Grade 5 and 6 Parents re: Graduation

The Grade 6 students will graduate on Monday June 23.

While many of our children have been together since JK, many will go in different directions next year. Let’s celebrate this milestone with a dinner and ‘after party’. It has been the custom at Howard over the past few years to request help with this event from grade 5 parents. This benefits the graduating class as extra hands are always appreciated, especially during dinner when we want to mingle with our children and their friends. In addition, it gives grade 5 parents background that will be helpful when planning the 2015 grade 6 graduation.


Here’s an approximate schedule for the 2014 Graduation:


2014 Graduation Schedule (approximate)

Ceremony                  5:00 – 6:00 pm

Mingle/Dinner             6:00 – 6:30

After Party/Dance       6:30 – 8:30

Clean up                     8:30 – 9:00 pm

Family members are encouraged to stay after the ceremony to mingle and have dinner with the graduates. We are looking into meal ideas and will request $10 per person attending to cover food costs.  You should receive an invitation and RSVP in your child’s backpack later this week.

The after party/dance is student-only, although we need chaperones.  In addition, we’ve identified the following areas where we need help:

  • Decorations (3 volunteers)
  • Set up (food tables, 4 volunteers, preferably Grade 5 parents)
  • Serving Food after ceremony (6 volunteers – preferably Grade 5 parents)
  • Clean up (3 parents)
  • Lighting
  • Chaperones (10 – Grade 5 parents and high school students looking to earn credit for volunteer hours )
  • Playlist collection (Grade 6 parent)

If you are interested in assisting, please contact Michelle at and specify your area of interest. Thank you for your consideration.