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1 8 th Grade Washington, DC Trip May 1 st -3 rd, 2013 Wednesday - Friday

2 SAFETY Bus: 4-5 teachers per bus No Unsupervised free Time Touring: 1:8 student teacher ratio Sleeping: 4 students per room –Chaperone assigned to monitor room –Security provided

3 Transportation Constitution Coach buses Teachers and students will travel and tour together by team Buses are only form of transportation used during trip

4 Lodging National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. (located 10 minutes outside Washington DC) 4-H Center is college dormitory style lodging with students sleeping 4 to a room. Students will be guaranteed one choice in a roommate and be assigned two others from their teams. Each room has 4 beds and private bathroom Teacher rooms are located with student rooms Security provided by 4-H Center


6 Meals Breakfast and Dinner included –Cafeteria style –Variety of meals and food provided 3 lunches and 1 dinner on your own (included in spending money)

7 Attendance (change from last year) Up to 1 absence3 points Two absences2 points Three absences1 point *All absences except for religious holidays will be part of goal calculation.

8 Academic Investment All 4s and 5s3 points All 3s, 4s and 5s2 points All 2s and above1 point * any student with 1s on the report card cannot receive any academic investment points. *any student who receives 0 Academic Investment points for any 2 quarters is not eligible for the 4 quarter reward.

9 Conduct No level 2* or 3 referrals One Level 13 points No level 2* or 3 referrals Two Level 1s2 points No level 2* or 3 referrals Three Level 1s1 point * Only includes level 2 referrals where there is an administrative consequences

10 From the Nurse All parents must have MD signed form for Tylenol/Motrin and permission to treat in an emergency All other meds- allergy, epi-pens, inhalers, etc. need to have the MD sign the last medical form in the packet. Each medication needs a separate form.

11 Cost of the Trip Total Cost: $300 –Includes coach bus transportation –Includes accommodations at the National 4-H Center, Chevy Chase, MD –Includes 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners –Includes admission to the Newseum –All other attractions are free of charge Additional Costs: Approx. $60 –Includes 2 lunches; 2 dinners (cafes / fast food)

12 Payment Schedule Dec. 3, 2012: $50 refundable deposit and permission slip due. Feb. 1, 2013: $100 non-refundable payment. March 1, 2013: $100 non-refundable payment due. April 1, 2013Final Payment: $50 non- refundable payment due. Student spending money: up to you. Payments through installments are welcome. All payments must be paid in MONEY ORDERS, BANK CHECKS, or CASH

13 Fundraising Light Bulb Sale: 50% Profit Candy Sale --TBD(ongoing) Lollipop Sale (February) Others to follow Profits of each sale go towards the cost of your childs trip (excluding spending $) Money raised beyond the cost of the trip, will be applied to a general Washington DC trip fund.

14 Next Steps December 3 rd $50 refundable deposit with permission slip February 1 st FINAL COMMITMENT FOR TRIP – No refunds after February 1, 2013. March 1 st 2 nd and Final deposit due April 1 st 3 rd and Final deposit due Final Itinerary will be posted on DC link on Two Rivers website May 1 st -3 rd 5 th annual Two Rivers 8 th grade class trip

15 Itinerary (tentative) Wednesday, May 1 st 6:00-6:30 amBoard Coaches/Depart TRMMS 2:30 pmNational Zoo 5:30 pm Check In at 4-H Center 6:00 pmDinner 4-H Center 7:30 pmIllumination Tour of Monuments & Memorials






21 Itinerary (tentative) Thursday, May 2 nd 7:30 amBreakfast 9:30 amArrivalArlington National Cemetery 11:15 am National Cemetery/ Wreath Laying Ceremony 12:30 pmLunch at Capitol Visitor Center Restaurant 1:30 pmU.S. Capitol Tour 3:30-6:00 pmSmithsonian Museums (Air & Space, American History, Natural History) 7:00 pmDinner (4-H Center) 8:00-10:004-H Recreation Room






27 Itinerary (tentative) Friday, May 3 rd 7:30 amBreakfast 9:00 amNewseum Museum 11:30 amLunch (Newseum Restaurant) 12:30 pmNewseum Museum or Smithsonian Museums 2:00 pmDepart for Home 10:00 pmArrive at TRMMS








35 Parent Resources Separate link on Two Rivers website exclusively for 8 th grade DC trip 8 th grade social studies teachers Mr. Eric Kissinger – 8A Mr. David Jones – 8B Assistant Principal Mrs. Jill Wnuk – Two Rivers Magnet Middle School 8 th Grade Assistant Principal

36 Thank you for coming. Cant Wait for another great trip!

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