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Classes, Tournament & Other Chess News for Sunrise & Broward County Schools & Communities
 
Demystifying Chess Workshop October 26
 
Hello everyone, 
 
We are having a blast bringing chess to many more students again this year. We need more hands! We are offering our Demystifying Chess Workshop #1 on Saturday, October 26. While our focus for this event is to reach veterans who would like to volunteer with chess, and first responders, especially School Resource Officers, we have had a couple of requests to open this up to teachers and to a home-school parent, among others. With it now likely that we will not have a teacher-focused training until the new year, we are going to open this event up a bit. We already increased the number we would accept, so here goes… Details are on our Events page
 
The Saturday training begins at 11:45 am and ends at 5 pm. This is only a slightly-adapted version of what we present to all teachers and other professionals working with children, mainly to shorten the time a bit. If you cannot make the entire time, please do not register. Also, we will be doing some video-taping. You will need to sign a release. One final note: this is not chess instruction for children. – Thanks:)
 
Scholastic Chess Tournament
 
We are holding a small scholastic chess tournament for grades 4–12 on Saturday, November 9 in the Community Room at the Sunrise Police Department. Register soon as space is limited.
 
Save these dates: We will also produce free K-12 tournaments on Feb. 22 and May 16. All events are now open online.
 
OPEN PLAY & OPEN EVENTS
 
Remember, Saturday Open Play is every week from 10 am till noon in the theatre lobby at Sunrise Civic Center and at West Ken Lark Park in Lauderhill. Also, our next Mayors' Chess Challenge will be Saturday, November 2 in Tamarac. Details on the events page.
 
 
Thanks everyone and we hope to see you again soon! In the meantime, Mo is available if there is any support you need on the ground: mochess@SunriseChessCenter.org
 
 
The Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess is a community program of the
National Scholastic Chess Foundation. programdirector@sunrisechesscenter.org
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Sunrise & Broward County Chess News

Our next tournament is on Saturday, February 16 in the new meeting hall at Flamingo Park in Sunrise. You can register by clicking the blue text. 

This event is open to players from 3rd grade and up. 
Trophies for the top players, up to 20 places based upon registration and scoring a minimum of 2.5 out of 4 rounds. Bonus prize for the top girl player! This event is free thanks to the support of The City of Sunrise and the Sunrise Police Department, as well as our other local sponsors. 

Two quick requests: 1) Help us plan by registering early. 2) If you do register your child (or children), please show up and come on time. While these events are free, we work hard to make this as close to a rated-tournament experience as possible. Already many of our players are going on to achieve great results in rated events (parent pay). We want to have many more children try out the tournament experience without cost but we need you to help. Thanks!

For Teachers

Also on Saturday, Maurice Thompson and I will be at the Innovative Teacher Expo at Nova Southeastern University, presented by the Broward Education Foundation. Mr. Thompson will be discussing how he combines teaching chess and developing literacy skills with his students, especially his lower performers. If you are a teacher, please come join us for the presentation. Once again, Broward Education Foundation will be offering $400 grants to teachers who adapt one of the programs that they learn about on Saturday. Mr. Thompson suggested we create two packages that will make it easier for teachers to have everything they need to bring chess instruction to their students. Click the image for a larger version of this flyer.

Open Play & Next Chess Challenge

And, in case we weren't busy enough, on Feb. 16 the next Mayor's Chess Challenge will be hosted by  Mayor Wayne Messem and the City of Miramar. Should be a fun time! Details on our Events page.

Open Play Chess, with our NSCF-certified instructor happens every Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon at the Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 W Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33351and also at West Ken Lark Park, 1321 NW 33rd Ave in Lauderhill. Saturday afternoons we are at the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center

NEW Open Play Chess on Tuesdays (tonight!) from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the Village Multipurpose Center lobby, 2240 NW 68th Ave, Sunrise, FL 33313. An instructor will be there but this is open play for all ages and no sign-up commitment is required.
 
About Us
The Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess is a community chess program created by the National Scholastic Chess Foundation in partnership with the City of Sunrise and other Broward County funders. The Center provides instruction, primarily to children, and provides opportunities for both children and adults to play chess in Sunrise and county-wide. One initiative trains teachers and other youth workers on how to teach chess. Another, the Mayors’ Chess Challenge, encourages local elected officials to encourage chess as an academic and community engagement tool; this year 18 different cities are hosting events. A third program works with at-risk youth and young people in juvenile detention centers. All our programs, including scholastic chess tournaments, are free thanks to the financial support of the City and our partners.
Support Broward County Chess
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The Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess is a community development project
of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Our mailing address is:
12717 W Sunrise Blvd., #140, Sunrise, FL 33323
Telephone (754) 229-5901



Two Free Tournaments in February!
Attn: All scholastic chess players in grades 4 to 12
(public, charter and private schools are all welcome). 
 
