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Thank you Rosalind!  I did try the link for the activities, but it was not working.  Perhaps it's not active yet?

I will say a word about following our kids to the activities.  Last year there were problems with the buses that had us concerned.  The bus that came to take our kids to their activity was a half hour late and our kids stood outside for that time waiting.  When the bus finally came, all the kids would not fit on the bus, so the students running the activity offered to get off to allow the few kids left to get on...or they were going to leave our 3 kids behind for another bus - without the people in charge of their activity.  We insisted the adults stay on, so they made room for the additional kids.  But we came to find out afterwards that our kids were standing on the bus with nothing to hold onto (our kids were 8 yrs old last year) as the bus drove through the city streets, because there was no where for them to sit.  We were really uncomfortable with this at the time, so we found the building the activity was being held in, and when they came out, we
 simply walked up and got them as they were coming down the stairs with no one asking us any questions.

Anyway, I know the JMU students work hard to plan these activities and we're very appreciative of what is offered.  We're feeling a little hesitant this year and while we know that parents / coaches are not invited into the rooms, we're wondering if there will be an option to drive our kids to the activities ourselves and drop them off.  We have some young kids on our team, with the youngest being 7 yrs., and putting them in a situation like that is causing us a bit of anxiety.  So if we can get them there ourselves, we'd feel a lot better about it.

Thanks much,
Amy Nichols

 


On Sunday, November 23, 2014 4:59 PM, Rosalind O'Brien <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
 


Hello everyone,
First, a couple of quick notes about registration:
1. State championship registration will be open through November 25th
2. We've fixed the payment link on our website. We're sorry it was broken before, and thanks to Anant and others for finding the error!

If you notice anything amiss on our website, please let us know at [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] and we'll get it fixed promptly.

State Championship Activities
We are using a new method for state championship activity sign up this year, which we hope will result in more people being able to register for their preferred activity. We've created a website where you can go to view the activities and reserve a space in the one you want. 

A few important notes:
	* Division 1 participants should sign up for an afternoon activity, and Division 2 participants should sign up for a morning activity.
	* Each participant is only allowed to reserve one space.

	* We ask that parents please do not follow their children to the activities (the professors will not allow you to enter the classroom).

	* Registration for activities will close Wednesday December 3 at midnight.

	* Once all spots are filled for an activity, that activity will be closed for registration.
Please read the information on the homepage carefully. If you have any questions, we've provided an FAQ page on the site. If you get really stuck or notice any issues with the site, please let us know at [log in to unmask]

You can sign up for activities here: http://activities.va-dcfll.org

Note: You can find the registration link, hotel reservation link, and the activities link on the main VA-DC FLL website, in case you lose track of this email.

Hope everyone's having a great weekend!
Ros
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Ros O'Brien
Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
VA-DC FIRST LEGO League
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