News From The Nest

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL EDITION

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IMPORTANT DATES

  • Tuesday, June 8th | Report Cards Available After 4pm
  • Monday, June 14th | ESY Begins
  • Monday, July 5th | No School/Building Closed
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Dear Graham Families,


Thank you for another wonderful and impactful school year. I can’t acknowledge everyone enough for your ingenuity in finding ways to organize, volunteer, chaperone, read, donate, and do whatever it took to support students—both at home and at school. I'd like to provide a special thanks to our PTA, who went above and beyond what is usually asked of them to provide numerous adjustments in creating enriching and inclusive experiences for our students in the middle of an incredibly hard year.


These experiences would not have occurred without the dedication, skills, and endless energy of the Graham Elementary staff. Our staff this year was a group of professionals who did whatever it took to create the best school experience for every student. Flexibility is a severe understatement, and we're all grateful for every staff member who showed up for our students.


Lastly to our Graham Falcons: Thank you for all your hard work throughout this school year. I am so honored to be your principal; and can't express how grateful I feel to have witnessed the resiliency and creativity showcased by your generation. Your excitement, unique perspectives and incredible talent helped make this year one to remember. To our graduating fifth graders: best wishes on your journey to 6th grade, and thank you for being a Falcon, and a member of the Graham Family.


Wishing you all a safe and happy summer break until we see one another together fully in the fall.


Respectfully,

Ms. Walton

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Graham Staff Updates

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.

Summer Meal Distribution

District 204 and Organic Life will provide free meals during Summer Break to all children ages 18 and younger. Preordering is not required. Meals will be distributed in a drive-through format from 10 am to 1 pm beginning June 15 through August 5 at the following locations:


Brookdale Elementary | Near Door 1

Cowlishaw Elementary | Near Door 2
Fry Elementary | Near Door 1

Georgetown Elementary | Near Door 1
Gombert Elementary | Near Door 1

Longwood Elementary | Near Door 1
Spring Brook Elementary | Near Door 1

Metea Valley High School | Southside of School
Neuqua Valley High School | Near Door 37

Waubonsie Valley High School | Near Door 33

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Summer Reading Opportunities

Graham Elementary

Goal: Keep reading, have fun and make reading social!


Activity: Once a week students post in the LMC Google Classroom or LMC Summer Reading Padlet. It may be a written response or a photo that goes with the weekly reading theme.


LMC Google Classroom Join Code: a3feytg


Summer Reading Padlet


Prizes: Student’s names will be added to a raffle in the fall for each post they make during the Summer Reading Program. One per week for up to 12 chances to win. Prizes include bookmarks, books, and Scholastic Gift Cards.


Below are the links to the Graham Reading Program and the Summer Reading Presentation with live links.


Summer Reading Introduction Video - WeVideo

Graham Reading Program 2021 Directions B/W

Graham Reading Program 2021 Directions Color

Summer Reading Presentation



CRONE MS SUMMER READING PROGRAM


Visit the Crone LMC on July 14th 9 am - 2pm


Graham Online Resource Access

Students also have access to all Graham resources over the summer. PebbleGo, Lexia, Zearn, Scholastic Literacy Pro, Destiny eBooks are just a few of the online resources that are available to students. Below are the directions to access Graham resources from a personal device.


Student Single Sign-on from personal devices (Non-IPSD Chromebooks)

Additional Technology Support Articles


Please feel free to email Michelle Shiles at michelle_shiles@ipsd.org if you have any questions over the summer.

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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."