Jacobs Gymnastics April Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

email – chrisjacobs04@msn.com 

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Gym Hours
Monday 4 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday 4 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday 5 – 7:15 PM
Thursday 4 – 8:30 PM

Lobby Hours
Monday 4 – 7 PM
Tuesday 4 – 7 PM
Wednesday 5 – 7:15 PM
Thursday 4 – 7 PM

Tuition is due the first week of the month


Summer Enrollment OPEN NOW! 

Our Summer Programs will begin June 3 and continue through August 23. 
We are now accepting NEW enrollment to begin June 1!
Click on the schedule links below to view Summer Class Options. 
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 1-2 days, excluding weekends. 

**CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT SUMMER 2024 SCHEDULE ORGANIZED BY LEVELS
For currently enrolled families – 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 clinics for all ages, levels, and specific skills! More details to come.

COMING SOON IN MAY!
Parent Participation/Observation! This is your chance to come inside the gym and participate, observe and cheer for your gymnast! Always a fun time for ALL!
Week 1 – May 13-16 – All Preschool and Beginner levels! 
Week 2 – May 20-23 – All Intermediate and Advanced levels! 

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON! 

  

Jacobs Gymnastics March Newsletter

 

**Gym Closed March 11-17 for Spring Break

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

email – jacobsgymnastics@msn.com 

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Facebook

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Instagram

Gym Hours
Monday 4 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday 4 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday 5 – 7:15 PM
Thursday 4 – 8:30 PM

Lobby Hours
Monday 4 – 7 PM
Tuesday 4 – 7 PM
Wednesday 5 – 7:15 PM
Thursday 4 – 7 PM

 


 
 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 11-17.
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 Online link is available  –
click here
 
If you have questions you can also 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.
Like our FB page  Click here


Coming soon:
Spring Progress Reports – March 25 – April 4. 
Summer Registration begins April 15.
Parents’ Week – May 13 – 16 and 20-23. 
More details soon! 

 

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

email – jacobsgymnastics@msn.com 

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Facebook

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Instagram

Gym Hours
Monday 4 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday 4 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday 5 – 7:15 PM
Thursday 4 – 8:30 PM

Lobby Hours
Lobby open Monday  4 – 7  PM
Tuesday 4 -7 PM
Wednesday 5 – 7:15 PM
Thursday 4 – 7 PM

Dates to remember – 2024
Feb 1-7 – Tuition due. (See chart below)  paypal.me/jacobsgymnastics
Feb 6-9– Class and Individual photos, by Tim McConnell.
 Feb 18 – House Team Meet

Drop off and Pick-up.
  We will continue to drop off in the rear (east side/loading dock lot) and pick up in the front (smaller, westside, lobby access) parking lot.

We have asked a few classes with younger gymnasts to enter and exit the lobby doors. Many of those parents stay in the lobby, so it is more convenient than walking them in the back and then parking in front. We also have hooks that can be used in the lobby for coats as well.  For older gymnasts that are getting dropped off, please continue to use the rear entrance.  If you need assistance – a receipt for cash payments or anything – please come find me in the gym at the back!

Tim McConnell will be in the gym February 19-22 to photograph all our gymnasts – individually AND a class picture during their regular class time! 
We are happy to do “sibling” pictures in addition to individuals. Please email me and let me know you’d like to do this! And make a note on the form mentioned below. 
Pictures are taken during regular class times– and take about 5 minutes out of each class. We will shoot two individual poses.
Recreational gymnasts wear their favorite leotard – hair up. 
House Team gymnasts wear your “Jacobs club” leotard.
Xcel gymnasts – wear your comp. leo! Silver/Platinum/Diamond Monday 630. Golds Tuesday 630.
We still have a regular class/practice, other than a quick picture break!
Picture proofs will be emailed to you to order.  Full guarantee! No obligation. Orders are then directly shipped to each family. 
Please read the pdf letter attached and fill out the form at the bottom – return next week for pictures.  You can also fill in the pdf and send it back to me via email. I’ll forward to Tim.  We have hard copies available at the rear entrance and lobby desk. 

