8th Grade Promotion Party 2018

Committee Contacts

Event Chairs

Iris Tessler

Nicole Andre

Baby Picture Wall

Jennifer French

Decorations & Signage

Carrie Shapiro

DJ / Music

Keri Fryer

Door Supervision 

Michelle Brennan-Cooke

Event Night Volunteers 

Nicole Andre

Fire Marshal Liaison 

Beth Lawrence

First Aid 

Tracy Fernandez

Food & Snacks

JoAnna Brooks

Adriane Foster

Games & Activities

Shari Venezia

Photography & Slide Show

Angela Wang

Registration, Lanyards, CheckIn

Emily Wetmore

Sweets & Treats

Lisa Nolan

Website / Shutterfly ShareSite & Budget

Iris Tessler

Sign Up Genius (Donations, Borrowed Items, Volunteers)

Nicole Andre

Charlotte Wood PTA proudly presents...

"Bright Lights, Big City"


All CWMS 8th graders are invited to this special "promotion" celebration on Friday, May 18th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at Charlotte Wood Middle School. Each quad area will be decorated in a different city theme: Hollywood, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York, Paris, San Francisco. 


Food and Drinks

We will serve a buffet dinner including tacos, burgers, and pizza, along with a variety of side dishes and several water stations. For treats, we will have cupcakes, cookies, popcorn, cotton candy, and snocones. 



Music will be provided by a professional DJ, who will engage the kids in fun group dances and party favor tosses. We have many games and activities planned, including a professional photo booth with props, (4) casino card tables, (3) caricature artists, giant-sized board games, (2) palm readers, (4) selfie stations, hairstyling, and more! 

Event Night Volunteers

Volunteer Clearance 

Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who jump in to help with this special celebration. The school district requires that all volunteers are cleared through their Be A Mentor system. If you're not already cleared in Be A Mentor, please go to the SRVUSD website to register as a volunteer: srvusd.net/parents/volunteers


Not Sure If You're Registered?

Please email CWMS Attendance Secretary, Debbie Gilfillan to confirm your volunteer clearance status dgilfillan@srvusd.net.


Ready to Sign Up?

Link to Event Volunteers Sign Up Genius

Parent's Checklist

Event Sign Ups

Our promotion party is made possible because of our dedicated parent volunteers. We appreciate your time and generous donations which allow us to continue the tradition of our 8th grade class celebration.  Please take a look at the Sign Up links and help us make this a safe and fun event for all of our students. 

Baby Picture Wall

For the 8th grade promotion party, we will be continuing the tradition of creating a Baby Picture Wall of our students. The picture wall is featured at the party entrance and we would like all students represented. Please see below for instructions:

  • print out a 4” X 6” photo of your 8th grade student when they were a baby / toddler. Photo can be a color or black & white photo, but it needs to be a copy as we can not guarantee the condition when returned
  • write your student’s first and last name on the back of the photo and your email address 
  • bring the photo to the CW office and place it in the designated box by Friday, April 20th

If you have questions, please contact: Jennifer French

Non-Discrimination Statement

San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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