Simply Social 

- for grades 3 and 4

Simply Social is our new program for younger grades, giving children a strong start in important manners and interpersonal skills. The program consists of a series of four sessions, each one hour in length. While our traditional Cotillion and Supper Club programs include partners and dancing, our new Manners Series allows our young members to practice in a smaller groups in a setting that allows for physical distancing as necessary. We will incorporate entertaining and informative presentations given by our talented instructors utilizing fun activities, role playing, games and prizes, making both learning and practicing fun for all! 

 

The formative years during 3rd and 4th grades are a wonderful time for children to begin to develop more awareness of how they affect those around them, and to consider the impression they want to leave behind. The ideas and skills practiced at each session are designed to empower children with knowledge and experience they can carry with them into into the world and apply to a variety of future social situations.

 

As you can see from the description, each session adheres to a general theme ranging from personal responsibility to communication skills to electronic devices. Proper table manners will be part of each session allowing children to practice good posture, proper use of utensils and group conversation, all under the watchful eyes of our expert instructors. The final session will include a two course dinner for more in-depth practice of dining skills. Read on for more details!

Membership Request

Please complete the following information

for the 2021 Manners Series.

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If you are unsure, please contact your volunteer chairperson or the Cotillion Office for assistance.

Child's Information

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Sibling Information

Please list siblings below if not already Cotillion members.

To request membership in Simply Social for your 3rd or 4th Grader, simply fill out the form below. Your child will then be placed in the queue for membership in your chosen chapter. The membership fee is $350. No fees are due until your child's place has been confirmed by your volunteer chairperson. An invoice will then be sent with further details. To continue, please complete the Membership Request form.

Simply Social

For Grades 3 & 4

One Hour Program

Yours, Mine and Ours

Personal Responsibility for Self and toward Others

Respect for Property and Borrowing

Personal Presentation

Common Courtesies & Awareness of Others

Manners when Out and About - When your fun isn’t fun for others.

Introducing Self and Others

- Dessert Served -

 

Communication is Key

Manners and Respect of Family Members at Home

Cell phone/Device Manners

Invitations, RSVPs, Thank You Notes

Speech - Formal, Casual, Slang

Conversation Skills

- Dessert Served -

 

The Life of the Party & When Not to Be

Being a Good Guest

Being a Good Host

Gift Giving and Receiving

Being Out of Control

Dress Codes and Ceremony Protocols

- Dessert Served -

 

Utensils are Useful

Place Settings and Basic Table Manners

 Proper Use of Utensils

Restaurant Manners

Table Conversation

- Two Course Dinner Served - 

Other Programs in Manners Series:

Edible Etiquette for 5th & 6th Grades

Modern Manners for 7th & 8th Grades.

The Martine Cotillions

California, USA

 

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