Help needed! Parents, please send gymnasts in a one-piece leotard, lycra shorts are allowed, HAIR UP (or send a hair tie at least!). Water bottles and coats should be labeled! If your gymnast has ANY cold/flu/respiratory symptoms – keep them home! We expect only healthy gymnasts in the gym.  We appreciate everyone’s help and responsibility shown! Great job overall!

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 in April. and 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

email – jacobsgymnastics@msn.com 

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Facebook

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Instagram

Gym Hours
Monday 4 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday 4 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday 5 – 7:15 PM
Thursday 4 – 8:30 PM

Lobby Hours
Lobby open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4-7 PM
Wednesday 5-7:15. 

 

 

 

Jacobs will remain open Martin Luther King Day – Monday Jan 15

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 April  (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 19-22 to photograph all our gymnasts – both individually and as a class/group.
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 – jacobsgymnastics@msn.com 

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Facebook

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Gym Hours
Monday 4:00 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday 4:00 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday 5:00 – 7:15 PM
Thursday 4:00 – 8:30 PM

Lobby Hours
Lobby open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday lobby hours 5:00-7:15 Pm

 

 

Jacobs Gymnastics will be closed Dec. 23 – January. 2.
Classes Resume Wednesday January
3, 2024

Happy Holidays to all!

Make-ups for holiday closures? We do not offer make-ups due to holidays.
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.  

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. Check your email,  the website, and social media sites first!

Looking ahead –  February 19-22  ~ Picture week with Tim McConnell!

Tim will be here for the week shooting  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 all other holidays you enjoy!
If questions or comments please contact me at chrisjacobs04@msn.com for the fastest response.

 

Jacobs Gymnastics November Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

email – jacobsgymnastics@msn.com 

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Facebook

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Instagram

Gym Hours
Monday 4 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday 4 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday 4:30 – 7:15 PM
Thursday 4 – 8:30 PM

Lobby Hours
Lobby open Monday – 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. Parent/tot and Preschool classes continue to use lobby entrance (west side).
 Gymnast pick-up continues through the lobby for recreational – advanced classes.   
House Team and Xcel team continue to dismiss to the east side – loading dock.  Parents should not form a pick up line – but find a parking spot for safety.
Parents should be on time for picking up all gymnasts. 

Jacobs Gymnastics is open Monday Nov. 20 and Tuesday Nov. 21, but will be CLOSED Wednesday Nov. 22 & Thursday Nov. 23 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 – Deadline to order Thursday Nov. 17

 

 GK leotards – we have a large selection of leotards, shorts, and leggings at the gym.   
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, Waukee Community School 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

email – jacobsgymnastics@msn.com 

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Facebook

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Instagram

Gym Hours
Monday 4 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday 4 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday 4:30 – 7:15 PM
Thursday 4 – 8:30 PM

Lobby Hours
Lobby open Monday – Thursday 4-7 PM

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. 
PayPal is also an option! paypal.me/jacobsgymnastics
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. Lycra shorts are acceptable as well. We do have a new assortment of leotards/shorts/ in the gym.

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

Lobby etiquette – please supervise gymnasts and siblings in the lobby. Please mute any electronics including games. No running, flipping, throwing balls in the lobby. All safety issues and to provide a pleasant atmosphere for all waiting. 

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. 

 “Beggar’s night” falls on  Monday this year. The gym is open. We know Trick-or-treating is so much fun and we hope everyone participating has a great time! We can’t offer make-ups for missing Monday night.  Enjoy the fun!

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

email – jacobsgymnastics@msn.com 

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Facebook

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Instagram

Gym Hours
Monday 4 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday 4 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:15 PM
Thursday 4 – 8:30 PM

Lobby Hours
Lobby open Monday – Thursday 4-7 PM

Welcome to the Fall Jacobs Gymnastics Session!

