ATA Gymnastics Newsletter
 November 2014

Giving Thanks!  


As we get ready to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, it gives us the perfect opportunity to teach our children the character quality of thankfulness. During the month of November, all recreational classes will take a brief moment each week to discuss what thankfulness is and what we can be thankful for. Encourage your child to complete a thankfulness leaf and turn it into the front desk so we can decorate our walls. Let's make thanksgiving a way of life, not just a one-day event!  


Gymster Gymnastics


Gymster Theme: Thankful Hearts!


To celebrate Thanksgiving, teachers and students will be discussing the character building concept of thankfulness during circle time. Other activities will include partner ball skills; Dribbling, bouncing and tossing! Don't miss the bouncing good time!


Practice the November theme song at home with your Gymster!


Let's Be Thankful


(Sung To: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Let's be thankful for this day
For our friends and our play
Let's be thankful; let's be glad
For our food and the things we have
Let's give thanks for you and me
And our home and family.


Mark your Calendars!


The Gymster Academy will be celebrating the Christmas holiday by hosting our annual Christmas shows December 8th-13th during your child's regular gymnastics class.   


Stay tuned for more info!


November Testing

Your child has been working hard to master their gymnastics skills. In November staff will be evaluating student progress during regular class times. Look for a progress report from your child's teacher.



Holiday Schedule


ATA will be closed on the following dates:

  •  Thurs. Nov. 27th through Sat. Nov. 29th. Classes will resume on Monday December 1st.
  •  Wed. Dec. 24th through Thurs. Jan. 1st. Classes will resume on Fri. Jan. 2nd.

Remember that Dec. & Jan. tuition is due before the 1st of the month. To make your payment during the breaks,  please mail in your payment to 422 Blossom Hill Rd. San Jose, CA 95123. To make a credit card payment, call and leave a message so that we may call you back and take your payment.  All payments made after the 1st will be charged a $10 late fee.


Safety Month

We hope that you all found October's Safety Month to be a valuable experience. Students reviewed how to fall safely, Tumble Trak rules and what to do in the case of an earthquake. Thank you to everyone for making it a fun time of learningl 



Check out this article in the San Jose Mercury News about Bryan Allen from ATA.  Thanks to Leeta-Rose Ballester for the article!  Click here and on the picture below.
Second Harvest Food Bank

Once again, ATA will be partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank and collecting non-perishable food items to share with those less fortunate during the holiday season.  Beginning December 1, a food barrel will be in the front area near the front desk.  You may bring your items by at any time and drop them off.  Thank you in advance for your generosity!




 Super Saturday


ATA will be hosting a Super Saturday for students and their friends ages 5-12. Our experienced and safety certified staff will organize game, relays, crafts, and supervised free play activities for your kids. Pizza will be provided. Let us entertain your kids while you do your Christmas shopping! They'll have so much fun they'll be begging to come back! Sign up in advance!  Click here. 




Date:  December 13th, 2014

Time:   6:00pm to 10:00pm 


Cost: $37 for enrolled students

$42 for non enrolled



Christmas Shows

The signs are clear...a slight chill in the air, streets lined with twinkling lights, an explosion of festive decorations everywhere you look...yes, the holiday season is upon us!  At ATA we love this time of year.  We especially look forward to our long standing tradition of Christmas shows!  Our shows this year will be held Monday, December 8th- Saturday, December 13th. During this week, all enrolled students will get a chance to perform a choreographed routine which they will learn during their regular class time. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate what your kids have been learning here at ATA.  For detailed information, please click here. 



Acrobatic Gymnastics Team  

ATA's upper level athletes traveled to Huntsville, TX, north of Houston early this month for a special opportunity to train with top Acro Clinicians in the country!  Karolyi's National Team Training Camp, played host to close to 150 athletes from around the US.   

Though earlier than usual, pairs and groups received targeted work on skills and tumbling, getting a jump start on the new season.  With the recent inspiration of Acroarmy, an extra special session was devoted to the creating of small group routines using the creativity and ingenuity of the athletes!  Efforts were guided by Ronda Francis, owner and coach of an Acro gym in Missouri.   

Camp is always an opportunity to increase "acro" knowledge, build confidence and bond with fellow teammates as well as other acrobats from all over the US.  As a special treat, a bonfire was held the final night that included great athlete fellowship, dancing, and s'mores!


In just a couple short weeks, we will begin our season of Acrobatic Pre Team!   

Pre Team training will be on Mondays or Thursdays and include the learning of acrobatic basics, partner "show" skills, performing, a mini competition and an opportunity to have a great time with friends and staff learning the unique sport of Acrobatic Gymnastics!  We are almost full so hurry to sign up!!  You can do so at the front desk! 


Have a Great Day! 

"Life needs balance.  Life needs strength.  Start with gymnastics and go anywhere"




Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics


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