What are the costs associated with the Graduation and Reception?
As in previous years, the parents of the 8th graders are responsible for for graduation diplomas, programs and decorations for the ceremony as well as light refreshments. We will also be creating custom T-shirt for the students.
What is the “end-of-year” activity?
Based on the results of the poll, we have chosen the evening Cruise around the tip of Manhattan on the private yacht, My Affinity, as our special end-of-year activity. This was a big success with last year’s graduates and the students loved it! Costs will include a three-hour cruise, full dinner buffet, and dancing. The cruise will leave from Chelsea Piers.
What are 8th Grade Graduation Dues?
Each year, the 8th Grade families are asked to contribute Dues to fund the 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony, Reception, and end-of-year celebration activities for the students. Please know that all graduation activities are open to everyone, regardless of peoples ability to donate.
How much should I pay?
We are asking each family to give what they are comfortable giving; no donation is too small. The amount that is raised will govern the range of activities that we will be able to fund for our 8th grade graduates! We have budgeted expenses at $400 per student. Payment options are at your discretion. You can pay the full amount now, 1/2 amount now and 1/2 later, or simply give what you are able.
Please include in the reference field "Graduation - (child's first and last name)"
Depending on the total amount we are able to fundraise, we will supplement this with additional activities.