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PTA Newsletter - 4/27/2020

Reported by on 4/27/20

Here are some items that you might find to be of interest….

Open Committee Chair Positions:
If you have thought about becoming more involved with the PTA, now is the time! We’d love to have your help planning events and programs for our children. We need help with 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 with questions or to indicate what you would be interested in helping us out with.

Restaurant Night is ON!
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.

5th Grade Farewell:
Our 5th Grade Farewell co-chairs have been busy putting together plans to still celebrate our graduating 5th Graders. An email went home this week with a link to a form for all 5th grade parents to fill out so we can still deliver a Crone T-shirt and surprise on the last day of school to each 5th grade student. We also would like to put together a video of pictures of parents and teachers waving your 5th graders off to be shown via a zoom call on the last day of school. Instructions on how to submit this will be sent in the coming weeks. In addition, if possible we will still be doing a 5th grade trolley ride from the River Run Clubhouse to school for a Kona Ice party at the school playground on a TBD date this summer. We hope to send out a save the date for this before the school year is over.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 4th - 8th
Our Teacher Appreciation co-chairs have been working on an alternative plan to thank our teachers for all their hard work, especially during these trying times! Look for an email this week with further details of a PTA sponsored gift as well as how your student can participate remotely in showing our teachers some love! In addition, feel free to take advantage of the opportunity the district is providing in which gift cards of your choice can be purchased for teachers while also donating to IPPC’s annual school supply drive that provides school supplies to students in need. To participate please visit

Graham PTA Meeting:
Our next PTA Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 14th at 9:30 am and will be held remotely, using zoom. We will send an agenda and log on info closer to the meeting date.

Our next skate night scheduled for May 13th has been CANCELLED.
Our Blessings in a Backpack packing event scheduled for May 18th has been CANCELLED.
Unfortunately, Field Day scheduled for May 22nd has been CANCELLED too.

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,
The Graham PTA

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