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PTA Newsletter - 6/1/21

Reported by on 5/31/21

Hello Graham Families! Here is some information related to our last week of school!

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 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

As we finish a year like no other, we’d like to ask for your help to thank our teachers and staff at Graham.
1. Sign the Thank you Card: We will be sending a virtual thank you card to each of our Graham staff. Your children’s words mean a lot to our staff, especially this year. Please click this link to sign the card. You can submit as many times as you’d like so please don’t forget our specials teachers and support staff too. You can send a message to any school staff you choose and a card will be created for them. Our school website has the staff directory listed. We’d love for them to hear from as many families as possible.
2. Class Gift: We have created a class online gift card. This is optional, but should you choose to participate a gift of $5-10 is appreciated. Individual contributions will not be listed. At the end of the final day of school it will be totaled and emailed to each of our teachers so they can use for a gift card of their choice. You can find the details and links to send your gifts below.
*All links will expire at 3:30pm on June 4th so that we may forward the cards and gifts on the final day of school.
?? Questions please reach out to Jennifer Amato 630-740-4041 or
Nurse Randi Kleffman
Michelle Shiles LMC
Melinda Clawson Kindergarten
Brooke Morgano Kindergarten
Kristin Creighton 1st Grade
Kathy Williams 1st Grade
Annette Leong 2nd Grade
Jennifer Kammer 2nd Grade
Autumn Evans 2nd Grade
Courtney Koeller 3rd Grade
Kate Wallace 3rd Grade
Lauren Gresher 4th Grade
Amy Vasquez 4th grade
4th grade Paige Pacioni
Mark Troyer 5th Grade
Jennifer VanHeest 5th Grade
Debra Fisher Art teacher
Kathy Muno Music teacher
Matthew Cooper PE teacher
Sharon Cody Project Arrow
Claudette Walton-Principal

Darlene Stone-Student Services Coordinator

Anna McIntosh-school secretary

Lisa Finelli-front office

Jeanette Skrip- school library

Julia Cunningham-special ed teacher

Emma Rendek-Special Ed teacher

Anna Yates-Speech therapist

JoAnn Cikowski- social worker

Victoria L. Hoffman-Occupational Therapist

Bobbie Johnson-Physical Therapist

Christine Tisor-Leab Hearing

Charmonique Joiner- Reading Improvement

Helena Stromidlo- head custodian

Fifth Grade Farewell

Parents of 5th Graders! You are invited to picnic with your child for one last memorable event at Graham today.
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 signed up to assist with the afternoon games planned for students, we will be setting up after lunch and the 5th graders will join us again from 1:15-2:50. 5th Grade Farewell Sign Up

Annual 5th grade clap off will be held the last day of school, Friday, June 4. Parents and families are welcome to gather at the front of the building at 2:45 pm, with the 5th graders parading around the building at 2:55 pm. Please do not park in the front lot due to bus pick up. Congratulations 5th graders!! We hope you enjoyed your time at Graham and good luck at Crone.

Any questions, please contact: or

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

This was the last year on the PTA Board for Carolyn Talbott and Kelly Moscickis. We are so grateful to all their help during this crazy year, we would not have been able to put on all we did without them and will miss them next year! We look forward to welcoming our new board members Becky Thorn and Nikki Latus (joining Tracie Skindzier, Jen Cortese, and Anne McAnelly) in hopefully putting together a more normal year of events. We wish you all a happy and healthy summer. Hope to see you all back at Graham in the fall!

Thanks for reading!
The Graham PTA

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