Nite In Hand
May 14, 2020
A quick update on Nite In Hand. There will not be an event in DHHS this year. We are planning an outdoor event either at the last Sunday of July or the first Sunday of August. Therefore we are changing the event name for this year:
“Give Them a Hand – Senior Send Off 2020”. Some traditions will stay and new events will be happening.
The first of the old traditions has been completed. Senior signs have been distributed. If you haven’t gotten a sign but would still like one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new event – Madison Art Cinema’s scrolling of the senior class started this week. If you haven’t seen it, go downtown and check it out! Post a picture on FB or Instagram or snapchat.
The second of the old traditions will be delivered on Sunday afternoon. Picture Boards will be delivered to all seniors, unless you have requested to opt out of everything that was Nite In Hand. There will be instructions along with the board. Traditionally the family of the senior has made a collage of pictures of that senior and it is a surprise to the senior when it is unveiled at NIH. This year it is up to your family on how you want to proceed. However, when the collage is done, we are asking that everyone take a picture of the finished board and upload it. If you have trouble uploading, please send a copy to email@example.com. We hope to get all the pictures by June 20th.
Look for some more new banners and signs at the end of May celebrating the seniors of 2020.
There will be more details on the outdoor event as the NIH team finalizes what it will look like under social distancing restrictions. We guarantee that it will be safe and fun!
Joan M. Walker
Even though the schools are currently closed, we are still taking registrations for Nite In Hand and orders for senior signs. The registration deadline has been extended to April 30th. Currently we only have about 50% registration and we are striving for 100%!
Please send your registration form to Mrs. Cheryl Wohlgemuth, 115 Hammonassett Meadows Road, Madison, CT 06443.
We are all navigating new territory with the COVID19 pandemic and the situation is evolving and fluid. Out of an abundance of caution, we are cancelling the Nite In Hand (NIH) auction, which is one of the primary fundraisers for this event. This year marks the 32nd year for NIH and the NIH team is committed to ensuring that there is community celebration for the seniors, even though it may take a different form for this class. Therefore, we have set up a go fund me page for NIH 2020, to guarantee that we have the funds to continue this time-honored tradition and to cover the costs to those impacted by the economic upheaval. So, if you can give $20 for the class of 2020, your generosity will be greatly appreciated.
Nite In Hand is an evening of celebration held on the night of Daniel Hand High School Graduation. It allows Madison's graduates to spend the entire night celebrating together in a safe, substance-free environment. Our goal is keeping the graduates and the community safe on graduation night!
We need DHHS parents (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior and Senior) and family/friends to volunteer! A successful Nite In Hand depends on great parent/community participation.
Come, learn and experience the Nite In Hand process so that this extraordinary tradition may be continued for years to come. Monthly Nite In Hand meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month (November to June), in the DHHS Media Room, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. The kick off meeting will take place October 8th. All are welcome!
Note: Due to Election Day, the November meeting will be held on November 12, 2019
Traditionally the family of the senior has made a collage of pictures of that senior and it is a surprise to the senior when it is unveiled at NIH. This year it is up to your family on how you want to proceed. However, when the collage is done, we are asking that everyone take a picture of the finished board and upload it. When you get to the folder, right click within the folder to upload a file.
If you have trouble uploading, please send a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to get all the pictures by June 20th.