Gold Rush Overnight Field Trip~ Rock-N-Waters Information

*Look to this page of the website for important information regarding our Gold Rush Overnight Field Trip to Coloma, CA.

*Also, you can check out their website: 

*The dates for this exciting trip are: Monday, May 7th-8th, 2017. We will be leaving school at 8:30 on Wednesday and returning between 4-5pm on Thursday. Please be at school no later than 4:30pm to  pick up your child. Thank you for your cooperation!

Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

            Our exciting Gold Rush Overnight Field Trip is just around the corner! We will be leaving on Monday, May 7th at 8:30am and will be returning on Tuesday, May 8th, between 4:30-5:00pm. This is a very exciting and enriching field trip where students learn about the California Gold Rush by actually living it! Some of the highlights include visiting Gold Bug Gold Mine, panning for gold, participating in Native American crafts and food making, and much much more!

After much fundraising and with the help of our class field trip fund, the cost to attend the one-night Rock-N-Water field trip is $100 per student. This cost covers the fee for all chaperones, park admissions, and meals while we are there. There are 2 payment options:

1)   You may pay the one time $100 fee by Friday, April 6th, 2018.

2)   You may pay in 2 installments. The first $50 will be due on Friday, March 2nd 2018. The second installment of $50 will be due on Friday April 6th, 2018.

If you need financial assistance, please contact Mrs. Schmidt for additional financial options. Donations to assist families in need are welcome! Please make all checks payable to St. Mary School.

Information will follow this letter in the New Year regarding the following:

                        -Packing lists

                        -Release of liability

-Chaperone information (LiveScan, Safe Environment)

-Driver information (Proof of Insurance & Driver’s License on file in the office)

-Communication on the trip

-What if it rains?!

…And much more!


Parent Driver Requirements:

ALL drivers must have a copy of his/her driver’s license and insurance declaration information in the school office.


Parent Chaperone Field Trip Requirements:

All parents who attend school field trips need to have a LiveScan (fingerprinting) completed through the Diocese of Oakland. Additionally, your Safe Environment online training must be completed and updated (expires every 3 years) as well as a negative TB test or TB Risk Assessment. Please contact Jennifer Cushing if you have any questions or concerns ( Thank you!


Camp Materials Needed:

The 4th grade class is in need of large camping tents for our Camp field trip. Please let me know if you have a tent large enough to sleep 8-12 people and would be willing to let us use it on our trip. Please email me if you have a tent for us to use. Thank you for your help!

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to this exciting and enriching learning experience!


God bless,

                                                                                                          Mrs. Lorenzana



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