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Grade 8 Philadelphia Trip 2020

ABINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 
GRADE 8 PHILADELPHIA 
This year’s Philadelphia trip will be May 28 to May 30, 2019.
 
 
Grade 8 Philadelphia Trip Refund Information
I am writing to you today with an update about payment refunds and travel vouchers. I spoke with Direct Travel today and am confirming the following:
 
·      Families will receive a refund of all money paid to Direct Travel with the exception of the $150.00 cancellation fee.
·      Each registered student will receive a $150.00 travel voucher. That voucher can only be used by that student or by a sibling and will expire after the 2020-2021 school year. 
·      Money will be returned in the form it was paid. If you paid by credit or debit card, the refund will go to the same card. If you paid by check, a check will be sent to you. 
·      All money earned towards the trip through wreath sales will be returned to the PTO. The PTO will then return that money directly to families. 
·      It is estimated that refunds will be processed within two weeks. Given the current realities, this is only an estimate.
 
If you have any further questions about this or other matters, please feel free to reach out to me via email at matthewmaccurtain@abingtonps.org

Grade 8 Philly Trip Cancellation - March 12, 2020
As a result of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Health Secretary Marylou Sudders, and Abington Health Agent Mary Golightly's recommendation to avoid all nonessential travel, I regret to inform you that the grade 8 Philadelphia trip has been cancelled. Please click here for the complete letter about the 2020 Philadelphia trip...

Grade 8 Philly Trip Hilliards Candy Fundraiser - Begngs 02/25 - Ends 02/28

Attention Parents of Grade 8 Students 
Attending the Philadelphia Trip
The Hilliards Candy Fundraiser is available again for 8th Grade Students.
Boxes of candy bars are available to purchase until Friday, February 28th.
Order Forms are available in the AMS Main Office and have been provided to 8th grade students today.
 
Payment must be CASH ONLY and submitted to the AMS main office. Candy will be available for pick-up the week of March 2nd.
Students will be notified.
 
This is for Grade 8 students attending the Philadelphia Trip only!


Grade 8 Philly Trip Hilliards Candy Fundraiser - Begngs 01/31 - Ends 02/04
The Hilliards Candy Fundraiser Form will be sent home to students on Friday, January 31, 2020. The forms need to be returned by Tuesday, February 4, 2020 along with payment (CASH ONLY) for the amount of candy boxes ordered. Any questions, contact the AMS main office (781-982-2170). Again, this is for Grade 8 students attending the Philadelphia trip only!

Grade 8 Philly Trip Updated Payment Information - 10/18
If you go on to the AMS website under latest news and click on the 2020 Grade 8 Philadelphia trip parents’ presentation you will be able to view all the information regarding this trip. The AMS Philadelphia Trip Registration Form is due by November 1, 2019 to the main office.
Once the registration form is returned - additional forms will be mailed to your student's place of residence for completion. Payments will not be accepted at the AMS main office.
An online deposit of $200.00 is due to Student Educational Services by November 1, 2019 www.cvent.com/d/6yqycb.
Final payment is due by March 28, 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact John Hayes at (781) 471-3467 or email: john.hayes@dt.com. 

Parent Information Night 10/15/2019 Presentation...
Parent Information Night - posted 10/02

There will be a Parent Information Night for 
the 8th Grade Philadelphia Field Trip on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Abington Middle School Cafeteria.
 
Grade 8 Mickman Wreath Holiday Fundraiser for Philly
Mickman Wreath Holiday order forms will be going out soon. *All fundraisers are voluntary. However, any 8th grader planning on going to Philadelphia is encouraged to participate in this fundraiser. Students should take orders
October 7th through October 21st. Please return order forms and payments to AMS office no later than Tuesday, October 22, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Augusta at laugusta6@verizon.net.