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Rolling into the Holidays!

We may not have had classes on Halloween, but we were still busy in the gym!  Take a look at our newly striped floor, with a special new orange tape around the bleachers as well.  Please try to stay within the orange tape during classes and while chatting with friends to allow our students to walk down the yellow line to their classes safely.  We appreciate your cooperation as we make improvements to help the flow of people in and out of the gym.

Our annual Holiday Show is coming up on December 8 & 9.   If you have not received a flyer with details, please check with the Front Desk.  Deadline to register is November 15.

Did you already register for the Holiday Show?  This year’s theme is “Around the World”, and we’d love for you to participate in our “Vacation Wall” that will be up during the shows.  Please submit your favorite family photo by e-mailing it to info@impactsportscenter.com with the subject line “Your Last Name” Vacation Photo, and let us know in the body text where the photo was taken.  The kids love seeing their photos on the wall each year!

Keep an eye out for New Ninja shirts &  Disney leotards coming in the next few weeks (limited sizes and quantities).  Also making an appearance will be the  Disney Doll Leotards too!

 

Welcome Fall! New additions around the gym!

While you’re watching your child in their class today, take a look around the gym at some of our new additions!  You’ll notice at the back family table area we have a our “Family Tree” with all our employees that we consider family.  Your children will love finding their teacher over on the wall!

Also, you’ll notice our new overhead monitors.  Soon we will have all our upcoming events and parent info for you to see while you watch your child during their class.

Calling all 3.5-5 year old tots!  We have a PARTY just for YOU!  Register today for our Tot Halloween Bash!  This a great drop off event on October 21 from 12:30-3pm to let those moms and dads get a little break on a Saturday afternoon.  We’ll have crafts, games, ice cream sundaes and lots of gymnastics free play!  Register at the Front Desk today! (209) 369-2436.  (Halloween Bash for 5-11yo will be on Oct. 28, check the calendar for more info)

Check out our calendar below for all the info going on this October!

September News & Updates

Happy Labor Day!  The gym will be closed September 2-4 to observe the holiday, so have a great weekend with your family and friends.

Teacher Franky will be teaching many different clinics throughout the month on Friday evenings!  If your child is looking to perfect some of their skills, this would be a great way to get that extra help:

  • Handstand Clinic – Sept. 1
  • Cartwheel Clinic – Sept. 8
  • Round-off Clinic – Sept. 15
  • Back Bend Kick Over – Sept. 29

Each of these clinics will be on Friday evening from 4:30-5:30pm.
Cost: $15 per child

We also have many other events happening in the gym in September, including Open Gym, Big Kids Hangout and Ninja Skill Training!  Grab a calendar and get your child registered for these fun events and clinics with our Front Desk Staff!

ISC Annual Sunsplash Trip!

 

It’s that time again for our annual Sunsplash trip!  Join our staff and ISC families at Sunsplash in Roseville on July 16!

Cost: 30/person (2 and under are free) – includes park admission and all you can eat BBQ lunch!

Purchase your tickets before you leave TODAY at the front desk! Friends and family are all welcome
*Deadline to purchase tickets is July 8!

We look forward to spending the day with you!

June News: Summer Camp & Safety Week!

Summer Camp begins June 5th here at Impact and will run weekly (Monday-Friday) from 9am-1pm for ages 5-11 years old through the end of July.  Sign up you child for a week (or a few) of camp!  They will enjoy free play in the gym, crafts and more!  Camp is $30/day or $120/week.  Contact the Front Desk for more info and to register your child.

We have many CLINICS coming up this month (for ages 6+):
June 2 – Handstand Clinic from 4:30-5:30pm – $15
June 9 & 16 – Front Handspring Clinic from 4:30-5:30pm – $30
June 23 – Cartwheel Clinic from 4:30-5:30pm – $15
June 30 – Backbend Kickover Clinic from 4:30-5:30pm – $15

Safety Week:

Impact Sports Center has and will always take our students safety very seriously!  We continually update our Emergency Procedures and our focus continues to be on our committment to provide the best and safest kid’s activity center around.

