Category Archives: Field Trips

Holocaust Field Trip

 The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

& Anne Frank Exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance

Friday, March 3, 2017

7 am to 6 pm

Cost: $20 plus a sack lunch

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Hello Parents,

Our day trip to Los Angeles to learn more about the Holocaust is just four weeks away.  The student will be learning about the Holocaust through the ready of “The Diary of Anne Frank”.  During WWII over six million Jews were killed in an attempted genocide because of their race by Nazi Germany.  To view this tragedy through the writings of a teenage girl who lived during it and died is eye opening.  At the Museum and exhibit we will be given an even greater understanding of what took place because of hate and abused power.  We will also be hearing from a Holocaust Survivor.

Here are the details about the trip:

  • We will be meeting at 7am sharp on that Friday morning at the school. We will be leaving shortly after to the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust.  There we will take a docent lead tour around the museum and end with a testimony from a Holocaust Survivor.  A sack lunch will be needed.
  • For lunch we will have a picnic at the adjacent park next the museum. Please make sure to pack a lunch, no restaurants are easily located near-by.
  • After lunch, we will head over to the Museum of Tolerance to view the Anne Frank exhibit.
  • Please return the  permission slip form by Friday, February 24th. Money for the trip can be turned in to the office anytime between now and March 2nd.
  • Parents are very much encouraged to come and are needed to drive on this trip.

Thank You!

BIOLA Field Trip

Biola Bell Tower

BIOLA University Field Trip

La Mirada, California

Tuesday, November 15th – 7:00am to 3:00pm

            In two weeks we will be taking our next field trip to BIOLA University (Bible Institute of Los Angeles).  Our goal for this trip is to deeply instill a desire for learning in your child’s life.  Through a school tour, hearing from current college students, and visiting the prestigious Torrey Honors Institute, our students will get a good taste of how education can provide you with many opportunities.  More importantly how continuing to challenge one’s mind and heart greatly enables us to be shaped into what Christ created us to be. We want and desire the 6th grade class to see the value of becoming life learners as well as knowing the steps needed to take for higher education.

Here are some important details about the trip.

  • We will be meeting in the classroom at 7:00am. Students please wear your DRCS shirts or attire.
  • We will be returning around 4:00pm depending on traffic.
  • Each child and adult will need to pay $6 for lunch in the University’s cafeteria.
  • We are in need of at least 3 parents who are willing to drive and take students with their own vehicles.

Manzanar Overnight Field Trip

 

Manzanar Overnight Field Trip

Thursday, October 20th – Friday, October 21st

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Hello Parent) and Students

In four weeks we will be taking our overnight field trip to the Owens Valley to tour and experience Manzanar.  Manzanar was one of ten Japanese American relocation centers where over 10,000 out of 120,000 Japanese Americans were placed shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II.  There we will see and learn how fear and discrimination wrongly affected the life of Japanese Americans as they were torn from their communities and forced to live in cramped, makeshift barracks.  We will get to walk the grounds, see where and how the people lived, and get a firsthand feel of what life was like in Manzanar.

Here are some important details about the trip thus far.  More details will be told as the trip approaches:

  • We will be meeting at 8:00 am sharp on Thursday morning at the school. We will pack the vehicles and be on our way to Manzanar.  Please make sure your child eats a good-sized breakfast, as we will not be stopping to eat until lunch around noon.
  • Students are allowed to pack one overnight bag and not allowed to bring electronics, such as I-pods, I-pads, hand held video games, and personal DVD players.
  • Each child will need to bring $15 to $20 for food for two meals (fast food lunches) and snacks.
  • We will be returning between 4 pm to 5 pm Friday, October 21st. We will have students call their parents when we are close to home.
  • All parents are welcomed to come on the trip, but will need to pay $45 to cover the cost of the motel and Thursday night’s dinner.
  • We are in need of at least 3 parents who are willing to drive and take students with their own vehicles.
  • We will be staying at the Best Western, Lone Pine located a couple miles south of Manzanar.
  • Please return the  permission slip form, signed, as soon as possible, no later than Wednesday, October 12th. Also, if you have any special needs or questions, please let Mrs. Barr or myself know.

