Rhinebeck, NY – The Fifth Graders at Chancellor Livingston Elementary School are embarking on a wonderful adventure in June of 2012: The Fifth Grade Whale Watch Trip. This trip has become a mainstay in the Rhinebeck fifth grade curriculum. The students will have a three-day adventure in Cape Cod, which will allow them to learn about the importance of our oceans’ ecosystems and the wildlife in their habitats. The high-point of the trip for the students is boarding an ocean-going vessel to see first-hand the patterns of migrating whales. As you can imagine, this trip, and the lessons learned on it, make a significant and lasting impression on all of the students – and that is something that can’t be taught in a classroom.

To help offset the costs associated with such a trip, the fifth graders will be hosting a Spaghetti dinner on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Church of the Messiah Hall in Rhinebeck. The students help with everything from advance ticket sales, marketing, to kitchen duties, serving the meals, and bussing the tables. It is a wonderful community event and everyone is invited to participate. The cost is just $12 for adults and $8 for children under 12. The meal includes spaghetti, homemade sauce and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and soft drinks. This year TO GO meals are being offered at $25 with advance payment only. It is a bucket of spaghetti & meatballs, salad and bread for a family of four.

For more information and to make reservations, please contact Sarah Fajardo at swfajardo@gmail.com or 845-87-1121