Graham Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

PTA

Hello Graham Parents,

Welcome to Graham Elementary PTA! We are looking forward to a great year of learning and fun for our kids. Our PTA serves to enhance the educational environment right here at Graham. We fund and organize a variety of educational enrichment programs, health and safety activities and social events for the students at Graham. Additionally, we support our staff with hospitality throughout the year and give back to the community with several service projects. We invite you all to get involved. Whether you have a little time or a lot of time, there is something for everyone. Volunteer for a committee, contribute to a fundraising activity, attend monthly meetings, or call us with feedback or a new idea! The PTA is a great way to get involved, meet new friends and give back to our fabulous school and staff.
 
We would love to hear from you. Email us at pta.grahamelementary.@gmail.com with any questions, concerns, new ideas and feedback.
 



2017-2018 Graham PTA officers

  • Emily Chen, President
  • Stephanie Melone, Vice President
  • Tiffany Treacy, Vice President
  • Suzie Perkins, Treasurer
  • Brooke Murphy, Secretary

 

Upcoming meeting Dates

  • September 14 - 9:30am - Welcome Back Coffee
  • October 12 - 6:30pm
  • December 14 - 6:30pm - Internet Safety Presentation
  • March 22 - 9:30am - Superintendent, Dr. Sullivan
  • April 12 - 9:30am
  • May 10 - 9:30am

PTA MEETING Minutes

 


Hello Graham Students,

It is that time of the year again to showcase your artistic talents and participate in the National PTA’s Reflection Program!!
 
Each year, students in Grades K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through the arts. This is a great Program and all students are encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings based on the theme through the creative arts!! The Reflections team at Graham is looking forward to a great participation this year from its art loving students!

 

The 2017-2018 Reflections program theme is:


GRAHAM SCHOOL DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES: OCTOBER 18, 2017

 

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR EFFORTS!!

 

Interested in more information? Please click here
 
Click Here for Entry Form
Students may submit works in any of the six arts areas. They may submit multiple entries and in multiple genres.

Dance Choreography
Film Production
Literature
Music Composition
Photography
Visual Arts 


Students may also submit a theme for the 2019-2020 National PTA Reflections program.  Please click here for the entry form to submit a theme.  Repeat themes will not be considered, please review past themes listed on this page.


All students must follow the general participation rules, as well as rules for each arts category. Detailed rules can be found at: http://illinoispta.org/reflections.html

 

For further information about the program, please feel free to contact me via email for any questions related to the program.

Sudha Murali
Graham Reflections
sudarshana.murali@gmail.com

 

 

National PTA Reflections is America’s oldest and largest arts education program of its kind. The program was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork.
 

Please visit the Reflections website for general rules, category specific rules, submission forms, and other information.

 

http://illinoispta.org/reflections.html


 Rules

General Participation
Dance Choreography
Film Production
Literature

Music Composition
Photography
Special Artist Division
Visual Arts

 

PTA Calendar of Events
Please click here for a printable copy 
*Restaurant nights will be announce monthly

AUGUST
17 School Kits Distribution
21 PTA Activities Fair / Meet & Greet
23 Teacher Lunch
31 Committee Chair Meeting
 
SEPTEMBER
* Reflections month
14 PTA Welcome Back Coffee / Mtg 9:30am
14 Watch D.O.G.S Info mtg 6:30pm
29 Falcon FUNdraiser (Oct. 2nd - rain date)
 
OCTOBER
*IPSD 204 Coat Drive
2 Stomp out Bullying Week & Box Tops
3 Skate Night 6-8pm
12 PTA Mtg: 6:30pm – Anti-Bullying presentation
18 Reflections Entries Due
20 Family Fun Night (mother/daughter)
22 Red Ribbon Week
27 Harvest Party
 
NOVEMBER
9 Parent/Teacher Conferences – Teachers Snack
13 Parent/Teacher conferences – Teacher Lunch
13 Blessings in a Backpack Packing Event 9:30am
15 Skate Night 6-8p
16 Boys Choice
 
DECEMBER
14 PTA Mtg: 6:30pm –Internet Safety Presentation
22 Winter party

JANUARY
11 Committee Chair meeting 9:30am 
16 Blessings in a Backpack packing event 9:30am
17 Skate Night 6-8pm 
19 Family Fun Night 6p-8p (movie night)
24 Family Sciene / STEM info night 6pm-7pm
 
FEBRUARY
*Jump Rope for Heart
9 Girls Choice 7-9:30pm
12 Box Top week
14 Valentine’s Day Party
21 Skate Night 6-8pm
28 STEM night 5:30pm-7pm
 
MARCH
1 Parent/Teacher Conf. – Teachers Lunch
22 PTA mtg 9:30 am –Superintendent Dr. Sullivan
19 Nutrition & Health Week
 
APRIL
10 Skate Night 6-8pm
12 PTA Mtg 9:30am
16 Earth Week
26 Family Fun Night (father/son)
 
MAY
*5th Grade Farewell & Field Day
7 Teacher appreciation week
7 Blessings in a Backpack packing event 8am
10 PTA meeting 9:30 am
11 Plant Sale
16 Skate Night 6-8p

Restaurant Nights will be announced monthly 

GRAHAM STEM Group

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. This group has been formed to establish and offer STEM based enrichment activities to GRAHAM students. The main objective of the STEM Awareness Program is to spark an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math for students of all ages. Students will be exposed to areas of STEM that have practical applications, and will be encouraged to recognize these concepts in their everyday life.

 

upcoming STEM events at GRAHAM

 

  • STEM INFO NIGHT - January 24, 2018
  • STEM SCIENCE FAIR – February 28, 2018
 

 

 

 
 
Graham PTA is excited for our 5th Annual Spring Plant Sale.  Available for pre-order now are annual flower, vegetable plants, patio pots and hanging baskets.

