Jacobs Gymnastics September 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

Welcome to the Fall Jacobs Gymnastics Session!

We are excited to be starting our 17th season here at Jacobs!

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!
If you have not yet turned in updated registration forms and September tuition and registration fees, please do so this week!

Last week we updated both bathrooms with fresh paint and new flooring. We received new mats to develop our vault skills for beginners through team levels (as newly required by USA Gymnastics.) Our goal is to provide a positive experience for all!

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. 

Parents are not allowed to watch from inside the gym – very distracting and space is limited! The blinds are rarely closed.
While it is fun to watch class – many gymnasts are distracted by the many parent faces at the window.  We appreciate your support of this policy.

Please make sure your gymnast has appropriate fitting attire – a  leotard for girls – belly/back covered. No skirts attached, no pants.

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

Additional parking is available in the rear of the building. The first few weeks can be very difficult while everyone gets into the routine.
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
Monday 4 – 7 PM
Tuesday 4 – 7 PM
Wednesday 4 – 7:30 PM
Thursday 4 – 7 PM

August Dates:
August 1-8 – Tuition due the first week of each month.
Saturday August 18 – Tumbling Meet  –  Click here for RESULTS!
Summer schedule continues through August 24.
All month – Fall registration continues! See details below! Click here for the direct link.
Gym closed August 24  – Sept 3 (Labor Day)
Fall classes begin the week of Sept 4.

Fall Gymnastics Registration began July 10.
Fall gymnastics will begin the week of September 4. The fall schedule will be nearly identical to the summer schedule.
You do need to register for fall – we cannot assume you want the same spot.
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 birthdate. Easy!
Coaches have been evaluating all summer and making final assessments in levels the week of August 20.
Notes are sent home to confirm.
If you need to adjust your gymnast’s schedule – email me asap!  chrisjacobs04@msn.com

Summer classes continue through August 23 (giving everyone a full 12 week schedule).
We will be closed Aug 25-Sept 3, to allow our gymnasts to adjust to their fall schedules, while we prepare, deep clean, and get ready for fall at the gym!

Be safe at all times! Please keep an eye on your children in the lobby – the furniture is not for climbing/jumping/flipping/falling.  Watch for cars/runners as you leave the lobby.  Tuition is due the first week of each month.  Summer is a full 12 weeks – averaging 4 lessons each month! Check out our camps and Clinics too!

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
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. 
Summer is a full 12 weeks – averaging 4 lessons each month! 

 Jacobs Gymnastics is CLOSED Wednesday July 4

16th Annual Tumbling Meet ~ Saturday August 18, 2018 – at Jacobs Gymnastics
More info and registration forms available at the desk and on the website.
Entry fee is $45    –   Deadline to enter is July 16! Click Here for Info!

Camps in July and August:
Back Handspring/Aerial camp July 9/10
Beginner/Int. camp July 23/24
Tumbling Meet routine camps – Aug 6/7 and Aug 13/14.
*All camps are Monday/Tuesdays noon-2 PM. Pre-Register by emailing chrisjacobs04@msn.com
Cost is $65.

Fall Gymnastics Registration begins July 10. I will post the schedule at that time on our website!
Fall gymnastics will begin the week of September 4. The fall schedule will be nearly identical to the summer schedule.
Summer classes continue through August 23 (giving everyone a full 12 week schedule).

Make-ups – If your gymnast misses a lesson and would like to make it up – please email me at chrisjacobs04@msn.com to schedule a make-up.  Please include your gymnast’s name, class day and time, when they are going to miss an when you would like to make it up.

Jacobs Gymnastics June 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 4 – 7 PM

Welcome to Summer!

Welcome all – we are excited to be offering classes, camps and clinics (click here for more info),  and the TUMBLING MEET (August 18)  this summer! Check the website for all the information! It’s not too late!

Tuition is due the first week of each month unless you have paid for the summer in full already. Please see Chris, Mallory or Beckye if questions.

