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Chess Club Announcement... Chess Club Applications are due February 21st, and the first meeting will be held on February 28th. This should be fun!

Attention 4th and 5th graders! If you already know how to play chess, or if you want to learn how to play, you may want to consider joining Inman’s Chess Club. This is an extracurricular club that meets after school on specific Fridays. Chess is a fascinating game of quiet concentration, which allows students to develop the following: focus, problem solving skills, strategic planning, offensive and defensive maneuvering, patience, respect and sportsmanship, as well as many other skills and traits. Club members will learn and practice the game through friendly games and competitions. Meetings will last for approximately one hour, from 2:20 - 3:20 p.m.  Transportation will NOT be provided, so someone must be able to pick you up by 3:30 p.m. each Friday. Meetings are always optional! If you are not able to attend, it’s no problem at all! Just be sure to notify the school or club in writing. 

 

It will be assumed that every chess club member is staying for each meeting unless otherwise noted (by written notice, e-mail, call, etc.). If your child is NOT planning on staying after school on any given Friday, you MUST let us know prior to dismissal on Friday. Any student that is not picked up by 3:40 p.m. will automatically be placed in the After School Program (ASP) as an emergency drop-in, and the parent(s) will be charged the hourly/daily rate. 

 

Good conduct and appropriate behavior are also mandatory at all times during Chess Club meetings, and the Fayette County Student Code of Conduct will be strictly enforced. Any student that demonstrates inappropriate conduct and/or irresponsible behavior will be removed from the Chess Club.

 

There is no fee for joining the Chess Club! However, donations are always welcomed, and we hope to host an open chess tournament during the year to raise money for purchasing game clocks and/or more tournament sets. 

If you would like to join the club, please complete the following form, and return it to Mrs. Keller or your homeroom teacher by February 14th. Thanks!

So, to summarize:

  • Attendance each week is totally optional, but your parent must inform the school if you are not attending.  
  • You can see which dates we will have Chess Club on the Inman Elementary website www.fcboe.org/ies 
  • Late pick-ups (after 3:40) WILL go to ASP, and you may be charged applicable fees
  • Dates currently planned for Chess Club - February 28th, March 13th and 27th, April 17th, and May 1st and 15th  

 

Inman Chess Club Agreement   

                 

Student’s Name  ____________________________  Grade: ______ HR Teacher_____________

 

Parent/Guardian  ________________________________   Phone Number ___________________

Parent/Guardian  ________________________________   Phone Number ___________________

Parent(s) Email ___________________________________________________________________

Transportation:     _____ ASP ______ Car               _____ Bus (Number: #_____)

Emergency Contact (other than parent) in case parent(s) cannot be reached:

Name & Relationship  ____________________________   Phone Number ___________________

 

Having read the “Inman Chess Club (2020)” informational handout, I fully understand that Inman’s Chess Club is extracurricular in nature, and that participation is completely optional. It is my responsibility to inform the school/club if my child will not stay after school for any meeting(s) or if there is any change in transportation plans.  I also understand and agree that I must provide timely transportation for my child at the designated pick-up time, which is no later than 3:30 p.m. on the day of meetings.  If my child is not picked up by 3:40, I hereby give my permission for them to be placed in the After School Program (ASP) as an emergency drop-in, and I will be charged the hourly/daily rate as required. I also understand that good conduct and appropriate behavior are mandatory at all times during Chess Club meeting, and the Fayette County Student Code of Conduct must be strictly adhered to by all students. Any student that demonstrates inappropriate conduct and/or irresponsible behavior will be removed from the Chess Club.  

Parent Signature: _____________________________            Date: ___________________ 

Student Signature: ____________________________            Date: ___________________ 

Any pickup restrictions? ____________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Students: Why is chess considered a game of quiet concentration, and why would you like to join? _______________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Clayton County Chess Tournaments - These are optional, of course, on the first Friday of each month beginning at 5:30 - but they are a great experience!  Click here for more info - http://tinyurl.com/claytonchessform 

2019-2020 Clayton County

 Chess Tournament Schedule

2020:

 Friday, January 10th from 5:30 – 9:30pm

 Friday, February 7th from 5:30 – 9:30pm

 Friday, March 6th from 5:30 – 9:30pm

 Friday, April 10th from 5:30 – 9:30pm

 Friday, May 1st from 5:30 – 9:30pm




Tournaments are enjoyable for kids, teenagers, and adults!

 

Location: Jonesboro High School Cafeteria 

   7728 Mt. Zion Blvd. 

  Jonesboro, GA 30236



On-site registration and check-in will start at 5:15pm and will end at 5:45.  The free meal will be offered from 5:30 to 6:00pm. The tournament will start at approximately 6:05 pm. Clocks will be used, and each player will get 20 minutes per game.  Please arrive early so you can have enough time to pay your registration and enjoy your meal.

 

Cost: only $10 per player (we accept Debit or Credit)


    --->> Register at http://tinyurl.com/claytonchessform

 

The US Chess Federation holds a National Chess Tournament during Mother's Day weekend each year.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the players that have attended and enjoyed competing in some of our local tournaments. This offers a chance for the students to compete against some very experienced players from all over the United States.  The parents must provide transportation, meals, and hotel accomodations for the tournament which is offered at a discounted rate for chess players.  ( $176 per night plus taxes & fees) The link for the tournament information ishttp://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2020/elem/.  If you are interested in finding out more - feel free to send an email my way.  keller.tess@mail.fcboe.org  Tournament registration is $50 currently, and the students will need to be members of the US Chess Federation which carries an annual fee, as well.  While this is quite expensive, it is a great trip!