I am happy to announce that Parks and Rec is providing us a bus to pick up our middle schoolers right after school on Tuesday, 9/18 to take us to Suffield Middle School where we will run with Suffield and Stafford in separate boys and girls races. The meet at Suffield is at 4 pm. Elementary kids will have regular practice with Cari at the Wolf Swamp fields.
The bus will first pick up our athletes at Birchland Park at around 2:20. The bus will then go to Glenbrook Middle School for the 2:50 dismissal. The bus will make a last pick-up at Williams Middle School at approximately 3:00. The bus is "Five Star" Bus.
After the meet, the bus will return the kids back to the schools in reverse order: Williams, Glenbrook, Birchland Park. I estimate we will get back around 6:00-6:30.
I will be on the bus and I need an accurate list beforehand of who will be on the bus because we need to depart and return with the same kids, unless a parent makes separate arrangements with me. I hope ALL of our middle schoolers will be able to run. Keep in mind this will be an early season meet for everyone involved (it is the very first race for the other teams), and the point is to feel like a team and have fun. PLEASE email me one way or the other on whether your child will be coming and will be on the bus.
What to Wear to School and What to Bring
The kids should have their shorts and singlets on and be ready to run when they get on the bus. I am told that at least for Glenbrook and Williams (and this should be a safe assumption for Birchland Park) that the kids cannot just wear their singlets in school. They can wear a T-shirt under the singlet, or they can wear a T-shirt over the singlet in school and then take the T-shirt off before the race. Either way, show your pride in our XC team! As always, bring a quart water bottle.
We will walk the course once we get to Suffield and the kids will be able to use the bathroom there.
We did a meet like this in Amherst in spring track, and it was great fun!