For Parents: The Nitty Gritty Details that Need Attention ASAP

February 14, 2014

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)

Spending Money

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.

Camera

Students need a digital camera and extra memory cards and many, many extra batteries.

Luggage Restrictions

Standard carry on restrictions apply for all airlines.  Please refer to the link guidelines.

KLM 

KENYA AIRWAYS

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.

Gould Contact

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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