June 14th Graduation Ceremony and Early Dismissal

The last day of school is Thursday, June 13th. All programs will run as normal.

Our graduation ceremony will be held in the gym on Friday, June 14th, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. This ceremony honors the students who are graduating out of the Children’s House, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary programs.

Toddlers will not participate in the graduation ceremony but they are welcome to spend the morning in their classroom as usual. Huckleberry will be open 7:30-11:00 a.m. Parents can pick up from the classroom between 11:00 and 11:15 a.m. PLEASE NOTE: The parking lot may be full. You may need to find parking in the neighborhood and walk in. Toddlers will be served a morning snack, however, they will not eat lunch before pick-up.

Children’s House and Elementary students and families are welcome to participate in the graduation ceremony as follows. Please find the schedule that pertains to your family and READ IT CAREFULLY.

Children’s House students who are NOT graduating

Children’s House students who are NOT graduating are welcome to walk in the graduation procession, but participation is completely optional. For families who wish to participate, please drop your child off as usual between 8:00 and 8:20 a.m. then join us in the gym for a cup of coffee before you watch the graduation procession at 9:00 a.m. Beforecare will be open 7:30-8:00 a.m. if needed. Your student will be dismissed to you at the back of the gym immediately following the procession, approximately 9:15 a.m. Families are welcome to stay and watch the graduation of the Children’s Houses if there is available seating. This portion of the ceremony will last approximately 20-30 minutes.

Elementary students who are NOT graduating

Elementary students who are NOT graduating are welcome to walk in our procession and attend the ceremony with their classroom. Parents are welcome to attend the ceremony as space allows. We will have some open seating available, first-come, first-served.

Parents please use the drive-through drop off as usual, 8:00-8:20 a.m. on Friday, June 14th. Beforecare will be open 7:30-8:00 a.m. if needed.

Parents who wish to attend the ceremony please park in the neighborhood and join us in the gym for seating and coffee from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. We have a max capacity of 250 so we are unable to guarantee seating for parents of non-graduates. The ceremony will start at 9:00 a.m. Students will be dismissed to their parents from the gym foyer at 11:00 a.m. immediately following the ceremony.

Parents who do not attend the ceremony, please plan on picking your student up from the gym foyer at 11:00 a.m. The parking lot will most likely be full so please plan to park in the neighborhood and arrive in the gym no later than 11:00 a.m. for pick up.

After you pick up your student from the gym you are welcome to enjoy a short popsicle reception in the courtyard at 11:00 a.m. followed by a picnic at the Woodstock Park playground with the rest of the Elementary community. Please bring a picnic lunch and a blanket for you and your child(ren), and meet at Woodstock park at 11:30 a.m.

Graduating Students

Students graduating from our Children’s House, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary programs will walk in our procession and participate in the ceremony. Parents and siblings of graduates are invited to the ceremony and will have a seating section reserved in the gym. Each Upper Elementary graduate will have 4 additional seats reserved for family and/or close friends. Please see the schedule below.


Graduation Schedule

8:00-8:20 a.m. Drop Off: Parents please drop your students off as usual on Friday, June 14th. Beforecare will be available from 7:30-8:00 a.m.

Parking: We ask Elementary families who are attending to please find a parking space in the neighborhood after the drive-through drop off. Children’s House and Toddler families on the later side of drop off may need to find a space in the neighborhood as well.

8:00-9:00 a.m. Seating and Coffee in the Gym: Parents are welcome to join us in the gym for coffee while you wait for the ceremony to begin. Families of graduates can sit in the reserved seating section. All other seating is first-come, first-served. We have a max capacity of 250. We cannot guarantee seating for parents of non-graduates.

9:00-9:15 a.m. Graduation Procession: Students and staff will process with a bagpiper from the playground through the gym.

  • 9:15 a.m. Non-Graduating Children’s House Dismissal: Non-graduating Children’s House students will be dismissed to their parents in the back of the gym immediately following the procession.

9:15-11:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony: We will honor the graduates in the following order: Children’s House, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

  • 9:45 a.m. Children’s House Dismissal: The Children’s House portion of the ceremony will be wrapped up by 9:45 a.m. at which point Children’s House students will be dismissed to their parents in the audience and families are welcome to take their leave if they wish. If you plan on staying please be sure to save a seat for your graduate.
  • 11:00 a.m. Elementary Dismissal: All Elementary students will be dismissed to their parents from the gym foyer immediately following the ceremony.

11:00-11:15 a.m. Popsicles in the Courtyard: Families are welcome to join us in the courtyard for a short popsicle reception. We expect courtyard etiquette to be followed by all and enforced by the entire community. Walking only, two feet on the ground at all times, classroom voices. Thank you!

11:30-1:00 p.m. Elementary Picnic at Woodstock Park Playground: Elementary families are welcome to join the Elementary End-of-Year picnic at Woodstock Park Playground from 11:30a.m.-1:00 p.m. Please bring a picnic lunch and a blanket for you and your child(ren), and enjoy the afternoon with the rest of the Elementary community before summer break.