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PTA Newsletter 1/21/2020

Reported by on 1/21/20

Here are upcoming PTA events and news…

Reflections Reception:
If your child submitted an entry for Reflections, we will be holding the Reception this Wednesday, January 22nd from 6 -7 pm. We are excited to celebrate all of the submissions!

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.

IPPA PTA meeting:
Next meeting will be Thursday, January 30th 6:30-8:00 pm. Crouse Education Center 780 Shoreline Drive Aurora, IL. Guest speaker, Adam Russo, author of Unwritten Rules: Real Strategies to Parent Your Child into a Successful Adult. Any questions, please contact our liaison Kelly Moscickis

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!
If you would like to be a part of this unique opportunity, please follow the link below to sign up! Please note that the link includes the countries from data collected from the beginning of the school year, and also provides a slot to fill in OTHER country. The sign up is alphabetized and may include multiple pages.

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!

Jet’s Pizza Restaurant Fundraiser:
Please order pizza from Jet’s anytime on Monday, February 10th . You can help Graham and we can help you not have to cook dinner!

Science Night:
The STEM committee is excited for the upcoming Family Science Night on Thursday, February 13th from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Students and their families are welcome to come explore hands-on activities and demonstrations brought to you by local organizations and vendors including a presentation on explosions!

Valentine’s Day Parties:
If you have registered to volunteer at one of our Valentines Day Parties, they will be held on Friday, February 14th from 2:00 - 3:15 pm.

Boys Choice:
Make sure to check your child’s backpack this week for the Boys Choice Invitations. Boys Choice will be held on Thursday, February 20th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Bowlero in Naperville.

Skate Night:
Our next Skate Night will be on Wednesday, February 26th from 6 - 8 pm. Make sure to come dressed in Graham spirit wear!

Girls on the Run:
We're looking for 4th & 5th Grade Girls to join Graham's after-school club - Girls on the Run!

Emails have already been sent to our 4th and 5th grade girls with the registration link to enroll in our Spring GOTR at Graham! Registration is open now through 2/14. Please contact Emily or Stephanie with any questions.

Emily Chen
Stephanie Melone

Valley Runway:
If you have any formal dresses, shoes, purses or accessories laying around in your closet, please drop them off in the Graham lobby for the District 204 Valley Runway group that provides them for free to District 204 students so that the cost of their outfit does not prohibit them from attending the prom.

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:
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

The Graham PTA

Valley Runway ( pdf)

PTA Bingo Night ( pdf)

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