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News From the Nest - August 10

Reported by on 8/17/18

August

13 Student Placement Available after 4PM in eschoolplus

14 New Student Self-Guided Tour of the building 4 - 6PM

16 Meet & Greet 2:30 – 3PM, PTA Ice Cream Social 3 – 3:30PM

21 First Day of School for 1st – 5th Grade

Kindergarten Orientation (Sign up for morning or afternoon session during Meet & Greet)

22 First day of school for Kindergarten students

31 No School – School Improvement Day

September

3 No School – Labor Day

7 Author Visit to Graham

12 LMC Volunteer Orientation 9:30 – 10:30

Curriculum Night

Chromebook Parent Information Session - 6PM (2nd -5th grade parents only)

Session 1 - 6:30 (all grade levels)

Session 2 - 7:15 (all grade levels)

13 PTA Welcome Coffee & PTA Meeting 9:30AM

14 Makerspace Volunteer Orientation, 9:30 – 11AM

20 Watchdogs Information Night 6:30 – 7:30PM

21 Birthday Books*

25 Fall Pictures

28 Falcon Fundraiser Event



Dear Graham Families,



We look forward to seeing our families on the first day of school on Tuesday, August 21st.



I am very excited to introduce our new Falcons to the Graham School community. Please welcome: Mrs. Stone – Student Services Coordinator, Ms. Morgano, Kindergarten Teacher, Ms. Rendek – Special Education Teacher, Ms. Wortham, SC Special Education Teacher, Mrs. Dewan, School Psychologist, Ms. Banyai, Occupational Therapist. Mrs. Christensen will be on maternity leave for the first 6 weeks of school. Mrs. Sortino will be the long-term substitute for our building.



Classroom assignments will be available for viewing on eschool/Home Access on August 13, after 4PM. Parents will need their log-in and password to access the system. Contact the office, if you do not have your log-in information for Home Access. For Kindergarten and New Students – If you have not done so already, you will need to set up a Home Access. Please contact the office if you need assistance.



Bus route information will be available on Home Access, no later than August 13th. Please make sure to check your child’s bus number and bus stop. Bus numbers and bus stops do sometimes change.



If you ordered a Supply Kit for your student, the kits will be in your child’s classroom on August 16th for pick up. Please note, you may receive specific directions from your child’s teacher with regard to supplies.





If you or your child have concerns with teasing, inappropriate comments or bullying please contact the classroom teacher or building administration so that we can immediately address the issue. Please know that we take these situations seriously. All students are valued members of our school community and should feel that the learning environment is safe and accepting.





There will be opportunities to connect with members of the Graham community before school begins on August 21.

New Family Self-Guided Tour: Students new to Graham have the chance to visit the school on Tuesday, August 14th between 4 - 6pm for a self-guided tour of the school building.
Meet and Greet: Thursday August 16 , 2:30 – 3PM
PTA Ice Cream Social: The PTA is hosting a free Back to School Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 16th, 3 -3:30PM after the Meet & Greet.


Please take a moment to read and review the following important back to school notes. Please contact the school with any questions that you may have.



Sincerely,

Ms. Walton

Principal, Graham Elementary



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