August Newsletter                                                 2011
In This Issue
Back 2 School Manners
Back 2 School Manners - The College Years
"Let's Dance!" Cotillion
"Stand Out Interviews"
Back 2 School Manners
Back to School

After the Labor Day weekend, children all across the country will finally be back in school. Some parents will be jumping for joy and rushing them out of the house desperate for some peace and quiet and others will be experiencing the bittersweet emotion of separation and loss that their "baby" is growing older. Regardless of your child's age and how long they have been attending school, we have devised a list of back-to-school manners we believe will help you and your children transition more easily and gracefully into the new school year. Read more...

Back 2 School Manners - The College Years
Back to School - College Years

The beginning of a new school year is sometimes met with bittersweet sentiment, especially for those parents with older children who are leaving the nest and going away to college for the first time. After years of preparation, test taking, filling out applications and going on tours, the final weeks are spent shopping for dorm room essentials, new wardrobes and such. Below are 8 surefire ways for your child to make the most of their college experience while simultaneously maintaining their respect as well as their reputation. Read more...

"After Class, Skimpy Equality"

I advise all parents sending their daughters off to college this month to take a look at this unsettling article by Lisa Belkin in the New York Times. It is one thing to set our girls up with room and board, but quite another to sit them down and speak frankly about maintaining dignity and self-respect. College may be a time of experimentation, but there are limits and they need to be addressed. Read more...

Table Setting



I seriously cannot fathom the fact that summer is almost officially over and it is once again time to usher in a new school year. So long to sleeping in 'til almost nine in the morning, goodbye to leisurely breakfasts in front of "The Today Show," farewell to long lazy days and carefree late nights. Oh summer, I will remember you well...


The transition into a new school year is never easy, even for the parents. The shifting of gears back into work and schedules, taking on more responsibility, practicing self-discipline and managing our time is not always fun. But this yin and yang is a natural part of life and it will go along much more easily if we simply choose to embrace it rather than kick and scream our way through. 


To assist your child in their road ahead and offer yourself a little extra peace of mind, this special "Back 2 School" newsletter is filled with class offerings to smooth out any ruffled feathers. Our "LET'S DANCE!" COTILLION 6-month series for kids in the 3rd-7th grades is guaranteed to improve healthy character development. For those embarking on the arduous school admissions process, our "STAND OUT INTERVIEWS" class will add increased confidence. For a fun way to incorporate everyday manners into your child's life, our "YOUNG AMBASSADOR'S ETIQUETTE" is the one for you!


In this issue, we are also pleased to feature our "Back 2 School" manners tips for both the younger set, as well as the college bound. These are timeless topics that, unlike the latest Fall fashion trend, will never go out of style! 


Enjoy and have a fantastic Labor Day Weekend!!


My best,




Beverly Hills Manners, Inc. 

Let's Dance! Cotillion 2011/2012Cotillion 2011


9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 1/18, 2/15, 3/21

3rd & 4th Grades 5:00pm to 6:30pm

5th, 6th & 7th Grades 6:45pm to 8:15pm

Beverly Hills Women's Club in Beverly Hills 

"Dancing with the Stars" meets Cotillion! Beverly Hills Manners, Inc. is proud to present season three of its modernized cotillion. Designed to meet the needs and desires of children today, our friendly, interactive and entertaining approach provides them with the social and communication skills necessary to present themselves confidently in each of their endeavors. For children in the 3rd thru 7th grades.  Sign up now!

Stand Out InterviewsStand Out Interviews Children


Monday, September 12, 2011

5:00pm to 6:30pm

McCormick & Schmick's Beverly Hills

The purpose of the interview is for the school to determine if you are a good candidate and match for their institution.  It is also an opportunity to ask questions about the school's philosophy and curriculum to determine if it is a good fit for you.To get into the top schools, children must ace the interview.They should be civilized, even likable.  A quick review of etiquette and manners before the formal interview process begins provides candidates with that extra edge in the increasingly competitive school admissions game.   Sign up now!  

Young Ambassador's EtiquetteBeverly Wilshire Hotel


Saturday, November 19, 2011

10:00am to 1:30pm

Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel

Our special children's class at the famed Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel returns. Children are instructed in all aspects of etiquette and protocol from first impressions to introductions, party etiquette and more. In addition to the instruction, a formal dining tutorial portion is taught covering all rules of table and dining etiquette. Additionally, the Executive Chef of the Beverly Wilshire will take the children on an exclusive "behind-the-scenes" tour of the kitchen where they will prepare a special sweet treat to take home at the end of their meal.  For children in 6-12 years of age.    Sign up now!   



Season three of our "Let's Dance!" Cotillion is right around the corner and spaces are quickly filling up! Take advantage of our special 10% discount off the regular registration fee of $385.00 before it's too late! Call 310.276.9078 or email to reserve your child's space today! ACT NOW, DON'T DELAY!

FINAL OFFER: Ends 6pm on September 9, 2011