• Reminders

    August 2

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I want to remind everyone to go online and fill out returning student information.  This is done through Powerschools.  All returning students have to have this completed as soon as possible.  If you have questions or need assistance, please call our data manager, Ashley Pawson, at the school.  I have also included two surveys that all parents need to fill out.  The first survey is for transportation and the need of device or hot spot.  The second survey concerns when your student will be able to receive direct instruction from their teacher.  We need both surveys filled out so that we can plan accordingly.  We are currently completing kindergarten screeners for our new kindergarten students.  Please call for an appointment if you haven't done so. Have a good evening and please call the school with any questions. 

    Survey: When will your child participate in virtual learning?

    Survey: Do you need to borrow a device or get a hotspot for at home learning?


    April 2

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary. We are hoping that everyone is well and safe. We miss having our students at the school. New work packets will be available at the school on Monday, April 6th. We will also have a plastic tub for completed packets to be returned. The office is open from 8:00 - 4:00. Coming to school is an essential reason to leave the house. Teachers are currently reaching out to all of their students. We need families to check Class Dojo on a daily basis. We are still giving laptops to students in grades 2 - 5. We are here at South Graham to help support our families as much as we can. Please call the school with any questions or concerns.


    March 9

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, with reminders and updates for this week.  This Wednesday, March 11th, is no longer an early release day.  It is a full day for students.  The Graham Zone is providing a Parent Guide to Academic Success at Graham Middle this Thursday starting at 5:15.  There will be guest speakers, childcare as well as presentations for students available.  We hope that you will be able to attend.  Friday is our last day before intersession.  Students will not return to school until Tuesday, March 31st.  This Saturday, March 14th, is the annual Kindergarten Fair at Holly Hill Mall starting at 8:00 and goes until 12:00 pm.  All families with incoming kindergarten students are encouraged to attend to learn more about the schools and other resources that our county offers.  Please call the school if you have any questions.  Have a good evening and I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.


    March 2

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have some reminders for this week.  There is a school improvement meeting on Monday at 3:00.  Parents are invited to attend.  We start with 3rd - 5th grade Check in Assessments this Thursday.  We also start with 2nd grade reading benchmarks.  All assessments will be completed by March 12th.  All kindergarten students need to have their permission slips for the early education survey as soon as possible.  Please bring them in tomorrow.  Student Spring Pictures is this Friday.  Please call the school if you have any questions.  Have a good evening and I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.


    February 24

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have some reminders for this upcoming week.  South Graham is celebrating Black History Awareness Month with a Spirit Week.  A flyer went home last week to state what the different days were.  Tomorrow is Wacky Tacky Day to show that discrimination is tacky.  There is a PTO board meeting this Thursday evening at 6:00 pm.  Everyone interested is encouraged to attend.  South Graham's Winter Dance is this Friday starting at 6:00.  We hope that everyone is able to attend and have a great time.  Please call the school if you have any questions about these updates.  Have a good evening. 


    February 17

    Good evening parents, this Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have some reminders and announcements for this week.  There is no Science Club this week.  4th and 5th grade students are going to the symphony at Williams High School on Thursday, February 20th.  Make sure that permission slips have been turned in.  Please let the school know if there are any questions.  I hope that everyone has a good night and I look forward to seeing everyone at school tomorrow.


    February 10

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have some announcements and reminders for this week.  Progress reports are going home on Monday with students.  There is also a School Improvement Team meeting on Monday at 3:00.  Parents are invited to attend.  Valentine Class Parties are this Friday starting at 1:45.  They will end at 2:15 and parents can't park in the front circle because of the buses.  I hope that everyone has a great week and I look forward to seeing everyone at school tomorrow. 


    February 3

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have some reminders and announcements for this week.  There is an early release day on Wednesday.  Students will dismiss at 11:35.  If students are going home a different way please remember to send a note to your child's teacher.  This is another reminder that parents in the car rider line must wait on Moore Street and not enter the car rider line on Ivey Street.  We appreciate everyone's cooperation.  We are still seeing a number of students who come to school sick.
    If your student is running a fever over 99 degrees, vomiting or have diarrhea, they have to be symptom free without medicine for 24 hours to return to school.  Have a great evening and we look forward to seeing everyone at school tomorrow.


