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PTA Newsletter 5/24/21

Reported by michelle_shiles@ipsd.org on 5/24/21

Hello Graham Families! We hope everyone enjoyed our outdoor field day event last Friday. A big thank you to Michelle Kapinus for putting on such a fun day for our kids!

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.

End of Year Teacher Thank You Information

For end of year gifts for Teachers and Staff we will be utilizing a site called GiftCrowd.com. This is the same site we used for Holiday Gifts. The Graham End of Year Thank You page will list all teachers and staff at Graham. If you choose to participate you are able to click on any of your child’s teachers or staff member’s name and leave them a donation and personalized card. When the donation time is over, the last day of school June 4th, the gift receiver is notified of the gift. They will see all the greetings and messages that were left for them and they can decide what electronic gift card they want the collected amount deposited on. Be on the lookout for the link to be sent out in a separate email this week!

Graham has 2 teachers that will be retiring this year! Annette Leong, 2nd Grade, Kathy Muno, Music. The PTA has purchased a gift for each of them on behalf of Graham families. Please include them in your thank you messages and well wishes. We will miss them!


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 TODAY!

Our last restaurant night of the year will be held today 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. You can follow the link for all details
https://www.groupraise.com/events/187192-graham-elementary-pta-at-mod-pizza

Open Committee Chair Positions

We cannot run some of these events without your help!!! If you have thought about becoming more involved with the PTA next year, please reach out to Tracie Skindzier for more information, we still have quite a few open committees. Her email is tracielange@hotmail.com.

Thanks for reading!
The Graham PTA

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