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May 17-21, 2017

 
Timeline and Other Important Information
**D.C. Fundraiser Pick-Up Info**

When: Fri., Feb. 24th and Mon., Feb. 27th

Where: SMS Main Office

Time: 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.



Welcome Aboard!

We Are Excited to Announce a Joint D.C. Travel Venture with Brownstown Central Middle School and Look Forward to Sharing this Once-In-a-Lifetime Experience with Some of Our Favorite County Rivals! 




Remind 101 Announcements

If You Wish to Receive Periodic Announcements Pertaining to the Trip, Click the Link Below to Register 

https://remind.com/join/2017washi



Brightspark Travel, Inc.
8750 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Suite 450e
Chicago, IL  60631

1-708-831-7124



**Student ID Cards-- Do Not Lose Them: They Are Needed for the Trip.  SMS Cannot Issue You a New One In
May.**



**In the Event Your Child Does Not Meet the Attendance, Behavior and Other Requirements for the Trip, Mr. Royer Will Contact Your Child and You.  He Will In Turn Notify Brightspark that Your Child Has Been Removed from the Trip for Failing to Meet the School Requirements.

Should You Choose to Remove Your Child from the Trip for Any Other Reason, You Will Need to Contact Brightspark in Writing to Explain the Reason for Cancellation. 

Brightspark Will Retain a $70 Cancellation Fee but Return the Remaining Balance-- Fundraiser Profits Excluded.  For Additional Information, Please Refer to the Brightspark Registration and Payment Policy Found In the Attachments Section Below.**   




Tuesday, Aug. 16th
Parent Informational Meeting and Fundraiser Kick Off-- 6:30 P.M. SMS Cafeteria

Friday, Oct. 7th
Registration and $70 Deposit Deadline

Friday, Nov. 18th
Payment #2 Due-- $235

Friday, Jan. 13th
Payment #3 Due-- $235

Wednesday, Feb. 15th
Roommates and T-Shirt Size Form Due

Friday, March 17th
Payment #4 Due-- $235

Thursday, April 20th
U.S. Capitol Panoramic Group Picture Order Due
Medical Form Deadline- Turn In at Main Office or Room 305

Wednesday, May 10th
D.C. Parent Informational Meeting-- 5:00 P.M. In the Cafeteria: Agenda-- Final Instructions, Trip Itinerary, T-Shirt Distribution


**Brightspark Is Supposed to Mail Out a Medical Form with the Final Payment Notice.  This Needs to Be Filled Out and Returned to the School By Thurs., April 20th.** 

**If We Do Not Have a Medical Form on File for Your Child, We Cannot Take Your Child on the Trip!**

**IT'S THE LAW! 

ANY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS YOUR CHILD WILL BE TAKING DURING THE TRIP WILL NEED TO BE IN A LABELED PRESCRIPTION BOTTLE.  IF YOU NEED AN EXTRA BOTTLE, THE PHARMACY SHOULD BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ONE FOR YOU. 

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDS NEED TO BE IN THEIR ORIGINAL BOTTLE AS WELL. 

PLACE YOUR CHILD'S MEDS IN A CLEAR ZIPLOC BAG AND WRITE HIS/HER NAME ON IT. 

THANK YOU!** 

 

Wednesday, May 17th
Check-In-- 5:15 P.M. In the Cafeteria
 
1. Go to Your Assigned Bus's Table
2. Pick Up Lanyard/Emergency Contact  
   Card, D.C. Travel Guide, Luggage ID Tag and  
   Place Any Medication in Designated Container
3. Fill Out Luggage ID Tag and Attach to  
    Luggage
4. Set Luggage To Be Loaded Below Next to 
    Your Assigned Bus (Weather Permitting); 
    Keep Carry-On Bag and Brightspark Backpack With You
5. Wait and Listen/Watch Patiently for the "Load 
    Buses" Signal; Thank Parents and Hug 
    Them Bye
 
Load Buses-- 5:45 P.M.
Departure-- 6:00 P.M.

Wednesday, May 17th-Sunday, May 21st

Washington, D.C., Here We Come!

Sunday, May 21st
Arrive Home-- Approx. 8:00 A.M.

 
***We Wish To Say a Big "THANK YOU!" To All Who Are Helping Make This Year's Washington, D.C. Trip Possible: the School Boards, Mr. McClure, Mr. Royer, Brightspark Travel, Inc., Our Sponsors, Chaperones, School Secretaries, School Nurse, Librarians, Teachers, Parents, Students!***




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