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1 8/25/2014Northside Middle School1 Brett Boezeman, Tour Director Tour Director NMS Eighth Grade Class Trip Washington D. C. May 16-19, 2012

2 8/25/2014Northside Middle School2 Topics of Discussion Topics of Discussion Safety Cost Itinerary Fundraising

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4 8/25/2014Northside Middle School4 Brightspark Tours All payments and questions regarding payments should be made to Brightspark. All payments and questions regarding payments should be made to Brightspark. Cost is $569 for deposits before 10-7 Cost is $569 for deposits before 10-7 Cost is $594 for deposits 10-7 or after Cost is $594 for deposits 10-7 or after RGP is $55 RGP is $55 T-Shirts - $13 (total for three) payable to Northside. Note, this is a separate payment from the trip. T-Shirts - $13 (total for three) payable to Northside. Note, this is a separate payment from the trip.

5 8/25/2014Northside Middle School5 Up close and personal with the animals on Mount Vernon’s working farm.

6 8/25/2014Northside Middle School6 Student Safety and Supervision Primary objectives of the trip: Primary objectives of the trip: –1 st and foremost is student safety –Fun and enjoyable experience –Educational experience One chaperone per 15 students and a nurse to help with medical emergencies One chaperone per 15 students and a nurse to help with medical emergencies Emergency contact information Emergency contact information All medications must be handled by staff All medications must be handled by staff

7 8/25/2014Northside Middle School7 Travel Procedures Luxury charter buses Luxury charter buses –Professional Driving Team in Washington D.C. –Restroom Equipped –DVD’s brought by chaperones –There are no power hook-ups for the students. They must use battery operated devices.

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9 8/25/2014Northside Middle School9 Travel Procedures (con’t.) Students are assigned to a bus based upon room assignments. Students are assigned to a bus based upon room assignments. Boys and girls may sit together until 10:00 P.M. Then we establish a boy’s half and a girl’s half of the bus. Boys and girls may sit together until 10:00 P.M. Then we establish a boy’s half and a girl’s half of the bus. Students may not change buses during the trip. Students may not change buses during the trip.

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11 8/25/2014Northside Middle School11 DOUBLETREE HOTEL-CRYSTAL CITY Washington D. C. Washington D. C. Four students per room Four students per room Two students per bed Two students per bed Students are not allowed in rooms of the opposite gender. Students are not allowed in rooms of the opposite gender. –Hotel security guards at night so chaperones may rest. –Students are secured in rooms and doors are marked with tape to indicate if opened.

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13 8/25/2014Northside Middle School13 Rooms are nice when they arrive and when they depart.

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15 8/25/2014Northside Middle School15 Itinerary Vouchers and time provided for 3 meals/day Vouchers and time provided for 3 meals/day –Most lunches are food courts –Breakfast is at the hotel Events are sometimes re-arranged to enhance the travel experience. Events are sometimes re-arranged to enhance the travel experience. Smithsonian Institute Smithsonian Institute Potomac Riverboat Dinner Cruise- This is the only time they will not wear DC T-shirts. Potomac Riverboat Dinner Cruise- This is the only time they will not wear DC T-shirts. Travel overnight both going to and coming home from Washington D.C. Travel overnight both going to and coming home from Washington D.C.

16 What do we do? Capitol Hill Capitol Hill Smithsonian Museums Smithsonian Museums National Archives National Archives Korean War Memorial Korean War Memorial Jefferson Memorial Jefferson Memorial World War II Memorial World War II Memorial Holocaust Memorial Holocaust Memorial White House White House 8/25/2014Northside Middle School16 Mount Vernon Ford’s Theatre Arlington (wreath laying) FDR Memorial Vietnam Memorial Lincoln Memorial MLK Memorial Metro Ride Iwo Jima Memorial

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18 8/25/2014Northside Middle School18 Logistical Information Buses will depart Northside Middle School at 6:00 p.m. Buses will depart Northside Middle School at 6:00 p.m. Buses will return to Northside Middle School on Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. Please plan on being at the school to pick up your child. We, the chaperones, cannot go home until the students are picked up. Buses will return to Northside Middle School on Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. Please plan on being at the school to pick up your child. We, the chaperones, cannot go home until the students are picked up. The most important Information from the Chaperones.

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21 8/25/2014Northside Middle School21 T-Shirts The Tony London Company has made it affordable to provide each student on the trip with a souvenir t-shirt for each day. (Thurs-Sat.) The Tony London Company has made it affordable to provide each student on the trip with a souvenir t-shirt for each day. (Thurs-Sat.) These shirts are provided as an extra measure of security and safety for the students. These shirts are provided as an extra measure of security and safety for the students. Students are expected to wear the shirts while we are traveling as a group in the city. We do not negotiate on these terms. Students are expected to wear the shirts while we are traveling as a group in the city. We do not negotiate on these terms. The cost of the shirts is $13 (for all three) and should be paid to the Northside Main Office by May 1. The cost of the shirts is $13 (for all three) and should be paid to the Northside Main Office by May 1.

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23 8/25/2014Northside Middle School23Fundraising/Scholarship The most reliable method of paying is through your own initiative. Possibly but not guaranteed: Baby Back Blues, Courtyard workers, another Trash to Treasure Sale, Duck Sales

24 DC Ducks 8/25/2014Northside Middle School24 May take up to 10 tickets at a time from us Sell for $5, get $4 toward DC trip Bring in money periodically Last Name: A-D = Anthony E-J = Schwenk K-R = Lax S-Z = Boezeman Be sure to put check # on ticket All duck money due 9/23 – no exceptions! MUST PAY YOUR OWN DEPOSIT! If student doesn’t go, money goes into DC fund to help others

25 8/25/2014Northside Middle School25 This may be the first time your child will travel without your direct supervision. The chaperones will protect and guard your child’s safety and provide a meaningful and enjoyable travel experience. They will be treated as if they are our own children. Parents- Rest Assured:

26 8/25/2014Northside Middle School26 Emergency Phone Numbers Brett Boezeman Brett Boezeman Brightspark Travvel Brightspark Travvel Northside Middle School Northside Middle School Doubletree Hotel Doubletree Hotel

27 8/25/2014Northside Middle School27 FAQ’s Can I chaperone? What medical backup do we have with us? Can students carry their cell phones? Can they have visitors join them in D.C.? Do the students go swimming? What happens next? What should I do now? Other questions?


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