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PTA Newsletter 4/13/2020

Reported by on 4/13/20

Hoping this email finds all of you healthy and in good spirits. Here are some items of note...

Graham PTA Meeting:
Even though there is no e-learning this Wednesday, our PTA Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 15th at 9:30 am is still on and will be held remotely, using zoom. Unfortunately, Dr. Sullivan is no longer able to present at our meeting. We will still be electing our Board for next year. If you would like to join in, see e-mail with link.

Graham’s Global Adventures Night:
Graham’s Global Adventure Night is unfortunately CANCELLED for Wednesday, April 15th. We plan to reschedule the event next year.

Skate Night:
Our next skate night scheduled for Wednesday, April 22nd is CANCELLED.

Volunteer Appreciation Tea:
The Volunteer Appreciation Tea on Friday, April 24th has unfortunately been CANCELED.

Restaurant Night:
Schools may be closed but you can still support the Graham PTA by ordering Taps N Tenders on Thursday, April 30 11am-10pm. Dining room will be closed but you can still order online, call in or order in the drive thru. 15% of food and beverage sales will be donated back to Graham. Please mention Graham and bring in or show the flyer at pick up.

No changes have been made to the following events at this point but will keep you posted as the state and district update us.
5th Grade Farewell
Teacher Appreciation Week 5/4-5/8
Skate Night 5/13
PTA Meeting 5/14
Blessings in a Backpack 5/18
Field Day 5/22

Masks:
The District has asked that IPPC/PTAs help find volunteers who can make face masks. Details are below and can also be found on the sign-up at:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094BADAE2FA7F49-district
Drop off for mask donations will be on Tuesday and Thursday this week (info will be posted on our FB page when available).

IPEF Race Contest:
We are thrilled to share with you that Graham PTA is the winner of the IPPC Aurelio’s Team IPEF Registration Contest! We are so excited and are thankful to everyone that signed up to run with Team IPEF in the fall. Once the Stay-At-Home order is lifted, we will receive a $100 gift card to Aurelio’s!

Open Committee Chair Positions:
We have open committee chair positions for next year, so 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. We are looking for chairs for the following:

*Watch Dogs
*Back to School Lunch
*Staff Appreciation Week (2 people)
*Conference Lunches
*Restaurant Night
*Girls on the Run
*Cultural Night

You can email Kristin Kirchner at kirchnercrew@gmail.com with questions or to indicate what you would be interested in helping us out with.

Great Wolf Lodge Fundraiser:
The PTA announced a new fundraising opportunity this year with Great Wolf Lodge Gurnee, IL. I’m sure everyone will want to get out and have some fun once this is all over. Why not book a night, or even two?!? Each night booked gives 10% right back to Graham! Plus, you will get a discount of up to 30% on your room if you use code: 4MYSCHOOL and enter the qualifying ID number: 33656. They have extended our promo and it is good for qualifying stays thru December 31, 2020 and must be booked by October 30, 2020. An extra bonus, all guests age 15 and under will enjoy mini golf, bowling, the ropes course and climbing wall for FREE!!

Take care. We hope to see you soon!
The Graham PTA

Taps and Tenders (pdf)

PTA Meeting Agenda (pdf)

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