Your 7th grader has been invited to attend a field trip to Fort Wayne, Indiana to tour the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. The zoo's address is 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808, phone: (260) 427-6800. This zoo fits the 7th grade curriculum well, having African, Asian and Australian animals. The cost of the trip includes charter busses and admission to the zoo. This field trip is partially funded by a generous donation from Mattawan Middle School Parent Association and we appreciate their support and hard work.
The details of the trip:
Date: Tuesday, May 19th Rain or Shine
Time: 8:00 am Leave School
10:30 am Arrive at the Zoo
10:30 am– 2:30 pm Tour the Zoo
5:00 pm Arrive back at Mattawan Middle School
Students will NOT be able to ride the school bus home, please plan on picking your child up at 5:00pm.
What to Bring: Sack lunch (no glass bottles please) or money to purchase lunch at the zoo, snacks for the bus ride, appropriate clothing for weather conditions and sunscreen. School sack lunches are available and teachers will take orders for these one week in advance of the trip.
Other Suggestions: Additional spending money for zoo activities (river ride, train ride, sky safari, feed the animals). Although not recommended, if a student brings electronics, the school assumes no responsibility for personal items.
Please fill out the attached permission slip and have your child return it to his/her Wrap-Up class teacher. Students will be touring the zoo with chaperones. If you are interested in chaperoning for this field trip, please indicate on the attached sheet. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We are looking forward to a great day and making a wonderful memory for our 7th grade students.
7-1 Jan DeShazo 668-3361 ext 1404
7-2 Ann Ponicki 668-3361 ext 1406
The 7th Grade Teachers
Please return permission slip and payment by Friday April 30th.