PTA Executive Board

President: Julie Livingston
Vice President: Jennifer Akerley
Secretary: Virginia Shroat
Treasurer: Veronica Stoll-Coleman
Teacher Representatives: Mr. Chris Bejczy and Mrs. Mary Carden

Email Address: grahampta@gmail.com

Check out our Graham PTA on Facebook.

PTA Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Childcare is provided at no additional cost.

Family Events

Fall Festival

Join us on Friday, October 21st for a night of family fun at this year's Fall Festival. The kids can wear their costumes and enjoy the Trunk or Treat that will be set up at the school. Hungry? Stop by the gym where we will have hot dogs, pizza, drinks and other treats. Want to have a chance at a little CASH? Then check out the raffle prizes. There will also be many fun themed games and stations throughout the school. There will be plenty of fun for all ages! The Trunk or Treat will be held outdoors weather permitting.

Spring Carnival

Usually held in May, this end-of-the-year event is one of our biggest events. The activities of the event can vary from year to year but can include things such as carnival games, bouncers, ice cream, prizes, and of course, a cake walk! Of course, these are just some examples of the fun planned for the whole family; the planning committee will decide on the activities each year. Planning starts in January and the committee is always open to more volunteers and new ideas. The more volunteers, the better!

Fundraisers

Box Tops for Education

Earn cash for your school through everyday activities: buying groceries, shopping online and making purchases with a credit card. All at no additional cost to you! Clip Box Tops from hundreds of participating brands. Go to the box top website for more information, coupons and promotions, extra credit, recipes and an activity center.

It's as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Cut out your box tops.
  2. Send to school and drop in the bucket in your classroom.
  3. Totals will be tallied for class prizes!

There are various contest periods and prizes. Please contact us if you would like more information regarding the current contest.

Box Tops for Education: boxtops4education.com
(Please copy the link above and paste it into your browser to access the site.)

Restaurant/Other

Many local restaurants and stores will donate a portion of your sales back to Graham. Restaurants will designate specific dates for Graham, while stores such as Kroger, Target and Meijer will donate whenever you make purchases (shopping card usually necessary).

The PTA will continue to look for new ideas for these kinds of fundraisers; please feel free to make suggestions in this area.

Target Take Charge of Education - register through Target

Meijer Community Rewards - register through Meijer

Kroger Community Rewards - link your Shopper Plus card to Graham.

Gordon Food Service - register through Gordon Food Service

Spirit Wear

What better way to show your Graham pride than with a Graham Huskies t-shirt or hoodie! There are many items to choose from and all at very reasonable prices. Spirit Wear items make great Christmas gifts too!

Spirit Wear clothing can be ordered at anytime. Just send to school with payment.

Husky Fun Run

Annual Husky Fun Run will be held Friday, October 14th during school hours at John Glenn High School track. Students will be bused by grade over to the high school. Kids raise money to walk/run laps for 30 minutes. Proceeds are used to purchase start-up school supplies (binders/planners/folders), purchase software for reading programs, purchase prizes for reading month, fund the safety & service squad equipment, and many other items that help support our teachers and students.

Fundraiser will begin the 2nd week of September and run until date of event.

In-School Activities

Book Fairs

Our book fairs are a great way to make additions to your child's book collection without breaking the bank. And what a great gift idea for your child's teacher....the teachers love to receive new books for their classrooms (teacher wish lists are available at the book fairs). Volunteers are needed to help set up/take down the book fairs, help students create their own wish lists during ‘viewing days', and help students with their purchases.

Fall Book Fair
Fall book fair will be the week of November 14th. Monday, November 14th and Tuesday, November 15th (no purchases allowed) student preview days. Book fair will be open after school and during P/T conferences Tuesday, November 15th through Friday, November 18th for purchases.

Popcorn Fridays

This is a treat for the kids...bags of popcorn for .25 each. The teachers will take turns hosting Popcorn Friday for three weeks of the month and the PTA will host the last Popcorn Friday of the month. The chairperson will be responsible for working with the teachers to schedule their Fridays and ensure the teachers have enough parent volunteers from their class. Committee will run the PTA Friday by popping and bagging the popcorn, collecting money and delivering popcorn to classrooms for distribution on the designated PTA Popcorn Fridays.

Birthday Board

Kids love to find their name on the Birthday Board during their birthday month! The board is updated monthly with the upcoming birthdays and can be created either at school or at home and then put up in designated area. With a little time and creativity, lots of smiles are guaranteed!

Meet & Greet

Fall book fair will be the week of November 14th. Monday, November 14th and Tuesday, November 15th (no purchases allowed) student preview days. Book fair will be open after school and during P/T conferences Tuesday, November 15th through Friday, November 18th for purchases.

Chairperson:
grahamPTA@gmail.com

Teacher Appreciation Week

Our teachers and staff deserve a big ‘thank you' and Teacher Appreciation Week is our opportunity to tell them how much we appreciate all they do for our children. The committee will organize a week of treats and surprises for the teachers and staff. The specific details can vary from year to year and are decided by the committee. Some ideas include breakfast treats each day, gift card raffles, a ‘group gift' for the teachers, etc. There is usually a budget for this event and can be used for items for the teacher's lounge, meals and/or prizes for the teachers, etc. Planning starts around February or March and new ideas are always welcome. Volunteers are usually needed for things such as bringing in breakfast treats.

Spirit Days

Spirit Days are special days that students can dress up in fun ways for $1.00. For example: hat day, crazy hair day, backwards day, beach day, etc. The chairperson will be responsible for choosing what the day will be, advertising the day, and collecting the money from the teachers. Spirit Days will be held the 2nd Friday of every month.

Scouting Contacts

Although Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are not run or funded by the PTA, this page is intended to provide the contact information for those currently running scouting programs at P.D. Graham.

Boy Scouts
Cub Scouts - Pack # 765 (Grades 1-5)
John Buford
johnbuf@yahoo.com
734-536-0634

Troop Organizer - Leslie Rates
734-641-9121