Tumbling clinic

Tumbling clinic at Academy West on April 14th

12:30 – 2:30 pm * $20

Ages 5 – 18 yrs – All levels

Non students must have signed waiver

Sign up in the office early; space is limited

AW Fundraiser

 Fundraiser information can be picked up in the office and will be sent home during the week of Feb 26th.

FUNDRAISER STARTS: March 5, 2018

FUNDRAISER ENDS:    March 19, 2018

We will be selling World’s Finest Chocolate candy bars.

Each bar sells for $1.00. They are delicious and sell like – well, like delicious candy bars!

 EVERYBODY CAN WIN GREAT PRIZES!!

A – Sell 1 case:  Win a Boondocks Pass, PLUS Ear Buds or Neon Rainbow Playground Ball  (Prizes can be seen in the office.)

 B – Sell 2 cases: Win Party Night (on Mar 24th) or Tumbling Clinic (on Apr 14th)  + A

 C – Sell 3 cases: Win a Bluetooth Speaker or Plush Sequined Animal + A + B

 D – Sell 4 cases: Win a $10 credit to your account + A + B + C

   For each additional case:  Win another $10 credit to your account

THE TOP SELLER wins a 4×6 Speith panel mat.  In case of a tie, the first person with all their money turned in, wins.

(Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash. Money must be turned in by 03/19/18 by 6:00 pm to be eligible for prizes.)

  • All fundraiser money must be turned in by 6:00 pm on 03/19/18.
  • Cash preferred; however, checks can be made to Academy West.
  • Come to the office to pick up your case of candy bars and sign the permission form. (A parent must sign a form – every time – before a student can pick up a case of candy bars.)

 Easy to sell because everyone loves World’s Finest Chocolate.  Have mom and dad take them to work, sell to your favorite neighbors, to your relatives, and to your friends. 

******************************* Thank you for your support! ********************************

For team members that chose to participate in the fundraisers, you are required to sell 2 cases.

Party Night – – March 24

PARTY NIGHT

Ages 3 & 4 years:  5:00 – 7:00 pm    $10

Ages 5 – 18 yrs:     5:00 – 9:00 pm     $20

Games with the coaches, pizza, tons of fun!!

Non students are welcome and must have a parent signed waiver to attend.

Sign up early; space is limited.

Helping Your Athletes Set Goals

HELPING YOUR ATHLETE SET GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR

It’s so important to have goals. Having something to continuously work towards will help stay motivated and keep you progressing.  No matter how young your athlete is they can start to crate and achieve goals with your guidance.

Sometimes we see students who come to class and do whatever they can just to get through the day.  We know you love what you’re doing and love coming to class! To have goals for yourself will help you stay motivated instead of treating your awesome extracurricular activity as a chore.

 

*Think about the goals:

Pre season

Season

Post season

Next season

 

*Write the goals down:

Writing your goals down makes it a little more real.  You can see your goals and start to take the next steps in achieving them.

 

*Make goals realistic and achievable:

Your goals need to be attainable. If you are a beginner make sure your goal in 3 weeks isn’t to have an advanced skill. We don’t want to set ourselves up for failure. We may want those big tricks eventually but make sure we take the proper steps to get there safely and correct. Talk to your coaches about what the next step is and what you can do to get there faster and achieve your goal.

Parents: Help your athlete understand what they need.  Take the time to sit down together and talk about what they want for themselves and what they want to achieve with the sport they are in. Be realistic with your athlete. Keep in mind their strengths and weaknesses and never compare them to any other athlete

 

*Have a timeline:

Timelines are very important.  We want to get to the big picture, but we can’t get there without all of the smaller goals that come before. Just like setting your realistic/achievable goals we want to set a timeline that fits.

For example:

Your have tryouts in March of next season and you need a few skills you either have never done or you haven’t practiced in a while.  For bigger or harder goals, you want to give yourself about 6 months to a year. This insures you have all the strength and proper lead ups for quality long lasting results.

If you have what you need for your tryouts but want to upgrade or clean up what you have, you may not need as long of a timeline.

Give yourself enough time.

Have a start date and an end date that you absolutely need your skill on your own and go from there.

Parents: After your student has set their goals get out your calendars. Having a good timeline also includes knowing when events are coming up and who is better at keeping schedules than parents.  Help your athlete plan time when to do extra practices and help them set reminders to keep them motivated.

