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Mail Call

Mail Call

Letters – For many children, the trip to Metini / Fort Ross is their first overnight away from Mom and Dad. Homesickness can be lessened by having an evening mail call when letters written by Mom or Dad are passed out. It is best if the parents’ letters fit into the general theme of the Environmental Living Program.

If possible, keep the letters a secret from the students so that mail call is a thrilling surprise.

Mail Call Tips –

  • One option is to have mail call during Night Watch. Each student can receive and read their letter from home and then write a response letter
  • It’s a good idea to make sure every student receives a letter — you don’t want anyone to feel left out. Some teachers write back up letters, in case some parents are not able to participate