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News from the Nest - Nov. 6

Reported by on 11/7/17

News from the Nest
November 6, 2017

8 Veteran’s Day Assembly 9:30
9 Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30 -8PM
10 Camp Cocconi Day in the LMC
13 Parent /Teacher Conferences 8 – 8PM
Non-attendance day for students
Blessings in a backpack packing event 9: 00AM
14 Picture Retake Day in the morning
15 PTA Skate Night 6 -8PM
16 PTA Boys Choice Event
5th Grade Human Growth Presentation for parents only, 7pm at Longwood Elementary
22-24 Thanksgiving Break – No School
30 PTA Restaurant Night - Home Run Inn

Dear Graham Families,

We had a great day celebrating during the Harvest Parties and Costume Parade. The students enjoyed wonderful PTA parties filled with treats and fun. Thank you to the PTA and the room parent volunteers for providing Graham children with a great and enjoyable afternoon.

This week, Parent/Teacher Conferences begin. You will have the opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss the progress and learning environment your child experiences here at Graham. Conferences are November 9th, 4:30 – 8PM, and November 13th, 8 – 8PM. Please remember there is no school on Monday, November 13th. If you have not been able to sign up for a conference time, please contact your child’s teacher.

Graham’s annual Veteran’s Day Assembly is on November 8th this year. If you plan to attend, please enter Door #2 and go directly to the gym. If you are a guest of honor, please check in with Mrs. Witkowski. I hope that you will join us for this yearly Graham tradition. Please remember to send in your pictures of the brave service men and women who have served, or are presently serving. We would love to celebrate them with a place of honor on our Wall of Heroes.

This year Graham School will partner with Giftmart to help provide toys to under resourced students in District 204. Please see the information below to find out more about this wonderful opportunity.

Report Cards became available on Friday, November 3at 4:00 p.m. District 204 provides elementary report cards through eSchoolPlus Home Access Center. You can view your child's elementary school report card at If you need assistance with logging in or access to the system, please call the main office. Report card grading criteria is available through Home Access Center for your information.
Parents have the ability to print a report card directly from the Home Access Center. In the upper right corner of the Report Card screen is a PRINT button. This will allow the parents to print an exact copy of the report card that is created in the office. Please visit this link for directions:

Third-Party Educational Programs
The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:
Graham: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club

Reminders and Requests:
• When calling in your child’s attendance or late arrival, please call the absent line 630-428-6900, option 3.
• Please remember to include your child’s name and classroom teacher on a sticky note, when dropping off a forgotten item or bringing in lunch.
• There are already items in the Lost and Found collection that are looking for ‘home’. If your child is missing an item, please feel free to come and look through the items.

If you have any questions, or concerns please feel free to contact me at your convenience.


Ms. Walton

This year our school will once again be partnering with Gift Mart Wheatland Community in holding a toy drive to benefit under resourced children in Indian Prairie School District 204! These families come from households in financial stress whom may not otherwise be able to afford gifts for the holidays.

Gift Mart is a program that provides families who qualify with a “hand up” during the holiday season. By invitation parents and guardians are invited to a toyshop where they can purchase new toys for only $2.00 per toy. 100% of the proceeds made from the sale of each toy will be donated back to each invited school to fund much needed resources.

Please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy that is safe for children ages 6-12. No stuffed animals or board games, please. There will be a Gift Mart toy box located inside of the school from November 11th – December 8th.

Thank you for your generosity and participation!
To learn more about Gift Mart please visit

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