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Washington, DC June 5 – 8, 2012

Washington, DC June 5 – 8, 2012

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Washington, DC June 5 – 8, 2012

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  1. Washington, DCJune 5 – 8, 2012

  2. Day One - Tuesday, June 5th • 6:00am Depart from Wilmington Plaza. Breakfast stop enroute. • 11:45am Lunch enroute ($7 stipend) • 5:00-6:00pm Dinner at Union Station (voucher) • 6:15-8:00pm Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Vietnam War Memorial • 8:45pm Check in at Crowne Plaza, Dulles

  3. Day Two - Wednesday, June 6th • 6:30-7:30amBreakfast buffet at hotel. A full course buffet breakfast will be served at the hotel every day of our stay. • 9:00-11:00amArlington National Cemetery – A tour guide will meet each bus to provide an overview of Arlington’s history and then accompany each group on a tour of Arlington. At 10:15am, WMS will be laying a wreath at the Changing of the Guard ceremony. After the tour, each bus will drive by the Iwo Jima Memorial and the Air Force Memorial • 11:30-12:30pmLunch at the Pentagon Mall (voucher)

  4. Day Two - continued • 1:00-5:30pm Visit the Holocaust Museum. There will be time afterwards to visit the Smithsonian Museums: Air & Space, Natural History, Native American, American History, etc. • 6:30-8:30pm Dinner @ Magill’s Pizza & Pasta Restaurant with DJ and karaoke music. • 9:00-10:00pm Nighttime tour of the Washington area monuments. Included is a stop at the Jefferson Memorial. • 10:30pm Return to Crown Plaza hotel.

  5. Day Three - Thursday, June 7th • 6:30-7:30am Breakfast buffet at hotel. • 9:00-11:00am Tour of the Newseum, a museum focusing on journalism throughout the world. Opened in April 2011, this is Washington’s most interactive museum. • 11:30-12:30pm Lunch @ Ronald Reagan Building (voucher)

  6. Day Three - continued • 1:00-3:30pm Tour of the National Zoo. • 4:00-6:00pm Tour of the WW II Memorial and the Martin Luther King Memorial. • 7:00-10:00pm “Spirit of Washington” Dinner Dance Cruise along the Potomac River. • 10:30pm Return to Crowne Plaza hotel.

  7. Day Four - Friday, June 8th • 7:00-8:00am Breakfast buffet at hotel. • 10:00-11:30am United States Naval Academy – This educational tour with a USNA guide allows students to learn about the USNA as it relates to US/World history. • 11:30am Depart for Wilmington. Lunch & Dinner stops will be made along the way. (Two $7 stipends) • 9:30pm Approximate arrival time home!

  8. Payment Schedule Total Cost = $500* Last 2 payments: • April 18th $100 • May 18th $100 If you wish to send in 1 check for both payments, please feel free to do so. * Figure of $500 based on 4 students per room.

  9. Eligibility Requirements as of November 9th Students with three office detentions and/or teacher sessions for discipline from this date forward, or any type of suspension from school will not be eligible. This determination will be made by the Middle School Administration**. Students who have had chronic behavior problems and/or multiple suspensions this school year will not be eligible (please see page 59 of our Student/Parent Handbook). Students must be passing the eighth grade. Students who are failing one or more subjects (determination to be made following 3rd quarter report card April 5, 2012) must show a willingness to improve grades by remaining after school regularly for extra help. Homework should be up to date in all subjects for all students.

  10. Eligibility Requirements as of November 9th(continued) From THIS DATE ABOVE, students who are absent more than seven (7) times, or tardy more than five (5) times, without a doctor’s note will not be eligible. ** In the event that a student is not eligible to attend the trip, an appeal may be made if the student’s behavior shows a marked improvement by May 11, 2012. Any parent/guardian who would like to implement the appeal process should contact Ms. McMenimen directly. Each appeal will be reviewed on an individual basis.

  11. Frequently Asked Questions Does my child need any extra money?

  12. Trip cost covers all ticketed events and food money. • Food vouchers/stipends passed out before each meal to insure each student’s money lasts the week. • Only money needed would be for souvenirs.

  13. Frequently Asked Questions Does my child need any extra money? What kind of security measures are taken during the trip and at the hotel?

