Jacobs Gymnastics November 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 Hours
Lobby open by appointment only.

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 outside of the gym door for pick up. Coaches continue to assist gymnasts cross to cars. Parents coming to the door (Kylee and Bodie on the door) are appreciated. 

Jacobs Gymnastics is open Monday Nov. 23 and Tuesday Nov. 24
but will be CLOSED Wednesday Nov. 25 & Thursday Nov. 26 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.

Great Gift Ideas!

Resilite Mats, Beams and more for home use – Great Gift Ideas!
Resilite has excellent quality items for home use and great prices. I have been working with them for over 25 years.  TOP NOTCH!  Make a great “grandparents’ gift” too!
 Orders due November 30!
To order –
1 –  Shop Resilite.com 

2 -Enter Jacobs code:  HGI 109! at checkout – they will now ship directly to your home – they are no longer offering free shipping though!

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-ups for weather cancellations.

*See the website for full policy explanation.

*Please label your gymnast’s coat, boots, water bottles…We want to minimize the mix-ups.
Also,  gymnasts should place miscellaneous items in a back pack or bag.

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.

Our lobby is currently closed as we are limited to numbers allowed in the building. 
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 check temperatures, hand sanitize often, and spray and wipe down surfaces several time each class.  For complete Covid protocols – click here.
Coaches and staff will wear masks.
We require each person, including gymnasts,  entering our gym to wear a mask as well.  Social distancing is expected during class with new lesson plans, but entering and exiting the building often results in closer proximity – so we do ask for mask precautions. 
Gymnasts are not required to wear masks during classes, but we encourage and support any gymnast that prefers to wear a mask. 

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 Friday or 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

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Lobby Hours
Open by appointment only

  Welcome to the Fall Jacobs Gymnastics Session!

We are excited to be starting our 19th  season here at Jacobs!
Fall classes begin August 31!
We will be closed for Labor Day – Monday September 7 only.

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!
We have reopened over the summer, safely and cautiously, and will continue to implement all safety protocols. 

Our goal is to provide a positive experience for all!

Our lobby is currently closed as we are limited to numbers allowed in the building. 
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 check temperatures, hand sanitize often, and spray and wipe down surfaces several time each class.  For complete Covid protocols – click here.
Coaches and staff will wear masks. We require each person, including gymnasts,  entering our gym to wear a mask as well.  Social distancing is expected during class with new lesson plans, but entering and exiting the building often results in closer proximity – so we do ask for mask precautions. 
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! 
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.

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 not allowed in September only – due to the full classes and our goal of learning about each gymnast and making sure each one is in the appropriate class!

If you have questions, concerns, or comments – please ask Chris, Beckye, 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 27.
All month – Fall registration continues! See details below!
Fall classes begin the week of August 31

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

Summer classes continue through August 27 (giving everyone an extra 13 week Summer 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
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

515-987-0310

 

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Lobby Hours
Open by appointment only

Tuition is due the first week of each month. 
Summer is a full 12 weeks – averaging 4 lessons each month! 

 Jacobs Gymnastics is CLOSED Saturday  July 4 ONLY!

Fall Gymnastics Registration began August 7

Click here for the Fall Schedule – begins August 31

Summer classes continue through August 27 (giving everyone and extra 13 week schedule). 

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 back in the gym! We are currently accepting registration for Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, House Team and Xcel Team! 
We resumed Advanced, HT and Xcel May 15. 
Beginner and Advanced started the week of June 1! 
Preschool ages – 2-3 year old classes will resume the week of June 15!
We are reopening with an abundance of caution, using new safety protocols and procedures to keep our gymnasts, staff, and families as safe as possible.
Click here for our Summer Schedule 
Click here for our new Safety Protocols

Tuition is due the first week of each month unless you have paid for the summer in full already.
We are giving appropriate credit for the March closure.
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!

We are hoping to add some clinics and camps in July – depending on the latest CDC and IDPH guidelines.
Also hoping to host our annual tumbling meet – again depending on metrics and guidelines.
Check back soon! 

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

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

Thanks so much!

Jacobs Gymnastics May Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

 

 

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Lobby Hours
By Appt only

  * May 25 (Memorial Day) GYM CLOSED Monday only!

Plans are beginning to resume classes starting May 15. 
Emails have been sent to Xcel, House Team and Advanced families with detailed information. 

We will include Beginner and Intermediate levels early next week! 
We will open in a safe and responsible manner with protocols in place. 
For details – click here

Parent’s Week will have to be postponed this year! We hope to be able to invite parents to have a class with their gymnasts soon! For now, we encourage parents to partner with us to keep everyone safe and drop your gymnast off at the rear entrance door and pick up in the front parking lot – we will exit the middle gym door – the one with Miss Kylee and Bodie.

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

Thanks so much!

Jacobs Gymnastics April Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

chrisjacobs04@msn.com
(fastest response is email)

515-987-0310

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Lobby 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 the month!

