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1 7 th and 8 th Grade Washington DC Trip June 1-4, 2015

2 The Scoop  Dates: June 1 st – June 4 th (4 days, 3 nights)  What: 7 th and 8 th Grade Trip to Washington DC  Transportation: Motorcoach to and from the school  Cost: $475 per student  Tour Company: Go Educational Tours  What’s Included: All transportation, tour guides, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts in the hotel, lodging, admission to all sites and attractions, overnight security in the hotel, all taxes and gratuities

3 Itinerary: Monday, June 1st  6AM Student check-in at the school  6:30AM Buses pull out of parking lot and head to Washington DC  Lunch on route to Washington DC (students responsible for cost of lunch)  1:45PM Arrive in Washington DC and meet tour guides  2:00PM Head to the White House for walking tour around the home of the President since 1800.

4  2:45PM Walk to the National Mall from the White House. Head to the Smithsonian Museums.  As time permits, explore:  The American History Museum  The Natural History Museum  The Air and Space Museum  5:30PM Leave for dinner at Buca di Peppo (family style Italian) Itinerary: Monday, June 1st

5  7:15PM Monuments and Memorials Tour Part I  8:30PM Meet up with the Motorcoach to head to the hotel  9:00PM Arrive at the Comfort Inn and Suites Gunston (near Mt Vernon)  Students will sleep 4 per room – rooms assigned by staff  Chaperones will sleep 2 per room  Overnight Security will be provided by tour company  10:00PM Settle in to hotel Itinerary: Monday, June 1st

6  7:30AM – 8:30AM Breakfast at the hotel  8:30AM Load buses and head to Arlington Cemetery  9:30AM – 11:30AM Arlington National Cemetery  Observe the final resting place of those who have served our nation with dignity and honor. See the hallowed Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, high atop a hill; and witness the beautiful & reverent ceremony of the Changing of the Guard, with the landscape of D.C. in the background. Pay your respects and see the eternal flame at the gravesite of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Visit Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial.  12:00 – 1:00PM Lunch at Union Station  Students will be given vouchers to choose from variety of restaurants Itinerary: Tuesday, June 2nd

7  1:15PM Walk to the U.S. Capitol Building  Dive into the world of an American politician on a tour of the home of Congress, the U.S. Capitol Building. Gather on the steps for a class photo.  3:00PM Head to the Library of Congress  Take in the structural beauty and liturgical collection in the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.  3:45 Supreme Court Building  Visit the Supreme Court building, the highest tribunal in the nation for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution or the laws of the United States.  4:45PM Monuments and Memorials Tour Part II  Walk through the remaining monuments that are better seen during daylight hours  7:00PM: Dinner at Mellow Mushroom  8:30PM Head back to hotel to swim and relax after a long day! Itinerary: Tuesday, June 2nd

8  7:30 – 9AM Breakfast and load buses  9:30AM Arrive at the International Spy Museum  Learn about spy techniques such as invisible ink, bugs, microdots, buttonhole cameras, submarine recording systems, and disguises developed by Hollywood for the CIA  12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch in the Ronald Reagan Building  Meal vouchers provided so students can choose from variety of restaurants Itinerary: Wednesday, June 3rd

9  1:15PM Bureau of Printing and Engraving  Learn all about US Currency and how money is made. See millions of dollars being printed as you walk through the gallery  3:30PM Walk to the National Archives Building  See the building that houses the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence  5:30PM Head to Dave and Busters for dinner and games  8:00PM Head back to the hotel to relax at the pool and go to bed! Itinerary: Wednesday, June 3rd

10  8AM – 9:30AM Breakfast and Pack Up  10:00AM Mount Vernon  Learn more about the life and legacy of George Washington at his Mount Vernon estate.  12:15 – 1:15PM Lunch at Old Country Buffet  Indulge in a home-style southern comfort meal, choosing between a wide variety of delicious entrees, sides and desserts.  1:45PM Explore Old Town Alexandria  2:45PM Head back to Bradford Prep  Stop for dinner along the way (students will pay for)  9:30PM is estimated time of arrival Itinerary: Thursday, June 4th

11 Packing List  Packing list (all items should be clearly labeled)  Navy blue uniform shirts for 4 days including one logo shirt  Sweatshirt or fleece  All necessary personal effects (toothbrush, toothpaste,facial cleansers…)  Swimsuit (modest)  Pajamas  Water Bottle  All meals will be provided with the exception of the meal on the way up and on the way back.  Do NOT send your child with cell phones, games, iPad, etc. We will have an emergency cell phone available in the event of an emergency and will keep parents up to date throughout the trip. Cameras will be allowed – digital or film.

12 Medications  Please drop off ANY medication your child takes regularly to the front office by May 25 th.  All medication must be accompanied by a signed doctor’s note and a completed Medical Authorization Form available on our website or in the front office.  Any child requiring medication at any point throughout the day will need to have a signed doctors order and a clearly labeled prescription bottle.  This also pertains to over the counter medications such as vitamins, nasal spray, Tylenol, etc.  If you have any questions please our school nurse at  Your child will not be allowed to carry medicine with them during this trip. A staff member will be available during the trip to dispense any necessary medication.  NO MEDICATION WILL BE GIVEN WITHOUT A DOCTOR’S ORDER.

13 Chaperones  staff members will be on hand as chaperones including at least one member of the admin team  We can bring up to 13 parent chaperones on the trip. If you would like to chaperone, please by March 5 th. If necessary, we will have a chaperone lottery to determine the chaperones  All chaperones must have a full background check through Bradford Prep  Chaperones will sleep two per hotel room

14 Cost of the Trip  Student Cost: $  $175 Deposit and Permission Slip due by March 13th  $150 2 nd Payment due by April 15th  $150 Final Payment due May 8th  Please pay by check made out to: Bradford Preparatory School  If you need monetary assistance, please contact the Director, Kelly Painter : to discuss payment plan  Chaperone Cost: $350  $175 Deposit due by March 13 th  $175 Final Payment due on May 1st

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