Newsletter

MAY NEWS 2019

May is Mini-Olympic Month!  This annual event takes place on Friday, May 17th, from 4.30-6pm.  All class students are invited to participate in this fun meet.  After march in and stretch, students rotate around all 4 events, or tumbling and trampoline, performing the routines they will learn in class.  Our senior team members judge them kindly and hold up their scores.  Next our team perform a short exhibition, followed by an award ceremony where every student gets to stand on the podium to receive their award and goody bag.  At the end of the night, everyone has cake and juice.  Open gym for 6-14 year olds, from 6-9pm is on sale that night for only $10 for students who participated in the Mini-Olympics.  Sign up at the front desk.  $10 gymnast.  Spectators free.

For Mini-Olympics all team members should wear their competition leotard.  They will finish at 6pm that night.  If you normally have practice on Friday nights, or if you are on our silver team or higher, there is no admission fee for you.

New team members that tried out last month are starting on May 6th.  This gives them a chance to see if they enjoy it, before ordering team leotards during the summer, and gives them plenty of practice time before meet season in the fall.

The gym will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. We will host a make up class Saturday, May 18th. Please sign up at the front desk.

Our Xcel team finish off our season with Regional Finals in Hickory, NC, on May 3-5. Good luck to our girls representing Planet and Alabama!

The parents team meeting takes place on Wednesday, May 13, so all new parents can bring their questions.  We have a wonderful and positive parents association that we are very proud of here at Planet.

Team banquet on Thursday, May 23rd, for 2018-19 members, celebrates the hard work and achievements of our awesome team members.

At the end of this month, our summer day camps for 3-14 year olds begin, and run all summer long, so get details at the front desk.  Great rates!  Classes also run all summer so your kids can have a fun, active vacation, right here at Planet.

 

APRIL NEWS

Planet Gymnastics is  proud to say that 27 of our students became State champions at last month’s event in Tuscaloosa!   Some will even go on to represent Alabama at the Regional level, and hopefully on to Nationals.

If your child wants a chance to be part of our awesome team, we will have tryouts available to everyone on Thursday, April 11 from 4.30pm until we finish.  Please sign up at the front desk so we know how many to expect, and we will call everyone over when we start.  Parents will receive a letter with our recommendation after the tryouts, and should see the front desk to make any changes to their membership.

This month we will have our annual fun Egg Hunt Week.  Always a favorite, it takes place at the end of class during the week of April 15-20th.

Towards the end of this month, we will start to prepare for our annual Mini-Olympics on May 17th, as students begin to learn their routines on all events.  This will be a fun meet with podium medals and goody bags.  Sign up at the front desk.  Entry fee is $10 and spectators are free.

Summer day camps start at the end of May.  Grab an information postcard from the front desk.   Forms will be out soon for Olympic Gymnastics Camp.  Hand in your form as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on ordering the camp leo/shorts/tee package which must be ordered by around May 1st.

JANUARY NEWS

Welcome to 2019 at Planet Gymnastics.  We hope you all  have a great year. Good luck to our new team members.  We are proud you have joined our State winning team.  Please ask the front desk any time you have a question and they can direct you to the right person.  There can be a lot of new information at the start.  Also, join our team Facebook page.  It is the best way to get quick answers and our parents are always positive.

The gym will be closed on Monday, January 21st in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The make up day for those classes will take place on Saturday 19th, so sign up at the front desk to get your time.

Deadlines are approaching for our 21st annual Planet Mardi Gras Invitational which takes place over the weekend of February 8-10th. Dynamites, Juniors, and Recreational Developmental Team members all have the opportunity to participate in a full meet with USA judges and electronic scoreboards. Your $65 entry fee is due by January 11th, so sign up at the front desk. Your coach will give you more details.

Good luck to our Senior team who start the new year competing at the Atlanta Crown on January 11-13th.

We hope you like the improvements to the gym.  A lot of painting was carried out over the holidays, especially in the party room upstairs.

DECEMBER NEWS

‘Tis the season…..our annual Winter Wonderland will take place on Friday, December 7th, from 5-6pm. All students are invited. Class students should sign up at the front desk, $10. They will perform on 2 events and receive a gift from Santa. Spectator admission is free so bring the whole family.  Team levels 3/silver and up, will perform an exhibition and should wear team leotards. Practice will end at 6pm. Students (6-14 yrs) are invited to stay on for Open Gym, 6-9pm, at the discounted price of $10.

Team Tryouts are Thursday, December 6th, from 4.30pm.  We offer a variety of teams and anyone age 4 and up is welcome to try!

