7th, 8th and 9th Grade Los Altos Class

First Class: 15 September, 2016
Class Duration : September 2015 through March 2016 (no class in December) on the 3rd Thursday 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 3rd Thursday of each month:

  • September 15, 2016
  • October 20, 2016
  • November 17, 2016
  • December 4, 2016 (Holiday Social. No class.)
  • January 19, 2017
  • February 16, 2017
  • Spring Ball – March 5, 2017
  • Luncheon/Dinner for 7th-9th graders – March 11/12, 2017