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The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. - Augustine (354-430) Agenda: Itinerary Expectations Clothing What to Bring Medicine Parent Help Questions
“Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves” Euripides (Greek playwright, c. 480-406 BC) Itinerary: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 6:30 am: Arrive at HKMS 7:00 am: Depart HKMS lunch $ 12:00 pm: Stop at rest stop for lunch $ 3:00 pm: Arrive in VA. 3:00 pm: Check in Hyatt Dulles 4:00 pm: Depart 4:15 pm: Visit Smithsonian Air and Space Museum (VA) 6:30 pm: Dinner at Fashion Center Mall in Pentagon City 7:30 pm: Jefferson Memorial, World War II Memorial 9:30 pm: Return to Hotel
“Travel teaches toleration.” Benjamin Disraeli (British Prime Minister and Novelist. 1804-1881) Day 2: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 6:30-7:15 am: Breakfast in hotel 7:30 am: Depart hotel for Mount Vernon Lunch $ 11:30 am: Lunch $ at the Mount Vernon Food Court 12:15 pm: Depart for U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center 2:30 pm: Visit the U.S. Library of Congress 4:00 pm: Visit the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum 6:00 pm: Dinner at Fashion Center Mall in Pentagon City 7:00 pm: Visit Iwo Jima Memorial and Air Force Memorial 9:00 pm: Take a guided tour of historic Alexandria.
Day 3: Thursday, April 23, 2009 6:30-7:15 am: Breakfast in hotel 7:30 am: Depart hotel for Arlington National Cemetery Lunch$ 12:15 pm: Lunch $ at Museum of American History 2:30 pm: Natural Museum of History 4:00 pm: Depart National Mall 5:00 pm: White House Photo Op. 6:00 pm: Depart for National Mall 6:30 pm: Buffet Dinner at Philip’s Flagship 8:00 pm: Visit Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Korean War Memorial 10:00 pm: Return to hotel
6:30-7:15 am: Breakfast in hotel 7:30 am: Depart hotel for F.D.R. Memorial 10:30 am: Arrive at the United States Holocaust Museum 1:30 pm: Depart for H.K.M.S. Lunch en route $ - Lunch en route $ - Dinner en route $ 9-10:00 pm: Return to H.K.M.S. Friday, April 24, 2009 Day 4
Expectations: Student travelers will: Follow instructions from all chaperones and tour guides Follow instructions from all chaperones and tour guides Check in with chaperones on a frequent basis Check in with chaperones on a frequent basis Pay close attention during attendance/roll call Pay close attention during attendance/roll call Take care of each other Take care of each other Never go anywhere alone – Buddy System at all times Never go anywhere alone – Buddy System at all times Stay with their groups when directed to do so Stay with their groups when directed to do so Be appropriate on the bus, in the hotel, and on tour Be appropriate on the bus, in the hotel, and on tour Be polite Be polite Learn while having a memorable experience Learn while having a memorable experience
He who would travel happily must travel light. Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944) Clothing: Yes… Jackets/Rain Gear Layers Comfortable Clothes Shirts with sleeves Shorts (appropriate) Hats (must be taken off at appropriate times) Dress should be a balance between comfort and acceptable attire
What to Bring: Yes: Personal Music Player/MP3 with headphones Books/Magazines Handheld Video Games Snacks for bus and hotel (No Glass or Cans) Cards/Games Small cooler for bus DVDs for bus (G, PG, PG-13) Camera Money for 5 meals and souvenirs (50$)
What Not To Bring: No: Illegal substances based on HKMS code of conduct Dangerous/harmful objects (Swiss Army knife, scissors, etc.) Video Games or DVD players that connect to TV Expensive jewelry, cameras, electronics
Luggage/Bags: One bag under the bus with clothing – there will be no access until we arrive at the hotel. Carry-on for the bus with snacks and entertainment (small enough to fit in overhead compartment) No backpacks or large bags carried during the day. Parents are urged to check all luggage prior to departure.
Medication Health Form Individual letter outlining your child’s medical needs Registered Nurse on trip No student may carry his/her meds, including over-the-counter medication (Advil, Tylenol, etc.) No student may give any medication to another student
Communication: Cell Phones: Off and put away! Chaperones should never see the phones Phones will be taken when used inappropriately Examples of inappropriate use: Talking/Texting while on bus Talking/Texting while on tour Talking/Texting while at dinner Taking Pictures/Video Examples of acceptable use: Emergency situations To call parents from the hotel arrival time on To call parents about arrival time on Friday night
Help! Talk to your children about: –Time Management –Roll Calls –Behavior Expectations –Hotel (hallways, rooms, sleep, noise, phones) –Security Guards
Emergency Phone Numbers Tour Company- All Aboard Tours: 571-278-4536, 540-327-1815 Hyatt Dulles: 703-713-1234 HKMS can reach chaperones