Field Trip Update, Planetarium , Jan 30th 8:30-12:00

Dear Yellow Duck families,

Thank you for getting your field trip permission slips and money in on time! We’ve submitted our final head count to the planetarium. We will see the show , “The Little Star That Could” at the Morehead Planetarium at 9:30 on Jan 30th, but we will be leaving the school at 8:30 to catch the city bus.

Our agenda for that morning is as follows:

  • We will be traveling to and from the planetarium on a Chapel Hill City bus. IMPORTANT: You will need to get your child to school no later than 8:30 that morning. We will be leaving for the bus stop promptly at that time in order to catch the 8:40 bus. If you are not at the school by 8:30, we don’t want to, but we will have to leave without you in order to make the bus. Also, it is a good idea to check with your child to see if they need to use the restroom before we leave the school.

  • Please don't forget to have your child wear their yellow duck t-shirt (we will be sending them home on Tuesday). Also, we will be walking and playing outside, so please be sure to check the weather and dress your child accordingly.

  • We will arrive downtown around 9:00 and then walk to the planetarium (it should take about 10 minutes.) We should have a few minutes to use the restroom before the 9:30 show begins.

  • After the show, we will eat a snack, use the restroom if needed, take a class picture and get a little exercise before we walk back to the bus stop to catch the 11:15 bus.

  • We should be back at school around 11:45. We will return to the classroom where the students will have lunch as usual. Pickup is at our regular Wednesday time of 1:00.

We have 14 parents accompanying us on this field trip. Each parent/grandparent will be responsible for their own child. Also, the following parents have been assigned a student to chaperone in addition to their own child: Liz will have Birdie and Caroline, Kammeron will have Tommy and Lucas. Please be sure to hold hands near the streets or driveways and keep them very close to you on the bus ride.  If there is not room for everyone to sit on the bus, try to have your child sit and stand very close to them.  This will help to keep everyone safe! If there are any problems or questions, please feel free to ask.

Thank you for your support! We are looking forward to this very fun field trip.

Mrs. Walton and Ms. Sue