Promoting Class of 2013
Promotion will be on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
May 31, 2013
Dear 8th Grade Parents/Guardians,
All 8th graders will be released to go home at 12:25 p.m. on Thursday, June 13th. We will not be releasing 8th graders early. If you need to check your child out, 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 13th. 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, so please consider bringing chairs for extra family members to sit. 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.
March 4, 2013
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.
March 21 Panoramic picture order forms will be passed out to students in Core class
March 22 Panoramic picture taken in the afternoon. Money due on day of picture. The price for the picture (not framed) is $22. The price for the framed picture is $40.
Promotion Gown and Great America Trip Monies Due
March 28 Promotion ceremony gown money is due ($20.00). Must have form attached.
March 28 Great America permission slip, field trip emergency form, and money are due. ($65 for ticket and transportation or $35 for transportation only for students with a season pass).
Promotion Dance and Ceremony Dates
June 7 Promotion Dance in the Multi-Purpose Room from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
June 13 Promotion Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. in the CMS Courtyard
Please see the below for detailed information about these upcoming events and complete the enclosed permission forms by the set deadlines.
8th Grade Panoramic Picture
The 8th grade panoramic picture will be taken on Friday, March 22, 2013. Order forms will be passed out the day before the photo is taken and must be returned with payment (either $22 or $40) on the day of the photo.
Great America Trip
THURSDAY, MARCH 28th IS THE DEADLINE FOR TURNING IN MONEY FOR GREAT AMERICA.
The Great America trip is scheduled for Monday, June 10, 2013. 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 mustride the bus to Great America. We will be accepting payment for the trip March 12th through March 28th. 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 prior to Thursday, March 28th.
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 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.
IMPORTANT: March 12th – March 28th is the only time that money may be turned in. No late payment will be accepted
8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
THURSDAY, MARCH 28th IS THE DEADLINE FOR TURNING IN MONEY FOR PROMOTION GOWNS.
The promotion ceremony will be held in the outside courtyard area on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 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 and payment for gowns are due Thursday, March 28, 2013.
8th Promotion Dance
The promotion dance will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013 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 13th 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 you 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.
December 18, 2012
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El 7 de enero del 2013
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El Charro Fundraiser on February 7, 2013
Bring a copy of the El Charro Fundraiser Flyer on February 7 for dine in or take out orders and they will donate 20% of the proceeds to our CMS/PTA 8th Grade Promotion group.