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Hawks Regatta - “Float the Boat”

Friday, May 19th, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sierra Vista Park and Waterworks Aquatic Center
611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.,
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Download Hawk Regatta Rubric and Instructions HERE
Download Permission Slip and Waiver HERE.  
Check out a recommended video on buoyancy:
We encourage all parents to come and be a part of this exciting event. This can only happen with your support! Please sign up to volunteer:
Schedule for Hawks Regatta - Float the Boat:
  • 7:30am-8:00am Boats dropped off by parents at the Sierra Madre Rec Center Pool (Water Works) Include Team Number on boat
  • 7:40am Students arrive at School (Students will walk to park with teachers)
  • 8:15am* Judging Begins (*Once teams arrive with teachers, they stand next to their boats during judging)
  • 8:30am* Student Breakfast (*Begins during judging)
  • 10:00am-11:45am Boat Races
  • 11:45am-1:00pm Student Swim Time
  • 1:00pm Students return to school (Students must be checked out at the front office if they need to leave home early. There will be a sign-out sheet available at the pool as well.)
Students are to bring a bathing suit, towel and sunscreen. In addition, students may want to bring a sack lunch to eat later in the day.

Dear 8th Grade Parents & Students,
It is time to put all what we learned about density and buoyancy in class into practice!  Here are some instructions and answers to frequently asked questions:
1) The paddle does not need to be done with cardboard.  Students may bring a real paddles or borrow them from another team.  Please prearrange this if you need to borrow the paddles.  I have few paddles that can be used as well.
2) The boats can be dropped off at the pool as early as 7:30 a.m., no later than 8:00 am and the students will need to report to their homerooms to take attendance by 7:40 a.m.  We will start walking down to the park at 8:15 a.m. so that the students will have enough time to get into their costumes and bathing suits before the race.  Students must be checked out at the front office if they need to leave home early.  Please do not take them home from the park.
3) Breakfast/brunch will be available for students at 8:30 am.  Please see the signup genius below. 
4) If all goes according to plan, the judging will start closer to 8:30 a.m. and the races should start shortly after 10:00 a.m. and end around 11:45 am.  After the races are over it will be swim time till 1:00 pm.  Please help with clean-up!
5) The construction materials must be corrugated cardboard, duct tape, and/or packing tape.  Decorations and costumes can be anything that does not contaminate the pool in case the boat sinks!  
6) If you would like to play a theme song to go with the theme of your boat, please bring your phone or any device that can be connected to the PA system.  Please give the music to the MC, with written instructions, shortly before you get into the water so that he/she can play the right song.
7) The winners will not be announced until the graduation rehearsal, during school time, on Tuesday, May 30th.  Please help us keep this a surprise until then by not talking to the judges.
8) The pool will not allow any boats that are painted with any kind of paint.  Therefore, please stick to the rules given in the instructions.  Any lose items that could clog up the filters will not be allowed.
9) This project is part of the Science class grade.  Please make sure that each student is equally participating in this exciting project!  
10) Please sign-up to volunteer: 
Hopefully, this will be a fun family event for all of us.  It is worth taking the day off to come and watch it on Friday, May 19, 2017!
Mr. Dev.
Take a look at a video to help:
Download Regatta Information & Rubric HERE