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9/26/18

Hi Washburn Players and Families,

1.   Big home game against Southwest High School on Thursday, 9/27!

2.   Volunteer Corner:

Thank you to our great volunteers last night, I know this is a busy week!  We still have a few open spots for the remaining 3 home games Sept. 27th, Oct. 2nd, Oct. 9th so take a look and see where you can fill in…

We urgently need a couple of parents to organize the end of season all-team banquet!!  We can provide notes from last year on what needs to be done.  The end of the season is only 3 weeks away so we need to get going on this.

Is there a parent from the Sophomore team who would be willing to take some team photos at the next few games??  I think the other teams have been well photographed.

If you signed up at the beginning of the season to host a team bonding event go ahead and coordinate something with your daughter and team. Usually food works well but it doesn’t have to be at your house, pick a time to go to the malt shop after practice or host a spaghetti dinner the night before a game… 

Thank you!

Heather

3.   Three teams play tournaments on Saturday 9/29:

                                     i.    Varsity – at Blaine (no bus)

                                    ii.    Sophomore – at Cannon Falls

                                   iii.    B Squad – at Burnsville

4.       Mark Your Calendars for the following!

Tuesday, October 2nd is Fan and Senior night and is a big home match against South.

Tell all your friends and family to fill up Washburn's gym to cheer on the Millers and celebrate the commitment these athletes have made to Washburn!

SENIOR PARENTSPlease arrive by 6:45 p.m. as you and your player will be called forward for a special recognition in advance of the match. Thanks!

Tuesday October 9 is Parent Appreciation Nighthome match against Edison/Heritage Academy – details coming.

5.   This important notice came from MSHSL, and impacts all girls playing in the Washburn program who are interested in playing club volleyball in the 14 and under age group:

CLUB VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS FOR 14U The League was recently notified that the local office of USA Volleyball changed the date that club volleyball organizations can host a tryout evaluation for 14 & under teams (most typically 8th graders and younger). Previously, this date was the last Sunday in October. Now the tryout may be as early as the first Sunday in October. A great number of organizations are now planning to have a tryout evaluation on or soon after October 7th.

The provisions of bylaw 208—Non-School Competition and Training are applicable for all students grades 7-12 who participate with a MSHSL high school sponsored volleyball program. Specifically, all students from all grades 7-12 who are members of the varsity, JV, sophomore, B-Squad and C-Squad teams are not allowed to participate in a club program try-out while they are participating with their school team.

Once the season is over for a student-athlete, she could participate in the club program tryout. Obviously, the season for the students who are not members of the varsity program and do not participate in the post season will end earlier than the varsity season.

If a student participates in a tryout while still a member of a high school team, that participation will be a violation of MSHSL bylaws and WILL RESULT in a participation suspension for the student-athlete. A waiver does not exist.

 

9/20/18

Hi Washburn Volleyball Families,

It’s been a quiet mid-season break this week.

1.   Team photos happened on Thursday September 20th. If you did not get your order in, please bring your envelope and money on Friday and give to Deb Lilly in the athletic office.

2.   Upcoming matches:

a.   Saturday 9/22 – B Squad tournament at Lakeville South. Bus leaves Washburn at 6:50 am.

b.   Two home games - Tuesday 9/25 vs. Patrick Henry and Thursday 9/27 vs. Southwest (game times the same both nights):

                                     i.    B Squad 4:15 pm

                                    ii.    Sophomore and JV 5:30 pm

                                   iii.    Varsity 7 pm

c.   Find the complete season schedule at  http://washburn.mpls.k12.mn.us/volleyball

3.     Volunteer Corner, from Heather Eisenmenger: We have two home games to cover for next week.  For the Tuesday September 25th game we still need a concession worker from 4:30-6:30. We have quite a few spots open for the game on Thursday, September 27th, including the need for an announcer for the Varsity game.   All volunteers please go to the Google doc and check “confirm” column next to your name so I know you are good to go.  If you will be late for your shift or have to miss for some unforeseen reason please text me at 612-807-6422 so we can get that position covered without disruption to the games.   Thanks, Heather

 

  1. Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, October 2nd is Fan and Senior night and is a big home match against South.

Tell all your friends and family to fill up Washburn's gym to cheer on the Millers and celebrate the commitment these athletes have made to Washburn!

SENIOR PARENTSPlease arrive by 6:45 p.m. as you and your player will be called forward for a special recognition in advance of the match. Thanks!

