We are so excited to announce our first field trip of the 2016 – 2017 school year! During the first few weeks of school, we are learning about our school community and school safety. As a part of this unit, we will take a walking field trip to the UF Coastal Engineering Building (located just southeast of the school on 6th street) and the new Depot Park (located at the corner of Depot Avenue and Main Street). First grade students will take the trip on Thursday, September 8th; kindergarten students will take the trip on Friday, September 9th.
The UF Coastal Engineering Building is the safe location that we will go to if there is ever a need to evacuate our school campus. We want students to learn this procedure in a low-stress way. By walking there as part of this field trip, the students will know where to go if the need arises.
Our goal in going to Depot Park is to familiarize the students with our school community and safety rules when walking in the community. They will also have lots of time to explore and play in this new, amazing park!
On the day of the trip, we will leave school at 8:30. The students will begin by walking to the Coastal Engineering Building, where they will stop and have a snack. Next, we will walk to Depot Park. The students will have lots of time to play at the park, and we will also have a picnic lunch there. Around 11:30, a school bus will pick us up at the park and drive us back to school. We should be back at school no later than 12:00 pm.
Depot Park has a great splash pad area. Students should come to school wearing a bathing suit under their clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Students should wear a P.K. shirt or another blue shirt. Sunscreen and/or bug spray should be applied prior to coming to school. Each child should bring a towel labeled with his/her name.
We will need lots of parent chaperones in order to make this a successful and safe trip, especially as we walk to the park. If you are interested in chaperoning, please fill out the attached chaperone form. Keep in mind that all chaperones must have filled out a volunteer form in the front office and had their ID scanned. Additionally, no younger siblings are allowed on school trips, and chaperones should be available for the entire time of the trip.
For insurance reasons, parents are not able to ride on school buses. We are hoping that some chaperones would be willing to drop cars off at Depot Park and carpool back to school at the end of the trip (if you are not interested in walking back to school).
Paperwork will come home in backpacks today. All forms must be returned no later than Monday, August 29th. Please let us know if you have any questions about the trip. We are looking forward to a really fun experience!
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Blue Wave Preview
We are looking forward to seeing all of our K-1 families today at Blue Wave Preview. Stop by between 11:00 - 12:00. The K-1 Learning Community is located downstairs on the east side of the elementary building. When you arrive, please look for your child's cubby and grab the folder inside!
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