We have two tournaments planned for February, The first one is the Miss Lieber Memorial Chess Tournament, in remembrance of our good friend Sondra. It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Glades Middle SchoolRegister by clicking here.

The second tournament is The Sunrise 4-12 Open on Saturday, Feb. 16 and will be at our new venue in the Meeting Hall at Flamingo Park in SunriseRegister for this event by clicking here.

Please help us plan by registering early. The events are free thanks to our generous sponsors, but you must be pre-registered.

And help us grow these events by sharing this news with your children, or your students, and any chess playing friends. You can click here for the flyer which lists both events.
Success Stories
Our Sunrise chess initiative is a community program developed by the National Scholastic Chess Foundation. We have other community programs across Broward County. The New York office just published this e-book with some of the success stories from students up there that we hope will inspire more programming partners to join us. Of course, we want to develop more programs in Broward County and we need your help.

Please share the booklet with schools, after school programs and other community organizations working with children. Let us know if we can be of service! 
Chess News
Our next Mayors' Chess Challenge is this Saturday, January 19 hosted byMayor Jack Brady and the City of North Lauderdale. Details on our Events page

Open Play Chess, with our NSCF-certified instructor happens every Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon at theSunrise Civic Center,  10610 W Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33351and also atWest Ken Lark Park, 1321 NW 33rd Ave in Lauderhill. 

NEW Open Play Chess on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the Village Multipurpose Center lobby, 2240 NW 68th Ave, Sunrise, FL 33313. An instructor will be there but this is open play for all ages and no sign-up commitment is required.
 
That said, we do need you to register if you wish to participate in our next class series. Continuing our partnership with Dan Pearl/Sunrise branch library, Robert McKenzie will begin a new series of classes on January 29 that teach chess along with its historical development using the book Great Moves: Learning Chess Though History.

This 8-week series, on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, is open to all students grades 6-12 and to interested adults. There is no pre-requisite other than a reading level of 5th grade or above.
About Us
The Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess is a community chess program created by theNational Scholastic Chess Foundation in partnership with the City of Sunrise and other Broward County funders. The Center provides instruction, primarily to children, and provides opportunities for both children and adults to play chess in Sunrise and county-wide. One initiative trains teachers and other youth workers on how to teach chess. Another, the Mayors’ Chess Challenge, encourages local elected officials to encourage chess as an academic and community engagement tool; this year 18 different cities are hosting events. A third program works with at-risk youth and young people in juvenile detention centers. All our programs, including scholastic chess tournaments, are free thanks to the financial support of the City and our partners.










Good Morning Parents,
We would like to share a wonderful contest as we celebrate Black History Month during the month of February. Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott's Black History Month Essay Contest is open to all 4th through 12th grade students in the state of Florida. Three winners will be selected: one elementary school student (grades 4-5), one middle school student (grades 6-8), and one high school student (grades 9-12).
Entry Dates: Entries can be mailed to Volunteer Florida, Black History Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311, or submitted electronically through the online submission form. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 2, 2018. Emailed, scanned, or faxed entries will not be accepted. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs. Entries submitted electronically will receive email confirmation.
Awards: Winners will receive a 4-Year Florida Prepaid College Plan scholarship provided by Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Winners will receive awards at Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Black History Month celebration to be held in Tallahassee. Reasonable travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the winners and one immediate family member. Winners will be notified after March 19, 2018.
Contact Volunteer Florida at (850) 414-7400 for any further questions. All the necessary forms are attached to this e-mail. Thank you.
Sincerely, 
Your Administration Team 
 
Attached Files
4-8th Grade -Contest-rules-guidelines-waiver-form.pdf
4-8th Grade -contest-waiver-form.pdf



1/22/18 Kudos and a huge thank you to all the participants and volunteers who helped make Franklin's Chess Tournament this past Saturday a success!

This weekend's Chess Tourny has been postponed to 1/20/18 due to low pre-registrations. 

Tue 1/16/2018 12:54 PM
Good Afternoon Franklin Families,
Please join Franklin Academy in the fight against heart disease.  Help your children go online at www.heart.org/jump or download the Jump/Hoops App (App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android) to make a pledge to be more heart healthy and earn a free glow in the dark wristband!
Last Friday, we kicked off our American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart.
Our goal is to have 100% of our students take their heart healthy challenge online to eat more fruits/veggies, drink more water, or exercise more. When your child takes their challenge, they will become an official member of the Scare Squad.
This year, the mobile app unlocks even more fun and the Scare Squad Monsters and wristband come to life.  As soon as your child raises $10 online, they will also receive Jax and Charger, two of your Scare Squad Monsters with a clip to collect them all.
 
Our Jump Rope For Heart Event will take place on January 19 during specials.
Thank you for your life-saving help!
 
Miss Catherine and Ms. Turay”
Best Regards,
 
Eileen Turay
School Counselor
Franklin Academy
4500 NW 103 Ave.
Sunrise, FL 33351
(754) 206-0650






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