 

Thank You,

Mr. Thompson

Welcome Back!

Hello Parents & Students,

It is great seeing everyone back after a long summer. I am looking forward to this year in getting to know you and sharing in the adventures God has for us. As you have already heard expressed on Thursday night, this history class is not a cookie cutter, from the book, class. It is instead intended for students to become well rounded thinkers, with the ability to see the ideas behind advertisements, movies, speeches, conversations, wars, and even amusement parks. We want to be able to recognize where an idea came from and were it might lead. There is power in ideas, to change people, relationships, places, and the whole world around us for either the benefit of others or for their demise. We want to encourage students to see the harm and the good ideas can have. We do this by taking in historical figures and events that are riveted by horrendous or excellent thinking.

As we start and end each months theme I will post what we are learning.

Power of Ideas meets every Tuesday – Thursday and will have a quick homework assignment every Tuesday Night to respond to starting 9/13/16

You also will find field trip reminders and upcoming fundraisers.

First reminder: Parents fundraiser meeting Tuesday, September

If you have any questions, please let me know,

Pastor Todd

Field Trip: Anne Frank Exhibit & LA Museum of the Holocaust

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

& Anne Frank Exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance

Anne Frank Good

Friday, February 19, 2016

7:15am to 6pm

Cost: $20 plus a sack lunch

Hello Parents,

Our day trip to Los Angeles to learn more about the Holocaust is just three weeks away. The student will be learning about the Holocaust through the ready of “The Diary of Anne Frank”.  During WWII over six million Jews were killed in an attempted genocide because of their race by Nazi Germany.  To view this tragedy through the writings of a teenage girl who lived during it and died is eye opening.  At the Museum and exhibit we will be given an even greater understanding of what took place because of hate and abused power.  We will also be hearing from a Holocaust Survivor.

Here are the details about the trip:

  • We will be meeting at 7:15am sharp on that Friday morning at the school. We will be leaving shortly after to the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust. There we will take a docent lead tour around the museum and end with a testimony from a Holocaust Survivor.   A sack lunch will be needed.
  • For lunch we will have a picnic at the adjacent park next the museum. Please make sure to pack a lunch, no restaurants are easily located near-by.
  • After lunch, we will head over to the Museum of Tolerance to view the Anne Frank exhibit.

 

  • Parents are very much encouraged to come and are needed to drive on this trip.

Thank You!

Field Trip: Ronald Reagan Library & Air Force One Discovery Center

Ronald Reagan Library &

Air Force One Discovery Center

Reagan

Friday, January 15, 2016

 

Parents & Students

This month we are going to the Reagan Library and the Air Force One Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is a unique educational experience. Students will be facing the challenges and responsibilities of presidential decision making and military planning in the midst of a reenactment of an international crisis.  They will be taking a journey back to 1983, to the Presidency of Ronald Reagan and the Grenada Crisis.  During this time, the oval office staff, and military commanders worked tirelessly to rescue 800 American medical students.

Students will be given roles of people who faced the crisis. Acting as President, his cabinet and military advisors; students will make vital decisions regarding the Grenada Crisis.  They will debate the merits of various diplomatic and military options and share their opinions with the acting President, who will then have to make the final decision.

Parents, be careful not to give away the ending of this crisis in our nation’s history in order to allow the students to make actual decisions. Also, I am sorry to say that parents will not be allowed in the Discovery Center during the first part of our trip.  You will, however, be able to explore the library during your student’s experience.

