Wednesday, August 17, 2011

One Week Down...

Thank you to everyone who came to the parent potluck last night. The food was great, our athletes were in good spirits, and it was great to see everyone's faces again and to meet some new ones! Jenna said it well last night, that we truly do have a great community here with Grandville Swimming and Divng in our athletes and our parents. Thank you for everything you have done and will do throughout the season.

Parent Potluck
If you missed the meeting, here's a brief rundown of what we went through.
1) Text Alerts - For quick release of information only. If you didn't make it on the list, email us and let us know your phone number (with area code) and your carrier and we'll add you.
2) Important Dates
-Pictures Friday 10:45 – be there at 10:00
-KH Pictures Friday at 2:00
-Team Building Event Friday at Bosworth’s Cottage
-Pop Can Drive Thursday 1:30-3:30pm, next Tuesday 6:00-8:00pm
-Applebee’s Fundraiser on Oct. 15
3) - Main source of communication! Sign up for the blog. All important information goes here.
4) Team Goals
-More individuals returning at conference
-More individual state cuts, score higher at state
-Develop more team depth
-Push our swimmers and divers to achieve more than they think they are capable of
-Have fun
5) Review of Team Expectations
-Injuries, Varsity Letter Requirements, Attendance Policy, Parent/Athlete Conduct at Meets, Post Meet Meals, Transportation Policies, Communication of Questions and Concerns
6) Athletic Boosters - Joining the boosters, concession and raffle schedule, Meijer cards
7) Conference Goody Bag Donations - Barb VanderKallen spoke to the flyer which was given out on the first day.

Our Facebook page is now up and running. You can search for us and "Like" us through your account on Facebook. Please remind your daughters that this is a public place on the internet and anything that is posted is not only permanent, but seen by anyone. Now is a great time to discuss with them Social Networking Responsibility.

Pop Can Drive
The first pop can drive is tomorrow from 1:30pm-3:30pm. If you are available to drive along with the girls it would be very helpful. Please let us know if you can at Remember Kenowa Girls, you may choose to do the drive in your neighborhoods as long as you are together and can make it to practice on time. Please remind your daughter not to enter anyone's home, to wear Grandville swim and dive apparel (if possible) and to never approach a home alone (always take a buddy). Remember that all of the money we raise during the pop can drives goes towards the cost of suits for the season. If you can't make it, we need to know, and it's your responsibility to collect cans at another time and contribute to the donations.

Team Building
The team building over nighter is scheduled for this Friday. We talked about it last night but if you're able to drive any girls down to the Bosworth's cottage in Allegan (30 minute drive) it would be very helpful. I'm assuming we wont have enough parents to drive down every athlete down to the cottages and even have a couple girls who need to leave that night. In the case that there are not enough parents to drive, we'll be asking seniors to drive down. If you're not comfortable with your daughter driving or riding with another swimmer, please volunteer to drive or contact us and we'll arrange for them to ride with an adult down to the cottages.

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