To Parents/Guardians of 5th Grade Students: On Wednesday, August 23, LPS 5th grade students will attend the Lincoln Saltdogs baseball game in Haymarket Park. This community event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Lincoln Saltdogs organization. Thanks go to many parents who have also contributed. Free bus transportation and admission will be provided for all students. The first pitch will be at 11:00 am. School staff will accompany their students to the game that is expected to end about 1:30 pm. LPS and charter busses will transport students from school to the game, then return them to school prior to dismissal. Students may bring a sack lunch and refillable water bottle to the game or they may order lunch from the school cafeteria. Students should come to school with sunscreen applied, as they will be outside for several hours. We also recommend that students wear a hat. This field trip can provide many opportunities for 5th graders to apply what they are learning in a variety of curricular areas. It is also an effective and fun way for students to learn about their community and some of the outstanding resources Lincoln has to offer its citizens. During the game LPS students will lead the singing of the national anthem, serve as guest announcers, and participate in activities between innings. Students will remain with their teachers during the game. The public will also be admitted to this game, however no alcoholic beverages or peanut products will be sold. Parents are welcome to purchase tickets and attend the game, but they will not be able to sit with their students. We look forward to making this field trip a special day for our 5th grade students as they begin their final year of elementary school. If you have any questions about this event, please contact your student’s 5th grade teacher.