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News From the Nest - September 21st

Reported by on 9/23/18

Graham Elementary School

September 21, 2018


25 Fall Pictures

27 World Café Event – Metea Valley High School 6:30PM

28 Falcon Fundraiser Event

Dear Graham Families,

Picture day for all students is Tuesday, September 25. Picture order forms went home this week. If you need another, please contact your child's teacher. Please send the order form and payment to school with your child on picture day.

Indian Prairie School District is hosting the annual World Café Event at Metea Valley High School. This is an opportunity to meet parents and staff from other District 204 schools and discuss interests pertinent to our schools and our students. Each school will have a table at the World Café that accommodates up to 8 people. The World Café is on Thursday, September 27th, 6:30-9:00 pm, at Metea Valley High School (commons area).

Please see the letter below:

Dear Parents,

I’m excited to tell you about a very special program I’m coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy!

All around Graham Elementary School students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!

Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. Drop-off boxes will be located around the school for your child to deposit the markers.

Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.

Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!


Jennifer Crawford

Special Education Teacher

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Third-Party Educational Programs

The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:

Graham: NanoBeasts STEM & Robotics

Reminders and Requests:

When calling in your child’s attendance or late arrival, please call the absent line 630-428-6900, option 3.
Please remember to use the grade level shelf in the foyer when dropping off a forgotten item or bringing in lunch. Additionally please include your child’s name and classroom teacher on a sticky note, if the child’s name is not clearly visible on the item.
There are already items in the Lost and Found collection that are looking for ‘home’. If your child is missing an item, please feel free to come and look through the items.
If you have any questions, or concerns please feel contact me at your convenience.


Ms. Walton

Graham: NanoBeasts STEM and Robotics (pdf)

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