8th Gr. Promotion and Activities

Promoting Class of 2018

Promotion will be on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

May 24, 2018 Letter

May 24, 2018

Dear 8th Grade Parents/Guardians,

This school year is winding down and 8th grade promotion is ten school days away!  With that in mind, we have a few reminders for our families regarding the 8th grade end of the year activities.

All 8th graders will be released to go home at 12:25 p.m. on Thursday, June 7.  We will not be releasing 8th graders early. If you need to sign your child out before 12:25, please remember those students who are promoting will be rehearsing until approximately 11 a.m. It is important that all students who are participating in promotion be at the rehearsal.

Promoting students need to arrive in the gym no later than 5:30 p.m. on the night of promotion, June 7.  All students are expected to be dress code appropriate (no gum, hats, strapless, spaghetti straps, halter top dresses, sagging pants, etc.). Also, all students must wear the royal blue Promotion Ceremony Gown. This is an important event and we want to ensure that all students are dressed appropriately. If you have any questions about the dress code, please refer to page 4 of the student planner or come to the office to ask.

There will be no reserved seating, except for handicap seating, at the promotion ceremony.  The gates will remain locked on the day of promotion until 5:15 pm. If you or a family member has a special need, please call the office to prearrange an accommodation.  We ask that all families respect the handicap seating areas and are considerate of others. We have limited seating with the chairs available. We also ask that families do not bring noisemakers (as they can create huge distractions), balloons (which can obstruct the view), or animals to the ceremony. Thank you for your cooperation.

We look forward to seeing you at the ceremony. Please call the office at (925) 606-4702 if you have any questions.



Pat Avilla


8th Grade Promotion Activities


Gown Distribution Day - Thursday, May 31
Promotion gowns will be distributed immediately after school on Thursday, May 31, in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Promotion Celebration Dance - Friday, June 1, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Eighth grade students attending the dance must present their current CMS photo ID card at the door for admittance. Students who do not adhere to the District dress code will not be permitted to enter the dance.

* Please note students must be passing all of their classes for the 3rd trimester as of Wednesday, May 30, in order to attend the dance.

Great America Trip - Monday, June 4
Those students who are attending the Great America trip should report to their first period class at the usual time.  Buses will return to CMS at approximately 5 p.m. for parent pick-up.

Those students not attending the Great America Field Trip will be given an alternate schedule for the day.

Promotion Ceremony - Thursday, June 7, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Gates will open at 5: 15 p.m.  Promoting students should arrive at the Gym by 5:30 p.m. dressed in their gowns.  Students are not allowed to carry flowers or balloons during promotion. Adult presence is required to reserve seating for up to 5. Staff members will monitor reserve seating to ensure adult presence.

** Handicap seating is available. Please call the office in advance to insure we have an adequate number of seats. Along with the handicap seating, one companion seat will be made available.

*** In order to attend this activity, students must have passing grades in all of their classes for the third trimester.

Following the conclusion of the ceremony, students with gowns on loan from CMS are to return the borrowed gowns in the "Gown Return Bin" located at each of the main exit gates as they leave campus.

May 24, 2018 Letter

PTA 8th Gr. Promotion Dance Committee Needs Your Help

We know that the end of the year is a busy time, but the CMS PTA 8th Grade Promotion Dance Committee needs a few volunteers to help with the CMS 8th Grade Promotion Dance "Big City Nights" on Friday, June 1. This memorable event is hosted by the CMS PTA and 8th grade parents.  If you can pitch in. please sign-up to help at:

All help is greatly appreciated!

PTA 8th Gr. Promotion Dance Committee Meetings

The PTA 8th Gr. Promotion Dance Committee will meet in the MPR at 7 p.m. on May 15, May 22, May 29 and June 5.  

Mrs. Avilla's March 1, 2018 Letter

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8th Grade Panoramic Picture 2018

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PTA Letter to Parents Requesting Donations, Feb. 9, 2018

To our 8th Grade Parents,

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December 6, 2017 Letter

Dear Parents/Guardians:

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PTA Letter to 8th Grade Parents, Nov. 14, 2017

To Our Valued 8th Grade Parents,

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Promotion Gown and Field Trip Forms

Promotion Gown Form 
   Due 3/19/2018

Great America Field Trip Form 
   Due 4/20/18

LVJUSD Parent Authorization Form 
   Due 4/20/18

The 8th grade field trip item is no longer available on RevTrak.

8th Grade Panoramic Picture Information

The 8th Grade Panoramic Picture was taken on March 15. The panoramic picture price is $22 and can be ordered online only at this time.  The office will not be accepting late payments.  The framed panoramic picture option is no longer available. To place an online order for the photo only, please click HERE.  Sales tax will be added to online orders.