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School/organization memberships:                 53
Teams that have initiated registration:        38
     Problem 1:  10
     Problem 2:   6
     Problem 3:   5
     Problem 4:   4
     Problem 5:  10
     Primary:  3
Days until registration deadline:                        35

To register your team, go to the FLOMA Member's Area home page. For complete registration details, including fees and requirements, visit the Register page on our website.

Magic Center Region offers training sessions to help coaches and teams prepare. Please visit the Magic Center Region website and click on the Dates tab for cost information and to register. Registration and pre-payment (if applicable) are mandatory.

Tuesday, Nov. 10 — General Coaches Training Workshop, 6-8 p.m., Princeton Elementary School
Saturday, Nov. 14 — Structure Testing, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Lee Middle School
Saturday, Nov. 14 (FULL) — Spontaneous Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Lee Middle School
NOTE: Teams registered for the November workshop are asked to bring 12 milk or juice cartons (the waxed paperboard kind) for a spontaneous problem.
Saturday, Dec. 12 (DATE CHANGE) — Spontaneous Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Lee Middle School
Saturday, Jan. 9 — Spontaneous Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Lee Middle School

Tuesday, Dec. 15 — Deadline to register and pay for the Magic Center Regional Tournament
Saturday, Feb. 6, 8 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. — MANDATORY Coaches Meeting, Edgewater High School
Saturday, Feb. 6, 8 a.m.-
4 p.m. — MANDATORY Judges Training, Edgewater High School
Saturday, Feb. 27, all day — Magic Center Regional Tournament, all day, Edgewater High School
Friday, Apr. 8 — Coaches Meeting at UCF (for teams competing at State)
Saturday, Apr. 9 — Florida Odyssey of the Mind Tournament, all day, UCF
Wednesday-Saturday, May 25-28 — Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, Iowa State University

School/Organization Coordinators: Please check with your coaches to ensure that they are receiving our emails. Until coaches register their teams and include their email address, you often are our only way of communicating with them. They can subscribe on our home page. Thank you!

Date Change for December Spontaneous

     Because of the school's closure for the holiday break, next month's Spontaneous Workshop has been moved to Saturday, December 12. The time and location — 1 to 4 p.m. at Lee Middle School, 1201 Maury Road, Orlando — will remain the same.
     Coaches who already have registered for the December workshop are asked to email Anna Long to verify that they are aware of the change and to update, if necessary, the number of attending team members. Coaches who prepaid but cannot attend will receive a refund. Currently registered for December are:

  • Murphy/Lake Highland — 6 members
  • Norato/Lee — 5 members
  • Norato/Princeton — 5 members
  • Overly/Lee — 7 members
  • Paré/Lee — 6 members
  • Phillips/Princeton — 5 members
  • Johnson/Partin — 10 members

     We apologize for the inconvenience.
     To register for the December or January Spontaneous Workshops, complete the form on the Dates page and send in your pre-payment. We have reached capacity for the November workshop and expect these two also to follow that pattern. Cost is $5 per participating team member, and you will be notified when your pre-payment has been received. 

Coaches Training Workshops

     Because of a flurry of recent new memberships, we have added one more General Coaches Training Workshop. This really is the last one for the year!
     The workshop will be held Tuesday, November 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Glenridge Middle School Media Center, 2900 Upper Park Road, Orlando. The workshop is free, but you do need to pre-register, which you can do on the Dates page.
     There also is a General Coaches Training Workshop tonight at Princeton Elementary School, 311 W. Princeton St., Orlando. Coaches are asked to register by 5 p.m. today.

Team Registration Deadline: December 15

     The deadline for teams to register is Tuesday, December 15.
     To register your team, go to the FLOMA Member's Area home page. In addition to providing information about your team, you will need to provide information about your volunteer judge and your volunteer worker. Complete details about fees, requirements and the roles and expectations for volunteer judges and volunteer workers are on our Register page.
     To date, 37 teams have initiated the registration process, but only three have completed it and paid.
     One more thing: If your team's volunteer judge works for a company that provides volunteer grants, please have him or her review the policy to determine whether Magic Center, which has 501(c)(3) status, could be eligible. A partial list of companies that may offer such programs, in addition to team volunteer grant programs, is on the How to Help page.

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