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3:00 pm

Virtual Baccalaureate Celebration

May 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Graduation 2020 Register Now   Version en español View this email in a Web browser   Hey Seniors and families of seniors, Bishop Stokes and your Diocese of NJ Community want to celebrate YOU! Know your Story and Live it Boldly ... online! On Sunday May 31 at 3:00 pm, we’re having a Virtual Baccalaureate Celebration especially for Graduating Seniors throughout the Diocese of NJ. Graduates and Guests Register Now            bit.ly/DNJGraduates We’d like each of you to send us a recent photo and a brief bio to let us know who you are, what church you attend, and what your plans are for after graduation.  Then, to make this event fun and special, we have a special Bishop's Baccalaureate Challenge for you! Are you ready to take one of our Challenges? Just choose a challenge, 2 of them or if the spirit moves you, try all 3! Challenge #1 - Tik Tok Challenge Create a Tik Tok all about YOU.  The challenges you’re facing, the surprise blessings you’ve received, the plans you’re making for the future.  Make it all about you. Challenge #2 - Graduation Self-Portrait Challenge Did you get that gorgeous outfit for the prom and now nobody is going to see you in it?  Whip out your camera or cellphone and send us your best selfie or you can have somebody take the pic for you! Post it on your Instagram and tag #baccalaureatewiththebishop so we can share it! Challenge #3 - Digital Mortarboard Challenge Decorating your graduation cap has become a tradition of graduations in recent years so what would you say on yours?  Make a digital graduation cap or cut a square out of a piece of cardboard, decorate it as you see fit then send us a pic of you and your cap!  Post it on your instagram and tag it #baccalaureatewiththebishop! Here’s some ideas Bonus Challenge  - YOU make it up! Got a better idea than the ones we’ve listed here?  GO FOR IT!  Express yourself in whatever way you like.  Just make it about you and make it 30 seconds or less. Once we receive all the submissions, we’ll create a special presentation highlighting all your creations and feature you on our Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube pages for the world to see! We want to celebrate you on this special day and we'll feature your submission on our Diocesan Youth pages and more! Just send your submissions to youth@dioceseofnj.org by Sunday, May 25. Then post them on your Instagram and tag #baccalaureatewiththebishop so we can share it! Okay Seniors, let’s see what you’ve got! PLEASE NOTE: Submissions by persons under the age of 18 require additional parental/guardian consent.  In accordance with our child protection policy we will not permit photographs, videos, or other images of young people to be used without the consent of the child’s parents/guardians. PARENTAL CONSENT FORM Parental Photo Consent Form for Children/Minors Name of Organization: Episcopal Diocese of NJ Date and Time of Event: 5/31/2020 Name of Event & Event Location: Virtual Baccalaureate Event via Zoom Event Coordinator(s): Diocesan Youth Conveners Clare Gutwein & Joe Rodriguez - youth@dioceseofnj.org or (609) 394-5281 Ext. 36. We recognize the need to ensure the welfare and safety of all young people taking part in any activity associated with The Diocese of NJ.  In accordance with our child protection policy we will not permit photographs, videos, or other images of young people to be taken or used without the consent of the parents/guardians and children. As your child will be taking part in the event specified above, we would like to ask for your consent to use any photographs/videos submitted for the event or activity that may contain images of your child. It is likely that these images may be used as  a record of the activity or the event in a written description of the event that will be viewed by Diocesan newsletter subscriber publicity material for further activities or events on leaflets/websites/magazines or events in published articles Diocesan social media channels i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, and others. We will take all possible steps to ensure these images are used solely for the purposes they are intended. If you become aware that these images are being used inappropriately you should inform us immediately. I consent to have my child’s submitted photographs or videos or other submitted depictions of my child, during this event. Child’s Name: ___________________________________  Parent or Legal Guardian’s Name:__________________________________ Parent or Legal Guardian’s Signature and Date: _______________________ (Optional) Consent of a Second Parent or Legal Guardian Parent or Legal Guardian’s Name:__________________________________ Parent or Legal Guardian’s Signature and Date: _______________________

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