miércoles, 2 de marzo de 2016


This is the itinerary our friends have prepared for us:

March 2016 Spanish Exchage
Chicago Itinerary

Average temperatures: highs 44ish - lows 28 degrees

Day / Date
Destinations / Activities/ Times
Saturday, 3/5
Airport pick up - Plane arrives at ORD at 14:30 (KLM)
Susan R. will be at airport with a school bus to meet Spaniards and bring them to North

Around 4:30 p.m. - Families come to Niles North HS to meet and pick up exchange students

Family time in evening

Sunday, 3/6
Family time in the morning and early afternoon

5:40 p.m. arrive  at Laser Quest (families provide transportation)
4167 N. Harlem Avenue, Norridge Commons

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. - We have the party room

Monday, 3/7
Institute Day – Spanish and American students are invited to spend this day together. Susan D. and Susan R. will accompany students. We’ll take a school bus and have a pick up at North (8:30 a.m.) and then at West (8:45 a.m.).

This is the only field trip that is open to both Spanish AND American students!

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.: Art Institute of Chicago tour  “Museum Introduction: Art From Many Places (w/ hosts too); Trip requested (Request receipt #: T245845

11:00-12:00 pm. Stay in AIC for “teacher led” scavenger hunt in museum w/ partners.

Sack Lunch

12:00 (or maybe earlier) leave museum and walk through Millennium Park
Note: Free concert  at 12:15 at Cultural Center  Free excellent music! Possible especially if rainy day.

Also to see:

Cultural Center to see Tiffany Dome and following exhibit (we are in luck!! Cool stuff! Check out Standbeest. I have wanted to see these for a long time & am so excited this exhibit is here)
     Libreria Donceles
     Present Standard

We will take the train home – arrive at Skokie Swift station on Dempster around 5 p.m.

Family time in the evening

Tuesday, 3/8
School bus downtown - pick up at North (8:15 a.m.) and then at West (8:30 a.m.) (Laura Jacobson – chaperon)

If time permits, Visit Federal Reserve Bank’s “Money Museum. We can walk through on our own for a half hour if bus gets us downtown quickly. 

10:00 a.m. Sky Deck Tour at Sears (Willis Tower)

Lunch at the Thompson Center food court – Students can bring sack lunch or host families should send student with lunch money

Meet at 12:30 p.m. at Thompson Center for Tour of Chicago

Bus Pick-up at 2 p.m. at Garland Court, by Cultural Center, returns to Niles West at 3 p.m., and Niles North at 3:15

Family time in the evening

Wednesday, 3/9
Late Start – Classes begin at 9:40 a.m.

Students accompany their exchange partners at the school, to shadow them through their school day.

Students can bring sack lunch or send student with lunch money

3:30 p.m. at Niles North – Karaoke

7:00 p.m. Dinner at Lou Malnati’s, Chicago Style Pizza
6649 N. Lincoln Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL

Thursday, 3/10
8:15 a.m. All Spanish students (North and West) and their chaperons meet at Niles North, in the Student Commons for Breakfast with the Principal.  Afterwards, we’ll have a short tour of the school facilities.

10 a.m. Spring Musical, 13, Niles North High School

12:00 p.m.  Bus pick –up at Niles North (Guillermo Lupi chaperon)

Sack lunch at Emily Oaks Nature Center followed by Tour of Skokie (fire station, mayor & city hall, library)

Bus returns to Niles West at 3 p.m., and Niles North at 3:15

Family time in the evening

Friday, 3/11
School bus pick up at West (8:15 a.m.) and then at North (8:30 a.m.) (David Malatesta, chaperon and Andrew Rawlins, student teacher)

Visit El moro de Letrán, churro factory
1626 S. Blue Island Avenue, Chicago, IL

10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Visit to Pilsen and National Museum of Mexican Art
1852. W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL

12:30 p.m. Lunch at Taquería El Mezquite 1756 W. 18th Street, Chicago,IL
(312) 733-0402

Walk back down 18th Street toward Blue Island with short stops along the way as time permits

Bus pick-up at 18th and Blue Island at 2 p.m.
Bus returns to Niles North at 3 p.m., and Niles West at 3:15

Family time in the evening

Saturday, 3/12
Optional - Go downtown to see the Chicago River being dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day

Time with families

Sunday, 3/13
Time with families

Monday, 3/14
School bus pick up at West (8:15 a.m.) and then at North (8:30 a.m.). (Chaperon Andrew Suárez)

If time permits, make a stop at Garfield Park Conservatory

10:30 a.m. visit the Museum of Science and Industry

12:30 p.m. Lunch in Chinatown Joy Yee Noodle Shop
2139 S. China Place
(312) 328-0001

Bus pick-up at 2 p.m.

Bus returns to Niles North at 3 p.m., and Niles West at 3:15

Families’ last night with their exchange partner. Do we want to organize a going-away party? Perhaps a Pot-Luck Dinner at the school?

Tuesday, 3/15
Meet at Niles North, Room 2530 by no later than 8:00 a.m. with luggage

8:30 a.m. Tour of Northwestern University

10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Shopping at Old Orchard

12:00 p.m. Meet at the food court  for Lunch at the mall (Sack lunch or buy)

Meet back at Niles North by 1:00 p.m. DO NOT arrive LATE!

Leave Niles North at 1:15 p.m.for the airport

Spaniards depart ORD at 17:59 (Delta)

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