Hello graduates. Today is Sunday, May 31st and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few updates on
our celebration plans for the end of the year.
We all received a scare this past week with what
is happening in northern New Brunswick. Plans
that have been made in Zone 5 of our province have been changed in the blink of
We have a plan for Caledonia’s Graduation
celebration. I do need to let you know that
we have no guarantee that this plan will become a reality. So much depends on the health of our province
and the directives received from Public Health.
There are strict guidelines by which we must
abide to ensure the safety of our students, their families, and the staff of our
our plan is to schedule appointments for graduates to pick up their graduation gown,
invitations, and yearbook on Thursday morning, June 18th. Graduates
may pick up their gown themselves or make arrangements with a family member to do
so. Times for pick-up will be shared soon.
Plans are in place to celebrate Graduation
throughout the day on Friday, June 19th with the first
scheduled appointment at 9 am. Graduates
will be scheduled alphabetically throughout the day. Graduates will be able to invite up to 10
guests at the moment. Caps, tassels, and
programs will be given on this day. Appointment times will be shared soon with
gown pick-up times.
Please remember, all these plans could become
more restrictive and are dependent on the most recent directives from Public Health. Our intended goal is to make the event as special
as we can for you during an unprecedented time.
We have some wonderful plans and I hope that everyone will begin and end
the day knowing that we care deeply for you.
We are committed and invested in making this last walk across the
Caledonia stage as memorable as possible.
You all did a super job fundraising for your
prom and safe grad. Since you will not be having a traditional prom and
safe grad celebration, it is important to us that the funds you raised are used
as inclusively as possible.
From the total you fundraised, we have purchased
some things to help make the graduation celebration extra special for each of
you – which you will receive on Graduation Day.
There is some money remaining that has not yet been allocated. We would like your voice on how to best use
it. Because this money is from school
raised funds, it needs to be used for school sanctioned events. We will
be sending you a survey this week where you can provide us with some feedback
on how to allocate the remaining fundraised funds.
Please note: This
does not include money you paid for prom tickets, safe grad tickets, grad
breakfast tickets, dragon boat. These payments will be reimbursed to each
individual graduate from the District Finance Department.
The $100 grad fee is not refunded.
It includes the traditional graduation expenses - grad gown rental, souvenir
hat and 2020 tassel, flowers, invitations, programs, diploma cover.
All of these are ordered months in advance.
I hope that this provides you with some
clarity of what our plans are for your upcoming celebration. I hope that Graduation 2020 will be a memorable
celebration within your family circle during these unprecedented times.
I am pleased to announce
that the votes are in – The Valedictorian for Caledonia’s graduating class
of 2020 is Will Berry. Will’s speech will be shared virtually on different
online platforms the day of graduation. Congratulations
Congratulations to the Caledonia Graduating Class of 2020!