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PTA Newsletter 11/4/19

Reported by on 11/4/19

Here are our upcoming events and some exciting news...

Girls Choice:
Girls Choice is scheduled for this Wednesday, November 6th at Bowlero from 6:30-8:30 pm for the girls and their chosen guest. Lanes will open promptly at 6:30 for bowling with dinner served at 7 pm laneside. Games and laser tag will be open throughout the night once you finish bowling. If you would still like to attend but have not yet RSVP’d, please reach out to Jennifer Amato at or 630-740-4041.

Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA:
The next Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA meeting will be held at 7pm on November 6th in room B6 at Crouse Education Center at 780 Shoreline Drive. Please contact our Special Needs PTA Rep, Mandy Traynor at with any questions.

Graham PTA STEAM Committee - Volunteers Needed!
We are looking for some interested people to help plan this year's Family Science Night in February and the Science Fair in March. The committee will be meeting on Thursday, November 7th at 9:30 am to discuss this year's theme and other details for the events. Anyone interested in helping should email Kristen DeGuisseppe and Brooke Murphy at No science experience necessary!

Special Chicago Steel Hockey Night:
Members of the Chicago Steel hockey team presented an assembly to the Graham student body in school last week. 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.

Upcoming Next Week:
Please mark your calendars for our next Graham skate night next Tuesday 11/12, Lou Malnati’s fundraiser night next Wednesday 11/13, and Bingo night next Friday, 11/15. Look for flyers in your child’s backpack in the days ahead!

Indian Prairie Project Arrow PTA:
The next Indian Prairie Project Arrow PTA meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on November 14 in room B7 at Crouse Education Center at 780 Shoreline Drive. Please contact our liaison Kelly Moscickis at with any questions.

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 have a collection bin in the front lobby until November 18th for a Care Package Drive for our partner school, 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 ( with any questions.

Butter Braid:
Butter Braid order forms went home in backpacks last week and are due by November 18th. Make sure to submit your form and enjoy some baked goodies this winter!

October Yearbook Pictures:
If you have taken pictures in the month of October for The Fall Holiday Party, Red Ribbon Week, the Book Fair, or any other events that you would like to be included in the yearbook, please email them to:

2019 Illinois Report Card:
Congratulations to Graham for being awarded the highest ranking of “Exemplary” in the latest Illinois Report Card! Here is the link to the article...
2019 Illinois Report Card Article

Thank yous:
A big thank you to all of our Room Parents and Harvest Party parent volunteers. The kids had a great time thanks to your support and efforts! We would also like to thank Jennifer Amato who coordinated both Red Ribbon Week and the Room Parent training and communication for us. Thank you to Anne McAnelly and Kate Sankey who coordinated the Box Top Drive last month which was challenging with the switch to the new digital format. And last but not least, thank you to Kelly Hampton who designed and coordinated the Spiritwear. Our Graham community is well-outfitted!

The Graham PTA

Steel Flyer ( pdf)

Girls Choice ( pdf)

Girls Choice RSVP ( pdf)

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