Children and Youth Programs 2019

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January 1 2019

Dear parents,

As the new year gets under way, we are excited and happy to welcome back and practice with the young aikidoists in our dojo. As in previous years, our Children and Youth Programs will continue to be closely aligned with the school year, with classes taking place in three Terms, with time off periods during March Break, the Summer months and the Winter holiday season, as follows:

WINTER TERM Early January to late March
SPRING TERM Early April to late June
SUMMER BREAK Early July to early September
FALL TERM Early September to mid December
WINTER BREAK Mid December to early January

The Children and Youth class times are as follows:

5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:20 am
10:30 am - 11:20 am

Tests for the next belt level will take place in June, close to the end of the Spring Term and in December, close to the end of the Winter Term. There will be make-up dates as required should your child be away on the day of the test. Only those who meet the time and technical requirements will be testing for a new belt.

Here are some dates to keep in mind for 2019:

WINTER TERM Mon Jan 7 to Sun Mar 31 2019
Mon Jan 7 Winter Term starts
Sun Feb 17 and Mon Feb 18 Dojo closed - Family day weekend
Mon Mar 11 to Sun Mar 17 March Break - No Children or Youth classes
Sun Mar 31 Winter Term ends
SPRING TERM Mon Apr 1 to Wed Jun 26 2019
Mon Apr 1 Spring Term starts
Fri Apr 19 to Mon Apr 22 Dojo closed - Easter
Sun May 19 and Mon May 20 Dojo closed - Victoria Day weekend
Mon Jun 24 and Wed Jun 26 Tests
Wed Jun 26 Spring Term ends
SUMMER BREAK Sun June 30 to Mon Sep 2 2019
FALL TERM Wed Sep 4 to Wed Dec 18 2019
Wed Sep 4 Fall Term starts
Sun Oct 13 and Mon Oct 14 Dojo closed - Thanksgiving weekend
Mon Dec 9 and Mon Dec 16 Tests
Wed Dec 18 Fall Term ends and holiday celebration
WINTER BREAK Fri Dec 20 to Sun Jan 05 2019

The Children and Youth class instructors and I are very happy that you and your child/ren are part of our Toronto Aikikai extended family, and wish you a wonderful holiday season and all the best in 2019!


Robert Zimmermann Shihan
Chief Instructor
Toronto Aikikai


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