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					Washington DC Trip
   October 14, 15, 16
         2008
Your 8th grade year…
                 This is the highlight of
                 your 8th grade year
                 Capture it with
                 pictures and memories
                 You will meet new
                 people and make new
                 friends while learning
                 American history
Student Responsibilities:
   Partners:
     Always stay with your buddy
     Wear a watch
     Be on time
     Wear your hat at all times
     Wear your name tag at all times
Student Responsibilities:
 Listen to the bus teachers




 Keep a positive mental attitude
In Case of an Emergency at the
Hotel:

 Use chain lock on door.
 Call for Mr. Kilbane or Mrs. Bielawski
 Students will be escorted to the nurses
 Do not open the door for anyone
 except school personnel.
Label Your Valuables:
 Put your name and address on the
 following:
   Jackets
   Cameras (address labels work well)
   Tape players, tapes, CD players, CDs, video
   games
   Purses
Luggage:

 Check luggage at home
 Make sure your items are
 acceptable
 Pack a flashlight
Attire:

 Pants:
   No blue jeans, denim skirts,
   leggings, or shorts
   Colored denim is acceptable
   Khaki’s/Dockers are ideal (light-
   weight, cool, wrinkle free)
               Attire
Shirts
  Collared shirts
  No t-shirts
  No writing or graphics on shirts
  No sweatshirts
  No hoodies
                Attire
Dresses/skirts
  Short skirts are not practical

Shoes
 Tennis shoes strongly
 recommended/No flip flops
         Outdoor Attire
Bring a jacket (we tour from 6:30 a.m
to 9:30 p.m.)
Bring an umbrella or rain poncho
No hoodies
           Cruise Attire
Casual Attire for our Cruise
Tennis Shoes or Deck Shoes
Khaki’s or Dress Pants
Complimentary Souvenir polo shirt
No Skirts or Dresses
Bring a jacket
        Carry-On Luggage
Snacks
Reading material, games, puzzles
Bring medication in your carry-on
If nurse is to administer meds, turn in
by Oct. 10th to Hillside school nurse
Bring extra batteries
  They are difficult to find and are
  expensive in DC
Snacks:
 Chips, cookies, candy
 Carrot sticks, apple
 wedges, granola bars
 (highly recommended)
 No pop or juice boxes
 on the bus
 Water bottles are
 allowed on the bus,
 but limit your in-take
Meals:
            Tuesday              Wednesday Thursday

            None                 Crystal City               Crystal City
Breakfast                        Hot Shoppes                Hot Shoppes
                                 Eggs, pancakes, bacon,     Eggs, pancakes, bacon,
                                 or sausage, cereal,        or sausage, cereal,
                                 donuts, juice, tea         donuts, juice, tea
            Breezewood, PA       Smithsonian Air &          Old Post Office
Lunch       McDonalds, Wendy’s   Space Museum
                                 Cafeterias and ice cream   Cafeterias and ice cream
                                 hot dog, pizza vendors     hot dog, pizza vendors
            Gettysburg, PA       Boat Cruise                Breezewood, PA
Dinner      Convoy #1 – Golden   Buffet style               McDonalds, Wendy’s
            Corral               Take only what you will
            Convoy #2 – Golden   eat
            Corral               Unlimited beverages
            Cell Phones
Cell phones are permitted
  They are kept in luggage stowed
  under the bus.
  It may only be used in the hotel
  room.
  They will be confiscated if found
  on the bus or on the tours.
Washington DC Project
 Interdisciplinary Project requires:
 Disposable cameras
 Paper, pencil/pen
 American history activity
 Math activity
 Science activity
  English activity
  Two-pocket folders - provided by social
 studies teacher
Bus Rooms: Arrive by 6:15 a.m.
                  Don't be late!!!


      Convoy #1               Convoy #2


           Bus #1                     Bus #4
        Front of Cafe                Room 135

          Bus #2                      Bus #5
        Back of Cafe                 Room 133

          Bus #3
         Room 105
          Phone Chain

Parents should know their child’s bus #
There will be an organized parent phone
list
Phone chains will be initiated in
emergency situations or delays only
             Pick up
Pick up will be outside Hillside Middle
School on Thursday, Oct. 16th
Convoy #1
9:30-9:45 pm
Convoy #2
9:45-10:00pm
Please do not park on Educational Park
Drive!
Washington D.C. Trip

				
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