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Children’s Social Skills Workshop

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In today’s fast-paced, high-tech society, teaching children manners is more crucial than ever. One of the most important jobs we have as parents and teachers is to help children develop social skills, show them how to interact with others in a polite manner, and teach them to treat everyone with respect. Whether the occasion is a family gathering, a meal at a restaurant, or a quick trip to the grocery store, children can apply our lessons in any social situations and practice good manners so that they become a habitual part of their lives and set them apart.

Topics Include:
The Importance of Greeting Others
Rules of Introduction
The Handshake
Eye Contact and the Power of a Smile
Sportsmanship Etiquette
Hygiene and Appearance
Self-Respect and Respect for others
Behaving Appropriately at Other People’s Homes
Making Appropriate Conversa
tion
Proper Telephone Etiquette
Writing Thank You Notes
Other Modern Manners

For more information visit
www.newenglandschoolofprotocol.com 

Per the Hopkinton Board of Health, masks are now recommended but not required.

A little bit about the instructor, Nikki Sawhney
Nikki Sawhney is the Director and Founder of the New England School of Protocol and provides lessons and workshops in modern manners and dining skills for children from grades 1-12 as well as dining etiquette for adults. She is a certified etiquette consultant from the prestigious American School Of Protocol in Atlanta, Georgia where she earned a certification in children’s etiquette. She has also trained under William Hanson, a British etiquette expert and a tutor for the international protocol and hospitality consultancy firm The English Manner. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has worked in finance on Wall Street and in the retail industry.

General Information
Location: Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Office, 6 Walcott St, Hopkinton
Session 1: Tuesday, May 24th
Session 2: Thursday, August 4th
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Grades: 2-7
Cost: $75.00

Refund Policy
If you withdraw from a program at any time prior to two weeks before the program start date, you will receive an account credit good towards other Parks and Recreation programs. Account credits do not expire. Account credit will not be issued if the cancellation takes place within two weeks of the program start date. Cancellations due to a medical emergency will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund at any time with proper medical documentation. If a program is cancelled by Parks and Recreation, you will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund for that program. The processing fee associated with all credit card transactions will not be refunded.

If a program is suspended due to a recommendation by the CDC or the State and local Dept. of Health, customers can elect to take a refund or a credit. Credits will have no expiration date and can be applied to any program and can be used for any member of your household.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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