8th Grade Washington DC Trip
While not an official school activity, the eighth grade trip to Washington DC is teacher-led and aligned with the grade's government program. The trip itself is organized by parent volunteers who have provided the information below.
May 23-May 26 2020
Cost is $2250
To register, please visit https://reg.etsi.ws/Account/login
Our trip# is 2L99
If you are interested in chaperoning the trip please contact Kathie Tell at firstname.lastname@example.org. 8th grade teachers will also be chaperoning. Please note that parent chaperones will need to pay all or part of their trip cost.
- sale runs through Nov. 27th
- sell pies, cobblers and frozen fruit to neighbors, family and friends
- $5-10 per item goes towards your DC trip
- Contact Nancy Gilkey at email@example.com if your student would like to participate.
Interested in volunteering to lead other student fundraisers? A few examples done successfully in previous years include First Aid Kit sales, restaurant dinner nights, spaghetti dinner, pop-up holiday craft sale and spring plant sale. If you would like to organize a fundraiser please contact Kathie for materials from past years and communications assistance.
Fundraisers on school grounds are expected to be open to all 8th graders on the Washington DC trip (example: if you want to host a bake sale, give other 8th graders the opportunity to participate). Fundraisers on school grounds are also expected to put aside a portion for scholarships (example: for every five Chinook Books sold, the profit from one sale goes to the Scholarship fund). Fundraisers on school grounds also need a parent on site during the sale.
We recognize that the DC trip cost is difficult for many families. We hope to provide scholarships to help all interested 8th graders participate. If you would like to request a scholarship for the trip please contact one of your student’s 8th grade teachers or our Middle School counselor Liz Kobs.
The scholarship application deadline is November 15th
All scholarship funds are raised by 8th grade families through donations and community fundraising. Everyone will do their best, but we may not be able to meet all needs. When requesting a scholarship, please consider what you can contribute so that we can make the best effort to meet all needs.
If you would like to make a donation to the DC trip scholarship fund please contact Penny Robertson at Pennyrobertson1@comcast.net
Tour Details (PDF)
Sample Tour Itinerary (PDF)
Fundraising 101 (PDF)