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About Janine Dr. Janine Geranics is a professor and a mother who has always been

About Janine

Dr. Janine Geranics is a professor and a mother who has always been committed to the development and growth of young people. As the Sunday School director in her church for the past 10 years, she has touched the lives of many children.

Janine was born in England at a time when learning social skills and etiquette came naturally from family, friends, and schools. It was a time of a polite society where respect for your elders and others was and still is important.

As the director of the NEW Junior Manners Cotillion she is committed to instilling these beliefs and benefits to the children of the Peninsula. Janine has seen social etiquette evolve, and is delighted to help parents and students navigate the social skills needed for these new and important methods of communication.

In addition to teaching the NEW Junior Manners Cotillion, Janine is a professor of Literature at West Valley College. She is an etiquette consultant to businesses, a keynote speaker and an author.

Janine is the mother of two children, who are the light of her life and have provided insight into what children really need these days in order to navigate our complex society.

need these days in order to navigate our complex society. Our Mission To help young people

Our Mission

To help young people acquire the social skills needed to make their transition into adult society an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Our California Locations

Belmont Complex

550 Island Parkway, Belmont

2 nd Tuesday of each month

Foster City Recreation Center

650 Shell Blvd., Foster City

3 rd /4 th Tuesday of each month

Burlingame Woman’s Club

241 Park Road, Burlingame

4 th Monday of each month

Los Altos Lutheran Church

460 El Monte, Los Altos

3 rd Thursday of each month

Junior Manners Cotillion

P.O. Box 7058 Burlingame, CA 94011

650.340.9860 office 650.346.3026 cell (Dr. Janine Gerzanics) office@polite.com

Visit our web site to register for a class location nearest you.

www.polite.com

Tuition includes all training materials and events. There is a 10% reduction for a second and third sibling enrolling at the same time. Tuition may be paid in full with the registration or one-half with registration and one-half by the end of the September class. A payment plan is also available. Contact the office to make arrangements.

Make checks payable to:

Junior Manners Cotillion, P.O. Box 7058, Burlingame, CA 94011

Manners Cotillion, P.O. Box 7058, Burlingame, CA 94011 Invites your child to join the classes and
Manners Cotillion, P.O. Box 7058, Burlingame, CA 94011 Invites your child to join the classes and

Invites your child to join the classes and events of the upcoming season starting in September 2013

Give Your Child the Competitive Edge

Give Your Child the Competitive Edge Today, academic achievement is not enough. Competition on every level
Give Your Child the Competitive Edge Today, academic achievement is not enough. Competition on every level

Today, academic achievement is not enough. Competition on every level is very high. How will your child stand out when everyone has high grades and participates in multiple extra curriculum activities?

Confident and polite young people stand out in the crowd and in the classroom. They have people skills and are self-assured. These children have the competitive edge.

The New Junior Manners Cotillion offers fun and affordable programs providing students instruction and practice in good manners and social skills that will help their success. The program also incorporates some basic ballroom dancing. Classes meet once a month for 1½ hours.

Junior Manners Cotillion presents a comprehensive program of etiquette and manners for both every day and formal occasions. Each class is a memorable event with focus on contemporary etiquette skills.

Our Programs

2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades

9-week, one-hour workshops, or a Saturday workshop: $225

Introducing a new, interactive program that is a collection of fun, interactive classes using art, music, poetry and games to focus on social skills and anti-bullying. These classes build self- esteem, character and successful relationships.

This program can be done as an after school enrichment class, one hour per week, or a Saturday workshop. We can also bring this program to your children’s school. Contact us to arrange it.

5th Grade (SEPTEMBER-MARCH)

Six classes (4:00-5:30 p.m.): $400

The focus of the slightly more formal 5th grade program is to teach young students to think about how their actions affect others.

Respect, responsibility and consideration for others are the topics of this class. Roll playing and discussions are used to introduce topics such as table manners, party manners and dress codes.

6th Grade (SEPTEMBER-MARCH)

Six classes (5:45-7:15 p.m.) and a formal ball: $530

Studies reveal that 85% of a person’s success is dependent on good social skills. Good social skills build self-confidence.

This program focuses on various social skills, including social media manners, greeting and shaking hands, cell phone manners, first impressions and the all important Holiday preparation table manners.

Basic Ballroom dancing is taught in preparation for the Spring Ball.

7th, 8th, and 9th Grades (SEPTEMBER-MARCH)

Six classes (7:30-9:00 p.m.) and a formal ball: $580

The Life Skills program teaches manners, social skills and 11 life skills topics. The classes are interactive, with students moving in small groups from station to station to learn different skills.

Students participate in round table 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 for a 4-course meal, learning how to tip, toast, tie ties and shine shoes. They also get a review of American style eating in preparation for a 4-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.

Tween & Teen Girls Empowerment Workshops

5 day summer camp: $450

Saturday workshop: $120

9 after school enrichment classes: $200

Manners are very important, but so are boundaries and being strong. These innovative new workshops help students navigate the stresses of tween and teen years and to discover their authentic selves.

Girls are empowered to have the skills, confidence and courage to make informed choices from a place of self- knowledge, self-respect and strength.

They provide essential life skills every girl/young woman needs for healthy maturation, relationships, development and the opportunity to reach their full potential. Students learn they are defined not by the media or those around them, but by themselves and who they want to be.