I have to admit that I thought we would be out on strike today, and for that reason I think I forgot to get out the field trip permission slips last week. Didn't want to waste paper? Subconsciously? Anyway they are on the way home today. Here's the week's schedule:
Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12, 4th grade Room 307 is off to Sauganash to learn about communities of plants: why certain plants grow together in one place and not in another. The kids will also be gathering rare seed for restoration in the larger Forest preserves. Join us at 9:00 in the Conference room for a briefing. Bus leaves at 9:30 and returns at about 1:00. Picnic lunch in the LaBagh Grove at 12:15.
Two clarifications: Mr. Orlov and Ms. Herrera switched field trip dates a couple weeks ago. This caused some confusion because the current schedule doesn't match the original. Sorry for delay in communicating that change, and, because Foster Avenue is closed from Pulaski to Cicero, we are entering the Preserve off Cicero, a couple hundred yards north of Foster, on the east side. After the bridge, bear right and look for the bus. We are at the farthest southeast part of the picnic area.
Thursday, October 13, we repeat the trip described above with 4th grade room 207.
On Friday, October 14, 6th Grade, Room 305 will walk to River Park to begin their exploration of the Chicago River / waste and freshwater systems. They will be running chemical and biological tests to assess water quality. Afterwards its a picnic lunch and running around on the soccer field. Please join us at 9:00 for a briefing.
Saturday is a riverbank workday from 10-1. Meet at the end of Hutchinson street ready to work and enjoy a fine Fall day.
Many Thanks to our parent community.
I know the teachers feel the love and support that you bring them every day,