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I cannot believe it is almost time to return to school. We actually took a break this summer, which has been well received and definitely needed. I have been getting everything ready for a brand new school year, so I think it is time to celebrate. We want to have some fun and bring in the new school year with a splash! I think Thornton’s Pool is the place to do it. If you have ever had the opportunity to swim, jump from the rope swing, hold your position on the balance deck or hang out on the rocks (and that isn’t everything), I think you will agree. August is always hot, so we are going to try to beat the heat with an early morning visit.
Yes, it is worth the drive!
Event: Homeschool Roster’s Back-to-Homeschool Splash
Venue: Thornton’s Pool, 4962 Highway 59 West, Covington, 38019
Suggested age: Thornton’s Pool has the larger pool area (shown above) and a smaller wading pool for little children to use. The larger pool starts at about four feet shallow. There are plenty of lounge chairs (under a covered area or out under the sun) for parents (and grandparents) who may not want to swim and would prefer to watch. There will be no life guard on duty.
Date: Friday, August 11, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Admission: Admission is $5 each for children (three and older) and adults. Children two and under are free. I know some parents may not prefer to get in the water, but would just like to lounge by the side of the pool. If you are not getting in the water, your admission is free. If you think you will want to get in the water, you should pay the admission fee, so you will have that option.
|Get ready for water fun.|
Schedule: Meet at Thornton’s Pool at 8:45 a.m. The splish, splashing fun will begin at 9 a.m. There is no rain date.
Reservation deadline: Reservations will be accepted through Tuesday, August 8, 2017. I have capped this field trip, so once the spaces fill, reservations will close. To make a reservation, click here to e-mail Homeschool Roster your request. Please include the number of children and adults that will attend (everyone). Also include the number of swimmers and note if the children are two and under. You will receive an e-mail response the following weekend confirming receipt of your reservation. No refunds will be issued after Friday, July 28, 2017 for the August 11 date and Thursday, August 3, for the August 17 date.
Homeschool Roster has made special arrangements for us to attend as a group for this private event. The field trip is open to those currently or considering homeschooling and their families. Please feel free to share the event with other homeschoolers.
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