Queensbury Elementary
North Vancouver School District
Cross Country

Cross Country News

September 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Queensbury Cross Country Running Team! We are looking forward to a fun season!

Forms and Uniforms

Cross Country team participants need to return their permission forms by in order to participate in Cross Country. Forms are available in Ms. Kennedy's classroom.

Practice Schedule

Practices are being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:10 am to 8:35 am at the following locations:

  • Tuesdays on the school field (September 25, October 2, 9, 16 & 23)
  • Thursdays, at 19th and Grand Boulevard (October 4, 11 & 18) 

On our Thursday morning practices, we will meet the children at 19th and Grand Boulevard.  Following practices, we will walk back to Queensbury as a group for the start of school.

Children are expected to attend practices in order to go meets. Once the forms are in, children will receive a uniform to wear at meets.  The uniforms are to be returned clean to Ms. Kennedy at the end of the Cross Country season.

Meet Dates

All meets go rain or shine so children need to be prepared for the weather. Meets start at 3:40 and are usually finished between 4:30-5:00. CHILDREN MUST SIGN IN AND OUT WITH US. At least one of the teachers will be by the finish line. There can be hundreds of children at a meet and safety is priority for everyone concerned.

The first meet date will be Thursday, September 27th, at Windsor Secondary School/Windridge Park.  

Windsor Secondary School is located at 931 Broadview Drive, North Vancouver.  (This is off of Seymour Parkway a few blocks past the Chevron Station.  Watch for the signs posted for Windsor School (on the right).

NO PRACTICE THAT THURSDAY MORNING DUE TO THE MEET AFTER SCHOOL. 

Wednesday, October 10th @ Loutet Park, 17th & Rufus Street, North Vancouver  (Follow 17th Street East from Grand Boulevard, and you will arrive at the park.)

Wednesday, October 17th @ Cates Park, North Vancouver  (4141 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver, BC)

Wednesday, October 24th Lower Seymour Conservation Area (2369 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver, BC)  Use inter-river park parking lot at the end of Lillooet Road, Lynnmour area.

Important Information for meets:

  • The target start time for each race is 3:40 pm.  Accommodation may be made for traffic jams, but races will not start any later than 4:00 pm.  The meets are over very quickly and should not conflict with other activities.
  • Race order:  Grades 5, 4, 7, 6
  • In each grade - Girls First - Boys Second  (ie:  Grade 5 girls will start, and then quickly thereafter, the Grade 5 boys will start.  Then the Grade 4 girls, and then quickly thereafter, the Grade 4 boys will go.)
  • You will receive the race map about a week before each race.  I will send out the map for the Windsor/Windridge race this Friday.
  • When you arrive at the race, make sure you have someone to tell the "Check In" that your school has arrived.  This helps us decide if everyone has arrived so we can start.  The Check In will be in a central spot near the start and finish area near a sign marked "Check In".
  • In the starting area, there will be large numbers which represent grades.  Have your athletes go to their grade sign and wait until they are called to the Start Line.

Transportation

Parents will be responsible for organizing transportation to and from the meets. We will meet in the gym before leaving for the meets so we know who is going and how each child is getting to the meet.  Once at the meet, students will AGAIN have to check in with us to confirm that they have arrived AND check out when they leave. Please note that this is for your child's safety, as last year we had 500 kids at the meets.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at school.

Many thanks for your support,

Ms. Laurie Kennedy