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Self-Defense Training for Women
Transition from Summer to School
Back to School Fun Facts!
1249 N. Mt. Juliet Rd.
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
1027 W. Main St. Suite B.
Lebanon, TN 37087
August 1, 2019
Message of the Month
49th Annual Karate Olympics Tournament
It’s that time of year again! Get ready to represent your individual David Deaton Karate Studio in our 49th annual Fall competition, the Karate Olympics!
Our Karate Olympics will be held Saturday, September 28th at Wilson Central High School in Lebanon, TN. In the spirit of the Olympic Games, students from all three schools, Hendersonville, Lebanon, and Mt. Juliet, will compete for individual gold, silver, and bronze medals, along with the coveted school trophy awarded to the school winning the most medals.
The purpose of our biannual intramural events (The Karate Challenge and The Karate Olympics) is three fold: 1st— To help educate the student body on how to handle stress and pressure in a competition format, 2nd— To help raise money for the Project Sparrow Fund which helps with tuition for financially challenged families and 3rd—To raise funds for the host high school.
A flyer with detailed information on the who, what, when and where is available at the front desk. Make note there is a discounted fee if you pre-register for the event.
On behalf of the families that this will benefit: “Thank You!” We look forward to having all of you there, representing your specific David Deaton Karate Studio! Reserve September 28th for our Olympic event and get ready to make your school proud!
Personal Safety & Self-Defense Training for Women
When: Saturday August 10th at 12:30
What: Focused will be on;
- Situational awareness
- Avoiding dangerous situations
- Defense against an attacker
- Learning to use your body’s natural weapons
Who is invited: Women ages 16 and up
RSVP by Thursday August 8th. DON’T FORGET TO BRING A FRIEND!
Helping Your Child Transition from Summer to School
The fun-filled lazy days of summer enjoyed by our children are once again drawing to a close. Here are a few ideas that may help the transition into the new school year run as smoothly as possible:
1. Re-establish bedtime and mealtime routines. Beginning one or two weeks before the first day of school, start making bedtime a little earlier each night while getting up a little earlier each morning. During this period, it would also help to ease back in to a regular mealtime schedule. By the time the first day of school arrives, your whole family will be back on schedule.
2. Prior to the first day of school, designate a place in your home to be set aside for homework activities. You may also find it helpful to set up a place where backpacks and lunchboxes can be stored when not in use.
3. Review all material sent by the school as soon as it arrives. Be positive and upbeat as you go over it with your children, being sure to make a note of important dates.
4. Visit the school with younger children, taking full advantage of any orientation activities offered. Locating their classroom, lunchroom, restroom, locker, etc, can go a long way towards easing your child’s anxiety.
5. Review your child’s textbooks and show enthusiasm for the material your child will be learning. A good way to help your child get excited about the new school year, is to be excited yourself!
6. Find meaningful ways to let your children know you care. Send personal notes in their lunch box or book bag. Let them know that it is natural to be nervous when starting something new.
Some Summer Silliness!
- Where do sharks go on summer vacation?
- What did the pig say at the beach on a hot summer day?
- What did the beach say to the ocean as the tide came in?
- Why didn’t the elephant buy a suit- case for his summer vacation?
- What do you call a Tennessee snowman in July?
- I’m bacon!
- Long time no sea!
- Because he already had a trunk!
- A puddle!
Back to School Fun Facts!
~Established in the year 1088, the University of Bologna in Italy is the oldest known school still in operation today.
~Back to School and Back to College combine to become the 2nd biggest spending event in the USA, behind the end of year holidays.
~Yellow became the official color of school buses in the United States in 1939 because the color yellow attracts more attention than any other color. Human eyes have been designed in such a way that even when looking straight ahead, yellow shows up in peripheral vision faster than any other color.
~Pencils are one of the most frequently purchased school supplies. Prior to the invention of pencil erasers around 1770, many people erased errant pencil marks using rolled up white bread. I guess you could say that erasers are the best thing since sliced bread!
August 1-3: Test Week
August 5-10: P.T. Week
August 9: Graduation Schedule
5:15 pm – Little Dragons
6:15 pm – Children, Juniors, Teens, and Adults
August 10: Leadership Day
9:00 am – 10:00 am Little Dragons
10:00 am – 11:00 am Children
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Juniors, Teens & Adults
August 10: Women’s Self-Defense 12:30pm
August 12: Karate Olympics Shirt Available
August 19: Karate Olympics Registration Begins!
August 24: Black Belt PreTest
August 31: CLOSED
8/1 Aurora Turner, Devin Spencer
8/2 Taylor Czach
8/3 Kirubel Haile, Michael Streeter
8/4 Pam Garrett, Charlotte Willms, Alissa Agee
8/5 Jai Champaneria, Colin Davis
8/6 Thomas McCord
8/15 Theo Peters
8/17 Sahana Jaiprakash, Laasya Vadamadurai
8/23 Eli Curtis, Jayden Limbacher
8/26 Joshua Stephenson, Phoebe Richardson, Mason Greene
8/28 Carly Hobbs