News From The Nest
GRAHAM ELEMENTARY WEEKLY UPDATE | SEPTEMBER 10th, 2021
Dear Graham Families,
I hope you all had a wonderful week, and with the exception of our exciting thunderstorm, have enjoyed the beautiful cool weather we've experienced.
Although we had less school days together than usual this week, I still saw and heard some exceptional moments from our Falcons. Starting this past Wednesday, and over the next couple of weeks, Kindergarten will be learning their colors, and many staff have opted into wearing that color each day as a way to help facilitate learning. It was so great seeing so many of our team members in Red, Orange, and Yellow this week! In Mrs. Creighton's class, students learned about how authors get their ideas, and even began to formulate some of their own; actively engaging in breaking down the process and important parts of stories.
I'm continuously proud of the hard work and enthusiasm shown by our students every day, and look forward to reporting back on more of the fun and engaging lessons taking place in our building.
Have a great weekend,
3rd/4th/5th Grade Assignment Notebooks
Assignment Notebooks for the third, fourth, and fifth grade students have arrived. Assignment Notebooks are used by every student in the classroom, so please purchase one for your student. Purchase instructions are below:
- Visit https://store.ipsd.org/ - an incorrect link was sent out previously, our apologies.
- In the left side drop down menus, under Elementary Schools, select “Graham”.
- From here, select the green “Customize” button next to 2021-22 Graham Elementary Student Planner
- Select the appropriate grade, and click “Add To Cart”
- At the top of the webpage, click on Checkout, login, select your student, and follow the prompts to purchase the planner.
Oops Bin Etiquette
- Please email the classroom teacher letting them know that you dropped off the item.
- The item has a sticker or post-it note with the student's name and classroom.
- You tell the front office know so they can call into the classroom.
- In cases where it's food, that the lunch is brought with enough time for the student to grab it before their lunch period.
Name Pronunciation In ParentVue
Log in to ParentVue
Select your Graham Student
Next to your child's name, near the top of the page you will see a speaker icon, click there.
Record either your voice or your child's voice saying your student's name.
Back-Up MASK REMINDER
2021 Falcon Fundraiser!
The PTA's main fundraising event of the school year is well underway, with this year's theme is “It’s Great To Be At Graham” as we are celebrating Graham’s 25th Anniversary. ALL funds raised this year will go towards special events and activities planned by the PTA throughout THIS school year. We have many great prizes for our weekly raffle for those who donated $25 or more and 3 Grand Prizes for those who donated $100 or more. The fundraiser will culminate on 9/17 (rain date 9/20) with students participating in fun and games outdoors on the Graham school grounds, and if the PTA meets the school wide goal of $6500, the students will get a special surprise!
Summer Reading Raffle Winners
Students' names were entered into the raffle for each time they posted or shared their summer reading on the LMC Google Classroom or LMC Padlet.
Lena Huntington (1C) | Matthew Emanuel (1C) | Dylan Thibos (1W)
Anna Kashperovetska (2K) | Maria Schwaegler (2VH) | Anna Gary (3W)
Mark George (3W) | Marni George (1W) | Vishnu Gowda (3W) | Taylor Thibos (4E)
Miles Levine (4E) | Kinsley Dimmick (4G) | Bridget Latus (4G)
Cameron Fleming (5V) | Olivia Nagle (5V) | Rylee Lim (5V)
Steven Mei (5V) | Jaylin Park (5V) | Daniel Dolega (5V)
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."