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 27-29, 2015. The experiences on this trip will enhance the Social Studies curriculum at MS 447.  The trip will be facilitated through Four Winds Tours and Travel (fourwindstours.com).

Our goal is for all 7th grade students to attend. The cost of the trip will be $399, and we are asking for $409 per student to cover the cost of tour guide tips, and to offset the cost for students who cannot afford the full amount.  Payments may be made in three installments.  A payment plan timeline has been set up for scheduled payments.  We are planning a number of school-wide and individual fundraising events to offset the cost of the trip.  This will reduce the amount each family will need to pay and will provide scholarships as well.   More information regarding fundraising for the trip will follow soon.  See registration form for scholarship information.

Payment plan:

Initial payment and registration due Friday, February 13: $137

2nd payment due March 13: $136

3rd and final payment due April 17: $136

The cost of the trip per student includes:

  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • 2 nights hotel accommodations
  • Entrance to the Boston Museum of Science
  • Boston Duck Tour
  • Historic Freedom Trail
  • Entrance to the New England Aquarium
  • Time to shop and lunch at Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall (cash for lunch not included)
  • Guided evening Ghosts of Boston tour
  • Entrance to Plimoth Plantation
  • Visit to the Mayflower II
  • 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 $409.

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. The remaining $30 will cover the cost of the candy. For example, if a child sells 4 boxes, the cost for his/her trip would be reduced by $120.  A student who sells 14 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. No candy may be sold inside the school building.  If you would prefer that your child not be given candy to sell, please notify Mr. Smith.


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 $137 to Ms. Abadi or Mr. Smith no later than February 13, 2015.  Checks should be made payable to MS 447. All documentation should be put in an envelope with student’s name and class on the front. You may contact 7thgradeboston@gmail.com with any questions or ideas.  We are looking forward to sharing this exciting experience with your children!

Thank You,

Eli Smith and the 7th Grade Staff


Boston 2015 Registration Form

Boston Emergency, Medical, Special Needs