The Kennedy PTO is Holding a Spot for You!

The PTO is looking for involved community members to join the team to allow us to continue supporting all of our amazing programs at Kennedy! We are looking for people like YOU to help with large and small roles to help the PTO run smoothly.

Board elections will be held at our May meeting. Come vote, support your friends, or just hang out with us on Wednesday, May 30 at 7 pm at Canyon Inn at 587 Canyon Road in Redwood City.

The proposed members/volunteers are:

BOARD POSITIONS
  • President – OPEN
  • Vice President – OPEN
  • Treasurer – Philippe Jamotte
  • Communications – Kate Stevenson
  • Secretary – Cathy Ammenti
  • Auditor – OPEN
COMMITTEE POSITIONS
  • PE Clothes – Eva Weppner
  • Book Fair – Inez Jackson
  • Graduation Chair – Evro King
  • Direct Drive – Vaugn and Tashina
  • Auction Committee Chairs – Merideth Heite and Andre Bobo
  • Teacher Appreciation Coordinator(s) – OPEN
  • Fundraising Chair(s) (eat-outs, eScrip, box tops, etc.) – OPEN
  • Grant Writer(s)- OPEN
  • Music Booster(s) – OPEN

If you know any incoming 6th grade parents joining Kennedy next year who may be interested in joining the PTO, please pass this along. Questions? Please email info@kennedycougarspto.org.

 

Today is “Stand UP For Public Schools” day! Please support Kennedy!

Please join Kennedy Middle School in supporting the nation-wide “Stand UP For Public Schools” event on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018.

In order for the Kennedy PTO to continue to support all of the wonderful work our teachers and staff do to maintain and enhance our students’ learning experience we need your help. Please make a contribution to our amazing Kennedy programs, every dollar helps make the following possible:

  • Art program support for materials and supplies in the art elective classes
  • Instrumental music support for music supplies, instrument repair and field trips
  • Physical fitness program support for sports equipment, repairs and replacement
  • Drama program support for theater production expenses
  • After school clubs support for adult supervision and guidance of clubs
  • STEAM event support for materials and teacher guidance for student driven projects
  • 8th grade graduation support for the student graduation celebration
  • Family Center support for counseling services for students and families
  • Grade specific field trips scholarship support for expeditionary field trips

If every family made a $100 donation per student we would make our goal for this year!

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DONATE NOW!

Every dollar counts. Every donation counts. Every student counts.

Thank you for being part of the Kennedy Middle School community!

For more information on the campaign visit: www.standup4publicschools.org. You can also drop your donation off in the PTO box in the Kennedy office.

 ¡El 9 de mayo es el día de defender a las escuelas públicas (Stand UP For Public Schools)!
¡Apoya a Kennedy!

  Únase a la escuela secundaria Kennedy para apoyar el evento nacional día de defender a la escuela pública (Stand UP For Public Schools) el 9 de mayo de 2018.
Para que Kennedy PTO continúe apoyando todo el maravilloso trabajo que nuestros maestros y personal hacen para mantener y mejorar la experiencia de aprendizaje de nuestros estudiantes, necesitamos su ayuda. Por favor, hagan una contribución a nuestros increíbles programas Kennedy, cada dólar ayuda a hacer posible lo siguiente:
  • Apoyo al programa de arte para materiales y suministros en las clases electivas de arte
  • Soporte de música instrumental para suministros de música, reparación de instrumentos y excursiones
  • Soporte del programa de aptitud física para equipos deportivos, reparaciones y reemplazos
  • Soporte de programa de drama para gastos de producción teatral
  • Apoyo de clubes después de la escuela para la supervisión de un adulto y orientación de los clubes
  • Asistencia de eventos STEAM para materiales y orientación del docente para proyectos dirigidos por estudiantes
  • Apoyo la graduación de 8 ° grado para la celebración de la graduación de estudiantes
  • Apoyo del Centro Familiar para servicios de asesoramiento para estudiantes y familias
  • Apoyo de becas para viajes de campo específicos para viajes de campo expedicionarios
Si cada familia hiciera una donación de $ 100 por estudiante, ¡haríamos nuestra meta para este año!

