Dear Potential Chaperones:

Thank you for considering joining us as a chaperone for our 8th grade field trip to BUSCH GARDENS Theme Park on Friday, April 21st.  We plan on leaving Martinez by school bus around 9:30 a.m. Since there is no bus transportation returning to Martinez, you may want to drive your own vehicle to the park or carpool with other chaperones (your child will need transportation home from Busch Gardens as well). Students must ride the bus to Busch Gardens, they will not be able to ride in parent vehicles to the park.

Chaperones will be assigned a group of students, including their own child. The students will be allowed to pick their own groups. The number of students per group will be determined closer to our field trip date.

Field Trip Cost:

$60.00 students (Busch Gardens one-day pass, not including lunch)

If you have a valid Busch Gardens pass there is no cost.

If you would like to be a chaperone, please return the form below and your ticket payment to Ms. Deitz no later than Friday, March 31st.  This can be dropped off at the main office, or sent with your child to room 436.

All chaperones MUST have an approved Y.E.S. Volunteer application on file. Please go to the Hillsborough County Schools website to complete the application. This must be submitted by March 20th in order to allow time for processing.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Deitz at

Thank you! We’re looking forward to a fun day!


The 8th Grade Teachers