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8th Grade Graduation Corner

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Important Pool Party Information:

Permission Slip - due June 1.

We’re writing this note in the hopes that we can band together, as parents, around the 8th grade pool party scheduled for Tuesday, June 12th. Apparently, over the past few years it has become a trend for many kids to skip the party and plan something else with a smaller group of friends (a pool party at home, a trip to a beach house, a day out to Great Adventure).

While we understand that kids today often feel like they can have more fun if they skip a school-sponsored event and plan something more exclusive on their own, we are asking that we resist and reject that temptation as a cohesive group.

We’re thinking that if we all agree that the only options for our kids on June 12th are the pool party or school -- most kids will choose the pool party. If the kids bring a swimsuit, a towel, and a good attitude, we are more likely to be remembered as the class that had a fun pool party rather than the one that had a bunch of side events for some select group of kids. Let’s do that, and not because we tell our kids “we have to make you go to the pool party” but because we tell our kids “you’re lucky there is a school pool party!”

If you have thoughts or concerns about this message, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

P.S. To answer a frequent FAQ – cutoffs ARE allowed (just not in the pool)

P.P.S. Please send in your permission slips to your child’s homeroom ASAP
It's not too late to contribute to the 8th Grade Graduation fund! Any contribution will be gratefully accepted, however the most typical contribution in the past has been in the $25-$100 range per student. There are 3 easy ways to make a donation:

1) PayPal your contribution by using the "Donate" button on the homepage.

2) Make your check payable to LCJSMS PTO & note ‘Eighth Grade Graduation’ in the memo line. Mail check to LCJSMS. Attn: Graduation Committee

3) Send your check to school with your child and have him or her deliver it to his or her homeroom teacher.

We have many fun events planned to help celebrate our "graduates" (see summary below)! Please consider donating today!


JUNE 12th
Pool Party: 11:45-2:45 - report to school at regular time, students walk to the summit pool, pickup your child at 2:45 @ summit pool {100 Ashwood Ave]

JUNE 13th
Rain date for pool party

JUNE 20th
Graduation Practice: drop your child at 8:00AM @ Tatlock field & pick up at 12:15PM (rain plan: SHS)
Graduation ceremony & reception: 7:00PM at Tatlock field with reception immediately following (rain plan: SHS) ** students report by 6:30PM
Graduation dance: 8:30-10:00PM @ LCJSMS. Students will be bused from graduation to LCJSMS; please pick-up promptly at 10:00PM @ LCJSMS

Thanks so much,
Graduation Committee 2018 Chairs

Angie Comiteau (
Dawn Rempell (
Laura Schaffer (