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Posted on 05/25/2023
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FTCES 8th Grade End of the Year & Graduation Reminders

Important Upcoming Dates

• 8th Grade Dance – Friday, June 2nd

• 8th Grade Field Day – Monday, June 5th

• Last Day for 8th Grade – Tuesday, June 6th
o 8th grade students will be dismissed at 12:30 pm

• Graduation Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 6:00 pm

8th Grade Dance Reminders

When: Friday, June 2nd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: FTCES – 4259 Richmond St.
o In order to attend the dance, students must be present in school that  day.
o Students should enter through the normal morning admission gym entrance.
o Students will be released through the gym doors.
o Doors will be closed promptly at 6:30 pm. No students will be permitted to enter the dance after 6:30 pm.
o Students will not be permitted to leave the prior 8:00 pm unless they are released to a parent or guardian.
o Once students leave the dance, they will not be permitted to reenter.

• Dress Code is Semi-Formal:
o Girls may wear appropriate dresses; excessively tight, short, or revealing dresses will not be permitted. Strapless dresses must be accompanied by a cardigan covering the shoulders, worn for the entire dance. High heels are not  permitted, due to the material of the floor, but wedges are allowed.

o Gentlemen should wear a dress shirt and dress pants with dress shoes. Ties are optional.

• All bags and student belongings will be searched and checked at the door. Bags will be stored and monitored by staff throughout the entirety of the dance.

• Food, drinks, and refreshments will be served.

8th Grade Field Day Reminders

• When: Monday, June 5th

• Where: Bridesburg Cougars Club Field – 4201 Richmond St.
o 8th grade students will have a fun-filled day outside with fun and games.
o Field day permission slips will be sent home Tuesday, 5/30. They must be returned by Friday, 6/2 for students to be able to participate.

o Students should bring sunblock, water, and a brown bag lunch (no glass bottles).

• Students will be dismissed from school beginning at 1:30 pm.

Graduation Reminders

• Caps and gowns will be sent home with students on Friday, June 2nd.
o Please be sure to remove gowns from the packaging to hang a few days prior to the ceremony to remove wrinkles.

• Each family will receive five (5) tickets. Tickets will be sent home on Friday, June 2nd. 
o Due to the seating capacity in the gym, no extra tickets are available. 
o All guests attending the ceremony, regardless of age (including infants and toddlers), will need a ticket.

o We will once again give graduates the opportunity to choose a “Special Someone” who will give the graduate their diploma on stage. A special ticket for each “Special Someone” will be included with the 5 graduation tickets on Friday, June 2nd.

o This ticket must be brought to the ceremony.

• Food and drink are not permitted in the gym.

• Students should arrive at 5:00 pm. Please be on time (you can drop your child off at the normal admission entrance). 

• Guests should park in the parking garage behind the school. Please be considerate of our neighbors by not parking on the surrounding streets.

• Students must come to school dressed in formal attire (appropriate dresses, dress shirts, pants, khakis, suits, etc.) Dress shoes should be worn (no sneakers). Please ensure students are able to walk safely in the shoes they are wearing.

• Graduation caps are not permitted to be decorated in any way prior to the ceremony.

• The ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00 pm; no one will be permitted to enter the gym once the ceremony has started. The ceremony will run approximately 90  minutes.

• Please be courteous when taking pictures or videos of the ceremony. No one is permitted to stand in aisles at any time during the ceremony.

• No balloons are permitted in the building.

• At the conclusion of the ceremony, students will have an opportunity to take pictures with their teachers and families inside the gym.

Congratulations! We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of FTCES 8th Grade Class of 2023.

All the best,