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8th Grade Washington DC Trip

The planning for the 2019 - 2020 Washington D.C. trip has begun! It is our hope that this experience will significantly add to our students’ appreciation of history, heritage, government and diversity.  The 8th graders will be traveling to To Washington D.C. Tuesday, May 26 - Friday, May 29, 2020.  Trip cost of $585.00 will be made directly to Martin School Travel.  Payments cannot be made until after the first parent meeting in September, 2019 in order to gain greater understanding of payment schedule and process as well as fundraising opportunities. 

From now until May 26, 2020 you will find announcements and payment schedules for the upcoming D.C. field trip at this site.  I will be posting the date of our first parent information meeting in the near future!!   You must attend this meeting if you intend to send your student to Washington D.C.!!! There are many important details that must be completed before we leave.  For example:  If you do not turn in a permission slip, you are not on the trip!!!  Stay informed and up to date by checking this site weekly.  Scroll down to find all future announcements.  Thanks.

DC Trip Coordinator
Payment Schedule: Payments will be made online at a site provided by Martin School Travel.  The site will be given to each student by their Social Studies Teacher on the day they turn in their signed permission slip!!
October 1, 2019:  First $200.00 Deposit due.  Full Payment can be made at this time provided you ARE NOT participating in fundraising opportunities.  
November 1, 2019: Second $192.50 due.  
March 26, 2020:  Final payment of $192.50 due at this time!!
Note:  You may continue to make weekly or monthly payments until the trip is paid off, provided the trip is paid off by the March 26th due date.  

Important Updates!!

October 14, 2019 
Just a friendly reminder, that ALL students who have turned in a permission slip have been added to the trip.  We have five motor coaches reserved for the trip, and the wait list is currently eliminated.  All students should have received payment information, so that everyone can go online, register and make your first payment.  When I checked today, only 165 students had signed up and started the payment process.  We should have 245 student signed up with first payment made.  If you have not completed the first deposit process, please do asap:).  If you have not received the payment information, ask your student for the paper that we gave them last Monday, September 30......or email me and I will send you the link!!
October 2, 2019
A few important announcements to make you aware of....1.  The first payment is due as soon as possible.  The first due date was actually Oct. 1.  I know that I told you to wait if you were participating in the fundraising, but I was incorrect.  I am sorry, but with the new payment system that Martin Travel has established it doesn't work like last year.  You must set up your account and make the first payment.  I can then begin to apply fundraising money to your students account.  If you are able to pay for the entire trip with fundraising money, Martin Travel will reimburse your personal funds back to you!!  2.  Because we have reached 45 students on the wait list.......there is no longer a wait list:)  We have the 5th Motor Coach secured.  I will be sending home payment information for those addtional students in the next day or so.  Please be patient, as there is a lot of things going on, and there are no late fees!!!      
September 12 2019
The trip as of yesterday morning is officially filled to 200 students.  A "wait list" has been initiated, and already has 20 students who have turned in their permission slips.  Any permission slip received by me at this point is being numbered in the order turned in.  The grand hope is we get 38 - 40 students beyond the initial 200 to add a fifth motor coach.  If that is not the case however, I will be contacting the students in numerical order whenever spots become available due to someone withdrawing from the trip.   Updated September 10 September 6, 2019 Our first Washington D.C fundraiser is underway.  Forms were sent home with the students on Wednesday the 4th.  Things to remember:1.  Your student earns 50% profit for all items sold!!  2.  Customers should make their checks out to CWMS.  3.  Orders are due back on the 20th.   4.  There is an on line store with this sale.  The "Code" for setting up the on line store is CWDC.  Remember....due to shipping costs, items sold on line net you only a 40% profit.Has your student reserved their spot on this year's D.C. trip yet?  The only way to do that is to turn in a permission slip.  Don't wait as the initial 200 spots are filling up rapidly!!  We currently have 196 students signed up to go.  After we get to 200 we will start a wait list. We will only be able to add an additional motor coach if we get up to 38+ additional students.  
August 22, 2019
If you have an interest in allowing your student to attend the 2020 8th Grade trip to Washington D.C. there will be a parent meeting in the CW Middle School Gymnasium on Tuesday, September 3 from 7 PM to 8 PM.  This meeting is very important, as some of our procedures (payment for example) will be different. Please make every effort to be present, so that you understand every aspect of what needs to take place before your student can attend the trip. I look forward to seeing you all there! Thank you.

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