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PTA Newsletter - 2/10/20

Reported by michelle_shiles@ipsd.org on 2/11/20

Here are upcoming PTA events and news…

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! The flyer is attached.

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!

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! The race date has been set and it will be May 16th. Registration is open now through 2/14. Please contact Emily or Stephanie with any questions.
Emily Chen emilychen@gmail.com
Stephanie Melone stephaniemelone@gmail.com

Valentine’s Day Parties:
We are looking forward to our upcoming holiday party on Friday, February 14th from 2-3:15.

Due to a recent security update to our school Raptor system ALL parents will need to have their drivers licenses scanned at the main office. If you have previously been through the system, those files were cleaned out as part of the update and you will need to rescan at the office as well. IF YOU CAN DO THIS IN ADVANCE, PLEASE STOP BY THE OFFICE THIS WEEK AHEAD OF THE PARTY TO HAVE YOUR LICENSE SCANNED. Lines are expected to be long the day of the party and we’d like to make it easier on our volunteers.

******Volunteers Arrival Instructions:*****
1. Please enter at DOOR 2 (closest to the gym).
2. A table will be set up in front of only that door where you can pick up your name badge and sign in.
3. Only parents on the list will be admitted and those who have not scanned ID’s yet will do so at that time after they are signed in.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a044aabaa2b0-2020

Junior Achievement:
Kits are now complete and at Graham. All classes, except 1st grade, will be held in the spring. Training will be held on Tuesday, February 18th at 2pm for those who are interested. 1st grade parents:manuals were sent home with your children for you, and kits are in the main office ready for your first session. Please RSVP to jenniferamato07@gmail.com or text 630-740-4041 to attend training. Thanks! We are grateful to have 2 parent volunteers for each classroom except for 5T. If you have a child in 5T and can help, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a044aabaa2b0-junior2

Boys Choice:
Boys Choice will be held on Thursday, February 20th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Bowlero in Naperville. Invitations and RSVP forms were sent out but if you need a copy of the RSVP form, it is attached to this newsletter. We hope to see you there!

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!

Conferences:
Spring conferences are coming up on Thursday, February 27th! We are planning to provide our hard working staff with a Mexican Fiesta that day catered by Burrito Parilla! Please help us make this possible by signing up to contribute a cash donation or drinks to be delivered to school by 2/19 on the signup genius below:
https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b0e4baaac29a5f49-parentteacher

Graham’s Global Adventures Night:
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 countries. The sign up is alphabetized and may include multiple pages. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054EACAF28A6FD0-grahams

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. See the attached flyer for more details.

Want to become more involved?
We have open board positions and committee chair positions for next year, come join a wonderful group of volunteers! If you have thought about stepping up or want to be more involved, now is the time! We’d love to have your help planning events and programs for our children. You can email Kristin Kirchner at kirchnercrew@gmail.com with questions or to indicate your interest level.

Thank you:
We want to thank Jennifer Amato for her hard work in helping Mr. Cooper to make Jump Rope for Heart such a big success! A big thank you also to all of our parents who came in on Friday to help make this such a fun event for our children!

The Graham PTA

Valley Runway ( pdf)

Jets Pizza ( pdf)

Boys Choice Reply ( pdf)

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