Medina Snowsports

 
 
 
 
Ski Bus Winter 2018!
 

We are super excited to get Ski Bus going!

 

January Update:

We are very much looking  forward to our first trip to Alpental on Jan 11th. Here are some important things to know. Our ski bus dates, are Jan 10,17,24,31 and Feb.7,14.

ATTENDANCE

Please let us know if child will not be attending ski bus on any given Wednesday (e.g. out sick, vacation, etc.), so we have an accurate list for every day. Please email us at skibus@medinapta.org

DROPPING-OFF EQUIPMENT

You can drop-off your child’s equipment on Wednesday mornings when you drop-off your child at school or anytime before the bus leaves at 12:40pm.

  • Please drop off your child’s skis, poles and snowboards on the lawn at the front of the school.
  • All ski bags, clothing, snacks, and boots can be dropped-off inside the Art Room. It’s best to send these items in with your child as they head to their classrooms in the morning.
  • NOTE: Ski and Snowboard equipment will not be allowed on the regular morning school bus - you must arrange to bring your child’s equipment to/from school on ski days.

GETTING DRESSED AND READY

At 12:15pm your child will head down to the art room to change into their ski clothes.  It helps everyone get more time skiing if children put their ski boots on at this time. You may meet your child at the art room to help them get ready.  We will have each table labeled by grade, to help your child find their bags a little easier.

  • Please have your child’s ski pass on their jackets or a lanyard so we can check for the pass as they board the bus, they must have their ski pass and a helmet to get on bus.
  • Please pack your child a hearty snack and water.  The kids can eat and drink on the bus.  They love having their snacks and watching movies as we head to and from Alpental. We do need to keep the buses clean, so please make sure your child knows to clean-up afterwards - we can be fined for leaving the bus dirty...
  • NOTE: Your child cannot bring their school backpack on the ski bus, we simply do not enough room.  If you are not able to meet your child please make arrangements to have someone else take the backpack.

SKI DAY SCHEDULE (times can vary due to weather/road conditions):

  • 12:15pm - School Dismissal. Children head to Art Room to get dressed. Parents are responsible for making sure that the students are dressed in their ski clothes and ski/snowboard boots and have their gear ready prior to boarding the bus.
  • 12:40pm - Buses start loading, or sooner, if possible
  • 12:50pm - Roll-call taken
  • 1:00pm - Buses depart for Alpental
  • 2:00pm - Arrival at Alpental
  • 2:15 -4:15pm - Ski/Snowboard Lessons
  • 4:25pm - Roll-call taken
  • 4:30pm - Buses depart for Medina
  • 5:30pm - Buses arrive at Medina Elementary (depending on road conditions)
NOTE: Parents often wait in the parking lot at school starting at 5:30pm - we need you to be at school at this time and ready to help with equipment.

GEAR CHECKLIST

  • Ski Pass – attached to jacket (must have to board bus)
  • Ski Jacket, helmet (must have a helmet) goggles
  • Ski Gloves or Mittens and hand warmers, sweater, long underwear,
  • Ski Socks (well fitting)( wool is great)
  • Ski/Snowboard Pants
  • Ski/Snowboard boots, skis/poles/snowboards
VERY IMPORTANT: Please check all clothing and equipment for proper fit and function prior to the first lesson. A “dry run” will insure that your child’s first day goes smoothly! Also, it’s a good idea to label every piece of equipment with a name and phone number - we always have so many gloves, goggles, poles, hats, etc. - after every trip...
 

General Information:

Ski Bus runs after school on Wednesdays, with the bus departing at 1:00 pm to give students a chance to change and get ready. We return to school at around 5:30 pm. The program dates are 1/10,1/17,1/24,1/31, 2/7 and 2/14. 

The lesson program is open to all Medina Elementary students (K-5). However, transportation on the Ski Bus is available only for students in grades 1-5 (sorry, but there is no bus for kindies). This is a PTA-sponsored activity, and for insurance purposes, you must be a current PTA member to sign up your child for this program. 

You can buy your child's season pass now through 9/15 for a discount. There are different options available, but at the minimum, you will need to purchase the Summit L-T-D Pass. You can learn more and order your season pass on the Summit at Snoqualmie website

We look forward to another great and hopefully very snowy ski season!

Registration Information:

**Ski Bus registration is now closed.

As a reminder, Ski Bus registration will be on Tuesday, 10/18, starting at 7:45 amPlease note that for insurance purposes, you must be a current PTA member to register your child for this activity. We will have two buses going up to Alpental, and we can take up to 95 students on the buses. Parents also have the option of driving their students to the lessons. If you plan to drive rather than have your child ride the bus, then you do not need to wait in line for the Ski Bus sign-ups on 10/18.

For those who plan to be there on registration day, please bring your completed forms and a check for $160.00 made out to "Medina PTA" to hold a spot for your child on the bus. You can find the forms here. If your child will be taking lessons but not riding on the bus, then you can submit your forms to the front office. We will be sending out an email by 11/8 with instructions on how to sign up for ski lessons and purchase your season pass.

Questions? Please contact Manda Ederer, and Mette Naness at skibus@medinapta.org.

 

 

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