During various weeks throughout the year, the gym will focus on a different emergency drill and experience a drill during class time that will help us best prepare for a Fire, Earthquake, Intruder, Medical Emergency and Loss of Electricity. These drills will not only prepare the gym, students and parents for an emergency, but more importantly ensure that our policy and procedures are ready for the real thing.

We will be doing an Evacuation Drill during each class the week of June 26th-July 1st.  When you arrive with your child for their class you will receive more detailed information for this drill.

Other events this month:
Ninja Skill Training – Friday, June 9 from 7-8pm
Open Gym – Friday, June 16 from 7-8:30pm
Tot’s on the Town – Saturday, June 24 from 12:30-2:30pm

To register your child for any of these upcoming events, contact the Front Desk at (209) 369-2436

Summer is almost here!

With only 5 weeks left of school (yes, just over a month left!), we have our summer camp registration now OPEN!

Our summer camps are offered weekly (with a discount for signing up for all 7 weeks), with fun in the gym, crafts and activities!  Check out the info here:

This May we have:

  • 3-Week Back Handspring Clinic on Friday, May 12, 19 & 26 from 4:30-5:30pm with Teacher Franky. Cost: $45
  • May 8-12 we want to celebrate all the wonderful moms with a special surprise for Mother’s Day.
  • Open Gym will be on May 19 from 7-8:30pm for Gymnasts & Tumblers. Cost: $15
  • Big Kid’s Hangout will be on May 20 from 6-9:30pm for ages 9-13yo.  Cost: $30
  • Please note: the gym will be CLOSED for Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29.  Have a fun and safe holiday!

To register for any of these events and activities, visit our Front Desk or give them a call at (209) 369-2436.

Spring Time in the Gym!

As we roll into April we are excited for Spring Time here in the gym!

We have our Spring Show, Easter Surprise Week and more coming up this month.  Don’t forget, while you’re watching your child’s class, take a moment to “Check In and WIN!” on Facebook.  During the month of April, each check-in is an entry into our $25 Target Gift Card giveaway!  Winner will be announced in May!

Congratulations to Teacher/Trainer Hannah!  She is getting married on April 1!

Here are the April activities you can look forward to:
April 8 – Parent’s Night Out, 6-9pm ($25)
April 14 – Cartwheel Clinic, 4:30-5:30pm ($15, ages 6+)
April 21 – Backbend Kickover Clinic, 4:30-5:30pm ($15, ages 6+)
April 28 & 29 – SPRING SHOW!  Regular Classes will not meet these days.  Can’t wait to all of our gymnasts and tumblers perform!

Gymnastics Photos in the Gym:
You can get gymnastics portraits taken at the gym!
Goff Photography will be here on Sunday, April 30 from 8:30am-12:30pm, and photo sessions will be by appointment only!
Click here to schedule an appointment!
(One slot per child/pose)
Packages start at $15 (includes 8 wallets and one 5×7)

March Activities Here at the Gym!

Happy March!  We have a lot going on around the gym this month for your kiddos!

  • Spring Break Camp will be held March 20-24 and March 27-31 from 9am-1pm.  Registration is going on now!
  • The week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day we will have a fun little surprise for each child after their class.
  • Open Gym will be on March 17 from 7-8:30pm for ages 6+ (excludes Ninjas, there are special Ninja Skills nights for them!)
  • Big Kid’s Hangout will be March 18th from 6-9:30pm for ages 9-13
  • Front Handspring Clinics: March 24 & 31 from 4:30-5:30pm, registration going on now.
  • Spring Show will be on April 28 & 29, registration will be open soon!
  • Save the Date: Gymnastics photos on April 30 *more info to come

Register your child for any of these upcoming events online, through the app, or call the front desk!

www.impactsportscenter.com
(209) 369-2436

Have a great month and enjoy your Spring Break!

Back To School 101 – Important Info

It’s the “Back to School” time of year and we are so thrilled to see old and new faces signing up for classes.  While we’ve been busy all summer with our camps, we know many of you have enjoyed some adventurous vacations or just relaxed by the pool all summer. Don’t forget this is your last week to get your #ISConthego picture in!

Things are mostly back to normal. For us, nearly all of the kids that took summer off have come back and the gym is rockin’ like never before. We are so blessed to have your business and we are thankful that you allow our gym to be a part of your lives..

