Field trips are planned by teachers and designed to enrich the curriculum. A note and permission slip will be sent to you in advance of any fieldtrip and will include cost, place, departure time and dress. The permission slip must be signed and returned to your child's teacher in order for the student to participate in the fieldtrip.
Parents are frequently asked to chaperone fieldtrips, and teachers rely on these parents to provide supervision for a group of students. While fieldtrips are always fun for the students, they are intended to be extensions of the classroom curriculum and are learning activities. This is the parents' opportunity to participate with his/her child in an educational activity and to assist the classroom teacher. Unless it is specifically a family activity, we request that parents not bring other siblings along on fieldtrips. Take this opportunity to give special attention to your child and play a crucial role in making this an important learning activity for the children in the class. The teacher is depending upon your undivided attention.
We are grateful to the Margaret Douglas School PTA for providing all grade levels with a generous fieldtrip fund to help pay for the cost of these activities. In addition the PTA has a scholarship fund so that no one will be excluded from a fieldtrip due to cost.