Grahamwood Elementary

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  • UPDATE 9/22/20: 

    We know that virtual learning is not without its challenges. As such, our amazing counselors have put together a series of Parent Help Sessions aimed at providing support to parents and families as they navigate a "new normal." Topics include TEAMS success, how to handle student emotions (stress, anxiety, crying), and Self Care for parents and students!

     

    Option 1: Friday Morning

    Topic: Grahamwood School Counselors Present: Parenting and Virtual Learning Success

    Time: Sep 25, 2020 08:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86578819979?pwd=TnNFc2dpcGJUemhxMnRyYzQxZFZpZz09

    Meeting ID: 865 7881 9979
    Passcode: ui1U3F

     

    Option 2: Monday Evening

    Topic:  Grahamwood School Counselors Present: Parenting and Virtual Learning Success

    Time: Sep 28, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

     

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89329094967?pwd=YlFyTjI4cEVsSkVvZXp2QjQxOWxuQT09

    Meeting ID: 893 2909 4967
    Passcode: Kf5sug

     

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  • Update: 9/13/20: Parent Trainings Next Week!
     
    You asked, we delivered! Grahamwood will be hosting a series of parent trainings beginning next week. These trainings will provide an overview of iReady, offer some TEAMS tips and tricks, and present some virtual learning dos and don'ts. 
     
    Trainings will be via Zoom and are for parents and caregivers not students. You can click the link to join below:
     
     
    Grades K-2
    Tuesday, September 15 @ 5PM: 
     
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83386992023?pwd=NXJLVS9kSU43OEhIdzJtUzBwdlhvZz09
     
    Meeting ID: 833 8699 2023
    Passcode: Dragon
     
     
    OR
     
    Thursday, September 17 @ 9AM
     
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87402138990?pwd=QnBDSnowSXJYem9lUHp3UENLNjNQUT09
     
    Meeting ID: 874 0213 8990
    Passcode: Dragon
     
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    Grades 3-5
     
    Tuesday, September 15 @ 6PM: 
     
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82350707618?pwd=WEZ2bGdpZWFUSE1wS3pzWHk5UzNrdz09
     
    Meeting ID: 823 5070 7618
    Passcode: Dragon


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    Thursday, September 17 @ 10AM
     
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88147202047?pwd=elM4SWlmQlNTUURlYmtXR2dONENFZz09
     
    Meeting ID: 881 4720 2047
    Passcode: Dragon
     
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    Parents with students in multiple grade bands can just choose one session to attend, and a session from each grade band will be recorded and posted for those unable to attend. 
     
     
    We hope to see you then!
     
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  • UPDATE: 8/26/20: Grahamwood families, 

     

    We can hardly wait to "See" you all (virtually) on Monday for #SCSDAY1. This promises to be an exciting school year. 

    Please make sure that you have powered up your device and installed the updates before Monday morning. This will make things much easier!

    We are beginning the day with whole school orientation with Mr. Johnson. You will join using your child's log in by clicking this link: TEAMS LIVE EVENT

    Parents do not need to attend, but we would like as many to attend as possible! 

    Students will join their homeroom teacher's class immediately after. Watch your email for a link to join those classes. 

    As always, we are here to support you. Please reach out if you have any questions.  

     

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  • Update 7/29/20: School Supply Lists are posted!

    We know that this weekend is Tax Free in Tennessee so we posted these lists a little earlier than planned! Since all students will be starting the year virtually this year, supply lists will be very simple. There is one list for K-1 students and one list for students in grades 2-5. They can be found here: Grahamwood @ Home Supply Lists.

    If additional supplies are needed when students return to school, parents will be informed once a decision about a return date has been made. However, for parents who wish to plan ahead, in addition to the posted @home supplies, students who plan to attend school in person will need:

    • Face masks - a clean one for each day of the week (cloth or disposable). 
    • A ziplock bag or pouch to store the face mask during lunch/breakfast (there are also lanyards you can purchase)
    • A 6 quart plastic tub (available from Target or Walmart for a few dollars)
    • A chair bag (cheaper on Amazon)

     

    We know there are also questions about school uniforms:

    1. The school uniforms have not changed from last year. These guidelines can be found here: https://schools.scsk12.org/Page/11838. Students returning to the building (whenever that may be!) will be allowed to wear regular uniforms (purchased from Target, Old Navy, Walmart, etc.) as well as GPTO/Grahamwood Club gear, and Grahamwood Spirit Wear purchased from Summer Kids. 
    2. There has been lots of discussion regarding whether virtual students (which includes all students for right now) have to wear uniforms. While Dr. Ray's original plan indicates that they do, we realize that this might pose a hardship for some families. As a result, the Grahamwood Administration, in partnership with district staff, is currently working on an "online student dress-code." Please stay tuned for more details. 

