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Class of 2018

RHS PROJECT GRADUATION 2018
PG 18 Maroon Logo

PG18 Co-Chairs:
Jill Feeney, 201-788-8783, jjfeen@optonline.net
Nicole Richards, 862-221-5091, nrichards99@yahoo.com


DUES ARE PAST DUE!
Deadline, November 30

Treasurer:
Lori Schmidt, 201-693-0466, lori.schmidt@mac.com

Project Graduation Student Dues are $160.  Deadline for dues was November 30, 2017. Please make your checks payable to "RHS Class of 2018" and send to Lori Schmidt, 326 Heights Road, Ridgewood, NJ  07450.  Students will not be allowed to participate in any PG18 activities with out dues payments.

Student support is available for any family who needs help with dues or other expenses regarding graduation.  Contact our grade advisor Meg Schaefer at mschaefer@ridgewood.k12.nj.us or call her at 201-670-2800 ext. 20569 and she will assist you in any way she can.  All conversations with Meg Schaefer are completely confidential.  Our goal is to have all students participate in all senior activities.  

Please note:  The $160 PG18 Dues are NOT the same as the activity fee charged by Ridgewood High School!

NEXT PG18 MEETING
Monday, January 22 at 7 p.m.
Campus Center


PG18 FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY!
Project Graduation is selling "Woolly Threads" sweatshirts.  These reverse loop vintage-style pullover is taking campuses and communities by storm! These are only available for a limited time.  Click on the flyer below to get all the details.  Don't miss out!
WOOLLY FLYER

OPEN CHAIR POSITIONS/VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

  • Construction/Project Manager.  We are in search for Construction/Project Manager Chairs.  We also will need a licensed contractor in order to work on the front of the building!
  • Build Space.  We still need a build space for a couple of months.  DESPERATE NEED!  Most likely we will need more than one space.
  • Note Card Chair. We are looking for a volunteer to coordinate the order of note cards for graduation.
  • Fashion Show. The Fashion Show is the main PG18 fundraiser and planning is in full swing!!! The theme this year is Ridgewood Goes to the Oscars!  Our Fashion Show Chairs, Tina Telesco and Jennifer Errico, are looking for volunteers.  Please consider volunteering.  We cannot do this without your help! And please do not be intimidated by volunteering.  We have something that each and every one of you can do.  We will be happy to walk you thru any volunteer opportunities. Please contact Tina at remytripp@aol.com, 201-657-1664 or Jennifer at jenerrico4@hotmail.com, 201-981-4470 with any questions.  More details about the Fashion Show is below.


IMMEDIATE NEED!

A construction site needs to be secured ASAP!  We no longer have "Brogan" available to us.  We need a similar facility to construct PG18.  We will need the site for the months of March through June, but would like to secure a location within the next few weeks. Please let the co-chairs know if you have any ideas or information about a location.

Also, our Design Chairs, Laura Schultz and Sandy Santangelo, are looking for two people experienced in construction to take on the roll of Construction Chairs.  The Design Chairs and Construction Chairs will work closely together.  Please email PG18rhs@gmail.com if you are interested.


BABY PICTURES
Have you chosen your baby picture?

Baby Picture Chairs:
Maribeth Germinario, 201-264-7730, maribethgerminario@gmail.com
Rachael Marussich, 201-394-6514, rmarussich@hotmail.com

One of the highlights of graduation night is the Baby Picture Gallery on display during the party at BF. Please look through your family photos and select the perfect baby photo of your child. Each senior's photo will be enlarged, mounted, and displayed in the main hallway at BF during the festivities.

Photo Selection Guidelines: 
• Select a 4"x6" color photo of your graduate
• No digital photos please, PRINTED COPY of photos only
• Photos can be horizontal or vertical

• Your child's photos should be age 1 to 5 years old
• Please select a photo of good quality, as photos will be enlarged to 16"x20"

• No formal portraits please due to copyright infringement
• Nude photos or photos with alcohol in them will not be accepted

• We cannot crop photos, so make sure no one else is in the picture
• Please DO NOT write on the back of the photo

Photo Submission Guidelines:

• Please put the photo in a ziplock bag with the following information:

-- Student's name

-- Parent's email

-- Phone number

-- A short caption (Captions should be brief, fun and relate to the photo.  If you do not write a caption, the committee will write one for you.)
-- Remember, DO NOT write this info on the back of the photo!
• The deadline for photo submission is January 15, 2018.
• Please mail or drop off photos to Maribeth Germinario, 146 Walthery Ave., Ridgewood, NJ.  There is a bin by the front door.


