Riding a Bus Home with a Friend

Posted on January 26th, 2018 by Allendale Columbia School

We have had a few incidents when students try to ride a bus home with a friend. The school districts (who provide the busing) have different rules surrounding this. Some are fine as long as prior arrangements are made, and some absolutely forbid it.

If a child is planning to ride the bus home with a friend, the parents must reach out to the district and make these arrangements ahead of time. Once arrangements with the district are made, they should contact Julie Barrett (585.381.4560) at the AC front desk so we have the change for dismissal time.
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Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten Learn About Transportation

Posted on February 6th, 2014 by Tony Tepedino

Post written by Nursery teacher Donna Kwiatkoswki

Nursery and pre-kindergarten students had a visit from Taylor’s Dad, Goody Thomas, who spoke to us about his job as an AirTran pilot. He showed us a poster of the inside of a Boeing 737 cockpit with all of the controls and we looked at models of airplanes. Mr. Thomas wore his pilot uniform and let us try on his official hat. We also learned about another plane he flies as a member of the US Unlimited Aerobatic Team.

We watched a video of Mr. Thomas flying in Italy in the World Championship.

The children had many excellent questions and comments, such as:

  • “How do the controls get controlled?”
  • “What if lightning hits the plane?”
  • “What if the two engines fall off?”
  • “What happens if the wind sweeps the plane away?”
  • “How does the plane turn?”
  • “I want to be a policeman and a pilot.” This led to a discussion about air marshalls
  • Looking at Mr. Thomas’ USA flag pin on his uniform, a student said proudly “I live in that flag!”
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Medios de Transporte

Posted on January 14th, 2013 by Tony Tepedino
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