We are excited to be starting our21st season here at Jacobs!

Fall classes begin September 5!
We will be closed for Labor Day – Monday September 4.

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. For most families -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.  
Younger gymnasts – 2-5-year-olds will continue to enter and exit the lobby with parents. 
Advanced, House Team, and Xcel will enter the rear (east side/loading dock) and exit east side as well. 
This has helped the parking issues in the front/west side/lobby side parking lot a lot. 

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! $40-55. 

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 accommodate 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, Amy, 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

email – jacobsgymnastics@msn.com 

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Facebook

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Gym Hours
Monday 4 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday 4 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:15 PM
Thursday 4 – 8:30 PM

Lobby Hours
Lobby open Monday – Thursday 4-7 PM

 

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!

Tumbling Meet – Saturday August 19

August 27-30 CLOSED

Fall classes begin the week of September 5

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!

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

email – jacobsgymnastics@msn.com 

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Facebook

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Instagram

Gym Hours
(Enter the rear/east side entrance)
Monday 4 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday 11 AM – 1:30 PM & 4 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:15 PM
Thursday 4 – 7:00 PM

Lobby Hours
Lobby open Monday – Thursday 4-7 PM

Tuition is due the first week of each month. 

 Jacobs Gymnastics is CLOSED July 3rd and 4th Classes resume July 5.

Fall Gymnastics Registration begins July 7 for all currently enrolled gymnasts.
**Watch your email for Fall details! 
 
Fall registration open to all beginning July 17. 
Fall schedule 2023 posted 7/17/23!

Jacobs Annual Tumbling Meet – August 19! 
More info – click here!
Entry Deadline Thursday July 13. 
Entry Form – online Google doc – click here!

Open to all Jacobs Gymnasts – age 4 and older – beginner -Xcel!

Summer classes continue through August 24. 
We will be closed Aug 25 – Labor Day – September 4. 
Fall gymnastics begins Sept. 5! 

 

Jacobs Gymnastics June Newsletter

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture
Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

email – jacobsgymnastics@msn.com 

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Facebook

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Instagram

Gym Hours
Monday 4 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday 11 AM – 1:30 PM  & 4 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:15 PM
Thursday 4 – 7:00 PM

Lobby Hours
Lobby open Monday – Thursday 4-7 PM

 

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 2023 ENROLLMENT! 

Our Summer Programs continue through August 24. 
We are now accepting new enrollment! Click on the schedule links below to view Summer Class Options. 
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, excluding weekends. 

Summer Clinics Schedule  –
Tuesdays Noon – 1:30 PM – various skills
CLICK HERE for the full schedule! 
**Register ASAP – clinics fill quickly – limited space!

If questions, please email:  chrisjacobs04@msn.com.

FALL 2023 Registration begins July 17!

 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

email – jacobsgymnastics@msn.com 

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Facebook

Click here to follow Jacobs Gymnastics on Instagram

Gym Hours
(Enter the rear/east side entrance)
Monday 4 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday 4 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:15 PM
Thursday 4 – 8:30 PM

Lobby Hours
Lobby open Monday – Thursday 4-7 PM

 

  Tuition is due the first week of each month. 
* May 26- June 4 (Memorial Day) GYM CLOSED
June 5-8 – Summer schedules begin/continue
May is Parent Participation Month!
 

Preschool, Beginner levels – May 15-18
 Intermediate, Advanced  levels – May 22-25
Parents and siblings only. Please refer to the email E-News for details

SUMMER 2023 ENROLLMENT! 

Our Summer Programs begin June 5 and continue through August 24. 
We are now accepting new enrollment! Click on the schedule links below to view Summer Class Options. 
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, excluding weekends. 
Summer Schedule 2023
*NEW – Summer Clinics Schedule 
Tuesdays Noon – 1:30 PM – various skills -TBA May 12

**Register ASAP – clinics fill quickly – limited space!

If questions, please email:  chrisjacobs04@msn.com.

 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!