Ski Club Trip #3 - 2/1/19

posted Jan 29, 2019, 2:45 PM by North Bethesda Ski Club
Few Tips for Week Three - READ THIS WITH YOUR STUDENT
 
Keep the Buses Clean is the theme this week.  Students are reminded to use the garbage bags, not the floors, for all garbage.  We will restrict food and drinks should there be any more problems.

Morning Equipment Drop-Off is from 7:15-8:15am sharp.  If a 2-hour delay, it will be from 9:15-10:15am.  Thank you for being patient while waiting in the queue.

Label All Bags With Name and Phone Number, including backpacks and instrument cases.  Adding a colored ribbon will also help your student.

Bring your Night Club Card and Money for Dinner.  Lost your NCC?  Head to Group Sales as soon as you arrive to get a new one.  If definitely lost, then call in advance to have one printed (for $25 fee).  If just misplaced for one week, they will give you a one-week temporary pass.

Dress for 15 to 20-degree Weather this Friday.  It may even snow up at Liberty while we are there, which would be great!  This will be our coldest night so far.

Remind your student to take their lessons.  They are always better once your student can more accurately describe their skiing/boarding ability to the instructors for proper placement in a class.  

Charge phones in advance, or bring a portable charger.  The cold weather robs phones of battery life VERY quickly.  Many kids are shocked when their phone die.
Want to Ski/Board with Your Student? 
 
You can!  Due the very large size of our Ski Club, we have earned 50 extra vouchers that we don't need for chaperones and volunteers.  So we're offering them to you at a steep discount.  Just $60 donation per voucher (limit 4 per family), versus a cost of up to $100 at Liberty, Whitetail, or Roundtop for a night lift ticket, rentals, and lesson. 

100% of your donation will go the NBMS PTSA and NBMS Principal's Fund.

Hurry!  We only have 50 vouchers, and when they're gone, they're gone.  

Safety - READ THIS WITH YOUR STUDENT

30 NB Parents will be serving as chaperones for 365 NB students.  Responsibilities for chaperones and students are clearly outlined in the information packet.  Your student is responsible for his/her behavior and safety.  Chaperones serve as guides, not supervisors, throughout the trip - especially once at Liberty Mountain.  Please have a discussion with your child about smart decision-making, for everyone's sake.  Safety is our #1 priority - make sure it's your child's as well.  Thanks!

Ten Decisions Made Every Week by NBMS Ski Club Participants
1. Do I rent skis or a snowboard tonight?
2. Do I take lessons tonight? If yes, at what time?
3. What lifts and runs will I try tonight?
4. Will I use the terrain park tonight?
5. With whom will I ski/board, and what is their ability compared to mine?
6. If my friends want to ski/board on a run that I'm not familiar, what will I do?
7. If I get separated from my friends while on the mountain, what will I do?
8. Will I ski in control or unsafely?
9. Will I drink high-caffeine energy drinks?
10. How will I behave on the bus, in the lodge, and on the mountain?
Not Riding Home on Bus?

If your student is not riding home on the bus from Liberty, your student must provide a written note to his/her Bus' Lead Chaperone.  Absolutely no verbal or email confirmations.  Thank you for your cooperation.
And remind your student.... HAVE FUN!  :)


Ski Club Leadership Team
North Bethesda Middle School PTO
www.nbms-pto.org 
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