  14. Qualified chaperones. • Tour Company owner is travelling with us. All of his bus drivers are CORI checked and have years of driving experience. • Hotel information with each student. • Nighttime security patrolling the hallways. • No use of pool at hotel.

  15. Frequently Asked Questions Does my child need any extra money? What kind of security measures are taken during the trip and at the hotel? Are there nurses on the trip?

  16. 2 experienced school nurses are available both on the bus and at the hotel for morning and nighttime check-ins for the students.

  17. Frequently Asked Questions Does my child need any extra money? What kind of security measures are taken during the trip and at the hotel? Are there nurses on the trip? How are hotel rooms chosen?

  18. By May 9th, students will pass in their roommate request slips. • Students “pairs” will be grouped with another pair together to form quads. Please remember:Trip cost is based on 4 students per room. Any group signing up as a TRIO will be charged an additional fee of$40 per person, which must be paid in full with room request slip.

  19. Frequently Asked Questions Does my child need any extra money? What kind of security measures are taken during the trip and at the hotel? Are there nurses on the trip? How are hotel rooms chosen? What is the policy concerning cell phones during the trip?

  20. Students are encouraged to have their cell phones on them at all times. • During guided tours and solemn events, cell phones are not to be turned on or displayed.

  21. Frequently Asked Questions Does my child need any extra money? What kind of security measures are taken during the trip and at the hotel? Are there nurses on the trip? How are hotel rooms chosen? What is the policy concerning cell phones during the trip? Can my child brings snacks along on the trip?

  22. Guidelines concerning snacks: • Use common sense! • Students may only have water on the bus. • No homemade snacks. • No “energy” drinks may be in hotel rooms or purchased at lunch/dinner stops.

  23. Frequently Asked Questions Does my child need any extra money? What kind of security measures are taken during the trip and at the hotel? Are there nurses on the trip? How are hotel rooms chosen? What is the policy concerning cell phones during the trip? Can my child bring snacks along on the trip? My child has food allergies, where will you be eating?

  24. List of food places Breakfasts: • Donna’s Donuts & Crowne Plaza Hotel Lunches: • TBD – enroute to Washington, DC • Pentagon Mall, Washington, DC • Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC • Delaware House Rest Area, I-95, Delaware Dinners: • Union Station Food Court, Washington, DC • Magill’s Pizza & Pasta Restaurant, Annandale, VA • “Spirit of Washington” dinner cruise • Danbury Mall, Danbury, CT

  25. Frequently Asked Questions Does my child need any extra money? What kind of security measures are taken during the trip and at the hotel? Are there nurses on the trip? How are the hotel rooms chosen? What is the policy concerning cell phones during the trip? Can my child bring snacks along on the trip? My child has food allergies, where will you be eating? When are medications due?

  26. Medications • Medical forms are DUE NOW in the Nurses Office. If you have not passed in, please print off from the WMS website, complete and return ASAP. • Medications due in the Nurses Office no later than Thursday, May 31st.Medications must be in labeled prescription bottle or original packaging (if over the counter). Medications will not be accepted in baggies!! • ALL medications except Tylenol must have a medication form signed by a physician unless the nurse already has an order in the nurse’s office (ie., inhaler, epipen, etc.). This includes all motion sickness medications.

  27. Medications • Students should be carrying their own rescue inhalers and epipens on their person. If you have a concern about this, please call the Nurse’s Office during the school day and speak to Mrs. Furlong. • If your child has a food allergy, a list of phone numbers to the places where we will eat is included at the end of this slide show.

  28. Recap of Important Dates • Room sign ups begin – Mon, 4/30th • Medical Forms due – now • Medications due in Nurse’s Office – Thurs. 5/31st

  29. Phone Numbers of Restaurants • Donna’s Donuts Tewksbury, MA (978) 988-0010 • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Herndon, VA (703) 471-6700 • Pentagon Mall, Washington, DC (703) 415-2400 • Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC (202) 312-1300 • Delaware House Rest Area, I-95 • Union Station Food Court, Washington, DC(202) 289-1908 • Magill’s Pizza & Pasta Restaurant, Annandale, VA (703) 750-3344 • “Spirit of Washington” dinner cruise (866) 404-8439 • Danbury Mall, Danbury, CT (203) 743-3247