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3rd Grade Bicycling/Fishing/Kayaking Expedition
Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:30 AM

What:    6th Annual - 3rd Grade "Pedal, Paddle and Fish" 
When:   Monday 09/22 – Friday 09/26, 2014, 9:20 AM - 12:00 Noon
Where:  Lake Harriet

Permission Slip

Hello families:
Weather permitting; our plan is to bicycle to Lake Harriet Band Shell or beach areas with Mr. Peterson and parent volunteers to meet Mr. Hill at Lake Harriet. Mr. Hill will have the kayaks and canoes waiting for us at the lake (come to gym first to confirm launch location). We will fish off the fishing dock or along the beach as students take turns kayaking. We will be using casting rods with barbless hooks, which we will supply. We have everything we need with the exception of parent volunteers. We would like volunteers to help us keep an eye on students and assist them as necessary. Remember, we still need your help if the weather is cold, wet and miserable; we're teaching our Burroughs students to be Go-Getters in this great State of Minnesota. 

Specific Classroom Dates:                                     
  • Monday 09/22, #353 Mr. Kilibarda                                   
  • Tuesday 09/23, #357 Mr. Wilkinson          
  • Wednesday 09/24, #348 Mr. Kroening                
  • Thursday 09/25, #346 Mr. Moen
  • Friday 09/26, #351 Ms. Spooner
8:45    Please bring your child’s bicycle, helmet, life jacket (if you have one) and other supplies to the School Atrium.
9:20    Your third grade teacher and students will meet Mr. Peterson in the gym.
9:45    Bicycle to Lake Harriet Band Shell or to a beach area and meet Mr. Hill (please go to gym to confirm launch location).
11:45  Begin return bicycle ride back to school to return in time for lunch.
What students need: 
* Bicycle in great working condition, ready to ride ... pump-up those tires
* Helmet
* Shorts, t-shirt, sweatshirt/light jacket and sweat pants (plan according to weather)
* Life vest (we have many, but students may bring their own if they prefer) 
* Tennis shoes
* Sunscreen
* Small backpack with dry clothes, just in case 
   (never has anyone fallen into the water on one of these outings)
* Parents who would like to bicycle along 
   (if you have a tag along or a bicycle trailer, please bring it!)
Students will work on these skills: 
  • Catch and Release  
  • Baiting our Own Hooks 
  • Removing our own Fish from our Hooks
  • Fishing, Boating and Trail Etiquette 
  • Kayaking Skills
*Please check the P.E. website for last minute cancellations due to weather (do not call the main office):
(days event will not be rescheduled due to inclement weather)
Reserve teachers provided by Burroughs PTA and equipment and supplies donated by Active Solutions.