chess club and after school activities

Posted on: Wed, 09/29/2004 - 1:12am
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It seems to never end ..reviewing the safety issues of a PA child. My son, age 7, has been waiting to be in the chess club like his older brother ( non PA). I requested to emphasize handwashing as well as a peanut free game board. The principal is requesting a medical note. We are still waiting for an updated note from his doctor is is not as cautious as myself. I think the school is afraid of lawsuits if anything happened to my child.

I thought it would get easier as the child got older and more responsible. Does anyone has similiar experiences?

sue

Posted on: Wed, 09/29/2004 - 2:20am
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Nothing to add, except when I was in high school, I was the captain of our chess club.
I had a ranking and all that...
I coulda been a con-tenda...
Jason

Posted on: Wed, 09/29/2004 - 4:38am
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I used to play chess with my father. He NEVER let me win. Not once!

Posted on: Wed, 09/29/2004 - 10:48am
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HI
My PA daughter has been playing chess at lunchtime for 3 years now. The kids all wash up before playing and she has her own board and men and we have never had any problems.
Hope this helps!
deb

Posted on: Wed, 09/29/2004 - 1:05pm
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She has her own men?? Lucky her ;-)
That said, my PA son starts tomorrow

Posted on: Wed, 09/29/2004 - 1:11pm
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LOL

Posted on: Wed, 09/29/2004 - 6:25pm
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All my high school yearbooks list "chessclub" by my photo.......................

Posted on: Wed, 09/29/2004 - 11:26pm
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b]All my high school yearbooks list "chessclub" by my photo.......................[/b]
Such a geek...
Why would ANYONE put chess club by their name... Guaranteed geekdom.
That being said, its a double negative for me and MY yearbook -- Captain of Chess Club AND computer club...
I was a super-geek. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I've also taught the girls how to play chess -- It took a long time for me to explain to Sara (though Caitlin is a problem..) that the knight is just NOT called a 'horse-ie'. I cringe just typing that.
Jason
Jason

Posted on: Wed, 09/29/2004 - 11:48pm
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Quote:Originally posted by jtolpin:
[b] Such a geek...
Why would ANYONE put chess club by their name... Guaranteed geekdom.[/b]
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img] (gotta steady my hands to type I'm laughing so hard). I mean, in my personal, highly individual, and *unique* situation..................
[b]That being said, its a double negative for me and MY yearbook -- Captain of Chess Club AND computer club...[/b]
[b]TWINS!!![/b] (I also had: "Math Club") I was one of the few girls..............
[b]I've also taught the girls how to play chess -- It took a long time for me to explain to Sara (though Caitlin is a problem..) that the knight is just NOT called a 'horse-ie'. I cringe just typing that.[/b]
Try explaining to a nine year old "men men men men" [i]why the "Queen" has such awesome power[/i] compared to the "King". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 09/29/2004 - 11:52pm
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Quote:Originally posted by jtolpin:
[b]I was a super-geek. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[/b]
[i]HIGH FIVE[/i].

Posted on: Fri, 10/01/2004 - 2:37am
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Thank you all for your responses. My son wants to be involved in everything. He also played baseball which I too considered the safety issue with PB on the ball, bat etc. The world is a scary place but yet he reminds me of the safety rule of keeping his hands washed and out of his mouth. The school on the other hand is still waiting for confirmation from his dr which we have not received in writing. As the world changes so will our comfort zones.
Thanks again. Sue

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