News From The Nest

Graham Elementary Weekly Update | May 28th, 2021

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IMPORTANT DATES

  • Monday, May 31st | Memorial Day, No School
  • Tuesday, June 1st | 5th Grade Farewell (Rescheduled)
  • Friday, June 4th | Last Day of School
  • Tuesday, June 8th | Report Cards Available After 4pm
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Dear Graham Families,


We are closing out another week here at Graham Elementary, and moving towards the final week of the school year. It is a bittersweet time for all of us, but it has been great to see the participation in activities like field day, theme days, and family reading hours as we celebrate a unique school year!


I also want to note that with schools closed on Monday, May 31st for Memorial Day, this is a good time to reflect on those who gave their life to protect us. This year is additionally poignant given the sacrifices made by First Responders and their families in light of the pandemic, and the many lives lost that we continue to acknowledge and remember.


So please take this long weekend to enjoy one another's company, celebrate the last week of a resilient school year, and ring in the start of what we can hope to be a restorative and exciting summer.


Enjoy your weekend, and we'll see you back for our last week of school on Tuesday!

Ms. Walton

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5th Grade Farewell - Rescheduled!

Dear Parents of 5th Graders,


With rain in the forecast both Thursday and Friday, we have made the decision to postpone the 5th Grade Farewell event until Tuesday, June 1st.


We realize this is late notice and apologize for the inconvenience. The plans have not changed, but if your availability has, we ask that you take a moment to update the SignUp Genius linked here.


Please plan to meet in the outdoor white tent by the playground at 11:30am with a blanket and special lunch. Upon arrival, you will check-in and be given your child’s commemorating gift from the Graham PTA. Students will meet you for a socially distanced lunch in the grass or blacktop from 11:45-12:20pm. Students will then have outdoor activities from 1:30-2:45pm and parents are welcome to volunteer using the link above. Masks are required.


Afternoon station volunteers should plan to either stay immediately after lunch to help set up or plan to meet behind the school by the tent 1:15-2:50pm to assist with stations.


Any questions, please contact StephanieMelone@gmail.com or kapinusm@yahoo.com.

5th Grade Clap Off

We're excited to celebrate our 5th grade


Next Friday June 4th, please join us to celebrate our graduating 5th graders with our annual clap off. If you would like to join us, parents and families are welcome to gather at the front of the building at 2:45pm, with the 5th graders parading around the building at 2:55pm.


Please do not park in the front parking lot due to bus pickup. We hope to see you there!

REMINDER | REGISTER FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR!

Online registration for new and returning students for the upcoming school year began Monday, May 3. To those of you that have already submitted registrations, we appreciate it, and have begun to process those registrations. If you have not registered yet, please be sure to do that as soon as possible!


If you're experiencing technological issues completing registration, or need assistance, please contact the Office of Residency and Registration by email at residency@ipsd.org or by phone at 630-375-3020. All information regarding registration, including an FAQ, is available online.

LMC MATERIAL COLLECTION

District 204 LMC directors have been tasked with collecting all library books, textbooks, and Chromebooks and chargers before the end of the school year.


Please review these Important Dates:


Last day to place library books on hold: Wednesday, May 19th.

Last day to check out library books: Friday, May 21st.

All library books are due: Monday, May 24th.


All textbooks, white boards, and district math materials due Thursday, June 3rd or before.


In-Person Students

K-2 Chromebooks and chargers are due by Friday, May 28th.

3-5 Chromebooks and chargers are due by Wednesday, June 2nd.


Remote Students

All Chromebooks/textbooks and chargers are due by Monday, June 7th. Parents will need to bring the items to Graham. They may be returned in the white bin at Door #1.


All items not turned in will be marked lost on Tuesday, June 8th. The District Office will handle any fines/charges for lost items.

Medication Return and Pickup

Per District protocol, all student medications and/or medical supplies are to be picked up by parents on Friday, June 4th, the last day of school. Health services personnel will be available to assist you with pickup throughout the day.


If you're unable to pick up your student's supplies on this date, please contact the Graham Health Office before June 4th.


On Tuesday, June 8th, all medication and/or medical supplies left at school will be disposed of, and cannot be retained or returned to families.

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10 Day School Countdown Schedule

Although it’s hard to believe the school year is coming to an end, we are rapidly approaching the last 10 days of school. We know your students have worked incredibly hard under unprecedented circumstances and deserve a special treat. Therefore, we will be counting down the last 10 days of school, with each day having a special theme or activity. Your child may wear a certain color or bring something to school for a specific day, so keep this note handy. Please feel free to celebrate as many or as few activities as you’d like! The themes for each day are as follows:

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Summer Reading Time!

V. Blanche Graham Elementary School

V. Blanche Graham Elementary School is a Prekindergarten through 5th grade school located in South Naperville. Opened in 1996, Graham is fortunate to have supportive parents and dedicated staff and students who come prepared and eager to learn. We are part of Indian Prairie Community Unit School District #204, which is dedicated to the mission to "Inspire all students to achieve their greatest potential."