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May 2024

May Newsletter 2024 Posted on 04-23-2024

Hello students and parents! Spring season is coming to an end this month! The weather has been warming up (and cooling down, and warming up), and the rain has started to wash out some of the winter grime. As you practice at home, inspect your goals and review your progress daily. Extra curricular activities can sometimes be hard to keep up with if you don't have a routine to support learning, retention, and performance.

The following are some important dates to remember. Each announcement is tagged with a program to help our members know which items are most important to them. Don't forget to check our Class Schedule as well as the whiteboards in the school for class plans, announcements, and schedules.

Encourage your student(s) to know dates important to them so they are able to set goals appropriate to their progress.

  • May #kigong Chisholm classes with Mrs. Wickstrom will continue via Zoom Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9:00am. Contact her for the Zoom invite.
  • May #kigong Virginia classes with Mrs. Ekmark is currently out of session. Contact her for more information.
  • May #kigong Palo classes with Mr. Wilkes will continue at the Loon Lake Community Center on Thursdays at 10:00am. Contact him for more information.
  • Apr 25 #tangsoo #haidong Intent to Test forms due. Students without a form submitted will not be eligible for testing. Talk with Mr. K for alternative arrangements.
  • Apr 26-28 #tangsoo WTSDA Region 3 Championships will be held in Omaha Nebraska, hosted by Ben Carpick of Red Tail Karate. One of our very own will be testing for their black belt at this event! We have no doubt that the entire event will be amazing.
  • May 9 #tangsoo #haidong Summer shirt preorder due! Every summer season we provide our students with an option to wear a t-shirt for classes instead of their uniform top. This year's design can be preordered through May 9 to be delivered to the school by the start of Summer season! 
  • May 15 #tangsoo Final sparring day of season - time to show how you've improved yourself! Long class, 4:30 - 6:16p, casual, come and go as needed.
  • May 15 #commed Chisholm Community Ed Testing
  • May 16 #tigers Tiny Tiger Testing
  • May 20 #tangsoo Color Belt Curriculum Testing. Long class, 4:30 - 6:16p.
  • May 22 #commed Chisholm Community Ed Promotions
  • May 22 #tangsoo #tigers Tang Soo Do & Tiny Tiger Promotions. All students start @ 4:30p. Students may leave after group picture.
  • May 22 #haidong Haidong Gumdo student testing and promotions.
  • May 27 No classes at RMA in observance of Memorial Day
  • May 29 #tangsoo #haidong Summer session begins!
  • Jun 19 #tigers Tiny Tiger Summer Season begins!
  • Jun 28 #kigong Mr. Robertson will be joining us for the annual Iron Range Clinic! Stay tuned for more details.
  • Jul 11-13 #tangsoo #tigers 2024 World Tang Soo Do Association World Championship event will be held in Greensboro, NC once again. Make your plans and get registered now!

If you have not downloaded the Spark Member app, please do so. Important announcements will be sent through the app and email. Students are able to check into classes from the app upon arrival, and memberships and payments can be managed directly there. In addition, students should be able to access curriculum items (doucments and videos) in the app. If you have questions or are having trouble getting logged in or cannot access things you believe you should, check with Mr. Koivisto.

Do you like what we do? Are we providing a positive experience? Do you have questions, suggestions, or would like to offer help? If so, let us know! Contact us with your feedback. Criticism is just as important as praise as it helps us evaluate everything that we do. or Contact an instructor. You can even evaluate specific classes by using the Spark Member app!