Greetings and Welcome to our Fall-Winter Issue,

For this issue we gathered our upcoming educational workshops. As always, we welcome your feedback and questions.

A lively and informative program on "Etiquette"
for children ages 5 to 12.

Great way to prepare your kids for the holidays and all those close encounters at the dinner table.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Friday, November 11th, 2011

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: The Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Fee: $45 per child
Fee includes:
One hour Introduction Class
Take-home handouts to reinforce lessons learned

To enroll for the class please call: 
It's A Piece of Cake @ (415) 987-1946 

Space is limited. Pre-registration required by
November 1st, 2011
Please note, the fee is required to be paid in advance, and is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled.

Menu of Topics 
Introducing yourself and others 
Importance of first impressions
Significance of body language
Basic Table Manners
How to handle difficult situations at the table and with friends 
Embarrassing accidents, what to do and more...

Fun Activities:  
Acting and role-playing 
Teaching Method: Simla Akyol interacts with the children to help them use their power of reasoning, as this is the best possible teaching tool to boost confidence. They will have a truly charming and memorable occasion while learning important social skills.

“ELBOWS OFF THE TABLE” is an activity filled program that produces a significant long-term benefit to motivate children to interact with others positively and handle everyday situations in a caring and courteous manner.

Interested in booking this program for your group?
Interested in a different date and location? We’d be happy to customize a program for you. Please contact us. 
(415) 987-1946


Simla Akyol is the founder of It's a Piece of Cake, Children's Events and Entertainment service in San Francisco. It's a Piece of Cake specializes in custom-designed children’s parties and hosts educational workshops for kids and parents.

Simla Akyol and It's a Piece of Cake has been featured in numerous periodicals such as Real Simple magazine, Child magazine, Marin At Home, Noe Valley Voice, Oakland Tribune,  and  recipient of the Bay Area Parents' Magazine’s “BEST OF THE BEST” award for 2005 and 2006.

Contact Simla via e-mail at
or phone (415) 987-1946.

Virtual Place Settings
Our simple interactive game is a great teaching tool for kids to set the table properly.


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