Monday, March 22, 2010

Checking Things Out

Hannah's class will take part in an overnight field trip next month aboard a Tall Ship and re-enact parts from the book they've read this school year called Before the Mast. The teacher only allows four parents to join the class on this trip and I was not chosen. Steven and I are in Newport Beach for a few days and not far from where the Tall Ship is, so this afternoon, we drove down to the harbor to take a peek. I'm so glad we did. There were classes ending their overnight trip and a new class just beginning. I decided that since I won't be a part of the trip next month that I would take pictures of these kids embarking on their overnight adventure. We got to hear the First Mate talk to the teacher and parents and gave them a brief run down of what was expected, etc. And then watched as they addressed all the kids and told them what lied ahead in their journey. So, we're standing there, watching and listening, and then I spot Jennifer and her family. She is our Room Mom, the mom I've worked really hard next to this year in fundraising and helping in the class, etc. She was chosen to accompany the class on the trip. They have out of state family visiting and staying just up the coast and they decided to come and scope out the ship too!!! It was so bizarre to run into her. Just another sign of how committed we are to our kids well being. LOL. After watching the school group board the ship, start their journey, I'm kinda glad I wasn't chosen to go. It looks like it's going to be a lot of work!!! LOL. But we do think Hannah is going to absolutely love this field trip and have a great time and we can't wait to hear all about it when it's all done and over with.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Perfect Attendance Assembly

Our school started a new incentive program this last trimester in order to boost attendance, prompt arrival to school, and staying until the school day is finished.

Hannah had perfect attendance and was recognized at a special assembly today for grades 4-6. There were only twelve 4th graders out of hundred that were recognized.Every student who had perfect attendance this trimester received a certificate and coupons for the local fun park with miniature golf. And then the names of each student from each grade were placed into a bucket for a raffle of either a $50 American Express Gift Card, or two $25 Gift Cards. Each grade level had winners. They started with the 4th grade and Hannah was drawn for a $25 gift card!! She was so excited and of course already has plans to spend it on Legos! After school, we went to Dairy Queen with Gramma and celebrated the achievement with an ice cream cone and then the girls came home to find a special treat from Mom and Dad - the coolest Beach House Lego Set! The assembly was the perfect way to kick off vacation! We're officially off track until April 4th!!