by VShrews on 10/16/17
Fall is in full swing and we're happy to welcome a new bunch of students to our dojo family! Thank you, new friends, for choosing Villari's of Shrewsbury and THANK YOU to our champions for referring your friends to us!
Many thanks as well to our students and families for the well wishes and baby gifts we received. We appreciate not only your generosity but how joyfully you celebrate our major life events with us not as customers but as friends and family. We feel so fortunate to have such wonderful people in our lives!
It will still be a while before Mrs. Fraioli is back but Master Fraioli is available for questions and payments and high-fives and chatting about sporting-type things. Lo Fry may make an appearance soon but EL Fry needs to build up some immunity before she ventures out into the world.
As for upcoming goings on, we have a few:
Halloween Day is Saturday Oct 28! Wear your costumes to class for spooky games and creepy kiais with a TREAT at the end of class!
VShrews will be closed, however, for actual Halloween on Oct 31. Since our only Child class that day is at prime trick-or-treating time, we decided to just cancel it. This decision was made not only to give you no distraction from your revelry but also because this is the first year that Lo Fry will be trick-or-treating and both Mrs. and Master Fry want to go along! Makeup classes are, as always, available.
November is our annual Holiday Merchandise Sale, the most popular month for Sparring Gear sales because... it's 20% off! That goes for uniforms and Century catalog orders as well. But get those orders in before December or we can't guarantee you'll get your gear before Winter Break.
Also in November is the annual Villari's Tournament which... we are still trying to figure out the details of at the moment. Keep an eye out for a flyer in the lobby as soon as ... well, we get any information ourselves.
Toward the end of November is Thanksgiving break, wherein VShrews will be closed from Wednesday Nov 22 through Saturday Nov 25. We open again on Monday Nov 27.
In December, VShrews will opt out of the biannual Regional Black Belt test in order to gather our forces for a June test showing. Possibly our biggest group yet! Get ready for hardcore training starting in January, BBCs! Woofry's got plans for a BBC club. Ask if you're interested!
And closing out the year, we've got Winter Break which...we'll announce the dates of as soon as we decide when they start. You'll see it here and in the lobby.
It's going to be a grrrrrreat fall, VShrewers! Keep practicing and going to class! Because now that Baby Fry has arrived, ranks tests are on their way!!!!