Washington DC Bound!!!
PLEASE READ IF YOU HAVE A CURRENT 5th OR 6th GRADER
Every other year, Kenowa Hills Middle School offers the opportunity for 7th and 8th graders to experience Washington DC. If you are going to have a 7th or 8th grade student in the school year of 2020/2021, your student (and you) are invited to travel with us to our Nations’s Capital. The Washington DC Committee has been busy planning an unforgettable trip. We will explore places like: The U.S. Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Mount Vernon, and many more. The trip is planned for November 4th-9th, 2020. We are booking our trip through Brightspark Travel, who organizes trips for educational purposes.
Please join us for an informational parent meeting on March 19th at 7:00 pm in the Kenowa Hills Middle School auditorium. We will be discussing upcoming fundraisers, the trip itinerary, and answering any questions that you may have. We are looking forward to a great turnout for this exciting adventure. On the most recent trip, (fall of 2019) we filled 4 charter busses with almost 200 students and adults. It truly is an experience of a lifetime!
If you would like to start raising funds right away, there will be World’s Famous Chocolate Bars available at the meeting for $60 a box. Half of that will go directly into an account for your child to help pay for the cost of the trip. Please pay by cash or check payable to Kenowa Hills Washington DC Trip. If this is an opportunity that you would like your child to have, but are not able to afford the trip, please contact your elementary or the middle school office.
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The Kenowa Hills Washington DC Committee - Lauren Byrne, Shelley Breen, Michele Dykstra, Mandy Herpolsheimer, Jodi Basiaga, Lori Ambrose, Angela Schalow, and Stephanie Lapinski
Script order due dates:
Pick up on Sunday April 21 4-6 at Alpine Elementary (front office) or email to make other arrangements.
Pick up on Sunday, May 5th at Alpine Elementary from 4-6 (front office) or email to make other arrangements.
Pick up on Sunday, 26th at Alpine Elementary from 4-6 (front office) or email to make other arrangements.
**Please do know that bus 3 and 4 are going to be considered "peanut free" because there are passengers riding along with a nut allergy. Be considerate if you have snacks packed along that contains nuts. If you happen to take snacks with nuts products, please wait until you are outside to consume them.
We look forward to seeing you November 9 at 5:30 at the Middle school parking lot. Please remember if you are leaving you car parked at the school while we are gone, please park it towards the back of the lot.
Good Morning DC Goers,
I know some of you had some concerns regarding the room assignments. I just want to let you know that I am working with Brightspark rep to get the rooms changed. I will have the updated list here on the website by the end of next week. Please allow me time to get the "situations" fixed. I will let you know when they are posted, along with the rest of the papers that were in the packet for those of you who were not able to attend the meeting. Thank You, Rebecca Troeger
Hello Washington DC Traveler's and Parents!
6 weeks from today we will be boarding onto our trusty coaches to begin our travels towards Washington DC! Hope everyone is getting excited about learning what goes on at our nation's capital! Most of the paperwork all has been done, but we need you to attend one more meeting! October 11 at 7pm in the Middle School gymnasium is our final mandatory meeting for all going to the trip. Please consider bringing snacks that can be divided among the buses and that way we have something for the goers to snack on. Things individually wrapped work the best (like things you may put into your student's (or your own) lunches.) I have included General information for you to read through and it will hopefully answer any questions you may have..
Again...Please don't forget about the meeting,
Tuesday, Oct. 11 in MS Gymnasium!
Please don't forget tonight is the parent meeting for the Washington DC Trip tonight at 7:00pm in the Middle School Gymnasium.
Please bring the forms asked in previous blog with you filled out. Also included here is the guidelines for your student to think about being enrolled in the drawing for the wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery. A male and female student from each grade will have the privilege to participate in a wreath laying ceremony during our time at Arlington. Please read the following documents and talk to your student about being a part of this huge honor and once in a lifetime opportunity!
Welcome back students! School is just around the corner and you know what that means? Washington DC is just around the next corner. We only have 79 more days left until the educational trip we have all worked hard to be ready for. We have a mandatory meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7:00 pm. Due to the condition of the auditorium, we will be meeting in the Middle School gymnasium. We will be questions that you may have regarding the trip as we are getting closer. Please print/fill out these forms and bring them to the meeting:
There is still time for you to join us on the fun and educational trip that we have planned for November 2016. 6 Seats have opened up and you can fill them! If you are a parent whose student is going and you aren't signed up for becoming a chaperone yet, now is the time! Please feel free to contact us!
For those of you who are already signed up, stayed tuned to the Communications tab, for forms to be uploaded for you to print and fill out. There will be forms such as: lunch choices, room assignments, medical forms, etc. Stay tuned!,
We have 4 full buses going to Washington DC! Some advice for all of the travelers:
Only 8 months left before the great experience of Washington DC! The committee is happy to report that we have all 4 buses filled. Those of you who aren't signed up: don't fret as Brightspark is willing to start a wait list for the "just in case" some aren't able to make it to the trip.
It's time for another fundraiser for you individual accounts! LET'S HAVE SOUPS AND SANDWICHES! We are doing a fundraiser through Frandale Subs (which are AMAZING) for this month.
Start Date: Monday, January 25th, 2016
End Date: Monday, February 8th, 2016 - Please be sure all order forms are submitted to the MS office by this date, 3:00pm
Pick-up: Thursday, February 18th, 2016 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm (MS cafeteria)
Cost: $4.00 for subs ($1.90 earned), soups and garlic bread ($1.25 earned). $8.00 for cinnamon rolls($2.25 earned).
Click here for the flyer and the order form
Stick it to Mr. Haik!
Our fearless Assistant Principal Mr. Haik has agreed to help us out in a fun participation event that benefits our trip. We're going to stick it to Mr. Haik. See the flyer for details: Let's see how much we can cover him!
Here you will find information necessary for the trip such as meeting info, itinerary and any other updates. If you have questions please contact Rebecca: firstname.lastname@example.org