For Parents: The Nitty Gritty Details that Need Attention ASAP
It was great to meet most of you on Parents’ Weekend. As requested, here are the essential details to act on right now:
Donations and Host Gifts
I am in the process of gathering supplies and need the extra large duffle sent to me ASAP. You will get this bag back, but I need to know how much space I have to pack. Please mail them to me at Gould or drop them off. A few of you noted that you have point and shoot cameras to donate–this is great! Can you please contact me with specifics. The students saw pictures of their home stays last night at a meeting. For the boys, mens’ xs or small is a good size–the boys are 13. For the girls, a women’s xs or small is a good size.
Flight Times and Food Needs While Traveling to Tanzania
Meet at Logan Airport on Monday Mar 17, Terminal A, 11:30 am.
Departure: BOSTON, MA 2:09
Arrival: NEW YORK, JFK 3:25
Expect your child to purchase a meal at JFK with his or her money.
Departure: NEW YORK, JFK 6:55
Arrival: AMSTERDAM, 7:20 am Mar 18 (flight time 7 h 25 m)
Expect your child to purchase a meal at AMS with his or her money.
Departure: AMSTERDAM, 10:15 am
Arrival: KILIMANJARO, TZ 8:50 pm (flight time 8 h 35 m)
Flight Times and Food Needs While Traveling from Tanzania
Departure: KILIMANJARO, 7:30 pm
Arrival: NAIROBI, KENYA, 8:30 pm
Expect your child to purchase a meal at NAIROBI airport with his or her money.
Departure: NAIROBI, KENYA
Arrival: LONDON, HEATHROW, 5:45 am (flight time 8h 55 m)
Expect your child to purchase a meal at HEATHROW airport with his or her money.
Departure: LONDON, HEATHROW 9:30 am
Arrival: BOSTON, MASS 1:15 pm (flight time 7h 45 m)
To ensure that we can exchange money in TZ, we need $20 or $50 dollar bills with the issue date NO LATER THAN 2010. Please contact Heather Hayward to release a sum amount of money to me so that I can work with the local bank and get the correct issue date of bills in the denominations that are most beneficial to exchange. This needs to be done next week.
Students need a digital camera and extra memory cards and many, many extra batteries.
Standard carry on restrictions apply for all airlines. Please refer to the link guidelines.
Returning to Gould
Dorms will be closed when we return to Gould and students need to travel home for the weekend or request help for a home stay.
At any point during the trip if you have a question or concern, please call the Administrator On Duty number: 207-592-4322, and Pat Donovan be in contact to help you.