Dear. Me. Adam

I am writing to request 3 days leave of absence for Maya from school, as we have arranged to attend a wedding at the other side of the country, and need considerable time to make the journey. Ordinarily we would not take Maya out of school for such a function, but we do not have anybody capable of looking after her while we are away. 

We have told Maya that she can complete any school work provided during the trip.

Mr. Alqahshi