We will be closed for the holiday weekend on July 2 — no kickboxing or open gym that morning. We will also be closed on July 4. We won’t see you for evening classes, but we will see some of you for the 4th of July parade!
4TH OF JULY PARADE SIGN-UP is still open at the front desk. If you are participating in the parade, you will need:
- Your karate t-shirt, karate uniform pants, and belt
- Shoes that don’t come off – no flip flops flying into the crowd!
- A water bottle
- And, we recommend putting on some sunscreen before you arrive
Please be at DeForest High School by 10:00 am, as the parade begins at 10:30 am. Kids are welcome to march while their parents are in the crowd, just make sure to check in with us before leaving the meeting site!
We don’t have our parade number yet, but we will let you know when we have it. We expect the parade to last for 45 minutes to an hour, and we will end at Christ Lutheran Church on Main Street.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
First, we do have open gym this Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30, and we’d love to see you!
Second, we’ve started sign up for the Fourth of July parade. If you’d like to participate in the parade, you can sign up at the front desk. The sign up sheet will be out right up to the Fourth. If you have a wagon you can bring, please note that next to your name on the sign up sheet.
We’ll be practicing our parade routine in class, so no worries about making it to any extra practices. The parade starts at 10:30am, so we ask students and parents to be there by 10 am. We’ll let you know when we find out what our number in the parade order is.
This Saturday the 28th, we will not have open gym. We will be open for kickboxing at 8 am, and Mrs. Taylor will be at the studio for stripe testing appointments.
We will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. We hope you enjoy this Memorial Day Weekend as we honor those men & women who have died defending our freedoms.
Lastly, we’d like to give a warm welcome to Jasmine, who just started at the front desk this past week. Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself!
Our spring merch order period has a little more than one more week to go. You can order directly through our special order site until Midnight on Sunday, May 22, 2022.
Once the store closes on May 22, orders will be completed about 2 weeks later. You will pick up orders at MPK. There are tons of styles and options for kids, women, men … Order your MPK merch today!
We have a great new update to our Saturday schedule, beginning Saturday, May 7th (update schedule is here). We’ll be offering Open Gym times from 9:30 – 10:30 am, and we plan to offer this every week unless we announce a cancellation for testing or other special events.
Open gym is a time for students to work on the specific areas of their curriculum that they need to practice. Junior and Adult students can get their cards from the front desk and work independently or in pairs in the areas of their choice. For Little Kickers students, this is a great time for parents to kick off their shoes and help their student(s) work through their cards.
There may be Black Belt instructors available intermittently to answer questions and help out, but there will be no structured class. Students who attend Open Gym for at least 45 minutes and maintain focus during their workout will earn a class stamp for that day.
Please note that those students who want to test for a colored stripe will still need to register for a time slot on the MPK app, although if we have the instructors available, we may be able to provide some help or do the occasional stripe test during Open Gym.
We will be holding open registration on Wednesday this week for all remaining MPK Summer Camp spots. This is for MPK families wanting part-time camp (minimum 3 days per week for weeks attended) and for full-time and part-time spots for community registration. We do expect to fill up, so if you want to enroll, please plan on attending on Wednesday evening.
► SUMMER CAMP
2022 MPK Summer Camp registration for all remaining spots is on Wednesday, March 9, for campers age 7-11.
Registration is at the studio from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on 3/9.
The registration info document gives you information on what you need to know for registration day, including the steps that need to be completed to ensure your child has a spot reserved.
We expect the program to fill quickly, so if you want to guarantee your spot, please plan to attend on Wednesday evening to complete all the necessary steps right away.
To help you plan, the field trips document includes dates and costs. Please note that there are a couple of trips that we’re still working on to finalize details, so an estimated cost range is included for those. Final costs will be available very soon.
You will need current immunization information for any child registering for camp. You can download the immunization form if you would like to prepare that information ahead of time. You’re also welcome to print out the immunization records from MyChart and attach it, if you have that available.
If you have any questions you need answered before registration, please feel free to email us or talk to our front desk or After School staff — we’re happy to help!
Camp Field Trips Info