Washington DC

Trip Dates: May 22-31, 2019 and May 23-June 1, 2019

Background

For the last several years Franklin 7th Grade students have traveled to Washington DC for a nine day trip. We take along a parent for every 4 students and have a wonderful time exploring our nation’s capitol. Truly we “do” DC from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Museums, Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – just to name a few! 

Financial News

Account Deposits

Thank you to all who made deposits for our airline tickets; deposits into student accounts should be made on a regular basis. Approximately half of the trip cost was due in accounts by Winter Break. The balance is due right after Spring Break by April 19th. Money for the trip is deposited at the school. Each student will have a separate account. Checks should be made out to Franklin School. You will receive a receipt when a deposit is made, and our office will then deposit your check with the school district. As far as we know the cost of the trip this year will be about $1,625 per person.

Scholarships

Partial scholarships ($200-$300) are available and awarded based on need. If you are asking for a scholarship, you must also be working the fundraisers. We would like to debit scholarships to student accounts before Spring Break.

Flight and Hotel Information

Travel details from Portland:
5/22 or 5/23, 2019 PDX to Ronald Reagan National
Alaska Airlines flight # 764 – depart 9:30am – arrive 5:40pm

Travel details from DC:
5/31 or 6/1, 2019 Ronald Reagan National to PDX
Alaska Airlines flight #771 – depart 5:10pm – arrive 7:55pm  

We will be staying at the Marriott Residence Inn at 801 New Hampshire NW in DC.

Chaperone News

Thank you to all of the willing parents who applied to be chaperones for this year’s trip to DC. Please contact the teachers/leaders for the list of names!

Fundraisers

Car Wash
Car Washes have been effective fundraisers, and  we would like to schedule at least one more before our trip (the first one took place March 14 & 15 during conferences). We are looking for parent volunteers who would be willing to organize and run another car wash – please contact Ms. Kratchovil or Ms. Luke.

Pizza Cards
Pizza Cards are a great way to raise money – sell at OSU athletic events (Baseball Season is coming up), or parents might think about offering the pizza cards at their place of work. Pick up an information form from Ms. K in room 20.

Drawing
Some authentic Beaver gear will be raffled off just in time for the Spring – featuring an OSU golf bag, a Nike athletic duffle, size 10 OSU slides, size 9 Nike athletic shoes, and a Beaver backpack. Parents needed for this fundraiser.

Franklin Community Garage Sale – June 1st
This is the PTA’s second annual Garage Sale and all proceeds go to support the Washington DC Scholarship Fund – drop off your donations after school on May 31st.

Meetings

These meetings provide important details about the trip, please make every effort to attend to ensure the success of the trip and happiness of the students and chaperones!

Upcoming meetings:

  • For parents – Wednesday, April 3rd, 6:30pm in the library
  • For chaperones – Wednesday, April 17th, 6:30pm in the library