The R. Grant Graham Star Reporter
May 26, 2023
R. Grant Graham Elementary School
Main Office: 248-537-6800Attendance Line: 248-537-6810
Jamie Brooks-Principal: 248-537-6899
From the Principal
Hello Graham Family,
I hope you and your family are doing well and enjoying the nice weather we are having this week!
Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the Fun Fair last Saturday- we could not have done it without you! It was a huge success and the children seemed to really enjoy themselves.
I have noticed an improvement in students leaving school early. I appreciate your support and I want to thank you for your help in this matter.
Thank you again for your patience and grace with our new weapons detector as you enter the building. The first few weeks have gone smoothly and I appreciate everyones positivity.
I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
R. Grant Graham Elementary School
May 26 & 29- No School- Happy Memorial Day!
June 1- All library books due to Mrs. Cuthbertson
June 1- 5th grade visit to Avondale Middle School 9:00-11:00 am
June- 2 Last day for Popcorn!
June 6- Field Day
June 8- 5th Grade Promotion 10:00 - 11:00 am
June 8th- 5th Grade Clap Out 11:00 am
June 8 & 9- HALF DAY 11:45 am Dismissal
June 9- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! 11:45 am Dismissal
HELPFUL TIPS FOR AWESOME ATTENDANCE:
Remind your child that school is their first and most important job! Tardies, late arrivals, and early release times matter!
Communicate the importance of regular school attendance to your child so they are hearing the same thing we are saying at school.
We have many students who have been picked up early on multiple occasions. Important learning, including many intervention times, occur the last hour of school. Please be aware that when a child is picked up before 2:40 pm, he/she is considered absent for the afternoon. Any time a student is picked up between 2:40 pm and dismissal, it is considered an early withdrawal.
We are taking attendance very seriously because every minute missed, is a missed opportunity to learn.
8:33 am-9:30 am - Tardy
9:31am-11:45 am - Absent in AM
11:46am-2:40 pm - Absent in PM
2:41 pm-3:39 pm - Early Withdrawal
Student IDs for Breakfast
TK and Kindergarten caregivers MUST pick up their student at the main entrance.
Half day dismissal is at 11:45am and early release dismissal is at 1:35pm.
May Leaders of the Month
Miss Myers- Laila Black
Mrs. Swayze (Brown)- Adrith Teru
Mrs. Bowman- Freya Aikens
Mrs. Whitten- Shourya Schinde
Mrs. Beaupre- Brianna Soriana-Palma
Mrs. Thorpe- Mila Raub
Mrs. Fantin- Piper Talmage
Mrs. Mack- Eddie Chen
Mrs. Jiles- Mila Gibbs
Mrs. Vesper- Linda Espinal Funes
Mrs. Wright- Chye Ratcliff
Miss Hill- Mason McMullen
Ms. Quinn- Jayden Ramos-Lauderdale
Ms. Delie- Taylor Grant
Mr. Novak- William Weitchy & Sahasra Kommuri
Mr. Boss- Marshella Jiron-Ortiz
Mr. Lee- Mina Murusidze
May/June Lunch Menu
Medication must be kept in the office. Students must have documentation signed by a doctor on file in order for medication to be administered at school. Over the counter medication cannot be administered to students without a note from a doctor as well.
If your child is sick (fever, vomiting, covid-symptoms), please do not send them to school. We diligently try to prevent the spread of illness. If your child goes home from school sick with a fever (100+), they must be fever-free without fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours before returning to school. This standard is set by the Oakland County Health department.
If your student tests positive for Covid, please contact our Health Department Nurse Lourdes Lopez at 947-235-1067 for further guidance.