April 8,  2013                                                                                     GLOW Update 
A NEW Message from
            Girls on the GLOW!


Good day, GLOW Friends!

What a glorious Opening Day we had on Saturday!  I don't know what was shining brighter, the sun or our GLOW Girls!

Thank you to all of our wonderful helpers who made our Opening Day special by providing snacks (leftovers went to a youth shelter in Glassboro... they were thrilled!), handing out t-shirts and water bottles, and coaching our girls through their first practice of the season.  Their first lesson was about Positive Thinking and how important that is in becoming a TRY-athlete.  We can only do it if we try, and we will only try if we believe in positive thinking.  All the girls were asked what they want to try as a TRY-athlete so be sure to ask your daughter what she answered.  Please encourage your girls to continue their positive thinking at home, at school, anywhere!

Next week's lesson is called Aim High, which is all about setting goals and working hard to achieve them.  You can start to talk to your daughter about her goals in preparation for next week's lesson.  I know one family that is working on a fitness goal together.  What a wonderful idea!  Oh, and please prepare your girls that the snacks were a special treat to celebrate our Opening Day so that they aren't disappointed next Saturday!

The remainder of this email is going to be set up a little differently from the previous emails.  You will find NEW INFO listed first, then UPCOMING EVENTS, and finally REMINDERS.

FYI, these weekly emails (as well as other important announcements) can also be found on Facebook AND our webpage.  If you haven't "liked" our Facebook page, please do so by clicking here.



  

IN THIS EMAIL...

NEW INFO:
Changes to GLOW With Mom Event
Lost and Found
No Drama Zone
"I Ran A Marathon"

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Self-Defense Seminars 
GLOW With Mom Events
Upcoming Local Races 

REMINDERS:
Aspiring Atheles 5K Training Plan
Spring Schedule
Arrival and Dismissal
Directions to JMT School
Parking
Swag Distribution
What to Wear
What to Bring/Not Bring
Medical/Photo Release Form
"I Ran a Marathon"
Volunteers Needed 

 

 

 

New Info

CHANGES TO GLOW WITH MOM EVENT

Please take note that our first GLOW With Mom event, GLOW With Money, is going to be held on Tuesday, April 9th and is sponsored by HFM Financial Advisors.  At this time, no one is registered for the first session (1st-3rd graders) so we will have to cancel that session.  However, the second session for 4th-6th graders is ON!  This session will begin promptly at 7:00PM.  If you haven't signed up yet, please do so now by clicking HERE.

This event will be held at:

Trinity United Methodist Church

Cedar Road, Mullica Hill NJ (the big white one on cedar!)

Questions? Call  Kristine at (856) 232-2270 ext. 7003

 

LOST AND FOUND

 

If your daughter left something behind, we have it!  Even if it was from last season, there's a good chance I kept it.  Please check when you arrive/leave each week.

 

NO DRAMA ZONE

 

Girls on the GLOW is a No Drama Zone, which means that whatever is bothering our girls needs to be checked at the door.  When you walk in, you will see a Drama Drop Off Box on the table.  Encourage your daughter to write down whatever is keeping her from GLOWing at that moment and drop it in the box. She can then pick an inspirational saying from the Keep It Positive Purse to help bring back her smile and her GLOW.  Hopefully your girls will take advantage of this opportunity to keep it positive!

 

I RAN A MARATHON

 

This isn't new information, but I want to be sure everyone knows to log in their "miles."  Any physical activity counts.  Fifteen minutes = 1 mile.  For example, if your daughter attends soccer practice for 1 hour, she can log in 4 miles!  Please have her log her miles in her journal.  Once she has done 26.2 miles, she will receive a certificate that says "I Ran A Marathon!" 

 



UPCOMING EVENTS 

FREE SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR

THIS WEEKEND IS THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A FREE SEMINAR!

