M-A PTA GRAD NIGHT 2021

SANTA CRUZ BOARDWALK HERE WE COME!

What is Grad Night?

Grad Night is a safe, sober and fun tradition for all M-A graduating seniors.Everything is provided, including food, drink, transportation, and entertainment! The kids will meet at the M-A Gym at 7:00 p.m. sharp on graduation night (June 3) and be taken by bus to a surprise location. They will return to M-A by 2:00 a.m. (the next morning).

Will we be able to have a family dinner before the Grad Night Party?

There will be little time between the end of the graduation ceremony (6:00 p.m.) and check-in time for Grad Night (7:00 p.m.). Please plan your family celebrations accordingly!

We will be providing food and snacks while the students are waiting in line to register and complete the screening for alcohol or drugs prior to boarding the school busses. When students arrive at the Boardwalk they will be given Boardwalk bucks to purchase food and drinks during the event with a pizza feed at midnight.

Is it really safe to let my graduate party until 2:00 a.m.?

Yes, if it is the M-A Grad Night party! The graduates will be transported by bus, and there will be adult chaperones and security with them throughout the night. This is a PTA- sponsored Safe & Sober event.

What happens at the party?

Rides, games, DJ, food and more. It’s going to be a BLAST

Why is Grad Night special?

For many seniors, this will be the first time that they have had a chance to party together. And for many, this will be the last time. But no matter their backgroundsor their futures, they will be bonded forever as the M-A Class of 2021. Grad Night will be their last high school event – an opportunity for them to celebrate their shared accomplishment.

Who else is going?

Our goal is to get the entire M-A Class of 2021 to attend Grad Night. The 2019 Grad Night we had almost 400 seniors attended Grad Night!

What do I wear?

Comfortable clothes and shoes. You should also bring a jacket or a warm sweatshirt ! We would suggest you bring a change of clothes to graduation in case it runs late.

What do I bring?

  • Your student I.D.
  • Your printed negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before Grad Night or COVID-19 Vaccination Record if you did not upload to the site. You can print out a copy. You must complete the COVID-19 Vaccination by May 20, 2021 so you will be fully vaccinated by Grad Night.
  • Jacket or sweatshirt
  • Cell phone, if you have one
  • Drivers license, if you are driving
  • Keys if you will be driving yourself to grad night
  • Small purse that contains only the approved items-we will make you turn out the purse and ask to inspect it. We have never had any student in the past 5 years loss anything at our events.
  • Medication-please bring all medications to the medical table so we can check it in. We will let you know where you can access them during the event.

What you should not bring

  • Large purses
  • Backpacks
  • Bags
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Yearbook
  • Electronic devices.
  • You will not need money.

Reasons you will not be able to attend Grad Night

Alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs are strictly prohibited! As part of the check-in process, allstudents will be thoroughly screened and searched (this includes shoes and pockets).

Grad Night Details

Date: Thursday, June 3rd after graduation

Time: 7:00 pm – 2:00 am.

Registration for Grad Night: Registration will start 7:00 pm sharp!

Transportation: School busses to and from the event

Ticket Sales: Sunday, May 2 – Monday, May 24

Ticket Prices: $130, $20 partial and full scholarships are available

 

Registration Forms

Forms were sent to Seniors 4/30 and available below.

Ways to Submit Completed Registration Packets

  • Online  English Registration
  • Online  Spanish Registration
  • Print and complete all forms for registration and return with payment or scholarship request to;
    • Ofa Taimani Front Office
    • Mike Amoroso, Room B-21
    • Lily Quinonez, Room B-20
  • Print and complete all forms for registration and include payment or scholarship request and mail to;
    • Taylor Perkins, 140 N Balsamina Way, Portola Valley, CA 94028.
  • Payment
    • Cash
    • Check made out to “M-A PTA”
    • PayPal here
    • Request partial scholarship and full scholarships
    • Note: You can register online and pay by cash or check. You can print out and submit the registration and pay through PayPal.

Parents want to get involved?

Volunteer to help or donate items for Grad Night. Sign up here.

If you have any questions contact us at gradnight@mabearspta.org

Taylor Perkins and Katie Parsons