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 check with Mallory or Beckye at the desk!

Fall Gymnastics Registration begins July 10. I will post the schedule at that time on our website! Fall gymnastics will begin the week of September 4. The fall schedule will be nearly identical to the summer schedule. Summer classes continue through August 24 (giving everyone a full 12 week schedule).  We will be closed Aug 25-Sept 3, to allow our gymnasts to adjust to their fall schedules, while we prepare, deep clean, and get ready for fall at the gym!
Be safe at all times! Please keep an eye on your children in the lobby – the furniture is not for climbing/jumping/flipping/falling.  Watch for cars/runners as you leave the lobby.
Summer is a GREAT time to continue or start gymnastics classes! We see a great deal of progress occur over the summer! Tuition is due the first week of each month.  Summer is a full 12 weeks – averaging 4 lessons each month!
Check out our camps and Clinics too!

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

Thanks so much!

Jacobs Gymnastics May 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 4 – 7 PM

* May 28  (Memorial Day) – June 3 – GYM GLOSED to prepare for summer schedule.

Summer Registration! If you haven’t registered yet – many classes are filling! Please email me today to make sure you get your first choice for summer! Classes start June 4!  Summer Gymnastics is a great opportunity to continue progress and gain new skills. Gymnastics is a sport that benefits from consistency.  We offer a very similar schedule in the summer, with the addition of a few more morning and afternoon options. We also offer several 2-day camps that are perfect for gaining new skills, extra gym time, and burning some energy. Summer is a 12-week program with the option to compete in the Jacobs 15th Annual Tumbling Meet – open to all summer gymnasts ages 4 and older! Click on the following link to be re-directed to our Summer Information page –https://jacobsgymnastics.com/summer-2018/

Parent’s Week is coming on May 21 -24 at your gymnast’s regularly scheduled class! Parents and siblings are welcome to come and participate, cheer and take pictures/video of your gymnast’s class. Gymnasts will present routines, skills and more. Parents are encouraged to come in comfortable clothing – start the class with stretching activities and be ready to participate periodically throughout the class. Because we have several classes overlapping, we ask everyone to stay with their child’s class, exercise patience in the parking  and be excited to share this special time. The gymnasts are excited to show you skills and have you in the gym. This is NOT a production to invite extended family to come to. Our gym has limited space as you know and this should be a special time for parents! Let me know if you have questions!

Make up lessons will NOT be scheduled May 21-24.

REGISTER FOR SUMMER TODAY!

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

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!

Summer Registration will be posted on the website Monday April 9.
Check the website for details, classes, camps and more!
 Simply email with your preferences!
If you did NOT receive your gymnast’s Spring Progress Report – please let us know ASAP! This has the info you need to register for Summer.

***Coming in MAY – Parent’s Week is May 21-24 at your gymnast’s regular class time! Mark your calendars – come ready to cheer, participate and more!

This will be the LAST class of the current schedule. Classes continue through the May 24 on current schedule.
If discontinuing prior to May 24, a 2 week notice is required.

The gym will be closed Memorial Day – May 27 – June 3. Summer Schedule begins June 4!
Register Early – April 9 on the website! 

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 4 – 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!

Gymnast evaluations. Spring Progress Reports, will take place March 19 – April 29.
Evaluation sheets will be sent home April 2-5 with progress and information for summer programs, levels and more!
Lobby window blinds will be closed for evaluations to help our gymnasts maintain focus.

*Summer Registration begins April 9!

The gym will be closed for Spring Break-March 12-16, for Regular classes.
We will be offering a few fun opportunities for our Jacobs Gymnasts.
Tuesday March 13 – 10 AM – noon – Back Handspring/Aerial clinic $20.
Must have a minimum of a back walkover and be a Jacobs Gymnast.
Must pre-register via email – no walk-ins the day of the clinic.
Tuesday March 13 – 12:30-2:30 – Open Gym. $15
If you want to use one hour of Open Gym as a make-up due to a snow day, please let me know when you email to register. Space is limited and gymnasts must be pre-registered via email. Open gym is available to Jacobs gymnasts only.