    January 6

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I want to welcome everyone back after our winter break.  Report Cards will go home with all students on Friday, January 10th.  Our school spelling bee is scheduled for this Wednesday for 4th and 5th grade students.  Parents are invited to attend.  We will start the spelling bee at 8:15.  This is a reminder that students need to be dropped off and picked up in the car rider line.  We begin letting students in the school at 7:15 and will end afternoon car rider duty at 3:00.  Have a great evening and I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. 


    December 16

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham.  I have some reminders and updates for this week.  This Wednesday are the classrooms' Christmas parties.  They start at 1:45.  There is a PTO meeting and Holiday performance by our 2nd and 3rd grade students this Thursday at 7:00.  The students will perform again on Friday morning at 8:30.  We will be out for winter break starting on Monday, December 23rd and ending on Friday, January 3rd.  Students will return to school on Monday, January 7th.  Have a great evening and we look forward to seeing everyone at school tomorrow.


    December 9

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have some announcements and reminders for the upcoming week.  Please remind your students to follow all bus expectations.  Students need to remain seated and keep their voice level down.  Students who can't follow these expectations will be suspended from using the bus.  Please help us support our bus drivers as they work to provide safe transportation.  There is a school improvement team meeting tomorrow afternoon at 3:00.  Parents are invited to attend.  Please call the school with any questions.  Have a great evening.  We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.


    November 4

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary, with reminders and updates for this week.  The science club will meet on Monday of this week.  Please remember to pick the students up at 3:30.  There is a Teacher Workday on Tuesday, November 5th.  Students will return to school on Wednesday.  I hope that everyone has a great evening. 


    October 28

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have some announcements and reminders for this week.  Our kindergarten students and first grade students both have field trips this week.  Please make sure that all monies and permission slips have been turned in.  We are on a normal schedule this week.  Please call the school if you have any questions.  Have a good evening. 


    October 21

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have some updates and reminders for the upcoming week.  There is a school leadership team meeting this Monday starting at 3:00 in the media center.  Parents are invited to attend.  There is a PTO Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday starting at 6:00pm.  Anyone interested in helping with our PTO please attend the meeting.  South Graham's annual field day is scheduled for this Friday.  Parents are invited to attend this as well.  I hope that everyone has a great week.  Please call the school with any questions.  Have a good evening and we look forward to seeing everyone in the morning. 


    October 14

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal of South Graham Elementary.  I have some reminders and updates for this week.  This Wednesday is an early release day with students dismissing at 11:35am.  Please communicate with your child's teacher if they are going home a different way than usual.  This Friday is our Panda Pride assemblies for the first nine week grading period.  Invitations will come home this week.  Please remember to go in and complete the returning student registration in Powerschool if you haven't already completed it.  The updated information is very important.  I hope that everyone has a great week.  Have a good evening and I look forward to seeing everyone in the morning.


    October 8

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  Welcome back from our fall intersession.  Students return to school on Tuesday, October 8th.  Report Cards will go home this Friday.  With report cards, there will be an invitation to our first Panda Pride Awards for Friday, October 18th.  Please call the school with any questions.  We look forward to seeing everyone back on Tuesday. 


    September 16

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have some updates and reminders for this week.  This Wednesday is a teacher workday so the school is closed for students.  There is a PTO meeting and our annual multicultural program this Thursday starting at 7:00 in the gym.  The presentation will occur again on Friday morning at 8:30.  This is the last week prior to intersession.  Intersession is from Monday, September 23rd until Monday, October 7th.  Students will return on Tuesday, October 8th.  Have a great week and a great intersession.  Please call the school with any questions. 


