PLEASE NOTE: ALL PARENTS THAT WISH TO GO ON ANY FIELD TRIPS WITH YOUR CHILD THIS SCHOOL YEAR MUST GO ONLINE AND COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK FORM. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER AT HOME, YOU CAN GET ON ONE OF THE SCHOOL COMPUTERS IN THE LIBRARY AT OHE AND COMPLETE THE FORM.
Some of our field trips have been scheduled. Below are some that we will be attending this year. A permission slip and parent volunteer form will go home with your child a couple of weeks before each of these scheduled trips, (with the exception of the Austin Symphony Orchestra).
1. Our first field trip of the 2017-18 school year will be in October. This trip will be to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum on Friday, October 27th. We will be boarding a bus from OHE to the Bob Bullock Museum, located near the UT campus, in downtown Austin, 1800 Congress Ave.. We will depart at 9:00 a.m. and arrive at the museum around 9:30. Students will tour the museum, watch two film presentations, one in the Spirit theater at 1:00 p.m., "The Star of Destiny", and the other in the IMAX theater at 10:00 a.m., "Dream Big: Engineering Our World" in 3D. We will have a sack lunch at a picnic area at the Sam Rayburn Building across the street from the museum. We will be returning back to campus around 2:00 in the afternoon. Parents are welcome to attend... (parent admission price is $26.00 which covers the museum tour and the two films. Parents will need to purchase tickets ahead of the scheduled field trip online or at the ticket booth in the lobby of the museum. (Please note that purchasing tickets ahead of time, online or at the museum, will secure your seat in the theaters for each of the schedule movies). Also, the parking garage at the museum cost approximately$10.00. Short-term metered parking is available around the perimeter of the museum as well.
3. Our second field trip of the year will be on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. All fourth grade classes will attend a Lady Longhorn's Basketball Game at the Frank Irwin Center. We will leave the school on busses around 9:00 and return to the school at 2:00. The students will bring a sack lunch and we will have our lunch on the grounds around the Irwin Center. Five parent volunteers if possible will be needed for our class.
4. Our Science water conservation of Central Texas fourth scheduled field trip will be on May 23th, 2018. We will be going to the Redbud Center located on Lake Austin Blvd. with Mrs. Chedsey, Ms. Sylvia, and Ms. Fredriksen's classes. During this field trip, instructors at the center will guide the students from one activity station to the next. The students will be learning about the Highland Lakes dam system and the importance of conservation, as well as, good stewardship of the water & land resources in Central Texas. This will be an all day field trip with a sack lunch on the facility grounds. Parents are welcome to attend this free field trip.
5. All fourth graders will attend the Austin Symphony on (date is currently pending but is scheduled during the April 30 to May 4th timeframe). This is a free trip sponsored by the Austin Symphony. Only teachers and students will be permitted to attend as only a select number of seats at the Long Center will be allocated for Oak Hill Elementary.