Fall DC Parent Meeting - Nov. 8th

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Notes from November 8th's DC Parent Meeting.

Notes from November 8th's DC Parent Meeting.

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  • 1. DC Parent Meeting Why go to DC?
  • 2. Why DC?
  • 3. Why go?• A fun, rewarding, and memorable trip• World class tour company which provides security, doctors on call, and an itinerary which will educate and entertain• IT’S AWESOME!!
  • 4. Tentative Itinerary
  • 5. The Cost• $745 Which Includes: – Three nights in a hotel – Meals – Bus Ride – Admission to the The Cherry Blossom Cruise, Spy Museum, Newseum, and The Alexandria Ghost Tour – World Strides Staff – Hotel “hosts”, Guides, Doctors on Call, and World Stride Tour Director
  • 6. How to Register:• Visit the World Strides website: – WorldStrides.org – Use the trip ID to register: 83036• Mail the registration form your child received in school• Call World Strides: 800-468-5899
  • 7. Frequently Asked Questions• Will my kid be safe? – YES! • Hotel security hired by World Strides = OUTSTANDING • Yankee Bus Lines – Bus drivers are extremely professional • One of the safest cities in the world • 1/10 ratio of chaperone to student• Will their be fundraising? Scholarships? – YES! • Hebert’s Candy – Starts tonight • Gift of Education Sponsored by World Strides • FLAG Scholarships – Income based/ first come first served
  • 8. More Frequently Asked Questions…• Can my kid bring and use their cell phone? – Yup. Within reason.• Will there be scholarships? – Maybe. And if we do kids will need to apply. – World Strides also has a scholarship program• Where will they stay? – World Strides is still working on that…we will update the parents as soon as possible
  • 9. Even More Frequently Asked Questions…• Will my kid be able to room with her/ his friends? – Rooms have four kids per room (girls with girls and boys with boys) – Team only – The kids are allowed to pick their own roommates..BUT DON’T PICK THEM YET!
  • 10. DC Website and Twitter Page• Follow Us on Twitter @MMSDCTrip• Find our blog on the school website – marshall.billerica.k12.ma.us