A SAMPLE LETTER TO PARENTS School: ______________________ Date: ________________________ Dear Parents:
Our class will have a chance to spend a day at the West Bay Common School Museum. The schoolhouse is located on the corner of North Kansas and Second Streets in Historic League City. Our children will have a chance to relive Texas History by experiencing a typical school day in 1898. We are beginning to make plans for our museum visit. We would like you to know about them and also ask for your assistance. Admission cost to the museum is $4.00 and we ask this to be sent to school with your child as soon as possible along with the permission slip at the bottom of this letter. The class will discuss pioneer foods. Lunch suggestions will be sent home several days before we go to the museum. We are asking you to prepare lunch for your child in keeping with the day, and we hope the ideas will help you. We will also need two small pieces of muslin or cotton (about the size of a napkin) to use as a lid for our lunch pail and to use as a slate rag. We may be dressing in the clothing similar to that worn in 1898. Your child may wish to wear a long skirt, bib overalls, or jeans and suspenders. Most children also wore some type of hat.
________________________ School will visit West Bay Common School Museum Day: _______________________ Time: ________________ Thank you so much for your help. _______________________________________ ------------- Cut here and return this form to school --------------------- (Name)_________________________ has my permission to attend the field trip to West Bay Common School Museum with the class on _______________________ Fee cost enclosed $_____________________ Check# ________ Cash_________ Needs assistance with cost _______________ Date Received _______________ I can chaperone _________