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Outdoor School

Outdoor School 

Dear Sixth Grade Parents/Guardians,

 

Each year, as part of the sixth grade curriculum, our students attend a week at Outdoor School.

 

 

 

WHAT IS OUTDOOR SCHOOL?

Click Here For Camp Loma Mar's website

 
  • Environmental study of three ecosystems
  • Decision-making skills
  • Cooperative learning
  • Study of environmental protection
 
WHEN DO WE GO? (Advisory Teacher)
  • Cheetahs (Malfatti, Gibson, Swartzendruber, Conrad) 2/24/20 – 2/28/20
  • Panthers (Gosselin, McMurray, Foy, Wallis) 3/2/20 – 3/6/20
 
WHERE DO WE GO?
● Camp Loma Mar located in the San Mateo Mountains
 
WHAT DOES IT COST?
● $465 per student.
● This pays for food, lodging, transportation, and medical insurance.
● This also pays for the professional naturalists from the Exploring New Horizons program.

● Suggested payment schedule:
1st payment: Wednesday, October 10, 2019 - $155
2nd payment: Friday, December 6, 2019 – $155
3rd payment: Friday, January 24, 2020 – $155
 
Contact advisory teacher with questions (fundraiser credit will be applied to the 2nd or 3rd payment)
Teachers will send home reminder letters as each date approaches. Payment forms can be cash, check or credit card (payable on the Student Webstore at Creekside Webstore.

Please watch the Creekside Currents for the announcement of the Outdoor School Parent Information Night in January,
2020.
 
Creekside recognizes that some families may not be able to donate the entire amount towards the cost of this trip. If this is
in fact the case, contact Ms. Eagles, Principal or Ms. Fuentes, Counselor, for assistance. We also encourage
participation in the fundraiser.

 

Checklist of Essential Things to Bring: (See Packing List for detailed information and LABEL EVERYTHING)

_____ 1 suitcase or duffle bag

_____ 1 backpack

_____ 1 sleeping bag and pillow (in large plastic garbage bag marked with your name on masking tape)

_____ Waterproof Rain gear

_____ Extra socks and shoes

_____ Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

_____Warm jacket and clothes (dress in layers)

_____ Bag lunch for Monday’s lunch. (Pack enough to last you until dinner)

 

Give any medicine to your advisory teacher when you check in:

  1. Place medicine in a zip lock baggie, labeled with your first and last name and advisory teacher’s name.
  2. All medications must be in their original containers.

 

General Information

Each year, as part of the sixth grade curriculum, our students may attend a week at Outdoor School.


What do students learn there?

  • They learn about the environment by studying three ecosystems.
  • They practice their decision-making skills.
  • They participate in cooperative learning.
  • They study environmental protection.