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¡DONE AHORA!

Cada dólar cuenta. Cada donación cuenta. Cada estudiante cuenta.
¡Gracias por ser parte de la comunidad de escuela secundaria Kennedy!
Para obtener más información sobre la campaña, visite: www.standup4publicschools.org. También puede dejar su donación en la caja de PTO en la oficina de Kennedy.

Next week is Teacher Appreciation week and we need YOUR help!

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week at Kennedy Middle School! Let’s show our teachers and staff how much they mean to us by donating food or contributing funds to provide them with delicious, healthy treats.

The PTO is sponsoring events throughout the week such as a yogurt and granola bar on Monday and fajita bar on Thursday but we need your help! Please consider signing up to donate food or make a monetary contribution and we’ll shop for you!

Please sign up to help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4eadab2dab9-teacher

Latest Updates from the PTO

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, April 24, 7-8:30 pm: PTO Meeting, Harry’s Hofbrau
  • Thursday, April 26: Spring Concert
  • Wednesday, May 2, 4-9 pm: Dine out at Galeotti’s Pizzeria
  • Tuesday, May 15, 4-9 pm: Dine out at The Habit Burger
  • Monday, May 28: NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 29, 7-8:30 pm: PTO Meeting, Harry’s Hofbrau

Please visit the Kennedy PTO website for more information on these and other upcoming events. And don’t forget to Like Us on Facebook!

Próximas fechas importantes

  • Martes, 24 de abril, 7-8: 30 pm: reunión de PTO, Harry’s Hofbrau
  • Jueves, 26 de abril: Concierto de primavera
  • Miércoles, 2 de mayo, de 4 a 9 pm: cena en Pizzeria Galeotti
  • Martes, 15 de mayo, de 4 a 9 pm: cena en The Habit Burger
  • Lunes, 28 de mayo: NO HAY CLASES – Día Conmemorativo
  • Martes, 29 de mayo, 7-8: 30 pm: reunión de PTO, Harry’s Hofbrau

Visite el sitio web de Kennedy PTO para obtener más información sobre estos y otros eventos futuros. ¡Y no olvide darnos un <Me gusta> en Facebook!

Next PTO Meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 24th

The next Kennedy PTO meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 24 from 7 to 8:30 pm at Harry’s Hofbrau (1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City). View the agenda for this meeting.

If you are a parent or guardian of a Kennedy student, then you are part of the Kennedy PTO! Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend these meetings!

To learn more about the Kennedy PTO, join us on Tuesday or go to the PTO Meeting Details page to view upcoming meeting dates, past meeting minutes, and open volunteer opportunities.

La próxima reunión de Kennedy PTO es el martes, 24 de abril

La próxima reunión de Kennedy PTO es el miércoles, 24 de abril a las 7:00 en Harry’s Hofbrau (1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City). Ver la agenda de esta reunión.

Si usted es padre o tutor de un estudiante de Kennedy, ¡entonces forma parte del PTO de Kennedy! ¡Todos son animados y bienvenidos a asistir!

Para obtener más información sobre el PTO de Kennedy, únete a nosotros el martes o ve a la página de detalles de la reunión de PTO para ver las próximas fechas de las reuniones, los minutos de las reuniones pasadas y las oportunidades de voluntariado abiertas.

Family dine-outs in May!

Join other Kennedy families for our next dine-out events to raise funds for our Kennedy kids!

Tuesday, May 2: Galeotti’s Pizzeria
Wednesday, May 15: The Habit Burger

Just come anytime between 4 pm and 9 pm and mention that you are dining out for Kennedy Middle School when you place your order and 20% of the price of your meal will go back to Kennedy! Valid for dine-in or take-out orders.

Galeotti’s Pizzeria is located at 3121 Jefferson Avenue (at the corner of Alameda de las Pulgas). Visit their website to see the full menu or to order online.

The Habit is located in Sequoia Station at 1111 El Camino Real. Check out their website for the full menu or to order online.

Be sure to check the PTO calendar for other dine-out dates this year.

¡Cenas familiares en mayo!

