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.
2018-2019 Graham PTA officers
- Kristin Kirchner, President
- Stephanie Melone, Vice President
- Sarah Nicolson, Vice President
- Suzie Perkins, Treasurer
- Brooke Murphy, Secretary
Upcoming meeting Dates
- September 13 - 9:30am - Welcome Back Coffee
- October 11 - 6:30pm
- December 13 - 6:30pm - Chromebook 101 and Safety Presentation
- March 14 - 9:30am
- April 17 - 9:30am - Superintendent, Dr. Sullivan
- May 9 - 9:30am
PTA MEETING Minutes
- September 13
- October 11
- December 13
- March 14
- April 17
- May 9
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.
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.
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.
Special Artist Division
Biographical snapshots and work samples of various famous artists.
PTA Calendar of Events
17 School Kits Distribution
21 PTA Activities Fair / Meet & Greet
23 Teacher Lunch
31 Committee Chair Meeting
* 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)
*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
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
14 PTA Mtg: 6:30pm –Internet Safety Presentation
22 Winter party
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
*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
1 Parent/Teacher Conf. – Teachers Lunch
22 PTA mtg 9:30 am –Superintendent Dr. Sullivan
19 Nutrition & Health Week
10 Skate Night 6-8pm
12 PTA Mtg 9:30am
16 Earth Week
26 Family Fun Night (father/son)
*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 email@example.com
Patrycja Dolega at 708-860-0812 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com (862)812-6710 or Brooke Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org (312)909-5844.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Welcome to the Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA tab!
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.
If you're interested in more information about the Parent Diversity Advisory Council, please let us know!
Blessings in a Backpack Packing Event
January 16th 9:30am
Hi Graham Families!
Happy 2018! Once again, we are partnering with Onley Allen Elementary School in Aurora, IL to help provide food over the weekends for the students on the Federal Free & Reduced Meal Program at their school.
We will have our second food packing event of the year on Tuesday, January 16th at Graham at 9:30am. There is no school that day! We will be packing shopping bags of food for about 300 students and then they will be delivered to Onley Allen Elementary by the PTA. You do not need to bring anything, just yourself! This is a nice way to help the community and participate in a fun event with your child!
Please RSVP here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545aaaa22a6f94-blessings1
Thank you for your support!
March -- Buffalo Wild Wings
11820 S. Route 59 PLAINFIELD
Wednesday, March 7 - ALL DAY
After School Programs
Graham Families, throughout the school year please check back to see after school programs that are being held at Graham School!