Sitka, Alaska is Coming Stanley M.S. March 8-13, 2016!

February 16, 2016

Dear Students and Families,

Ready to bring the joy of music to your home, or at least the joy of two young musicians? The Stanley Music Department is excited to host a group of seventh and eighth graders from Blatchley Middle School, Sitka, Alaska from March 8th through March 13th.

We need families to host the 32 students and four adults. Host families are asked to take in two students of the same sex. The students can share a room, and/or bunk with your own children. They are accustomed to sleeping in a sleeping bag on the floor if necessary. Adults can be housed individually. Your responsibility would be to provide sleeping accommodations and some meals for your guest(s) and provide transportation back and forth from Stanley.

The group will arrive at Oakland Airport on Tuesday, March 8 in the evening. They will be bused to Lafayette, and host families will pick up their guests at Stanley Music that evening. The group will leave from Stanley early Sunday morning (by 6am) March 13, for a bus ride to the airport.


Tuesday: Host families pick up in the evening at Stanley MS.

Wednesday: Report to Stanley with Sitka students, who will attend classes at Stanley. Sitka children will go home with host family after school.

Thursday: Report to Stanley with Sitka students. Sitka group will attend activities of their own in San Francisco. They will return to Stanley MS in late evening (9-10PM) for pick up by host families.

Friday: Report to Stanley with Sitka students who will attend classes at Stanley. Sitka children will go home with host family after school.

Saturday: Host families drop off Sitka children to Stanley. Sitka group will be on their own for site-seeing in the City. They will return to Stanley in the late evening (8-9 PM) for pick up by host families.

Sunday: Return Sitka children to Stanley by 6 am for early morning departure.

We hope you share our enthusiasm for this fabulous opportunity to meet new friends and learn about life in Alaska.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in being a host family for 2 boys, 2 girls, a teacher, or any of the above. Additionally, if you have pets, please let us know (several kids are allergic). We are eager to match families and visitors ASAP. Hope to hear from you soon!

Please fill out the attached form and email back to me.

Thank you so much.

Bob Athayde

Yes, our family is interested in hosting students from Sitka.




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