Please note that your graduate's photo cannot be included unless your PG18 dues have been paid.  Dues are $160 per student.  Checks can be made out to RHS Class of 2018 and mailed to Lori Schmidt, 326 Heights Road, Ridgewood, NJ.  

Lastly, sssssshhhhh!!! Please keep the picture selection a secret! Remember that the mounted poster will be yours to keep after graduation. Find a great picture and don’t disappoint your senior!


FASHION SHOW
The planning has begun!
 Please volunteer for this huge fundraiser!

Fashion Show Chairs:
Tina Telesco, 201-657-1664, remytripp@aol.com
Jennifer Errico, 201-445-2004, jenerrico4@hotmail.com

The PG18 Senior Fashion Show will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Teaneck Marriott.  For those of you who are new to Project Graduation, the Fashion Show is the primary fundraiser for the construction at BF.  Senior year is the greatest time for our children, let's make it even better by coming together and making PG18 the best it can be for them!  Our theme will be Ridgewood Goes to the Oscars.  It's going to be Glam and Glitz!

It is time to put the Fashion Show planning into high gear!  We cannot do this without your help! We need many volunteers.  Please do not be intimidated by volunteering.  We have something that each and every one of you can do.  We will be happy to walk you through any volunteer position.  WE NEED YOUR HELP AND WE NEED IT NOW!

Auction items needed:
~ tickets to shows
~ tickets to sporting events
~ vacation homes
~ jewelry
~ limo
~ TV behind the scene meet and greet
~ concert tickets
~ hotel-time shares
~ restaurants
~ caterers

In the past, people have gotten together to create a live auction donation, such as catered dinner parties or tickets to a show with dinner in the City.

Volunteering--Need people for:
~ Designing the Auction Program
~ Auction Committee

Please reach out to Tina or Jennifer with any questions.  They would love to hear from you and they would love to work with you!



GRADUATION LAWN SIGNS

Lawn Sign Chairs:
Jin Lee, 201-838-6608, PG18LawnSigns@yahoo.com
Mickey Kim 

LAWN SIGN

Believe it or not, it's time to order a lawn sign for your graduating senior to celebrate your graduate's success!  Sings are 24" x 48" and 100% waterproof. Signs are $35 each. Orders must be received by FRIDAY, APRIL 6 to ensure they will arrive on time. Delivery of signs is expected approximately between May 17-20.

Please complete the order form below and mail with payment to: Jin Lee, 561 Bennington Terrace, Ridgewood, NJ  07450.  If you have any questions, please email Jin at PG18LawnSigns@yahoo.com.


LAWN SIGN FLYER


SCHOOL SPONSERED EVENTS VS PG18 EVENTS:

  • Meg Schaefer, our grade advisor, opened our meeting with some clarification on what events the school is sponsoring versus PG18. Although the information below is not "PG18" related, it is senior related and we felt it was useful to include on our website. 
    1. Junior/Senior Dance.  There is a possibility of a Junior/Senior Dance sometime in February.  This has not happened in over 6 years.  She encourages the parents to bring it back.  
    2. Prom. The Prom this year is on Friday, June 1.  The Prom takes place on a boat, which travels around the Statue of Liberty. The seniors are gone from 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. There is a DJ and food. Seniors can bring a date (even if they are not a senior), but no one 21 or older is allowed. The seniors cannot drive to the Pier. They must either get a ride from a parent or guardian. Buses are provided and leave from the school. More details will be sent closer to the event. Prom is approximately $115 per person. It is a formal affair: boys wear tuxedos, girls get dressed in gowns or pant suits. Monday after the Prom is not a sanctioned day off! However, if the students are not at the 12-day risk absence rule, they are usually not at school! 
    3. Graduation.  Graduation is Wednesday, June 20.  Girls wear all white, boys wear white dinner jackets and black pants. Students will be measured for two reasons: they are lined up according to height and Biltmore supplies the gentlemen with jackets. There is a white closet of dresses for girls – details to follow.
      • Tickets for Graduation. Parents are given 2 tickets to the event. These tickets are for stadium seats. Other seats available without tickets are the visiting bleachers and standing on the fence. Chairs are allowed on the lawn. There is also viewing from a screen in the Little Theatre. This area is first come first served and a great viewing area for grandparents!

