Inside This Issue
49th Annual Karate Olympics Tournament
Talking To Your Child About 9/11
Thoughts on Kindness
Create Your Own Kindness List
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September 1, 2019
Message of the Month
Talking To Your Child About 9/11/01
Partially adapted from 911Memorial.org
September 11, 2019 marks 18 years since the terrorists attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and DC. You may find the following tips helpful in talking to your child about that day.
1. There is nothing new under the sun. Let your child know that nothing new happened on that day. Evil people have been doing evil deeds since the beginning of humanity; we simply hear more about it today because modern technology allows news to spread around the world in a matter of seconds.
2. Look for the helpers. Point out to your child that in the face of such great tragedies, heroic, compassionate deeds abound. Help your child recognize that their own chosen acts of kindness will make their small part of the world a better place. All it takes is one little light to push back the darkness.
3. Reassure children of their safety. Be aware of your tone and body language, keeping yourself calm and in control. Focus on how to deal with troubling feelings, rather than suggesting that their worries are unfounded. Share with them the strategies you use to cope with your own worries and fears. It is ok to seek assistance if you are experiencing feelings that are overwhelming or too difficult to manage.
4. Monitor the TV and Internet. Be actively involved in the quality and amount of information your child is receiving from both. Remember, it isn’t healthy for a fully mature adult to be glued to violent news stories 24/7. How much worse must it be for children who are still learning to process the world around them?
49th Annual Karate Olympics Tournament
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.
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!
Some Thoughts on Kindness
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank
“I am only one but still I am one. I cannot do every- thing but I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.” — Helen Keller
“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, for as long as you can.” — John Wesley
“Every act of kindness is like a pebble thrown in a pond sending out ripples far beyond where the pebble entered the water. When we’re caring and kind to our neighbors, our actions send rings of kindness that spread from neighbor to neighbor to neighbor.” — Angela Artemis
Create Your Own Kindness List!
Did you know that you can make your part of the world a better place simply by choosing to be kind? It’s true! Use the numbered list below to create your own list of kind things you can do! (Ask a parent if you need help getting started).
September 2: CLOSED for Labor Day
September 3-7: Test Week
September 6: Demo Tema Try-outs
September 9-14: P.T. Week
September 13: Graduation Schedule
5:15 pm – Little Dragons
6:15 pm – Children, Juniors, Teens, and Adults
September 16-21: Bo Week
September 21: 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
September 21: Black Belt Pre-Test
September 23-28: Bokken Week
September 28: Karate Olympics
9/3 Edward Hunter Jr
9/4 Sam Rodriguez
9/5 Caleb Ambrose, Keegan Peterson
9/7 Landon Smiley
9/10 Cooper Derrick
9/11 Isaiah Collins
9/12 Sutton Fields
9/13 Barbara Rojos
9/14 Zi Qi Qiu
9/15 Andre Johnson
9/18 Keith Treesh, Mahilon Mathios, Isaac Harville
9/19 Ishita Gupta
9/20 Reegan Walter
9/23 Ari Oglesby, Aiden Reutzel
9/24 Karen Yibirin-Rojos
9/28 Alan Barrera
9/29 Connor Smith, Jorel Williams