5/17/24

Dear Eighth Grade Families, 

We are so excited to celebrate your children’s graduation from Assumption Catholic School, whether they have been here for one year or for twelve – these kids have really come together as a class. We want to get a few things on your calendars now so that you can prepare for this special day. 

  • The eighth-grade retreat is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28th and 29th at Camp Lutherwood on Lake Samish. This is an overnight event. The food is provided by the eighth-grade parents (four meals + snacks). This is being planned by Steph and Anne (our room parents), and they will be reaching out to you parents to help prepare, deliver, and serve meals at the retreat center. I will send carpool and packing details about the retreat next week. *I can currently transport 3 kids to the retreat and 10 kids home, so I will need more driver volunteers.  
  • Multicultural Fair May 31st, 7-8:30PM. Kids share their Legacy Projects with the school in the 8th grade classroom. Come dressed as your relative or as yourself! 
  • Kids will be given their yearbooks on June 3rd so that they can have younger kids sign them.  
  • We will have a Farewell Assembly for our eighth graders on Monday, June 3rd from 10:00 – 11:00 in the gym. Parents are invited to this. It will be a chance for the rest of the school to recognize these graduates and say goodbye to them. It is also a time for graduates to recognize and thank their teachers.  
  • Students’ last day of school will be Wednesday, June 5th. They may plan a last afternoon activity (last year was a water balloon fight and slip n’ slide extravaganza). This is planned and implemented by the students; I supervise. I’d love to have a treat (we usually make ice cream sundaes) provided by parents, so if this is something you can plan, please arrive by 2:20 to serve up.  
  • On Thursday, June 6, graduation rehearsal will begin at 8:30 am in the church. Students come to the classroom and we will walk over together. They do not need to bring gowns to the rehearsal, but they should dress nicely, since the brunch is right afterwards.  
  • Following the rehearsal, brunch will be served by the seventh-grade students and their parents in the gym from approximately 10 – 11:30 am. The lunch will include a time for all awards and honor roll. (Awards are not given at the graduation in the evening.) This lunch is for two adults (parents or other special adults) and the graduates only– it does not include siblings and extended family. Teachers of eighth graders will also join us for this brunch based on their schedules. 
  • Graduation will be on Thursday, June 6th at 5 pm at Church of the Assumption. Graduates will need to be here no later than 4:40 pm on that day and will meet in the Stafford Room dressed in their gowns to prepare for the procession. 
  • We will provide gowns for the students to wear at graduation, usually a couple days in advance. Please don’t forget to bring these to graduation at 4:40. Most students dress up under their gowns. Please be sure that you follow school modesty guidelines for when you take your gown off (no spaghetti straps – unless you have a shawl or sweater to wear over it, and no low cut, or super short dresses, etc.). Guys can wear a shirt/tie and slacks. A suit jacket is optional. 
  • Diplomas can be picked up in the office any time after June 10th.  

We can’t wait for the excitement of these end-of-the-year activities! 

Sincerely, 

Mrs. Eusebio and Mr. Anderson

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