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    Dustin/Robinson and Rodon/Camitta- March 30th-April 3rd

    Esatbrook/Nedelman and MVVS students-April 6th-10th


    Fall Letter to Parents 

     November 13, 2018

    To Parents of Sixth Grade Students:

                For decades, sixth grade students at AMS and MVVS have attended a 5-day residential environmental school program.  This year we are excited to be attending The Ecology School in Poland, Maine at the Poland Springs Resort. The scheduled trip for 2019-2020 school year is from March 30th to April 3rd for the Dustin/Robinson team and the Camitta/Rodon team. The Estabrook/Nedelman Team along with the sixth graders from Mont Vernon will be attending The Ecology School during the week of April 6th to April 10th.

                The total cost of the trip including the educational program, transportation, room and board is $420.00 per student. To reserve a place for your son or daughter, please fill in the bottom of this sheet and return it to your child's sixth grade science teacher along with a deposit check for $210.00. Please make your check payable to your child’s school (Amherst Middle School or Mont Vernon Village School). This needs to be returned by Tuesday November 26th, 2019.  If you will be traveling for Thanksgiving, please try to get your deposit in before you leave. If for any reason a student is unable to attend, then all monies are refundable. If financial hardship is the only reason your son or daughter would not attend, please contact your son or daughter’s science teacher as soon as possible so that we can attempt to secure funds from other sources. Request for aid will be held in strict confidence.

                The balance of the payment will be due on Friday March 13th. All other registration and medical forms will be distributed during the week of March 2nd. An equipment list will be given out to help in your planning. Note that nothing special needs to be purchased, but it is important to have rain gear as lessons and activities go on rain or shine.  

                There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday November 20th at 6:00 P.M. in the AMS café.  This will be an opportunity for you to learn more about the program. Students are welcome at this meeting, however there will be another meeting for the students held during the school day in March. If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact any of the sixth-grade teachers or visit the website for The Ecology School at theecologyschool.org. Thank you.





    Registration – The Ecology School (Grade 6) Poland, Maine


    Complete and return this portion with deposit of $210.00 by Tuesday Nov 26th


                *Make checks payable to AMHERST MIDDLE SCHOOL or MONT VERNON VILLAGE SCHOOL


                Check # ____________________                Amount of Check ___________________


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              Student's Name                                                                             6TH Grade Science Teacher's Name