Washington DC

LMS 8th Grade Washington, DC Class Trip

February 27-March 1, 2020

We are very excited that the 8th Graders will be returning to Washington, DC February 27-March 1, 2020.  We will leave LMS at about 5:30am on Thursday, February 27th and return about 7:00pm on Sunday, March 1, 2020.  We will visit the Smithsonian Museums (Air & Space, Natural History, American History, American Indian, National Archives, etc.), several War Memorials, many Presidential Monuments, the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress, the Holocaust Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery where we will participate in a wreath laying ceremony.  Below are the details of the trip.


Trip Dates:  February 27-March 1, 2020 (Thursday through Sunday)

Trip Fee:  $495.00 per student and per chaperone


Trip Fee Includes:  Transportation via Rose Charters, Accommodations at Hampton Inn & Suites, tickets to venues and meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)


Deposit Due Dates:

Initial Non-Refundable Deposit:  $95.00 due September 20, 2019

First (Non-Refundable) Installment: $150.00 due October 18, 2019

Second (Non-Refundable) Installment: $125.00 due November 22, 2019

Final (Non-Refundable) Payment: $125.00 due January 17, 2020



Please complete the online Commitment Form and return to Mrs. Wells in the office.


Please complete the online Reservation Form.


It would be wonderful if every 8th grader went on the trip!  You are welcome to start making payments toward the trip fee.  The online payment option is now available on the school homepage under ONLINE PAYMENTS.  You may also submit a check made payable to Lakeshore Middle School to Mrs. Wells, LMS Bookkeeper.   

Click here to pay online. 


Yes…we need chaperones to accompany the students and come along for the adventure!  There will be one chaperone per 3-4 students.  If you are interested, please contact Lisa VanBuhler (lisavb@roadrunner.com).  


LMS DC Trip Cover Letter –Information for the parents and guardians about the forms and process to complete them.

ISS Overnight Field Trip Authorization Form - Please read, complete and provide signature where requested. 

Medication Authorization Form – This form is REQUIRED if your child will bring ANY TYPE OF MEDICATION (over the counter or prescription) on the trip.  The form MUST BE SIGNED BY A PHYSICIAN and A GUARDIAN or the form will be returned to you. You student will not be allowed to bring any medication unless we have this form signed by both a doctor and a parent.

Lakeshore Middle School – Insurance Form – Please read, complete and provide a signature where requested.    

Packing List - provided for your reference. 

Please let us know if you have additional questions.

Thank you!

Mrs.Blumberg, LMS Staff


Lisa VanBuhler


DC Trip Coordinator