Dear Parents: Enterprise Village Information Letter

Enterprise Village Information Letter
Dear Parents:
Your child’s fifth grade class will soon begin a new curriculum dealing with Free Enterprise. The
Enterprise Village curriculum, for all Pinellas County fifth grade students, will introduce students to new
concepts pertaining to free enterprise, community goods and services, banking services and how to run
a business. At the culmination of this study, students will visit Enterprise Village to actually experience
first hand work a job, earning a salary, managing their money, and will gain a better understanding of the
roles of producers and consumers.
We are looking forward to your child’s participation and would like to take this opportunity to inform you
of some of the steps you can take to help your child be successful with this unit of study. Please do the
Consider being a volunteer on the day of your child’s visit. Volunteers are an important and
necessary part of the students’ experience at Enterprise Village. A training session is necessary and will be held the morning of the visit prior to the student’s arrival.
Talk to your child about your own personal money management and ask about his/her
classroom experiences.
Students will eat a McDonald’s lunch (hamburger, 5 chicken nuggets, apple slices and milk). The cost
will be the same as a regular school lunch. Please send money directly to your child’s teacher as soon
as possible.
The date of your child’s visit is ___________________________.
Student lunch money is being collected from _______________________ to _____________________.
Amount due for lunch: ___________________
Thank you very much for your help in making this an exciting and valuable unit of study for your child.
We look forward to his/her visit. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or visit us
Patricia Jeremiah-Pittman, Director
Gus A. Stavros Institute