Brittany, Could you accomodate the teams with kids taking TJ exam after 2:30pm on Saturday. Not all children want to do the essays seperately and i do not want to enforce that rule on them. If you can accomodate the teams to have tournaments past 2:30 that will really help. It might make your tournament day longer - but there is no pressure on the kids or parents.The essay section is just an additional 1 hour. We would all appreciate it, if you could atleast accomodate it. The children are looking forward to participating in the state tournament after completeing their 4 hour long exams. These children actually are thinking of state event as there treat after finishing up a long test - so i think it would be really appreciated if you could accomodate them later in the day. Thanks Latha (co coach of Robotic riders team 2561) On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 9:26 AM, Brittany Rose <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Good morning VA/DC FLL, > > A number of coaches and parents have posed questions regarding the apparent > conflict between the championship tournament and the entrance exam for > Thomas Jefferson. As we did last year, we have partnered with the Thomas > Jefferson administration to arrange for an alternate testing plan. Students > on teams that are participating in the championship tournament will take the > first part of the TJ entrance exam on Saturday morning as scheduled and then > will compete in the judged events at the championship in Harrisonburg on > Saturday afternoon. If the students pass the first part of the TJ entrance > exam, they will be given another date during which time they can take the > rest of the test. In order to be able to take the test in this manner, > students' names will need to be on a list that VA/DC FLL submits to TJ. > Please do NOT send those names now - I will be requesting this information > via a separate communication to the championship list later today or > tomorrow (I do not yet have a complete list of championship teams from this > past weekend). > > Thanks, > Brittany > > -- > Brittany Rose > Virginia/DC FIRST LEGO League > www.vadcfll.org > ------------------------------ > To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit > https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave > the list". > VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ADMIN-L. Visit > https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-admin-l.html to subscribe. -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ADMIN-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-admin-l.html to subscribe.