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PTA Newsletter - 1/11/21

Reported by michelle_shiles@ipsd.org on 1/11/21

We hope everyone enjoyed their first week back at school after break. Here is some information about upcoming events.

Bandingo Family Night and LoveBoards Fundraiser:
Everyone's favorite night is back! Bandingo will be held virtually on Sunday, January 31st from 6:30 - 7:30 pm and we will be doing a “Songs from Movies” Theme. Click on the link below to register, once again this is a FREE Family event and you must register to be able to play. Bandingo Sign Up January - Google Forms

In addition to Bandingo we have worked with LoveBoards Charcuterie if you would like to enjoy a family snack while playing. There are two options available for families to pick from. They are the Graham Classic which includes 2 cured meats, 2 artisanal cheeses, fruits, crudite, olives, nuts, and sweet treats and the Graham Sweets board which includes baked treats, assorted chocolates, and various candy. We have attached the flyer with pictures and details of each option. Orders must be in by January 27th and the PTA will deliver them to your front porch on the afternoon of January 31st. Use the following link to order and click on the Graham Elementary option from the drop down menu www.loveboards.co

Panera Restaurant Night:
Our next restaurant night is Friday January 22nd at Panera Bread at 2227 Showplace Drive in Naperville Commons. This fundraiser is all day long from open till close and the flyer MUST be presented printed off or electronically.

Girls on the Run:
Calling parents of all 3rd - 5th grade girls! Please consider learning more about Girls on the Run and the program being offered at Graham this spring by registering for the GORTC Family Open House. Girls on the Run will discuss the program structure and answer any questions you have so you feel confident in registering your girl for this exciting opportunity.

Two ZOOM Family Open House events are available, but registration is required. Please submit the linked form for the Zoom invite information to be emailed directly to you. If you are interested in volunteering, planning is currently underway. Please send an email to StephanieMelone@gmail.com for further training information. Graham is targeting a beginning of March program start date. Any questions, please reach out directly to Stephanie Melone.


*At this time, Graham anticipates that the virtual GOTR option will be offered. In person practices are not anticipated this season.


Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NXz72t-8FdhluFG9mJzzBCUlS4AKN5dwDxnrqTmu4z0/edit

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JPh3jG11KExRg3a2KbslBVik_PvNShTy41Pp5aB4u6M/edit


Stephanie Melone stephaniemelone@gmail.com

Girls Choice/Boys Choice:

We will be having our annual Girls Choice event virtually this year. This event will be in late February. Anyone interested in helping with the planning for this please reach out to Jen Amato at jenniferamato@comcast.net or Kelly Moscickis at kellym1018@yahoo.com. We will be hosting our annual Boys Choice event in late April. Please let Kelly Moscickis kellym1018@yahoo.com know if you are interested in chairing this event.

Save the date for our upcoming February events as well!
February 4th - Little Pop’s Restaurant Night
Instead of a Virtual Zoom Valentine’s Day party we will be sending home a craft for your student to work on - more info on pickup will be available soon
February 19th - **TENTATIVE date for Jump Rope for Heart**
Virtual Girls Choice Event at Pinot’s Palette will be held in February, more info will be sent out shortly



The Graham PTA


Panera ( pdf)

Loveboards ( png)

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