     

     

     

     

  • 7/27/20: UPDATE. Shelby County Schools announced today that all students will start the year virtually. We know that there are many questions and concerns so please stay tuned in the coming weeks as we do our best to address them. 

     

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  • UPDATE: 7/23/20:Hello Grahamwood Families,

    We are excited to announce that we've partnered with Summer Kids Memphis to offer some great embroidered uniform options.

    You can order ruffle shirts, dresses, polos, t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. as well as some exclusive Grahamwood accessories (hair bows, face masks) in a variety of color and styles. You can shop in store at: 2831 BARTLETT BLVD. BARTLETT, TN 38134, or order online (pictures available- see below for a sneak peek) here: Grahamwood Gear @ Summer Kids Memphis

    Remember that this is just an option, Students can still wear traditional uniforms (from walmart, target, Old Navy, etc.) and Grahamwood shirts.

    Stay safe and Be Well,

     

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  • Update: 7/22/20: Hello Grahamwood Families, 

    This is a reminder that all families are to select a Fall learning option by this Friday, 7/24. We know that some of you are having difficulties with this process, so we wanted to offer some additional forms of assistance. 

    1. Let us input your choice for you!  Simply fill out this form: Fall Learning Option. Please note this is for Grahamwood students only. 

    2. Come to the school between 9 and 1 on Friday, 7/24 for Drive Up assistance (either online or paper and pencil) in submitting your choice.

    *If you have already selected an option, no further action is needed. 

    Please feel free to reach out with questions or concerns. 

     

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  • UPDATE 7/20/20: Thank you to everyone who attended our Town Hall meeting last week. F.A.Q documents are now available at the links below:

    Grahamwood @ Home F.A.Q.s

    Grahamwood @ School F.A.Q.s

     

    Answers may be updated as district policies change or more information becomes available. Stay tuned for details regarding our next meeting!

     


  • UPDATE: 7/13/20: Hello Grahamwood Families, 

    We hope that you and are family are well. We know that some of you have questions about the upcoming school year and we want to do our best to address your concerns. 

    To that end, please join us on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 5PM for a special Town Hall ZOOM meeting with Mr. Johnson.

     Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84501337437?pwd=cEJPYkdGc0RMMGQwRHFVTmFDNmVtUT09  

    Meeting ID: 845 0133 7437
    Password: (type in our principal's last name)

    Please submit your questions ahead of time by filling out our survey, which you can find here. Please submit these questions by Wednesday. 

    The answers to these questions will also be available here on our website following the meeting. 

    Please note that the answers to some questions may not immediately be available (for example because the district is still working out details). These questions will be collected and addressed at a later date in a Grahamwood FAQ document that will be posted on our website. 

     

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  • UPDATE: 7/9/20: We have been getting lots of questions regarding what the virtual program might look like. Please remember that it will not look like it did this spring. Students will be required to log into TEAMS meetings with their teacher during the designated class instruction time. Failure to do so will count against their attendance. Please see below for a sample schedule. 

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  • 7/6/20: IMPORTANT UPDATE: Today, the district released its comprehensive S.A.F.E. Re-Entry Plan for the 2020-21 school year. This plan has been shaped largely by the valuable input of our educators and families. Additionally, this plan carefully follows the guidance of health officials, our School Board and experts in a variety of fields who served on our Re-Entry Task Force to ensure adequate flexibility and caution due to the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 virus.
     
    In order to serve our children and families effectively, we believe it is essential to return to school. Over the past week, we have worked hard to help families understand the options we are presenting for student learning this year. This is a direct response to their overwhelming feedback in recent weeks. Beginning today, parents are able to choose from two learning options for the fall semester: a fully in-school option and a fully virtual option. Regardless of the format parents select, our commitment is that the instructional content will remain consistent, continuous and high quality. 
     
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  • 3/31/20: Check out the information below regarding free access for students to ABC MOUSE, Adventure Academy and Reading IQ!

    *The code below appeared to work for AA and Reading IQ but not ABC mouse. If you are having trouble, also try: SCHOOL7353

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