Mrs. Johnston's Retirement Trip

Thank Mrs. Johnston for her commitment to you, her students, over these 45 years at Pine View and send her on a SURPRISE TRIP to Paris for her retirement!

This is Mrs. Johnston’s last semester teaching at Pine View. For 45 years she has inspired Pine View students and been a major part of making Pine View a special place. AP European History. AP Art History. World History. Anthropology. World Religions. Speech and Debate. History Club. More than 3,000 students have enjoyed these classic Pine View experiences. I took classes with Mrs. Johnston all 4 years of high school. I’ll never forget the French Revolution skits and Nuremberg Trials in 9th grade World History, the Enlightenment Salon and Munich Conference in 10th grade AP European History, the Berlin Wall and American Revolution simulations in 10th and 11th grade, and the night at the Ringling Museum in 12th grade AP Art History. I know that her other students have similar fond memories of their time in her classes. We all have much to thank her for – her dedication and unwavering commitment to her students during her time at Pine View.

We all know the French Revolution is one of her favorite topics to teach and Paris is a landmark destination for Art History. However, Mrs. Johnston has never been to Paris!

Please help me make it possible for her to see the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, and other Parisian treasures in person rather than on a slideshow. Her impact on the Pine View community is immeasurable, and by donating you can help us show our appreciation.

We are estimating the $9,000 to include the following:
1. Round-trip airfare between Tampa and Paris. $2000
2. Lodging for 14 nights. $2100
3. Food and wine. $700
4. Museum passes. $300
5. Paris Metro pass. $150
6. Seine River Cruise and other tours. $250
7. Fees and miscellaneous. $150
8. Bring Mr. Johnston! $3,350

Please note: For those who prefer to write a check, please make it out to Eve Johnston (Memo:  Mrs. Johnston's retirement gift).  Grissim Walker (PV '82), has volunteered his PO Box as a drop point:  PO Box 15726, Sarasota, FL 34277. If anyone wants to donate mileage for a ticket or something else for her trip, please email [email redacted].

Please also share this page with your friends from Pine View. Remember to keep this secret from Mrs. Johnston, so we can surprise her at her retirement!

Thank you,

Andrew Grass
Pine View Class of 2012


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