Our supplier, Nash Greenhouses in Kalamazoo, MI, provides us with high quality plants.  We have received positive feedback from Graham families the past few years.  



Plant order forms are due Wednesday, April 5th
 
Pick up is the Friday before Mother's Day, May 12th, from 12 pm - 5pm in the parking lot in from of Graham School, rain or shine.  If you are unable to pick up your order during this time, we have delivery available to River Run and High Meadow residents for $5.
 
Ordering is simple, complete the order form, total plants ordered by group, total cost for each group and included your check made out to Graham PTA.  
Checks only, please.
 
Send the order form back to school with your student or mail to Attn: Plant Sale, Graham Elementary, 2315 High Meadow Rd. Naperville, IL 60564.  

If you have any questions, please contact 
Tammi Anderson at 952-913-5666 or tanderson937@comcast.net
Patrycja Dolega at 708-860-0812 or kuleczka@yahoo.com
 
Thank you so much for support Graham PTA!  We have a wonderful neighborhood school that provides excellent programs for all our students thanks to your support.



Graham PTA’s Guide To Growing Plants With Your Children......

It's OK to get dirty.  Dirt happens and that it's perfectly natural — maybe even fun.

Kids think differently.  Children may choose silly color combinations which may end up to be beautiful and cutting edge.  Let them experiment and do their own thing.

Take advantage of the moments. Take the time to just be in the garden with your kids.

Remember. I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet

Graham Elementary PTA
"Go For The Gold" Walkathon
September 30, 2016


The Graham PTA is hosting our annual fundraising event, the "Go For The Gold" Walkathon. Walkathon is a fun event that students look forward to participating in every year. It is our main fundraiser for the year—100% of the funds raised through Walkathon go back to Graham School and your students. Classroom parties, the Accelerated Reader Program, STEM Science Fair, and many more events and programs are sponsored by the Graham PTA. Walkathon Donations make these programs possible.

Our goal is to raise at least $9,200 this year to support PTA programming. We would love to have 100% of all students participate in our fundraising efforts. Any donation amount is welcome!

 

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!

  • For every donation, regardless of amount, students will receive a personalized star on the Multipurpose Room Stage!
  • For every $25 donation, students will receive an engraved Graham Falcon keychain! (Students will receive their keychain of choice on a first come, first serve basis)
  • $100 + donations earn the coveted Golden Torch keychain!!
  • Prize packages will be awarded to the top individual earners (including Color Me Mine, SkyZone, Crossfit Resurgence, and others)
  • Top 2 earning classrooms will receive a classroom celebration!

Students may collect donations online at grahampta.org or send in this form along with a cash/check dona-tion in the attached envelope. Please make checks payable to Graham PTA.

Donations are tax deductible. Any donation amount is appreciated. Donations for prizes will be accepted up until September 30. Keychains will be distributed each Friday (starting September 9) or qualifying donations received that week.

 

Programs/Events Supported by the PTA

The funds raised at the "Go For The Gold" Walkathon help pay for these school programs that enhance our children’s education, as well as several social events throughout the year including:

  • Sponsor Classroom Parties
  • Funds and runs the Accelerated Reader Program
  • Contributes funds to LMC to purchase new books
  • Provides teacher grants and classroom wish lists
  • Supports author visits and school assemblies
  • Sponsors the STEM Science Fair
  • Funds ART Awareness Supplies
  • Sponsors Girls Choice Event and Boys Choice Event
  • Sponsors Staff Appreciation Week and Teacher luncheons for Back to School/Conferences
  • Provides the New Family Welcome Coffee
  • Sponsors Family Movie Night
  • Sponsors the 5th Grade year end event and Crone T-shirts
  • Sponsors Earth Week and Nutrition Weeks
  • Sponsors the Ice Cream Social
  • Contributes refreshments for Jump Rope for Heart and Field Day
  • Funded the creation of MakerSpace

 

Please consider donating to the Walkathon so that all of our students can continue to benefit from these important educational and social programs. For more information or questions, please contact Aimee Wilson aimeecwilson@gmail.com (862)812-6710 or Brooke Murphy brookemurphy2@yahoo.com (312)909-5844.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Welcome to the Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA tab!


2017-2018 Meeting & Speaker Dates
FUN DOOR PRIZE AT EVERY MEETING!
September 21
October 19
November 16
January 11
February 15
March 8
April 19
May 17
 
All meetings are held at 7:00pm -- Speakers will begin at 7:30pm
Crouse Education Center (CEC) Board Room B6 
780 Shoreline Dr.
Aurora, IL 60504


Upcoming Events

Forms 
  • 17-18 Special Artist Rules for Reflections
 

Indian Prairie Project Arrow PTA membership dues for 2016-2017 have been set at $10. Please complete the attached form and return it with your dues to the address provided. 
 
Upcoming meetings will be announced shortly. For any additional questions, please contact Miriam Mburu at miriammburu.grahampta@gmail.com.
 

If you're interested in more information about the Parent Diversity Advisory Council, please let us know! 

This year, the Graham PTA is coordinating Community Service opportunities as a way of giving back to our community and surrounding areas.  We hope to see Graham families participate together to help make a difference in our community.

December -- Chipotle
2856 S. Route 59 Suite 108, Naperville, IL
Monday, December 11 from 4:00-8:00pm
 

Graham Families, throughout the school year please check back to see after school programs that are being held at Graham School! 
 


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Principal: Claudette Walton

2315 High Meadow Rd. (map)
Naperville, IL‎ 60564

Phone: 630.428.6900
Fax: 630.428.6901

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