Weekly Updates August 2 – August 10
Those in class with the proper amount of classes will be tip testing with Shihan this week! If you would like to make up classes in order to test for your next rank, please see Ms. Ashley or Ms. Natalie.
Color belts will be testing during class, 6:45-7:30 and everyone should bring their re-breakable boards to tip testing! There will be no Leadership on Tuesday, 8/6.
Once your ninja has successfully passed Tip Testing and earned all of their tips…. CONGRATS! YOU DID IT!!!! Students will receive their graduation application, please return this ASAP so that we can properly prep the ceremony. Graduation will be held on Saturday, August 10th, as follows:
Tiny Tornadoes: 10-11AM
Cyclones: 11-11:45 AM
Tsunamis: 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Any Tsunami (Color Belts and Leadership Students) that are missing classes may join Shihan and
Ms. Natalie for Booster Camp! Friday after sparring, we will have 2 sessions. Each session is worth 2 class credits. Please check the sign on the lobby calendar to see how many credits your ninja needs. Sign up sheet is in the lobby!
Session 1: 6-6:30 – $35
Session 2: 6:30-7:00 – $35
Stranger Things VORTEX Edition Parents Night Out!
Stranger Things PNO is back! Will you help us defeat the Mind Flayer?
August 30, 2019
We wanted to make you aware of an upcoming event that Vortex has been a part of for many years. It is the T-Force Elite Internationals. It is being held on August 17, 2019. Here is a link for more information on when, where, etc.
Vortex runs the contact division, called the Vortex division. You are welcome to sign up for that as well as anything else you would like. Leander will be bringing a large group to compete, and we would LOVE for Vortex Pflugerville to join in on the fun! This is another opportunity to expand your martial arts knowledge and compete against other schools!
August 28 and 29 will be buddy day! Find your partner in crime and bring them to class! Whether you’re Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum or Thing One and Thing Two are more your style, make sure to wear matching outfits and show off your bestie!
The Macbook could belong to anyone!!! Our contest will be over before you know it, make sure to invite your friends and family this season and YOU could win a brand new Macbook! Right now is the EASIEST time to refer someone, parents are looking for new after school programs now that school is starting! Show of your dojo, win your macbook, be awesome 😉
S.W.A.T. Training is coming back around! Saturday, August 31, plan to gather from 11-3 PM for training! If you would like to become apart of S.W.A.T. make sure to turn your application in asap so Shihan and Ms. Natalie have time to review all potential candidates!
Closed August 13
Due to Meet the Teacher in PfISD, Vortex will not hold classes Tuesday night, August 13. If you are on S.W.A.T., Leadership or VIP and would like to volunteer with Staff to pass out flyers for your VIP hours, please see Ms. Ashley! This does not effect Summer Camp!
A Message from Ms. Ashley
Vortex has been my home for nearly four years, it has been an amazing journey but it is time for the next chapter to begin! After a lot of consideration, at the end of August, I will be saying goodbye to my dojo family! I plan to head back to school in the spring and will miss everyone so much! I can’t find the words to properly thank Shihan enough for the amazing opportunities he has given me, the grace and patience he has shown me or the many many lessons he has taught me. Thank you everyone for your support and kindness over the years, you are truly the reason I felt at home here. It has been a very hard decision to make but I am so excited to see what is to come!
Recap of the Schedule:
August 5 & 6 – Tip Testing
August 7 & 8 – Retesting
August 9 – Booster Camp
August 10 – Graduation
August 13 – No evening Classes
August 14 – Typhoon Texas Celebration Day/Last Day of Camp
August 15 – First Day of School PfISD
August 17 – T Force Elite Tournament in Dallas
August 23-25 – Shihan Out of Town
August 28 & 29 – Buddy Day
August 30 – Stranger Things PNO
August31 – S.W.A.T. Training/Outing