Learning Beyond the Walls

HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA, April 5, 2016

Team Journey Class Trip

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, we will take our learning beyond the walls of Unami for the 8th Grade Team Journey field trip. This year we will be visiting four destinations in Philadelphia. Students voted on their top choices and have selected the following sites: The Franklin Institute, The U.S. Mint, The National Constitution Center, and Eastern State Penitentiary.


The day of the trip we will depart from Unami at 7:45 a.m. and travel by bus to Philadelphia, where the buses will drop students off at their first destination. Students will then be picked up at the conclusion of the first session, approximately 11:15 am, and eat lunch at the Bourse building. Students will board buses following lunch, at approximately 12:00 noon, and then head to their second destination. We will depart Philadelphia at 2:00 p.m. to arrive at Unami by 3:15 p.m. Students will be need to be picked up at school following the trip.


Students will need to either pack a brown bag lunch, which they will carry with them, or bring money the day of the trip to purchase lunch at the food court at the Bourse building.


The cost of this trip will only be $27 because we are able to apply some of the funds from the Team Journey activity fee collected in September. Our deadline for payment and completion of the electronic permission slip is Monday, March 21.


Please see directions below as all CB Middle Schools are now using a new system for managing field trips and collecting funds.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any one of the Team Journey teachers. We are looking forward to this fun and educational trip.


Sincerely,

Team Journey

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Eastern State Penitentiary

INTRODUCING MY-PAYMENTS-PLUS

All CB Middle Schools are now using My Payments Plus for parents/guardians to use to pay for field trips, PE uniforms, student activities and other fees.


This is our first time using www.mypaymentsplus.com - it seems to be working well in our high schools. The cost, $27 and permission slip, is managed through this system. Parents/guardians will need to do the payment and fill out the permission slip online. This online format is a new process; please let us know if you run into any difficulty.


Go to www.mypaymentsplus.com


If this is your first time using mypayments plus, you must register by doing the following:

Choose Register a Free Account and complete registration process.

Once you have registered, complete the following steps

1. Choose PA and CENTRAL BUCKS SCHOOL DISTRICT

2. Select "I have a student enrolled in the district"

3. Enter your student's ID (on parent portal to the right of student's picture or on the back of the student ID) and last name.

4. Select "Journey field trip to Philadelphia”.

5. Select Continue with Payment


The permission slip for the trip will also need to be filled out to complete the transaction. Both the payment and permission slip are due by Monday, March 21.

CHAPERONES NEEDED

We are in need of parent chaperones for this trip. Chaperones will be responsible for accompanying a group to two destinations, one in the morning, and one after lunch. If you are interested in chaperoning, and you have submitted your clearances to Central Bucks School District’s HR department, please email Mrs. Kim Keller immediately at kkeller@cbsd.org. Chaperones will be taken on a first come, first serve basis, and Mrs. Keller will contact you if you are selected. Here is the CB Link for obtaining your volunteer clearances.