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News From the Nest - October 26th

Reported by on 10/29/18


Graham Elementary School

October 26, 2018


26 Report Cards available after 4PM


1 Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30 – 8PM

5 Parent/Teacher Conferences 8 – 8PM

No School K – 12th Grades

6 No School K – 12th Grades

9 Camp Cocconi Day in the LMC

13 Veterans Day Assembly 9:30AM

Picture Retakes & Yearbook Candids

Skate Night 6 -8PM

14 3rd Grade Science Night 5:30PM

16 Birthday Books in the LMC

PTA Girls Choice 7 – 9:30PM

21–23 No School – Thanksgiving Break

26 School Safety Community Night – WVHS, 7 – 8PM

Dear Graham Families,

We are 3 for 3!!! For the 3rd year in a row Graham School's Spirit Squad placed in the spirit squad contest and won money for our school! We won 3rd place which is a $500.00 dollar prize!

I am so proud and thankful to everyone who helped support the cause in some way, and/or came out on Sunday to run or to cheer the runners. Thank you for supporting our school and building community!

We had a great day celebrating during the Harvest Parties and Costume Parade. The students enjoyed wonderful PTA Parties filled with treats and fun. Thank you to the PTA and the room parent volunteers for providing Graham children with a great and enjoyable afternoon.

Next week, Parent/Teacher Conferences begin. You will have the opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss the progress and learning environment your child experiences here at Graham. Conferences are November 1st, 4:30 – 8PM, and November 5th , 8AM – 8PM. Please remember there is no school on Monday, November 5th and Tuesday, November 6th. If you have not been able to sign up for a conference time, please contact your child’s teacher.


Each year, Graham School acknowledges and celebrates our brave service men and women during a Veteran’s Day assembly. This year the assembly will be November 13th at 9:30AM. We are asking everyone who would like to participate to send in a picture of a family member in uniform who has served or is serving in the military. We will include the picture in a display in the front hallway titled “Wall of Heroes”. Each year the Wall is quite beautiful and moving. Please look for more information coming soon.

School Safety Community Night
November 14

District 204 is partnering with local law enforcement agencies for a School Safety Community Night presentation from 7 to 8 pm on Wednesday, November 14 at Waubonsie Valley High School.

Safety topics include what parents should teach their younger children to help keep them safe, the district’s partnership with police and how school resource officers work with staff and students, ALICE training in schools, a new program that involves a school safety dog, and how students and parents can report safety concerns.

All District 204 parents are invited to attend this event. Children are encouraged to attend at their parents’ discretion.

An RSVP is appreciated, but not required at

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: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club

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

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