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Zoo Field Trip Tomorrow!!

Tomorrow is our field trip to the Calgary Zoo and we all can’t wait! The weather looks beautiful too, so it will be a great day to be outside!

Just a couple reminders for tomorrow:

  • Please be sure to pack both healthy snacks AND a lunch for your child. A water bottle is also recommended as the students can use it throughout the day rather than a juice box.
  • Please sunscreen your childĀ before coming to school.
  • Make sure that your child is wearing appropriate footwear for them to walk around the zoo all day.
  • Sending a hat and/or sunglasses would be a good option.
  • Dress your child appropriately for the weather. Layers is the primary style rule for Albertans, so a light jacket/sweater would be good.
  • Students will arrive at school as normal, but pick up will be at 2:30 pm at the kindergarten doors. If you haven’t notified your childcare provider about any changes, please do so before tomorrow.
  • If you have a zoo pass for your child and paid the appropriate fee, please be sure to send it with your child tomorrow if you haven’t done so already.
  • Volunteers – please make sure to come into the class first thing at 8:00 am to get your group lists and any information before meeting us at the zoo at 9:00 am. You may choose to drive yourself or carpool.See you all tomorrow!

A Couple Reminders…

Just a couple quick reminders:

Whether your family are Flames fans or not, tomorrow is jersey day! To celebrate the Flames first playoff game against the Colorado Avalanche tomorrow, students can wear their Flames gear (or any jersey if you don’t have a Flames one) or lots of RED!

Tomorrow is our Kindergarten Performance. The dress rehearsal will be at 10:30, where the kids will be performing in front of the Grade 1s and 2s. Families are welcome to attend the Dress Rehearsal. The evening performance begins at 6:30, but students are asked to arrive and head straight to their classroom at 6:00 pm. The doors will not open until 6, so come early to try and snag some good seats! The students don’t have costumes, but they are chicks (except for one who is a speckled frog) so if they want to wear more yellow to go with the chick theme, they are welcome to. But they don’t HAVE to. If they have a favourite outfit picked out already, they can absolutely wear that too!

Zoo Field Trip: next Wednesday, April 17th. If you haven’t paid yet, please do so ASAP. Also, please make sure that you send in your child’s zoo pass if you have one. I have a bag to keep them all together and safe. My understanding is that I need to show the staff when we get there any zoo passes when we check in. So even if you are volunteering, please send your child’s in so I have them altogether. On the day of the field trip, please make sure they arrive by 8:00 am as usual and then pick-up will be at the kinder doors at 2:30 pm. If they are late, they may miss the bus and we wouldn’t want that to happen! If you’re child goes to a child care provider, please contact them to let them know of any changes to the regular schedule. As we’re there all day, please pack adequate snacks AND a proper lunch for your child. Also ensure they are dressed appropriately for the weather, including proper shoes for walking around the zoo all day. If it’s sunny, please make sure to apply sunscreen before they arrive at school, and it would be a good idea to send a hat too.

Zoo Field Trip Tomorrow

Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. As this is Calgary, layers are ideal. Please make sure to:

  • send a full lunch with snacks is sent as we will be there all day.
  • proper footwear to walk around the zoo all day (as well as potential weather risks, aka. rain)
  • hat and/or sunglasses
  • sunscreen and/or bug spray (applied prior to coming to school)
  • proper backpack – please make sure only necessities are in the backpack so they aren’t heavy as the kids will be carrying them all day (not the teachers or parent volunteers)
  • change of clothes, including socks and underwear
  • light jacket or sweater
  • water bottle

Student drop-off for ALL students (both AM and PM) will be at the usual morning start time, 8:05 am. We will be returning to the school at 2:30, so you will be able to pick up your child then at the kindergarten doors. Please make sure to advise your childcare/daycare of the field trip tomorrow so they can arrange for pick-ups and drop-offs.