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PTA Newsletter 1/13/20

Reported by michelle_shiles@ipsd.org on 1/13/20

Here are the upcoming PTA events and pertinent news…

Skate Night:
Join us at the rink on Tuesday, January 14th. The flyer is attached. Wear your superhero gear!

Restaurant Night:
Please join us at That Burger Joint and Oberweis on Thursday, January 16th for our next restaurant night. The flyer is attached.

Special Needs PTA:
The next Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA meeting will be held at 7pm on Thursday, January 16th in room B6 at Crouse Education Center at 780 Shoreline Drive. Please contact our Special Needs PTA Rep, Mandy Traynor at mandytraynor@hotmail.com with any questions.

Bingo Night:
Everyone's favorite night is back! Bingo will be held in the MPR on Friday, January 24th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. $5 suggested donation at the door. Snacks and water available for purchase.

Girls on the Run:
Graham is excited to bring back Girls on the Run for Spring '20! The season is set to begin the last week of Feb/first week of March. Girls on the Run is an after-school program dedicated to creating a world where every girl activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. For 10 weeks, we are inviting 4th and 5th grade girls to train for a 5K and learn powerful lessons about teamwork, self-esteem, and leadership. Coaches and girls meet 2x a week after school at Graham. This will be our 2nd year participating in the program and we are looking for amazing volunteers to help make it possible.

Won’t you consider joining us?
You don’t have to be a runner or have previous coaching experience— just the passion to positively impact girls’ lives! Girls on the Run coaches are just like YOU, teachers, parents, and community members, willing to go the extra mile for our girls and who take great pride in being a role model. Coaching can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, and we think you would be a great addition to our team.

Click here to view the Coach Responsibilities, Requirements & Benefits. If you are interested or have any questions, let us know. We are keeping a list of interested volunteers to contact with next steps.

We look forward to having you join the team!
Emily Chen emilychen@gmail.com
Stephanie Melone stephaniemelone@gmail.com

Blessings in a Backpack:
Our next Blessings in a Backpack packing event will be held BEFORE school at 8 am on Monday, February 3rd in the gym. Please sign up to let us know if you can make it, we hope you can join us!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CACAF2AA4FD0-blessings1

Jump Rope for Heart:
We will again be supporting Mr. Cooper and the school in our Jump Rope for Heart event scheduled for February 7th.
Here are four easy steps to get your student’s online fundraising page set up and start collecting life saving donations:
1. Go to your school’s fundraising page: http://www2.heart.org/goto/graham204
2. Click on the Sign Up button
3. Create a username and password and then fill out the registration form
4. Share your personal fundraising link with friends and family right away.
Questions? Please contact Mr. Cooper at matthew_cooper@ipsd.org

Graham’s Global Adventures Planning Meeting:
We will be meeting to plan Graham’s Global Adventures Night which is an event celebrating the diversity of our families (slated for April 15th) on Friday, January 31st at 2 pm. We will be putting together a cultural fair representing what makes Graham uniquely special including demonstrations surrounding each culture’s holidays, clothing, artwork, music, and special traditions. If you are interested in helping in this event, please come to the planning meeting. We’d love to hear your ideas!

Save the date for our upcoming February events as well!
February 10th - Jet’s Pizza Restaurant Night all day
February 13th - Science Night (6:00 - 8:00)
February 14th - Valentines Day Parties (2:00 - 3:15)
February 20th - Boys Choice at Naperville Bowlero (6:30 - 8:30)
February 26th - Skate Night

New Superintendent:
Indian Prairie School District’s Board of Education is recommending Dr. Adrian Talley as the district's next superintendent. The board is expected to vote on Dr. Talley’s appointment at its January 13, 2020 meeting. He will replace Dr. Karen Sullivan, who is retiring in June.

The community is invited to meet Dr. Talley at a special reception from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on Tuesday, January 14 at the Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora.

The Graham PTA

Skate Night ( pdf)

Bingo ( pdf)

Oberweis ( pdf)

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