Dear 7th and 8th Grade Families,
We are excited to let you know that our classes will be going to the Gettysburg National Military Park on Thursday, October 5th. We are sorry for the short notice, but this is the date that the Ranger Programs had available to us. Students will need to be dropped off at 6:30am. We will arrive back at St. Ignatius at 6:45pm, so the students will need transportation in the morning and in the afternoon. The itinerary and permission are attached.
The cost for each student is $50, and the chaperone cost is $68. We are looking to have three (3) chaperones for each grade. The chaperones will be determined on a first come first served basis.
We were able to secure a Ranger Program with the National Park Service. For this program will walk the students through Pickett's Charge. Students will role play as individual soldiers and walk in formation down the field where Pickett's Charge took place on the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Attached is a letter to the students from the Park Rangers and other field trip information.
Please keep an eye on the weather for that week. Students should wear closed-toed sneakers, long socks, and jeans. Though tick season is coming to a close it doesn't hurt to be cautious. Students are to wear their school uniform golf shirts.
Students and chaperones will need to bring a bagged lunch. We will be stopping at McDonalds on the way back to school for dinner.
Please return the permission slip by Wednesday, September 27th.
If you are interested in chaperoning, please email us to let us know and we will let you know if you are chosen.
Remember you need to have clearances in order to chaperone.
If you have any questions, please email us.
Thank and have a wonderful day!
Miss Grundy & Mrs. Booz
Gettysburg National Military Park
Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:30am - Arrival at St. Ignatius School
6:45am - Departure
9:30am - Arrival at the Gettysburg Visitor Center; restroom break.
10:00am - Cyclorama
11:00am - Begin Battlefield Tour with Licensed Guide
12:40pm - Finish tour; lunch break in bus parking lot
1:00pm - Pickett's Charge Ranger Led Program
3:00pm - Leave for school and stop at McDonalds for Dinner
6:45pm - Arrival Back at school