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The 8th grade field trip item will be available March 16 through April 20, 2018.

8th Gr. Promotion and Activities

Promoting Class of 2018

Promotion will be on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Mrs. Avilla's March 1, 2018 Letter

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 12 - Panoramic picture order forms will be distributed to students in Core class.
March 15 - 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
March 19 - Promotion ceremony gown form due.

8th Grade Great America Field Trip
April 20 - Great America permission slip, field trip emergency form, and money due. ($72 for ticket and transportation or $44 for transportation only for students with a season pass).

Great America Field Trip Date
June 4 - Students will report to school at their regular time and go to their first period class to wait for instructions to board the buses.

Promotion Dance and Ceremony Dates

June 1 - Promotion Dance in the Multi-Purpose Room from 7 to 9:30 p.m.  

June 7 - Promotion Ceremony at 6 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 15, 2018. Order forms will be distributed on March 12 and must be returned with the exact amount (either $22 or $40) on the day of the photo if you wish to purchase a picture. The office cannot make change.

8th Grade Promotion Gown Form


The promotion ceremony will be held in the outside courtyard area on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 6 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. Students will borrow a gown for the event and return it following the ceremony. Students may wear a gown from a previous year if they have access to one. The attached gown form is due Monday, March 19, 2018. In order to attend this activity, students must have passing grades in all of their classes for the third trimester.

Great America Trip Paperwork


The Great America trip is scheduled for Monday, June 4, 2018. 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. All students attending the trip must ride the bus to Great America. They will return at approximately 5 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.

For a limited time (March 16 through April 20), the 8th Grade Field Trip items (park entry and transportation or transportation only) will be active at our online RevTrak web store for families wishing to charge their donation. Families may also remit money orders, cash, or checks with the attached Great America permission slip and field trip emergency form to the office.  Checks and money orders should be made payable to "C.M.S." Students with season passes are free to use them but must notify the office by April 20. If a pass is being used, remit only the cost of the round-trip bus fare. No refunds will be given for passes purchased at a later date. Field trip forms must be turned into the school office with either a copy of the online payment receipt, cash, check or money order by April 20.

Any student who has one or more F's at the end of the 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 Dance

The promotion dance will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018, from 7 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 before the June 7 ceremony. To participate in this activity, students must have passing grades in all of their classes by Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

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.


March 1, 2018 Letter
Promotion Gown Form
Great America Field Trip Form
LVJUSD Parent Authorization Form

8th Grade Panoramic Picture 2018

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

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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

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.