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Michael Brown <[log in to unmask]>
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Michael Brown <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:34:11 -0500
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Hi Peggy,

Congratulations, I'm sure the kids were excited!  We'd be willing and able
to help out with whatever you may need. I'll follow up in a separate note
with some more details.

Michael

On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 6:56 AM, Peggy Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear Fellow Coaches,
> First of all, I would like to apologize for talking about the next level
> of tournament when there are many teams who have not yet competed at the
> local level; however, our situation requires we gather information and make
> plans.
>
> Background:  I am a volunteer at Walker-Jones Education Campus. The
> extraordinary news is our team won the Core Values Award and is advancing
> to Harrisburg on Dec. 5th & 6th.  The thought of such a thing NEVER entered
> our minds.  For the past three days reality has been sinking in and I have
> a couple of huge concerns: safety and funding.  I really don’t know who to
> turn to and then last night I thought of this group.
>
> The FIRST YPP states: 2 – 4 students in a room, same gender and no adults
> unless they are a parent.  This sounds good but not really in our reality.
> I really can’t imagine three rooms of children in a hotel, two hours away
> from home, who have never spent a night in a hotel.  This doesn’t really
> seem safe.
>
> Second problem ~ finance.  Our school does not really have money for such
> an expense for ten students.  We really do not have a PTO. We are reaching
> out to central office but that doesn’t seem to be working out and I can not
> imagine funding being able to work through the DCPS system in less than
> three weeks.
>
> A little more background ~ we have some outstanding parents but traveling
> by car is not possible. Taking off work for three days to attend is
> probably not possible.  Chipping in even $50 is probably not possible.
> They will all want to help but . . . the reality . . .
>
> Traveling back and forth is not really possible with because of the
> schedule and distance.
>
> This is a huge honor and opportunity and we want to go to Harrisburg but I
> need your advice & experience.  How do you handle the overnights and where
> do you get funding?
>
> Thank you!
> Peggy
>
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