From Julie Sheinman, Director of Forensics:
To the New and Returning Members of the Speech and Debate Family,
Thank you all for coming to the kickoff meeting. It was very touching to see so many of you.
I hope you were able to get a better understanding of our team – what it offers to your children and what you can do to help us.
I would like to clarify the issue of fees/donation/and bank account. I received several emails inquiring about the procedure.
- Every member of the team must pay a $250 coaching fee. These funds are used exclusively to pay the coaches of the various events and for the administration of the team.
- Each member of the team will make a deposit to his/her “account” which will cover the cost of individual travel.
- The team is asking parents, friends, grandparents…to donate to a general team fund which will allow us to have a reserve for attending national tournaments, TOC’s, assisting team members who may face financial challenges who may be unable to afford travel
Please read the following payment instructions carefully. This year, we are offering both a check-based and online payment method.
If you'd like to send us a check, please make it out to the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association. In the memo, please write your child's name, next to your child's name, write: (S&D), and specify whether your payment is for your child's account or a general team donation. If you are doing both (payment for your child's account AND a team donation), please give us two separate checks. They can be brought in by your child to room 627.
Please click on THIS link for an online payment method. It will take you to one of the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association's pages. The first donation box is reserved for Speech & Debate contributions/payments. Once you enter an amount, please click on "Add to Cart." Then, click on "Go to Checkout," and once you confirm your amount, click "Pay Now."
Thank you once again for your time and support. Please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.