We are going on a field trip!

Farm Field Trip!

In October, we will be traveling to Smith Family Farms in Pendleton for a field trip! The AM classes will go on Monday, October 12. There will be NO PM classes that day. The PM classes will be going on Wednesday, October 14, in the MORNING. There will be no AM classes that day.

At the farm we will see lots of animals, go on a hay ride, go through the corn maze, play on the farm playground, and pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch! We will also be eating lunch at the farm before returning to school. You will need to pack a disposable sack lunch for your child to bring. Please watch the weather forecast for the day your child is attending the field trip, and dress him/her accordingly. Also, your child may get a little dirty at the farm, so please send them in clothes and shoes that can get dirty.

Please check your child's folder tomorrow for more field trip information. All forms and money are due back no later than Thursday, September 24. If we do not receive the forms and money by then, your child will not be able to attend.

Don't forget...if you want to volunteer for the field trip, you MUST have a background check on file and you MUST view the anti-bullying webinar. Below is information on how to complete both of those. Please let me know if you have any questions. We are looking forward to a great trip!

Volunteer Requirements

HSE school board policy requires parent volunteers to have criminal background checks every 3 years. The background checks are completed online at the cost of $13 per person. If you plan at any time to volunteer in the class or volunteer on field trips, you must have a current background on file. Most background checks take 3 business days to process, so please plan accordingly. If you are not sure of the status of your current background check, please let me know and I can check the database to see if yours is up-to-date.

All staff and volunteers are required by law to watch the anti-bullying webinar that is available on the HSE website. Once you have watched the webinar, you must complete a survey to verify you have done so. The following link will direct you to the HSE website where you can access the background check link, the anti-bullying webinar, and the webinar survey. If you have any questions, please let me know.