Graves Sailor Newsletter

October 8, 2021

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We can't believe we have already started another month of school! Thank you for your patience as we adjusted to new routines and procedures. Teachers have been working very diligently in making sure they get to know their students strengths and areas of improvement. Please make sure you check your child's progress report and if you have any questions and/or concerns don't hesitate to reach out to the teacher.

Upcoming Events/Important Dates

Friday, October 8: Progress reports will will be sent via Seesaw and sent home with students.


Monday, October 11: No School - Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day


Monday, October 18: Fall Picture Retake Day:

- For students who were absent on Picture Day back in September.

- For students who paid for pictures but did not like them. Please make sure students bring back the picture package on this day.


If you need an order form, please stop by the office

After School Clubs

After School Clubs will be starting next week for those students who registered. If you have any questions regarding clubs please call the office or send an email.


Thank you,

School Spirit Wear

An order form for school polos, sweat shirt and hooded sweat shirt were sent home with students. If you are interested in purchasing, please return order form and money to your child's teacher by Friday, October 15th.

Homework Help

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Technology Devices

Another reminder that students should be taking care of their technology devices and charging them, daily. Especially when they take them home.


As stated in the student handbook at the bottom of page 36, students will be charged if these devices get damaged or lost.


  • Sleeve/Cover ($10)
  • Charger ($25)
  • Touch Screen ($115)
  • Device:
- $250 for a new device, Year 1

- $200 for a device that is 2 years old

- $150 for a device that is 3 years old

- $100 for a device that is 4 years old

Keeping Everyone Safe

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Social Work Corner

A calming corner is a comfortable and calming space for children to go when they need some space, to calm down their bodies, and to take a time-in to process their big feelings. Your child may feel frustrated or upset that this is when negative behaviors occur. The goal is to give the child “time away” so that his/her behavior does not escalate any further.


Easy Steps to Create a Calm Down Corner!


  1. Find the perfect location.
  2. Add furniture such as a bean bag chair, or something comfortable.
  3. Add meaningful signage to give your child resources to help them self-regulate and manage their emotions.
  4. Calm down tools for your child to use such a play-doh, kinetic sand, timer, squeeze ball, etc.


Try implementing a calming corner at home !


Sincerely,

School Social Workers

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Student of the Month Spotlight September 2021

You can't see it under the masks but they are smiling with joy to have won Student of the Month. Along with their certificates they received a t-shirt they can wear on Fridays.

Did you know?

  • Each day your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood.
  • The heart is about the size of your fist.
  • Whales have the largest heart of any mammal.

Staying Connected!

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Please remember that the previous information is for students in grades Kindergarten-4th only.

For more information about our Preschool program please contact the

Pre-School Director, Kathleen Dunn at 708-546-7151 or at kdunn@sd104.us

Graves Dual Language School

6021 S. 74th Ave.

Summit, IL 60501

(708) 458-7260

Webpage: https://www.sd104.us/o/graves-es

School Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Entrance 7:50a.m.

Dismissal 2:50p.m.


Wednesdays (Late Start)

Entrance 8:50a.m.

Dismissal 2:50p.m.


Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade: Door #2

3rd and 4th Grade: Door #3


*Please remember to be on time. All students should be inside the building by

7:50am(M,T, TH, F)/8:50am (Wednesdays). We've had a growing number of students who are arriving tardy. We will be looking at students with chronic tardiness and be reaching out to parents in the next couple of days.

Office Hours

7:30a.m. - 4:00p.m Monday - Friday

(708) 458-7260