class.
Email letters with more details will be sent ASAP.

For all weather-related closings we follow the Waukee Schools when possible, HOWEVER, sometimes the best choice must take into account current weather issues.  If travel is prohibited, and safety is an issue, we will cancel. If early weather issues are no longer a factor by 3:00, we may remain open!  Either way we will email notices of closing to all current families, post the closing on the home page of the website, as well as post to Facebook and Instagram. We will offer make-up opportunities for those families missing class as well.

Jacobs Gymnastics December Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

email – chrisjacobs04@msn.com

 

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Gym Hours
(Enter the rear/east side entrance)
Monday 4 – 7 PM
Tuesday 4 – 7 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:30 PM
Thursday 4 – 7 PM

Lobby Hours
Lobby open by appointment only.


Jacobs Gymnastics will be closed Thursday Dec. 24 – Fri
day Jan. 1.
Classes Resume Saturday J
anuary 2, 2021

Happy Holidays to all!

Make-ups for holiday closures? Over the course of the year, most months will have 4 lessons. We base our fees on a 4-week month. However, occasionally your gymnast will have a 5-week month, which we do not charge extra for those months. Nor do we give a discount or make-up lesson for an occasional 3 lesson month due to a holiday.  

Last minute gifts – We have leotards in stock, $35.
Also
the little “American Girl doll” leotards – also fits Build-a-bear. $12 (at rear entrance!)
Jacobs PopSockets – phone holder/stand.
$10 

Parents – Thank you again for all your assistance with our Safety Protocols. We will continue all protocols as mentioned in our E-Newsletters to parents.  These include entering the rear entrance, with masks! Pick up in front.  Gymnasts will wear masks during class during stretching and moving between events. Masks can be down during actual skills and on equipment. We continue to temp check, hand sanitize often, keep 6 feet of spacing, equipment and mat disinfecting between rotations, and limit numbers in the gym.

If your gymnast needs to isolate, quarantine or miss for any reason, please continue to email to notify us. We will be happy to schedule make-ups at your convenience when able to return. CDC Guidelines apply. 
Any gymnast discontinuing lessons, must give an email 2-week notice. 

Weather Policy – If winter weather strikes and travel is not advised, we will likely close. If Waukee schools CLOSE or have early dismissal due to weather, we will likely close as well. We occasionally have exceptions to these rules – Check the website – and our Facebook page for announcements. For closings – we will make final decisions by 3:00 PM, based on current conditions and travel dangers. At 3:00 PM we will post a final decision on the website front page, our FB page and I will also send emails to those on file for the day involved.  The voicemail at the gym, is not always updated in time. Email or check the website and social media sites first!

Looking ahead –  February 8-11 ~ Picture week with Tim McConnell!

Tim is here for the week shooting  individual photos during your gymnast’s regular class time.
We may opt to not do class pics this year due to covid protocols. 
More info to come as we get closer to the date! Photos and other items available for purchase.  Great keepsakes!

Again – wishing you all a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Hanukkah and any other holiday you enjoy!
If questions or comments please contact me at chrisjacobs04@msn.com for the fastest response.