Hannibal Trip April 19-20, 2011 We know this is going to be the best trip ever! 1. Quiet time will be enforced on the bus! Quiet time may be requested at times if you need to hear directions, if the noise level gets too loud or if the bus driver requests it. If you will be quiet at the appropriate times, everyone will be in a better mood, and our trip will be that much more enjoyable. 2. The chaperones want you to have a great time, so cooperate! You are expected to show respect at all times and abide by the rules. We hope your behavior would not warrant any discipline after we return to campus, but that is a possibility. Remember, you are in charge of your actions, not anyone else. 3. Departure: Tuesday morning we will need to load items on the bus BEFORE anyone gets on… so be patient and give us some room! If you are NOT on SAGE, you need to deposit your COMPLETELY DISPOSABLE sack lunch in the box for your bus. 4. Bus Drivers take great pride in keeping their busses clean. Throughout the trip, please keep the trash picked up and place it in the provided trash bags/can. Happy bus drivers give better service. Say “Thank you” as you get off the bus, and say “Hello” when you board. Be polite at all times, but remember not to talk to the driver while he is driving. He may be happy to visit with you when we stop. 5. In the hotel: KEEP YOUR DOOR LOCKED! DO NOT open it until you have verified it is someone from your group (you MAY NOT visit other students’ rooms) CHECK THE FIRE EXITS as soon as you arrive! NO RUNNING IN THE HALLS of the hotel. Other guests will be disturbed, and we want to be allowed to return! NO ROOM SERVICE: A yummy breakfast buffet is scheduled for Wednesday morning. EAT QUIETLY: Use proper manners. Do not leave a mess on the table; clean up after yourselves, and say thank you to the ladies who refill your drinks and serve you… your manners make a statement about our school! NO PHONE CALLS: Do not call room to room. Do not phone home. Everything is fine at home even though your family misses you very much. You will see your family in 24 short hours! 6. General Information: Showers: We expect everyone to shower. It will help if two in each room shower in the evening and two shower in the morning Bedtime: A chaperone will knock on your door between 10:15 and 10:30 Tuesday night. Let them in. They will tell you goodnight and lights out. If the chaperone has to come to your room again, you will be subject to discipline, and your Wednesday might not be as enjoyable as you want it to be. So please obey your chaperone. Your chaperone will wake you up at the appropriate time (7:30-7:45) the next morning. DO NOT CALL FOR A WAKE UP CALL! 7. Other Rules: School behavior rules apply! Be courteous to all. A group is often judged by the behavior of a very small quantity of people in the group, so be sure you think of others before you do something which might reflect poorly on the rest of us! Do not bring gum or candy! Snacks will be provided on the bus. You will be able to buy snacks when you are shopping. Questions we do not want to answer: -Are we almost there? (or any version of that) We will all arrive at the same time! -How much farther? Bring a map if you are this inquisitive! -What are we going to do first when we get there? You will have a copy of the schedule. -What will we do next? Again… you have the schedule! Hannibal Supply List & Important Phone Numbers Quality Inn: 1-573-221-4001 School Hotline: 634-0489, ext 442 to check arrival time at WCS. Call Thursday night after 6p.m. Mrs. Smith’s Cell: 316.250.4340 What to bring: Small pillow Small duffel bag / backpack (please do not over pack!) Comfortable shoes Books to read Any mp3 player WITH VIDEO OR INTERNET DISABLED. Video game device… no PSP’s (see what not to bring) Playing cards You need money for dinner at the mall food court. Be careful how you spend your money in Hannibal so you have money left for this meal! Spending money (not to exceed $30.00) Sack lunch and a drink, both labeled with your name (if not on Sage) Jacket and/or sweatshirt- we will be outside much of the time. Spring weather can be unpredictable! Swimsuit (towel provided by the hotel) Casual clothes (jeans are acceptable), but please look neat! Camera, but remember you have to carry it! Any daily medicine- place in a ziplock bag clearly labeled with name and dosage instructions. Give the bag to your chaperone. DO NOT BRING: Games with small pieces- these often get lost and create a headache for the bus drivers! Gum, candy, or other food- yummy snacks will be provided Cell phone- even if it functions also as your mp3 player! ALL INTERNET AND/OR VIDEO CAPABILITY OF ANY DEVICE MUST BE DISABLED…no PSPs. Hannibal Trip Itinerary April 19 & 20 2011 Tuesday, April 19 6:30 a.m. Arrive at school. BUSSES WILL LOAD AT THE FLAG POLE IN FRONT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD BUILDING. Put your sack lunch and drink in the box for Bus 1 or Bus 2. SAGE sack lunches and drinks will be there for those enrolled. WAIT OUTSIDE YOUR BUS. 6:45 a.m. Board the bus with your chaperone and your group. 7:00 a.m. Depart for Kansas City. Wave goodbye to your parents! 10:30 a.m. Kansas City- Steamboat Arabia Museum Tour & Lunch 12:30 p.m. Depart for Hannibal 4:00 p.m. Arrive in Hannibal. Check in at The Quality Inn and swim 5:30 p.m. Buffet dinner at The Quality Inn 6:15 p.m. Load busses for Mark Twain Cave 6:45 p.m. Mark Twain Cave Tours/ Four Groups, 80 minute tour, 12- 15 minutes staggered 9:00 p.m. Load busses for return to The Quality Inn 9:15 p.m. Group activity, hotel conference room 10:00 p.m. Get ready for bed. Two people shower. Chaperones will be coming by. 10:30 p.m. Lights out! Wednesday, April 20 7:45 a.m. Rise and Shine! Two people per room shower. Pack. Eat breakfast. Take your personal bags to the designated area in the lobby. Look for Bus 1 or Bus 2 areas. Find your chaperone and have your room checked. Hand in your keys and your checklist to your chaperone. Then, wait respectfully in the lobby. Remember, there are other hotel guests. 8:45 a.m. Load busses for Museums 9:-10:30 a.m. Mark Twain Museums Bus 1 begins at Mark Twain Boyhood Home Bus 2 begins at Museum Gallery 10:45 a.m. Board Riverboat 11-12:00p.m. Mississippi Riverboat Luncheon and Cruise 12-1:00p.m. Explore Hannibal: Climb Cardiff Hill, souvenir shop, take notes for English assignment. 1:00 p.m. Meet at busses 1:10 p.m. Depart for Kansas City 5:15 pm Dinner, Fast food in KC, Oak Park Mall Food Court 5:45 p.m. Board bus for final leg of trip! 8:45 p.m. Arrive at WCS, Flag Pole Parents should call MS Activity Line at 634-0489 EXT 442 AFTER 6 p.m. for expected time of arrival. Thank the bus driver and your chaperones!