LABELLE, FL. -- All four first grade classes from Edward A. Upthegrove Elementary School recently visited LaBelle Heritage Museum on two separate mornings ending their local field trips with a luncheon at Barron Park with a special brown bag treat prepared by the school cafeteria before their return to campus and their classrooms.
Photo: one of the visiting first grade classes
Mrs. Figured and Mrs. Stevens walked their two classes of 16 students each, accompanied by parent chaperons, to the museum on Monday, February 11, and Mrs. Colbert and Mrs. Zimmerly brought their 32 first graders, also accompanied by chaperons, to the museum the following morning, Tuesday, February 12.
LaBelle Heritage Museum does have a special student membership for $1 a year that allows unlimited visits to the museum; however, students under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the museum.
LHM president Joe Thomas says these sixty-four first graders were a joy, full of life, and eager to learn about the museum's exhibits. The field trips were evidently a success since the three second grade classes at UES are already scheduled for their visits to the museum.
Thomas hopes that LaBelle Elementary School and Country Oaks Elementary School can schedule field trips to the museum for their students but does realize budgetary constraints involved with transportation may prevent this.