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News from the Nest - April 28

Reported by rachel_witkowski@ipsd.org on 5/1/17

News from the Nest
April 28, 2017

MAY
1 Staff Appreciation Week begins
Blessings in a Backpack packing Event 8AM – Graham Gym
2 5th grade visits Crone MS
3rd grade Field trip to Planetarium
4 Walk in Registration & Kindergarten Screenings
5 Birthday Books in the LMC
8 Kane County Cougars Game 6:30
10 Future Falcons Story Time in the LMC 1 – 1:30PM
11 Graham PTA Meeting 9:30AM
Walk in Registration 4 – 6PM
12 PTA Plant Sale Pick up, 12 – 5PM
17 – 19 Book Fair – BOGO
5th Grade Field Trip – Robert Crown
Graham School Skate Night – 6 – 8PM
18 Graham Retirement Celebration Open House 4 – 5:30PM, MPR
19 5th Grade Field Trip – Wendella Boat Trip
20 IPSD Fine Arts Festival -
23 Last Chorus Practice
25 5th Grade Picnic 1 – 2:30PM
1st Grade Fieldtrip to the Zoo
26 Field Day – Grades K – 5th
29 No School
31 Rain Date – Field Day

JUNE
2 Last Day of School

Dear Graham Families,

Please consider joining us on Monday, May 1st at 8am for our final Blessings in a Backpack event this year. We will be packing 400 bags of food to help children at Olney Allen Elementary in Aurora. This is our largest packing event so far and we need your help!

Families can sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0B4CAAAA2CA5F58-spring.

There are several items in the Lost and Found collection that are looking for ‘home’. If your child is missing an item, please feel free to come and look through the items. (We will be donating any unclaimed items after the school year is completed.)

Verification and registration for next year has already begun. What is the difference between verification and registration? Verification is an online process used to verify that all your information is current and up to date. Registration is the actual process of enrolling your child (ren) in school for the upcoming year.

This year we are again doing walk-in registration. The dates for walk-in registration are May 4th, 10 -12PM, 1 – 3PM and May 11th, 4 – 6PM. We are in the process of planning for next year. It is essential that we receive your registration during one of the registration walk-in dates. It is important to register, so that you are able to go onto the Home Access Center when it opens up in August (Date TBD) to see your child’s classroom placement.

In order for the process to move smoothly please make sure you have completed the forms and the online verification. In addition, please be prepared to pay school fees with a check, cash or money order for the exact amount. You may pay online using MyPaymentsPlus, https://www.mypaymentsplus.com, if you prefer to use your credit card.

Run the Naperville Kids Marathon with Team IPEF
Registration now open
Registration is now open for the Naperville Kids Marathon. This fitness program offers a unique chance to encourage students to make healthy choices, learn about goal setting and see how much fun running can be. Students commit to running 25 miles (one mile at a time) between May 1 and October 20 and track their miles. On October 21 they run the final 1.2 miles at Naperville North High School and receive a Naperville Kids Marathon finisher medal and shirt. Students can participate as part of Team IPEF and be a charity runner for their school. Participants receive a special Team IPEF shirt at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year and will be encouraged to wear it each Friday leading up to race day. Cost is $44 per child and includes race registration and a $26 tax deductible donation to the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation. Students must be 5-13 years old by October 21 to register.
Register today at Team IPEF Kids Marathon.

Reminders and Requests:
•We utilize the Raptor System to sign volunteers and other visitors into our building. Please remember to bring in your driver’s license, as you will be asked for it, if you are accessing the building where students are located. Thank you for your continued understanding and support of this safety measure.
•If you have garments that you are able to donate, we are in need of gently used elastic waist pants for boys and girls in the nurse’s office.
•When calling in your child’s attendance or late arrival, please call the absent line 630-428-6900, option 3.
•Please remember to include your child’s name and classroom teacher on a sticky note, when dropping off a forgotten item or bringing in lunch.
•Please note the last day of school, June 2nd is a full day of classes for elementary students.

If you have any questions, or concerns please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Sincerely,
Ms. Walton

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