8th Grade Year-End Events

We will be celebrating our 8th graders’ promotion to high school with three end-of-year events including the 8th Grade Party after school on May 31, the Promotion Ceremony and reception at Cleveland High School on June 6, and the annual celebratory field trip to Oaks Park on June 7. 

PARTY – 8th Grade Celebration Glow Party
Friday, May 31, 2019 – 5:00-7:00pm in the Hosford Cafeteria

Mr. Erecksen will DJ the Glow Party and there will be pizza, snacks and treats along with a dunk tank where kids can try to dunk their favorite teachers and staff! Please make arrangements for your students to leave school at 3:45 as usual and return at 5:00 PM, as there will not be any student supervision prior to the beginning of the party.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 – 2:30-4:00pm at Cleveland High School

8th grade students are “clapped out” by Hosford teachers and students and walk together to CHS to practice the promotion program. Students will be dismissed at 3:45 PM from the Cleveland campus to go home and get ready for promotion. Students who take the bus will be walked back to Hosford in time to catch the buses.

Promotion Ceremony and Family Reception
Thursday, June 6, 2019 – 7:00-8:30pm at Cleveland High School

Due to limited space, each student is allowed up to six guest tickets for the ceremony. Please indicate the number of tickets you would like on the 8th Grade Celebration Activities form sent home with your student. If you request more than six tickets, your name will be placed on a waiting list and extra tickets will be issued as they become available. Please request the exact number of tickets you will need by May 24. Tickets will be distributed early June. Contact the office at (503) 916-5640 with questions.

On the evening of Promotion:
•  Drop off your student at Cleveland High School at 6:30pm – enter through the main doors on 26th Ave. 
•  The auditorium will also open at 6:30pm for seating.
•  Take photos BEFORE 6:30 or after the ceremony so the program can proceed smoothly and on time.
•  A family reception with drinks and snacks will be held in the cafeteria immediately after the ceremony.
•  No balloons are allowed in the auditorium. This is a PPS rule. 

PICNIC – Oaks Park Field Trip
Friday, June 7, 2019 – 9:30am-3:30pm

This is a full day trip to Oaks Amusement Park. Each student will receive a deluxe ride bracelet and lunch.  Buses will leave Hosford at 9:30am and return to Hosford at 3:30pm. Any students being picked up at Oaks Park by a parent need to check out with a Hosford staff member before 3:00pm, otherwise they will return on the school bus. Lunch will be provided – grilled burgers, hotdogs and accompaniments. Deluxe ride bracelets include unlimited standard rides plus the Scream’n Eagle and Disk’O. Arcade games, Golf, Go Karts, Roller Skating and Adrenaline Peak are NOT included.  Students should bring money if they wish to purchase other food or participate in activities not included with the Deluxe bracelet.

$35 per student – due by May 24
The cost of $35 covers the expenses for all three 8th Grade Year-End Events. We want all students to participate and there are scholarships for any students for whom this fee would represent a hardship. Checks should be made payable to Hosford PTSA or pay online. Please consider donating additional money to help cover the cost of the activities for students who may not be able to participate due to lack of funds.