Many of us have taken advantage of this opportunity already, including me and my own daughter, and I have to say Duarte Monteiro of Zen Martial Arts and Fitness does a very fine job of providing our girls with the right dose of a healthy awareness of reality, but also provides the perfect amount of fun and laughter for the younger girls.  If you have any questions or reservations about this class, please feel free to contact me or Duarte.  We will be happy to answer your questions.  Here is a link to provide more information, as well:
These seminars are not official Girls on the GLOW events, but are available to any of our members (and their siblings and friends, too!)   

  

April Dates:

Saturday, April 13:  2:00P.M  Adult (15 yrs and older)
Saturday, April 13:  3:30P.M. Adult (15 yrs and older) 
Sunday, April 14:    2 pm - 7-9 yrs.    
Sunday, April 14:    3:30 pm - 10-14 yrs.

To register, please R.S.V.P. to their email address zenmartialfit@me.com and give them the following information:  Participant's Name, Age, and Date and Time of Class.

The classes will be held at Pink Lotus Yoga Studio located at 1242 Kings Highway in Swedesboro.


GLOW WITH MOM EVENTS


Our first event is this Tuesday... GLOW With Money!  One of the MHWTC sponsors, HFM Financial Advisors, will teach our girls about saving, giving, and understanding money.  This event is FREE and space is limited!

Simply CLICK on the event you are interested in for all the details and to sign up.  Your registration for events with a fee will be confirmed once your check is received.
 
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGES IN TIME/DATE FOR SOME OF THESE EVENTS!

Tues., April 9th -  Glow with $                  7:00PM                          Trinity United Methodist Church 
Tues., April 16th - Date Night with Dad*    6:30-8:00PM                   The Blue Plate
Tues., April 23rd - Boot Camp with Becky  6:00-7:00PM                   Clearview Track Area  
Tues., April 30th - Giving Back-Flower Planting  6:00-7:00PM           Ella Harris Park (a flower planting event - will be recognized at Harrison Township Day on May 4th)
Tues., May 7th -   Celebrating Mom* (flower arranging class) 6-7:30PM New Dodges Market, Elmer 
Fri., May 17th -    Zumba with Mom*           7:30-8:30PM                  Fit to Dance Studio, Mullica Hill
Tues., May 21st - Running Fun with Jayne   6:00-7:00PM                  Clearview High School 


You can pay for multiple events with one check.  Please write "GLOW" on the memo line of your check.

Make your check payable to: Mullica Hill Tri Club and mail to:

Amy Edwards
40 Nocentino Drive
Woolwich, NJ 08085


UPCOMING LOCAL RACES

Perhaps your GLOW Girl is ready to put a race on her calendar!  If so, there are plenty of opportunities for her to compete locally.  Here are a few upcoming races:

Sat., April 20      Cedarvale Winery 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
Sat., April 27      Comet Run 5K
Sat., May 4         Hammonton Mother's Club Run for Fun 5K
Fri., June 7        Fabulous Friday Night 5K and 1 Mile Run

AND.... SAVE THE DATE...

Sun., June 23     Brian Ballard Sprint Triathlon and Kids Splash and Dash
 

REMINDERS

ASPIRING ATHLETES 5K TRAINING PLAN

Coach Jennifer McCarthy's group should print and post this training plan in a place where your Aspiring Athlete can reference it.  This plan is meant to help an experienced runner obtain her goal of completing a 5K.  It can be modified, as needed.  Ask your coach for advice on how to adapt this plan to best suit your AA's current abilities.  AA's 5K TRAINING PLAN


SPRING SCHEDULE

Here is the UPDATED schedule for the 2013 Spring Session of Girls on the GLOW.  For GLOW With Mom details, please see GLOW With Mom Events section of this email:


Sat., April 6 -    GLOW Practice 10:00-11:15AM at JMT

Mon., April 8  -  Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park 

Tues., April 9 - GLOW With Mom-2 sessions-5:45/7:00PM at Trinity Church 

Sat., April 13 -   GLOW Practice 10:00-11:15AM at JMT 

Mon., April 15 -  Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park

Tues., April 16 - GLOW With Dad  6:30-8:00PM at the blue plate 

Sat., April 20 -   NO GLOW PRACTICE (Cedarvale Winery 5K & 1 Mile Run) 

