2020 CIMI 5th Grade Trip Information
April 1-3, 2020
The 5th grade students have a wonderful opportunity to attend a marine biology trip to Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI). This 3 day/2 night camp is from Wednesday through Friday.
We contracted for 100 spaces at the camp. Spaces are reserved for students on a first come, first served basis. We can increase our contracted number until Nov. 1. Our cost, as a school, for the contracted 100 spaces is $28,000. However, if all 130 students decide to go, the cost will rise to about $36,400. That averages out to $280 per student. This price includes round trip transportation by boat, lodging, meals, wet suit, snorkeling gear, and the instructional program.
There is no mandatory fee charged to any student for participating. However, funding for this trip relies entirely on parent donations and fundraising, the PTA is offering student grants to students who are unable to pay the full total for their trip, but we ask that students and parents work to pay as much as they are able for the experience. Park Western must send in the total deposit of $100 per person no later than October 31st. If we are unable to raise all the money we need for this trip by winter break (Dec. 15), we will cancel the trip. Money donated by families in the form of checks, money orders or online payments will be returned if the trip is cancelled. Fundraised money will not be returned, but will be considered a donation and used to fund other 5th grade events.
We need everyone’s help to make this trip happen. In the forms area there are sample letters your child could send to businesses or family and friends asking for donations toward the trip. Please consider having your child participate in raising the money for his or her own trip, it will mean more to them if they have had a part in getting there.
Commitment form and $100 deposit are due by
Oct. 31, 2019 to reserve a spot for your child.
Please send checks or money orders made out to PWP/PTA along with your commitment form to the office (please no cash!), or you can pay online with a credit card here and have your child deliver just the form to the office:
Forms for download:
If you have concerns, questions or fundraising suggestions, please contact Mrs. Son or parent rep. Yvonne Campuzano.