Graves Sailor Newsletter

April 30, 2021

Hola Familias de Graves,

I can't believe we are starting our last month of school for this very unique school year. I wanted to send a big shout-out to all our teachers for the incredible work they have done with our students. Please know how much we appreciate you!

Please make sure to review newsletter for important information and updates. Thank you for your continual support. As always, please call the office with any questions, 708-458-7260 or contact us via email.

Recordatorio, para español por favor haga clic en "Translate Newsletter” en la esquina.


Guillermina Arteaga, Principal

Oscar Guillén, Assitant Principal

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Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd - 7th.

Show your appreciation and "Thank a Teacher"

Important Dates

Monday, May 3rd - Friday, May 7th: Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 5th: Cinco de mayo & Nurses' Appreciation Day

Saturday, May 15th: Día Del Niño Celebration (more information coming soon)

Staying Connected!

If you've changed your email address, please call the office and give us the updated email address.

If you need help creating an email address, please check out the videos (in English and Spanish) below. After creating your email address, please call the school so that we can update our records.

Notes from our Social Worker Ms. Calderon- (Emotions 3)

Parents and Guardians,

Hello! In this newsletter we will be discussing what we can do to calm ourselves down when we are feeling upset. Like I mentioned before, all emotions are normal. Learning happens best when it is done both at school and at home. Below are many ways that you can help your child continue to learn about emotions, through reading about it, talking about it, and practicing it! Thank you and have a great day!

Learn About It

Here are videos to help children learn about different types of breathing. They can be found on youtube:



Practice It

Here are some examples of what you can do to practice talking about their emotions:

PK-4th: Practice different breathing exercises that they can do when they are upset. Practice other ways to calm your body down.

Talk About It

Here are some discussion points to help you talk about emotions with your child:

•How do you feel when you're angry?

•What do you feel when you're frustrated?

•What makes you feel better?

•What can you do if you feel angry or frustrated at school?

Resources for parents

Catholic Charities

Our Care Coordinator can help you access:

· Primary Health Care

· Financial assistance

· Screening for SNAP Benefits

· Food

· Counseling Services

· Clothing

· Legal Assistance and more

CONTACT Cassandra Ramos for more information at (312) 330-8610

Mujeres Latinas en Accion- CareLink

Medical Assistance for people who:

- Live in Cook County

- Do not have medical insurance

- Are 18 years and older

For more information call Mujeres Latinas en Accion at (773) 890-5694 or (773) 890-5695

Mujeres Latinas en Accion- Individual Citizenship Appointments to become a U.S. Citizen

Safe appointments following CDC guidelines

For more information contact us at: Flor Rodriguez 773-890-7596 Maria Gonzalez 773-890-5689

Want to help your kids be prepared and motivated for high school and what comes next? Find answers to these questions and more free resources for students of all ages on

¿Quieres ayudar a tus hijos a estar preparados y motivados para la escuela secundaria y lo que viene después? Encuentra respuestas a estas preguntas y mucho mas recursos gratuitos para estudiantes de todas las edades en

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Earth Day Fun in STEAM CLASS!

Kindergarten and 1st grade students had a great time reusing materials in their house to make "Litter Bugs"!


Classes start at 7:50, if your child is an on-site learner, please sure your child is dropped off on time to login to class. Please remember to call or send an e-mail to the Graves office when when your child is absent or will be Tardy from class.


Becky Boskovich, Building Secretary

Patty Calvino, Building Secretary

Graves Elementary School

Guillermina Arteaga, Principal

Oscar Guillén, Assistant Principal

Kathleen Dunn, Pre-School Director

6021 S. 74th Ave.

Summit, IL 60501

(708) 458-7260