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Post your ideas for a 5th Friday Field Trip on March 31st!
Hi Tamara... If you would like, feel free to call either Lisa or I (Mack). We are the parent coordinators for the Roosevelt House/CIA trip this Friday. Happy to chat about any questions you might have. 203.482.6808
Hello EWoW Families:
Just to clarify what we talked about today in the student meeting ...
5th Fridays really are not designed to be a day off for students. They already have a lot of time off, as you are aware, and with the recent late season snow days, it has been more than anticipated. So, in order to encourage student participation, EWoW will offer credit for 5 missed classes in one class or across several classes to any students who choose to participate. This is a win-win, as the kids do not need to do additional homework assignments to make up for missed classes and they get the awesome educational experience of going to a learning-oriented destination with their friends! We hope that everyone will take this opportunity to get out and have some time with their kids/parents/friends. These experiences should enhance what kids are doing in the classroom, and because they are tailored for the students by their parents with input from the kids, they are so much more fun and memorable than anything designed for upwards of 40 kids or more!
To get credit for your classes, just send us a picture of yourself on the field trip with the classes that you would like this time to go towards. Super simple.
Parent volunteers, same thing - just send us a pic of yourself on the trip with the kids, and we will credit you 5 hours (or more if it is longer) towards your work hours.
Some of you have already planned to begin your Spring Breaks early and will be traveling on these days. Totally fine! Take some time during your vacations to visit a historic locale or museum and send us those pictures. This way, you have the same opportunity to make up for missed classes as everyone else!
Once again, this is a parent-student adventure, not an EWoW event. Make it your own!
March 31st is approaching fast!!
How about Hyde Park for everyone?
I have a few kids who like to go to the FDR House - they are studying WWII right now. This is a great area for all kinds of visits! The Vanderbilt mansion is right next door, and Olana is also very close by, for hiking, architecture, and art lovers. The Culinary Institute would be a great place to have lunch, also right there. Marist College and Vassar are there, as well.
Perhaps a joint effort bringing all of the kids there and then breaking off into groups?
You will need several volunteers to drive and students to choose where they would like to visit. One person to volunteer to organize everyone else would be most efficient. Parents, this is a great way to take care of a goog chunk of your work hours in one shot, plus, a great day for the kiddos.
Hi, could you explain a bit abt what this ls for us first timers? Even if just an example of previous outings🤷♀️
As far as I know, 5th Fridays are open for parents to coordinate and schedule field trips for the students.
Yes! parents are invited to coordinate field trips. On past 5th Fridays small group field trips have been made to places like the FDR house and the NYC Natural History museum. They are very low key but tons of fun.