Presentation on theme: "Fourth Grade St. Augustine Field Trip Parent Information Session This presentation will be available for you on each teachers website."— Presentation transcript:
Fourth Grade St. Augustine Field Trip Parent Information Session This presentation will be available for you on each teachers website.
Fourth Grade Social Studies Curriculum In fourth grade we study early Florida history including: The explorers People and places Ecosystems The St. Augustine trip will allow the students to experience these areas we study.
Overview Departure: Thursday, March 6 th at 5 a.m. Return: Friday, March 7 th at 10 p.m.
Tentative Itinerary Day 1 11:00 a.m. Arrive at St. Augustine 11-12 Lunch at Coquina Beach Surf Club 12:30 Old Fort/Castillo de San Marcos 1:45 Trolley Tour 3:00 Fountain of Youth 5:00 Dinner at Harrys Grill 6:30 Treasure Hunt 8:00 Hotel Check In
Tentative Itinerary Day 2 7:30 Breakfast at Hotel 9:00 Pirate Treasure /Oldest Wooden School/ Shop on St. George Street 12:00 Lunch at A1A Ale Works 1:45 Colonial Quarter 3:40 Depart St. Augustine 6:00 Dinner at Golden Corral
Estimated Cost per Student $259 per student Based on an average of 50 students attending Included: Personally escorted tours by Sonshine Tour Guide with Level 2 clearance Transportation Hotel accommodations All admissions All meals as per itinerary Not included Snacks Gift shop purchases
Payment Schedule The payment schedule is not flexible. We must pay invoices to avoid penalties so that our costs do not rise and also to hold our reservations. All payments are NON REFUNDABLE. All fees are based upon 4 persons to a room.
Payment Schedule First payment due October 16th Amount $100 per person Final Balance due by December 6th Amount TBA
You can pay all payments on line! www.matergardens.com
Fundraising Options This fundraising will allow your child to earn fare for their trip while learning the value of money and hard work. Dominoes Pizza Chocolate Boxes Information will be forthcoming to those who are interested.
Hotel details All rooms will be single gender – all boy or all girl. We will attempt to accommodate students preferences on roommate choices. Hilton Garden Inn Chaperones will also be based on 4 person per room.
Parents and Chaperones All parents must have Level 2 clearance by Miami Dade Public Schools. Level 2 means that chaperones are fingerprinted. Chaperones will also be accommodated four to a room. Estimated cost $289. Same deadlines as student apply.
Chaperone Information http://community.dadeschools.net/!svp/school-vol.asp
Field Trips are a Privilege 1. A referral earned for severe cause, as per the Code of Student Conduct, will not be permitted. Examples are: bullying, fighting, and vandalism. 2. Two referrals earned for missed homework, attendance, and/or tardies will not be permitted.
Frequently Asked Questions Can students bring technology? Yes, but we will not be responsible. If my child does not attend this trip, will their grade be affected? No, while we would like every student to have this learning opportunity, students will not be penalized. School will be in session for those students not attending. This will not be an excused absence.
Frequently Asked Questions Will refunds be issued? No, because we are paying a tour company, we will not be able to refund any money paid. Must students wear MGA Uniforms? We will provide all students with a new t-shirt to wear on Day 1. All students must wear their fourth grade shirts on Day 2. Sneakers (any color, any style) must we worn on both days.
The sooner we know the number of students attending, we will be able to provide more precise information.