Field Day Information & Permission Slip

Dear Families,

On Friday June 16th, 2017, grades K-5 will be going to East Meadow in Central Park for Field Day. In the event of rain, we will reschedule Field Day for Friday June 23rd, 2017. We will depart school around 9:00 a.m. and return around 1:15 p.m. All grades will have 45 minutes of structured station activities, an hour picnic lunch, and play time with equipment provided by the P.S. 198 Physical Education program. No electric games, water guns, balloons or sporting equipment from home will be permitted. Please feel free to bring bubbles, cards or other games that can be played on a picnic blanket.

Please indicate below if you are available to chaperone for your child’s class. Chaperones should plan to arrive at school at 8:30 a.m. and will return to P.S. 198 with the class. Chaperones must escort the class to and from Central Park.

The school will provide a paper bag lunch for any student who requires lunch from the cafeteria. Teachers will need to order lunches in advance, so please indicate your lunch plans below. You may choose to send in a paper bag lunch from home – no glass bottles please. Remember to provide your child with enough water, sneakers, sunscreen, and a towel for sitting in the park.

Each grade has been assigned a specific color t-shirt to wear for field day.

Please dress your child accordingly.

K-Orange   1st-Red   2nd-Yellow   3rd-Green   4th-Blue   5th-White

Click here to download the Field Day Permission Slip which must be returned by June 5

Thank you,

Mrs. Lazarus

Physical Education Teacher

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