PTA Newsletter 5/9/22

Reported by on 5/9/22

Hello all!

A big thank you to Kelly Moscickis and Maggie Hill for putting together Teacher Appreciation Week last week! Here are some dates to put on your calendar…

Teacher Appreciation Week Wrap Up!

Teacher Appreciation week was a big success! The staff enjoyed all of their meals and treats throughout the week. A BIG thank you to our amazing Graham families for their contributions this week. With all the donations we were able to supply staff with lunch on Monday (sandwich/chips), assorted candy treat on Tuesday, lunch on Wednesday (pizza/pasta), snack cart on Thursday and breakfast on Friday. We were also able to supply each staff member with a small gift card.

We would also like to thank the businesses that helped make this week a success. Phoenix Coffee House (2244 95th St) donated coffee and gift cards for Friday breakfast, Cheryls Cookies (Cheryls.com) for donating cookies for Wednesday lunch and Aurelio’s Pizza (1975 Springbrook Square Dr) for giving a 20% discount on all food ordered Wednesday.

We truly appreciate our staff for all they do. Graham is amazing because of the wonderful staff and families. Again, thank you for making this week a success.

Special Olympics change collection

WOW!! Graham families, you are amazing. Just for bringing in your spare change we were able to make a donation to the Special Olympics for $230. THANK YOU!

Ladies Wine Walk - RSVP By Wednesday May 11th

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 - Pay via paypal ( http://paypal.me/grahampta ) or check to Graham Elementary PTA. Checks can be delivered to the main office in an envelope marked Graham Wine Walk.

Sign up Here! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054fa4a92da7f85-graham1


Girls Choice Dance - Friday May 20th

Graham PTA is inviting all Graham girls and their VIP adult out for a night of dancing, fun, and making memories with their friends. Please join us on Friday May 20th from 6:30 - 9:00 at the River Run Clubhouse for our Girls Choice Dance. RSVP below and is due by Friday May 13th. We look forward to seeing you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-under-the-stars-girls-choice-dance-tickets-224866972167?ref=eios


School Supply Kits

We will once again be offering the opportunity for you to purchase your child’s school supplies through EPI. Through EPI, you can order everything your child will need from one place and have it directly shipped to school and distributed to your child’s classroom by the start of school in the fall. Please use this link to place your order by June 12.

https://educationalproducts.com/shoppacks School ID GRA388

Please note that headphones are required for all grades. I know most students have their own headphones, but if you would like to purchase them with your kit please add them before you check out. 5th grade please add flash cards if needed, they are required by teachers.

Any questions please contact Kelly Moscickis at kellym1018@yahoo.com.

May PTA Meeting:

The next PTA Meeting will be our final meeting of the year. We hope to see you there via zoom this Thursday, May 12th at 9:30 am. Hope you can join us! Log in information was shared in emailed newsletter.


End of Year Teacher/Staff Gifts

As an option for end of year gifts for Teachers and Staff we will be utilizing a site called GiftCrowd.com. If you choose to participate a gift of $5-10 is appreciated. You may also add a personal message to the staff member with your gift. At the end of the final day of school in June our gifts will be totaled and emailed to each of our teachers from the whole class. No individual amounts will be listed, the teacher will receive our lump sum amount they can use for any gift card of their choice. We hope this makes for an easy way to recognize our Graham staff at the end of another crazy year. You can find the details and links to send your gifts below.
https://app.giftcrowd.com/join-event/pDbqgMEmBd

Please note: All gifts end on 6/1/2022 3:30 PM when they will be sent to their respective recipients.

We also collected some information from all teachers and staff members on their favorite things if you would like to purchase something for them individually. The file of the teachers’ favorite things are in the office.

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!

Field Day

We are excited for this year's Field Day on Friday May 20th! In the event of rain we will have a make up day on Friday May 27th. Please note that the Sign Up Genius has your time slots scheduled for 15 minutes prior to the grade level’s official start time. This will help get everyone checked in and explain the game stations prior to the start time. Volunteers do not need to go to the office but should check in outside at the volunteer check in table. The following will be the color for your child to wear for their grade level:
Kindergarten - Yellow
1st Grade - Blue
2nd Grade - Green
3rd Grade - White
4th Grade - Orange
5th Grade - Red

Sign up here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a0a4fa8ae29a5f85-graham

Want to become more involved?
We have only a few open committee co-chair positions for next year and an open Board position. 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 tracielange@hotmail.com

Board Member - Treasurer
Kids Choice Co-Chair (one time event held in February)


Graham Elementary PTA Bylaws

There is a copy of the Graham Elementary PTA Bylaws attached to this email. Every few years they are up for review. We will vote on them at our next PTA Meeting on May 12th. If you would like to comment on them or propose a change before we vote them in please reach out to Tracie Skindzier at tracielange@hotmail.com


Thanks for reading,
The Graham PTA

Meeting Agenda (pdf)

PTA Bylaws (pdf)