8th Grade Activities


It is our pleasure to announce the upcoming senior activities taking place this year for your child as they make the transition from middle to high school.


  • Senior Dance will be held on Tuesday, June 21,  from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Grand Prospect Hall, located at 263 Prospect Avenue in Brooklyn. The dance includes a buffet dinner,

           a photo booth, and a DJ.  _______

  • Graduation will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 9:00 a.m., at the John Jay Educational Complex, located at 237 7th Avenue. Each family will receive four tickets for the event.
  • The Six Flags Great Adventure senior trip will be held on Friday, June 16.  We will be departing from school at 8:00AM and returning to school around 5:00PM.


The cost of senior dues is $181.00 per student.  This includes:

  • Admission to all activities
  • Transportation to Six Flags  
  • A class of 2017 t-shirt
  • Cap and gown for graduation  
  • A yearbook

We are asking families who are able to pay $191.00 to offset the cost for students who cannot afford the full amount.  


Payment Option 1 – Pay in full Payment Option 2 – 3 payments
$191.00 due Friday, April 21, 2017 $64 due Friday, April 21, 2017
$64 due Friday, May 5, 2017
$63 due Friday, May 19, 2017


Please make checks payable to MS 447.  Submit payments to Amy Sirot, Parent Coordinator, or Chrissy Vissa, Assistant Principal.   If you wish to donate toward a scholarship, please do so by including the additional amount in your payment. Please indicate the portion that is for scholarship.


If you have any questions or concerns, or are interested in scholarship support, please contact   

Chrissy Vissa, Assistant Principal and eighth grade liaison (cvissa@ms447.org)


Finally, all senior activities are contingent on academic standing and behavior.  If your child exhibits inappropriate behavior or is in poor academic standing, your child may not be permitted to attend a particular activity, as determined by the 8th grade staff and administration.  Please note: We cannot refund any money after May 4, including cases in which your child has been excluded for behavior.


We look forward to the excitement of the next few months!




Chrissy Vissa,

Assistant Principal


Student Name _______________________________ Class 80_____


Please check any of the following that apply and include the corresponding payment:


_____  Enclosed is my senior dues payment of $ ______ paid in full.


_____  Enclosed is my first payment of $ _____ towards senior dues.


_____  I am enclosing an additional donation of $ _____ to be used towards scholarships.


_____  I am requesting financial assistance so that my child can participate in these activities.


Interested in chaperoning?


_____  I am interested in being a parent chaperone during the senior dance.




Fee Breakdown:

Class of 2017 t-shirt $7

Cap and gown $18

Senior dance $67

Six Flags Great Adventure $73

Class of 2017 yearbook $16


Student and Parent Signature Required:

By signing below, I understand that my attendance at senior activities depends on my positive behavior and good academic standing.  If I behave inappropriately or I am in poor academic standing, as determined by my teachers and administration, I may not be allowed to attend one or more 8th grade activities.


Student Signature:  ___________________________________________________


Parent Name:  ________________________________________________________


Parent Signature:  _____________________________________________________