Thursday, September 13, 2012

Chess Club Starts Thursday October 11th!

That's right!  Frank Love Chess Club starts again on Thursday October 11th after school in the library. Chess Club is open to any Frank Love student in grades K-6 who is interested in learning how to play chess or already enjoys playing chess. Check your October 5th Friday folder for your permission slip.  All permission slips are due back by Tuesday October 9th.

There are few exciting changes to chess club this year.  First I would like to introduce our newest Chess Club coach, Sensei George Ahearn.  You may already know Sensei George from Evergreen Karate school in downtown Bothell.  He and his wife own Evergreen Karate and Sensei George teaches many classes there.  Sensei George is also a registered nurse and a serious chess player.  He has over 30 years of experience playing chess and has competed in and won numerous tournaments.  We are excited to have his expertise to share with our club. 

Mr. Adams, Coach Travis and myself, Coach Dawn, will continue to coach at chess club meetings and look forward to working with students again soon.  Last year chess club consistently had close 60 students at our weekly meetings.  We still need parental help.  We are requesting each parent to volunteer for at least one of the 21 meetings throughout the year.  There is no chess knowledge needed to volunteer.

The meetings will remain on Thursdays after school in the school library from 3:10-4:10.  The first meeting is October 11th.  On October 18th, there will be NO meeting after school.  Instead there will be a parents meeting at 6pm in the library. 

Chess club will cost $40 per year to join.  Scholarships are available through the PTA.  There is no fee for the first month.  We want to let your child have a chance to try out chess club and make sure it's a good fit before committing.  So if you're unsure or have questions about what chess club is like, come and check it out.  The $40 will be due November 8th and can be paid all at once or in two installments with the second being due on February 7th.  A chess club T-shirt will be included in this price.  If you have more than one child joining chess club, the fee for each additional sibling is $20 per year.

We are looking forward to another great year of Chess Club!

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