Sunday, June 3, 2018

[2018 ARML] - Bus arrival back at San Jose

Hi parents,

If you're picking up someone arriving on the bus, we're estimating arrival at San Jose Diridon Caltrain station at 6:30pm. Bus will arrive at the same parking spot as on Thursday... see my earlier email for a map.

Best, 
Moor

Thursday, May 31, 2018

[2018 ARML] - Check in details for ARML

Hi everyone, just a couple of notes about what to do when you get to Las Vegas:

If you are arriving by car and are on the SFBA team, come to Williams Hall and call Silas at 650-906-0581 .

If you are arriving by car and are on the WWW team, come to Tonopah Hall and call Barry at 520-243-3339 .

If I am picking you up at the airport on Friday, meet at the info booth near baggage claim 8 and call me at 708-872-5244 if I'm not already there.

If I am picking you up at the airport on Thursday, call me when you land.

Monday, May 28, 2018

[2018 ARML] - ARML Bus Information

Hi everyone,

This is important information about the ARML bus. (If you're flying to ARML, feel free to disregard this email.)

The bus will load at the San Jose Diridon (Caltrain) Station. Once you're there, look for bus loading spot #3 near the entrance to the train station. Here's a map: https://math.berkeley.edu/~moorxu/2018ARML/documents/busmap.png
The spot labeled X1 is our bus loading location. Please do not park in the parking spots labeled "Caltrain Employee Parking", marked on the map with yellow and black X's. If needed, you can stop briefly in the parking lot labeled X2 on the map to unload. If you have trouble finding the bus, please call me at 541-206-7651.

All students should arrive for bus loading at 8:30am on Thursday. Do not be late. Once the bus is loaded, it will leave without you if you are not there. Note the earlier time this year!

You may wish to bring games and movies for the bus. We will only have movies if someone brings them! Also, feel free to coordinate games, movies, etc on the SFBA ARML facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bayareaarml/ If you're not in the group, request to be added and we'll add you. You may also wish to bring a (refillable) water bottle and a pillow/blanket if you're planning to sleep on the bus.

We have a team tradition of wearing our oldest ARML t-shirts on the bus. I will wear a shirt from 2008, and I'm excited to see your ARML shirts from past years.

If you have any questions about the bus, please ask! See you soon!

Best,
Moor

Friday, May 25, 2018

[2018 ARML] - Reminder: final practice on Saturday!

Hi everyone,

Our next (and final) practice will be this Saturday 2:00pm-5:30pm at Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. (See the website https://math.berkeley.edu/~moorxu/2018ARML/ for more info.) Note that it's a longer practice than usual. Please make an extra effort to come to practice (on time) for this final weekend before ARML. 

During the final 15-30 minutes of practice, we'll stop doing math and have a team meeting about the trip. This is also your chance to ask questions about whatever is on your mind. :)

You can find practice materials from past practices online on the practice website. As usual, username=sfba and password=arml. You may wish to see the practice notes page for this week on what we covered each week.

Best,
Moor

Re: [2018 ARML] - ARML 2018 Itinerary

Slight correction; the dates for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are wrong.  The correct dates are Thursday, May 31st through Sunday, June 3rd.  This will be corrected in the updated version.

On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 10:34 PM, Silas Johnson <silasj0@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear all,

ARML is coming up in one week!  A tentative itinerary for ARML weekend is attached to this email.  Some items are still up in the air, particularly as we don't know yet which dorm we'll be staying in.  I plan to send an update later once we have more information.

For those of you who have done this before, notice that the Stratosphere trip will be on Friday instead of Saturday.  That's because ARML is not organizing a Friday night event this year, just handing out pizza after the Team and Power rounds.  We will also not be going to dinner at the Stratosphere due to the tighter schedule (only going up the tower), so you'll need to pick up pizza before leaving.

Also, the Super Relay is not being held on Friday night like in the past.  We'll be organizing a Super Relay within our group immediately preceding Casino Night.  If you're flying home on Saturday, we'll send copies to the airport so you can race against each other while waiting for your flight.

See you next week in Las Vegas!

