LEAP TRIP MANDATORY MEETING: TUESDAY, APRIL 6TH AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE MS COMMONS!!!
LEAP TRIP ASSIGNMENT #3: WE WILL BE VOLUNTEERING AT THE SHRINER'S HOSPITAL IN BOSTON. THE HOSPITAL FOCUSES ON PEDIATRIC BURN PATIENTS, CLEFT LIP/PALATE, AND PHYSICAL DEFORMITIES. I HAVE ASKED THE STUDENTS TO GOOGLE THE HOSPITAL AS WELL AS INFO ON HOW THEY REPAIR/FIX/MEND THESE PATIENTS - GRAFTING/PROSTHETICS/SURGERIES/LASER THERAPY/PHYSICAL THERAPY, ETC. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ASSIGNMENT IS TO BE WELL-PREPARED FOR WHAT ONE MIGHT SEE WHILE WE ARE VISITING THE HOSPITAL. SOME OF THE PHYSICAL DEFORMITIES ARE SEVERE, WHILE OTHERS MAY NOT BE. STUDENTS NEED TO BE PREPARED TO VISIT AND SOCIALIZE WITH THE PATIENTS/KIDDOS DURING OUR TIME AT THE HOSPITAL.
leap trip assignment #2: STUDENTS WILL NEED TO GO TO THE FREEDOM TRAIL PUBLIC WALKING TOUR AND CHOOSE 5 THINGS FROM THE LIST THAT WE WILL SEE DURING OUR TOUR. OF THOSE 5 THINGS, FIND INFORMATION ABOUT EACH OF THOSE 5 THINGS AND WRITE 1 PARAGRAPH ON EACH OF THEM (SO YOU WILL HAVE A TOTAL OF 5 PARAGRAPHS). THIS ASSIGNMENT IS DUE ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11TH DURING RECESS.
LEAP TRIP ASSIGNMENT: students need to go to youtube.com and look at videos on the boston tea party. they may choose any of the videos to watch and gather information. they need to write a 5 paragraph (5 sent per para) essay on the information they have gained from the video(s). essays need to be specific and either neatly handwritten or typed. this will be due on Monday, april 8th during recess time when we meet.
LEAP STUDENTS RECEIVED THEIR BALANCE SHEETS TODAY - IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE BAG FUNDRAISER IT WILL BE DEDUCTED PRIOR TO THE FINAL PAYMENT ON MARCH 14TH AT THE LEAP MEETING AT 6:00PM THAT NIGHT IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL COMMONS. YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR BALANCE SHEET WITH YOU AT THE MEETING ALONG WITH YOUR PAYMENT. I'M SORRY, BUT I FORGOT TO MAKE COPIES OF THE BALANCE SHEETS PRIOR TO HANDING THEM OUT TO THE STUDENTS (PAST COUPLE WEEKS W/MOTHER-IN-LAW HAVE LEFT ME A LITTLE HAGGARD AND FORGETFUL). ALSO, HAVE FRIENDS AND FAMILY GO TO MIXEDBAGDESIGNS.COM AND THEY CAN PURCHASE ONLINE ITEMS - OUR NUMBER IS 294717 AND THEY CAN PUT IN MY NAME OR A STUDENT'S NAME.
LEap students received mixed bag designs fundraiser info today. also, make sure you check your email regarding airline info. next deposit has been changed to Thursday, march 14th as we will have meeting in commons at 6:00 p.m. students will receive balance sheet Friday, feb. 22nd - it may change if you participate in the mixed bag designs fundraiser.
LEAP LUNCHEON - TUESDAY, FEB. 19TH. I THINK WE WILL DO ITALIAN THIS TIME. Click here to sign up! LEAP MEETING FOR BOSTON - TUESDAY, FEB. 19TH AT 6:00 PM IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL COMMONS. LEAP FUNDRAISER: GO TO MIXEDBAGDESIGNS. COM AND LOOK AT THE FUNDRAISER. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE EMAIL ME THIS WEEK BY FRIDAY, FEB. 8TH SO I CAN ORDER CATALOGS. ALSO, IF YOU HAVEN'T SENT IN YOUR AIRLINE TICKET INFO, PLEASE DO ASAP!!!!!! PARENTS - NAME AS IT APPEARS ON D.L. AND DATE OF BIRTH!!
