Welcome to the spring rowing season, where practice is off to a great start with an abundance of hard work and good enthusiasm! I wanted to send out an update, which is full of lots of useful information, and includes several action items requiring you to address. I apologize for the length of this email, but it is all very important.
Parent Leadership Group.
This spring the team will be led by Diane McCoy and Carole Daniel, who will coordinate the regatta food and logistics of feeding upwards of 115 rowers at our regattas.
With such a big travel squad and operation, they are looking for several other parents to help out, by committee of sorts, with all the logistics involved. Please contact Diane & Carole if you are interested in helping We have set up a stand alone email that they will use to communicate with the parents. That email address is firstname.lastname@example.org "Many hands make light work"
We will also be needing a Middle School lead parent as well.
INFO meeting- for new parents on Thursday, January 25th at 5:30pm at the Walton Boathouse.
To assist with this communications there is a closed Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ESJrowing There is also another site on Facebook- Episcopal School of Jacksonville Rowing Team typically updated by the coaches.
Team REGATTA FEE.
This spring at our home regattas, as mentioned earlier in this email, the parent team will feed upwards of 115 rowers throughout the day. To cover the cost of food at the regattas and eliminate the constant ask for food donations, we will be charging the student accounts for the spring season. . Any left over balance at the end of the season will be used to lower the cost of the end of the season Team Banquet. All money collected will be held in the school account and used specifically for food and regatta supplies as needed. Note- Away meet Hotel and Transportation costs are billed on a per race basis, separate from this Regatta Fee.
Upper School Fee $120
Middle School Fee $60
We will once again host a few Friday night Team Pasta Dinners at the Boathouse to carb up for the races. Those dates will be announced at a later time.
Online Regatta Waivers TO DO ITEM to be completed by parents.
This is ONLY for those students who DID NOT compete this fall and are new or returning to the team this spring.
Go to the link below. Use the drop down menu and select our school name. Fill in names, date of birth DAY /MONTH /YEAR format and click the boxes. The correct birth date is very important for the behind the scenes entry info with our State Championship. You will be asked to do it again if it turns out to be incorrect.
It takes no more than 2 minutes. Please do this now if your child did not race this fall.
This waiver allows your child to compete in several Florida specific regattas, including the first one of the spring.
Team & Parent Gear at Boathouse Sports TO DO ITEM Opens Monday 25th and closes Monday January 29th
New Boys- Will need a Men's Pinnacle unisuit to race in. They should try on a teammates to get the correct sizing.
All others- the only mandatory item to purchase is the polo shirt, if they do not already have one from last year. If your rower is new, then the shorts (trou) will be needed for practice. All other gear is optional, but there are several very useful items including tanks.
Middle School rowers will have a separate order taken for their racing shirt, (not shown) but should get the shorts/ trou.
Boathouse Sports Link (Will be open Monday 25th and close on Monday the 29th)
Attached is a Flyer with the items what will be on the store and a breakdown of what is for Parents and Rowers.
Cliffs Notes RECAP-
1) New Parent Info Meeting- Thursday January 25th at 5:30pm at the Walton Boathouse.
2) Sign the Regatta Waiver online use Day/Month/Year birthday format
3) Team Regatta Fee will be billed to your student account
4) Order your Team Gear online at BoathouseSports following the link above. Attached Flyer of the items
5) Team Parent email is email@example.com
6) Attachment of the schedule and a peek at the online store items.
Coach Alton and Coach Washburn
Note- All specific questions about the boys team and practices etc should go to Pete at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent questions and inquiries about helping at regattas etc should go to email@example.com
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