Jacobs was CLOSED all of April due to the pandemic. 
Families were not charged tuition. 
Zoom virtual workouts were scheduled. 

  

Jacobs Gymnastics March Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

chrisjacobs04@msn.com
(fastest response is email)

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Lobby Hours
Monday 4 – 7 PM
Tuesday 4 – 7 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:30 PM
Thursday 3:30 – 7 PM

phone 515-987-0310

Tuition is due the first week of each month, for the month.
We accept cash or check at the desk!

**The gym will be closed for Spring Break-March 16-20.
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.

Gymnast evaluations will take place April 13-24.
Evaluation sheets will be sent home April 20-24 with progress and information about what is needed to move up a level and more! 
**Lobby window blinds will be closed for evaluations to help our gymnasts maintain focus. 
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! 
Our schedule will remain the same for summer! 
We continue to move gymnasts up levels as they gain skills. 
We need every parent to do one of the following –
** AFTER THE SPRING REPORTS ARE SENT HOME!
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! 
This should allow our gymnasts to continue to make progress with consistency and hard work! 
Summer is the perfect time for gaining new skills too! The gym is air-conditioned – some are not! 
We also run several 2 day clinics and camps for all ages, levels, and specific skills! More details to come after evaluations!

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 – 4 pm.) 


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:
*May 18-21 is Parent’s week! Come in and participate with your gymnast! 
Gym will be closed May 25 (Memorial Day) – May 30. 
Classes resume June 1.

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 Hours
Monday 4 – 7 PM
Tuesday 4 – 7 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:30 PM
Thursday 3 – 7 PM

Tuition is due the first week of each month.
$60/month for 2-year-old, 30-minute classes
$80/month for all one hour and 45-minute classes.
$90/month for Superstars – 75-minute class
$100/month for Advanced – 90-minute classes,
$135/month for House Team – 2-hour class
$235/month for Xcel team

PICTURE WEEK!  with Tim McConnell Fine Photography! Tim will be at Jacobs, February 3-6 at your gymnast’s regularly scheduled class  to shoot individual and class pictures! Pictures take approximately 10 minutes of regular class time. We will run as much of 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 – as previously mentioned, winter in Iowa is tough to predict. We generally follow Waukee Schools with closing and early outs as indication for closing. We also try to assess the weather and road conditions to see if it is safe or not to have classes.   Our goal is to announce decisions by 2:00 each day. We announce on our FB and Instagram pages and update the website. When possible, I also email the families affected the day of a closure. When in doubt check our website or social media.  If you are not wanting to come on questionable days, please don’t!  We will be offering make ups for winter related closures. We do not close for teacher in service days or minor holidays.

Sick kids – We hate to hear our gymnasts are sick. If there is a temp or vomiting, please do not send them to gymnastics for 24 hours at least. We will schedule a make-up.  Just email the request. We don’t want your child to get worse, and we would hate to infect others 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 13-24. 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.

*Please label your gymnast’s coat, boots, water bottles and other items to minimize the “mix-ups.”  Check the lost and found for missing items! Normally we have a Rubbermaid tub next to the Pepsi machine.

Parents – regarding gymnasts and siblings’ behavior in the lobby – please help us keep a pleasant and safe waiting area by supervising your children. Children should not be jumping on the furniture, running, tumbling while waiting. We have had a few mishaps in the last few weeks resulting in injury to children and unsuspecting parents, as well as damage to furniture and more.
We are thrilled that our gymnasts are excited about class and want to flip non-stop, but if parents are getting kicked and the flooring is really not safe, we need to wait till we are inside the gym.

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

515-987-0310

 

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Lobby Hours
Monday 4 – 7 PM
Tuesday 4 – 7 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:30 PM
Thursday 3 – 7 PM

 

Jacobs will remain open Martin Luther King Day – Monday Jan 20

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 will 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 3-6 to photograph all our gymnasts – individually and as a group.
Pictures are taken during regular class times – and generally take 8-10 minutes out of each class.
Hard copy letters with more details will be sent home 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.

Please label all coats, clothing and water bottles. We will donate all items left on the lost and found table. Check it out!

Jacobs Gymnastics December Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

515-987-0310

 

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Lobby Hours
Monday 4 – 7 PM
Tuesday 4 – 7 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:30 PM
Thursday 3:30 – 7 PM

 Jacobs Gymnastics will be closed Tuesday Dec. 24 – Wednesday Jan. 1.
Classes Resume WThursday J
anuary 2, 2020
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, $35-50.
Also
the little “American Girl doll” leotards – also fits Build-a-bear. $12
Jacobs PopSockets – phone holder/stand.
$10
Apparel orders due Dec 4 – Wednesday! 

Resilite orders due by Dec. 4- www.reslite.com 

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 3-6,  Class and Individual Picture week with Tim McConnell!

Tim is here for the week shooting class and individual photos during your gymnast’s regular class time.
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.