Monday, May 25, 2015

All gave some; some gave all. . .

Memorial Day
by CW Johnson
We walked among the crosses Where our fallen soldiers lay. 
And listened to the bugle As TAPS began to play. 
The Chaplain led a prayer We stood with heads bowed low. 
And I thought of fallen comrades I had known so long ago. 
They came from every city Across this fertile land. 
That we might live in freedom. They lie here 'neath the sand. 
I felt a little guilty My sacrifice was small. 
I only lost a little time But these men lost their all. 
Now the services are over For this Memorial Day. 
To the names upon these crosses I just want to say, 
Thanks for what you've given No one could ask for more. 
May you rest with God in heaven From now through evermore.

Please Watch. . .

 ~Tim McGraw

We laugh, we cry, we remember. . .


Dear families--

This year’s class trip for May 27-29 is all planned , and it’s bound to be a blast!  Here’s what your child can expect:

Day 1:  Wednesday, May 27
We’re going to start by visiting the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, New Hampshire for some curriculum-related, bring-Science-to-life kind of stuff including hands-on exhibits and a phenomenal Planetarium show.
More about the Challenger disaster HERE.

Then, onto Portsmouth, New Hampshire where we’ll get settled in at the Holiday Inn--our home away from home for two days .Check it out!

We’ll have to see how much exploring we can do with our chaperones before dinner and pool time. Lights out will be at 7:30.  Just kidding.

Day 2: Thursday, May 28

After a restful night’s sleep, we’ll enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast before our next stop at Strawberry Banke Museumlocated in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  This is a 10-acre authentic neighborhood and outdoor museum dedicated to the town’s rich historical past. Unlike Williamsburg, VA or Sturbridge Village, MA, Strawberry Banke’s original buildings have been preserved, not recreated. It’s a place to have fun learning about colonial architecture, traditional crafts, and the tools, clothing and collections families used for everyday life in this waterfront neighborhood. There’s always something new to see and do!

We’ll probably want to stay there all day learning stuff, but no, there’s more on the agenda, and with low tide around 2:30 PM, we might venture over to Wallis Sands State Beach for a little romp on the shores of the mighty Atlantic Ocean.

We’re looking at Miniature Golf at the Sagamore Golf Center for later in the afternoon. 

That, of course, will be followed by our return to the Holiday Inn and its amenities  (a.k.a. food and the pool) before bedtime.  If we play our cards right, everyone should be pretty tuckered out with all that fresh air, sunshine (hopefully), and bountiful exercise..

Day 3: Friday, May 29

We’ll enjoy another continental breakfast courtesy of the Holiday Inn.  Then we’ll pack up and, depending on the time, get in one more swim or stroll on the beach before heading for the west coast of New England.  The idea is to be back in time for busses, though you’ll probably need to collect your very pooped child and accompanying luggage.

JUNE 8, 2015
6:00 PM