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PTA Newsletter - 2/1/21

Reported by on 2/1/21

Here is some information about upcoming events Hope everyone had fun at Bandingo Night - was good to see some of you online!

Girls Choice - Virtual Event Tuesday February 16th:

It’s time for Girls Choice 2021! Please grab your VIP and plan to attend our virtual painting party!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:30pm-8:30pm
Please join us for our annual Girls Choice event! Graham girls are invited to attend with the adult VIP of their choice. We are hosting a virtual painting class with Pinot's Palette. You do not have to be an artist to attend! Our host will guide us, over zoom, step by step and all supplies will be provided. The cost of the event is discounted to $15 per Graham student and will include everything you need for a fun night together. Please plan to order one kit per girl attending. You can choose to work together on her canvas, or adults are welcome to order an additional kit as well. Adult kits are $22 and you can paint together either way.

Each kit will include:
- 1 9x12 Canvas
- Brushes
- Paint
- Water Cup
- Paper Plate (for palette)
- Guests will receive an emailed link to sign in to the virtual class *two hours before the start time.
-And of course party favors for the girls!

RSVP's & payment are due by Friday 2/5/21. Kits will be available for pick up beginning 2/12 with more information to follow.
You can pay for the event by cash or check made payable to: Graham Elementary PTA. Payment may be delivered to: Carolyn Talbott at 4416 Esquire Circle. You may also pay thru PayPal at:

Please contact or text 630-740-4041 with questions or concerns

Sign up here to attend:

Little Pops Restaurant Night:
Our next restaurant night is this Thursday February 4th at Little Pops 1819 Wehrli Rd in Naperville. This fundraiser is All Day from 11 AM - 9 PM and Graham Elementary must be stated if ordering via phone or typed in the notes if you order online.

Valentine’s Day Craft:

Our PTA is busy preparing fun activities for the kids since we won’t be together to celebrate this year. Due to the transition to hybrid, and 2/14 being on a weekend we will not be able to have a zoom party. Instead each child will have a gift bag waiting for them to pick up at Graham with crafts kits, activities, and small gifts. More details on pick up is coming soon. No food items will be passed out. In addition, inside their gift bag will be an extra surprise. A simple love bug craft to make and share with friends. It’s time to Bug Your Friends! They can use the love bug craft kit to make 3 cute critters, add a note, and drop off to a friend or neighbor’s mailbox to say hi and let them know they are thinking of them! Much like Boo bags are used by many in the fall, this new activity will hopefully help them connect together, while apart. We are hoping everyone will join us in spreading the love with these special surprises :)

Girls on the Run:
Girls on the Run is a transformational program for girls in grades 3-5 and we are excited to offer a VIRTUAL SPRING SEASON starting mid-March for Graham girls! GOTR teaches life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their inner confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. Please see the attached information to learn more, or sign up for the upcoming Parent informational Zoom session here:
Thursday, February 4, 2021 -

To register your daughter for the Spring 2021 Season, please click here:

Any questions, please contact!

Open Positions on the PTA!
We have open board positions (President and Vice-President) 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 Tracie Skindzier at with questions or to indicate your interest level.

School Board Candidate Forum

The Indian Prairie Parents' Council and the League of Women Voters of Naperville will be hosting a school board candidate forum on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:00pm. There are 11 candidates running for 4 seats in District 204. We are seeking input which will be used to formulate forum questions. As this virtual forum will not have live audience questions, we would like to ensure that our community has the opportunity to suggest topics and specific questions for the candidates to address. Please submit any questions or topics by Friday, February 5 at

Save the date for Jump Rope for Heart! This year's event will be held on February 19th. Mr Cooper is getting together details and they will be following shortly!

***Just a reminder there is no PTA meeting scheduled for February - our next general PTA meeting is Thursday March 11th at 9:30 AM via zoom***

The Graham PTA

Girls on the Run Flyer ( pdf)

Little Pops ( pdf)

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