--Silas

P.S. Chaperones, I'll be sending you the staff version of the itinerary momentarily with a few extra items.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

[2018 ARML] - ARML 2018 Itinerary

Dear all,

ARML is coming up in one week!  A tentative itinerary for ARML weekend is attached to this email.  Some items are still up in the air, particularly as we don't know yet which dorm we'll be staying in.  I plan to send an update later once we have more information.

For those of you who have done this before, notice that the Stratosphere trip will be on Friday instead of Saturday.  That's because ARML is not organizing a Friday night event this year, just handing out pizza after the Team and Power rounds.  We will also not be going to dinner at the Stratosphere due to the tighter schedule (only going up the tower), so you'll need to pick up pizza before leaving.

Also, the Super Relay is not being held on Friday night like in the past.  We'll be organizing a Super Relay within our group immediately preceding Casino Night.  If you're flying home on Saturday, we'll send copies to the airport so you can race against each other while waiting for your flight.

See you next week in Las Vegas!

--Silas

P.S. Chaperones, I'll be sending you the staff version of the itinerary momentarily with a few extra items.

Monday, May 21, 2018

[2018 ARML] - Want extra t-shirts?

Hi Everyone,

We're down to the last two weeks before ARML! Thanks for all your hard work at practice so far. For those of you who haven't turned in permission slips yet, expect to start getting increasingly urgent emails from Kendra about turning them in. At this point, we can no longer accept permission forms at practice, so they will need to be mailed to the address on the website.

As for t-shirts, the group has decided on the Pascal's Triangle design. If you are interested in purchasing extra shirts, you must purchase them online by May 23. You can go to http://mathleague.org/armlshirts.php to place your order. Remember that these are adult sizes. You will be issued one t-shirt corresponding to your team assignment and the size you indicated when you signed up for ARML, but if you think you may have given us an incorrect size (or not realized they were adult sizes rather than youth sizes), feel free to email us to clarify. Any additional shirts you want to purchase can be ordered through the link above; t-shirts will be distributed after ARML so we don't have a bunch of people running around in tie-dyed shirts impersonating coaches. :D

While I'm on the subject of t-shirts (and in case I forget later), remember that you are required to wear your 2018 team t-shirt on Saturday. Tradition dictates that you wear the oldest ARML shirt you have on the day you travel to Las Vegas; this is not a requirement, but it's, you know, fun. :)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Re: [2018 ARML] - t-shirt voting and roster

Hi all,

Two quick things about the t-shirt survey:

1. Some of the designers also produced alternate-color mockups of their designs, so that you can see what it would look like on a variety of different shirt colors.  If you'd like to see those, I've collected them online here.

2. I misstated the title of one design; it should be "Heron's Formula (back) and SFFT Frog (front)".

Don't forget to get your votes in!

--Silas

Thursday, May 17, 2018

[2018 ARML] - Practice on Sunday this weekend

Hi all,

It's that time of week again... this is your reminder that this weekend we'll have practice on Sunday 5/20, 2pm-5pm, at Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. (See the website https://math.berkeley.edu/~moorxu/2018ARML/ for more info.)

I understand that there is a conflict with ProCo this weekend. For those of you at ProCo this weekend, you might still be able to come to some of practice, and I encourage you to do so if you're able to do so. As always, if you need to miss a practice for any (good) reason, please make sure you fill out the form on the website before practice.

I've uploaded practice materials from the past practices to the practice website. As usual, the username is sfba and the password is arml.

Note that this practice is your last opportunity to hand in a permission form in person -- we cannot accept permission forms at the final practice. If you have not yet turned in a permission form, please bring your (notarized) form to this weekend's practice and hand it to me or Tim.

See you this weekend!

Best,
Moor

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

[2018 ARML] - t-shirt voting and roster

Okay, our t-shirt designs are in and voting is up.  Deadline to vote is midnight Sunday.  You can see the designs and vote at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/25ZZBDX .  Please spend some time (no more than 5 minutes) at practice Sunday trying to come to a consensus within your teams as to what color you want your team's shirt to be, and what your backup color will be if another team wants the same color.  A1 and A2 are guaranteed pink and black respectively if they want those colors, so if A1 picks pink or A2 picks black they do not need to pick a backup color.

For reference, here is our roster as it currently stands. Please make sure your name is here if you think you are going to ARML:

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