With this, we wanted to give you some updated information on upcoming programs, special events and just some basic housekeeping as we head into the busy season.

Fundraising Season

With all the kids back in school, this becomes the official start of the fundraising season!

The Front Desk gets approached often to support these different fundraisers. Although the gym would love to be able to support every one of our kids in their fundraising activity, with over 800 kiddos that come to our gym every week, there is just no way we could do this. We are sorry.

Also, we are asking our families that you do not sell your products in the gym. We have had a few issues over the years where it just makes some families uncomfortable saying no when kids approach others in the gym to buy products. We appreciate your understanding.

We can, however, support your Silent Auctions and Raffles. This we will do!  We print up a nice certificate for a FREE year’s Registration Fee and a FREE month of gymnastics (must be a new customer).  This certificate has a value up to $120 and is always a popular auction item to bid on.

Please see the Front Desk if we can be of help with this.

Question – Can I leave my child while they are doing class?

If your child is 5yo or older and is in Super Kids, Gym Kids, Hot Shots, Firecrackers or a Dynamite class, it is completely acceptable to leave the gym and to go to Target (isn’t that where everybody goes?) or run an errand. Surprised

However, if you choose to leave, you must park and come inside to retrieve your child once you return. Keep in mind, our classes are :55 minutes long so if your child’s class is from 5:30PM to 6:30PM, for example, they are actually coming off the floor at 6:25PM. This 5 minute gap in between classes allows for a smoother transition (well kinda) between the incoming and outgoing classes. 

At the end of each class, we instruct all students to get their shoes on and to wait on a bleacher until their parent (or appointed adult) comes inside to pick them up and to walk them back to the car. We do not allow the kids to stand in the entryway or near the Front Door. It gets way too congested. Also, the kids sometimes think you get upset with them if they are waiting by the door and you waive them out to the car. If that happens, then we have to come off the Front Desk to make sure that child gets to the car. This really puts everybody on high-alert and causes commotion. Again, our #1 goal is to keep your child safe until that are physically back with you.

Parent’s PLEASE, this is so important that you work with us and your child on this safety rule even if your child is older. Thank you!

Lastly, if you are unable to come in for ANY reason, please call the Front Desk and we will walk your child out to the car for you. We have no problem with this at all.

Ooops…I am running late to pick up my child!

Running late is understandable and will happen from time to time. If you have dropped off your child for class or left to run an errand and you think you are going to be more than 8 minutes late picking up your kiddo, just give us a call and we will let your child know to sit on the bleacher and hang tight until you get there. The phone call is important for us (so we don’t have to call you) and also for the child as it is very unnerving to see all your classmates leave and you are sitting there all alone. It makes a child very nervous to feel like they have been forgotten. So, please, just give us a call and we will make sure they know and are comfortable. Thanks!

Question – do we get a make-up class when you are closed for holidays?

We do not offer additional classes or make-ups for scheduled closure dates. We have a flat-rate tuition program that is based on 48 weeks of classes per year. Meaning, regardless of what day of the week you attend class, you are guaranteed 48 class for the year.

Keep in mind, that there are months that have 4 weeks per month and also 5 weeks. We do not charge more for months that have 5 weeks. For example, there are 5 Mondays in March, June, August and November.

Camps for the Fall Break!

With many of the Lodi schools on break from October 5th through October 16th, we will have our standard 9AM to 1PM Morning Camp and we will offer 3 different Afternoon Camps that run from 1:30PM to 5:30PM! so, if you need something for the kids to do while they are on break, we have some great options for you. More information to come!

Upcoming Events!

Mark your calendars for the following dates:

Parent’s Night Out – Saturday, August 22nd 
Gym Closed/Labor Day – Monday, September 7th
Big Kids Hangout – Saturday, September 12th

Save the Date!  October 24th

Best Road Trip Games

We’ve been hearing of the many fun places all of our kiddos have gone to this summer!  There is still 3 weeks of summer break to take a road trip to one of the many fun and beautiful destinations right here in Northern California.

