7th Grade Trip to Boston

We are looking forward to an exciting adventure for our 7th graders! Students will experience the history, culture and life of Boston, MA during a 3-day/2-night stay on May 30-June 1, 2018. The experiences on this trip will enhance the Social Studies curriculum at MS 447. The trip will be facilitated through GO Educational Tours (GOEducationalTours.com).  


Our goal is for all 7th grade students to attend. The cost of the trip will be $425, and we are asking for $435 per student to cover the cost of tour guide tips, and to offset the cost for students who cannot afford the full amount. A timeline for scheduled payments is detailed below. Students will be able to sell boxes of candy to defray the cost of the trip. Boxes are available to take home Monday-Friday after school, in room 302, starting the week before the Winter Break. See the registration form for scholarship information.  


Payment plan:

1st  payment and registration paperwork due by Tuesday, January 9th to Advisory teachers: $100

2nd payment due Friday, February 2nd: $100

3rd due Thursday, March 1: $100

4th and final payment due Tuesday, April 10: $135


  • Please include student name and class on all checks!!


The cost of the trip per student includes:


  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • 2 nights hotel accommodations
  • Historic Freedom Trail
  • Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
  • Time to shop and lunch at Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall
  • Entrance to Plimoth Plantation
  • Visit to the Mayflower II
  • New England Aquarium
  • Evening Activity TBD
  • Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners



Chaperones: The 7th grade teachers and staff will be chaperoning the trip. Additional parent chaperones are needed as well!  The cost per chaperone is also $435.  


Candy Sales: Children who wish to sell candy to offset the cost of the trip will be sent home with a 30-piece box of $2 candy worth $60 per box. Children will “earn” $30 towards the cost of the trip with each box they sell. For example, if a child sells 4 boxes, the cost for his/her trip would be reduced by $120. A student who sells 15 boxes will completely cover the cost of the trip! If you would like to donate the money raised from the sale of your candy to the scholarship fund, you should make a note of that on the candy money envelope. We are asking every family to sell at least one box of candy. However, no candy may be sold inside the school building. If you would prefer that your child not be given candy to sell, please notify Ms. Vissa.


Please return the completed Registration/Payment Form (blue), DOE Parental Notification/Consent Forms (yellow), and the Emergency/Medical Form (green) with the first payment of $100 to your child’s Advisory Teacher no later than Tuesday, January 9th. Checks should be made payable to MS 447 and include student’s name and class number. All documentation should be put in an envelope with student’s name and class on the front. You may contact Ms. Haft at Chaft@ms447.org or Ms. Vissa at cvissa@ms447.org with any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to sharing this exciting experience with your children!


Chrissy Vissa and the 7th Grade Staff


7th Grade Boston Trip 2018: Registration and Payment


Please return this form, along with corresponding payment, NYC DOE Parent Notification/Consent Form, and Emergency/Medical Needs Form by January 9, 2018, to your Advisory teacher.  Checks should be made payable to MS 447.  


PART ONE: Information

Child’s name _________________________________________    Class _________________


Parent/Guardian’s name ______________________________________________________________


Parent/Guardian’s phone number(s) _____________________________________________________


Parent/Guardian’s email ______________________________________________________________



PART TWO: Registration.  Please check one of the following.  Include student’s name and class on all payment checks.


_______ Unfortunately, my child will NOT be able to attend the Boston trip. Please give a reason if you would like: ________________________________________________________________


_______ My child will attend the Boston trip on May 30–June 1, 2018, and I am enclosing the full payment of $435 for my child’s trip.


_______ I am enclosing the first payment of $100 for my child and will participate in the payment plan below.


1st  payment and registration paperwork due by Tuesday, January 9th  to Advisory teachers : $100

2nd payment due Friday, February 2 $100

3rd payment due Thursday, March 1 $100

4th and final payment due Tuesday, April 10 $135



PART THREE: Would you like to be a chaperone on this trip?


_______ I would like to chaperone. Included is my additional deposit for $100, and I will follow the payment plan above for myself.  


_______ I would like to chaperone. Included is my full payment of $435.



PART FOUR: Do you need financial assistance?


_______ I am enclosing a partial payment of $__________ and would like to receive some financial assistance.

We are committed to ensuring that no student stays back from this trip because of financial need. Partial scholarships are available. We ask that each family requesting a scholarship sell at least 4 boxes of candy to contribute to the cost. This will allow us to help more students attend the trip. If you will need financial assistance, please contact Ms. Vissa at cvissa@ms447.org or Ms. Billups, our guidance counselor at sbillups@ms447.org or call 718-330-9328.



PART FIVE: Please help with a donation:


_______ I am enclosing an additional donation of $__________ to help defray the costs for another student. (THANK YOU!!!)

Please also download and print this DOE form: Boston Trip