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PTA Newsletter - 10/21/19

Reported by michelle_shiles@ipsd.org on 10/21/19

Events and items of interest on the horizon...

Red Ribbon Week:
Today starts Red Ribbon Week which runs from October 21 - 25. Please see the attached flyer for information about our special days this week.

Girls Choice:
The Girls Choice invitations were sent home last week in your child’s backpack. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6th at Bowlero from 6:30-8:30 pm for the girls and their chosen guest. Please make sure to send in your RSVP with a check to join us for a night of fun!

Special Chicago Steel Hockey Night:
Members of the Chicago Steel hockey team will be presenting an assembly to the Graham Student body in school on October 29th. If your child would like to see the players in action, the team has arranged for a special group price of $9 per ticket on Saturday, November 9th at 7:05 pm. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Fall Bingo:
Mark your calendar for Bingo night on Friday, November 15th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm - we hope you can join us!

Box Tops:
We are less than $100 dollars away from our $300 goal for the Box Tops program. While the deadline for the paper Box Tops has passed for the fall collection, you are still able to download the app, register, and choose Graham Elementary. Once you do that, it is as easy as scanning your receipt and all participating products purchased on your receipt will instantly add cash to our school’s earnings online. You can download the new Box Tops app here: https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1150038564

Don’t forget to share the app with friends and family as they can also help earn cash for our school. If you have any questions about the new Box Tops program, please feel free to contact Anne McAnelly at mcanelly.anne@gmail.com or Kate Sankey at ksankey11@yahoo.com

Blessings in a Backpack:
We are excited to partner again with the Blessings in a Backpack Program and our first date is coming up November 18th (children will be able to participate during school). In addition we will be having a collection bin in the front lobby until November 18th for a Care Package Drive for Olney Allen Elementary and we would love to see it overflow with new mittens/gloves, hats, and scarves. If you would rather donate a gift card we can put that to good use and purchase those items on your behalf as well. Please contact Divya Metha (dmehta5@gmail.com) with any questions.

ButterBraid:
The PTA is happy to be bringing the Butter Braid and Wooden Spoon Cookie Dough fundraiser back to Graham families this fall! It is one delicious opportunity to purchase ready to bake goodies for the December holidays. Order forms will be coming home this week, and are due back Friday, November 15th. Please spread the word to your family, friends, and coworkers as we earn proceeds from every item sold!

Purchases will be available for pickup at Graham Friday, December 6th from 2:30-5:00 (they come frozen). Any questions, please contact StephanieMelone@gmail.com.

Facebook:
If you have not yet joined the PTA’s Facebook page, please do so today! You must re-join every year. Follow this link and then follow the prompts to ask to join… https://www.facebook.com/groups/grahampta/

The Graham PTA

Red Ribbon Flyer ( pdf)

Steel Flyer ( pdf)

Girls Choice ( pdf)

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