"Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths." Psalm 25:4

Thursday, March 22, 2012

TrAiN TrIp....ALL ABOARD!!!!!!! ....and a couple of other things!!

What to wear: TSA uniform shirt (blue, yellow, or white), jeans or khaki, jacket, and tennis shoes. No flip flips or sandals!
What to bring: Sack lunch, snack, and drink(s). You may also bring extra money for souvenirs or extra snacks. There is a concession area on the train, which you may want to visit. (Children are NOT allowed in concessions without an adult.) We will eat our lunch on the train after we leave the Telephone Museum which should be around 11:35 a.m.
You may bring a camera, magazines, handheld games, cards, and other similar items.   Please make sure your name is on your belongings.
When to be at school: Meet in soccer parking lot under the awning at 7:30 AM. We will have a brief meeting before we depart. We are meeting the train’s schedule and will not be able to wait on anyone. Be on time!
When will we be back: We will return to Cordele around 4:30 and should be back at TSA around 5:30. If you are not going, please make sure you are here at TSA to pick up your child.

7:30 a.m. - Arrive at TSA/ Brief meeting
7:45 a.m. - Depart TSA
10:00 a.m. - Depart Ga. Veterans
10:35 a.m. - Arrive Leslie (45 minute layover)
11:20 a.m. - Depart Leslie
1:05 p.m. - Arrive Plains (1 hour layover)
2:05 p.m. - Depart Plains & No Stop Americus
4:30 p.m. - Arrive Ga. Veterans
5:30 p.m. – Arrive back in Macon---If you are not going, please make sure you are here at TSA to pick up your child.

We are traveling by car to Veterans State Park in Cordele, GA. There, we will board the SAM Shortline Excursion Train and head to Plains, GA.

(229) 276-0755 - SAM Shortline Depot

DIRECTIONS: (There is a hard copy of this in your child's homework folder.)

Georgia Veterans State Park Platform

From I-75/Cordele (Exit 101), go west(right) on Hwy. 280 for about 10 miles. Turn left into the park (Veterans State Park. Take the first right. (You should see some signs that say SAM Shortline Excursion.)

Address is ….
2459 Hwy. 280 West
Cordele, Ga. 31015

**Find parking space and meet teachers with your lunch and belongings. Be sure to take a restroom break before we board.


WoW!!! TSA third graders truly understand Proverbs 17:17.  "A friend loves at all times. He is there to help when trouble comes."  Here are some of the items they have been bringing in for the Daybreak Shelter.  Sister Elizabeth Greim, director of Daybreak, said that the shelter's reading area will be much like a living room area, where homeless people can grab a cup of coffee, read a magazine or play a game for a couple of hours.Thank you for showing kindness to others.  We are all so blessed and it is wonderful to be able to give to others that are less fortunate.  
We will be collecting items until Tuesday, March 27th.
Items needed:
coffee, filters, stirrers cream, sugar
coffee tables
art supplies....markers, paper, pencils,etc..
toilet paper
paper towels
board games
snack items
book cases 

Testing went well!  The students said it was fun and easy.  Boy, does that scare me!!  I'm sure they did just fine, though.   Not only do I have a sweet bunch, they are also a very bright bunch.  I am so proud of their diligence and positive attitudes this week.  Thanks so much for getting everyone here and being on time!   I know that can be a tough job sometimes!

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