Reinstate the 6th grade moving up Yearbook Page
Dear Dr. Meléndez,
We, Sixth Grade parents, respectfully request reconsideration of the school’s decision to eliminate the sixth graders' individual yearbook page. The idea of an "insert" in the yearbook is not an acceptable alternative either.
The elementary senior graduating page has become a tradition for the school with its rightful expectation from the students. For years, each Saint John’s graduating class has had their own “senior” page in the yearbook and these students who are moving up are eagerly looking forward to it. Rest assured they are deeply disappointed, and so are we, parents who followed the school’s guidelines and submitted the material by the requested deadline. These students’ siblings have, and will continue to have their own 6th grade page while only the class of 2021 will not.
Contrary to eliminating pages, this yearbook should be the fullest and most beautiful book made to date. It should be conceived as a model to showcase the school and class milestones to treasure for years to come. The sixth graders have been enthusiastically waiting for this moment for many years and it is unfair to deprive them of it. SJS’s Centennial Year should not be an impediment to showcase the significance of those moving up to the secondary division. It should be celebrated as a fortuitous privilege.
This petition reflects the sentiments of the Sixth Grade parents. We hope you will seriously reconsider your decision.
The Sixth Grade parents
cc Ms. Maika Marchán
Ms. Yolanda Adames
Ms. Annette Hequin