¡Únase a otras familias de Kennedy para nuestros próximos eventos de cenas para recaudar fondos para nuestros niños de Kennedy!

Miércoles, 2 de mayo:  Pizzeria Galeotti
Martes, 15 de mayo: The Habit Burger

Venga a cualquier hora entre las 4 pm y las 9 pm y mencione que viene para la recaudación de fondos de Kennedy Middle School cuando haga su pedido y el 20% del precio de su comida se le devolverá a Kennedy. Válido para pedidos de comida o comida para llevar.

Galeotti’s Pizzeria está ubicada en 3121 Jefferson Avenue (en la esquina de Alameda de las Pulgas). Visite su sitio web para ver el menú completo o para ordenar en línea.

The Habit se encuentra en la estación Sequoia en 1111 El Camino Real. Consulte su sitio web para obtener el menú completo o para ordenar en línea.

Asegúrese de revisar el calendario de PTO para otras fechas de cenas este año.

The Kennedy PTO NEEDS YOU!

The Kennedy PTO has many opportunities for our community to get involved! Can you help with the 8th grade graduation events? Help manage the PTO budget? Write grants? We are looking to fill both small and large positions in various areas of the organization.

Visit the Volunteer page of the Kennedy PTO website or come to an upcoming PTO meeting to find out how you can help. It’s a great way to stay involved and support your child’s education and the community!

¡El PTO de Kennedy TE NECESITA!

¡El PTO de Kennedy tiene muchas oportunidades para que nuestra comunidad participe! ¿Puedes ayudar con los eventos de graduación de octavo grado?¿Ayuda a administrar el presupuesto de PTO? Escribir subvenciones? Estamos buscando llenar puestos pequeños y grandes en varias áreas de la organización.

Visite la página de Voluntarios del sitio web de la PTO de Kennedy o asista a la próxima reunión de PTO para averiguar cómo puede ayudar. ¡Es una gran manera de mantenerse involucrado y apoyar la educación de su hijo/a y la comunidad!

Reminder to 8th Grade Families

If you haven’t done so already, please remember to make a monetary contribution to the upcoming graduation events. This will ensure that all 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in all of the graduation events.

Contributions can still be made on the Kennedy STORE at the JFKMS PTO website. Please make sure you enter your child’s name on the donation! Cash or check payments may be dropped off in the school office in the PTO Lock box.

Recordatorio a familias de 8 ° grado

Si aún no lo ha hecho, recuerde hacer una contribución monetaria a los próximos eventos de graduación para garantizar que todos los estudiantes de 8º grado tengan la oportunidad de participar en los eventos de graduación.

Las contribuciones aún se pueden hacer en el sitio web de JFKMS PTO en la TIENDA de Kennedy ¡Asegúrese de ingresar el nombre de su hijo en la donación! Los pagos en efectivo o con cheque se pueden depositar en la oficina de la escuela en el cuadro de Bloqueo de PTO.

The latest PTO activities

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, March 27, 7-8:30 pm: PTO Meeting, Harry’s Hofbrau
  • Wednesday, April 4, 4-9 pm: Dine out at Galeotti’s Pizzeria
  • Thursday, April 5: STEAM Fair and Open House
  • Friday, April 6: Early release day, 12 pm
  • April 9-13: NO SCHOOL – Spring break
  • Tuesday, April 17, 4-9 pm: Dine out at The Habit Burger
Please visit the Kennedy PTO website for more information on these and other upcoming events. And don’t forget to Like Us on Facebook!

Próximas fechas importantes

  • Martes, 27 de marzo, 7-8: 30 pm: reunión de PTO, Harry’s Hofbrau
  • Miércoles, 4 de abril, de 4 a 9 pm: cena en Pizzeria Galeotti
  • Jueves, 5 de abril, 5:30-7:30: feria STEAM y casa abierta
  • Viernes, 6 de abril:  día mínimo 1:50 pm
  • 9 al 13 de abril: NO HAY CLASES – Vacaciones de primavera
  • Martes, 17 de abril, de 4 a 9 pm: cena en The Habit Burger
Visite el sitio web de Kennedy PTO para obtener más información sobre estos y otros eventos futuros. ¡Y no olvide darnos un <Me gusta> en Facebook!

