SME Middle School Dance Information
Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are invited to attend school dances at St. Mary's Elementary.
Here are some quick FAQs about our dances.
Q: When are the dances?
A: This year, there will be four dances on the following Friday evenings from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm:
Q: Who is the DJ?
A: Music by Your Event DJ RJ (RJ Nieman)
A: Any VIRTUS certified parent may chaperone the
dances. This is crucial to the success
of the dances and the safety of our students.
IF ENOUGH PARENTS DO NOT VOLUNTEER TO CHAPERONE IN ADVANCE, THE DANCE
WILL BE CANCELLED. No child wants
his/her parent to chaperone, but we need a certain number to volunteers to make
it happen. If everyone takes a turn, no
one needs to be at every dance. Floor
monitors, hallway monitors and kitchen help are needed.
Q: Is there a fee?
A: We charge $5.00 per student at the door, which
pays for the sound system. Pop, water,
pizza and snacks are available for $1.00 each.
Q: What is the dress code?
A: The dances are casual, but students are
expected to dress appropriately.
Dress Code: A student's dress, grooming and appearance including hair style/color, jewelry and makeup shall be safe, appropriate and not disruptive. Inappropriate items include:
Students who violate the
dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing
the offending item and, if necessary or practical, replacing it with an
acceptable item. Any student who refuses
or is unable to do so shall be removed from the dance and will wait with a
chaperone until a parent/guardian can be contacted to pick him/her up.
Q: What are drop-off and pick-up procedures?
A: Parents may drop students off, as long as
they have their admission fee and ticket in-hand, signed by the parent/guardian
and listing an emergency contact number.
No other friends/relatives will be allowed to attend the dance including
alumni. Please come all the way into the
building to pick up your son/daughter following the dance. This way, we can ensure that all students
leave with a parent. If there are
special circumstances regarding safety for your child, please let us know in
Q: Are cell phones allowed?
A: Cell phones are allowed to be carried by the
students for safety purposes. However,
no photos or video-taping will be allowed during the dances.
Q: When do tickets go on sale?
A: Tickets may be obtained in the school office before the dance. Fees are not collected until the night of the dance (at the door). If your child gets a ticket, he/she is not obligated to use it. However, any student even considering attending the dance should get a ticket in advance.