The week we come back from spring break will be an exciting one, as we have two field trips taking place. Here is a run-down of both field trips:
#1 Grand Rapids Public Museum:
On Tuesday, April 14, our 4th grade classes will be going on a field trip to the Grand Rapids Public Museum. An information page came home already on yellow paper. Please read it carefully, fill out the bottom portion and return it before this Thursday, April 2. Thanks!
Here’s the scoop:
When: Wednesday, April 14, 2015
Time: We will leave the school at 9 a.m. sharp and return by 2:15 p.m.
What we’ll do: Our fourth grade classes will travel by bus to the Grand Rapids Public Museum to do a number of activities that are tied to our 4th grade curriculum. First, we’ll visit the planetarium and watch a show on the power and uses of our sun. Next, we’ll take a guided tour of the West Michigan habitats exhibit. Finally, the students will get to take a tour of the entire museum with their group leader to enjoy all of the exhibits.
What to bring: The students and chaperones will need to bring a sack lunch. Hudsonville Food Service can provide students a sack lunch that is charged to their account. Please see the bottom of the yellow sheet and complete your choice of yes or no on school lunch.
Cost: The cost of this great trip is $6. The $6 covers the cost of some activities. Our awesome PTC is covering the rest of the cost for our students. We ask that this money be turned into the classroom teacher by this Thursday, April 2 before leaving for Spring Break.
Chaperones: Thank you to the parents who have offered to chaperone. Unfortunately, each class is only allowed four chaperones who may come on the busses and be paid in full, at no cost to them. However, other adults wishing to come on the trip and help with the students can still come, but will be charged a total of $11 by the museum($7 general admission, $4 for the planetarium). Additionally, we can setup a carpool the morning of the trip because extra parents will need to drive into Grand Rapids. Just show up at school the morning of, to meet with other parents if you wish to carpool. The cost for parking is the responsibility of the parents. All parents wishing to be chaperones on the trip must have been background checked by Hudsonville Public Schools first. I will notify those parents that were chosen via email.
#2 Link Up Concert
Fourth Graders have been preparing since January for an amazing concert they will be attending on Wednesday, April 15.
The concert is called LINK UP and is sponsored and created by Carnegie Hall in New York City. Carnegie Hall has partnered with the West Michigan Symphony in Muskegon to bring this exciting interactive concert to fourth graders around west Michigan. The West Michigan Symphony is one of only a select number of orchestras across the United States chosen to work with Carnegie Hall, so we are so fortunate to be able to be a part of this!
What makes LINK UP so unique is how interactive it is. Students will be stomping, clapping, singing and playing their recorders right along with the West Michigan Symphony! Our theme this year is “The Orchestra Moves”!
We will be leaving school at 9:30 that morning and returning by 1:00.
Your child’s teacher will be arranging alternate lunch plans since the students will not be at school for their normal lunchtime.
If you would like to attend this concert with your child, please let your child’s classroom teacher know via email. We have a very limited number of chaperone spots, but we would love to have you come experience this! You won’t want to miss it! The first 4 parents to email Mrs. Q will get to come along! Thanks!