The team party will be on Saturday, December 15th from 5-8pm. Details to follow.

Make ups for Monday through Thursday class students will take place on Saturday 15th, 9-12pm. Sign up at the front desk for your specific spot.

Achievement Week is the 17th-21st. We hand out ribbons and certificates with improvement notes twice a year. Make sure to clap at the end of class when we give these out.

Open Gyms will continue throughout the holiday season, on Fridays, 6-9pm for ages 6-14 years with a parent signing in and out.

Holiday closing starts December 23 and we reopen on January 5th.  We are grateful for your business this year, and hope your child benefited from our services.

OCTOBER NEWS

Our annual Planet Beach Meet takes place on Saturday, October 13th, from 8am-9pm, and Sunday, 14th, from 8am-9.30am. See the schedule posted on our website or in the front lobby for details. Spectators cost $7 adults, $2 kids, with 5 and under free. Come and support our team!

Classes will be cancelled the day of the meet,  Saturday, October 14th.  The girls can make up their class during the week, and the boys will do a 2 hour class the following Saturday, 20th.  See front desk for details.

The gym will be closed on Monday 8th for the holiday.

Dress up week runs from Wednesday 24th to Tuesday 30th, so let your children have fun by wearing an outfit or decoration to gym. There will be no classes on Wednesday 31st to let everyone go trick or treating or enjoy the fall festivals.

No make ups this month as every class still has 4 days in the month of October.

Team girls also have a meet in Daphne on the weekend of 27-28th.

 

SEPTEMBER NEWS

Planet Gymnastics is excited to have started the new school year.

Our competitive team start the new season, once again, as “Alabama Gym of the Year”, and kick it off at Orange Beach on September 8/9, so good luck girls. Level 9 National champion, Brie Clark, is now working towards  getting a scholarship for NCAA gymnastics!

Miss Stephanie’s Pre K Play Days go back to Thursdays at 11am, starting September 6th.  This is a great way to get your little ones active and strong, while interacting with them in a way they will love.

Home school class for girls and boys continues on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Families with kids age 5-14 are welcome to come and take a free trial class.

The gym is closed on Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day.  Make-ups take place on Saturday 8th, so sign up at the front desk to get your class time of 9am or 10am.

National Gymnastics Day is on Saturday, September 15th, and we will be hosting a $1 (proceeds to Aubreigh’s Army) Open Gym from  10am-12pm.  Participants must be 14 years or under, and be signed in by a parent.  Team will do an exhibition, and everyone will have cake and juice.  Invite your friends!

Our team parents are working hard to get ready for our annual Parent’s Meet! Come watch them in action on Thursday, September 20th at 6pm!

Next month, October 12-14, we host our annual Planet Beach Meet for our team levels 1-5.  Dynamites and Juniors are also able to compete in this meet, with USA Gymnastics judges flashing their scores on our electronic scoreboards.  This is a very special event that we host twice a year, allowing our mini team members to join in a session of a real meet.  Handouts are going out with more details of this, and how to get on our mini teams.

MAY NEWS

Congratulations to gymnast Brie Clark for qualifying to Level 9 Nationals!  This is a MAJOR achievement and she will represent the Southeast Region in New York in May.  Congratulations to all our team members who made us proud at Regionals this month.  Our Excel team will compete in Daytona at the end of April.

All new team members should be starting practice this month.  There will be a parents meeting on Thursday, May 17th at 5.30pm at Planet.  You will get all the information you need from the chairman of our Parents’ Association, lots of handouts, and will be able to speak to the coaches individually if you want.  Please bring your questions and be sure to sign up on our official Planet team facebook page.

The Team Banquet for members of the 2017-2018 team will take place on Thursday, May 10th from 6-8pm at the Mitchell Center.  Tickets should have been ordered already.

Our annual Planet Mini-Olympics takes place on Friday, May 18th from 4.30-6pm.  Everyone is invited to sign up for this event.  $10 in advance at the front desk lets you participate and go home with a medal and goody bag, after you have had some cake and juice, of course.  Spectators are free, so invite all your family and friends.  Students are already  working on their routines.  Team gymnasts should wear their competition leotard – levels silver/3 and up will assist and perform an exhibition.

The gym is closed on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.  Make ups for Monday class students will take place on Saturday, May 19th.  Sign up at the front desk to get your time.

Summer camps start at the end of this month, so see the front desk for information.  Walk -ins are welcome, but if you bulk buy in advance you will save money, and can use your days anytime during the summer.  Ages 3-14.