Inside This Issue
Are You A VIP?
A Salute To Memorial Day
Six Confidence-Building Strategies
Mother's Day Message
Deaton Karate Studio
1249 N. Mt. Juliet Rd.
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
1029 W. Main St.
Lebanon, TN 37087
May 1, 2012
Message of the Month
Are You A VIP (Very Involved Parent)?
It is critical for the children’s development in our program that parents become a VIP. It is important that parents abide by these TOP 10 VIP principles to maximize the children’s development:
1. Keep them on a regular schedule. ALWAYS ARRIVE ON TIME TO ASSIGNED CLASSES (e.g., if class is at 4:15 does not mean arrive at 4:15) always be early/ and make up missed classes.
2. Encourage your child to learn and follow our school protocol and practice their martial arts manners.
3. Observe your child’s classes as often as possible and REMEMBER WHILE CLASS IS IN SESSION MAINTAIN QUIETNESS AROUND THE CLASS ITSELF, ESPECIALLY IF SMALL SIBLINGS ARE PRESENT; AND ALWAYS PRAISE EVEN THE SLIGHTEST PROGRESS.
4. Understand that any and all progress helps to keep their interest level high.
5. Always support our Instructor’s decision regarding stripes and belt promotions, they will always be acting in your child’s best interest.
6. Be optimistic and encouraging even if your child shows temporary signs of frustration or boredom.
7. Keep frequent communications with our instructors over your child’s progress in and out of the martial arts school.
8. Attend special events such as our monthly exam demonstrations, Open House Leadership Days and our Intramural Tournaments. These events are extremely motivational for everyone. (Bring your cameras and or video cameras).
9. Take time to learn the Student Creed along with your child and help them better understand our weekly messages.
10. Be a “VIP” or what we call a Very Involved Parent!!! Help others to be VIP also.
A Salute To Memorial Day
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It is a day of remembrance for those who have died in the service of our nation.
You need not ever know my name
This unknown soldier seeks no fame
I’m here to bring out thought from you
May your heart see more than your view
America, we marched with pride
We gave our life, for you we died
How well we know the time might come
When life could sound that final drum
Please think of us as life moves on
We tried so hard till that last dawn
Do let our spirit fill the land
Pass treasured freedom, hand to hand
God bless this country with such love
Hold in your heart, abundance of
And when you stand before my grave
Think not of one, but each who gave
By Roger J. Robicheau
We are in the planning stages of our summer program for beginners (1st session starts June 4th) ages 4 through 17 yrs.
The purpose of these special beginner classes are to help street proof the children in areas such as; how to handle bullies, what to do when meeting strangers, what to do if a child is separated from his/her parents, vital safety tips, and easy-to-learn self defense.
We expect for our classes to fill quickly and we want to include your friends or other family members first. If you know of anyone that has an interest, the course is 4 weeks and the cost is $39.95 + tax (the cost of the uniform).
Once again, we have limited space available in the beginning session so let us know as soon as possible
Six Confidence-Building Strategies
- Every day remind yourself that you did some things well. Instead of dwelling on what didn’t work or the tasks you didn’t finish, focus on what you did accomplish.
- Read inspiring biographies and autobiographies. We want to reinforce this one more time. Read books, articles and magazines. Build a file of those stories that inspire you most. Record special TV documentaries. Listen to tapes or watch videos. Go to the movies -- there are some great stories out there. Your confidence grows when you actively take on the challenges of life. You won’t win them all, but with the right attitude you will win more than enough.
- Be thankful. No matter how bad your circumstances may be, there’s probably someone worse off than you. Most of your problems will pale in comparison when you take a mental snapshot of all the benefits you enjoy everyday.
- Build excellent relationships.
- Push yourself to accomplish short-term goals. There’s no great way to build confidence than getting things done. Create an environment of accomplishment every week. Focus on your three most important targets. Every day do something that moves you closer to finishing a project, closing a sale or expanding a relationship. Don’t allow yourself to be distracted or interrupted. By doing so you will eliminate the feelings of guilt and failure. Take one small step at a time. Make sure your goals are realistic.
- Do something for yourself every week. Find a way to celebrate your weekly accomplishments.
From: “The Power of Focus” by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Les Hewitt
Happy Mother's Day! (May 13)
"Happy Mother's Day" means more
Than have a happy day.
Within those words lie lots of things
We never get to say.
It means I love you first of all,
Then thanks for all you do.
It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I honor you.
But most of all, I guess it means
That I am thinking of
Your happiness on this, your day,
With pleasure and with love.
Copyright: Nicholas Gordon
April 30 - May 5
May 11: Graduation Schedule
5:15pm - All Little Dragons
6:15pm - All Children
7:15pm - All Juniors, Teens, and Adults
12:30 pm - Black Belt Test
-- 9:00am - Little Dragons
-- 10:00am - Children
-- 11:00am - Juniors, Teens & Adults
12:30 Sword Class
Memorial Day - School Closed
May 29 - June 1
2 - Christian Link
4 - Brooke Gowder, Kylie Greene, Michael Kristof
6 - Hailey Young
7 - Evan Maclaughlin
8 - Madison Young
10 - Aidan Lander, Lucas Wedincamp, Ryan Springer, Tamara De Laby
14 - Dallas Yatsinko
15 - Taren Uldrich, Sarah Conley
19 - Jonathon Powell
20 - Ireland Doyle
24 - Ella Lambert, Silas Hutchison
25 - Noah Goins, Joel Daugherty, Gay Ward
26 - Hanna Hale, Chelsie Guillemet
29 - Aiden Sterrett
31 - Roger Conley, Mason De Laby
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