8th Grade Promotion Information
8th Grade Promotion
8th Grade Promotion is a 2 day event: starting with the Promotion Ceremony and Reception, followed by a Dance on Tuesday of the last week of school. On Wednesday the 8th Graders spend a day together with activities planned by this committee. The student committee joins the FFO volunteers in planning the entire event, which includes the construction of the elaborate decorations.
Please note, this is the schedule as it currently stands and the activities and times are subject to change.
Tuesday May 19
6:30 - 7:30pm Promotion Ceremony in the ECMS MPR
7:30pm Cookies and Drinks for students and family members in the Commons outdoor area
8pm Dinner Service from Costa Vida for students only in the Commons
8 pm - 10pm Dance for students in the Commons
Wednesday May 20
7:30pm Start of school
9am Students board buses to Bowling Alley
11am Students board buses to Park
11:30am Lunch and Games at the Park
2pm Students return to school and are given a red carpet send-off
All of the 8th Grade Promotion Activities are funded by the 8th Grade Parents and coordinated by the 8th Grade Parent Planning Committee. No general FFO funds are used.
1st source of funding: Donations by 8th Grade Parents
All parents/guardians are asked to donate $50 per student to the fund. This is done in the in-Touch payment system, by selecting your students name, selecting "shop items at school", and then selecting "8th grade promotion". Any amount can be donated, however the suggested donation is $50. If you are unsure if you have donated, in the in-touch system, look at your payment history by selecting your student's name and then "purchase history". Please note that any general donations made during the year cannot be used for the 8th grade promotion.
2nd source of funding: Specific Fundraisers
The second source of funds is to run specific fundraisers. Last year, the committee was very successful
selling DQ treats afterschool in the April/May timeframe. The committee will be deciding if other
fundraisers are warranted.
What does my donation pay for?
Cookies and Drinks after the promotion for students and family/friends (including gluten-free options)
Full dinner for all students catered by Costa Vida
DJ for the dance
Materials for decorations for the Dance
Rental of buses
Rental of the bowling alley
Catered lunch at the Park
Current State of Fundraising as of 3/6/2020:
227 8th Grade Students
Donations made in the name of 60 students
Estimated budget for all 8th grade Promotion activities: $7000
Much of the 8th Grade Promotion activities are planned by the students, but we need parents and friends to help out. We have established a committee chaired by Justine Annucci-Bonomolo. Please consider helping Justine and the 8th Grade Promotion Committee.
Committee Meeting: Wednesday, March 11 @ 9am in the ECMS Library (Note, there is no late start)
If you are interested in helping but cannot attend the meeting, please fill in the contact form below: