Washington DC Travel (TRIP IS FULL)

Update 10/22/18:

Our trip to Washington DC is currently full! If you are interested in joining, please contact Mrs. Aisha Thomas directly at taisha@psdschools.org 


To Parents/Guardians of incoming 4th and 5th Graders,

You are receiving this letter as a parent of child who will be in 4th or 5th grade in the spring of 2019. Your child is being invited for an educational travel program offered in partnership with EF Tours. This trip is being assembled as something special for our students to have the opportunity of seeing and doing while bringing their American history classroom lessons to life.

This trip will have students from the FRHS feeder elementary schools, along with myself, Alissa McEachern (Traut Principal), staff sponsors, and a city tour guide. Parents can also attend as a participant! Students who attend must maintain a positive behavior record at this school with no major office referrals or suspensions. This trip is being led by the Principals of Zach Elementary and Traut Core Knowledge Elementary.

In June 2019, We will be leading a 4-day student trip to Washington, D.C.! We’re going to experience amazing places such as the U.S. Capitol Building, Mount Vernon and the Smithsonian Museums. Your child will be able to relate these places to the current curriculum, and also discover how these places have helped shape our past, present and future. This tour will allow students to gain new perspectives not only of themselves but also the world around them.

There will be hosting informational meetings on Thursday, September 6th from 6:45-7:15pm at Zach Elementary (3715 Kechter Road, 80528) and Wednesday, Sept 12th from 6:30-7:00pm at Traut Elementary (2515 Timberwood Dr, Fort Collins, 80528). If you are interested in your child traveling with this program, please attend one of these meeting to learn more about our itinerary, safety plans and trip costs.

Families can sign up online beginning at the time of receiving this letter (deposit required). Enrollment is first come-first serve and will be capped at 40 participants (adults included).

Enrollment Flyer

Two easy ways to enroll:



Phone: 888-333-9756

To enroll you’ll need your tour number: 2032609TF

If you are unable to attend the meeting, yet are interested in this travel experience, please check our website https://zac.psdschools.org/ for all the information. I hope you consider this learning adventure for your child! We’ll see you at the meeting.

Warm regards,

Aisha Thomas, Zach Elementary Principal

Presentation from Aisha Thomas