Dear 8th grade families,

It’s officially the last month of school. As always, the year has flown by, and our closing exercises and ceremonies will be upon us before we know it. Please note the following for the end of the year:

Friday, May 12

No school; band students at Busch Gardens & professional development day for teachers

Friday, May 19

8th grade dress down and pizza lunch

Friday, May 26

8th grade world language exam

10:30am dismissal

Tuesday, May 30

7th/8th grade math exam, 8-10:30am

8th grade lunch and closing exercises rehearsal, 11am-12:30pm

12:30pm dismissal

Wednesday, May 31

Middle School Awards Ceremony & Closing Celebration

10:30am dismissal

Thursday, June 1

8th Grade Closing Exercises & Reception, 8:30-11am

A note about the school library gift program:

Honor your 5th, 8th or 12th grade graduate with the gift of a book to the school library! This a wonderful way to leave a meaningful gift to be enjoyed by future generations of Ravenscroft students. Each book will have a bookplate with the name of the honoree and donor. For example, the book can be donated “in honor of Suzie Smith, class of 2025, from Mom and Dad.” You also have the option of donating the book from your child or family in honor of a favorite teacher or coach. For example, the book can be donated “in honor of Coach Jane Jones from the Smith Family” or “in honor of Coach Jane Jones from Suzie Smith.” Information will be catalogued so that if the book is ever damaged, a new one can be ordered with a new bookplate so that your gift can last in perpetuity. The cost is $20 per book. Please contact Sophia Griffies, Library Gift Program Co-Chair, to participate.

A note from our Grade Level Representatives about the 8th Grade Celebration:

8th graders are invited to Tara Farm on Wednesday, May 31 from 6-9pm for a food truck dinner and dance! The food truck will include five different taco choices. Dress is collared shirts and khaki/dress shorts for the boys, and dress/romper/nice shorts for the girls. No athletic wear, please. If you did not receive the Evite, please email Irene Wadley for more information. $30 is due by May 10.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you all so much for a wonderful year!

Sarah Baker

8th Grade Dean

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