Tuesday, November 11, 2008

fieldtrip from....

I've mentioned in a past post, that I am a co-leader for a new club at Chase's school. It is called club HOPE. The school distr. has teamed up with our local Humane Society of MO, to create this awesome opportunity for the kids to learn more about pet overpopulation, cruelty, humane treatment to all living things, etc. Well, today was the BIG event of the year for the club - the fieldtrip to the Humane Society to see all the animals. We were all excited. Today was also a half day for school, so when the bell rang all the kids met in the gym, we had lots of parent volunteers, we got the kids divided into groups....we were ready. We headed out to the main lobby ready to load the bus......I said, ready to load the bus....where's the bus??? It was supposed to be here 10 minutes ago....ok, lets call and check what's going on......what? the bus driver is lost.....she's "10minutes away"....ok, let's learn some HOPE songs and sing till it comes.... Just then a bunch of police cars pull up.......The principal informs us leaders that in about 5minutes there will be an 'Intruder drill in the school, with the SWAT team and guns!! WHAT???!!! (Okay, this is one of those moments where you feel you MUST be dreaming) So, all 55 of us....head down to the library to await the late bus. We are trapped in the library now, because if we leave the room the kids may be permenantly traumatized from the SWAT team in the school. It's getting VERY stuffy in the library, the 43 kids and 12 parent volunteers are beyond restless, and the bus is still NOT here!! She is still lost. it is now 1 hour past our original departure time was set for. FINALLY the bus pulls up and we are off. Unfortunately, we had to rush and cut half our trip agenda out, which is a bummer, but the kids still had a good time and loved seeing all the animals. Man, i hope next months meeting goes a lot smoother!!

1 comment:

Three Against One said...

Wow, sounds like you had a very excting day!! Just think of it this way now you know what happens in a intruder alert at school and you will never forget that field trip.

(IN)COURAGE -SO great...check it out!

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