Coloma Gold Rush Trip

Coloma Gold Rush Trip


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Click here for the 2018 - 3rd grade letter to be signed and returned 
(Please complete the bottom of the form and initial payment of $200 to the front office by June 8th, 2018)

This excellent educational opportunity is offered to all of our 4th grade families each year to support students understanding of the history of the State of California, a critical learning standard.  There is absolutely nothing like an old-fashioned hands-on constructivist approach to learning about our State’s history!

“The Coloma Outdoor Discovery School’s Gold Rush program is designed for fourth graders, and is correlated with the California Content Standards. Our intention is to celebrate the culture, music, and folklore of the California Gold Rush while using lessons of the past to awaken students’ interest and sense of responsibility for the environment.  At CODS, students live the Gold Rush: stories, songs, skits, and characterizations all help to convey the social and economic community of early Coloma. Students will walk in the footsteps of the 49ers and experience some of the challenges of surviving away from home.  All of the educational programs at the Outdoor School operate around the concept of respect: for nature, oneself, and others.”

When is this 4th grade educational opportunity taking place for my child?

Next year’s 4th grade Coloma Outdoor Discovery Adventure, 2018, is scheduled for Monday, November 26th – Wednesday, November 28th.

What is the cost of this program and how do the payments work?

The total cost for attending this program is $330.00 per child.   An initial deposit of $200 is due Friday, June 8th, 2018, with the 2nd payment of $130 due Friday, October 19th, 2018.  Please make checks out to ‘Dixie School District’ with child’s name in the note section.  We also offer PayPal as a payment option (see below)

Who is collecting money for this program?

Send all checks to the front office.

Will there be an informational meeting to ask questions about this event?

Yes! On at our Back to School Night event on (Date TBD) our 4th grade team will hold an informational meeting. This is a fantastic opportunity to raise questions regarding lodging, activities, time, chaperones, overnight information, transportation, medication, safety, parent support, communication, etc.

Payment Options

  1. Cash/Check: Collected at school, no extra fee
  2. Credit card via Cheddar Up Platform: Online, 3.5% fee Click this link for credit card or e-check option
  3. e-check via Cheddar Up Platform: Online, 0.45% fee,  Click this link for credit card or e-check option
  4. Paypal: Online, 2.2% fee, see below for this option
2018 Coloma Payment
Name of Child Attending

Contact Us

Mary E. Silveira Elementary School
Dixie School District

375 Blackstone Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 492-3741

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