The R. Grant Graham Star Reporter

November 20, 2020

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R. Grant Graham Elementary School

Main Office: 248-537-6800

Attendance Line: 248-537-6810
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From the Principal

Dear Graham Families:

I'd like to recognize our dedicated teachers and staff for their talent and commitment to our Graham students. Remote learning is not easy for anyone, but our Graham teachers are giving 100% to our students and I am so grateful to have them at our school.

Please take a moment and let your teacher know how appreciated they are!

Next week we have a half day on November 24th and there will be no school on November 25, 26 and 27. I hope you all enjoy the Thanksgiving break.

Report cards will be mailed to your home on December 4th.

Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding during the pandemic.

Have a great weekend!

Remember, it takes a village, to raise our children.


Tony O. Harris

Tony O. Harris


Important Dates

November 20th: Half Day- Dismissal at 11:45 am

November 24th: Half Day- Dismissal at 11:45 am

November 25-27: No School- Thanksgiving Recess

December 11: No School

December 21- January 1: No School- Winter Recess

January 4, 2021: Return to Learn

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Happy Birthday Graham Stars!

Samuel Nicholas 11/1

Sydney Banks 11/2

Reyansh Gopireddy 11/3

Walter Midence-Mejia 11/3

Mario Velez 11/3

KeVaun Rowls 11/5

Onna Brown 11/6

Kazh'Mar Flowers 11/7

Shane Kitreddy 11/8

Londyn Vanner 11/8

Kaden Vaughn 11/9

Kay'Dhen Day 11/11

Braylen Johnson 11/11

Jacob Richards 11/11

Shane Allen 11/12

Kinsley Bauer 11/12

Mason Adkins 11/13

Peyton Haislip 11/15

Bliss Prakash Anand 11/15

Simon Zezula 11/15

Pritam Tarigopula 11/17

Collin Wysocki 11/18

Jock Fritz 11/19

Obbie Napier 11/21

Ian Black 11/24

Karter Moorehead 11/25

Dhriti Roshan 11/27

Jania Gracey 11/29

Ivan Torres-Rowls 11/29

Kovae Howard 11/30

Great opportunity to help Avondale students!

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Avondale families wishing to enroll their student(s) in our Blessings in a Backpack program, please fill out the form at this link:

Blessings in a Backpack provides simple meals at NO COST each week during the school year for families who need assistance. While Avondale Schools is conducting remote learning, meals will be disbursed in conjunction with the Chartwells Food Service Breakfast and Lunch distributions. (Watch for details about distribution dates, times, and locations.) Sign up today!

Google Quick Tips and Reference for Remote Learning

Useful Google "cheat sheets" embedded into the PDF. Here's a link:

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New District Website

Avondale School District launched our new website! It is the same web address, but it has an updated look and it's much easier to navigate!

Check it out here:

Mark Your Calendars!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Avondale Gifted and Talented School parent information night for current Avondale School District students attending grades 2 through 8 in the 2021-2022 school year. November 16 and 19 at 7pm (ZOOM.US Meeting ID: 771 2768 8833 - Password is GATE).
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Update- Return to Learn Plan

UPDATE - RETURN TO LEARN PLAN: Avondale administrators, staff members, and parents continue to collaborate on plans to return to in-person instruction. As specifics of those plans are formulated, we will share them with the community. You can read updates to our safety protocols and procedures at this link: *Please remember that all plans released are fluid and may change based upon Health Department recommendations, state mandates, etc.
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