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PTA Newsletter - 5/17/21

Reported by michelle_shiles@ipsd.org on 5/17/21

Hello Graham Families! Only a few weeks left of school this year! We will be sending out information this week about end of the year teacher gifts so be on the lookout! Here is some additional information about upcoming events:

Field Day

The weather is looking great for Field Day this Friday May 21st! Be sure to send a water bottle with your kids to take outside as it may be hot!
We are so excited and thankful to see the enthusiasm around volunteering for this event. Important information for volunteers will be shared this week via email. Look for that information from Michele Kapinus soon.
We have added more volunteer openings and there are at least a few openings in each grade slot. To volunteer for this exciting day please access the Sign Up Genius link: Field Day Sign Up.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4faaab2aa3fa7-field
Schedule of grade levels attending Field Day on May 21:
Please note that the Sign-Up Genius times are 15 minutes prior to the grade level’s official start time. We need to allow time for check-in and procedural reviews.
Kindergarten & 1st: 10:35 - 11:35
2nd & 3rd: 9:30 - 10:30
4th: 1:35 - 2:35
5th: 12:30 - 1:30
Thank you for your continued support of this celebratory end of the year event!

School Kits

We will again be offering the opportunity for you to purchase your child’s school supplies through The Write Stuff. Through The Write Stuff, you can order everything your child will need from one place and have it directly shipped to the school and distributed to your child’s classroom by the start of school in the fall. Please use this link www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/grahames to place your order by June 21.

New this year, you can purchase the entire grade level kit or remove items from the list if the item is not needed. We know there may be extra supplies from this year that can be used.


Fifth Grade Farewell

Parents of 5th Graders! You are invited to picnic with your child for one last memorable event at Graham on Friday, May 28th (rain date Tuesday, June 1).
Please plan to meet in the outdoor white tent by the playground at 11:30
with a blanket and special lunch. Upon arrival, you will check-in and be given your child’s
commemorating gift from the Graham PTA. Students will then meet you for a socially distanced lunch in the grass or blacktop from 11:45-12:20.
Please note that masks are required.

If you would also like to assist with the afternoon games planned for students, we are looking for volunteers to run stations on Friday from 1:15-2:50. Please consider signing up here to help: 5th Grade Farewell Sign Up

Graham Staff will be arranging the annual Clap-Off Dismissal for the last day of school, June 4th.

Any questions, please contact: StephanieMelone@gmail.com or kapinusm@yahoo.com

Fifth Grade Families - the following is a message from the Crone PTA:
WELCOME TO CRONE! IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO STAY CONNECTED.

1. How to get important information
What's App Group: http://bit.ly/croneptsawhatsapp
Joining this group gives you an opportunity to connect with other incoming 6th grade families
Facebook: Search Crone PTSA
Instagram: croneptsa
Twitter: @CronePTSA
Website: http://www.croneptsa.org


2. Donate to the Crone PTSA and become a member:
Today, PTA’s role is more important than ever in connecting parents, teachers and administrators, and supporting critical school needs. We want every family in our schools to join PTA, because we can do more together than apart. Please consider donating $25 to the Crone PTSA. https://croneptsa.memberhub.store
3. Supply Kit Orders
Order now and your student will have all their supplies waiting for them at Crone in August!
https://www.carlsonschoolkits.com/
Click on Naperville and Find Crone MS
Order online through June 6th (flyer below)

4. Would you like to volunteer?
We have many opportunities for parents to help. Whether its at home or directly at school, we always need help. http://bit.ly/cronevolunteer


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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