PGC, INC. NEWSLETTER & INFO - SPRING SESSION 2019


Our Winter Session is coming to an end - finally!  Here at P.G.C., we are looking forward to our Spring Session and students who desire to put down their cell phones and devices to enjoy a physical and fun activity. That's GYMNASTICS! Our 40 year program is designed for pre-school students through advanced students. We offer a complete program of gymnastics instruction who improves coordination, builds confidence and self-esteem, while learning gymnastics skills taught with fun-filled and safe instruction. As always, the best we can offer our students is foremost in our minds!

SPRING ENROLLMENT - THE SUNSHINE SEASON!
Our Spring Session begins on Monday, March 11th and continues through Saturday, June 8th.WINTER SESSION STUDENTS: We must receive your registration by February 16th, otherwise we will assume you are not registering for the Spring Session. We must follow this rule in order to process our registration. If you are concerned you may miss the deadline, contacting us will TEMPORARILY hold your spot until you can make payment at your NEXT scheduled class. NEW STUDENTS: Sunmit registration promptly. Adding new students begins after the current students' deadline date, and is done by the order they are received in our office. We will contact you about the status of your registration by March 1st. Payment is processed when class is confirmed. We will not process your payment if we are unable to add your child(ren) to a class.

CLASS STRUCTURE - ENJOY YOUR GROUP!
Our main purpose is to teach correct gymnastics with a basic foundation for improvement. Safe gymnastics is an important goal in our program. The preschool program offers instruction for motor skills to develop body coordination as well as beginner gymnastics skills. Placing students in groups that are age and skill appropriate provides us the opportunity to give each student more individualized attention and track progress. On the first day of each class, our students 5 years old and over are evaluated so they can be placed in an appropriate group according to their present skill levels. During each class session, skills are advanced as to the students' abilities. All students will not progress at the same rate. At times we must separate friends because of a difference in skill levels.  We appreciate you not asking to move your child to another group, but encourage them to make new friends! If you request your child be with friends, we cannot guarantee the same progress for every child in the group.

PROPER ATTIRE - WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?
Female students do not need a leotard, although we sell them in our Gym Store if you are interested. Sweat pants, shorts, or leggings (no feet) and a T-short or tank top are acceptable. Please no jewelry or accessories. Students' hair must be up and out of their faces. Male students can wear sweat pants or shorts and a T-short or tank top. Jeans, which are too restricting and have snaps or buttons, and clothes that are too baggy, are not acceptable attire. All students will go into the gym barefoot. Socks with grips on the bottom are acceptable for pre-school classes, but not ideal.

MISSED CLASSES - HOPE YOU ARE NOT SICK!
P.G.C. offers a make-up time for any class a student cannot attend.  Please call the office and schedule all make-ups.  Please inform P.G.C. if missing a scheduled make-up class prior to that class, or it will be recorded as your make- up.  A make-up class may not be carried into next session unless the absence occurs during the last two weeks of the current session.  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES!

REFUND POLICY - WE CAN HELP!
Refunds will be given up to and including the third week of class.  Refunded monies are less registration fee, classes taken, or from week of notification to P.G.C. Inc.  

LATE ARRIVALS - OOPS!
Please arrive for scheduled class 5 minutes before class time.  It is very difficult to conduct warm ups and move students to their scheduled events when students are late for their class.  Our instructors are unable to assist any late arrival.  P.G.C. reserves the right to not accept a late student.

PARKING
Parking is permitted in our off street parking lot or in the street opposite side of our facility after 1:00 PM. In order to facilitate parking for all, we ask that you depart promptly at the end of class.

GYM AREA - BELONGS TO THE KIDS!
Only students and their instructors are permitted in the gym area.  The doorway must be kept clear at all times for the safety of our students and to follow the fire code regulations.

OBSERVATION AREA - WATCH AND ENJOY!
You are welcome to observe weekly classes from our observation area.  This area is provided solely for observation of students during their class.  If you desire to talk with friends and play with younger siblings, it should be done in our outside waiting room.  Consideration of other observing persons should be a priority!   NO FOOD OR DRINK PERMITTED IN THIS AREA.   Please observe our posted rules!

THE “GYM STORE” - LOOK LIKE SIMONE BILES!
We have a well-stocked Gymnastics Store with leotards, shorts, T-shirts, hand grips and lots of extras.  All of your gymnastics needs under one roof!

SUMMER GYMNASTICS CLASSES - ENJOY THE FLEXIBILITY!
Enjoy the flexibility of the Summer Session. Classes run on a pay-as-you-go basis. Further details and registration information will be available on our website and in our Waiting Room at the end of April. Click here for the information when it becomes available.

COMPETITIVE GYMNASTICS
P.G.C. Inc. is a member in good standing of the National Federation of U.S.A. Gymnastics.  We support Amateur Athletics and the Olympic Movement.  Our programs are developed so to offer a vehicle on the pathway to competitive gymnastics for any female student with the talent and desire to pursue this goal.  Our staff is happy to train and support our recreation team - Team P.G.C., our Developmental Team and our Jr. and Sr. Competitive team, the nationally famous “Mannettes”.  Entry into these programs must have staff approval.  If you have a daughter interested in doing competitive gymnastics, please telephone our office for additional information.

OUR INSTRUCTORS - KID ORIENTED!
All of our instructors are U.S.A. Gymnastics (governing body of our sport) certified and trained.  They have completed and passed the U.S.A. Gymnastics Safety Certification Course.

SPECIAL NOTE - THANK YOU!
It always gives us great pleasure to have the opportunity to offer gymnastics to all children. All of our staff at P.G.C. looks forward to having your child join us for the steps, leaps and bounds to a healthy and fit way of HAVING FUN!                                                                                

“GREAT KIDS FLIP AT PHILADELPHIA GYMNASTICS CENTER”