PTA Newsletter 4/11/22

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Hello all!

We hope everyone enjoyed their spring break! Here are dates to put on your calendar…

April PTA Meeting

The next PTA Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 13th at 9:30 am via zoom. Hope you can join us! Login information sent in emailed newsletter.

25th Anniversary Reception

Save the Date!! Graham will be hosting an Anniversary Reception on Wednesday May 18th from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. Stop by anytime to mingle with alumni, your current and old teachers, and have dinner. There will be a DJ, games, food trucks, the opening of Graham’s Time Capsule from 25 years ago, and pictures with our new Graham Falcon Wings Mural. We hope to see you all there!

Boys Choice - Escape Room Night Out
Thanks to everyone that signed up for Boy’s Choice! Remember it is this Wednesday April 13th at Fuzzy Logic escape room, located in Downers Grove.
Please come early to your session so you can enjoy some pizza in the party room! We hope everyone has a great time!

April Restaurant Night Stan’s Donut Truck:

The Stan’s Donut Van is headed back to Naperville's High Meadow Park for a Graham School fundraiser on Saturday April 23rd from 9am to 11am! We strongly encourage you to pre-order which will guarantee your donuts.
Place your pre-orders here:
Pre-orders cut off 48 hours before the event, and the options include Stan’s Van Dozen, Stan’s Greatest Hits, Assorted Half Dozen, Glutenless Half Dozen, and Vegan Half Dozen.
A limited amount of donuts will be available for onsite purchase. A portion of the event sales will be donated to Graham Elementary PTA. Thank you for your support!

Teacher Appreciation Week

We are in the process of planning for this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week! This year’s “Graham takes the Gold” theme will help celebrate our amazing teachers/staff with a great week May 2-6th. We will need your help to make it a success! If you are willing to donate to help make this week a success it would be much appreciated. The staff will be celebrated with a week of meals and snacks. This is always such a special event for the PTA to put on and we thank you for your support! Please keep an eye out for a separate email with the sign up genius.

District Teacher Appreciation Opportunity

The Indian Prairie Parents’ Council (IPPC) is partnering with local businesses to recognize District 204 teachers and staff members for Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2 – 6. Parents and community members can honor school personnel who have made a difference this year, while also supporting local businesses and students in need. Each $25 donation allows you to honor your favorite teacher with a heartfelt note and a $20 gift card from a local business that you select from the list provided. Your note and gift card will be delivered to your teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week. $5 of your donation will help support the IPPC annual school supply drive to assist students in need. Orders are being taken now through April 22, 2022. There is no limit on the number of teachers or staff members you can recognize. Cash donations to the school supply drive can also be made in honor of a teacher or staff member.
Order gift cards here.
Ladies Wine Walk - Save the Date!

It’s back, Wine Walk 2022! Ladies, join us for an evening of wine tasting and walking this spring. We will wine and walk to four participating homes in High Meadow. Every house will have a different theme and offer different selections to sample that evening. Bring your walking shoes and we will provide the rest! All proceeds will go towards the PTA 25th Anniversary Gift.

When: Friday May 13th from 6:30 - 10:00 pm
Cost: $50/per person
Sign Up Genius will be available soon!

Want to become more involved?
We have quite a few open committee co-chair positions for next year. This is a great way to get involved with a small time commitment. Below are all the chairs that are available and attached to this email are brief descriptions of each role. If you are interested in one of these positions please let Tracie Skindzier know at

Junior Achievement
Girls Choice Event (one time event typically held in November)
Boys Choice Event (one time event typically held in Spring)
Red Ribbon Week (one time event held at the end of October)
Restaurant Night Co-Chair (small, monthly time commitment)
Cultural Night Co-Chair (one time event held in spring)

Thanks for reading,
The Graham PTA

Co-Chair Positions (pdf)

Stan's Donut Van (jpeg)