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Field Trip/Special Event Dates:
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We will be celebrating Johnny Appleseed's birthday with a day of apple activities. Please plan on sending in an apple or two :)
Fire Station Tour: Thursday Oct. 19th
We will be walking over to the Shannon Rd. Fire Station at 9:40 -our fire house tour is from 10-11am, and parents and siblings are welcome and encouraged to join us!
Nov.13-17 -Fall Conference Week. We will be on an EARLY DAY schedule all week. Be sure to check out the Book Fair in the library.
Nov. 17th -Friday- We will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a Stone Soup party with our big buddies. Plan on sending in a small ziplock with a diced up veggie -potato, carrot, celery, onion, tomato... so many possibilities!
•Bring your red bag with a healthy recess snack daily, and please have your kinder wear appropriate shoes for playing :)
The Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos -this place is always nearly empty when I am there. Very cool history of aviation right here in the bay area. My kids love the helicopter simulation and the large 747 plane in back-you can sit in the cockpit and pretend to pilot!
The Cantor Arts Museum at Stanford -this place is free and the Rodin Sculpture Garden is truly magnificent -great photo op -position your child in front of the Thinker in the thinker pose:) My kids always get a kick out of the large modern art pieces. While your at Stanford -take the elevator ride to the top of the Hoover Tower and check out the awesome views!
The Palo Alto Junior Museum -right next to Stanford -this place is also free with many hands on exhibits and a fun junior zoo in back!
USS Hornet in the Alameda Bay -this aircraft carrier is awesome to see in person -one of my son's favorite family field trips!
Sanborn Park in Saratoga -we enjoy camping, hiking and picnicking right up from the Walden West Science Camp. There is a great newt pond where every child is successful catching a newt- might want to bring an extra pair of shoes and socks though.
Train Ride... catch Caltrains from the Santa Clara station (small, easy to park) and take the train to Palo Alto for a fun ride! Get off at California Ave. and have lunch at the Counter, then walk to Peers Park nearby before catching the train back. We love to go to University Ave. and visit the Palo Alto Sport and Toy Store.