Dolphin Dispatch

January News 2023

Happy New Year Graebner Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you all rested and ready for semester 2! The students were so happy to be back this week! :) We have a lot of events this month to kick off the new semester. There are many opportunities to get together as a family for fun and get to know other families in the Graebner community. These events are all listed in Dates to Remember below. Our ZapZone night was a huge success and we raised $2, 350. Thank you to all who participated. In case of any confusion regarding the upcoming Bingo Nights, the Bingo Nights are here at Graebner. ZapZone provided the prizes, but we will hold the Bingo nights in the gym here at school. There is a skate night on Jan. 6 which is TONIGHT so hope you can get out there and get some exercise! There might be a special visitor at this skate night from Graebner so hope to see you there!

Dates to Remember

What is happening in January?

January 6: PTO Skate Night 5:00-7:00

January 9: Report cards will be posted in your PowerSchool account at noon. Remember, the report cards are not being sent by a separate email, but will be in the Power School account. You must be signed up for Power School to obtain your child's report card. See below.

January 12: Assemblies by Doug Sheer (please see article below)

January 16: MLK No School

January 18: Bingo Night #1 Doors open at 6:00 and play begins at 6:30

January 19: Practice Lockdown 1:45

January 25: *THIS IS A DATE and TIME CHANGE* PTO 6:30pm media center (online link not available for this meeting)

January 26: Bingo Night #2 Doors open at 6:00 and play begins at 6:30

Date Change – District Art Show

Location: Sterling Heights Community Center

Date: March 7, 2023 – March 9, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. each day

Mark your calendars: Graebner Music Concerts are BACK!

Thursday, February 2: 2nd grade at 6:00 and 4th grade at 7:00

Thursday, March 9: Third grade 6:00 and 5th grade at 7:00

Next Dolphin Dispatch January 27ish

Parent Report Card Information

The process for accessing report cards in PowerSchool has changed for families. Below are some helpful links to videos to share with parents.

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Doug Sheer Assemblies (This month is the first of 3 Assemblies Doug will bring to Graebner this year),of%20satisfied%20customers%3F

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PTO News and Notes

Mabel's Labels Fundraiser (see below)

Friday, January 6: Skate Party 5:00-7:00 The New Rink at 50625 Van Dyke

Monday, January 16: (no school) All Day Chuck E Cheese (see below)

Tuesday, January 31: 2-8 Jets Pizza (see below)

January Meeting Change

January meeting is on Wednesday, January 25th at 6:30. In person only in the media center

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Henry Ford Health School and Community Wellness

Arrival/Dismissal/Parking Lot

Thank you for using the drop off area in the morning! It makes the traffic flow much faster.

Thank you for for a right turn only onto Saal Road out of the lot during arrival and dismissal.

Thank you for only parking in designated parking spots in the front lot only.

Please use the cross walk when walking students from a parking spot. The cross walk is between the two large red cones in front of the busses in the morning and between the first buss and the rest of the busses in the pm. Walking between the busses, even if the driver sees you, is very unsafe for both you and your student (s).

Students are always accompanied by an adult in the lot. This is for your safety and the safety of your children.

Also, it is very important that once the busses are leaving the lot, they are able to pull out quickly. Please do not hold spots for cars, let cars into line ahead of the busses or block busses. Thank you. Your cooperation is seen and appreciated!

Graebner's 50th Anniversary

This year we are celebrating 50 years of Graebner Dolphins! Yes, it is Graebner’s 50th Birthday and we are throwing a party to celebrate the wonderful learning and memories that have happened here at Graebner! You can expect to see much more information to come!

The date of our 50th Anniversary Celebration is May 24 from 5:30-7:30pm. So mark your calendar and spread the word to anyone you might know who attended Graebner as a child because we would love to celebrate with them!

Lastly, if you yourself went to Graebner, please reach out to me! I would love to hear from you, give you a special invitation, and get your feedback! Please be sure to tell me what your favorite Graebner memory was as a student.

We have a NEW website

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UCS Family Literacy Connection

UCS Family Literacy Connection is a communication compiled by the elementary literacy coaches/consultants of the UCS Literacy Department. Each edition will highlight activities to support literacy development at home. Please use this link UCS Family Literacy Connection - Fall 2022 to access the newsletter and share with your community.