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Graham PTA Newsletter 5/4/20

Reported by on 5/4/20

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

Teacher Appreciation Week May 4th - 8th
Our Teacher Appreciation co-chairs have come up with an alternative plan to thank our teachers for all their hard work, especially during these trying times! Don’t forget to have your child print and fill out their virtual poster to hold up during their first zoom of the week (PDF attached again)! The Graham teachers will also receive a PTA sponsored gift tomorrow via their email! 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 by May 8th. Thank you to the Graham staff for being the best there is!

School Kits:
We will again be offering the opportunity for you to purchase your child’s school supplies through Shane’s Kits. Through Shane’s, 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 to be waiting for them in the fall. The link to order will be available in next week’s newsletter.

Kane County Cougar Game:
A big thank you to all the students that celebrated reading by independently reading at school and home and to all the families that ordered tickets to the Kane County Cougars Graham game. The district administration is aware that this event has been cancelled, and we are working on refunding the money to all the parents and families that paid for tickets. Thank you for supporting the reading and the Graham LMC programs. ~Mrs. Shiles

5th Grade Farewell:
Our 5th Grade Farewell co-chairs have been busy putting together plans to still celebrate our graduating 5th Graders. Thanks for sending in your info for Crone shirts, we will be distributing them as soon as we get them in. We also are putting together a video of pictures of your students through their years at Graham and their Graham teachers waving your 5th graders off. This will be shown via a zoom call on the last day of school. Detailed instructions on how to submit this will be sent today and are attached to this newsletter. We will use your child's baby picture that was already submitted to the yearbook, then would love to have a picture of them in Kindergarten, current 5th grade picture, and any other picture of them at school events over the years. All photos should be submitted to this google drive:
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.

Graham PTA Meeting:
Our next PTA Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 14th at 9:30 am and will be held remotely, using zoom. See your e-mail for the link.
We will send an agenda closer to the meeting date.

Field Day:
Mr. Cooper has exciting news, Field Day is on! More info will follow in next week’s newsletter!

Open Committee Chair Positions:
If you have thought about becoming more involved with the PTA next year, please reach out to Tracie Skindzier for more information. Her email is

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.

Fifth Grade Families:
The following is a message from the Crone PTA….
Our PTSA welcomes you and we want to share some important info.
No need to shop for individual supplies!
Order your kit now and have it before school starts! Use code: CM204
Order by May 28 and it will be delivered to school at no cost. Pickup will be in August.
Home delivery is an option for an additional cost.
2. Crone PTSA Membership
Your family donation helps run the programs & activities we offer Crone students.
BECOME A MEMBER TODAY. CHOOSE 2020-21 YEAR in the dropdown menu.
3. Would you like to join a virtual meeting with the principal of Crone and the PTSA?
Click on this link to register and a link will be emailed to you!

Take care,
The Graham PTA

TA Poster (pdf)

Meeting Agenda 5/14/2020 (pdf)

5th Grade Video Directions (pdf)

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