August 27 and 28, 2016
Chatfield State Park
DSA Orchestra Tradition
At the beginning of each school year, the DSA Orchestra sponsors a weekend retreat called “Wombat Weekend”. The weekend is designed for students to gather together to get reacquainted with one another, and to welcome new students into the group for all to get to know each other better, and to do some team building. This is also a great way for middle and high school students to get to know each other. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that every student attends at least part of Wombat Weekend.
This year, Wombat weekend is Saturday August 27-Sunday August 28, with arrival at Chatfield State Park at 1pm Saturday (some will be meeting at DSA earlier to carpool) and departure Sunday at 12. If you cannot stay the night, please come for the activities on Saturday – stay for as much as you can. You are important to the orchestra, and your presence is important to us. We also couldn’t do this without wonderful volunteers. Parents, please consider volunteering for this amazing weekend.
Complete Forms for off-campus activities
Please note the Power of Attorney and Consent for Emergency Care forms, and a copy of the medical insurance card must be completed and turned in for each student before they can attend Wombat Weekend or any off-campus overnight trip/event, even those events where parents are in attendance. The Power of Attorney form requires both parents to sign and is required to be notarized. You may find a notary at your local bank, or you may contact either Tracy Holt in the main office or Linda Vliet in the counseling office and ask if they can notarize for you. Both parents must be present to sign if not already completed. Please date both forms for the entire school year so you only have to do this once. Otherwise you have to complete both for all trips/events. These forms are available on the DSAO website (Click Here). Please print, complete, have notarized and bring with you to the orchestra table during the week of school registration. If we do not have forms turned in by 8:00 Wednesday, August 24th, students will NOT be allowed to attend Wombat. As you can imagine, there is a lot or organization involved in putting together a trip like this and we have to have deadlines.
For students who have medical conditions or who take medications (including over the counter medications), you need to contact the school nurse for the current school year forms for the trip (Please see forms link on website for these forms).
RSVP: We need to have a count of you is planning on attending Wombat, and for what duration. Please email Terrie Tyree (DSAO Assistant) (firstname.lastname@example.org) asap with your students name, grade and if he/she will be attending, and if it will be overnight or for a partial day on Saturday.