Monday, October 24, 2011

Important After-Farewell Announcement by After-Farewell Committee

As part of the gr. 8 after-grad fundraising, the students are delivering doorknockers in the College Park Area of the city. We have to deliver 10,000 of these before Nov. 1. They will be paid $1200.00 for doing this and the money is going towards their after-grad party at the end of June. This is a big job and it is crucial that all of the students participate in helping.  Mr. Catton has graciously given us some class time for some of it. Thursday, October 27 we will be leaving the school at 11:30 and returning to the school by around 3:00. We have 4 parents going along to supervise, but it would make it even better if we could possibly get another 4 parents to help drive kids over to the east side as well as help supervise. Unfortunately, 3 hrs will not be enough time to deliver them all, but a good portion should get done. We are asking if you would be available in the evening this week either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday to possibly take your child or a couple of gr. 8 students and go out to deliver some. It would really help. We have 27 map areas to cover and the organization we are delivering for will be checking the areas we work on to ensure that the doorknockers are indeed being delivered to guarantee that we get paid for this. So, if you can please help out in any way at all call Connie Shelley at 202-9084 or 979-8837 and we can get you set up to go.  Thank-you very much.
The kids are also holding a halloween fundraiser in the gym on Saturday, October 29 from 1pm-4pm. They have volunteered to stay after school Friday to decorate and set up the maze. We have also asked them to bring in decorations that can be used for Saturday and they will be brought home on Saturday afternoon once everything is cleaned up. We are asking the kids to be at the school on Saturday by 12pm to allow time to make popcorn, get all the lights going, etc. If you are able to come and help us Friday after school with decorating or Saturday during the event and with clean-up afterwards, that would be great. Every little bit helps. We are doing all of this to raise the money to cover the kids for after-grad. The more money we raise, the less you, as parents, will have to put in at the end of the year for your child. Our hopes are to raise enough this year so that no one has to pay out of their pocket. So please encourage your child to help with these fundraisers and come spend some time with your child and the other kids from their class and have some fun.
Lastly, a couple of weeks ago, the After-Grad Committee sent home a letter with your child listing some options for the after-grad. We needed it signed by a parent and returned so we know what to book for the kids. We have only received 7 out of 17. Please return them and if you didn't receive 1 let either Mr. Catton or Connie Shelley know and we will get 1 out to you. Thank-you.  There will be more notes to follow about the other fundraisers we have planned.  All of the participation from the students and the parents will go a long way.
Thank-you!                                                                                                                                                              Grade 8 After-Grad Committee

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