Here are the details about the trip:

    • We will be meeting at 7:15am in the morning and returning around 5:00pm.
    • We are asking each student to dress up professionally to get into character for their roles.
    • The trip cost for each student is $5. Parents cost is $15.
    • We are in need of at least 3 drivers for this trip.
  • Each student and adult will need to bring a sack lunch in a throwaway container

Manzanar Class Field Trip

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DRCS 6th Grade Class Manzanar Field Trip

Monday, October 13, 2015 – 7:30am to 9pm

Cost: $10

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Hello Parent(s)

In three weeks we will be taking our first class field trip to the Owens Valley to tour and experience Manzanar. Manzanar was one of ten Japanese American relocation centers where over 10,000 out of 120,000 Japanese Americans were placed shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II. There we will see and learn how fear and discrimination wrongly affected the life of Japanese Americans as they were torn from their communities and forced to live in cramped, makeshift barracks. We will get to walk the grounds, see where and how the people lived, and get a firsthand feel of what life was like in Manzanar.

Here are some important details about the trip thus far. More details will be told as the trip approaches:

  • We will be meeting at 7:30am sharp on Tuesday morning at the school. We will pack the vehicles and be on our way to Manzanar. Please make sure your child eats a good-sized breakfast, as we will not be stopping to eat until lunch around 11:30am.
  • Students are allowed to bring snacks but not allowed to bring electronics, such as I-pods, I-pads, hand held video games, and personal DVD players. Unless they are used to take pictures only.
  • Each child will need to bring $15 to $20 for food for two meals (fast food lunches) and snacks. .
  • We will be returning between 8pm and 9pm.   We will have students call their parents when we are getting close.
  • We are in need of at least 3 parents who are willing to drive and take students with their own vehicles. They will be given $5 per person to help with the cost of gas.
  • Please return the attached permission slip form, signed, as soon as possible. Also, if you have any special needs or questions, please let Mrs. Barr or myself know.

Thank You,

Mr. Thompson

Week Long Trip Information & Packing List!

6th Grade Week Long Class Trip

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5/11/15 – 5/16/15

Important Trip Information & Packing List

 

You will need this important information for our field trip:

7:15am  Monday, May 11, 2015  – Meet at DRCS to load vehicles

-We are leaving at 7:30 am

Eat Breakfast before you come, we will not be stopping for food until lunch.

Return home between 7:00pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, May 16, 2015 – to D.R.C.S

Three emergency telephone numbers

Pastor Todd (951) 217-8956

Mrs. Barr (909) 289-2797

Where we are staying:

In Yosemite:  Curry Village Tent Cabins (801) 559-4892 (Monday & Tuesday Night)

In Sacramento:  Vagabond Inn (916) 446-1481 (Wednesday Night)

In San Francisco:  Comfort Inn By the Bay (415) 928-5000 (Thursday Night)

In San Simeon:  Motel 6 (805) 927-8691   (Friday Night)

Field Trips are a part of Del Rosa Christian School’s regular activities.  As a class, we represent the school and most importantly our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, school rules and regulations must be followed.

Dress Code – Modesty and neatness are key words when planning what to pack for this trip!  The school dress code is the guide in determining modest apparel.  However, there is one exception to the rules regarding shoes – sandals may be worn on this trip.  Also on Wednesday night we will be having a “pool party”.  Girls can wear a two piece suit that is covered up with a dark T-shirt (not a white shirt).  Students will need enough clothes for the whole week.  Remember that we will be doing a great deal of walking, so bring comfortable clothing.

Special note for Wednesday – I would like everyone to wear their DRCS shirts on Wednesday when we visit the State Capitol.   

Personal Electronics – No CD players, I Pods, MP3 Players, PSP’s, Nintendo DS’s and portable DVD players may be brought on the trip.  Students may only carry cell phones at a parent’s request, but are not allowed to use them without permission from their teachers.

Luggage – Each person may bring two pieces of luggage, but try to keep it to one piece and a backpack.  Ladies may also bring a purse as a third bag if needed.

Meal Money – Each person attending the trip should bring enough money to cover 7 meals not covered in our trip.   I feel that parents should plan to send at least $10 per meal ($70 total) with their child for food.  (I can be banker for meals if needed.)

