Grade 8 Events 2022

Watertown Middle School

A Reminder from the PTO

We are asking for $25.00/per student. This will help pay for the T-shirt, 8th Grade Party, etc.

Cash or checks can be delivered to the main office. Please make checks payable to WMS PTO.

Or you can Venmo: @ Erin-Macomber-1

Please identify the student's name in the memo.

*Consider making an extra donation for a student in need.

Seeking Corporate Sponsorships to help make 8th-grade activities a big success. If you own your own business or know of a business that would like to make a donation to the 8th-grade class activities, we would be very appreciative.

PLEASE submit your donation ASAP.

Feel free to reach out to Erin with any questions or concerns.

Erin Macomber: or 617-699-3614

Thank you!


Grade 8 Events and Permission Slip 2021

June 18, 2022

Dear Grade 8 Parents/Caregivers,

We are very close to the end of your child(ren)’s time at Watertown Middle School! We have several fun events planned in the upcoming days. Please read this information carefully and sign the permission slip(s) so that your child(ren) may participate in these events, if you have not already.


****THURSDAY, June 23 - Awards and Graduation****

  • Awards will be given out between 9:30 - 10:30 am on Moxley Field outside

  • All students will be sitting in chairs in rows on the field

  • Parents/Caregivers of students winning awards have been/will be notified and can bring their own chairs to sit in around the 8th graders

  • There will be a break and snacks for students from 10:30 - 11:00 am

  • Graduation will begin at 11:00 am

  • Parents/Caregivers of students may bring their own chairs to sit in around the 8th graders and observe the graduation

  • 8th-graders will return to school at the end of the ceremony or may be dismissed at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony by a parent ***they need to be officially dismissed using THIS FORM. (Form is also below for translation)

Please keep in mind:

  • Parents/caregivers need to BRING THEIR OWN CHAIRS or blankets to sit on. There will not be any available for families.
  • The bathrooms in the field house on Moxley field will be available and open, but there are only two of them.
  • Students do not need to be super fancy and dressed up for graduation, but they should look presentable and professional and be comfortable (i.e. polo shirt or plain t-shirt, no ripped jeans or shorts, no high heels on the grass, etc.)
  • Due to potential heat, students should be encouraged to wear lighter colors and be sure and put on sunscreen. Additionally, they are permitted to wear hats to shade themselves from the sun.

Thursday, June 23 - The 8th Grade Party

  • All students are invited to attend this event

  • It will take place 7:00 - 10:00 pm at the Sons of Italy in Watertown (520 Pleasant St.)

  • Food and drink will be served

  • Attire: Whatever is comfortable and makes them feel great!

  • All School Rules Apply

  • The permission slip will need to be signed in order for students to participate in this event - PERMISSION SLIP attached here (Permission slip is also below for translation)

***Students will not be permitted to attend the 8th Grade Party if they do not attend Graduation.

I look forward to seeing you in the upcoming days! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

All my best,

Donna Martin, Principal

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Permission Slips



  1. Students will enter the Party through the front doors of the Sons of Italy. Each student will be checked in. A signed permission slip much be received from all students. *** (If you turn your slip in by Thursday morning, there will be less waiting at the door!)

  2. Food and drink will be served

  3. ***Backpacks, purses, crossbody bags, fanny packs, etc. are not allowed for any reason. If there is something medical you need, please see one of your teachers, Nurse Michelle, Ms. Cohen, or Ms. Martin ahead of time.

  4. ***NO students will be admitted to the 8th grade Party after 7:20 unless accompanied by a parent/caregiver.

  5. ***NO students will be dismissed early from the 8th-grade party unless dismissed by a parent/caregiver.

  6. ***If a student leaves early, they will not be readmitted to the 8th-grade party.

  7. Officer Stewart and/or another officer will be present to support the event.

  8. ALL School Rules and Behavioral Expectations must be followed at all times or a student’s parent/caregiver may be asked to pick them up early from the event.


I have read and understood the Above Rules and Expectations for the 8th Grade Party. I understand that if I do not follow the rules and expectations, I may be asked to leave the event.


Student Full Printed Name


Student Signature


Parent/Caregiver Full Printed Name


Parent/Caregiver Signature


Phone #

Full Name and Phone Number of who can dismiss student (other than Parent/Caregiver):


Dear 8th Grade Families,

As you are aware, Grade 8 Graduation is taking place on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 11:00 am. We expect the ceremony to conclude at approximately 12:00 pm noon.

School will be continuing after the graduation ceremony, however, I anticipate that some of you may wish to dismiss your child(ren) at that time to have a celebration lunch or other festivities before the 8th Grade Party that evening at 7:00 pm. If that is the case, please fill out the form below and have your child return it to their homeroom teacher so they may leave with you at the conclusion of the graduation.

***Please DO NOT take your child home with you after the graduation ceremony unless you have submitted one of these forms. We need to know where all of the students are at all times. Thank you!


Donna Martin, Principal


Name of Student ________________________________________________________

Homeroom Teacher’s Name and/or Cluster ____________________________________________

Name of Parent/Guardian (printed) _____________________________________________________

I will be taking my child home with me after the ceremony on June 23, 2022.

Name of Parent/Guardian (signature) _____________________________________________________

Phone number ___________________________________________________