 

SAVE THE DATES:
Deadline for PG18 Dues~11/30
PG 18 Parent Meeting~1/22 at 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Baby Picture Deadline~1/15 at 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
PG 18 Parent Meeting~2/26 at 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Fashion Show~3/4
PG 18 Parent Meeting~3/19 at 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
PG 18 Parent Meeting~4/16 at 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
PG 18 Parent Meeting~5/21 at 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Yearbook Signing~June
Graduation!~6/20


OUR ROCK STAR PG18 CHAIRS!!!

Design Chair

Laura Schultz

201-755-2032

artistllb@aol.com

Design Chair

Sandy Santangelo

201-519-6660

gsantangelo6@gmail.com

Treasurer

Lori Schmidt

201-693-0466

Lori.schmidt@mac.com

Communications

Jueine D'Alessandro

201-523-2429

pajuney@aol.com

HSA Communications

Pam Lobosco

Pamela.lobosco@gmail.com

Facebook/ Instagram site

Nancy Kennedy

201-835-3120

ntkennedy@verizon.net

Fall Social Chair

Laura Thurlow

201-320-0378

lthur2003@yahoo.com

Fall Social Chair

Fran Carver

973-296-4110

carver5@optonline.net

Dinner Dance Chair

Lori Weil

201-264-8860

weils5@me.com

Dinner Dance Chair

Erin Mannion

201-446-2151

erinmannion@aol.com

Fashion Show Chair

Jennifer Errico

201-981-4470

jenerrico4@hotmail.com

Fashion Show Chair

Tina Telesco

201-657-1664

remytipp@aol.com

Graduation Lawn Sign

Jin Lee & Mickey Kim

201-838-6608

PG18LawnSigns@yahoo.com

Yearbook Distribution /SIgning and Yearbook Liasion

Peggy McGinley

201-739-9718

pegmcginle@aol.com

Entertainment Chair

Lindsey Barclay

201-407-8792

Rlbarc@aol.com

White Dress Closet

Kathy Gammer

2017395767

kathygammer@gmail.com

Baby Picture Chair

Maribeth Germinario

201-264-7730

maribethgerminario@gmail.com

Baby Picture Chair

Rachael Marussich

201-394-6514

rmarussich@hotmail.com

 


 Like our Facebook page Project Graduation 2018 for up to date information!


Forms/Policies:
Deposit Form
Reimbursement/Check Request Form
PG Policies
RHS HSA Tax Exempt Form 2017-18


Tuesday, October 3rd @ 11am the sign up for models will be at the Little Theatre. Tina and I will both be there as their is a quick questionnaire for the kids to fill out.  Your kids will also be notified via school so tell them to keep an eye out. 

Monday, October 9th @ 7pm we will have the kick off meeting at my home, with wine of course, to go over specific roles of these responsibilities as well as brainstorm ideas with all that want to be involved. Please don't hesitate to share and forward this email with a friend that we might have left off.
Tuesday, October 3rd @ 11am the sign up for models will be at the Little Theatre. Tina and I will both be there as their is a quick questionnaire for the kids to fill out.  Your kids will also be notified via school so tell them to keep an eye out. 

Monday, October 9th @ 7pm we will have the kick off meeting at my home, with wine of course, to go over specific roles of these responsibilities as well as brainstorm ideas with all that want to be involved. Please don't hesitate to share and forward this email with a friend that we might have left off.
Tuesday, October 3rd @ 11am the sign up for models will be at the Little Theatre. Tina and I will both be there as their is a quick questionnaire for the kids to fill out.  Your kids will also be notified via school so tell them to keep an eye out. 

Monday, October 9th @ 7pm we will have the kick off meeting at my home, with wine of course, to go over specific roles of these responsibilities as well as brainstorm ideas with all that want to be involved. Please don't hesitate to share and forward this email with a friend that we might have left off.