HAWTHORN MIDDLE SCHOOL SOUTH
600 North Aspen Drive • Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
Phone (847) 816-8317 • Fax (847) 816-9259
RE: 6th Grade Environmental Field and Team Experience
• Monday, November 2, 2009 – Team 6A (the homerooms of Mrs. Krause, Mrs. Humboldt,
Miss Duhig, and Ms. Wright)
• Tuesday, November 3, 2009 – Team 6B (the homerooms of Mr. Cieciwa, Mrs. Knezovich,
Miss Hain, and Ms. Currie)
Dear 6th Grade Parents/Guardians:
On Monday, November 2nd, our sixth grade students on Team 6A and on Tuesday, November 3rd, our sixth grade
students on Team 6B will take part in an all-day field trip to Ryerson Woods Forest Preserve in Riverwoods, IL.
Students will leave school at 8:00 a.m. and return at approximately 2:00 p.m. to be dismissed in the regular fashion.
This is the second of three Environmental Field and Team Experiences, each of which is tied to the 6th grade
curriculum and aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards. This experience will focus on enhancing our Science
curriculum, with a major focus on animal adaptations, geology and restoration.
A signed “Waiver and Release Form” and “Field Trip Permission Slip” are required for your child’s participation.
Please review and sign the attached forms, and return to school by Wednesday, October 28, 2009.
On the day of the field trip, students should bring a sack lunch and dress appropriately for the weather. Students will
be walking outdoors from one location to another and will spend some time outdoors. Since a portion of the day will
be spent outside, it’s a good idea to dress in enough layers to keep warm. No fee is required for this experience; it is
included as part of the curriculum.
Volunteers are needed to assist with this field experience. If you are interested, please contact Rob Natale at
847-816-8317 or at email@example.com.
Our third field and team experience will be to Camp Duncan in May. More information regarding the Ryerson field
trip is posted at www.hawthorn73.org. As always, if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Joy Mullaney - Principal Robert Natale – Assistant Principal
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