Dolphin Dispatch

December News 2022

Dates to Remember in December

December 8: 6th grade vocal music concert at Ford High School (students are to arrive at 6 and the doors open at 6:30 and the concert starts at 7:00pm)

December 12: Zap Zone Fund Raiser at Zap Zone 6-9pm

December 15: PTO Holiday Night Drive Through 6-8pm at Graebner

December 20: PTO meeting 6:00 media center

December 21: Half Day/Dismissal at 11:44am

December 22-January 2 School resumes January 3

January Dolphin Dispatch will come out end of first week of January

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

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!

Cold Weather is Here!

All students need to dress for the weather. Coats, hats, gloves and snow boots if needed. We go outside as long as the weather cooperates and we are above 10 degrees wind chill factor (feels like temperature).

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.

The first of many special events to help fund our celebration will be held at Zap Zone (Riverland & VanDyke). Please join our teachers on Monday, December 12 6:00-9:00pm (information has been distributed). While the facility will be closed to the public, parents will need to remain on site for the event. The students and staff are excited for this new activity, so it promises to be a great time for everyone!

Zap Zone Fundraiser and Fun

Come play with us on Monday, December 12 at Zap Zone on Riverland & VanDyke for a fun night out with family, friends, and teachers! This informational flyer was sent home Wednesday attached to a payment envelope. While the facility will be closed to the public, parents will need to remain on site for the event- so we hope to see you there!

PTO Events and News

Updated info for Dolphin Dispatch

Free Drive-Thru Holiday Night: Thursday, December 15 from 6-8pm. Select a time slot for your family at Once the 6-7 time slots are full, the 7-8pm time slots will open up.You can also go to this link to volunteer. We are in need of several volunteers that can be High School students needing volunteer hours to Graebner parents/guardians, grandparents and staff on the day of. This event lends itself well for volunteers to be able to enjoy the festivities, but also be able to sign up for a volunteer slot.

December Staff Appreciation

Go to to find the staff member you want to gift.

December PTO Meeting: Tuesday, December 20 at 6pm in the Media Center

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UCS Family Literacy Connection

UCS Family Literacy Connection is a communication compiled by the elementary literacy coaches/consultants of the UCS Literacy Department. Each edition will highlight activities to support literacy development at home. Please use this link UCS Family Literacy Connection - Fall 2022 to access the newsletter and share with your community.