 

*Talk to the people that count:

Do your homework.  You want to achieve these amazing goals and you will do it with the right information. Youtube probably won’t show you the lead ups, strength, flexibility and time it takes to achieve your goals. Talk to your coaches, parents, teachers, mentors, etc. and start making your goals a reality today

 

Pet Adoption & Drive

Pet Drive at Academy West!

There will be an in-house pet adoption at Academy West on Dec 21st from 3 – 7 pm.  Come see some darling furry friends; think about taking one home!!

The annual pet drive is underway.  Academy West will be taking donations through Dec. 20th in the lobby for the following items: (Full list below as well as cash donations)

Top 5 Wish List Items…

  1. Kitten milk replacement (KMR)

– available at any pet store or major store chain

  1. Puppy milk replacement (Esbilac)

– available at any pet store or major store chain

  1. Dry Dog & Dry Puppy food
  2. Dry Cat & Dry Kitten Food
  3. Cat Litter (clumping or non-clumping)

Shelter Needs…

  • Stainless Steel Food & Water Bowls
  • Fleece blankets and towels (used or new)
  • Cat and dog toys
  • Cat and dog treats
  • Dog Shampoo (regular and waterless)
  • Canned dog and cat food
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Powdered laundry detergent
  • Trash bags (kitchen and liner trash bags)
  • Sponges
  • Anti-Bacterial dish soap
  • Windex
  • Cleaning supplies (409, Mr. Clean, etc.)

Enrichment Activity Supplies…

  • Clickers
  • KONGs of all shapes and sizes
  • Interactive dog toys
  • Canned pumpkin or sweet potato
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Small-bite soft training treats (such as BilJacs, Canine Carryouts or Blue Buffalo Bits)
  • Treat pouches

Foster Care Supplies…

  • Kitten milk replacement (KMR) – available at any pet store or major store chain
  • Puppy milk replacement (Esbilac) – available at any pet store or major store chain
  • Puppy & Kitten Bottles

Medical/Veterinary Supplies…

  • Glucose Monitor and strips
  • Latex gloves (Large, medium & small)
  • Cotton balls
  • Q-Tips
  • Gauze pads
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Band Aids (all sizes)
  • Distilled Water
  • Medical tape

Office Supplies…

  • Ink Pens (Blue/Black)
  • Duct Tape
  • Tape
  • Batteries (AA and 9V)
  • Copier Paper
  • Scissors
  • Staplers
  • Highlighters
  • Sharpies (all colors)
  • Paper Clips
  • Rubber Bands

Small Animal Supplies (Rats, Mice, Gerbils, Rabbits, Birds)

  • “Care Fresh” small animal bedding (NOT cedar chips please)
  • Cage cleaner
  • Small animal cage houses
  • Small food and water dishes
  • Bird Food (Parakeet and Cockatiel)
  • Timothy hay
  • animal food (Gerbil, Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Rat)

Misc. Needs…

  • First-aid supplies
  • Tylenol, Ibuprofen or Aspirin
  • Fire Safe File
  • 50-60 Gallon Aquarium

End of year break. . .

Academy West will be closed December 24 through Jan 7 for the end of year break.  Classes resume on Jan 8.

These two weeks do not affect your four weeks in session 12 or your four weeks for session 1 of the new year.  See the calendars if you have a question or call the office at 801-282-1330.

Happy holidays; enjoy your time off!

Show Off Meets. . .

You must be signed up for a time – sign up sheets in the office –

Show Off Meets are for:  ALL TOPS classes (including 3&4 yr olds), Tumbling beg, int, adv , and Gymnastics beg, int, adv

[$1 gate fee for spectators for the Show Off Meets (babies up to 2 yrs are free]

Students required outfit for the Show Off Meets can be purchased in the office while supplies last

Humane Society Pet Supply Drive

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It’s that special time of year where we are helping our furry friends in need!
Academy West will be running a Pet Supply Drive from now until December 22nd!
There is a box in the front lobby for all donations!
Unfortunately we will not be running an adoption this year due to the Shelter funding but we are hoping to get a ton of supplies!

*Share with your friends! Even if you do not currently go to Academy West the animals need our help!

Thank you for your support through the years and let’s make this year the best!

click on the link below to see the list of supplies the Humane Society of Utah is looking for!

https://www.utahhumane.org/donate/wish-list

 

The Humane Society of Utah (HSU) is a non-profit organization that relies on donations to help homeless and helpless animals. In addition to a constant need for monetary donations, the HSU can always benefit from donations of supplies for all of our programs and departments. Please drop any donations off at the HSU, anytime of the week during our regular business hours.

