Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Track Club is cancelled for Friday, Feb. 13.

Unfortunately, Mrs. Palmer and the other staff members that help with monitoring are not on campus this Friday.   We will get back on schedule the following week.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

ATTN Track Club Parents: I need your help!!

1. We need more parents on the track!

Now that our enrollment is close to 200 students, it is getting harder for me to ensure the safety and on-task behavior of our crew!

If you are willing, I would love to have 5-10 additional adults walking the track helping monitor.*
Please let me know if you are able to come and we can meet on Friday at 2:30 and make a plan.

*If we have 5-10 adults, it will not be a problem when someone can not make it on a Friday.
This does not have to be an EVERY Friday commitment, but a "most of the time" commitment.

2.  We need to stress the importance of honesty and integrity on the track!

It has come to our attention that several/many students are not being honest regarding the number of laps that are run.  There are a variety of ways that they are working the system.  We are putting systems in place to put a stop to the cheating the system, but we can use your help.

When talking to your child about their running accomplishments, be sure to focus on the hard work and the fitness/endurance that is needed or is being improved upon.  Try not to focus just on the number of laps that are run.  And if the number seems unusually high, ask a few questions before automatically praising.  Unfortunately, the students who have been cheating the system are sharing their tactics with their friends.

3. Thank you for encouraging your child to enjoy walk/jog/running! 

It is so fun to see this many kids staying after school on a Friday afternoon, just to be on the track!  If you have not come out and checked out this experience, you really should!  I think you will enjoy it!!  Maybe I'll see you out there THIS week.  The weather is supposed to be nice, mostly sunny with a high of 64...great weather for being out on the track!!

As always, contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.  Thanks again.  Kristen