Impressions Newsletter                     September 2009
In This Issue
Back to School Manners
Team Tutors
Rainmaker Network
Cotillion Information
Our Most Popular Classes
Kids Off The Couch
Our Latest Blog
Back to School
Read our latest blog featuring our "Top 10 Back to School Manners with great tips for both children and adults.   
 
Click here to read more!
 
Team Tutors

Stay on top of your schoolwork this year. Team Tutors specializes in academic tutoring at all grade levels, homework support, organizational skills, ISEE and SAT prep and educational consulting. They help their students reach their academic potential. Mention Beverly Hills Manners and receive 50% off your first session. Visit www.teamtutors.com or for more info, email info@teamtutors.com or call 323.356.6160.  

 
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The Rainmaker Network is a new organization that provides quality career development services, connects students with great companies and helps them to plan for life after college.  To learn more about the Rainmaker Network and their list of services, visit
www.therainmakernetwork.org
for more information.

 
VeryMeri
Verymeri is a children's t-shirt company designed by kids for kids.  They host design contests for schools, camps and non-profits throughout the country.  Be the next school in LA to give your kids a voice, build self-esteem through the arts and give back to your community. Visit www.verymeri.com and use the discount code "manners" to receive a 10% discount on your order.
 Jowy Productions
Jowy Productions
Jodi Cohen and Sarah Lowy, formerly of Colin Cowie Lifestyle, have branched out on their own to launch Jowy Productions.  Specializing in unique, affordable and seamless events, their goal is to provide clients with the best recommendations and reassurance to throw the ultimate event without spending the ultimate budget.  Through October 1st, they are offering 10% off all of their services.  For more information, contact info@jowyproductions.com. 
Table Setting
Greetings! 

Unbelievable! The summer is now a distant, fading memory and here we are already entrenched in September, back to school and back to work.  Hopefully, a little rest and relaxation was part of the equation during the summer break and you now feel rejuvenated and ready to begin anew. 
 
To set the wheels in motion, we have compiled a Back-to-School issue with plenty of resources, articles and discounts to make the transition back into work mode a smooth one.  Whether you're in need of a tutor for your child or a college intern for your company or whether you're interested in a unique program to raise funds for your school or planning your child's coming of age celebration, our featured partners are here to help! 
 
For this new year, we have decided to return to our roots and will begin once again calling our newsletter "Impressions" so that you will always know when it arrives in your In-Box each month. 
 
Finally, we are super excited to be starting our Cotillion on Wednesday.  For a first time out, we feel priviledged and honored to have such a wonderful turnout of children.
 
Here's to a very healthy, happy and successful new school year! 
 
Warmly,
 
Lisa Gache
Beverly Hills Manners
Cotillion Starts This Week!
Lets Dance Cotillion
Grades 3rd & 4th - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Grades 5th, 6th & 7th - 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Weds. evenings at the BH Women's Club  9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 1/13, 2/24, 3/24
 
Last chance to sign up for our "Let's Dance" Cotillion before it begins tomorrow!  Don't forget to apply a special back-to-school discount of 15% off the enrollment fee.  As the new kids on the block, we are thrilled and honored to provide these essential life tools to your children. Sign up now!  Limited space available. 
"The Introductory Course" &
"The Introductory Course w/Holiday Manners"

Introductory Course

Intro Course - Sat. Sept. 26th                 Holiday Course - Sat. Oct. 17th          Holiday Course - Sat. Nov. 14th         

Our most popular programs, "The Introductory Course" & "The Introductory Course with Holiday Manners" provides an overview into the world of manners and is full of interaction and practice for your child.  Children are instructed in all aspects of etiquette and protocol while developing fundamental character-building traits such as respect, compassion and common courtesies.  Sign up now!
Museum Manners"Museum Manners"
 
Saturday, October 3, 2009
11:00am to 2:00pm
Children Ages 7 to 12 years
"Museum Manners" combines museum etiquette with a one hour art appreciation tour presented by Quick Culture and designed just for kids at LACMA.  Following the art appreciation tour, children are   escorted to the Pentimento Café for a complete table and dining review followed by a 5-course dining tutorial prepared by Patina Catering.  This is a wonderful follow up program to our popular "Introductory Course" or makes a perfect stand alone class for those interested in art and culture.  Click here to enroll!
"Lessons in the Art of the Meal"
 
Art of the meal
 

With the unemployment rate at an all time high in California, candidates seeking jobs are looking for that special quality that will set them apart from the competition.  Polite dining skills will do that and more!  Knowing how to navigate the table takes the focus off what you are doing and allows you to concentrate on the conversation during your meal.  

A recent article, "Lessons in the Art of the Meal", published in the Wall Street Journal, reviews the top dining etiquette DVD's devised to arm executives with the dining prowess they need to impress and seal the deal.  These instructional videos make perfect sense for learning in the privacy of your own home, however, if you are looking for hands on instruction in a class setting, then "The Business Lunch" is the course for you.  Covering all aspects of the business meal, from business card presentation to how to properly break bread, these skills are indispensible and guaranteed to woo any employer or client.  Click here to enroll now!
 
The World is My Oyster...But I Used the Wrong Fork!
Table Manners 
 
Kid-friendly adventures website, Kids Off the Couch came to visit us and created this inspired evening based on our class.  They are a wonderful site that creates unique adventures for children and parents to share together.  Visit them at www.kidsoffthecouch.com.
 
Save 15%
Sign up for two of our programs and receive an incredible 15% off of each class!  Enter the coupon code ENDOFSUMMER or attach this coupon to your enrollment form.  Take advantage of this special offer while it lasts! 
Offer Expires: September 30, 2009