Choir Trip to Pleasure Pier
Saturday, April 18th, 2015
Why are we going?
After the performance, students will have lunch, ride rides, and play for the afternoon. What a great way to end a wonderful concert season!
Families are invited to join us and enjoy our 24% off group discount on all-day wrist bands.
Please read the following information carefully and then let us know if your child will be attending and/or order tickets using the link at the bottom of this email.
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm, performance at 11:30am
Place: Pleasure Pier, Galveston, TX
Cost: $35 per student, various options for family and chaperones*
· Transportation to and from Galveston (students and chaperones only)
· Lunch – combo lunch of your choice at 2 different restaurants
· All-Ride Wristband
Extra costs: (optional) – purchased at the park
· Spending money for games & souvenirs
· Spending money for snacks
*additional ticket options are available – see online ticket order form
Chaperones: We will need several chaperones for this trip. As usual, chaperones must be able to be solely responsible for choir students. If you sign up to chaperone, you will escort a small group of students around to rides and events. Chaperone groups will be formed based on student preferences, but Mrs. Brown will make final decisions based on the needs of the whole group.
8:45am - Meet at Adolphus – check in with chaperones
9:00am - Load bus and leave Adolphus
10:45am - Arrive at front gate of Pleasure Pier – distribute tickets
11:00am - Enter park, set up for concerts (stage is located at the back of the park)
11:30am-12:30pm - Choir performances (Hubenak, Adolphus & Huggins)
12:30pm - Early Check Out (indicate on form)
12:30-3:40 pm - Have fun with chaperone group!
3:45pm - Meet at front gate to load bus – Late check out!
4:00pm - Depart for Adolphus
6:00 pm - Arrive back at Adolphus
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this trip required?
No. This concert and trip is provided as a fun way to end the concert season. It is also intended for families to enjoy together, if desired. Because it is the last event of the year, there are no consequences for not going. (But we'll miss you!)
What if I don’t like to ride amusement rides?
This is something to consider. There are plenty of rides at many speeds. Most students will find something that they enjoy doing. If you would like to check out the rides ahead of time, click here.
Do I need to bring a lunch?
No. Outside food and drink are not permitted in the park. The student package A includes a meal.
Can my parents take me if I don’t want to ride on the bus?
Adolphus choir members must ride the school-provided transportation to a school-sponsored event. If you would like to ride home with your parents, please indicate so on your registration form.
Can my family ride the bus?
The bus seats are reserved for students, teachers and chaperones only.
Who can be a chaperone?
Any guardian who is willing to be responsible for a small group of students during the day. Chaperones may not be responsible for any other children, other than those in choir.
Can I check out to my parents then check back in to a chaperone group at the end of the day to ride home on the bus?
NO! Once a student is checked out, he/she is checked out for good. However, your family may walk around with a group. Chaperones are not allowed to watch students who have already checked out.
Can I check out to a friend’s parents?
NO! Students will not be released to any adult other than a legal guardian unless this has been previous arranged with a written letter to Mrs. Brown.
What do we wear to the park?
You will wear your choir t-shirt with jean shorts and tennis shoes. Please liberally apply sunblock before you dress!!!
How much money will my child need in the park?
Your child will not NEED any extra money. However, you may want to send money for snacks, souvenirs, or to play arcade games as well. Remember, lunch is provided and students should be home by dinner time.
What happens if we change our mind and can’t go to Pleasure Pier after all?
Unfortunately, the ride wristband and lunch are date specific, so money cannot be refunded. Your only other option would be to try and sell the package to another Adolphus parent who did not pre-order tickets.
Do we have to listen to the other choirs sing?
Yes! All 3 choirs are staying to listen to each other's short performances. It's a great opportunity to see the wonderful things happening in our school district and community. Early check-out students will be allowed to check out to parents AFTER all of the performances are finished.
What happens if my grades fall on my next report card?
Please remember that Adolphus club participation requires that students are passing in every academic class and have an S or above in conduct and specials. Once payment is received, money cannot be reimbursed in the even that you are no longer eligible to participate in choir.
What happens if it rains?
Please pray that we have good weather!! Rain or shine – we are going! The stage is covered and we will make further decisions about student safety and participation after the performance.
Can I change my check-out plans at the last minute?
Check out plans may be changed up until Tuesday, April 14th. Students may not change their plans the morning of the trip or at the park. Chaperones should not be put in this position.
When will we get the tickets?
All tickets, students, chaperones and family, will be passed out at the gate at 11:00am. Families who are riding in their own car must be present at this time to pick up your tickets.
What can I take on the bus?
Students are encouraged to bring only what they can carry in their pockets or plan on leaving on the bus. Students will not be able to go back and forth from the park to the bus. Valuables will be left on the bus and are not the responsibility of the school or the school district. The trip is only about 1 1/2 hours and you will not want to carry a lot as you go on and off rides, so please take that into consideration before you pack.
Also please make sure that your child has gotten a district field trip form from Mrs. Brown and turn it in ASAP!
Checks for tickets can be made payable to Adolphus Elementary.