OTHER PARENTS: Anyone who would like to get involved with Fan Night/Senior Night should contact Leah Kondes at 612-270-1563 or lkondes@gmail.com. Thanks!

 

Tuesday October 9 is Parent Appreciation Nighthome match against Edison/Heritage Academy – details to come.

 

The MN Volleyball Scene

Want to check out the records of other teams and see how the Millers stack up? Check out these sites:

http://www.mnvolleyballhub.com/page/show/354141-minnesota-volleyball-hub

http://www.minnesota-scores.net/classqrf.php?yid=1819&sport=120&class=4

http://www.maxpreps.com/state/volleyball/minnesota.htm

 

 

 

9/10/18

Hello Washburn Volleyball Families!

 
Following are the bus schedules for upcoming away matches/tournament this week:
 

*Tuesday, 9/11- VarsityJV, and B Squad at New Life Academy (in Woodbury)

Bus pick up at Washburn 3:10 pm, drop off ~8:30 pm 


*Thursday, 9/13- VarsityJV, and B Squad at Roosevelt High School

Bus pick up at Washburn 4:15 pm, drop off ~8:30 pm


*Saturday 9/15- JV tournament at Burnsville High School

Bus pick up at Washburn 7 am, drop off ~2 pm 

 

***Note from Coach Jillian: If parents are taking their kids home after an away match their coach needs to be notified by the parent and if they are leaving with someone other than their own family member we will need advance, written notice. An email to me or a signed note should suffice.  

  

Following are links to the great pictures John McCreary took of last Thursday's games against Rockford High School.  Since the Sophomore team didn’t play, we don’t have pictures of them yet - maybe a parent from that team would like to take some pictures at upcoming games?
 
Next home match Tuesday September 25th against Patrick Henry (Varsity, JV, Sophomore, and B squad teams). We still need a varsity libero tracker and someone to do JV scorebook. Use the Volunteer Google Doc to sign up, confirm your shift, or make changes.
 
 
Go Millers!
 
 
 
 

9/5/2018

Hello WB Volleyball Families,

This week’s schedule:

Thursday September 6 – Home games against Rockford High School

B Squad 5:30 pm

JV 5:30 pm

Varsity 7 pm

Saturday, September 8 – Tournaments

Varsity at Becker High School starting at 9 am*

JV at Maple Grove starting at 8 am*

Sophomore at Burnsville starting at 8 am*

 

*9/8 Tournament Bus Departure Information to come in separate email as it becomes available - stay tuned

 

Volunteer Corner, from Heather Eisenmenger: Thank you to all of our amazing parent volunteers for making our first home game run smoothly!  For the next home game on Thursday Sept. 6th we still need a Libero Tracker for the Varsity game.  If you are volunteering on the 6th please go to the Google doc and check “confirm” column next to your name so I know you are good to go.  Also, when you arrive for your shift please check in with Heather so she knows you are there and if you will be late for your shift or have to miss for some unforeseen reason please text her at 612-807-6422 so we can get that position covered without disruption to the games.   Thanks, Heather

Schedule Information: Please find up-to-date team schedules here, on the Washburn High School volleyball page (there already are changes since our home game program was printed, especially for the sophomore team, so please refer to the online schedule for accuracy).

***You can get the app called “Activity Scheduler” (information appears on the lower right of the schedule page https://mplscity.org/public/genie/6/school/7/ . You can look at all MPS sports schedules, including volleyball, and there is a way to set alerts if schedules are changed.

 


Car Wash. Enormous thank you to Kevin Ario and Andi Williams for leading us through another successful carwash, to the players who worked so hard to get those cars clean, and to all the parents who showed up to help! It’s a huge job, but is how we are able to pay our coaches and fund our program.

 

Online Store: Online store is still up and running! http://www.4alarmclothing.com/WashburnVB.html

 

Note from Katherine Harter, Boosters communication:  If you are receiving Booster emails, great! We have your email address! But we are still missing email information from 5 B-Squad families, at least (and lots of players). If you know of any parents or players who are not getting Booster emails, please let them know we’d also love to get their email addresses to include them on future communication. They can email us at WBVolleyballBoosters@gmail.com with a subject line “Add me”, preferably with their name and player’s name and team. THANK YOU!

 

 

8/22/18

Hello Washburn Families!