Weather policy update: Due to poorly timed storms lately – our policy at Jacobs will be 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 and Facebook pages. I will also email that days’ families with news of closing. I will change the voice mail if possible.  Please check the website, Facebook, and email for latest updates.
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 

Jacobs PopSockets for phones – available at the desk $10.

Picture Proof Sheets are available from your gymnast’s coach, if you did not receive one last week. Tim McConnell also emailed proofs out a few weeks ago. You can drop your order here, online or by calling Tim McConnell’s office! (515) 961-2781

Coming soon:
*Summer Registration begins April 9!
Registering for summer – Super Simple!
Our schedule will remain nearly the same –a simple email to confirm – or let us know if your child needs a higher level or different class time!
*Classes continue through May 24 on current schedule.
*May 21-24 is Parent’s week!

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 4 – 7 PM

Tuition is due the first week of the month!
Please write your gymnast’s name on the memo of the check.

We are now offering a tot class for 2-year olds on Wednesdays 9-9:30AM.
Also, a 3-year-old class Wednesday 9:30-10:15 AM.
Email me if you are interested. We do have a family discount! Classes are small!

Class and Individual pictures with Tim McConnell!
Tim McConnell will be in the gym February 5-8 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 have been sent home.
We will take 5-10 minutes out of class to shoot individuals and group photos. This is typically close to the start of class, but when we have several classes meeting at once, it may be near the middle. We will have as close to a full lesson as possible, before, and after pictures. Tim takes 2 individual poses and a couple group shots. He is awesome!  Proof Sheets will be emailed asap. You will also receive an email with the link for your proofs as well. You can then order from the proof sheet, or directly on line or by calling Tim’s office.  The on-line method has options for cropping, adding text, black and white and more! All orders are then shipped directly to your home.

Illness –  with so many children suffering from colds and flu – please continue to be respectful of others by keeping sick kids home.  A fever, vomiting, and general symptoms should be gone for at least 24 hours before returning to gymnastics. Also, please do not bring an ill sibling to  suffer in the lobby, exposing others as well, while their healthy sibling has class. Thank you!

*Weather related cancellations –
Check the website or Facebook first to confirm– generally if Waukee Schools cancel or dismiss early due to severe weather conditions, we will also cancel classes. Severe conditions include snow, blizzard, ice storms. Sub freezing temps is not included in our need to cancel. *See the website for full policy explanation. Of course, even if schools do not cancel, but parents feel it is not safe to be out – we do respect your decision.
*Note, late starts can affect our morning classes.   Check the website or FB to be sure.
It is not always possible to change the voicemail – so please check the website or FB for updates. Hit F5 on the website to refresh and pull up the latest version.

*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 4 – 7 PM

Jacobs WILL be open for classes Mon. Jan 15, MLK day.
Dress warm and be careful with the snow!

Class and Individual pictures with Tim McConnell! 
Tim McConnell will be in the gym February 5-8 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 will be sent home ASAP.
OR Click Here for the PDF copy.
This includes the procedure and the information sheet we need filled out for each student and returned on the day of pictures. You can also turn this in at the desk in advance if you wish!
The procedure is basically to fill out the form, send it in with your gymnast on picture day, have your gymnast dressed in her favorite leotard and hair up.  We tend to encourage “no shorts” for pictures as it just looks better, but if you and your gymnast really want the shorts and they match – then let us know. No underwear – it usually shows and looks bad too. Gymnasts wear leotards without undies – just like a swimsuit.
We will take 5-10 minutes out of class to shoot individuals and group photos. This is typically close to the start of class, but when we have several classes meeting at once, it may be near the middle. We will have as close to a full lesson as possible, before, and after pictures. Tim takes 2 individual poses and a couple group shots. He is awesome!  Proof Sheets will be emailed asap. You will also receive an email with the link for your proofs as well. You can then order from the proof sheet, or directly on line or by calling Tim’s office.  The on-line method has options for cropping, adding text, black and white and more! All orders are then shipped directly to your home.

