Hi Track Families,
My favourite day of the year is almost here. Friday, May 20 is our Track and Field meet at Birchmount Stadium. Ms. Papel and I will be there supervising this awesome event!
Leaving early with Ms. Samuel
Some students who have early events be arriving at school for 7:45 am and will drive with Ms. Samuel to the stadium. They are Makenna, Ryan, Astrid and Olivia. They have already been notified of this plan.
All other track athletes are asked to meet Ms. Papel in the gym at 8:30am with all of their gear, ready to get their numbers and get organized. The bus leaves at 9:00.
Must have items for students:
Brock spirit wear clothing, (with names written inside), running shoes, shorts and T-shirt underneath track pants and sweatshirts, sunscreen, a hat, jacket, a healthy lunch, healthy snacks, a water bottle, a quiet activity like a book, and an umbrella. Please dress for the weather. I always bring my wooly hat! Conditions at the track can be very unpredictable, so please make sure your child is prepared. We will provide a school shirt if your child does not have one.
-the meet happens rain or shine. It will only be cancelled if the weather is extreme. Notification of cancellation will be posted on my twitter feed and the school web site as early as possible. (@BrockMsSamuel, http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/brock/Home.aspx
-event times are approximate. Some events can run up to an hour early or late. Here is the event schedule.
-in some cases track and field events happen at the same time. Students must check in to their field event first and then go to the track event, when they are finished on the track, they go back and compete in their field event. Track events do not wait for field events. If you miss your event, you miss your event. :-(
-students will be permitted to buy snacks from the snack bar. However, please understand it is usually very crowded and does not offer many healthy options.
Returning to Brock:
There are a few students who will be travelling back to Brock in parent vehicles because their final event might have to marshal after the bus leaves. Ms. Papel will return on the bus at 2:00 with the majority of the team. In the past some of these events have been early and the students have made it back on the bus. But just in case the events run late we have made car pools as follows:
Ryan's dad: Ryan, Gabor, Myles, Michael, Alex. L.
Hollis' dad: Hollis, Dristi, Sidonie, Veronica
Kayla's mom: Kayla, Carmen, Amy
Henry's mom: Henry, Zayne, Makenna
Our students have trained very hard for this day--through cold, wind and rain--they have showed great courage and determination. I am really looking forward to watching them compete.
Go Brock Go!