8th Gr. Promotion and Activities

Promoting Class of 2014

Promotion will be on Thursday, June 12, 2014.

8th Gr. Promotion Fundraisers at Mr. Pickles

The Christensen PTA 8th Grade Promotion Committee has two dine out fundraisers planned at Mr. Pickles located at 385 S Livermore Avenue.  Bring your family and friends to Mr. Pickles on Wednesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 28, between 4 and 7 p.m. and they will donate 20 percent back to the CMS PTA.  No flyer is necessary. 

Thank you!

8th Gr. Promotion Dance Donation Requests

The CMS PTA Eighth Grade Promotion Dance Group is requesting gift card and monetary donations for the dance.  Please click HERE ( for the Jooners link to sign up to donate an available item.

The Aloha CMS themed eighth grade promotion dance will be held in the Multi Purpose Room on Friday, June 6.

If you have any questions contact Holley Nordvik at

Thank you.

8th Grade Promotion Dance Donations and Volunteers

The CMS PTA 8th Grade Promotion Committee would like to invite you to sign up for the 8th Grade Promotion Dance. Please click on the link below and consider signing up for an available item or job.
You can view the complete sign up sheet here: 8th Grade Promotion Dance. If you have any questions contact Holley Nordvik at /* */

Know someone who could use Jooners? Click here to invite.Thank you for your participation!

Rosanne Tirona-Castillo

March 3, 2014

Dear 8th Grade Parents,

It is never too early to provide information about 8th grade activities.  With this in mind, we need to inform you of specific information about the Great America trip and other promotion activities.  It is our intent to continue to inform families with the hope of avoiding any last minute confusion. 

Please save this letter to refer to throughout the upcoming months.


Panoramic Picture

March 13       Panoramic picture order forms will be passed out to students in
                       Core class.

March 20       Panoramic picture will be taken in the afternoon.
                       The price for the picture (not framed) is $22.
                       The price for the framed picture is  $40.

Promotion Gown and Great America

March 24       Promotion ceremony gown order form and donation money ($22.00).
March 24       Great America permission slip, field trip emergency form, and money. 
                       ($67 for ticket and transportation or $38 for transportation only for
                       students with a season pass).

Promotion Dance and Ceremony Dates

June 6            Promotion Dance in the Multi-Purpose Room from
                        7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

June 12          Promotion Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. in the CMS Courtyard.

Please see the back of this letter for detailed information about these upcoming events and complete the enclosed permission forms by the set deadlines.


Pat Avilla

8th Grade Panoramic Picture

The 8th grade panoramic picture will be taken on Thursday, March 20, 2014.  Order forms will be passed out on March 13th and must be returned with (either $22 or $40) on the day of the photo if you wish to purchase a picture. 

Great America Trip


The Great America trip is scheduled for Monday, June 9, 2014.  Students will report to school at the regular time, go to their first period class and be called to board the bus at approximately 8:45 a.m.  They will return at approximately 7:00 p.m. the same day.  Please be advised that if any student is caught by park security breaking any rules/regulations, he/she will be detained by park security and parents will be responsible for their child’s transportation home from the park.

All students attending the trip must ride the bus to Great America.  Money orders, cash, or checks with the attached Great America permission slip and field trip emergency form should be turned into the office.  Checks should be made payable to “C.M.S.” Students with season passes are free to use them but must notify us by March 24th. 

No refunds will be given for passes purchased at a later date.  If a pass is being used, remit only the cost of the round-trip bus fare.

Any student who has one or more F’s at the end of 2nd trimester will not attend the trip.  Any student who does not attend the trip is expected to attend school on the day of the trip.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony


The promotion ceremony will be held in the outside courtyard area on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  In an effort to enhance the promotion ceremony and limit clothing cost for families, all promoting 8th grade students at Christensen Middle School will wear royal blue promotion gowns.  Order forms for gowns and $22.00 donation are due Monday, March 24, 2014.

8th Promotion Dance

The promotion dance will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  In order to provide an opportunity for family and friends to celebrate together, all of the Livermore middle schools will be hosting their celebration the Friday evening before the June 12th ceremony. 

Please be on the lookout for more information regarding this event as there is a parent committee dedicated to coordinating the details.

In order for your child to have a memorable night and fantastic experience, we need your input when planning this event.  Parent volunteers are crucial to this event’s success.  This celebration is hosted entirely by 8th grade parent volunteers.  If you are interested in assisting the 8th grade promotion parent team or have contacts that could supply donations, please contact the CMS PTA.

Promotion Ceremony Gown Form

Great America Form

Parental Authorization for Field Trip Form

January 15, 2014

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PTA 8th Grade Promotion Team News

For more information regarding the activities of the CMS PTA 8th Grade Promotion Team, please visit their website at