As much as I wanted to move on, we are still 3 coaches shy of ensuring that every child can participate. I sent home a second request for volunteers today. As I mentioned to the students and on the request, the volunteers can be grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.
Hopefully, today was the final "house keeping" session. I would like to move forward with lessons next week, so please make sure you send in your child's permission slip by the 28th of September. So far, we have 3 brave parents who have stepped up and offered to be a coach. Given the fact that we have 42 students, we need a minimum of 9 parents to act as coaches. So, as of now we are 6 short. So, if you are on the fence, go ahead and take the plunge. I promise that in the end you will be happy you did.
As for the competition...it's been announced. (Apparently, it has been up for some time on the HCPL website. Usually, I get an email from the higher ups in the Science dept. at the time the library announces it.) This year's challenge....erase a chalkboard!
Our first class will be Mon., Sep. 21st. (Permission slips will go out shortly.)