Congrats to Jacobs Xcel team on much success at the Chow Meet last weekend.
Silver and Gold teams placed first! Platinum and Diamonds had great finishes as well. So proud of the effort and talent! See our FB page for more info!

For all weather-related closings we follow the Waukee Schools. 
We 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 and clothing!

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 4 – 7 PM

Jacobs Gymnastics will be closed Friday Dec. 22- Monday Jan. 1.
Classes Resume Tues
day January 2, 2017!
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

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 also CLOSE. Check the website – and our Facebook page for announcements. 

Lost and Found items displayed in the lobby –
all items not claimed will be donated to Goodwill at the end of December.

Looking ahead – Feb 5-8, 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.

 

Jacobs Gymnastics November 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 4 – 7 PM

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

Jacobs Gymnastics is open Monday Nov. 20 and Tuesday Nov. 21
but will be CLOSED Wednesday Nov. 22 & Thursday Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving.
(Same as all area schools)
We wish all our families a wonderful 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 holidays.

Great Gift Ideas!

Resilite Mats…LAST CHANCE TO ORDER MATS, BEAMS, AND MORE!
FRIDAY DEC 1 IS THE DEADLINE!
FREE SHIPPING IF ORDERED THROUGH JACOBS!
EASY!!! Just email me your items and ‘ll place the order with Resilite.
You can pay with check or cash next week at class!
***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!
Free shipping if ordered through Jacobs.
Orders due November 30!
Click here for website  link to Resilite Holiday Ideas!
To order – simply email Chris – chrisjacobs04@msn.com!

Pop Sockets – with the Jacobs Logo – $10 — they attach to the back of your phone for better grip, prop up your phone.
Great gift for your junior high, high school gymnast – anyone with a phone!

GK leotards – we have a large selection of leotards and shorts at the gym.
We can also order at wholesale costs from http://www.gkelite.com/
and save you some $$$.  Take a look at their website – and email me the style number!
Let me know size as well! Usually ships pronto and is in our hands in 5-8 business days max.

*Weather related cancellations – Check our Facebook  page first to confirm, our website will also post info. Generally, if Waukee Schools cancel or dismiss early due to severe weather conditions, we will also cancel classes. We do offer make-ups for weather cancelations. *See the website for full policy explanation.

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

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!
Great job! 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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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 each month, for the month.
We accept cash or check at the desk!

***NEW – JACOBS PopSockets for phones – $10 Limited quantities – first come first serve– available at the desk.

NEW BANNERS have been posted on north wall of the gym. Our top gymnasts look amazing. The criteria for being selected to have a banner on the wall is that a team gymnast must be at Platinum level a minimum of 2 years.  All Diamond level gymnasts are also eligible.

We have replaced/upgraded our trampoline bed and springs! Several of our gymnasts have expressed how much they love the quicker bounce!

Planning for the Holidays? Resilite Holiday Mat items are the perfect Christmas gift for your gymnast! Many grandparents have ordered from us in the past! Brochures available at desk & a new poster on the bulletin board too!  Order through Jacobs Gymnastics and enjoy free shipping!

Also, we have “Jacobs’ Club” leotards available to order! Leos are $45/Shorts $20 .
Payment must be made at time of order. The purple Jacobs “Club” leotard also makes a great gift!  Or any GK leotard!

Please be sure your gymnast’s hair is secured for safety.
Every gymnast needs a proper leotard – lycra shorts are also permitted (not required)
No skirts please – leotard should fully cover the torso.
Water bottles are allowed inside the gym.  No jewelry.

Most area “Beggar’s nights” will be on Monday.  We are open Monday October 30 and Tuesday Oct 31. We will be announcing a special alternative for the Monday kids that would miss out due to Trick or Treat!
Watch your email!

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