On Tuesday, February 12 at 8:00 a.m., there will be a parent informational meeting in the Fellowship Hall on the Founders Campus. Every parent needs to fill out this form. If your child requires medication of any kind, please bring it to this meeting in a clear ziploc bag, clearly labeled with your child’s name and containing detailed instructions included on a notecard/paper. We are collecting all medication in advance to help in our preparation. Additionally, if you have allergy concerns, please let us know.
On Wednesday, February 27 your child will travel to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama on a Samson Tours motor coach bus. Students will leave the Founders Campus promptly at 7:30 a.m. for a 4.5-hour journey to Huntsville. Drop-off begins no earlier than 6:45 a.m. and concludes no later than 7:15 a.m. Please enter the Founders Campus from the Johnson Ferry entrance and follow the route of the afternoon carpool line. Drop your student and his/her luggage off on the curb outside of the Gym entrance. Students will leave their luggage on the curb in front of the buses and then report directly to their community classroom. To keep the carpool drop-off flowing, parents need to exit the campus immediately after drop off--do not attempt to park or get out of your cars. There will be chaperones on hand to assist the students with their luggage.
On the way to Space Camp, we will stop for a bathroom and biscuit break mid-morning and at a food court for lunch. We will give each student $10.00 for lunch. If your student will need more money than that, please give him/her additional cash. On the way home, we will enjoy boxed lunches from Subway. Space Camp is a three-day, two-night trip. Both students and chaperones stay on the grounds of Space Camp. We will return on Friday, March 1 by approximately 4:30 p.m.
The week after Space Camp, students will engage in follow-up reflection activities in each core academic class.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We are looking forward to blasting off into space!
Laura Fillyaw, Middle School Dean of Student Life & Operations, Grades 5&6