Field Trips

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. This process usually begins in late January/early February. To chaperone a field trip you must have your green clearance ($27 fee for all 3 clearance must be paid by chaperone) and pay a $15 fee to attend the field trip.

Field Trip Clearance Information >>

Questions about Field Trip venues should be directed to Tracy Ashbaugh at

2017-18 Mars Elementary PTO Field Trip Schedule

Kindergarten – TBD
Date TBD – AM Classes
Date TBD – PM Classes

1st Grade – Pittsburgh Children’s Museum
May 2 – Shuck, Raible, Boeh, McElheny
May 3 – Moreau, Blasko, Zavacky, Shine
May 4 – Jarvie (Fox), Wright, Rios

2nd Grade – Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
May 24 – Huggins, Haney, Gaydos, Coleman, Park
May 25 – Stenner, Wagner, Schiffhauer, Sinchak, Lindsay, Kolson

3rd Grade – Heinz Field and PNC Park Tours
May 15 – Hartzell, McClelland, Richards, Jones
May 17 – McCoy, McGroarty, Sondej, Semler
May 23 – McMonigal, Morello, Thomas

4th Grade – Just Ducky Tour and Point
May 18 – Felicetti, Lapiska, Petrini
May 22 – Renner, Waters, Summers, Beggs
May 24 – DiLorenzo, Fugh, Davidson, Graff

5th Grade – Carnegie Science Center
May 7 – Fertig, Sepich, Ingoldsby, Zima, Fenio, Banze
May 8 – Mitchell, Lipnicky, VanIddekinge, Madigan

6th Grade – PNC Park Education Days
May 16 – All Classrooms