Thank you for helping make our 2nd Annual Science Olympiad a Scientific Success!
Here are some stats from the Friday’s event…
318 people participated; 237 students, 76 parent volunteers, 5 staff
Tired out 150 worms
Flew 200+ paper airplanes
Flung over 500 Gummi Bears
Used 400+ cardboard tubes
All of you have played a big part in the success of this event: the Science Experts who shared their talents, the Team Leaders who lead students through the controlled chaos, the parents that prepped supplies, the Staff members who promoted the event and graciously allowed us to use their work spaces and the parents who were patient while checking their children in and out for the event.
Next year will be the last year that I will be able to hold the Committee Chair position for this event per PTA guidelines. With recognition that there is no one quite as crazy as myself who is willing to take on full coordination responsibilities for the Science Olympiad, the Mad Scientist Committee will be breaking up the event responsibilities into easily manageable roles (10- 40 hr total time commitment per role) for next year. In order to keep the Science Olympiad going in future years we need volunteers that are willing to take on some of the coordination responsibilities for next year.
Please help the Science Olympiad continue into future years by seeing if there is a role where you can fit in. If you would like to be notified of the open positions and get more information regarding the positions available please respond back with your contact information (name, phone, email) -no commitment necessary at this time. The Mad Scientists Committee will put you on a distribution list and you will receive an email detailing the positions at the end of this school year when we are staffing for next year.
I want to personally thank all of you for your continued support of the Science Olympiad. My gratitude goes to the parents of participants that have been wonderfully positive through the chaos that accompanies the start-up of such a huge event and to the school staff who have given their full support in promoting and assisting in the success. In the two years I have coordinated this event, I have had nothing but positive feedback and very respectfully given constructive criticism aimed at improving the event in years to come. It makes me proud to be a Northwood Parent. I am truly impressed with our Northwood parents and am grateful to be a part of this school community.
Northwood Mad Scientists