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    September 4, 2018


    To Parents of Sixth Grade Students:


                As many of you know, during the sixth grade school year, students at AMS and MVVS attend an environmental school for a 5-day program in the fall.  The scheduled trip for the 2018-2019 school year has been arranged with Nature's Classroom in Colebrook, Conn., from September 24th to September 28th. 

                The total cost of the trip including the educational program, transportation, and room and board is $420.00 per student.  We have scheduled an informational meeting for parents and students on Thursday, September 13th at 6:00 pm in the cafe at AMS.

                To reserve a place for your son or daughter, please fill in the bottom of this sheet and return it to your child’s 6th grade science teacher.  Please include the remaining payment of $210.00 with a check made payable to Amherst Middle School. This needs to be returned by Tuesday, September 18th.  If for any reason a student is unable to attend, then all monies will be refunded.

    Registration and medical forms are included in this packet and need to be returned as soon as possible, since we need all papers by Tuesday, September 18th.   Attached is an equipment list 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.

                If financial hardship is the only reason your son or daughter would not attend, please contact Jayma Robinson at jrobinson@sprise.com as soon as possible so that we can attempt to secure funds from other sources. Request for aid will be held in strict confidence.

                            Prior to our departure from Colebrook, CT on Friday September 28th, we have arranged for your child’s luggage to be inspected for any creatures (bed bugs) who may be trying to hitch a ride home. A specially-trained dog will be on site for this inspection. If anything is found, you will be notified upon our return. Please help us with this process by ensuring that all of your child’s luggage is properly labelled.            




    Registration - Sixth Grade Nature's Classroom Environmental Experience

    Colebrook, Connecticut


    Complete and return this portion with deposit of $210.00

    Also include registration and medical forms.


                *Make checks payable to AMHERST MIDDLE SCHOOL


                Check # ____________________                Amount of Check ___________________


                *Return to your child’s 6th grade Science Teacher

                *Deadline is Tuesday September 18, 2018


    __________________________                                            ________________________

              Student's Name                                                                                6th grade Science Teacher's Name