How many of you parents cringed when you heard “road trip”?  We’re sure there is just as many kids that do too.  We want to help make your next road trip a memorable one that will have the kids saying, “Let’s do that again”!  These fun car games are sure to be a hit.

1. Hot Seat. Each person takes a turn in the “hot seat” being interviewed by the other passengers. The other passengers can ask any five questions they want of the person in the hot seat, who must answer. The person in the hot seat can refuse to answer one question by using a veto. Once all the questions have been asked, the hot seat transfers to a new passenger.

2. Who Are They? Choose another car on the road and imagine the story of the passengers inside. Who are they? What is their relationship? Are they a group of spies, headed to thwart an international villain? Get creative and share your stories.

3. Odd Colored Car. At the beginning of the trip, each passenger chooses an odd or rare-colored car (yellow, purple, orange, pink, etc.). During the drive, passengers get a point for spotting cars of their chosen color. Alternate idea: passengers can steal points from each other if they spot another passenger’s car color first!

4. License Plate Decoder. Pretend that every license plate is a personalized message and decode it. “HDR 732″ might stand for “Hairdresser Diva Rollerderby, 7 days a week, 32 hours a day.”

5. Fortunately, Unfortunately. One passenger shares a statement beginning with the word, “fortunately.” As in, “Fortunately, I remembered to buy snacks at the gas station.” Another passenger must follow up with a statement beginning with the word, “unfortunately.” As in, “Unfortunately, I left them on the counter when I paid.” You can also switch the game around by starting with unfortunate ideas first.

6. Buzz Word. At the beginning of the trip, determine a word that will be taboo for the entire trip. (Choose something common, like “Mom.”) Give each passenger 10-20 paper clips. If a passenger says the buzz word during the trip, another passenger can buzz them by saying, “Buzz!” and collect a paper clip. Passengers must get careful and creative in their communication in order to win.

7. Tomato. One passenger is “it” and asks other passengers silly questions. The other passengers cannot smile or laugh, and can only respond to the question by answering, “Tomato.” If a passenger laughs or smiles, he or she is out. The last person out is the next person to be “it.”

8. Counting Cows. This game is perfect for drives through rural country. Passengers must count and keep track of cows on their side of the car. If you pass a cemetery, it wipes out the cow count for the passengers on the same side of the car. Passenger with the most cows at the end of the trip wins.

9. “No, it is not a _____.” A game of clues, rhymes, and stumping. One passenger is “it” and must think of a word (the more common and easy to rhyme, the better) and present a clue to the other passengers. If the word was “fly” as in a housefly, he or she might say, “I’m thinking of a word that rhymes with cry, but it isn’t pie.” The other passengers make guesses by giving clues to the “it” person, without revealing their guess word. “Is it something men wear around their neck?” The “it” person must figure out their clue and respond, “No, it is not a tie.” If a passenger guesses the right word, they win and become the next “it” person. Or, if a passenger stumps the “it” person with their clue, they also win and become the “it” person.

10. Casserole Game. One passenger starts by saying, “I’m making a casserole and I’m going to need artichokes.” Each passenger takes a turn reciting the previous ingredients and then choosing the next one, which must start with the next letter in the alphabet. See if you can get all the way to the letter Z.

11. Speak in Song. Carry on a conversation using only the titles or lyrics from songs. No singing allowed.

12. 50 Nifty. List 1-50 on a piece of paper and see if passengers can come up with all fifty states. If you get all 50, start a new round by listing each state capitol.

13. Presidents Game. List 1-44 on a piece of paper and see if passengers can come up with all 44 American presidents.

14. Listen and Draw. Supply each passenger with a paper and writing utensil. (Except for the driver, of course!) One person is “it” and draws a quick picture on his or her paper. Then, the “it” person must describe their picture to the other passengers, giving detailed instructions, until each of the passengers has completed their drawing. The passenger with the picture that most closely resembles the original, becomes the next “it” person.

15. Would You Rather? Take turns offering various options to other passengers, either wonderful, horrible, painful, embarrassing, or otherwise. Find out who would rather jump in a flaming volcano or sit in a cage of snakes.

We got the games covered for you, now let’s hear what your favorite Road Trip snack is!  Everyone who leaves a comment with their favorite snack will get a special treat from Impact.