Newsletters and Parent Letter for January 2016

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of January will be Goal Setting.  You will find more information about our discussion topic in our Parent Letter, Kid Kick and Fastbreaks newsletters for this month.  The Fastbreaks newsletter also has a calendar of special events for the month of January on page 2.  You can find…

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Courtesy, week 4

During our in-class discussion this week, we will talk about the importance of making time for Courtesy in our relationships with other people.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (Essayist, Poet, Lecturer) The one thing…

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Courtesy, week 3

We will continue our discussion of Courtesy during our lessons this week.  We will give special attention to the importance of expressing our gratitude to others as a form of Courtesy.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” — Jacques Maritain (Philosopher, Teacher, Author, Ambassador…

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Courtesy, week 2

We will be discussion the role of Courtesy in receiving and giving constructive criticism during our lessons this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson follows below: “Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration.  Constructive criticism is not only to be expected, but sought.” — Margaret Chase-Smith (U.S. Senator from Maine) Many of us can…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for December

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of December will be Courtesy.  You will find more information about our discussion topic in our Parent Letter, Kid Kick and Fastbreaks newsletters for this month.  The Fastbreaks newsletter also has a calendar of special events for the month of December on page 2.  You can find these…

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Courtesy, week 1

We will begin our discussion of Courtesy during our lessons together this week.  We’ll be talking together about the importance of using basic Courtesy when speaking to others.  Our in-class discussion lesson follows below: “No one has ever been offended by someone with good manners and courteous behavior.” — Vikrant Parsai When we say something…

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Courage, week 2

We will continue our discussion of Courage in our lessons this week.  We will consider the Courage it can take both to speak out and lead, and to quietly listen.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;  courage is also what it takes…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for November

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of November will be Courage.  You will find more information about our discussion topic in our Parent Letter, Kid Kick and Fastbreaks newsletters for this month.  The Fastbreaks newsletter also has a calendar of special events for the month of November on page 2.  You can find these…

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In-Class discussion of Courage, week 1

We will begin to discuss the topic of Courage in our lessons together this week.  We’ll be considering the Courage it can take to try something new.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” — Vincent Van Gogh (painter) Starting anything…

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Respect, October 26

During our in-class discussion lesson this week, we will consider the relationship between courtesy and Respect.  Our lesson for this week follows below: “Karate begins and ends with courtesy and respect.” — Traditional Teaching (origin unknown) Karate begins and ends with courtesy and respect.  We remind ourselves of this when we formally bow in at…

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