Dolphin Dispatch

October/November

Halloween School Guidelines

Halloween is fast approaching, and we are preparing Graebner Elementary School for a safe and healthy morning with our children on Thursday, October 31, 2018. As you are well aware, SAFETY is a priority at school. We aim to ensure that ALL students, staff members, and visitors feel comfortable throughout the day with the attire and behavior of all persons on school grounds. To accomplish this objective, we request your assistance and cooperation on some important details.

Our annual Halloween parade will be on Thursday, October 31, 2018 and will begin promptly at 10:35 a.m. Please do not arrive before 10:15am and we ask adults to stay outside, unless you have made prior arrangements with the teacher.

The parade will start in the inside of the building led by Mrs. Wood and continue through Graebner picking up each class at their inside door. After all classes have been picked up, the parade will continue through the gym and outside where we will take one lap around the exterior of Graebner and enter through Doors 1 and 8 on the eastside of the building. Students will then be led back into the building to their classroom with their classroom teacher. If you would like to take your student home at this time, please check them out outside of the office. Please feel free to bring your camera and take as many pictures as you would like. This is an exciting time for our students, parents, and community members!

Please read carefully the following information below to become familiar with our guidelines for this awesome day:

Note: If the weather does not permit us to going outside, we will hold the parade inside and will proceed counter clockwise through the gym for parents and guests to view the parade.

· Please choose a costume that does not reflect violence. Inappropriate “props” such a Dracula’s

blood, plastic swords, clown masks, guns, knives, and weapons of any kind are not allowed –

even if they are a part of your child’s costume.

· Please save them for supervised activities at home. No masks are to be worn in the classroom

but can be worn during the parade.

· Students should wear their costumes to school.

· All adults are asked to stay outside, unless you have made prior arrangements with the teacher.

· In case of inclement weather, parents will be asked to report to the gymnasium and lobby

area near the gym and main office to view the parade.

Author Visit

Bryan Chick, author of The Secret Zoo will be here in the afternoon to present to our students.


Please scroll to bottom for the book order form.

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Fall Conferences

Dear Graebner Families,


We are trying something new this year! To sign up for conferences, please visit the link below that corresponds to the date you would like to choose. Sign up and you will be sent a confirmation via email. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Rohrich in the office or your child's teacher.



Conferences will be


November 13 from 5:00-8:00pm and

November 14 from 12:30-3:30pm and from 5:00-8:00pm



November 13 Evening Conference Sign up:


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F44A8AA28A0F58-graebner




November 14 Afternoon Conference Sign up


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F44A8AA28A0F58-conferences


November 14 Evening Conference Sign up


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F44A8AA28A0F58-graebner1



Thank you,

Graebner Staff

Calendar of Events

Oct 25 Trunk or Treat 5:30pm

Oct 31 Halloween parade at 10:35am Please read above about the parade

Half Day students released at 11:32am

Nov. 1 End of first marking period

Nov. 5 NO SCHOOL/Teacher professional development day

Nov. 11 Veteren's Day -please see attached note at bottom

Picture retake day

Nov 13 Parent/Teacher conferences 5:00-8:00pm please see above information

Nov 14 STUDENT HALF DAY students released 11:32.

Parent/Teacher conferences 12:30-3:30 and 5:00-8:00pm

Nov. 19 Report cards will be released via email from district at end of day

PTO meeting 6:30 in the media center

Nov. 27-Dec. 1 Thanksgiving Break

Annual Macomb Reads Festival - see below attachment