Denver Public Schools has canceled all out-of-state and out-of-country student trips due to COVID-19, until further notice. This includes trips to London, Washington DC, New York City and Costa Rica. Global Travel Alliance will be sending each family a follow-up cancellation email with details. If you have any further questions, please reach out to GTA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this time, the YMCA Trips scheduled for May are still on, however that could change as well. We will let families know as soon as we have any information to share.
6th & 7th Grade 2019 YMCA Pictures
We’re pleased to provide students different opportunities to learn and grow outside of the school environment. We offer an end-of-year Outdoor Education Camp for 6th and 7th graders, an optional trip to Washington D.C. for 8th graders, and a variety of optional trips to other countries with staff and parent chaperones. Parent information nights are held for each trip. This is an opportunity for students and parents to learn more about each exciting opportunity. Trips are paid for by families, but McAuliffe staff and parents help organize fundraising efforts and scholarships to make these trips accessible to as many students as possible.
New King Soopers Community Rewards Program
King Soopers has revised its Community Rewards program, so it is now easier than ever to earn money for McAuliffe or your child’s school sponsored trip by shopping for groceries and gas at King Soopers and using your loyalty card! (No more gift cards to be loaded.) Although the new program is much easier to use when shopping, the new program does NOT allow McAuliffe to track individual earnings by family. However, we have set up a self-reporting system that allows parents the bonus of earning money for their child’s individual trip. Please read this update in detail, as this will explain the changes to the King Soopers Fundraiser program and how to sign-up.
New Enrollment Priority Policy for Optional Student Travel
In an effort to accommodate our growing student population and the demand from students signing up for our Optional Student Trips, we are establishing a new priority enrollment for our older students. Please see the attached document which details this policy. Any questions, contact Sherry Beardshear at Sherry_Beardshear@dpsk12.org.
6th & 7th Grade YMCA Trip
All 6th & 7th grade students are invited to participate in the end-of-year experiential education trips to the YMCA Camp.
2020 YMCA Dates
- 6th Grade Boys YMCA Trip to Estes Park – Monday – Wednesday, May 18th – 20th
- 7th Grade Boys YMCA Trip to Snow Mountain Ranch – Monday – Wednesday, May 18th – 20th
- 6th Grade Girls YMCA Trip to Estes Park – Wednesday – Friday, May 20th – 22nd
- 7th Grade Girls YMCA Trip to Snow Mountain Ranch – Wednesday – Friday, May 20th – 22nd
8th Grade Washington DC Trip
Eighth grade students are invited to travel to Washington, DC for 5 days of touring our Nation’s Capital. For more information on this great trip click here. The 2020 Washington DC trip will be May 16th – May 20th.
New York City: Broadway and the Arts
This 6 day, 5 night trip is chock-full of incredible activities: 3 Broadway shows, an acting class, tour of the Met, the Natural History Museum, the 9-11 Memorial…and so much more! For more information click here. The 2020 NYC trip will be May 26th – 30th.
Travel to Costa Rica this Spring Break with Sra. Turkle for adventure and to experience Costa Rican culture. We will also be working on the McAuliffe Project at a farm by planting trees to help restore the rainforest.
2020 Costa Rica Information
May 23rd-May 30th, 2020
Trip Cost: $2,580
Registration due by November 1st, 2019
Contact Sra. Turkle for more info on how to enroll Adriana_turkle@dpsk12.org
Click here to see the Costa Rica flyer.
Book Lovers’ Tour of England