Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
February 22, 2016
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Dear Storm Family,
IMPORTANT Please read the entire newsletter.
 I'm sorry to report that due to a conflict with Valencia High School on Tuesdays we will be having practice at Saugus High School from here on in the evenings. We only have the next 2 or 3 Tuesday evenings, and then we will switch to Wednesday evenings for the remainder of the season.  

. We need 1 or the other 2 bags per family!! we are out of them. This long tradition goes back many many moons!! Please help us reward the kids with these treats for a job well done each day. 

Our first STORM FUNdraiser is upon us!
Please join us any time for lunch, dinner, and/or take out next Wednesday February 24th! Thank you so much Storm families! - See details below! and get the flyer

PICTURE DAY - This Saturday!!!!
We will be taking pictures on Saturday, please be sure the kids come in uniform. 
Practice Schedule
Track Kids
Monday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45
Tuesday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45
Thursday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45
Saturday - Valencia HS 8:00 - 11:00 - Picture Day!! 
Gremlins get released by 7:20 pm. 
Distance Kids 
Monday - Central Park - 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Tuesday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45
Thursday - Central Park - 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Parents please try to arrive 15 minutes early for pick up, in case practice ends early.
Distance - On the days that we are at Saugus High School the approved distance kids will meet at Central Park on the field near the Restrooms (Across from the basketball courts). 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm Please pick up kids from Central park before heading back to Saugus high School if you have children at both practice sites.
If it is raining practice is canceled. However we will practice in a light sprinkle. This makes it tricky, many times it is not raining at the track when it's raining at home. Do not drop off your athlete if there is a chance for a canceled practice, please stick around
Please be sure to text STORMTF to 41411 to be added to our urgent alert system, in the event of a canceled practice, we will send a group text alert out telling parents to pick up their athlete.
or text "follow @stormtrackclub" to 40404
Distance Practice
On Mondays and Thursdays when we are at Saugus High School, the Approved Distance kids will meet at Central park next to the basketball courts. 
(Note this applies to the Approved Distance athletes, all others meet at the track at Saugus). 
If you have children that have to be dropped at both the track and the park, drop at the track first at 5:45, and then at the park, do not leave children unattended! please make sure there is a coach present before you leave.  Pick up at the park first and then the track. 
Until daylight savings begins, the Distance kids will be training in the park. It is just down the street from the high school and a safe place to train. 
California Pizza Kitchen FUNdraiser
We will have our CPK fundraiser on Wednesday February 24, Please download and bring a copy of the Flyer and bring the flyer with you to CPK any time all day, and they will donate proceeds to Storm Track Club.
Picture Day
We will be taking pictures on Saturday due to the size of the team we will have the athletes arrive in shifts. 

If you have kids in multiple age groups you should arrive at the earliest time. (Groups shots will be taken during the age groups time).
All athletes are to arrive in uniform. Please be sure you have picked up your uniform this week if you have not yet done so.
Gremlins 8:00 am
Bantams 8:30 am
Midgets 9:00 am
Youth & Older 9:30 am
Coaches an Board of Directors please wear your coaches shirt, your group shot is at 9:30 am.
Only the youth and older athletes will have a practice after pictures. 
Jelly Beans and Jolly Ranchers
Jelly Beans
Parents we ask that you bring 2 bags of jelly beans or Jolly Ranchers.

At the end of each practice we give the kids a few jelly beans as a treat. For the kids with braces, we give them a Jolly Rancher. The kids must be heading out the gate in order to get them.  
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Schedule of meets, Results, News Letters, Pictures. 
Urgent Alert Message System
If you would like to join our Urgent Alert Text System, on your cell phone text the word "STORMTF" to 41411 and you should be greeted with a welcome message, we use this system rarely for very important urgent alerts, for example, We cancel practice early due to unforeseen circumstances
It's been brought to my attention that if your using T-Mobile, you may have to contact them to have Text Message Blocking shut off while you enroll. I believe once your enrolled you can turn it back on.
Please be sure to check with your cell phone provider if you are having trouble connecting to our urgent alert text system. 
We will try to help you, but in most cases if you get an error trying to connect, I suggest you contact your customer service and see if there is some type of blocking on your phone preventing signing up for these types of text systems, I've been told that some games use text systems to bill your phone, our system will not bill your phone, we are paying for it.
Alternatively: If you use Twitter, you can join our twitter feed. We also tweet all of our urgent text alerts.
To sign up for twitter alerts,
1) text "follow @stormtrackclub" to 40404
2) You should get confirmation that you are following us
3) Urgent text alerts will be texted to you the same as if you joined the alert system. 
I believe this will work even if you don't have a twitter account.   
We do tweet out a link to our newsletter each week also, so you will get more information from us via twitter than our Urgent Alert Text System. 
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club