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PTA Newsletter 4/29/24

Hello Graham Families! 


The school year is winding down! 

There is A LOT of information in this newsletter, so please read through to the end. 


May 5-10

The PTA is planning a great week to show our Graham Staff just how much we appreciate them! Throughout the week, we will be providing them with breakfast donated by Whole Foods Naperville, catered lunch from Vai’s Naperville sponsored by TEAM MILLER (Tasha & Bruce Miller, affiliated with Keller Williams Infinity), charcuterie grazing board donated by That Board and a fully stocked snack cart to round out the week!

We would love to get the students involved in decorating for this special week! A display has been set up in the LMC with paper flowers, butterflies, and leaves for students to decorate. Please encourage your kids to visit the LMC to decorate one of these items for their favorite staff members!

On Sunday, May 5, from 1-3pm, Graham students and their families are invited to come “Chalk the Walk” with encouraging messages to staff on the sidewalk in front of the school.

If you would like to help decorate the staff lounge, please use this link to sign up. 

Please consider signing up via the link below to fill any of the donation slots to make sure these teachers and staff members feel some extra love during Staff Appreciation Week. 

Snack Cart Donation Sign Up

Please drop off all Staff Appreciation Snack Cart donations at either Jon Guerrero's house (2652 Sweetbroom Road in High Meadow) or at Jen Cortese's house (4203 Delaware Court in River Run) no later than Monday, May 6th. If you sign up for a cash donation, you can make your payment via Zelle to 

If you have any questions feel free to email Jill at Thank you for supporting our amazing Teachers and Staff at Graham!



May 8

This year, Graham is participating in National Bike & Roll to School Day on May 8! We encourage all students and families to bike, roll, or walk to school. Bike & Roll to School Day invites participants to celebrate the joy of active commuting while building a sense of community and school spirit.



May 17

We are excited for this year’s Field Day on Friday, May 17th! Please note, the rain date is Friday, May 24. 

Please use the sign up genius link to volunteer:  Field Day Volunteer Link

Volunteers, please arrive 15 minutes before your sign up time. This will help us 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), 1stGrade (Blue), 2nd Grade (Green), 3rd Grade (White), 4th Grade (Orange), and 5th Grade (Red).



Fifth Grade Farewell Merch - make selections by Wednesday, May 1st
5th Grade T-shirt: The PTA is gifting each 5th grader a special t-shirt during the Farewell Celebration. Please use this link to provide your child’s name and t-shirt size: T-shirt Size Link

Graham Graduate Yard Sign - Final Order by Tuesday, April 30th
It's optional for parents to purchase a yard sign with their student's name ($25). Signs are ordered directly through Gymazing Finds but the PTA will pick up and deliver all signs to you.  To purchase one, please follow this link to order: Yard Sign order link

Fifth Grade Farewell Field Trip to Ultimate Ninjas - Tuesday, May 28th
This year students will have a fun filled field trip day at Ultimate Ninjas!  The cost to attend this field trip is $15 per student.  Payments can be sent on or before May 1st via the MemberHub  Graham PTA Payment Link.  Scholarships will be provided by the PTA for any student who needs financial assistance.  Please reach out to Mrs. Witkowski. 

Students will need to pack a disposable sack lunch for this field trip as they will be eating at Ultimate Ninjas.

Upon arrival back to school the students will be greeted with a red carpet to walk down as they re-enter the building through the main door.  Families are invited to attend this red carpet arrival and will not need to check in at the office as this will be an outside only event.  They are scheduled to arrive back at school at 1:30pm.

Please fill out the Ultime Ninjas Waiver by Wednesday, May 1st so your student is allowed to attend. 

Please fill out the following school permission slip by Wednesday, May 1st.

5th Grade Farewell  Picnic – Friday May 31st, 12:15pm

Pack a blanket and a picnic to enjoy lunch with your Falcon. Please check in at the outdoor table upon arrival to receive your child’s t-shirt gift from the PTA.

This year the PTA will be providing cheese pizza for each student from Domino's as part of the farewell celebration.  Be sure to send your student in with additional food for lunch as we’ll only have enough for each student to receive one slice.

Immediately following the lunch families are invited to stay to enjoy games and fun during the recess period! In the event of rain, the picnic will be held in the Gym, Falcon Family Picnic Style! 

5th Grade Clap Off - Friday May 31st, 2:45pm

At the end of their last day at Graham Elementary, Graham will gather as a school in the hallways and then outside to “clap” for our 5th graders as they exit the building. If you would like to join us to send our students on their way, please plan to gather at the back of the building lining the sidewalk by the playground by 3:10pm. We ask that you park in the side staff lot or walk over, due to buses needing the front lot for dismissal.

Parents are welcome to start arriving at 2:45pm to chalk the walk! Please bring your own chalk and meet at the back sidewalk behind Graham to write congratulatory messages to your Graham Graduates!

We look forward to seeing you all for the Fifth Grade Farewell events. If you have any questions, please contact Tracie Skindzier at or Jen Cortese at


Orders due by June 2

Why spend your summer shopping for school supplies when Graham can make it easy on you?  Through EPI, you can order everything your child will need from one place.  Purchase your school supply kit by June 2nd and have everything delivered to Graham before the first day of school. Graham School Supply Kits Link

School ID: GRA388

Please note that headphones and art smocks (can use an old t-shirt instead) are required for all grade levels.  If needed, be sure to add before checkout.  These items are NOT included in the kits.  

Any questions, please contact Kelly Moscickis at

RESTAURANT NIGHT- Last one of the year!

Yogurt Beach, Route 59, Naperville

Thursday, May 30, 11am-10pm

Come celebrate the end of the school year with a cool treat! Mention “Graham Elementary” and 20% of sales will go back to the PTA. 


SAVE THE DATE- PTA MEETING May 9, 2024, 9:30am, Google Meet

  • PTA Meeting Link via Google Meet

  • A representative from the IPSD 204 Administration/School Board will be present to talk about the upcoming “Safer, Stronger 204” Funding Proposal



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Go Falcons!

The Graham PTA