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Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2023

Dear families,


We are beyond thrilled to offer a 5th grade Outdoor Education Overnight Trip! From Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, your student and teachers will be embarking on an adventure to the Catalina Island Marine Institute at Toyon Bay (CIMI), which provides your child opportunities for discovery in marine science and ocean adventure. Please click the links on this page to view a virtual visit, read answers to frequently asked questions, and review the health and safety protocols at camp.

The overall cost of this unforgettable experience is $400 per student. This includes:


  • Student participation fee (including all labs and snorkeling!) for 3 days and 2 nights

  • Meals while at camp

  • Transportation via charter ferry

  • An OVSD Health Tech on site


We are holding an Info Night on Tuesday, Nov 8 at 4pm in the MPR. I will introduce the teachers attending the field trip, provide a presentation on CIMI, and answer your questions. We will also discuss fundraising options for camperships as this is a trip for ALL students.


We ask that you read and consider the intent options, as the Intent Form will be given at Info Night. Know that we will work with families in need of financial assistance through camperships; all fifth-grade students are welcome to attend. Checks must be made out to Village View Elementary School and please write CIMI in the memo.


We look forward to bringing this amazing adventure to our fifth graders!



Mrs. Benane & the CIMI Team

PS: Intent Forms are due Thu Nov 10.


Payment, permission slip, and health form are due Fri Nov 18 by 9am.


Official forms distributed at Info Night

Option 1: Pay in full $400.

Option 2: My child wishes to attend; however, I will need to contact the Office to discuss financial options available at this time. 

Option 3: Opt out. My child does not wish to attend the Overnight Trip.

Kindness Option: I wish to pay $____ towards the campership of another student.

Please submit Intent Form to the Front Office by 11/10/2022

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