Dear Parents and Families,

I need to make a correction! Our field trip on November 1st is from 8:35-1:25 not 2:25. Just an FYI 4th grade goes on the most field trips of any grade at Irving. I think it’s my fault because I arrange all but one of them. 🙂 We enjoy providing your children with lots of learning experiences within our community and state of Oregon. Five of the six field trips we take are all related to science and social studies. The last one of the year is about fun! Our field trips are the Bethel School Garden Free (Sept. 21st),  Near by Nature/ Science Factory $6.00 (Nov. 1st), State Capital $5.00 (Feb. 7th), Transfer Station /Bring Free (April), Aurora Colony $9.00 (May 24th), and Amazon pool $5.00 (June). We do our best to keep the cost down for the field trips, 2 of them are actually free! The total cost of the rest of the field trips for the year is $25.00. You can pay for your child’s field trips as they come up, or some families prefer to just pay the one time fee of $25.00 and then not have to worry about it for the rest of the school year. Here is the letter that will be going home in Friday folders about the field trip on November 1st.


Ms. Perrigo


Dear Parents,

Our next field trip will be Thursday, November 1st. As part of our study of habitats, wetlands, and the Solar System we will be taking a field trip to Near by Nature and the Science Factory. We will load the bus at 8:30am and arrive back at Irving at 1:25pm. The cost of this field trip is $6.00. We will be eating lunch during the field trip so all students will need to pack a sack lunch. We ask that you do not send any glass containers. If you need the cafeteria to make your child a sack lunch, please let your child’s teacher know by Monday the 29th.      

On our fieldtrip, we will be participating in a guided, inter-active nature walk where students will have the opportunity to see up close the animals that live in and around our local ponds and river ecosystems. Students will also participate in a pond dipping activity to observe the creatures that live in the pond ecosystem. Students will then get a chance to visit the Science Factory and planetarium where they will get to enjoy some hands-on science activities and watch a show that will give them an introduction to the current season’s night sky and constellations. We are excited to offer these opportunities to our students. We need two chaperones for every 9 students. Please sign and return the bottom portion of this letter and indicate if you are available to chaperone, or you need a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Please also enclose the $6.00 for the admission fee.


Thank you,

Mrs. Castillo, Ms. Perrigo, Ms. Holliday, & Mrs. Moss





My child’s name is: ______________________________


_____Yes, I am available to be a chaperone._______________


______Yes, my child needs a sack lunch ordered from the cafeteria.

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