Welcome Walks and Back to School Celebration!

Badini and Hibner

Dear Families,

With the school year just around the corner, we can barely contain our excitement! In the coming days, you will receive packets mailed to each students’ home address with important information about starting the school year. These packets include flyers for upcoming events, emergency care forms and transportation information.


Please return the Emergency Care and Health Information forms during our Welcome Back Celebration on Thursday, August 22, or on the first day of school. English and Spanish speaking staff will be available during our Welcome Back Celebration if you have questions about filling out the forms. Please note – only those individuals listed on your child’s emergency care form will be authorized to pick your child up from school. It is very important you fill this form out completely and should there be a change, you come to the school and make it in person immediately. Student safety is our priority.


As you are looking ahead to next week, please keep the following events in mind:

Welcome Walk throughout the community – Thursday, August 22, 12:00 – 3:00

Join Graham Road staff for lunch at the Graham Road Community Center through the Summer FEEDS program and a special surprise. After lunch, Graham Road teachers and staff will knock on doors and visit the homes of students.


Welcome Back Celebration at Graham Road Elementary – Thursday, August 22, 5:00 – 8:00

Free dinner will be served from 5:00 – 7:00 on the outside lawn. Visit classrooms from 5:45 – 6:15 and back to school presentations will happen in classrooms from 6:20 – 6:45, 7:20 – 7:45 and 7:45 – 8:00. In addition to classroom presentations, we will have information and representatives from our many partners such as the PTA, Girls on the Run and the Early and Family Literacy program.


First Day of School – Monday, August 26, 9:20 – 4:05

Staff will welcome Kiss and Ride students through Entrance 1 at 8:55 am. Breakfast is served daily for free to all students.


We are so excited to see you next week and for the school year to get started!


Lauren Badini                                                Patty Hibner Principal                                                         Assistant Principal