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PTA Newsletter - 2/22/21

Reported by michelle_shiles@ipsd.org on 2/22/21

Hello Graham Families! Here is some information about upcoming events:


LAST CALL Spring St Patrick's Day Fundraiser:
Now that Valentine’s Day is over it is time to start thinking about St. Patrick’s Day! This spring the Graham PTA is excited to be offering Leprechaun Trap Kits for St. Patrick’s Day! Each Leprechaun kit is $5 and will include a variety of craft supplies to create your one of a kind creation. The kit includes a green box, gold coins, black cauldron, pipe cleaners, and other fun St. Patrick’s Day goodies. Have fun making these traps with your kids! Bag pick up will be on March 12th with more details on pick up to follow Please place your order by this Tuesday February 23rd. Please click on the link below to fill out the form to request how many bags you would like:

https://forms.gle/yBqbzQyZoiCvnYCx7

You can pay via paypal, cash, or check made payable to Graham Elementary PTA. Cash or check can be delivered to Carolyn Talbott at 4416 Esquire Circle or Kelly Moscickis at 5060 Switch Grass Ln or paypal: paypal.me/grahampta

Raising Cane’s Restaurant Night:
Please join us at our next restaurant night this Tuesday March 2nd between 4 - 9:00 PM at Raising Cane’s Naperville location at 698 Rt 59. Take a night off from cooking and support Graham at the same time. The flyer is attached at the bottom, you do not need to bring it as long as you mention Graham when ordering.


Reflections Virtual Ceremony

Attention National PTA Reflections Artists!

It is time to celebrate you and your creativity! On Wednesday, February 24th 6:30-7 we will have a virtual awards ceremony. You will be receiving a zoom link via email beforehand. Mark your calendars!


Open Positions on the PTA!
We have open board positions (President and Treasurer) 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 tracielange@hotmail.com with questions or to indicate your interest level.


March PTA Meeting

The next PTA meeting will be Thursday March 11th at 9:30 AM. This will be held via zoom. Information sent in PTA Newsletter email

School Board Candidate Information

The following 11 candidates (in ballot order) are running for 4 seats on the school board in the April 6 election:

1. Allison Fosdick
2. Marina Kosak
3. Shannon Adcock
4. Laurie Donahue
5. Yanmei May Liang
6. Saba Haider
7. Susan Taylor-Demming
8. Supna C. Jain
9. Kader Sakkaria
10. Rajesh Narayan
11. Robert O. Harris


Here are some other opportunities to learn about the candidates.

The Islamic Center of Naperville is hosting a candidate event on February 26 at 6:00pm.
Registration is at:
https://www.eventcombo.com/e/School-Board-Meet-the-Candidates-41920

The IPPC/League of Women Voters candidate forum is March 2 at 7:00pm and announcements for you to post will be sent soon. Voter guide information will also be available on Vote411.org towards the end of this month.

The Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation published responses to a question in their newsletter at:
http://www.napervillehomeowners.com/NAHC/NewsDoc/NewsDoc40697.pdf?fbclid=IwAR34yDRAC4UGkVOOuaGtFiH5xBaaSfXWAADip-tJIRGdQH45-d6oDw2-EfI

The recording of the PDAC discussion with the candidates from January 21 is at:
http://www.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/PDAC

The candidates also have information posted on their websites and social media.

Early voting starts February 25.

Registration is now open for Team IPEF 2021
The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation invites you to join Team IPEF 2021 for year eight as a charity partner in the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon or 5K on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Join community members, district parents, staff and students to proudly represent and raise funds for your school. Watch the Team IPEF video to learn more about this unique opportunity to run for a great cause and make a difference for your school. Visit Team IPEF for registration information.
Finally, a big thank you to Jen Amato on organizing our annual girls choice event. It looked a little different this year but all the girls seemed to have a great time and painted some very cute dogs!

Thanks for reading!
The Graham PTA

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