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Weekly Bulletin #10 - Week of 11/2 (7&8th Graders)

posted Oct 31, 2009, 12:17 PM by PMS Coach
Dear Parents of 7th & 8th Grade Cross Country Runners:
The season is fast coming to an end, for those kids who started running in August with the pre-season conditioning program, I applaud you for hanging in there.  I won't know until sometime next week if we will participate in the Bay Area Championship Meet on November 10.  We still need more kids to sign up to make it worth the effort.  In the meantime, here are the items I need you to review.
League Championship Meet - Thursday, November 5
As usual, meet at the Piedmont Community Hall, right after school on Thursday the 5th.  Adam and Kim will contact you about driving.  The meet starts at 4:00 pm and it will take 30 minutes to drive there so please remind your child to go directly to where the carpool'ers will be.  The meet location is Kennedy Grove in El Sobrante, directions are attached.
We need every child for this meet, if your child can't run because of illness, let me know ASAP.
Practice on Monday - November 2
The final practice for the 7 & 8th graders will be on Monday, right after school.  Please let your child know.  Alison and Melissa will be in charge of this practice, while I will be at the 6th grade Championship meet.  Practice will end a bit early, probably around 4:30 p.m.
Bay Area Championship Meet - Tuesday, November 10
So far I have only heard from a handful of you, and unless more kids are interested in participating I am not sure we will send teams.  So please respond to this e-mail or you can go to this link: http://www.pmscc.com/parents
The kids who I have as wanting to run in this meet are: Chase Betta, Michael Kuroda, Sofia Lautt, and Kevin Wu.
Click on Bay Area XC Meet Show of Interest and indicate if you are interested or not.
I will let you know next week if we will be participating or not.
Fall Sports Banquet
Wednesday, Nov. 4 is the date of the Fall sports banquet.  It is in the evening, I hope your child can make it.
Mills College Meet and Pictures
Briefly, for the girls, we only had a few of the girls present and our #1 runner, Anna Harleen, was feeling under the weather.  Still we had 3 girls in the top 10, Sarah Ching (6th), Anna Harleen (8th), and Angel Rael (9th).  For the boys, our #1 runner Kevin Wu turned his ankle and could not finish, I think he will be okay to run in the championship meet.  We had 3 boys finish in the top 10, Andrew Strauch (4th), Thomas Horn (5th), and Jack Flynn (8th).  Check our website for complete results and pictures, including pictures from Fentons.  www.pmscc.com
Even though there may be one more meet for the kids, Nov. 10, we would like the singlets turned into me directly after the championship meet.  Make sure I get your name before you turn it in.  If we run in the meet on the 10th the kids can run in the t-shirt given them. 
Every year I ask for feedback about the program and please be candid.  There is always room for improvement and based on your comments I can implement change if feasible.  In the next week or so if you could go to this link:
Click on "End of Season Parent Survey" and take a minute or two to complete it, I would appreciate it.
Turkey Trot
The Piedmont Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving Day.  It benefits the high school and cross country teams. Here is the link to the race:
Any child on the cross country team who wants to run in it can get a $10 entry fee rate. 
I need to know if your child is interested or not.  Just respond to this e-mail.
Talk by Sports Psychologist 
My running club is sponsoring a potluck and talk by a sports psychologist, anyone interested is welcome to attend.  The date is Nov. 7.  For more information, go to this link:
Thanks again for all your support this season, I hope your child has enjoyed it.
Len Goldman