Looking for new PTO Board Members – join the meeting on Tuesday!

We are looking for new board members to join our Parent-Teacher Organization! Together we build a strong and active community to support all of the amazing programs that Kennedy has to offer, including:

  • Art Program
  • Instrumental Music
  • Drama Program
  • Physical Fitness Program
  • After School Clubs
  • and so much more!

Join us at the next Kennedy PTO meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 7 pm at Harry’s Hofbrau (1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City). View the agenda for this meeting or check out the PTO Meeting Details page to view upcoming meeting dates, past meeting minutes, and open volunteer opportunities.

Many of our current board members have 8th grade students and are leaving Kennedy next year. We need new members to step upand take action! Feel free to contact  info@kennedycougarspto.org with any questions.

Buscando miembros nuevos para la Mesa Directiva de PTO: ¡Venga a la reunión el martes!

¡Estamos buscando miembros nuevos para que se unan a la mesa directiva de nuestra Organización de Padres y Maestros! Juntos construimos una comunidad fuerte y activa para respaldar todos los increíbles programas que ofrecer Kennedy, incluyendo:

  • Programa de arte
  • Música instrumental
  • Programa de drama
  • Programa de acondicionamiento físico
  • Grupos escolares extracurriculares
  • ¡y mucho más!

Únase a nosotros en la próxima reunión de Kennedy PTO el martes, 27 de marzo, a las 7 p.m. en Harry’s Hofbrau (1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City). Vea la agenda de esta reunión o visite la página de detalles de la reunión de PTO para ver las próximas fechas de las reuniones, los minutos de las reuniones anteriores y las oportunidades de voluntariado abiertas.

Muchos de nuestros miembros actuales de la mesa directiva tienen estudiantes de 8 ° grado y dejarán Kennedy el próximo año. ¡Necesitamos que miembros nuevos tomen el cargo y actúen! No dude en contactarse al info@kennedycougarspto.org con cualquier pregunta.

Upcoming family dine-outs

Join other Kennedy families for our next dine-out events to raise funds for our Kennedy kids!

Wednesday, April 4: Galeotti’s Pizzeria
Tuesday, April 17: The Habit Burger

Just come anytime between 4 pm and 9 pm and mention that you are dining out for Kennedy Middle School when you place your order and 20% of the price of your meal will go back to Kennedy! Valid for dine-in or take-out orders.

Galeotti’s Pizzeria is located at 3121 Jefferson Avenue (at the corner of Alameda de las Pulgas). Visit their website to see the full menu or to order online.

The Habit is located in Sequoia Station at 1111 El Camino Real. Check out their website for the full menu or to order online.

Be sure to check the PTO calendar for other dine-out dates this year.

Próximas cenas familiares

¡Únase a otras familias de Kennedy para nuestros próximos eventos de cenas para recaudar fondos para nuestros niños de Kennedy!

Miércoles, 4 de abril: Pizzeria Galeotti
Martes, 17 de abril:  The Habit Burger

Venga en cualquier hora entre las 4 pm y las 9 pm y mencione que viene para la recaudación de fondos de Kennedy Middle School cuando haga su pedido y el 20% del precio de su comida se le devolverá a Kennedy. Válido para pedidos de comida o comida para llevar.

Galeotti’s Pizzeria está ubicada en 3121 Jefferson Avenue (en la esquina de Alameda de las Pulgas). Visite su sitio web para ver el menú completo o para ordenar en línea.

The Habit se encuentra en la estación Sequoia en 1111 El Camino Real. Consulte su sitio web para obtener el menú completo o para ordenar en línea.

Asegúrese de revisar el calendario de PTO para otras fechas de cenas este año.

