The time has come for our eldest to leave the nest … sadly we let them fly out into the wild blue yonder. Winona’s graduating class of 2012 will be celebrating their elementary career on Monday, June 25th, 2012.
Monday, June 25th 2012: Graduation Day
Grade 8 Awards Assembly: 9:00 a.m.
The grade 8 Awards Assembly will take place on the morning of Monday, June 25th 2012 in the Winona gymnasium. Honour roll certificates, homeroom awards, club and athletic awards will be conferred.
Morning – All students are expected to attend school Monday, June 25th 2012 in the morning. Following the Awards Assembly, Grade 8 students will walk to Vaughan Road Academy for the rehearsal, departing from Winona at approximately 10:00 a.m. accompanied by Winona staff. Report cards will be distributed at the conclusion of the rehearsal. ALL STUDENTS SHOULD ATTEND.
Afternoon – In the past, many of our students have taken the afternoon off to prepare for the graduation. Your child will be dismissed after the rehearsal at approximately 11:15 a.m. from Vaughan Rd Academy. Students without permission will be escorted back to Winona by school staff and dismissed for lunch upon their return.
The Graduation Ceremony
The Graduation Ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 25th 2012 at the Vaughan Road Academy Auditorium (529 Vaughan Road – parking lot at rear and street parking available). Grade 8 graduates are to arrive at Vaughan Road by 5:00 p.m. There is ONLY room for TWO guests per graduating student due to limited seating at Vaughn. Please call Mr. Ehrlich if you have any special seating requests for graduation.
The Graduation Celebration – 7:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Graduates are invited to attend a celebration of dining and dancing at New Casa Abril Restaurant (475 Oakwood Avenue (Oakwood Ave. and Vaughan Rd). Parent/guardians are responsible for their child’s transportation from Vaughan Road Academy after the ceremony to New Casa Abril Restaurant for the celebration. There will not be any last minute additions to the party.
Parents/guardians are asked to pick up their child no later than 10:30 p.m. after the celebration.
Please bring your Grad letter form and money in on time. The cost is $40 per student. Price covers the cost of a sit down dinner and the cost of the D.J. Please submit payment (cash only) along with the completed “tear-off” below to your child’s homeroom teacher by Monday, June 9th.
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” – Dr. Seuss