News From The Nest
GRAHAM ELEMENTARY WEEKLY UPDATE | Monday, May 16th
Dear Graham Falcons,
I hope everyone is excited and ready for a another week of beautiful weather and end of year activities! We always have some growth constantly taking place across our campus and with our students, but it's been wonderful to see everything and everyone blooming and enjoying the warmer temperatures these last couple of days.
As we near the end of the school year, there are numerous events coming up that look to be incredibly fun for the Graham community and a great way to stay involved. Please be sure to review the upcoming events section of the newsletter to stay up to date as things are added.
I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to register for the upcoming school year. We've had a strong start to registrations, and appreciate your patience as we work to process those. If you haven't already, please be sure to register as soon as you're able, or notify our front office if you're moving or transferring.
If you have not done so already, please also take the time to fill out a Parent Input Form linked below. While completely optional, this information assists our admin team in compiling class lists and engaging with parents and families in the best arrangements for their students and our school.
I hope everyone has a wonderful start to their weekend, and that we see you out at any of the wonderful events we have taking place this week!
REMINDER | ONLINE REGISTRATION is live
Online registration for the 2022-2023 school year began this past Monday, May 2nd. All new and returning students must register for the upcoming school year. Parents and guardians will use the ParentVue’s online registration portal, as there is no in-person registration.
Complete registration information, including an FAQ, is available online.
PARENT INPUT FORM
Principal Walton is providing a Parent Input sheet for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. If there are issues that you feel need to be taken into consideration in regards to your child’s placement for the 2022-2023 year, please utilize the included form.
If you choose to provide input, please submit this form by Monday, May 16th. Please remember that we cannot honor teacher requests or consider social factors, such as, the amount of friends the child will have in the new class or in which classroom the child’s best friend is placed.
PTA Supply Kits For 2022-2023 School Year
The "Last 8 Days Of School" Themes!
Although it’s hard to believe the school year is coming to an end, we are rapidly approaching the last 8 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 8 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:
Join Us For A 25th Anniversary Celebration!
Graham Field Day!
The PTA is still in need of volunteers for Field Day. Please note that the Sign Up Genius has your time slots scheduled for 15 minutes prior to the grade level’s official start time. This will help get everyone checked in and explain the game stations prior to the start time. Volunteers do not need to go to the office but should check in outside at the volunteer check in table. The following will be the color for your child to wear for their grade level:
YOU'VE BEEN BOOKED WRAP UP
You’ve Been Booked, a fun library program sponsored through a grant from the Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund, wrapped up this week. Structured to spread the joy of reading and strengthen our reading community, the program provided classrooms with a surprise book showing up at their door. The teacher then read the book and possibly did extension activities related to some of the books, and the class placed the book outside another classroom to keep the surprise going. Each classroom teacher received the full set of the eight books circulated due to the generous grant awarded.
In the next few weeks, students will vote for their favorites in a battle of the books bracket, so be on the lookout for the Graham favorite!
1st Grade Daisy's Nature Walk in Knoch Knolls Park
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."