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posted May 28, 2012, 3:57 PM by Sarah White

Hell0 Karin here wanting to talk about the performance dancing/ singing. I was just wanting to know how are we all going to prepare for this and are we doing this as a group? If we are doing this as a group then how will we figure out what we are doing this  if there is so little school left and or do we have to do this? Cause I am not good in front of a crowd.


posted Mar 21, 2012, 7:58 PM by JACQUELINE OSUNA

Hey you guys! As of now we are planing a fundraiser. If you have any ideas please comment. The money will go toward Japanese trip, but only to the people who HELP with the fundraiser.  So far we have talked about selling things after school or at the culture (maybe both).  
Here are some of the affordable things we have thought of selling/doing:
  • Face painting
  • Selling paletas
  • Selling sodas

Travel Questions

posted Mar 6, 2012, 11:09 AM by Pamela Valentine

Will our seats be assigned on the plane?  Maggie

Questions about Packing

posted Mar 4, 2012, 8:47 AM by Pamela Valentine

If you have questions about what to pack, check out the "Packing " page to the left.  Keep in mind that you will only have one backback and a medium size back that can't weigh more than 50#.

Let's share questions and ideas about packing and what to pack here.  

  • I use packing tubes to pack but used large zip lock bags before that.  It keeps my suitcase organized.
  • Suitcases:  I just bought one of the new lightweight bags that are available.  It is twenty-five inches and the perfect size - not too big nor too small.  
  • If your suitcase is expandable, depart on the trip with it zipped, when you return you usually need more space.

Do you want a meeting before the end of May?

posted Feb 22, 2012, 10:53 AM by Pamela Valentine

I am happy to schedule a meeting if people will let me know when and what we want to talk about.


posted Dec 13, 2011, 8:40 PM by Lynda Craig   [ updated Feb 21, 2012, 5:00 PM ]

I am a baby computer user but wanted to say "hi" to all of the other parents who have decided to help their child with this fabulous experience. Our committment to the group will only add to this opportunity and I am excited to meet with ya'll as the days count down to take off!   Call me at 413-0759  Lynda Craig


posted Nov 26, 2011, 11:49 AM by Pamela Valentine   [ updated Mar 4, 2012, 8:49 AM ]

Small easy to pack gifts are best. Anything San Antonio is especially appropriate.  List some ideas of your own in addition to the ones on the gift suggestions page.


posted Nov 26, 2011, 11:23 AM by Pamela Valentine   [ updated May 3, 2012, 2:04 PM ]

Last trip students worked together and decided that their uniform would be green and plaid skirt, short sleeve white blouse, and a tie.  Boys wore navy blue pants, short sleeve white shirt,  dark socks, and black belt.  Shirt should be made of cotton so that they will dry quickly. (Most Japanese families air dry their clothing.) There is an example from LandsEnd where most of the group purchased last time.  Similar uniforms can be found locally and probably for less expense.

Travelers and parents are invited to decide on the color and style of the uniforms and to research where they wish to purchase.

Students met at Uniforms Plus on San Pedro and selected this uniform.  For $50 the students will get: a skirt, blouse, tie, and white knee socks.  After much discussion and modeling, they decided on the uniform on the left.

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