Sunday, March 23, 2014


Fifth Grade Students and Parents, 

The #simmonsToDC Field Trip is here!  

Here's some ever important reminders for the trip: 

     ~It looks like it's going to be cold and possibly snowy when we're there.  Make sure you bring your snow boots, gloves, and a winter jacket! 

     ~While we’re in DC, we will communicate using a texting service called “Remind101.” This is a free service that allows us to send text messages easily. To sign up, text @simmonsDC to (442) 333-7982, then follow the instructions that are texted back to you. The whole process takes less than a minute. We will communicate using this service for all updates and changes to our schedule

     ~We also have a password protected Tumblr blog for you to follow while we’re in DC. To view the blog, go to The password for viewing the blog is the name of the COUNTY that Simmons is located in all lowercase letters. We’ll be updating the blog real-time while we’re traveling as a way to photo document our trip!  

      ~This year, we're trying out a field trip hashtag: #simmonstodc. Anytime a photo on Twitter, Google+, or Facebook is tagged with this hashtag, it’ll appear on this website: 

Important!  Parents: if you post a photo to Facebook/Instagram with the hashtag and you want it to appear on the Tagboard, you must make sure your post is PUBLIC (not just to your friends). In other words, if you have a private Instagram/Facebook account, it won't show up!

The Discover DC Scavenger Hunt! 
       ~ We're also having an optional photo scavenger hunt this year!  We'll be giving you a sheet with a list of different items on it that you can take photos of around DC.  The student who completes the most of these optional items will win a prize (TBA). If you want to see a complete list of the items on the list, click here!

       ~ I know several of you have asked about how to keep your phones charged during the trip.  Definitely keep your charging cord with you as often as you can!  Also, they're not cheap, but you can also pick up a Mophie from Best Buy (it's a portable battery pack) if you're interested! 

And last but not least...

Here we go!  Don't forget to wear a Simmons shirt tomorrow!    

~Mr Piercey
Google Certified Teacher
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey

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