Dear Parents (students, just look away for a minute, this doesn’t concern you :)),
Our DC Field Experience is rapidly approaching. It’s scheduled for November 12th, and we’re planning on being gone from around 7:30 in the morning until, oh, about midnight or so.
Our DC trip is the most complex trip that we plan throughout the school year: the juniors and the seniors have different trips and the seniors have a choice of FOUR trips. Given the size and complexity of our groups this year, we are in need of parent volunteers to chaperone.
MVGS has a small faculty (but we’re scrappy!), and the 10 of us cannot possibly provide proper supervision for all our students without your help. (We will endeavor to place you either with your child or, um, not with your child, as you and they wish, by the way.)
The students will be taking fancy tour buses to DC, but we will ask that any parents accompanying us either drive themselves to DC or carpoolwith other parent volunteers. Dr. Williamson can assist with parking and directions issues. Now, we know that being forced to ride in a nice quiet car to DC rather than ride on a bus stuffed with over 60 sweaty teenagers is a lot to ask, but we hope you’ll forgive us.
In addition, you don’t have to stay with the students after the time we all meet for dinner in the evening. At that point, the staff can handle taking the students to Oklahoma! at the Arena Stage. Of course, you could accompany us to that event, as well, if you’re interested. (Or, you could go have a lovely dinner at a fabulous DC restaurant with your spouse/friends/new carpool buddies. Your call. :))
If you think you’re up for the MVGS field experience chaperone challenge, please contact myself, Mrs. Wilmore (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Williamson (email@example.com).