News From The Nest
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL EDITION
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.
Graham Staff Updates
Mrs. Collier will be taking over our music program after Mrs. Muno's retirement. Previously she taught Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and technique classes at Neuqua Valley High School.
Mrs. Vasquez will be moving from 4th grade to 5th grade for the 2021-2022 school year.
Mrs. VanHeest will be moving from 5th grade to 2nd grade for the 2021-2022 school year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Summer Reading Opportunities
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
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.
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)
Please feel free to email Michelle Shiles at email@example.com if you have any questions over the summer.
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."