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8th Grade End-of-Year Information Letter and Promotion Related Parent Volunteer Opportunities!

Dear 8th Grade Parents,

It's hard to believe the end of the school year is here!  We have some great end of the year volunteer opportunities for you to participate in at Toll.  Take a look at the Sign Up Genius link below and sign up for the day/time that's right for you.  Your student will be delighted that you will be on campus to help us during this very exciting time!

Also below is the End-of-Year Information Letter from Mrs. DeLadurantey, 8th grade assistant principal.  Parents, PLEASE read the letter!

Thank you!

Chey Widdop and Sofia Montague

Toll Foundation President and Toll PTA President

 

END OF YEAR INFO LETTER:

Students and Families –

We have reached the final weeks of the school year with many activities and deadlines ahead. Refer to the calendar below for specific dates for students in all grades. Please contact the office at 818/244-8414 if you have any questions. We are looking forward to celebrating our promoting 8th graders and wrapping up a great year at Toll!

Calendar

May 12 Last banking day  *All zero period classes will meet on Friday, May 19 & 26

May 23 Promotion ticket sales begin

May 23-June 1 Textbook collection through English classes

May 24 8th grade locker cleanout

May 25   8th grade grades due; last day for zero period intervention classes

May 26 Tollchella (8th Grade Party); Yearbook distribution

May 30 Six Flags field trip for 8th graders only – busses return to Toll around 5:30pm

May 30 7th grade locker cleanout

May 31 Last day for zero period PE; Promotion practice for 8th graders; Gown, medallion, Grad Images information and complimentary tickets delivered to students

May 31 6:00pm 8th Grade Awards in the auditorium (by invitation only)

June 1 8:30am Promotion; last day of school starts at 10:30 and ends at 12:25pm for all 6th and 7th graders

Promotion Information:

If you have not purchased a gown and/or medallion, please contact Ms. Megerdan in the ASB office ASAP!

Tickets

All promoting 8th graders receive 2 free tickets for promotion. Additional tickets are available for $10 each. Reserved seating and parking passes are available for $40 (includes 2 tickets, one parking pass). Tickets can be purchased with cash only from the Main Office. Reserved tickets are limited and available for pre-sale only. Individual tickets can be purchased before or on the day of Promotion at the gate. All children over 2 will need a ticket if they require a seat.

Students will receive their two free tickets during gown and medallion distribution on Wednesday, May 31.

Parking

General parking for promotion is available in and around the neighborhoods close to Toll. Only cars with reserved parking passes and handicap permits will be permitted to park on the campus lot off of the Concord gate.

Instructions for Students

All 8th grade students should arrive to Toll by no later than 7:45am on Promotion day. Students should be dressed in their gowns and should not be carrying any personal items including cell phones. Students should meet their 1st period teacher at their designated spot near the gym. Only Toll staff and promoting students are allowed in this area prior to the ceremony.

Boys are encouraged to wear a dress shirt and a tie with dark pants. Girls should not wear shirts or dresses with puffy sleeves or skirts as they do not look good under the gown. Low-heeled shoes are encouraged. Dress code guidelines regarding spaghetti straps, bare midriffs and low cut tops apply. Leis or other items cannot be worn over the gown during the ceremony.

Ceremony Reminders

Guests will not be allowed to hold balloons during the ceremony. Balloons will be held at the entrance for pickup after promotion. Coffee, water, flowers and keepsakes will be sold to benefit our PTA at Promotion (please see attached order form).

Grad Images will be taking professional pictures of students as they receive their certificates on stage. Purchase information is included with Promotion tickets.

Gown Returns and Donations

Students with loaner gowns must return them to the collection boxes on the blacktop after the Promotion ceremony. We will also be taking donations for gowns to use in the future. If students do not choose to keep their gowns they may donate them after the ceremony.

Special thanks to Toll’s PTA and Foundation for supporting our students with water, soda and treats during Tollchella and with bottles of water during Promotion practice!

Save the Date!

Returning students and families, please save the date for Orientation. Remember yearbook pictures are taken on these dates so don’t miss it!

Incoming 8th graders August 8th

Incoming 7th graders August 9th

Incoming 6th graders August 10th

Times to be announced in July.