News From the Nest - February 1st
Graham Elementary School
February 1, 2019
7 Open House, 6 -7PM
8 Jump Rope for Heart Event
11 – 15 Box Tops Collection Week
13 5th Grade Growth & Development Presentation for students
Family Science Night, 5:30 – 7PM
14 Valentine’s Day Parties 2 – 3PM
15 Birthday Books in the LMC
18 No School K – 12 Grades
21 Boys Choice ((Glow Zone) 6 – 8:30PM
Erin’s Law - 1st & 2nd Grade Parent Presentation Feb 21, 6:30-7:30PM, Welch Elementary
25 2nd Grade Musical 6:30PM
26 PTA Skate Night at Aurora Skate Center
28 No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences
Dear Graham Families,
The next week we are looking forward to Open House on Thursday, February 7th, 6-7PM. The following week the PTA Valentine Celebrations will be on Thursday, February 14th from 2:15 to 3:15PM. Room parents at each grade level have been working collaboratively to plan activities for the students during the celebration, which will include crafts and games. Please be aware valentines may be passed out previous to the celebration, depending upon the Room parents’ and teachers’ plans. Additionally, please do not send candy with your child’s valentines. We have several students who have food allergies or other health concerns. Thank you for your understanding.
Vision & Hearing Testing
Vision & Hearing Screening will now take place the week of February 4th. These screening tests are mandated by the Department of Public Health at specific times during a child’s educational experience. If your child wears glasses, please make sure they have them in school on testing days. Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. Your child is not required to undergo this vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed a signed a report indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous twelve months and that evaluation is on file at the school. Vision and hearing screenings are not optional. If an examination report is not on file at school for your child, then your child in the mandated age/grade/group will be screened.
The 5Essentials Survey
Thank you to everyone who completed the 5Essentials Survey. We made the target! I appreciate the time and effort it took to complete the questionnaire.
Jump Rope for Heart
The Jump Rope for Heart event is on February 8th. Please look for information from Mr. Cooper regarding this exciting day! Volunteers are always needed during the event. Please consider signing up during your child’s time slot. Please see link to volunteer below: https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fwww.signupgenius.com%2fgo%2f10C0E4DA9AF29A4FA7-kids&c=E,1,MwNdgfRK7845PlCWpOvuNq5hbycZupwK9MRAJgOM_xAqUlhf6ZDP2vPaVEeJ1Rc003AumO5fFM1hxZkoq3Eb3XZXvMiZ14_fh1-BbRGrtchY4gx5krU7vF3PlpAZ&typo=1
Teaching Assistant Jobs Available
Do you have a bachelor's degree? Or an associate's degree? Or 60 semester hours of college coursework? You could be a teaching assistant with District 204. Being a teaching assistant is a perfect fit if you want to work full-time school hours and receive benefits. The district is now accepting applications, screening applicants and hiring individuals to start right away. To learn more, visit teaching assistant or apply now at IPSD Careers.
Third-Party Educational Programs
The following companies have rented space in our school to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:
Graham: Bricks 4 Kids Lego STEM Club & Scout Workshops
Graham: Illinois Chess Teacher's Chess Club
ATTENTION PARENTS WITH INCOMING KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
If you have a child who will be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2019, he or she is eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2019 – 20 school year If you have a child who is eligible to enroll:
You are invited to attend Graham School Information Night:
March 4, 2019 6 – 7pm
Please note: Information and Pre-registration will not be available until February 8, 2019
Reminders and Requests:
When calling in your child’s attendance or late arrival, please call the 24 hour absent line 630-428-6900, option 3.
Please remember to use the grade level shelf in the foyer when dropping off a forgotten item or bringing in lunch. Additionally please include your child’s name and classroom teacher on a sticky note, if the child’s name is not clearly visible on the item.
There are already items in the Lost and Found collection that are looking for ‘home’. If your child is missing an item, please feel free to come and look through the items.
Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions or concerns.