LEAP 2ND DEPOSIT DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 20TH!!! $500 PER PERSON IS DUE AT THAT TIME! however, if you are using points for your airline ticket, your deposit has been adjusted as follows: 1) if you made a $100 deposit the first time, then this deposit is $300.00 (2) if you made a $50 deposit the first time, then this deposit is $350.00. any questions or concerns you may email me at email@example.com.
cinnamon rolls: don't forget to pick up your cinnamon roll order Thursday, November 15 th no later than 3:30ish!!!!
luncheon update: we made $229.00 yesterday. those who contributed will be "credited" for a portion of the profit towards your subway pass with a portion also going towards the shriner's hospital. also, I was informed yesterday from mr. keoppel that my foundation grant for $1000 was denied due to shortage of funds. that leaves us short of what might have been as in the past. we will be doing another luncheon after thanksgiving and more than likely at the beginning of December - I will send you a reminder through email.
if you are Not getting emails, let me know. I have even phoned some of you and left messages - and you identified yourself on your voicemail - but you haven't returned my calls. these emails, however, are only to those going on the trip.
trip update: metro/subway ticket is $21.25 per person for 7 days we are In boston. this will be In addition to your air/hotel cost per our meeting earlier this year.
boston airflight southwest airlines update information: depart OKC Mon. May 6th at 11:00 am flight #1647 Arrive boston at 5:45 pm flight #796 depart boston sunday, may 12th at 7:15 am flight #5511 arrive okc at 2:10 pm flight #2538 total cost per person: $405.73
hotel info: embassy suites logan airport room cost per parent/student $1572.54 (includes bkfst & happy hour snacks) 4 minute walk to subway
so if I made air for you and hotel - your total parent/student cost for your tickets and room is $2384.00 for air & hotel.
UPDATE (10-23-18): I WILL ACCEPT DEPOSITS NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, OCT. 25TH FOR BOSTON TRIP!! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FILL OUT THE NEW FORM BELOW FROM LAST UPDATE CONCERNING "LEAP_BOSTON_AIRFARE_POINT_LETTER" as it tells me if you need airfare as well as request a room for yourself!!!!
also, we will have our first luncheon fundraiser on Thursday, nov. 8th. proceeds will go towards our transport to/from airport, as well as a portion to shriner's hospital. please sign up next week for items to bring - we will be posting the sign-up sheet soon!!
UPDATE: PLEASE FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING FORM AND RETURN BY NEXT TUESDAY, OCT. 23RD. CLICK ON THE DOC FOR THE FORM OR STUDENTS RECEIVED THEM IN THE LEAP CLASS ON MONDAY, OCT. 15TH, AS WELL AS THESE FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL OFFICE AT THE END OF THE DAY MON., OCT. 15TH: leap_boston_airfare_point_letter.docx
update: I know several will be attending the auction on Thursday evening. I will be posting all info discussed on this website, as well as provide info to mrs. wiz who has the leap class. please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org also, your $100 deposit will not be due Thursday night - it will be due Tuesday, oct. 16th!! airfare: approx. $450 (southwest airlines prior to group arrangement. hotel is approx. $275 per night - you may choose to have your own room with your son/daughter, or you may choose to share with another parent/student which would decrease your cost. attractions/transportation: subway is approx. $25 pp gocard (attractions) approx. $115
all these costs are prior to seeing a group rate we can get. I have applied for a foundation grant to help with transport costs of subway and other. will see how much they may award us.
at this point, I am approximating costs of $1200 pp. we will discuss further info at the meeting/as well as posted on the website later this week.
hope to see you there!! mrs. benda
FINAL SPRING LEAP TRIP FOR 2018-2019! The board approved our final leap trip with me this spring to boston, Massachusetts!!!! THIS WILL BE A "FIRST" FOR OUR GROUP SO I AM REALLY EXCITED ABOUT GOING! WE WILL HAVE OUR FIRST MEETING ON THURSDAY, OCT. 11TH AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL COMMONS. DATES FOR TRIP ARE: MON. MAY 6TH - SUNDAY MAY 12TH. NEW THIS YEAR: YOU WILL NEED TO BRING A CHECK FOR $100 FOR YOUR AIRLINE DEPOSIT THAT NIGHT: CHECKS TO BMS LEAP. THIS IS A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT, HOWEVER. I WILL INFORM YOU OF APPROXIMATE COSTS IN THE COMING DAYS. SEE YOU NEXT THURSDAY EVENING!! MRS. BENDA
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