Presentation on theme: "2011 Novi Middle School Washington D.C. Trip. Goals of the Trip This trip will… Bring history alive for students, increasing their appreciation and understanding."— Presentation transcript:
Goals of the Trip This trip will… Bring history alive for students, increasing their appreciation and understanding of the past. Develop the students’ interpersonal skills as they “live together” for more than three days. Enable students to grow individually in assuming responsibility for themselves.
Trip Behavior Our “On the Trip” Behavior Contract will be in effect throughout the trip. Any major violations, as determined by the trip coordinator, will result in the student being flown home on the next available flight at the parents’ expense.
Electronics Cell Phones may only be used at specified times. In the hotel room to call home, if needed Allowances will be made for other emergency situations I-pods, PSP’s, personal dvds, etc. Worldstrides, Novi Schools, and the chaperones are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. They are not to be used while we are touring. Cameras No camera cell phones will be used.
Hotel Rooms Doubletree Crystal City in Alexandria, VA Strict curfew/quiet time No outside phone line No movies No room service No wake up calls
Hotel Etiquette Please discuss hotel etiquette with your children… Do NOT leave valuables in the room. Quiet time/respect for other hotel guests. Security personnel on each floor. Leave the room the way you found it.
Packing List The list will be sent home by NC Tours Only 1 piece of luggage per student 1 carry-on (DC backpack--label it!!!) Prepare for the weather (especially Day 1) Bring/Wear a watch Spending money Swimsuit, towel, and plastic bag (if you want to) Snacks for the bus ride? Please no peanut products, cans, or glass bottles Please avoid foods that are smelly or messy
Medication If you currently have meds at school… A 4-day supply will be brought with us and kept by your child’s chaperone If your child requires meds that are usually given at home… you need to fill out a form and deliver the meds to Mrs. Vuichard (counseling office) by Wednesday, 10/26
Medication Forms Green Form = Prescription medications Blue Form = Non-prescription medications Yellow Form = Self-possessed meds (inhaler) Lavender Form = Non-prescription “bulk” meds –Form was passed out at the door, please return it tonight –Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Tums, Benadryl After the Trip All meds will be returned to your child when we return to Novi Sunday morning (unless you instruct us to do otherwise).
Clothing D.C. Shirts/Sweatshirts Novi Spirit Wear Comfortable shoes (not flip-flops!) –2 pairs? School Dress Code –No hats
Emergency Numbers All contact and hotel information was/will be given to you tonight. Worldstrides For Emergency Use Only! Representative: Shanna Jeffrey
Safety Kids will remain in chaperoned groups. Wristbands – Worldstrides emergency wristband must be worn at all times. Students will wear DC Wear and/or Novi Spirit wear.
Dangers of Traveling Please caution your children about the dangers of traveling: Homeless people and/or beggars Street vendors and performers Security at the sites is not a joke!
Bus Chartered buses Licensed Drivers Seating for kids by gender Appropriate bus behavior Please go easy on the Halloween candy!
Day 1 - Thursday* Meet Wed. @ 7:30 p.m.-Drive thru night Breakfast Arlington National Cemetery Iwo Jima Memorial 9/11 Memorial Lunch Newseum Dinner Jefferson Memorial Lincoln Memorial FDR Memorial Hotel in D.C. *Trip itinerary subject to change
Day 2--Friday Breakfast Tour the Capitol Supreme Court Library of Congress Lunch National Archives Ford’s Theater Petersen House Dinner Recreation Center swimming, basketball, wallyball
Day 3 - Saturday Breakfast White House Photo-Stop Korean, Vietnam, WWII, and MLK Memorials Lunch Washington Monument –Or IMAX Movie? Smithsonian Complex including the American History Museum Dinner Drive home through the night
Day 4 - Sunday Return home (early a.m.) *All meals included *Tax and tips included
School Work Students are responsible for missed work as determined by their teachers Please have kids in school on Monday!!! (No school on Tuesday)
After Tonight’s Meeting 1)Medication Forms --4 types of forms you can complete --Please return lavender forms tonight --Need to be returned w/ meds within a week 2) Clothing --by size and/or gender --put your name in them! --swap Friday morning—must be both items! 3)Luggage Tags, Backpacks, & Guide Books --tags color-coded by bus number