Dallas Area Chess-in-the-Schools

2003-2004 School Orientation

Saturday, September 6, 2003

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Elementary School Teachers and Administrators:

Dallas Area Chess-in-the-Schools will be holding its annual DACIS School Orientation on Saturday, September 6, for all schools interested in participating in the DACIS program this year. As in the past, we will be meeting at the Dallas Chess Club, 11836 Judd Court, Suite 304B .

The orientation will include the following:

John Jacobs, DACIS President, – Welcome and DACIS mission/history.

Rodney Thomas, DACIS Treasurer, - DACIS funding and new school sponsor program.

Carmen A Chairez, DACIS Director of Instruction, - Overview of instructor availability and school assignment process.

Luis Salinas, DACIS Board member, - Fall tournament and DACIS championship.

Question and answer time


If your school intends to participate in DACIS this year, a representative from your school should attend the School Orientation. Your presence will indicate your interest in the program. Instructors are assigned, and chess equipment issued, based upon the level of a school’s interest. If you currently represent a DACIS school which has an instructor who will continue teaching during the coming year, we would still appreciate your attendance, both to receive pertinent updates on the program and to share your feedback with us.

You can reach me at:

Work (Hours 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. M-F):  214.767.8005 (Direct Number),
Home (After 6:00 p.m. 7 days a week):  Metro 817.543.0468 (No cost to call
within the DFW Metroplex!), Email: 

If I could be of assistance, please let me know.



Carmen A. Chairez

Carmen A. Chairez
2003-2004 Director of Instruction
Dallas Area Chess-in-the-Schools