Gatesville Primary


Where little people learn BIG things



Dear Families,

Kindergarten classes will be taking a field trip to the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco on Friday, May 5th.

Would you like to join us? If so, you will need to drop by the Primary May 1st, May 2nd, May 3rd, or May 4th to run your driver’s license through our Raptor ID system. A school pass will be given to me for you to wear on May 5th. For the security of all of our students, adults without a pass will not be able to attend.

I am asking families that wish to attend our field trip to depart Gatesville after you drop your child off at Gatesville Primary. Other schools have field trips scheduled on the same day as ours. Parents will be striving to be the first to arrive in order to obtain a parking space.

Pay your admittance fee and meet our class inside the zoo entrance by the restrooms. Gatesville Primary will pay the a fee for all of the students.

If you wish to tour the zoo with just your child, you are welcome to do so. If you would like to take your child with you for lunch and make a special day of it, you are welcome to sign your child out once we arrive at the zoo and meet by the restrooms. If you sign your child out, you will be responsible for your child the rest of the day. Attendance will be taken before we depart from the Primary. If your child is not at school, he/she will be counted absent.

If you would like to tour the zoo with the class, please let me know as soon as possible.

Students will have a snack (crackers and water) at 11:45 when we depart the zoo. The students will return to the Primary to eat lunch. Students will need to bring a sack lunch from home or purchase a lunch from the cafeteria on the 5th of May. We do not plan on having parents eat lunch with students when we return because of the time.



NOTE: I will NOT be available to answer any questions the morning of the Zoo Field Trip. My total attention will be on the safety of all of my students. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them now.  Thank you!







Cameron Park Zoo is located at 1701 North 4th Street, Waco, Texas, 76707                            

The Zoo’s main phone number is (254)750-8400


Admission fees:

  • Adults(13+) – $10
  • Children 4-12 yrs – $7 Gatesville Primary Students admission will be paid by the Primary
  • Sr. Citizens (60+) – $9
  • Children 3 years old and under – free
  • Military discount available.








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19th: ACES Day

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