The R. Grant Graham Star Reporter

February 19, 2020

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R. Grant Graham Elementary School

Main Office: 248-537-6800

Attendance Line: 248-537-6810

Tony Harris- Principal: 248-537-6899

Dawn Cuthrell-Secretary

Gretchen Dietz-Secretary

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From the Principal

Dear Graham Families:

It was wonderful to see the students in school this week! I sure do miss seeing them each day!

All students who returned to in person learning on 2/18 are now registered to use Clear to Go. This is the health screening that needs to be done prior to coming to school each day. Please see the infographic below regarding how to access. You must fill this out every morning for your student to be able to enter the building. Please reach out to the office with any questions. I noticed many students did not have it fill it out. It must be filled out before they come to school each day.

Packet/Class Materials pick up will be on Wednesdays only. The school will be closed during school hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Throughout the month of February each class will be celebrating Black History Month. The students will be learning about famous African-Americans and their contributions to society.

As always, thank you for your patience and understanding during the pandemic.

Remember, it takes a village to raise our children.


Tony O. Harris

Tony O. Harris


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Important Dates

March 5: NO SCHOOL

March 25: Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 29- April 2: NO SCHOOL- Spring Break


May 31: NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

Covid-19 Updates

Updated K-12 School Opening Guidance

New guidance has been issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) with support from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE); the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA); and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) for schools to keep students, staff, and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic while providing the in-person instruction that is crucial to learning and development.

* To access all COVID-19 Updates, go to the MDE website at

MARCH IS READING MONTH! Please click on the link below!



SOME English Learners at Graham Elementary are eligible for an additional web based educational program, new to Avondale, called Imagine Learning Language & Literacy. Limited spaces are available, so eligibility is based on WIDA and NWEA scores, in addition to other factors. Please check the email address you provided to the school to see if this applies to your student(s). If you have questions, email

Meet Award winning author Jerry Craft


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Happy Birthday Graham Stars!

Connor Proch 2/2

Ryan Melchor 2/3

Christopher Castleberry 2/4

Camila Midence-Mejia 2/5

Abhishek Budhavarapu 2/6

Bala Kethineni 2/7

Jazmin Rodriguez-Robles 2/7

Alexys Naylor 2/8

Thomas Naylor 2/8

Carlos Moore 2/9

Cason Moore 2/9

Kyre Alexander 2/10

Shirya Ahankari 2/12

Havisha Male 2/12

Mason Velez 2/12

Dean Fritz 2/13

Henry Burrington 2/14

Chaise Newton 2/15

Braden Nicholas 2/16

Udayan Agarwal 2/18

Ariel Johnson 2/18

Axel Martinez-Galindo 2/18

Saaniya Purohit 2/18

Jonathan Robin 2/18

Meikhi White 2/18

Kaylee Wysocki 2/19

King London 2/20

Huyanna Perdue 2/10

Markus Vilders 2/20

Caden Covington 2/23

A'Mari Bennett 2/24

Kathryn Cuthbertson 2/24

Zariah Stewart 2/24

Kvondre Fluellen 2/25

Cameron Sandchez-Puebla 2/26

Tre' Allen 2/27

Vania Salinas-Vega 2/28


We need your help! With the school year starting off remotely (and now continuing remotely), we have no fun photos of our students to include in the 2020-2021 yearbook. We still want to have fun memories of this school year that include our amazing students! It would also be a great way to include pictures of your children if you were not able to attend Picture Day.

Please feel free to email a copy of the photo to with your child's name and which grade or group you would like the picture to be added.

Thank you for helping to create memories!

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Free Breakfast and Lunch- New Schedule

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One Night Only Event!

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Avondale families wishing to enroll their student(s) in our Blessings in a Backpack program, please fill out the form at this link:

Blessings in a Backpack provides simple meals at NO COST each week during the school year for families who need assistance. While Avondale Schools is conducting remote learning, meals will be disbursed in conjunction with the Chartwells Food Service Breakfast and Lunch distributions. (Watch for details about distribution dates, times, and locations.) Sign up today!

Google Quick Tips and Reference for Remote Learning

Useful Google "cheat sheets" embedded into the PDF. Here's a link:

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New District Website

Avondale School District launched our new website! It is the same web address, but it has an updated look and it's much easier to navigate!

Check it out here:

Employment Opportunities

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