PTA Newsletter 5/16/22

Reported by on 5/16/22

Hello all!

A big thank you to Maggie Reeb for putting together our ladies wine walk last week, it was a fun night out!

We’d also like to thank our Girls on the Run parent coaches, Divya Mehta and Alissa Krusoe, staff coaches, Mrs. Rogers and Miss Rendek, and high school coach and Graham alumni, Libby High, for an incredible spring event. The girls completed their 5K last Saturday and did an amazing job! Special thanks to Ms. Walton for the bus to transport the girls to the race in Chicago. Way to go girls!

Girls Choice Dance - Friday May 20th

Last call for tickets!!! 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. Sign up is below. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

25th Anniversary Reception

Our Anniversary Reception is almost here! The staff will be kicking off the party Wednesday May 18th at 3PM so all students can partake by taking an all school picture out front with Freddy the Falcon. Please avoid parking in the front lot on Wednesday after 1 PM and have your child wear their Graham apparel or school colors (blue and gray) to school that day. Graham will be hosting the Anniversary Reception for students, families, staff, and alumni 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, face painting, food trucks, Graham memorabilia, and pictures with our mascot Freddie and the new Graham Falcon Wings Mural. We hope to see you all there!

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.

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.

Final Restaurant Night of the Year!

Grab your friends and join us over ice cream to celebrate the end of the year! Our final restaurant night will be held on Tuesday, May 24th from 12-10 pm at the Dairy Queen at 2547 Naperville Plainfield Rd. Please mention Graham Elementary when placing your order and a portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the Graham PTA.

Field Day - Extra Volunteer Slots added!!

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. 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.

We are also looking for parents who want to help with our Falcon Fundraiser in the fall. We start planning over the summer. If anyone would like to be on the committee, please reach out Karen
Masters at pellegrinokaren@hotmail.com.

Kids Choice Co-Chair (one time event held in February)
Teacher Appreciation Co-Chair (one time event held in May)


Thanks for reading,
The Graham PTA

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Co-Chairs (pdf)