Black Gold School Division
Calmar Elementary School

Grade 5 Birch Bay Trip


June 16 & 17, 2016


Attached you will find:


1)  A letter and itinerary describing details of our field trip to Birch Bay Ranch.

2)  A checklist of items each student requires to participate in the field trip.

3)  Two Blackgold permission forms.  One is to be filled out and returned to the school, the other is to keep for your records.


Please fill out all necessary paperwork (1 sheets in total) and return to the school no later than Tuesday, June 7, 2016.


If you are a parent who is attending the field trip with us, you are welcome to ride on the bus with us if you’d like.  We do require one or two vehicles to pack luggage in, preferably something covered in case of rain.  If you are planning on driving to Birch Bay and could haul luggage, please let me know via email.  Your child may ride with you in your vehicle, but no friends will be permitted to come along in your vehicle, please.


We will be departing from Calmar Elementary as soon as possible after students arrive, as our Grade 6 students are writing an important provincial exam that day and we don’t want to disrupt them once they’ve started.  Therefore, this year, we will be heading to McDonald’s for breakfast and then swimming at Millennium Place before we head to Birch Bay.  Students will need to bring their own money to pay for their breakfast at McDonald’s, as well as a swimming suit and towel.  They also require a bag lunch for Thursday’s lunch meal.  All other meals are provided at Birch Bay.


Please be sure to return all forms by Tuesday, June 7.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at the email below or by phone at 780-985-2228.




Mrs. Erin Forwick-Whalley


List of Items for BirchBay

StudentPackage Informed

Consent Permission Form