Saturday, February 23, 2013

ISS Update

Dear Soleado Parents/Guardians,
We have just completed a dry run of the International Space Station contact.  The ISS passed over Soleado this morning at 11:59 and I am happy to say that the test was a rousing success!  Based on today's events, however, we are asking all parents who are planning to attend the event at school to be on campus and in their viewing seats by 11:15.  The third grade parents have reserved seats in the MPR and there are a considerable number of remaining seats there as well on a first come, first serve basis.  Once the MPR is full the doors will be shut and locked and additional viewing will be available in Chicos 4, Vista 1 and Vista 2.  Due to the need for absolute silence in the MPR so that our students can be heard we are asking those seated there to adhere to the following guidelines:
1.  No young children who might not be able to sit quietly for 15 minutes.  Our window of opportunity is only 10 minutes and we do not want to lose any time due to the Space Station not being able to hear the questions due to background noise.  Adults with young children should plan on using the viewing rooms in Chicos or Vista.
2.  All cell phones must be turned off.  Your cell reception might impede the radio reception from the ISS.  Phones cannot even be on vibrate during this time in the MPR.

We are all really excited about this event at our school and look forward to seeing our community out to enjoy it with us.  Enjoy the remainder of your weekend and we will see you on Monday.

Kevin Allen

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