Washington DC

Trip Dates: November 5th-13th, 2020 for the current 7th grade class

Note: The 7th grade Washington DC trip has historically happened in the spring; for this year’s class, due to changes in staff and some planning challenges, this year’s trip will happen in the fall of 2020 (in the student’s 8th grade year). The hope is to get back to a spring trip for 7th graders going forward.


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

The first half of the trip’s account balance will be due by March 20, 2020; the remaining balance will be due by June 1, 2020. 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 will be about $1,625 per person.

Fundraising & Scholarships

Upcoming Fundraisers: Pie Sale Pick Ups are March 18th; Spaghetti Dinner is scheduled for April 17th (5:30-7:30); Jamba Juice (details) – check back here regularly for additional opportunities and information!

NEW! DC Fundraising Guide! Lot’s of great opportunities – both school-sponsored and independent fundraising ideas. Also included is a monthly breakdown and a checklist.

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.

Parent Volunteer Needed

We are looking for a parent who would be willing to commit to a minimum of two years of going on the DC trip to train with the food prep team. For more details, please see the application! Note: Applications should be printed, completed, and submitted to the main office of Franklin School.

Flight and Hotel Information – check back – as details become available they will be updated here!

Travel details from Portland: Depart Portland Thursday, November 5th (departure time TBA)

Travel details from DC: Depart DC Friday, November 13th (arrival time TBA)

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 trip to DC. Please contact the teachers/leaders for the list of names as they become finalized!


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 parent meetings: check back!