The Washington D.C. Trip Informational Meeting is now scheduled to be held Tuesday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. This was originally planned for next Tuesday the 14th… but because of conflicts needs to be moved! If you are the least bit interested in this year’s trip please make plans to attend this meeting with a parent. This year’s trip will likely be from Friday May 15 – Tuesday May 19.
We passed out the attached flyer at Open House. Please complete the Google Docs form if you are interested in attending this year’s trip. This will be helpful to have an idea of how many are interested. This in no way commits you to going. We will have an informational meeting in October once dates for the trip are finalized.
DC INFO DOCUMENT
Also attached is the informational sheet handed out at Open House. You can return the back side with their initial deposit by November 7th, but please wait until after the October meeting to do so. Right now we are focused on just getting information out there.
Flyer Handout 2015 DC
Spring Parent Meeting Information
- Date: Monday, May 5, 2014
- Time: 6:30 p.m.
- Location: OMMS Cafeteria
- Who: Parent and Student needs to attend
- Bring: Insurance Card, Contact Information, and Medicines appropriately packaged
- Other Information: We will have one copy of the documents attached below per family at the meeting
Thanks so much for everyone’s attendance at last night’s meeting!
In addition to the handouts students received a few weeks ago (available on the post below), everyone who attended the meeting received this packet giving more specfic details about our trip Trip guidelines for parent meeting 2014
We have had a lot of interest already, and remember, while you have until the Novemeber 8th deadline, it is wise to get your deposit in sooner to secure a spot.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with ANY questions/concerns. Thanks!
Students should have received this informational packet in their Social Studies class on Monday. The new dates for the trip are May 17 -21. This is a Saturday – Wednesday during the last full week of school. It is a great time to go because the weather should be mild and there will be NO makeup work. Students will still get to participate in Field Day, Awards ceremonies, and end of the year assembly. Please review the flyer and attend Tuesday, October 15 informational meeting!
2014 DC Flyer
The 2014 DC trip is currently being rescheduled and will likely occur in May. Please stay tuned for more information!
We’re headed to the airport! Our morning began somberly at the Holocaust Museum, but the kids learned about what life was like in Nazi Germany and the importance of re-telling this story to future generations. Our last stop was the Lincoln Memorial. The kids were challenged to find the mistake! Once they found it, they showed their friends. Now we’re on our way to the airport and headed home! We’ll be back around 5:45 (CST). See you soon!
On our last full day, we were super busy! We started the morning at the Capitol. The students divided up into groups and took guided tours where they learned about the history of the Capitol. See if they remember the two Alabama statues that can be found at the Capitol! We then visited the Smithsonian Natural History. This museum has some really cool artifacts like the Hope diamond, bones from almost every animal you can imagine, insects, dinosaurs, mummies, and a lot of other interesting things. Afterward, we went to Arlington National Cemetery where we witnessed the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We visited and saw the graves of several important people such as John F. Kennedy. Then, we toured the FDR, WWII, and MLK, Jr. memorials. Finally, we ended our day at the Pentagon Mall. Tomorrow, we’ll begin the day at the Holocaust museum before visiting more monuments/memorials and then heading home!
(I was unable to post this until this morning.)
Waiting to enter the tunnel that connects the Library of Congress and the Capitol.