Field Day Instructions

Good afternoon parents,

We are almost done with testing! We will finish up Tuesday and will celebrate with Field Day this Friday. Please take a moment to read and follow this detailed email with instructions for Field Day.

If you plan for your child to use Treehouse Friday morning (or afternoon), they will be taken to the park and returned after field day. Please let me know if your child will be using Treehouse that day! This is a must!

Morning arrival:
Fuller’s Park 3499 Robinson Rd. Marietta (off Roswell and Robinson).

DO NOT come to school that day…we will not be here.
Please do not drop your child off and leave; you will need to sign them in.
Our day will begin at 9:00 and will end with a closing ceremony around 2:00.
Please arrive at Fullers Park by 9:00 a.m.; showing up late will prevent teams and games from starting on time. I will be there at 8:45.
I will need a parent there with me in the morning to assist with checking in and getting lunches organized.
Please look for us as you drop your child off. We will be collecting lunches and I will be signing your children in.
You will pick your child up at Fullers Park by 2:00 and you MUST see me so I know they are leaving. Please do not tell another teacher…you must let me know.
*I recommend getting there a few minutes before 2, since most times we are already done by then.

Snack and lunch:
EVERYTHING must have your child’s first and last name on it.
Everything needs to be disposable so it can be thrown away after lunch. Use gallon sized zip-lock bags (labeled) or paper bag (labeled) to hold lunches.
Please do not send tubs/containers/Thermos of food; we will not have a place to store it.
I will have a cooler with ice to keep food cold. Sandwiches are the best option for this type of outdoor activity.
Send a water bottle or Gatorade/Powerade bottle (labeled) for your child to drink during lunch.
Goldfish will be the snack provided by the school; if you want to send something extra, that is fine…it just needs to be eaten fairly quickly.
We will have bottles of water to pass out at the end of the day.

What to wear:
Mrs. Goodson has asked that everyone wear tennis shoes that fit and tie.
There are many games with kicking involved, and lots of shoes have been flying off feet at recess and PE. That can be dangerous to others as well as during running games and other foot related events. Make sure tennis shoes are worn with socks and laces are tied tight!
I will pass out the T-Shirts the day before Field Day to ensure they do not get lost or forgotten.
Your child must come to Fuller’s Park dressed in their correct field day T-shirt (not last years!)
Athletic type shorts (girls/boys) or capri/crop pants (girls) will be best. No jeans or skirts.
If your child brings a sweater/sweatshirt, make sure it is labeled with their name inside. It will be chilly in the morning, 47.

Sunscreen should be applied before arriving at the park. Your child can wear a hat, just make sure their name is somewhere on it, in case it gets lost.

Unlike last year, your child might not be on my team. Each team is made up of a few 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. If we stayed together as a class, we wouldn’t have much of a chance against the older grades!

Lastly, you are all welcome to come watch and cheer us on! It is a large area, so all are welcome. The seating is concrete, so you might want to bring a comfortable lawn chair!

Have a great week!!