    September 9

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have some announcements and reminders for the upcoming week.  All third grade students will take the CoGat assessments this week.  These assessments are used for qualifying students for the academically gifted program.  This Friday is our make up fall picture day.  Any new students can have their picture taken and retakes can be done as well.  Also on Friday, is our PTO Movie Night starting at 6:00.  This is a whole family event and children are not to be dropped off at the school.  We look forward to seeing lots of families attend this fun event.
    Please call the school if there are any questions.  have a good evening and I look forward to seeing everyone at school tomorrow.


    September 2

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have some reminders and announcements for this week.  We will be back on a regular schedule tomorrow, Tuesday, September 3.  There will be no practice for science club tomorrow afternoon.  3rd grade students will take the CoGat assessment this week.  This assessment is one of the requirements for our academically gifted program.  We will also start assessing our K - 3 students using the iStation online platform this week.  Please call the school if you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.  Have a good evening. 


    August 26, 2019

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have some reminders and announcements for this week.  Permission slips were sent home this past week for students to participate in the dental van this Thursday.  Please send the signed slips back if you are interested in your child participating.  This Thursday evening is our PTO board meeting at 6:00 in the cafeteria.  If you are interested in helping with our PTO board please come to the meeting.  I hope that everyone has a great evening.  If you have any questions, please call the school. 


    August 19, 2019

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have announcements and reminders for this week.  There is a school improvement team meeting this Monday starting at 3:00.   Parents are welcome to attend.  Progress reports will come home with students on Wednesday.  This Thursday is Back to School Night sponsored by the PTO starting at 6:00.  Friday is a teacher workday.  We will be back on a regular schedule on Monday, August 26th.  Please call the school if you have any questions.  Have a good evening.


    August 12, 2019

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have some announcements and reminders for the week.  Remember to follow the traffic pattern in the morning when dropping students off at school.  The line is to wait on Moore St.  and not on Ivey Rd.  You can't enter the line on Ivey Rd.  Please follow the pattern to ensure that traffic on Ivey runs efficiently for everyone.  This Thursday at 6:00 is our Watch DOGS orientation for all interested dads.  We will have childcare and pizza available for the meeting.  We look forward to seeing all of our wonderful dads on Thursday.  If there are any questions, please call the school and let us know.  Have a great evening.


    August 5, 2019

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have some announcements and reminders for the upcoming week.  Remember not to park and wait on Ivey Rd. during the morning and afternoon.  You will need to wait on Moore St. and and not enter by Ivey Rd.  Also, make sure that you are only turning right out of the school onto Ivey Rd.  Thanks for your help with this.  Kindergarten parents: letters will be going home this Monday with students that still have not turned in their proof of immunizations and/or their health assessment.  If you uploaded it during the online enrollment, please either mark that on the letter home OR call the school and let the nurse know so that she can look there and check your student off.  The deadline for this to be turned in is August 20. After that, students will not be able to attend school until received.  This Tuesday is the BOG assessment for all 3rd grade students.  Make sure that they are at school on time.  Friday is our individual school pictures.  If there are any questions, please call the school.  Have a good evening.


    July 29, 2019

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  I have some reminders and updates for this week.  Students should be walking in on their own starting this week.  Parents need to drop their students off in the car circle.  Also, there can't be any parking and waiting on Ivey Rd. in the morning or afternoon.  The line for cars is on Moore Street and we need everyone to follow that line and not come in through Ivey.  Students can be dropped off starting at 7:15 am and the tardy bell rings at 7:50.  Please call the school if there are any questions.  Have a good evening and we look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.


    July 22, 2019

    Good evening parents, this is Elizabeth Stamper, principal at South Graham Elementary.  Tomorrow is the first day of the 2019 - 2020 school year.  Parents of 1st - 5th grade students are allowed to walk their students into the school tomorrow.  Parents of kindergarten students are allowed to walk their students in for the first two weeks of school.  School will open for students at 7:15 am.  Families can fill out the school lunch application online or turn in the paper application.  Please do so as soon as possible.  This Wednesday, we will have our Meet the Teacher night for kindergarten from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.  Have a good evening and I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.