1) My child is brand new to Awana. What should I expect?
First off, welcome to Awana @ AMBC! Your child will need a few things to get started.
Cubbies (3 & 4 yr olds by September 1, 2016) will begin in the Apple Acres Entrance booklet. This booklet will take the clubbers a few weeks to complete. Once completed, they will move as a group through their handbook, Honeycomb. Your clubber will earn their vest. Please see Charles Chickering to get accurate sizing on the vest you should order for your child. The sizing is slightly off. Please remember this vest will be used until the clubber moves to Sparks, which begins when the child enters Kindergarten.
Sparks (Kindergarten, 1st &2nd graders) will begin in Flight 3:16. They are able to work at their own pace, but this booklet will take a minimum of to weeks to complete. Once they have completed this book, they will move into the first Sparks book, HangGlider. They are allowed to work at their own pace. Once they have completed Flight 3:16 they will receive the vest you have ordered. Please see Charles Chickering to get the correct sizing for vest. They tend to run small. Also, remember that they will wear this vest until they move into TNT (3rd grade).
T&T Ultimate Adventure (3rd & 4th Graders) will begin in the Ultimate Adventure Entrance Test before moving into the Ultimate Adventure Book 1. They will receive their uniform after they have completed the Entrance Test. Please see Charles Chickering to make sure you order the correct size for each uniform.
T&T Ultimate Challenge (5th Graders) will all begin in the Ultimate Challenge Entrance Test before moving on to Ultimate Challenge Book 1. They will receive their uniform once they have completed their Entrance Test. Please see Charles Chickering for correct sizing on the uniform shirts.
2) My child is a returning clubber to the same club as last year. What should I expect?
We are looking forward to having another great year with your child!
Cubbies (3 & 4 year olds by September 1, 2016) You will only need to purchase a new book this year! They will continue to use the vest they wore last year. If the vest has become to small, please see Charles Chickering to order a new one. Every Cubbies year begins in the Apple Acres Entrance test.
Sparks (Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd graders) If your clubber did not complete their handbook last year, they will continue on in that same handbook. You may purchase the next handbook at the begin of the year, or you may wait until they complete it. If your clubber finished their handbook last year, they will move on the the next handbook. They can continue to wear the vest they wore last year. Please see Charles Chickering if your clubbers vest is to small and you need to purchase a new one.
T&T Ultimate Adventure (3rd & 4th grade) If your clubber did not complete their handbook last year, they will continue on in the same handbook. You may purchase the next book at the beginning of the year or wait until they complete their current book. If your clubber finished their handbook last year, you will need to purchase them the next handbook. They may still wear the same uniform unless it is to small. If it no longer fits you may see Charles Chickering to order a new one.
3) My child is returning but will be moving up to the next club. What should I expect?
Welcome back! We love watching our clubbers grow. We pray that the club transition is easy for you and your clubber. Please refer back to the question regarding brand new clubber members. The information will be the same for you.
4) Do I have to purchase the club bag?
Purchasing a bag from Awana is completely optional. We do recommend bring a bag to make it easier to carry everything they need each week and make sure they get home with all their stuff to prepare for the following week. It does not matter what bag it is though. Your clubber is welcome to use any bag they may already own.
5) Do I Need to purcahse a uniform for my child?
You only need to purchase a uniform if this is your child's first year or if your child is moving into a new club. Charles Chickering will have vest available for you to make sure you order the correct size. Please remember that your child will keep the vest for up to three years. You may want to purchase one that gives them room to grow into to prevent purchasing a larger size before they move to the next club.