 

Top 5 Wish List Items

  1. Kitten milk replacement (KMR) – available at any pet store or major store chain
  2. Puppy milk replacement (Esbilac) – available at any pet store or major store chain
  3. Dry Dog & Dry Puppy food
  4. Dry Cat & Dry Kitten Food
  5. Cat Litter (clumping or non-clumping)

Shelter Supplies:

  • Fleece blankets and towels (used or new)
  • Cat and dog toys
  • Cat and dog treats
  • K-9 Advantix 4-10 lbs.
  • K-9 Advantix 11-20 lbs
  • Canned dog and cat food
  • Newspaper
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Trash bags (kitchen and liner trash bags)
  • Sponges
  • Anti-Bacterial dish soap
  • Cleaning supplies (409, Mr. Clean, etc.)

Behavior and Enrichment Activity Supplies:

  • Clickers
  • KONGs of all shapes and sizes
  • Interactive dog toys
  • Canned pumpkin or sweet potato
  • Baby food – any flavor
  • Peanut butter – any
  • Paper towel or toilet paper tubes
  • Small-bite soft training treats (such as BilJacs, Canine Carryouts or Blue Buffalo Bits)
  • 8 Inch Rolled or Compressed Rawhide sticks
  • Treat pouches
  • Poop bags
  • New flat collars
  • 6 ft leashes
  • No- Pull Harnesses of all sizes
  • Head Halters of all sizes (Gentle Leader or Halti)
  • Air Horns
  • Feliway (for cats) – Spray & Wall Plug-ins
  • Comfort Zone (for dogs) – Spray & Wall Plug-ins
  • Plastic Crates / Milk Crates
  • Wind Chimes & Mobiles – All kinds
  • Bird Feeders & bird seed (for windows outside our cat area)
  • String & Pole type cat toys
  • Cardboard scratching boards – All sizes
  • Scratching Posts & cat trees of all sizes
  • Cat Nip
  • Feeder Balls / Treat dispensing toys
  • Clean egg cartons (no Styrofoam)
  • Plastic Yogurt cups with lids, Plastic bottles with lids & like products
  • Ice cube trays
  • Glue gun & glue
  • PVC Pipe to make enrichment feeders,
  • PVC Cutters
  • Plastic food storage containers
  • Drill & Drill Bits to construct enrichment items

Foster Care Supplies:

  • Kitten milk replacement (KMR) – available at any pet store or major store chain
  • Puppy milk replacement (Esbilac) – available at any pet store or major store chain
  • Puppy & Kitten Bottles

Medical/Veterinary Supplies:

  • Digital Ear Thermometers
  • Latex gloves (Large, medium & small)
  • Q-Tips
  • Gauze pads
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Band Aids (all sizes)
  • Distilled Water
  • Medical tape

Office Supplies:

  • Ink Pens (Blue/Black)
  • Duct Tape
  • Tape
  • Batteries (AA and 9V)
  • Copier Paper
  • Scissors
  • Staplers
  • Highlighters
  • Sharpies (all colors)
  • Paper Clips
  • Rubber Bands

Small Animal Supplies (Rats, Mice, Gerbils, Rabbits, Birds):

  • “Care Fresh” small animal bedding (NOT cedar chips please)
  • Cage cleaner
  • Small animal cage houses
  • Small food and water dishes
  • Bird Food (Parakeet and Cockatiel)
  • Timothy hay
  • Misc. animal food (Gerbil, Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Rat)

Misc. Needs:

  • First-aid supplies
  • Tylenol, Ibuprofen or Aspirin
  • Fire Safe File

Updated Directions to the Picnic in the Park

UPDATED PICNIC DIRECTIONS! The front entrance to the Park/Splash Pad is closed! Please use the back entrance located at 8600 s 6000 w. You will need to go north on 6400 w. off of 9000 s/ New Bingham Hwy. Then go east on 8600 S. Will will see the park off the right.

Please click the link below (or copy and paste) to be taken to our Facebook page for more info and a map.

https://www.facebook.com/events/603153556519375/permalink/606386949529369/

Thanks! See you all there!

Congratulations Katie!

Katie took 5th place in her flight of 10, and 17th place out of a total 43 athletes! Not bad for her first National Championships. A few more events to go.

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