Washington D.C. Trip - June 14-19, 2018


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Important Information:

The trip will be June 14 - 19, 2018. See itinerary for more details. (The last day of school is a 1/2 day on June 13.)

We must have a minimum of 40 participants to keep the cost at $789 per person. The sign up deadline for 8th grade students & parent chaperones is October 31, 2017. After this date, remaining seats will be open to the 7th grade. The bus holds a maximum of 50 people. Additional expenses will be breakfast on day one and dinner on day 4, and then any souvenirs they wish to purchase.

A $50 minimum deposit per person is required to hold a seat with all final payments due 6 weeks prior to departure. Payments can be made in cash or check payable to Cass City Public Schools and given to Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Schinnerer, or Mr. Zdrojewski. 

Lodging Information: There will be 4 people per room, students and adults of same sex only. FYI - Mother's can't room with sons and Father's can't room with daughters.

In February, look for information about the essay contest for those interested in laying the wreath at Arlington Cemetery.



Participating in fundraisers is optional, but they can help defray some of the cost of the trip. Here is a list of the upcoming fundraisers:

Concession Stands:
We run several concession stands starting at the beginning of the school year and finishing in early March. The sign ups for the available concession work times are posted outside of Mr. Zdrojewski's door. All net proceeds are divided among anyone who worked during the entire season. It doesn't matter the number of times you participated, the proceeds are divided equally among everyone who worked. We are needing workers now, so please sign up.

Bottle Drive:
The bottle drive is tentatively set for Saturday, November 25th. Cara Festian has agreed to be the chairperson for the 2017 event. It will begin at 9 am and end at 2 pm. Proceeds from bottle returns will be divided among those who participate in the drive. You must be there the entire time from 9-2 to get your "piece of the pie." More information to follow.

Magazine Sale:
It will start the end of October with more information to follow.

Great Lakes Promotions:
This fundraiser is scheduled for early to mid November. The chairperson is Heather Severance. Preview their fundraising brochure at: https://greatlakespromotions.com/brochures/

Santa's Workshop:
This event is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 16. Students will need to participate in 3 activities in order to receive their share of the proceeds from this event. They are required to help set up on Friday night. They must bring something to sell at the Bake Sale, and they must work a time slot on Saturday. Crafters or anyone may have a table of their own set up out in the hallway to earn their own private donations, however, these tables and crafts are not allowed in where the students are shopping. We offer free coffee to parents while their children shop, but parents can also buy soup/chili and bake sale items. 

McDonald's Pancake Breakfast:
This is usually held in February. We are looking for a person to chair this event.


Plan Your Visit:

We encourage those going on the trip to take time to read about the places we will visit. You can start by going to: https://www.nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/index.htm

Trip arrangements and tours provided by Son Tours




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