Proud to be Texan - Permission Slip

Dear Parent,

On ___________________ the 4th grade classes will be traveling to Austin and visiting the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Capitol with a nonprofit educational organization, Education in Action. Your child will need to be at the school at __:____a.m. on _________________________ and will return to the school at 8:30p.m. The cost of the program is $85.00 and includes admission, round-trip charter bus transportation, curriculum, snacks, lunch, dinner, a group picture, program souvenirs, and a t-shirt. The t-shirt provided needs to be worn on the day of the program. Students should also wear tennis shoes as we will be doing a lot of walking and climbing stairs. (Please no flip-flops.)

Your child will need to bring three disposable drinks for their meals. Drink containers must be no more than 17 ounces.

Please read the following Education in Action rules. If you have any questions, please consult your child’s teacher as they have been in contact with Education in Action concerning the expectations and curriculum for the program.

  • Charter Bus Behavior - For the health and safety of each participant, Education in Action requires each teacher, chaperone and student to have their own seat and remain seated at all times. No loud noises and/or voices are allowed. Participants will sit in their color groups on the bus with the adult leader(s).

  • Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco - The use or possession of tobacco, alcohol or non-prescribed medications is strictly forbidden at all times for all participants.

  • Leaving the Group - Under no circumstances may a teacher, chaperone or student leave the scheduled program. Do not schedule any independent activities for the day.

  • Guests – Due to the limited amount of time allotted for each site, visitors are not permitted.

  • Other Children - A scheduled chaperone may not bring other children to the program. Full attention is to be directed to the students they are responsible for.

  • Dress Code – Students, teachers and chaperones must follow the school’s dress code. Education in Action requires that all students wear the program t-shirt provided by Education in Action.

  • Cell Phones - Cell phones are not permitted at any site.

  • Radios, CD Players, MP3 Players, Gaming Devices - Electronic devices are not allowed.

  • Nametags - Students are required to wear nametags at all times throughout the program.

  • Pocket Knives - Anything that could be considered a weapon is not allowed.

  • Teacher/Adult- All adults must be assigned to a student group and actively participate. One adult is considered the lead teaching facilitator and the other, if applicable, is responsible for keeping the students together in their group and is considered the assistant facilitator. For safety purposes, the program is closed to all other persons.

  • Large Ice Chests – No large ice chests are allowed. Small personal coolers are permitted if they fit in the overhead bin or under the seat.

  • Backpacks – No backpacks are allowed on the program.

  • Refunds – No refunds can be made after three weeks prior to our school’s scheduled field trip

This checklist will help you prepare for the Proud to be Texan program:

Students need to bring the following items:

  • Wear assigned color t-shirt (provided by EIA)

  • Name tag (provided by EIA)

  • Lunch bag (provided by EIA)

  • Journal (provided by EIA)

  • Three disposable drinks to have with their lunch, snack, and dinner (maximum size for each drink is 17 ounces)

  • Jacket (temperature inside buildings may be cool)

  • Medications, if applicable

  • Optional: Camera, extra film and batteries (No cameras will be allowed in museum exhibit area)

  • Label jackets, camera, bags and other personal items you plan to bring.

  • Get plenty of rest the night before leaving.

I give my permission for my child, _________________________________________ to travel to Austin and visit the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Capitol.

Please circle your child’s t-shirt size and sandwich choice:


Sandwich: Ham Turkey Grilled Cheese Mediterranean


(Parent Signature)(Date)

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