Fifth grade is beginning their unit on hiking in preparation for the 5th grade hike to Sabino Canyon. Mrs. Maddock and Mr. Sarappo's classes will be going on February 20th, while Mrs. Carlson and Mr. V's classes will be going on February 21st. The hike is approximately 6 miles, round trip, and will be an all day hike. Permission slips are going home with 5th grade this week. Please sign and return promptly, as any student who does not have a permission slip will not be allowed to go. There is also a place on the permission slip where parents can sign up to chaperone the field trip. In our hiking unit, students will learn the rules for safe hiking, essentials for hiking, wilderness safety and identification, as well as fire safety. I am really excited for this unit, and I know the students are as well!