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PTA Newsletter 10/26/20

Reported by on 10/26/20

Hello Graham Families,

Here is a look at what is happening in the next few weeks!

Matt Wilheim Anti-Bullying Assembly Today!

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 Today at 2:00 PM. Log in information is below:

Let’s Welcome Back our Graham Staff

The Graham teachers and staff will be coming back to school the week of November 2nd. We would like to welcome them back in style with some prepackaged snacks in the lounge. Thank you to everyone who has signed up to donate food - all our slots are filled! In addition to snacks we will have some welcome back signs. At snack drop off I will have a poster board for your student to sign to leave a note saying hello to their teachers.
Deadline to drop off snacks and sign the Welcome Back board is Friday October 30th and will be at Tracie Skindzier’s house, 1755 Baybrook Lane in River Run.

Red Ribbon Week is this week!
Schools across the nation participate in Red Ribbon Week October 26-30 to encourage a drug free life for all of our children! The Graham PTA has planned special activities to honor this initiative and raise awareness through grade level. Each Day will be a different dress up theme.
Monday - Wear Red to School
Tuesday - Bring your Pet or Favorite Stuffed Animal to the morning zoom meeting
Wednesday - Crazy Hair Day
Thursday - Wear your pajamas to school
Friday - Say Boo to Drugs - see you at the Harvest Party!

Harvest Party this Friday
Get your costumes ready - we will be having a Zoom Harvest Party this Friday October 30th from 12:30 - 1:10 PM! On the lunchtime zoom call we will combine grades so kids will have a chance to see more school friends. We will have three zoom rooms consisting of Kindergarten with 1st grade, 2nd with 3rd grade, and 4th with 5th grade. We will have a costume share, have some fun games to play, and decorate a falcon activity for kids to enjoy. We have attached 3 different falcon pictures to this email for your child to choose from - your teachers will have them on google classroom as well Friday. You will want to print out one for your child to decorate during the meeting. We encourage your child to be in costume and ready to go by 12:30 when the party starts, students are welcome to eat their lunch on the call. Teachers will post the zoom links on their google classroom page on Friday.

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 Questions can go to Co-Chair Alissa Krusoe ( Entries are due by 10/29.

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

We will be sending an email out this week with instructions on how to access the online directory via the Directory Spot app. If you were a PTA member last year and downloaded the app you don’t need to do anything and should be set. We are excited to offer this benefit to our Graham PTA Members again this year.

Butter Braid:
The Graham PTA is continuing the delicious tradition of offering ButterBraid and Wooden Spoon Cookie Dough to Graham Families. If you have not tried either, you are in for a treat! Both products come in a variety of flavors and are frozen, easy-to-bake items that you will have in time for the upcoming holidays! This year, we will be utilizing an online sale and are hopeful that you will share the information with your families and friends. Ordering will be available from now until November 20th so please spread the word. Proceeds from each sale will be support future Graham events and needs.
Here's what you need to know:
Butterbraid: $14 Each
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese, Raspberry, Strawberry & Cream Cheese, Cinnamon Roll
Wooden Spoon Cookie Dough: $16 each
Flavors: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Cranberry White Chunk, Snickerdoodle, Triple Chocolate, White Chunk Macadamia Nut
Sale dates - 10/19/20 through 11/20/20
Delivery date - 12/4/20
First you must become a registered seller. Please click here:
Upon email verification, you will have your own personal page. Share your link and place your orders!

Items will be in December 4. Pick up/delivery procedures will be announced at a later date. Any questions, please contact

Graham Spiritwear has arrived! We are in the process of sorting everything and will be dropping it off to your home mailbox in the next week or so. Please be on the lookout!

Open PTA Vice-President Position
Unfortunately one of our co vice-presidents will be stepping down in the next few weeks. Kate Sankey and her family will be moving to Florida in early November. We want to give her a huge thank you for all the help she gave the PTA and school over the years. We will miss her enthusiasm, smiling face and her spirit. We now have an open Vice President position available on the board to fill. This creates a perfect opportunity for other parents to get involved with the leadership of our PTA. If anyone has any questions about what the position entails or might be interested in helping out please contact Tracie Skindzier at

Thanks to everyone that stopped out to our restaurant night at That Burger Joint/Oberweis this week and thanks for reading!
Graham PTA

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