Mid-Pen Water Polo Club Spring 2018 Skills Clinics

 Saturday, March 24th and Saturday, April 21st
10am-12pm @ Menlo-Atherton High School

Open to ALL skill levels and ALL positions
Cost: $40/player

Whether you are a first time player or a skilled varsity player, these camps are for you! The two camps will focus on:

  • Individual skill development
  • Improving passing and shooting technique
  • Building leg strength and body balance
  • Position specific drills
  • Gameplay activities
To register for the camp, please visit our website: http://mid-pen.waterpolocentral.net/

Mid-Pen Water Polo Club Spring 2018 Clínicas de habilidades

Sábado, 24 de marzo y sábado, 21 de abril
10 a.m.-12 p.m. En la escuela secundaria Menlo-Atherton
Abierto a TODOS los niveles de habilidad y TODAS las posiciones
Costo: $ 40 / jugador
Ya sea que seas un jugador por primera vez o un jugador con experiencia en el equipo universitario, ¡estos campamentos son para ti! Los dos campamentos se enfocarán en:
• Desarrollo de habilidades individuales
• Mejora de la técnica de pasar y disparar
• Desarrollar la fuerza de la pierna y el equilibrio del cuerpo
• Posicionar ejercicios específicos
• Actividades de juego
Para registrarse en el campamento, visite nuestro sitio web: http://mid-pen.waterpolocentral.net/

Lion King Jr. Production – Tickets Now Available!

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Lion King Jr. Tickets are on sale now! Students have been working very hard to make this inspiring story come alive through singing, acting, dancing, drumming, and puppetry. Don’t miss your chance to see this wonderful show and support our school’s theater program.

Get your tickets now for the best seats possible and to get 30% off General seating! General Seating tickets are $7 if you purchase them now. Prices will go up to $10 at the door.

Tickets available at:  http://tktassist.com/Tix/?u=KMS

Performances:
Friday, March 16th at 7:00pm
Saturday, March 17th at 1:00pm
Saturday, March 17th at 7:00pm

Venue:  Mckinley Auditorium, 400 Duane St., Redwood City, CA 94062

Can you donate baked goods or other treats for the concession stand? Sign up here >>
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¡Las entradas para la obra de teatro El Rey León Jr. están a la venta! Los estudiantes de Kennedy han estado practicando arduamente para que esta inspiradora historia cobre vida a través del canto, la actuación, el baile, los tambores y los títeres. No pierda la oportunidad de ver este maravilloso espectáculo y apoyar el programa de teatro de nuestra escuela.

Compre sus entradas hoy para obtener los mejores asientos posibles y también obtener un descuento del 30% del precio de los asientos Generales. Las entradas para los asientos Generales cuestan $7 si las compra hoy. Los precios subirán a $10 si espera a comprarlos en la puerta.

Las entradas están disponibles aquí:  http://tktassist.com/Tix/?u=KMS

Shows:
Viernes, 16 de marzo a las 7:00 p.m.
Sábado, 17 de marzo a la 1:00 p.m.
Sábado, 17 de marzo a las 7:00 p.m.

Teatro:  Mckinley Auditorium, 400 Duane St., Redwood City, CA 94062

¿Puede donar productos horneados u otras delicias para el puesto de venta? Regístrese aquí >>

Important Information for 8th Grade Families!

For our graduating 8th grade students, June 7th will arrive before we all know it. There are 3 items we want to bring to your immediate attention:

1. CONTRIBUTE!! CONTRIBUTE!! CONTRIBUTE!!

These events cost money – Please contribute. A $75 CONTRIBUTION from each student will ensure that all 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in the graduation events that have been established by Principal Adler, the JFK PTO Board, and the Graduation Dance Committee. The graduation events include an outing to Great America, graduation gown cleaning and the Graduation Dance. Without your financial assistance, these events will not be possible. This $75 CONTRIBUTION is due no later than April 6th . All funding must be in place by April 6th to ensure each event has the full resources it needs. Contributions can be made at the Kennedy STORE.  Please make sure you enter your child’s name on the donation!! Cash or check payments may be dropped off in the school office in the PTO Lock box.

2. VOLUNTEER!! VOLUNTEER!! VOLUNTEER!!

8th Grade Parent Chaperones are required for the picnic and the Great America Outing. 6th and 7th grade parent chaperones are needed for Graduation Dance. The Graduation Dance requires all 8th grade parents to participate in decorating the gym and cleaning up. Please go to SignUpGenius: Graduation Events.

