Welcome to 8th Grade!
Welcome to the 8th Grade page for the 2020-2021 school year. This page will have important information to keep you up to date on all the wonderful activities for the 8th graders this year.
Please check in often to keep up to date. For more information contact Serena Roberts, 8th Grade Rep.
Make a Payment
We need your support to make all the celebrations for Vallemar’s graduating class of 2021 possible. We recognize that we may not be able to offer all of our in-person traditions, however we plan to celebrate our wonderful 8th graders in many special ways that will still meet the criteria for safety during this unprecedented time. Normally, we ask parents/guardians in the Fall to contribute the full amount needed for the year, but since we don’t know what to expect for future in-person activities we feel it best to collect contributions in phases. Our first 8th grade virtual parent/guardian meeting will take place in early December. A separate email will be sent with that information in the coming weeks.
$50 Special Class of 2021 Sweatshirt
$50 Graduation Celebration (We will need funds to support whatever Graduation looks like whether that be a virtual video ceremony or a modified in-person event; It is unlikely that we will be able to hold our traditional large scale graduation ceremony at Terra Nova Theatre this year)
$70 Student Gift (yearbook, ribbon lei, yard sign? etc.)
Slideshow of Photos using Shutterfly (Parent volunteer to create)
Formal Graduation Photos (These are optional and parents/guardians pay for them when the student takes the photos just like school picture day)
TOTAL for all activities planned so far is $170 (Payment is due December 1st)
Your check should be made payable to Vallemar PTO. Please write “8th Grade Activities” and your child’s name on the check and turn it in to the school office bin located daily in front of school. Please provide one check, no cash.
You may also pay online with a credit card via PayPal. Click the Make Payment link to the right to finalize your online payment. You will need to provide the student and teacher name. Online payments will also include 3% charge to cover PayPal fees.
The PTO will not issue refunds.
*Please see your child’s teacher or the principal ASAP if you have financial concerns or would like to pay in installments. We do not want money to be a deciding factor in your child participating in any of the activities.
*If you’d like to contribute extra to cover the cost for families who are experiencing financial hardship, please do so. It would be greatly appreciated!
Monica Lobao, Vallemar Principal
Serena Roberts, 8th Grade PTO Chairperson
8th grade monthly parent meetings are important planning meetings and all 8th grade parents should plan to attend.
TBD (Zoom links will be provided)