7th, 8th and 9th Grade Burlingame Class

First Class: 25 September, 2016
Class Duration : September 2016 through March 2017, on the 4th Monday of each month
Teachers: Janine Gerzanics
: 650.340.9860
: 650.346.3026
: office@polite.com

The Life Skills program teaches manners, social skills and important life skills. The classes are interactive, with students moving in small groups from station to station.

Students participate in discussions on topics from jealousy, to ethics and friendship. Each student writes and gives an acceptance speech. They work in teams for many activities, such as setting a table, learning how to tip, give a toast, tie ties, and shine shoes. They also get a review of American-style eating in preparation for a four course dinner in the spring.

In February, students attend a stage production, followed by a reception to practice their etiquette, polite conversation, and formal introductions. Basic ballroom dancing is taught in preparation for the Spring Ball.

Class Dates are the 4th Monday of each month:

  • September 26, 2015
  • October 24, 2016
  • November 28, 2016
  • December 4, 2016 (Holiday Social. No class.)
  • January 23, 2017
  • February 27, 2017
  • Spring Ball – March 5, 2017
  • Luncheon/Dinner for 7th-9th graders – March 11/12, 2017