3. ORDER!! ORDER!! ORDER!!

Order your student a Class of 2018  sweatshirt and t-shirt. Please go to CLASS OF 2018 to order you sweatshirt or t-shirt. This store closes on April 10th.

Lastly, please consider making a donation to the PTO to PAY IT FORWARD to future students by clicking on the DONATION button.

We wish our 8th grade students the best of luck in high school and beyond!

The Kennedy PTO Board and 8th Grade Graduation Dance Committee Chairs:

Michele Haussler – President
Debbi Jansen – Communications
Karen Jamison –  Treasurer
Claire Bascara, Eva Beddar, Kristen Clavel & Isela Garcia – 8th Grade Graduation Dance Committee Chairs

Use AmazonSmile for your holiday shopping!

It’s holiday shopping season and chances are you’re ordering something, if not many things, through Amazon.com. Instead of going straight through Amazon, try AmazonSmile instead. You will still be using your familiar Amazon account (wish lists, shopping cart, etc.) but by using AmazonSmile,  Amazon will donate funds to our Kennedy PTO!

To get started, go to smile.amazon.com and simply select the John F Kennedy Middle School Parent Teacher Organization as your charitable organization. Each time you return, Amazon will remember your selection, and every eligible purchase you make at AmazonSmile will result in a donation! It’s that easy!

Try these 2 easy ways to start with a smile.

1. Create a bookmark – Drag this box to your bookmarks or favorites bar to create a shortcut to smile.amazon.com.

2. Install the Amazon Assistant – Get easy access to Product Comparisons, Deal of the Day, and time-saving shortcuts, which all link to smile.amazon.com. Learn more about Amazon Assistant

 Thanks and Happy Shopping!

 

Any questions, please contact fundraising@kennedycougarspto.org.

Celebrate #GivingTuesday and Kennedy Middle School

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wanted to send a quick reminder to think of Kennedy on this #GivingTuesday.

Kennedy has joined this global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday) to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities. It’s a great opportunity to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Make a contribution today to the Kennedy Middle School PTO:

Donate online now!

Through December 15thall donations of $10 or more will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Visa Gift Card. And by making a donation now, you are also eligible for a 2017 tax deduction!

With your help, current and new programs will be possible at Kennedy:
Art ● Instrumental Music ● Drama ● Physical Fitness ● After School Clubs ● Chrome Books for Every Student ● 8th Grade Graduation Celebration ● STEAM Program & Fair ● Family Center Support providing counseling services for students and families

Making your donation online is fast, easy, and secure. All online donations are handled through PayPal. You can also drop off your check or cash donation in the PTO Mail Box in the school office, or mail your donation to Kennedy PTO, Attn: Treasurer, 2521 Goodwin Ave, Redwood City, CA 94061.

Many companies provide a Matching Gift program to employees. Some companies will provide a 100% match, thereby doubling the value of your gift. Click here to see a list of local employers who we believe offer a Matching Gift program to employees. If you don’t see your employer’s name listed, check with your HR department or contact info@kennedycougrspto.org.

Thank you for considering our amazing Kennedy community. We are grateful for all of our wonderful students and all of their supporting family members and Kennedy teachers and staff.

This week’s PTO activities

Join us this week for two important meetings:

November 28th at 7 pm – The November PTO meeting will be held at Harry’s Hofbrau. Come join other Kennedy parents and staff members to find out how you can get more involved in your child’s education and the Kennedy community. If you are a parent or guardian of a Kennedy student, then you are part of the Kennedy PTO! Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend these meetings! Go to the PTO Meeting Details page to view the meeting agenda, upcoming meeting dates, past meeting minutes, and open volunteer opportunities.

November 30th at 7:00 pm – The 8th grade Graduation Dance Committee is meeting in the Kennedy library.  We are looking for volunteers to help with the dance – and you do not need to be an 8th grade parent to join! Additional information about the 8th grade graduation activities will also be discussed. If you cannot make it to the meeting, please email clairebascara@gmail.com and we will make sure you are included on the volunteer list.