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PTA Newsletter - 4/26/21

Reported by michelle_shiles@ipsd.org on 4/26/21

Hello Graham Families! Here is some information about what is coming up:

Boy’s Choice -

Thank you to everyone that participated in Boys Choice. For those of you that registered and were not able to complete the hunt, we will deliver all your favors to the school. For those students attending in person your child's teacher will pass them out. For those students that are remote they will be in the bin in front of the school.

We want to give Kristin Kirchner a big thank you for planning such a fun event! We also want to thank Dairy Queen owner Karen White (located at 2547 Plainfield Naperville Rd) for sponsoring the boys choice event. We hope you all enjoy your free cone!


Teacher Appreciation Week

This year’s “I Survived 2020-21” theme will help celebrate our amazing teachers who were able to do everything and roll with our ever changing year with a great week May 3-7th. I have attached a detailed agenda for our week. We will need your help to make it a success! PLEASE come up to school to Chalk the Walk on Saturday May 1st and Sunday May 2nd. Bring your own chalk and draw pictures and write messages to our teachers and staff. Thank you to everyone that signed up for Teacher Appreciation week donations! Please drop off all your donated items to Tracie Skindzier in River Run at 1755 Baybrook Lane or Kelly Moscickis at 5060 Switch Grass Ln in High Meadow by May 2nd.

Fifth Grade Farewell

Thank you for your help submitting Crone T-shirt sizing and placing your sign orders! Signs will be delivered the week of May 10 to your home. The PTA is also looking forward to celebrating the class of 2021 on Friday, May 28th. Please look for details to come sharing the timeline of the day's special events, including a parent-friendly picnic lunch with your fifth grader. Any questions or to offer assistance with the planning, please contact Stephanie Melone stephaniemelone@gmail.com or Michele Kapinus kapinusm@yahoo.com.

May PTA Meeting

Our final PTA Meeting of the year is scheduled for Thursday, May 13th at 9:30 am and will be held remotely, using zoom. We will send an agenda and log on info closer to the meeting date.


Restaurant Night

Our last restaurant night of the year will be held Monday May 24th at TCBY and MOD Pizza in Naperville Commons. TCBY is located at 2940 Showplace Dr and MOD Pizza is located at 2835 Showplace Dr, this will be an all day fundraiser.


Want to be more involved?

We cannot run some of these events without your help!!! We have many open 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, some of the committees are one time events and require very little time commitment. You can email Tracie Skindzier at tracielange@hotmail.com with questions or to indicate your interest level. Thanks to those of you that have signed up for next year - we are looking forward to working with you!

Here is a list of our open positions:
Buddy to Buddy (1 co-chair position)
STEAM Night/Science Fair (1 co-chair position)
W.A.T.C.H Dogs (1 position)
Boy’s Choice Event (1 position)
Skating Parties (1 position)
Field Day (1 position)
Jump Rope for your Heart (1 co-chair position)
Cultural Night (1 co-chair position)
Back to School Luncheon (1 position)
Back to School Welcome Coffee (1 position)
Girls on the Run (2 co-chair positions)

Thanks for reading!
The Graham PTA

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