Weekly Digest

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Back-to-back, outdoor field trips next week…YIKES!  It wasn’t planned that way but that’s how it turned out.  The following are details for each trip.

Weather may be a factor on both days based on the projected forecast.  In the event of poor weather, there is no reschedule date for the Point Pelee trip as there were limited dates to begin with.  Gesstwood can be rescheduled but it will likely be forced into June.  Regardless, send your child to school as usual, along with his/her things for learning.  If either (or both) trips are cancelled, we will treat it like a regular school day.

At Point Pelee, we’ll be travelling with several other classes so it will be a big crowd.  Unfortunately, there is no room on the bus for chaperones but you’re welcome to tag along if you have your own means of getting to and from.  Feel free to meet us there, or follow the bus as it leaves the school.  Students need to wear appropriate clothing for the day and comfortable footwear (we’ll be doing a lot of walking).  Lunch is provided in the form of pizza and a bottle of water.  Additional snacks to supplement lunch is encouraged as we’re not sure how big the slices will be.  Sun screen and bug repellent is also encouraged.  No electronics are needed for this trip.  We will leave and return within the hours of the school day so expect your child to arrive home like any other Tuesday.

Gesstwood is similar but with a few differences.  Like the Point, we will be outside for most of the day so dressing for the weather, comfortable footwear, sun screen and bug spray are all necessary (particularly the latter as we’ll be in wooded areas where mosquitoes thrive).  Students need to bring their own snacks and lunch to get them through the day.  Additional water is strongly recommended as it will be a busy day.  Dinner will be provided in the form of a taco bar.  Students who don’t like this kind of food will have to bring an additional meal.  While we will leave after the morning bell, we will be returning at approximately 6:30pm.  Please make arrangements for your child to arrive home safely.  I’ll send out a Class Dojo broadcast when we leave the camp en route to EPS.

Trips aside, the grade fours have used up their in-class research time for their habitat inquiry project.  Starting next week, they will begin working on the actual project.  Materials for this should be brought in on Monday.



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