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Grade 5 Promotion Ceremony

Paula Sandahl

Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 5 Students,

Please join us for a special occasion, the celebration of your child’s final year at George Hersey Robertson Intermediate School. The GHR Grade 5 Promotion Ceremony will be held on the last day of school, June 11, 2024, at 10 a.m. for approximately 1 hour.  This is a traditionally modest commemoration of your child’s elementary years and is always well attended.

Each 5th grade student will deposit a letter written about him or herself into a “Time Capsule” to be opened upon their graduation from high school.

The GHR PTO has a proud tradition of gifting t-shirts to outgoing fifth grade students. These shirts feature a design created by a fifth grader each year and are meant to go on to middle and high school with our students. Shirts will be distributed before the promotion ceremony so that students have the option of wearing them for the ceremony. 

Occasions like this are often bittersweet; we feel sad to see them go, but pleased to know of all the opportunities students have throughout their middle school years. Our fifth grade students are ready! “Every exit is an entrance somewhere else. “ ~ Tom Stoppard

The Promotion Ceremony will be held in the GHR gymnasium and parking assistance will be available due to limited parking. Guests are welcome beginning at 9:30 a.m. with first come first serve seating. Please be prepared to show I.D. We are not able to accommodate backpacks, diaper bags or strollers- kindly leave these items in your vehicle. 

If you plan on taking your student(s) with you when you leave please note that in PickUp Patrol. Siblings in grades 3 and/or 4 will be called down to the gym lobby at 11:15 a.m. Families are kindly encouraged to exit the parking lot immediately following the ceremony to accommodate regular dismissal at 11:40 a.m. 

I hope to see you all on June 11th! 

Thank you for your consideration, 

Jennifer DeRagon


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