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.

The Schedule

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

The Funding

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

$2980 collected

Estimated budget for all 8th grade Promotion activities:  $7000

The Committee

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:

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