PTA Newsletter 5/31/22

Reported by on 5/31/22

Hello all!

Here is some info for the last few days of school! We hope everyone has a great summer and look forward to seeing you next year!

5th Grade Farewell - TODAY

Parents of 5th Graders! You are invited to picnic with your child for one last memorable event at Graham on Tuesday, May 31st. Please plan to meet outside by the playground at 11:00 with a blanket and special lunch for you and your child. Upon arrival, you will check-in and be given your child’s Crone T-Shirt as a gift from the Graham PTA. Students will then meet you for a picnic lunch in the grass or blacktop until 12:00. *if raining, the gym will be used.

If you would also like to assist with the afternoon games planned for students, we are also looking for volunteers to help set up and run stations on that Tuesday from 1:15-3:15. Please sign up here to help:

Please don’t forget to RSVP and submit your signed school field trip form for the TROLLEY ride to the last day of school. Students are to meet at the River Run Park at 8-8:15 am on Wednesday, June 1st and will board the trolley with their class & teacher to take them to their last day at Graham. Parents must supervise students at the park.

Any questions, please contact:
Jen Malinowski (630-921-5366) or (708-743-3545).

The following is a message from the Crone PTA:

1. How to get important information
What's App Group:
Joining this group gives you an opportunity to connect with other incoming 6th grade families
Facebook: Search Crone PTSA
Instagram: croneptsa
Twitter: @CronePTSA

2. PTSA Registration:Please help us continue our successful programs next year! YOUR DONATION helps to fund the programs we offer for students and staff. Click here to register

3. Supply Kit Ordering: Purchase your supply kit from and get all your 2022-23 required supplies delivered to Crone for pickup in AUGUST. Ordering is open for FREE shipping to the school until 6/1.
Each supply kit has ALL required items.
Kits DO NOT include a system of organization
PA MATH add-on's are an optional additional purchase
Calculators are NOT included in the kit
Spanish Kits are an ADDITIONAL add on option
4. Would you like to volunteer?
We have many opportunities for parents to help. Whether it's at home or directly at school, we always need help.

End of Year Teacher/Staff Gifts - LAST CALL

As an option for end of year gifts for Teachers and Staff we will be utilizing a site called 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.

Please note: All gifts end on 6/1/2022 at 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.

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. 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

Save The Date - Meet and Greet for 2022-2023 School Year

We have been busy getting ready for next year. Please save the date of August 15th for our 2022-2023 meet and greet. You will be able to pick up your school supplies and meet your teachers here. The PTA will also have info about membership, upcoming activities and sign ups for things like room parents, LMC volunteers, and our other committees.

Graham PTA Membership 2022-2023 School Year:

The PTA has traditionally raised funds to support everything from the outdoor classroom and playground equipment to teacher grants, materials for the LMC, and flexible seating for classrooms. You are able to sign up for the PTA when you register your student for next year’s school year in ParentVUE. Please consider joining again to stay informed, gain access to the Graham Directory and help support our students!

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. If you are interested in helping please let Becky Thorn know at

We are 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 you can sign up here: or reach out Karen
Masters at

Thanks for reading and have a great summer!
The Graham PTA