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PTA Newsletter 10/5/20

Reported by on 10/5/20

Hello Graham Families,

It was great seeing so many of you last Friday at Stan’s Donut Truck and the Boo Bag pickup - we hope you all enjoyed eating all those delicious donuts! Here is a look at what is happening in the next few weeks:

The theme for this year's Reflections is “I Matter Because…” Reflections provides opportunities for recognition in six different areas of the arts including: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. All submissions will be through the website IPPC-Reflections Questions can go to Co-Chair Alissa Krusoe ( Entries are due by 10/29.

PTA Meeting:
There will be a PTA Meeting this Thursday, October 8th at 9:30 am via zoom. All login information is below and an agenda is attached to the bottom of this email. Hope you can join us!

Join Zoom Meeting: See PTA Newsletter sent Via Email.

Project Arrow Meeting:

Project Arrow is a program for academically talented students starting in 3rd grade. The first meeting of the year will be October 8th at 6:30 pm via zoom, link will be sent to parents who signed up for notifications from Kelly Moscickis. The link will also be posted on IPPA PTA FB page. Before the meeting I encourage everybody to become a member of IPPA PTA, link below, for the 2020-2021 school year! As a member you are sending a message to IPSD 204 that PA is an important program along with showing support to all PA teachers and students. You can also join the facebook group Any questions, please email Kelly Moscickis, IPPA PTA liaison.

That Burger Joint/Oberweis Restaurant Night

Our next restaurant night is Wednesday October 21 from 3-9 PM at Oberweis and That Burger Night. Take a night off cooking and support Graham at the same time. The flyer is attached to the bottom of the order, you do not need to bring it as long as you mention Graham when ordering. Please note, online orders and third party delivery services are NOT included.

Matt Wilheim Anti-Bullying Assembly
From the stage of “America's Got Talent” watch Matt Wilhelm's Amazing Virtual BMX Stunt Show. Wilhelm is a Guinness World Record Holder, 2-time National Champion, and World Championship silver and bronze medalist. He won “America's Got Talent” YouTube competition and advanced to the semi-finals on the television show.
Matt Wilhelm's virtual show features the same exciting tricks and character messages from his in-person shows, and adds things that can not normally be done during a regular show. Watch Matt ride glow-in-the-dark like he did on “America's Got Talent.” There will be an entire segment filmed with a GoPro helmet camera so you can see how it feels to ride like a pro BMX rider. Matt will also attempt to break his Guinness World record during the show.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to see Matt's show and hear his message live on Zoom on Monday October 26th at 2:00 PM. Link to be sent closer to the assembly.

PDAC Co-Chair
The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) facilitates monthly discussions to promote collaboration amongst parents and district staff to address equity and diversity, and share best practices in order to improve experiences and opportunities for all students. The meetings are open to District 204 parents, staff, and community. Each school in the district has a PDAC representative. We would love to have two representatives for Graham to really work on promoting the message at our school. We already have one and are looking for anyone else who might be interested and want to help. Please reach out to Tracie Skindzier at if you have questions or want to help.

Harvest Party
Get your costumes ready - we will be having a Zoom Harvest Party on Friday October 30th! On the lunchtime zoom call we will have a costume share and have some fun games to play. Be on the lookout for more details and the link closer to the event.

Family Fun Night - Bandingo!
We are excited to announce for our first virtual Family Fun Night we will be playing Bandingo! Bandingo is a form of Bingo set to music using song titles instead of numbers on each card. Join us on Friday November 6th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm for this FREE family event. Please fill out the form below to sign up. Please note that your cards will be sent to you from
Bandingo Form

Thanks for reading!
Graham PTA

Burger Place Night (docx)

PTA Meeting Agenda (pdf)

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