It’s getting cold up here in the northeast. It’s snowing with wind chills at or below zero- Brrrrr! Can’t you just feel the chill. All the perfect ingredients for some of my students to take a trip to the tropical countries where many of their families are from. Just this week alone I have had 3 families that are leaving school for an extended period of time. Many times they let us know just days before there big trip or sometimes not at all, which drives me crazy!