February 26, 2014
Dear 4th Grade Families,
Last year Murphy Elementary School brought our 4th grade students on an overnight trip to The Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. On this trip we also made stops at the Como Park Zoo and Minnesota State Capital. Our students had full days of learning and had a blast! We are happy to announce that we will be offering this same trip to this year’s 4th grade students! We’re planning this year’s overnight trip for May 15th and 16th. We will take the same trip with stops at the Museum, Zoo, and Capital.
As we get closer to May, we will be sending out more information. With that said, we did want to get some details out to help you plan accordingly.
We will need chaperones for this trip. Last year’s trip was fully grant funded, this year we have had to raise funds. Each chaperone will be asked to pay $50 to help pay their portion of the trip. Space will be limited to how many seats we have on the buses. Chaperones will be required to fill out a Chaperone Packet and ISD 318 Volunteer Background Check Packet (these are available in the main office). If you are interested in chaperoning, contact Mr. Martinson directly. We may not be able to take all those that would like to chaperone.
The field trip cost per student for this trip is approximately $100. We have been able to gather some funds to help defer these costs. We are asking that each student pay $30 to go on this trip. Payments can be made a little at a time or in full. Please make checks payable to Murphy School PTC. It’s a small price to pay for a huge experience they will remember for years to come. Our hope is that this will not create a hardship for any of our students. If this cost creates a hardship for your family, please contact Mr. Martinson directly and we will figure something out.
Thanks for your time and help in making this trip possible.
Mrs. Rachel Bruemmer ~ Mr. Bryan Fideldy ~ Mr. Aaron Locken ~ Mr. Sean Martinson
Minnesota State Capitol: http://sites.mnhs.org/historic-sites/minnesota-state-capitol
The Science Museum of Minnesota: http://www.smm.org/
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory: http://www.comozooconservatory.org/