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An Important Message for Parents of 8th Graders, From Ms. Souffrin

The Petrides School

An Important Message for Parents of 8th Graders, From Ms. Souffrin

May 7, 2021 

To the Parents/Guardians of Students in Grade 8, 


At The Petrides School, it has been our tradition to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our 8th grade students in a very special and unique way. This year has been the most unique and they have proven their resilience by working hard, adapting to change and being patient. I am looking forward to celebrating this class! 

I would like to take this opportunity to give you some information about these events, because it is my hope that all students participate. This notice is to allow you time to reserve calendar dates. 


On Thursday, June 3, 2021 you are invited to a Drive-Through Milestone Celebration. During this time, you will follow the path down Campus Road to Circular Drive where the students will be met by their teachers, staff and administration to congratulate them. We have MANY SURPRISES planned for them along the way. Some of which include a tote bagged filled with autograph book, t-shirt and other memorabilia, along with any awards or plaques they have earned. There will be DJ entertainment and photo opts. The Drive-Through Milestone Celebration will BEGIN at 1:30 PM. Cars should line up on Ocean Terrace. The rain date for the Drive By celebration is June 8, 2021. 


On Wednesday, June 16, 2021 our continuing students (and their parents) are invited to an Accepted Students Day event. During this time, you will drive along Campus Road to Circular Drive where you will be greeted by the Middle and High School Assistant Principals.  You will receive a SPECIAL package filled with surprises and instructions for a link to personalize your freshman program at Petrides! The Accepted Students Day event is from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. 


On Monday, June 21, 2021 you are invited to a Watch Party. During this time, our 8th grade teachers will host a Google Meet for students to enjoy their video yearbook together. The Watch Party will begin at 10:00 am. 


On Tuesday, June 22, 2021 the students are invited to an outdoor autograph book signing at 12:00 noon. 


The cost for families, for all events is $40.00. Please use new our on-line pay system: go to our website: and click on the Pay Online! tab at the top of the screen – and look for the “8th Grade Dues” item.   


If you have any questions, regarding end of year events, feel free to contact me at (718) 815-0186 extension 22171 or



Ms. Bettyann Souffrin  

Assistant Principal, Grades 5 – 8