Other spending money is up to the parents to send with their child.  We will be visiting several locations where souvenirs may be purchased.

Snacks – I encourage each parent to send snack foods with your child.  Just remind your kid that in Yosemite all snacks need to be put in bear boxes.

Packing List & Musts

  • Bring a Bible and pen for our daily devotional times.
  • Be sure to bring warm clothes for night. A good jacket and jeans as we will be in Yosemite and along the coast.
  • A good pair of tennis shoes. We will be walking a lot and going on a hike in Yosemite.
  • A hat, sunscreen, bug spray, or anything else of that nature for the nature.
  • An extra set of shoes, socks and clothes. It is a week-long trip and it is better to have than have not.
  • A small backpack for our hike on Monday. We will be eating lunch at the top of the falls.
  • Flashlight for Yosemite.
  • Camera
  • Modest swimsuit for Tuesday’s pool party.
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shampoo, and deodorant. Towels are provided, even in Yosemite).

I’m excited about this trip, and look forward to spending quality time outside of the classroom with the students. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Ronald Reagan Library & Air Force One Discovery Center

Reagan

6th Grade Class Field Trip to the

Ronald Reagan Library &

Air Force One Discovery Center

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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Hello Parents,

The week we get back from Easter Vacation we are going to the Reagan Library and the Air Force One Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is a unique educational experience.  Students will be facing the challenges and responsibilities of presidential decision making and military planning in the midst of a reenactment of an international crisis.  They will be taking a journey back to 1983, to the Presidency of Ronald Reagan and the Grenada Crisis.  During this time, the oval office staff, and military commanders worked tirelessly to rescue 800 American medical students.

Students will be given roles of people who faced the crisis.  Acting as President, his cabinet and military advisors; students will make vital decisions regarding the Grenada Crisis.  They will debate the merits of various diplomatic and military options and share their opinions with the acting President, who will then have to make the final decision.

Parents, be careful not to give away the ending of this crisis in our nation’s history in order to allow the students to make actual decisions.  Also, I am sorry to say that parents will not be allowed in the Discovery Center during the first part of our trip.  You will, however, be able to explore the library during your student’s experience.

Here are the details about the trip:

    • We will be meeting at 7:30am in the morning and returning around 5:00pm.
    • We are asking each student to dress up professionally to get into character for their roles.
    • The trip cost for each student is $5. Parents cost is $15.
    • We are in need of at least 4 drivers for this trip.
  • Each student and adult will need to bring a sack lunch
  • Please return the permission slip form signed as soon as possible.

February Field Trip Update & Homework!

 

Two Historical Churches in Hollywoodchurch

Thursday, February 19, 2015    –  New Time 7:30am to 4pm

Bring $7 for a fast food lunch

 Hello Parents,

We are currently studying the “Power of the Church” and the impact it has made throughout history through the lives of the many who have served in it, but have also served others because of it.  We also believe that there is no better way to see the power of the church except in person.  This is why we are visiting not just historical churches but asking students to visit thriving churches.

We will go Thursday morning to visit and tour one of the oldest churches in Los Angeles, Hollywood Presbyterian Church.  It is has a full history of changing lives and is known for sending out people that have influenced the world.  We will also be visiting a very different church down the street called Hope International Bible Fellowship.  It is a church of 4 churches in one and also serves many of the needs of the needy in the area.  They gave away over a million dollars in food last year.  We will hear and see how the church can bring powerful change in people’s lives.

Details for Next Thursday’s Trip – February 19th

  • We will be meeting at 7:30am in the morning to head out to L.A. and be back by 4pm
  • Please wear DRCS attire if possible.
  • We will stop for lunch at In-N-Out in-between visits for lunch. Student’s need to bring money for lunch.
  • Drivers are needed. Thank you!

Please fill out the permission slip and return it by Next Tuesday, February 17t