Thank you for helping to make Monday night’s potluck successful, and huge shout-out and thank you to Brett Kondes for organizing it. If you missed it, please note the document "Boosters Season Info" posted on the bottom of this page with details from the Boosters about the season – fundraising, volunteering, etc.

Welcome to our new Sophomore Team Coach, Meng Her!

Information for upcoming events:

First match Thursday August 23 at St. Louis Park High School.
***Bus leaving Washburn at 3:15 pm.***

Parents: Enter SLPHS at door 13 for all the games. To get to activities/rec center, turn left upon entering; to get to main gym, go straight.

B Squad, 4:30 pm at St. Louis Park Rec/Activities Center (in high school)

Sophomore, 5:30 pm at St. Louis Park Rec/Activities Center (in high school)

JV, 5:30 pm at St. Louis Park Main Gym

Varsity, 7 pm at St. Louis Park Main Gym

 

Pick up uniforms Thursday August 23:
Varsity 10:00 am
JV 10:15 am
Sophomore 10:30 am
B Squad 10:45 am
Car Wash this Sunday August 26, 11 am – 2 pm.  Reminder to sell tickets now. All players are expected to participate from 11 am-2 pm (seniors arrive at 10:30 am for set-up). Parents encouraged to come help. Lunch served. Questions, contact Kevin Ario: 612-501-3079 or Kevin.J.Ario@wellsfargo.com
No practice Friday, August 24
Online store is up and running through Sunday August 26: http://www.4alarmclothing.com/WashburnVB.html
Volunteering. Thank you to all who signed up already to volunteer for home game jobs. If you haven’t signed up for any jobs yet, don’t despair! Look for email communication in the coming week from WBVolleyballBoosters.com with more information and a link to a Google doc sign-up sheet.
***Note from Coach Jillian: If parents are taking their kids home after an away match their coach needs to be notified by the parent and if they are leaving with someone other than their own family member we will need advance, written notice. An email to me or a signed note should suffice.

***Note from Katherine Harter, Boosters communication:  We’re sending out information emails from WBVolleyballBoosters@gmail.com about games, bus schedules, volunteering, and more. We would love to get all parent and player email addresses for future communication. If you are not receiving these emails, please email us at WBVolleyballBoosters@gmail.com with a subject line “Add me”, preferably with your name. THANK YOU!


August 17, 2018

Carwash Fundraiser - Sunday Aug 26th - 11 am-2 pm - Washburn 50th St. Parking Lot

All players expected to participate. Seniors should arrive 10:30 am for set up. Parent volunteers are encouraged to show up and help too.
Each player will get 10 tickets to sell.  Tickets do not have a stated price, but the suggested donation for a car wash ticket is $5-10.  Players can keep their own proceeds to offset the cost of the player participation fee.
Questions about Boosters, fundraising, and events? Contact:

Brett Kondes (potluck organizer) at bkondes@gmail.com

Kevin Ario (carwash organizer) at kevin.j.ario@wellsfargo.com

Katherine Harter (general communications) at hepkit@gmail.com

Heather Eisenmenger (volunteering) at heathereisenmenger@me.com

Questions about volleyball and the season? Contact:

Coach Jillian Kalvik at jilliankalvik@gmail.com

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August 15, 2018

Hello 2018 Team Players and Families,

Welcome to the start of the 2018 Washburn Volleyball season! So many things happening this year – a new coach, a new principal, a new wing on the school, and new leadership on the Volleyball Boosters – so please bear with us as we navigate through all the changes, and please please stay tuned for more communication! Apologies for the amount of detail, but hoping you can take a few minutes to digest this important information.

(1)    A ginormous warm welcome to our new coach, Jillian Kalvik-Wheatley! Jillian most recently has been coaching at Sarah Lawrence University in Bronxville, NY. A native Minneapolitan, she recently moved back to Minneapolis with her husband and son. We are so lucky to have her at the helm. Read more about her coaching history here: https://gogryphons.com/coaches.aspx?rc=614&path=wvball

(2)    Important upcoming dates –

a.       Team/family potluck information night August 20th 6-8 pm IN THE WASHBURN CAFETERIA

b.       Carwash fundraiser Sunday 8/26 11 am – 2 pm

c.       First match Thursday August 23, away at St. Louis Park

d.       First home match Tuesday August 28 against Benilde St. Margarets

(3)    Stay tuned for more information as we get our communications up to speed. If you have immediate questions, please contact Coach Jillian at jilliankalvik@gmail.com.