May 20th, 2016
Dear 8th Grade Parents,
It is here! The 8th grade class trip will get underway in just a few short hours! Here are some last minute details for you.
Sunday Evening May 22 – Luggage drop off for the trip will take place from 7:00pm until 8:00pm at the St. Mary Middle School Gymnasium. At this time all “checked bags” need to be turned in. Please provide your own luggage tag. Also at this time please bring any spending money with you to turn in. We will have envelopes to place the money in and distribute it to your child at the desired time. Tuesday morning in Washington DC will be our souvenir shopping time. If you trust your child with money you do not have to turn any in. They may carry it on themselves. It is also at this time that you need to bring your child’s medication, if they have any, to be turned in. It must be in the original packaging/container with dosage instructions. Place all medicine inside a zip lock bag with your child’s name printed on the outside. Thank you!
We are also collecting the $5.00 tour guide tip money during luggage collection. This is also a great time to drop off your case of water also if you have not done so already!
Monday Morning May 23 – I am asking that families arrive between 4:40am and 4:45am to avoid chaos in the parking lot. Remember to please park in the SMCC lot when you arrive. Those students on Bus #1 need to check in with Mary Peters and students on Bus #2 need to check in with Nikki Winger. The buses will leave promptly at 5:00am with or without you!
We will make an abbreviated stop on Monday morning. The kids will have a chance to buy breakfast if they want. They will need money for this. Monday for lunch we will have Subway subs for them. There is no need to pack a lunch.
Friday Morning May 27 – Our approximate arrival back to St. Mary Middle School is 5:00am. You will receive a SchoolReach call about one hour before our arrival home. I again ask that you park at SMCC so the buses can get into the St. Mary parking lot easily.
The 8th Grade Class trip Facebook page will be updated daily with pictures. Late evening is when I will upload hundreds of pictures from the day’s activities. Make sure to check us out! www.facebook.com/MCESDC8
Thank you parents for allowing your children to go on this experience! It promises to be a memory the will not soon forget!
MCES 8th Grade Students spend one week in May on a living history experience trip in our Nation's Capital.
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Your DC Trip that will take place May 22, 2017 through May 26, 2017. Email Mr. Kipf if you missed the May 3rd meeting and signup online at www.worldstrides.com/signupTrip ID# 131796.
2016 Trip Dates: May 23-27 8th grade class trip to D.C.
2017 Trip Dates: May 22-26
Faculty Leader: Mr. Kipf
See photos from previous years on FaceBook