Boston Departure Plans 2014

February 3, 2014

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Dear Ninth Grade Parents,

You will find below important information regarding the Four Point departure schedules for China and Tanzania.  Each destination has its own itinerary. It is crucial that you read through these details very carefully!

FOR TRAVELERS GOING TO CHINA:

We will need to know your individual plans for meeting up with the group on March 13,  as well as when the group returns on March 27.  It is imperative that we gather this information in the next couple weeks so we can facilitate all the necessary transportation and trip logistics.

IF YOU LIVE IN BETHEL, MAINE, OR CLOSER TO BETHEL THAN BOSTON,  you  have the option of  1) taking Gould transportation to Boston, meeting at Ordway Hall at 11:30 AM on THURSDAY, March 13 or  2) meeting the group in Boston at the Hostel between 3:00 and 5:00 PM on March 13.  For your convenience, at this time,  you may bring back to Gould everything needed for the spring term (computer, athletic equipment, seasonal clothes, etc.) and it will be stored safely at school.

IF YOU LIVE CLOSER TO BOSTON THAN BETHEL, parents are asked to bring their son/daughter to the hostel between 3:00 and 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 13. Reservations have been made at Hostelling International-Boston, 19 Stuart Street, Boston, MA, (617) 536-9455.

IF YOUR STUDENT IS FLYING INTO BOSTON on March 13, please be sure to share your flight information with Pat Donovan before March 1.  Arrangements will be made for transportation from Logan Airport to the Hostel for those students.

Any equipment and clothing needed for the spring term can be brought to the hostel. It will be returned to Gould and stored safely for you. Students will settle in and dinner will follow, at the student’s expense, at a food court.

The China flight itinerary is as follows:

Depart BOS Boston 14 Mar – Delta #2582 @ 7:00 AM to Detroit
Depart Detroit Delta #0189 to Arrive PEK Beijing, China 15 Mar @ 3:10 PM

Depart PEK Beijing, CHINA 27 Mar – Delta #0188 @ 5:50 PM to Detroit
Depart Detroit #0188 to Arrive BOS Boston 27 Mar @ 11:32 PM

Please note that most students will be able to return home for a few days before returning for the spring term on March 31.

FOR TRAVELERS GOING TO TANZANIA:

We will need to know your individual plans for meeting up with the group on March 17 as well as when the group returns on March 28.  It is imperative that we gather this information in the next couple weeks so we can facilitate all the necessary transportation and trip logistics.

The TANZANIA students will meet at LOGAN AIRPORT TERMINAL A at 11:30 AM on Monday, March 17.  At this time you can transfer anything needed for the spring term to the bus where it will be returned to Gould and stored safely for you.

The Tanzania flight itinerary is as follows:

Depart BOS Boston 17 Mar – Delta #4071 @ 2:09 PM to JFK NY
Depart JFK NY – Delta #9357@ 6:55 PM to AMS Amsterdam
Depart AMS Amsterdam 18 Mar – Delta #9349 to JRO Kilimanjaro, TZ

Depart JRO Kilimanjaro 28 Mar  – Kenya Airways #6725 @ 7:30 PM to NBO Nairobi
Depart NBO Nairobi  – Kenya Airways #0102 @ 11:50 PM to LHR London Heathrow
Depart LHR London Heathrow – Delta # 0187 @ 9:30 AM to BOS Boston

Please note that most students will be able to return home for a few days before returning for the spring term on March 31.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me @ donovanp@gouldacademy.org or 207-824-7779.

Thank you all very much for your cooperation and patience as we work through the many details of this amazing opportunity for our ninth graders.  I look forward to seeing you at Parents & Family Weekend!

– Pat Donovan

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