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News From the Nest - March 22nd

Reported by michelle_shiles@ipsd.org on 3/25/19

Graham Elementary School

March 22, 2019

March

22 Report Cards available in HAC after 4PM

25 – April 2 Spring Break

April

1 No School Kdg – 12th Grade

2 No School – School Improvement Day Kdg – 12th Grade

5 Beach Day at Graham

10 Spring Pictures

PTA Health & Wellness Fair 6 – 8PM

12 Volunteer Appreciation Tea 2 – 3PM

Graham Gala 7 – 10PM

16 Skate Night at Aurora Skate 6 – 8PM

17 PTA Meeting, 9:30AM Dr. Karen Sullivan, Guest Speaker

19 No School Kdg – 12th Grade 26 Birthday Books in the LMC



Dear Graham Families,

Happy Spring Break! We have a longer break this year. Please mark your calendars, school resumes Wednesday, April 3rd. Next week, please call if you need to come to the main office at Graham to make sure someone is here. If the office is closed, please leave a voicemail message and we will return your call when we return. If you need information immediately, please call the District Office.

REPORT CARDS

Report Cards will be available this evening after 5PM. Please remember you can check your student’s attendance through the Home Access Center, as well.

ILLINOIS ASSESSMENT OF READINESS (IAR)

The week after we return from Spring Break, students in Grades 3, 4, and 5 will be taking the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) assessment. Testing starts April 8th and will be completed the week of April 15th. Parents of 3, 4, and 5 grade will receive an email explaining the assessment in detail and the schedule for each grade level. We are looking forward to supporting our 3, 4, and 5 graders as they take the test. A schedule of school wide spirit days will be sent home the week we return.

GRAHAM SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS

The Volunteer Appreciation Tea will be April 12th at 2PM here at Graham School. Details forthcoming closer to the event. Please save the date. We are looking forward to appreciating you.

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. We are pleased to offer ALL-DAY kindergarten for your child.*

Indian Prairie District 204 elementary schools are now in the process of pre-registration for incoming kindergarten students.

*Please contact your principal if you have questions about attending a half-day of kindergarten or criteria for early entrance through the Acceleration Act.



Please call (630-428-6900) or stop by the Graham School Office for further information.

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.
Have a safe, relaxing and enjoyable Spring Break!

Sincerely,



Ms. Walton

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