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2016 Graduation Information

pixture_reloaded_logo2016 CALEDONIA GRADUATION INFORMATION
Please note that the activities outlined in this letter are the ONLY school supervised graduation activities.  ALL activities are alcohol and drug free.  We ask your assistance in ensuring that our graduation week is safe for everyone.
A Grad fee of $100 is to be paid at the Office by June 3, 2016.  Students may use funds accumulated at the Albert Fair for this Grad fee in addition to the graduation activities listed below.  Those who still owe money have been notified by letter. 
THURSDAY, JUNE 2ND  – GRAD GARDEN PARTY 5-6:30 PM
We will host a Garden Party for all graduates in the courtyard.  There will be a BBQ and lots of food for everyone.  There is no fee for this event.  Following the Garden Party, there may be activities for the grads.  At 8 pm, grads are invited to join us for the final dance of the year in the gym.  Tickets for the dance are $4. All guests must be approved by Mrs. Godfrey in advance. 
WEDNESDAY, June 8th   – GRAD BREAKFAST @ 8:30 am @ The Hillsborough Golf Club
All Grade 12 students are invited to attend.  The cost is $10 and must be paid to Mrs. Paige @ the Office by Friday, June 3rd.  Students will return to class following the breakfast.  We will use the mini bus to provide transportation to and from the Golf Club that day.    
THURSDAY, JUNE 16TH AND FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH :  GRAD GOWNS, INVITATIONS TO GRADUATION & PROM
9 am -3:00 pm: Hospitality Room beside the Office
Graduates must pay a Grad fee prior to receiving their gown and invitations.  Each graduate will receive a total of 14 seat tickets – 7 invitations.  Print your name on these tickets.  Each graduate will receive 4 Blue Tickets.  These are for parents / family and are reserved seats.  Blue tickets holders will enter the gym from the doors by the Library.  Each graduate will also receive 10 White Tickets.  White tickets represent general seating and are selected on a first come / first serve basis.  Guests with white tickets will enter the gym from the cafeteria.  Graduates not intending to use all of their tickets are encouraged to drop off extras at the Office.  Additional white tickets can be requested at the office.    
BASIC GRADUATION FEE:  $100 
PROM FEE:  $25 single ticket / $45 double ticket
PHOTO ORDER OF GRAD RECEIVING DIPLOMA:  Complimentary.  These will be taken in the Library before Graduation.  Pictures begin at 6 pm.                     
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 19:  Baccalaureate Service
Location:  Hillsborough Baptist Church
Graduates wear graduation gowns (graduation hats not necessary) and arrive at the church at 10:30 am.  The service begins at 10:45 am. This is a unique part of Caledonia’s graduation week.  Each year, a different church in our school community hosts our graduates.  A large percentage of our graduates and their families attend the service.  Light refreshments will be served following the service.  Graduates who would like to participate in the service – either through special music or scripture reading – please see Mrs. Godfrey.
MONDAY, JUNE 20
2016 OFFICIAL GRADUATION LIST POSTED
The official 2016 Caledonia Graduation list will be posted at noon on the Guidance Room door.  Although we will attempt to notify anyone who is not successful, it is the student’s responsibility to check the list when posted.
 
 
PROM & SAFE GRAD
Ticket sales for the 2016 prom, “Masquerade”, begin on Thursday, June 16th and Friday, June 17th.  Tickets cost $25 each or two for $45.  The attached guest sheet must be submitted to the office to the attention of Mrs. Godfrey.    
Donations of sandwiches and sweets would be greatly appreciated.  Parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends are invited to help in any way preparing for Prom 2016.  Please contact Mrs. Whitehouse for more information on how you can become involved.  Prom set-up will be Friday evening, June 17th from 4 – 8:30 pm and again on Saturday, June 18th from 10 am – 1 pm. Volunteers are greatly appreciated!
Motorcade will occur from 6-6:30 pm.  The Motorcade will enter via School Lane, travel around Hillsborough Elementary School, stop in front of the Caledonia monument, and exit via School Lane.  Please note the 3.3 meter height restriction under the catwalk. The designated drop-off for graduates and their guests is in front of the Caledonia monument.  Guests will enter the school via the office doors.  The Grand March will begin at 7 pm in the gym.  Graduates will receive 5 Grand March Tickets when they purchase their prom tickets.  This is to ensure adequate assigned seating for immediate family members.  Additional tickets may be purchased for $2 at the door.   
** PLEASE NOTE:  An invitation is extended to all community members to watch the arrival of our graduates and their guests during this celebration.  If you choose to attend, remember that the school property is a DESIGNATED NON SMOKING AREA for everyone.
SAFE GRAD:  Will begin immediately following the Prom.  Cost is $20 per person to participate.  Tickets may be purchased on June 16th and June 17th in the Hospitality Room by the office. This is the same time to pick up graduation invitations, gowns, and prom tickets.  The attached Safe Grad sheet must be submitted to the office. 
Supervised activities are planned that will last throughout the night including a bus trip to the Sports Dome, activities here at the school, and a hearty breakfast.  Donations of snacks and prizes are greatly appreciated.  Please contact Ms. Seldon (Melinda.seldon@nbed.nb.ca) if you have any questions or would like to contribute in any way – either as a volunteer or with snacks etc. 
Students participating in Safe Grad ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BRING THEIR VEHICLE TO THE SCHOOL.  No student vehicles are permitted in the parking lot.  If a student needs to leave the Safe Grad Activity any time before the designated departure time of 6 am, parental pick-up is required.  Students are required to arrange transportation home at 6 am.  Students may not drive themselves home.
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22nd
6:30-8:00 pm:  EXCELSIOR AWARDS                                                                     
This is a celebration of academics and athletics for students in Grades 6 through 12.  Recipients will be contacted in advance.  Light refreshments will be served following the event.
THURSDAY , JUNE 23rd                                              8:45 am - noon :  MANDATORY GRADUATION REHEARSAL
ALL graduates must attend this graduation rehearsal in the gym on June 23rd beginning at 8:45 am. This is the only rehearsal practice scheduled and it is mandatory that all students planning to graduate from the stage attend.  There can be no exceptions.
The Marching Order will be decided at this time and graduates will be drawing for their parent seats.  Ladies – please bring the shoes you intend to wear at graduation.  This will assist with your placement in the Marching Order.
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 24th                                                            7:00 pm:  2016 GRADUATION CEREMONY!                                                       
Graduates assemble in Room 151 by 5:45 pm for preparation and diploma photos.  Remember:  Guests with Parent Reserve (blue tickets) will enter the gym from the doors in the Library.  Graduates are invited to show their parents to their seats.  Staff ushers will be available for assistance.  Guests with white cards will enter the gym by the cafeteria.  White cards are general seating and these seats are allotted on a first come first serve basis.
Students who have transcript requests, who require final marks sent to universities, scholarship committees etc. please complete the attached form and leave with Mrs. Paige in the Office by noon on Friday, June 24th. 
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 28th
PHOTO PICK-UP    
Diploma photos will be available at the Office the afternoon of the 2