Field Trips

Field Trips

Field Trip Committee

Primary Center
Misty Cope

Keri Mudalgikar

Crystal Ranson

The PTO sponsors and coordinates fields trips for every class, grades K-6. The PTO covers the cost of admission and bussing for each student. In addition, the PTO provides a class t-shirt to every student to be worn on their field trip and on their field day. Students must pack a lunch or order through the cafeteria.

Field trips require parent chaperones. Teachers are responsible for selecting chaperones, and each classroom teacher selects between 3 and 5 parents. To chaperone a field trip you must have your Independent Volunteer clearance ($27 fee for all 3 clearance must be paid by chaperone) and pay a $15 fee to attend the field trip.

*This paperwork needs to be completed each school year regardless of your volunteer status the previous year.

The deadline for the 2023-2024 school year is December 1.

Questions about Field Trip venues should be directed to the committee members listed above.

If you have a question about your child’s field trip day, please contact your teacher!

Parents/guardians who are interested in serving as Elementary (K-6) Field Trip Chaperones, must be approved Independent Volunteers. In accordance with District Policy 916 Volunteers, to apply to be an Independent Volunteer, individuals must:

  1. Complete a District Volunteer Application (available online at
  2. Obtain the following clearances:
    – PA Child Abuse History Check (Act 151) —
    – PA Criminal History Check (Act 34) —
    – FBI Federal Criminal History Check (Act 114) —
  3. Be approved by Mars Area School Board. (Note: Upon Board approval, Independent Volunteers will be placed on an “Approved Independent Volunteers List” that will be provided to the Building Principal.)

Those parents/guardians, who submit all required information and clearances by December 1st 2023, will be listed on the School Board agenda for approval at the next board meeting. For more information, visit

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