Graves (K-4) Sailor Newsletter

September 23, 2022

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Parents and students in grades Kindergarten - 4th Grade,

Thank you to everyone who attended our Curriculum Night. It was nice seeing everyone as they walked the halls and visited classrooms.

Please see the following newsletter for important information.


Monday, September 26th: Graves After School Clubs start (for students who registered)

Friday, September 30th: Spirit Day Fundraiser (see flyer for more information)

Thursday, October 6: Progress reports will will be sent home with students.

Monday, October 10: No School - Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day

After School

After School Clubs will be starting on Monday for those students who registered.

If you have any questions regarding clubs please email Rosa Serna at or call the front office. 1st and 2nd Grade will dismiss via Door #2 and 3rd and 4th Grade will dismiss via Door #3.

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Meet our Specials Teacher Team

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Social Worker Corner

What does a School Social Worker do?

They help student...
  • Increase academic success
  • Improve relationships with peer and adults
  • Cope with crisis situations
  • Develop self discipline
  • Learn problem solving and decision make skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Improve attendance
  • Build self-esteem

They work with Special Education to...

  • Prepare social developmental histories on children
  • Provided therapeutic services related to Individualized Education Plans
  • Provide group and individual counseling to children
  • Work with children to help issues that affect adjustment in school

Psychologist Corner

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PBIS Fundraiser

“Fall in Love with Fall”

All proceeds will help fund school wide PBIS events we have planned for our students throughout the year.

Please see the attached flyer for more information……

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Graves Safety Parent Letter

Please read the following letter for more information regarding Graves Safety Plan

Dress for the Weather

The fall weather is here and it is getting colder. Students will continue going out for recess every day. Please make sure that your child wears appropriate sweater/jacket to school.

School Hours

Please remember that it is important for students to arrive to school on time.

If your child is TARDY please go with your child to door #14 to sign a tardy slip.

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

For student safety, no students should be outside on the school grounds before

7:30AM (M,T,TH,F) 8:30AM (W)

Office Hours

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

(708) 458-7260


In the event of any absence, the student’s parent or guardian is required to call the school before 8:00 a.m. to explain the reason for the absence. If a call has not been made to the school by 10:00 a.m. on the day of a student’s absence, a school official will call the home to inquire why the student is not at school. If the parent or guardian cannot be contacted, the student will be required to submit a signed note from the parent or guardian explaining the reason for the absence. Failure to do so shall result in an unexcused absence.

If you prefer, you can also email our secretary, Patty at:


Student attendance is critical to the learning process. A parent or guardian who knowingly and willfully permits a child to be truant is in violation of State law. Truancy is therefore a serious issue and will be dealt with in a serious manner by the school and district. If chronic truancy persists after support services and other resources are made available, the school and district will take further action, including:

D104 Action Plan for Truancy:

The distract has a truancy intervention plan in place which will be implemented via social worker and administrators after a student starts being truant. For example, truancy letter sent home, student and parent meeting, and more. For more information, please look over our districts handbook.


Breakfast will be available every morning for students who wish to come in and eat before school starts. Door #7

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays starting 7:30a.m.-7:45a.m.

Wednesdays 8:30a.m.-8:45a.m.

Please make sure to be on time so students have plenty of time to eat their breakfast since they have to be in the classroom by 7:50a.m.(M, T, TH, F) and 8:50a.m. (Wednesdays)

Thank you for your cooperation.

A Note from the Nurse

Let’s Stay Healthy!

Let’s Prevent the Spread of Infection!

  • Handwashing, Handwashing, Handwashing, all the time and hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with the inside of your elbow when coughing and sneezing. If you sneeze or cough in your hands…. Handwash or use sanitizer immediately after!

  • Stay home if you are sick! Please do not make everyone else sick.

  • Covid home test kits will continue to be given to students sent home with covid symptoms.

  • Staff and community PCR testing via doctor will be offered on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30in the teacher's lounge at HMS/Graves

Graves Lunch Menu

Please review this months lunch menu with your child.

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Treats & Snacks Policy

We ask that parents do not send in birthday treats for students to distribute. Please read below, as taken from the 2022-2023 District 104 Handbook:

Treats & Snacks [K-5] 1.80 Due to health concerns and scheduling, no birthday treats are allowed. Treats will be limited to certain school-wide celebrations.

Mexican Independence Day

Summit Park District

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Did you know?

  • Every second, about 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth.

  • The air located around a lightning bolt is heated to around 30,000°C. This is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.

Stay Connected!

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

For more information about our PreK program please contact the

Pre-School Director, Kathleen Dunn at 708-546-7151 or at

Graves Dual Language School

6021 S. 74th Ave.

Summit, IL 60501

(708) 458-7260