Math Olympiad sign-ups starting on Tuesday, October 1st
Fri, Sep 20 10:28am

Hello Chadbourne families,

It's time to start registration for Chadbourne Math Olympiad 2019-20. CFFA has registered 4 teams (3 in Division E and 1 in Division M) for Math Olympiad this year. Sign-ups will start on Tuesday, October 1st.  4th, 5th and 6th graders can register for Division E but Division M is open only to 6th graders. The 4 teams can accommodate 105 students in Division E and 35 students in Division M.

The 5 contests will take place on the following dates and times in the MUR.  Please note that the contests will continue to be held on Tuesday mornings before school.

                    Contest Date and Time

Contest 1 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7.15 to 8.15 am
Contest 2 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 7.15 to 8.15 am
Contest 3 Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 7.15 to 8.15 am
Contest 4 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 7.15 to 8.15 am
Contest 5 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 7.15 to 8.15 am
 
As the contests would take place before school, there should be no conflicts. Once registered, please mark these dates on your child's calendar. Registered students MUST attend all 5 contests. No make-ups will be given. The duration of the contests is 30 minutes, but we need additional time to help seat them, explain the rules and dismiss them promptly before the school warning bell rings.
 
Sign-ups will be open till Friday, October 11th. If more than 140 students sign up, 140 participants will be picked via random lottery to give everyone interested an equal chance.  In order to make sure all grades are represented equally for our school teams to do well, 45 students will be picked from Grade 4, 45 from Grade 5 and 50 from Grade 6. 140 is the maximum number the contests can be administered to in the MUR in a meaningful way; hence the limit. Thanks for your understanding.
 
For those of you new to Math Olympiad and how it is administered at Chadbourne, please visit the following links and read up. If you have a question that is not answered in either of those places, please contact me at moem@cffaonline.org.
 
This is a parent run activity and we need volunteers to help run it smoothly. I am happy to see many signed up already. You will have the opportunity to the pick the date you can volunteer for when you register your child. Reminders for those signed up will be sent out on Konstella prior to each contest.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the only time I am sending out the announcement to the entire school on Konstella. Future Math Olympiad related announcements will be sent out just to 4th, 5th and 6th grade classrooms to avoid spamming all parents. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE MOVED YOUR CHILD TO THEIR CLASSROOM ON KONSTELLA TO RECEIVE FUTURE ANNOUNCEMENTS.

 Jyothi Iyer