That time of year to get a new Cord will be here before we know it!
C.Mestre Betinho will be doing pre-testing with ALL STUDENTS to give feedback regarding their progress toward receiving the next cord level at the next batizado, which will tentatively be held on Saturday October 24th this year.
PLEASE SIGN UP FOR YOUR PRE TEST AT THE FRONT DESK SO WE KNOW HOW MANY TO EXPECT.
There will be another test for all students just before the batizado which will help C.Mestre determine who will be eligible to receive the next cord.
Saturday May 16th from 9:30 am – 11:30 am (approximately) for corda crua (new students) and green/blue cords
Saturday May 23rd from 9:30 am – 11:30 am (approximately) for 2nd level and higher
*After-School students will do pre-testing during After-School hours.
If you’d like you may drop your child off at 9:30 and return at 11:30 for pick up.
Friday June 19 at 6:00 pm
*Adults will do the pre-testing but the cord stripe ceremony is for kids only.
The pre-testing will replace class on the dates above.
Each student completing the test will receive a written evaluation showing the different techniques and skills that are expected to be acquired before the batizado.
*There is no fee for the testing or to attend the Cord Stripe/Award Ceremony on May 30th, but we are requesting a minimum suggested donation of $10 per student to compensate for the extra time, energy and money we are putting toward making this happen for our students. All proceeds from these donations will go directly toward offsetting the expenses of the batizado.
If you have any questions about testing, stripe ceremony or batizado (Graduation/Cord changing ceremony) PLEASE do not hesitate to ask!