Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed the break and started the year off well. I will be out of the building on Monday and will not have an official practice. If parents would like to use my classroom on Monday to meet with their teams, I will leave the cart of materials inside. Please let me know if you will be practicing on Monday. We will resume Monday practice on Monday the 14th.
T-shirt orders were due on December 19th…please submit ASAP.
It’s time to order our team t-shirt for this year! The form can be downloaded here: tshirt order form . I’ll also have printed forms for the kids on Monday to hand out during practice. Our shirts are always so fun and the kids love when their parents wear the team shirt to competitions. Let me know if you have any questions.
Remember, we are not meeting on the 16th due to conference week.
Thank you to all of the parents who came to support and coach our team this week! The kids were really excited to start working together. Please remember to write a note to your child’s classroom teacher so that he/she will be dismissed to Science Olympiad each Monday for practices. Thank you!
Here is the placement for this year’s events. I have considered both county and state level competition time slots, observations from Monday’s practice, and most importantly…student choice. Every student received at least one event that he/she really wanted. The placement procedure takes me several hours and I don’t anticipate making any changes at this time. The kids are super excited to start practicing next week. I’m getting supplies ready to hand off to our wonderful parent coaches. I’ll send emails to you by the end of the week with information. Thank you so much for volunteering to help our team continue to be a top ranking team in both Cobb and in Georgia!
|Backyard Biologist||Aleeza and William||No Bones About It||Brinda and Ishani|
|Barge Building||Ishani and Brinda||Paper Rockets||William and Aleeza|
|Bridge Building||Jack L. and Lars||Rock Hound||Ezra and Jack H.|
|Crime Busters||Aashrith and Charlie||Starry Night||Caroline and Turner|
|Data Crunchers||Abhijeet and Tanvi||Straw Egg Drop||Charlie and Aashrith|
|Deep Blue Sea||Jacob and Caroline||Water Rockets||Zachary, Jacob, and Kaisen|
|Disease Detectives||Abhijeet and Tanvi||Weather or Not||Vamsi and Aishu|
|Grab a Gram||Kaisen and Zachary||Which Way is North||Jack H. and Ezra|
|Mystery Architecture||Vamsi and Aishu||The 24 Game||Jack L. and Lars|
I hope everyone is excited to begin an amazing year with East Side’s Science Olympiad Team! Our first meeting is for students only. We will meet on Monday, Oct. 1 from 2:30 – 3:30 in my classroom (324). The goal of the first meeting is to introduce the new events, allow students to practice a few events, and to have students rank the 18 events in order of their interest.
Parents should go to the carpool area for pick up at 3:30. Please send a note to your child’s teacher to make sure they know to send them to Science Olympiad practice.
I try to place students in events that they like and pair them up with a partner who has compatible interests. Our returning 5th graders will be the leaders this year and will partner up with 4th graders to “show them the ropes”.
If there is a parent who is truly interested in coaching Water Rockets, please email me. This event is completely practiced at home and has technical equipment (for launch practices) that requires adult supervision at all times. It is a really fun event to coach and one of the most popular with the students!
Thank you for signing up for snacks! I can already tell we are going to have a wonderful year!
Thank you to all students who applied for a position on our team! We will review all applications and let students know the first week of September about our decisions.