January 2nd is our trip to see To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway!
FAQs about the Trip:
What time does my child have to arrive at school?
Students must arrive at FMS at the usual start time of 8:15a.m. Busses will leave school at 11:00a.m.
Where should my child go when they arrive at school?
Students will attend their first period class.
Should I pack a lunch for my child?
The school will provide a lunch period for 8th graders at 10:30 a.m. Students will be able to purchase lunch at this time. We realize that it is early so you may want to pack a snack for you child.
What should my child bring on the trip?
Students can bring a snack for the bus. They can bring money for merchandise or concessions.
What time will my child be back at school?
The busses are scheduled to arrive back at FMS between 4:30 and 5:00pm depending on traffic. This is an estimate so chaperones will be in touch with the school to update the status of our return in the event that we will be delayed.
Are cell phones permitted on the trip?
Where do I pick up my child?
The FMS recess yard.
What should I do if I need to pick my child up early from The Shubert Theatre?
Please notify the school as soon as you know that you will need to pick up your child from the theater. You will have to sign a release form when you arrive at the venue. Mr. Adamo or Mr. Shapiro will have these release forms.
What happens if my child cannot attend the trip?
If your child should fall ill or cannot attend the trip for any other reason, please let the school know as soon as possible. The cost of the trip will be refunded.
What if there is a snow day?
To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway!
The eighth grade team is very happy to announce that the eighth grade class will be going to see Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway! We invite and encourage all our eighth graders to attend this rare opportunity. The trip will take us to the beautiful Shubert Theatre in New York City on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Thanks to a generous grant from the PTSA, the cost to students is only $30, an unbelievably low price for this limited-run Broadway production.
Each year the eighth grade reads To Kill a Mockingbird, which is not only a beloved American classic but also the most widely taught English-language novel in the world, and we are thrilled that FMS students will have this unique chance to see it brought to life on stage. In the classroom, students will compare the novel and the performance, discussing the themes and social justice issues from the story that remain prevalent and pertinent to this day.
Payment and permission slip will be due on Wednesday, October 31st. This trip is tied into our system of PBIS (Positive Behavior in Schools). If a student’s behavior in school suggests they may not behave in a safe manner on the field trip, they will not be permitted to attend. We will be attending the 1:00 p.m. performance of the show, so we will depart via coach buses from the rear of the Farragut Complex at approximately 11:30 a.m. and will return to campus approximately 5:00p.m.
Checks should be made out to Hastings-on-Hudson UFSD. Please write your child’s full name on the memo line. Your child’s ELA teacher will collect payment and permission slip. If financial assistance for all or part of the cost of this trip is needed, please contact Jocelyn Perez, your child’s school counselor, at 478-6228.
In the past, parents have graciously offered to support our trips by donating additional money to our scholarship fund. If you would like to make a donation, please send your donation check made out to Hastings-on-Hudson UFSD. Please write “Scholarship” on the memo line. We thank you in advance for your generosity and continued support for the Farragut Middle School community.
A permission slip can be found by clicking the link below:
Chelsea Piers 2019
A full-day class trip is planned for the 8th grade students as a celebration of a successful year in 8th grade and recognition of passage from Middle School to High School. All students are invited and encouraged to attend as we mark a momentous time in their lives. This year’s trip will take us to New York City on Friday, June 7th, and will consist of three events. Our morning activities will include breakfast, bowling, and ice skating (long pants required) in the Chelsea Piers Complex. In the afternoon, students will set sail aboard the Spirit of New York for a luncheon party cruise in New York Harbor. We will depart via coach buses from the back of the Farragut Complex approximately 7:00am and will return to campus approximately 6:00pm.
This itinerary, which is the result of serious consideration of the expectations and needs of all constituencies and careful planning, is designed to provide an enjoyable and age-appropriate day for our 8th grade students. Please note that cell phones will not be permitted on this trip.
This trip is tied into our system of PBIS (Positive Behavior in Schools) and serves as a reward for students’ hard work and appropriate behavior. If a student’s behavior in school suggests they may not behave in a safe manner on the field trip, they will not be permitted to attend.
A permission slip is attached. This year in order to help students and their family’s budget for the trip, a dual payment plan has been initiated. One half of the $160 trip payment will be due in November with the balance due in March. Of course, you may pay in full in November if this is more convenient.
Monday, November 5th - $80.00 and permission slip
Monday, March 4th - $80.00 only
Checks should be made out to Hastings-on-Hudson UFSD. Please write your child’s full name on the memo line. Payment and permission slip will be collected by your child’s ELA teacher. If financial assistance for all or part of the cost of this trip is needed, please contact Jocelyn Perez, your child’s school counselor, at 478-6228.
In the past, many parents have graciously offered to support our trips by donating additional money to our scholarship fund. If you would like to make a donation, please send your donation check made out to Hastings-on-Hudson UFSD. Please write “Scholarship” on the memo line. We thank you in advance for your generosity and continued support for the Farragut Middle School community.
A permission slip is available here: Chelsea Piers Permission Slip