Dolphin Dispatch

February News 2023

Dates to Remember

Jet's Pizza Night on January 31! See details below


Because Utica Schools were closed for snow on Thursday, January 26, our Graebner BINGO Night date had to be moved to Wednesday, February 15. Reminders will be sent home in advance of this event.

February 2: Doug Sheer Assembly "The Mystery of the Super Character Surprise"

Music Concerts 2nd grade 6:00 (students arrive 5:45)

4th grade 7:00 (students arrive 6:45)

Feb. 6: Tornado drill 9:30

ZAP ZONE evening of fun Our December Zap Zone event was such a success that we have booked an additional party scheduled for Monday, February 6. Reservations are being taken at this time. You will find the details and information along with payment envelope coming home with your child. We hope to see you there!

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February 8: Count Day/Graebner Gatherings

February 9: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30-7:30 (sign up will come in child's back pack)

February 15: BINGO make up evening from snow day cancellation (see below)

Kindness Week 13-17 There will be morning announcements that will encourage kindness and give examples, each grade level will have strips of colored construction paper to keep track of the kind acts others have been doing for them. Students will do activities during the week that focus on kindness and how that looks, feels, and how we can be kind to everyone. We will also have spirit days during this week. Information to follow closer to that week.

February 20-24: Mid Winter Break

February 28: PTO meeting in media center 6:00

Date Change – District Art Show

Location: Sterling Heights Community Center

Date: March 7, 2023 – March 9, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. each day

Mark your calendars: Graebner Music Concerts are BACK!

Thursday, February 2: 2nd grade at 6:00 and 4th grade at 7:00

Thursday, March 9: Third grade 6:00 and 5th grade at 7:00

Next Dolphin Dispatch March 3

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February is Black History Month!

We will be celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February is various ways.

Diversity is a very important and special part of Graebner's school culture. We will be honoring the history, culture and many Black American's who made a difference in our lives.

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Graebner Gatherings

What? Once a month, classes will buddy up with another classroom. The teachers will co teach an age appropriate lesson concerning social skills and/or following school rules and procedures.

When? Feb. 8, March 1, April 12, May 1.

Why? This practice supports our Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS), our use of appropriate social skills and brings us closer as a school community. It introduces students to other peers and other adults/teachers in the building.

2023 School Age Child Care Mid-Winter Break Camp Registration

Please post the attached flyer (1A) on your school website, distribute to all families via email and include in your February newsletter to your community.

School Age Child Care (SACC) Mid-Winter Break Camp

  • Date: February 20 - 23, 2023
  • Location: Rose Kidd Elementary, 38397 Gladstone, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
  • Cost: $180

Register online at Registration closes on February 15, 2023.

Doug Sheer Assemblies (This month is the SECOND of 3 Assemblies Doug will bring to Graebner this year),of%20satisfied%20customers%3F

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Kindergarten Open House

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PTO News and Notes

PTO Events:

Tuesday, January 31 from 2-8pm: Jet's Pizza Night

Wednesday, February 1 at 6:30pm: GPTO Member Meeting in the Graebner Media Center-this is rescheduled from our snow day Jan. meeting that had to be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Tuesday, Feb. 28-PTO meeting in the media center 6:00pm

Save the Date (More details to come)

Friday, March 24: Daddy-Daughter Dance

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Henry Ford Health School and Community Wellness

Arrival/Dismissal/Parking Lot

Thank you for using the drop off area in the morning! It makes the traffic flow much faster.

Thank you for for a right turn only onto Saal Road out of the lot during arrival and dismissal.

Thank you for only parking in designated parking spots in the front lot only.

Please use the cross walk when walking students from a parking spot. The cross walk is between the two large red cones in front of the busses in the morning and between the first buss and the rest of the busses in the pm. Walking between the busses, even if the driver sees you, is very unsafe for both you and your student (s).

Students are always accompanied by an adult in the lot. This is for your safety and the safety of your children.

Also, it is very important that once the busses are leaving the lot, they are able to pull out quickly. Please do not hold spots for cars, let cars into line ahead of the busses or block busses. Thank you. Your cooperation is seen and appreciated!

Graebner's 50th Anniversary

This year we are celebrating 50 years of Graebner Dolphins! Yes, it is Graebner’s 50th Birthday and we are throwing a party to celebrate the wonderful learning and memories that have happened here at Graebner! You can expect to see much more information to come!

The date of our 50th Anniversary Celebration is May 24 from 5:30-7:30pm. So mark your calendar and spread the word to anyone you might know who attended Graebner as a child because we would love to celebrate with them!

Lastly, if you yourself went to Graebner, please reach out to me! I would love to hear from you, give you a special invitation, and get your feedback! Please be sure to tell me what your favorite Graebner memory was as a student.