Mon., April 22 -  Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park

Tues., April 23 - GLOW With Mom 6:00-7:00PM at Clearview Track 

Sat., April 27 -   GLOW Practice 10:00-11:15AM at JMT 

Mon., April 29 -  Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park

Tues., April 30 - GLOW With Mom 6:00-7:00PM at Ella Harris Park 

Fri., May 3 -       GLOW RUN 7:15PM - Clearview Track 

Sat., May 4 -      NO GLOW PRACTICE 

Mon., May 6 -     Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park

Tues., May 7 -    GLOW With Mom 6:00-7:30PM at New Dodges Market 

Sat., May 11 -    GLOW Practice 10:00-11:15AM at JMT 

Mon., May 13 -   Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park

Fri., May 17 -     GLOW With Mom 7:30-8:30 at Fit to Dance Studio 

Sat., May 18 -    GLOW Practice 10:00-11:15AM at JMT

Mon., May 20 -   Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park

Tues., May 21-   GLOW With Mom 6:00-7:00PM at Clearview Track

Sat., May 25 -    NO GLOW PRACTICE 

Mon., May 27 -   NO TRAINING RUN 

Sat., June 1 -    GLOW Practice 10:00-11:15AM at JMT 

Mon., June 3 -   Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park

Fri., June 7 -     FABULOUS FRIDAY NIGHT 5K AND 1 MILE or 1/2 MILE RUN!

Please note that while we encourage the girls to regularly attend our Saturday practices, the other activities are based on what fits into your schedule.  The schedule will be available on our webpage, as well, and is subject to change.  Any changes will be mentioned in our weekly emails, Facebook and on the webpage.


  
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL
 
 
Upon your arrival to each practice, please sign your child in with her coach by 10:00A.M.  For dismissal, please sign her out in the same place.  Please meet at your team's COLOR... spot markers will be on the floor. 


DIRECTIONS TO J. Mason Tomlin (JMT) SCHOOL
 

  

JMT School is located at 393 Main Street, Mantua, NJ 08051.  From Route 45N, turn right at traffic light onto Mantua Blvd (at Post Office), and then turn right again at next traffic light onto Main Street.  Continue straight for .7 miles.  School is on the left.



PARKING
 

  

Please use the parking lot to the right when facing the school.  If that lot is full, you may use the municipal parking lot next door or the fenced-in lot to the left of the school.  There is NO PARKING in the circular driveway or on Main Street by order of the Mantua Township Police Department.  


SWAG DISTRIBUTION

T-shirts, journals and water bottles will be distributed at our next practice if you couldn't make it this past week.  Please arrive a few minutes early to pick up your swag.


WHAT TO WEAR

Probably the most talked about topic will be what to wear!  The girls should come dressed to run in their Girls on the GLOW t-shirts, sweatpants or running shorts, proper running shoes, and a hat or visor.  A light jacket or sweatshirt is recommended on cooler days.  If your daughter wants to bedazzle her t-shirt and personalize it with her name, that is highly encouraged!  Just be sure to supervise carefully as a replacement t-shirt will cost $15.  Be sure to apply sunblock before arriving!


WHAT TO BRING/NOT BRING

Girls should bring water to drink, their journals, a towel and their smiles!  Things to not bring: cell phones, ipods and, of course, the drama!


RELEASE FORMS

Please print and complete the Medical Consent and Video/Photo Release Form which can be found on our webpage.  Return it at our first practice.


"I RAN A MARATHON!"

Your daughter can earn a certificate that says "I Ran A Marathon!" by logging her activities (swimming, biking, soccer, etc.) and miles that she runs in her journal.  When logging in activities, 15 minutes of activity = 1 mile.  Once she has logged in 26.2 miles, she will earn a certificate!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

We are ALWAYS looking for help along the way...  if you can help with our special events, please sign up!



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If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please call or email me.  Thank you for supporting our program!!
 
GLOWingly,
 
Dina Strachan
Mullica Hill Women's Tri Club, Girls on the GLOW
609 304 8989