Graden Elementary

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Graden Watch D.O.G.S.Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).


Order Your Graden Spirit WearUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Student Drop-off and Pick-upUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Bus transportation service is available for all our students. Some families choose to transport their children. Students may arrive as early as 8:20 A.M. and are to be picked up no later than 3:35 P.M. Families needing to bring children before 8:20 A.M. or pick up after 3:35 P.M. should make child care arrangements through Adventure Club (our before/after school child-care) or an outside provider. The office is a very busy place, particularly at the start and end of the day, and no one is available to provide childcare.
Everyday car riders will be dismissed to the west parking lot at 3:25 P.M. Staff members will help the children into their cars. Parents who pick up daily will need to fill out a daily car-rider form. Parents will be given a placard that needs to be displayed in the front window of their vehicle so our staff can identify you. Please note that all car riders must use the west entrance and exit. In order to keep the flow of traffic moving, please pull up as far as you can before unloading. Our goal is to release your children safety and as quickly as possible.
Bus riders enter and exit the building through the doors on the south side of the building.
High Five Club MembersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
High Five Club
Book Study with Dr. HalverstadtUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Are you interested in learning more about The Leader in Me process and how it is impacting your children and the culture at Graden Elementary?
If so, then join Dr. Halverstadt for a monthly book study where we will discuss Stephen Covey's book, The Leader in MeClick here for more details.
Where & When
9:00-10:00am in the Graden Library
December 2
January 6
February 10
March 3
April 7
May 5
Calling All Future Graden Hornets........Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Here’s what we have planned: Graden Elementary will be holding Kindergarten Transition activities for students entering Kindergarten in August 2014.
Each session will be different. Please plan to attend all
sessions and bring your “Future Hornet” along, too!

Monday, February 24, 2014, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Future Hornets will attend art, music, physical education and library classes and parents will get an overview of what kindergarten will be like for their child.

Monday, March 31, 2014, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Parents will receive many tips and ideas to help prepare their child for kindergarten.
Please bring your future Hornet as there will be activities for them to partake in.

Monday, May 5, 2014, 12:30 - 7:00 p.m.
*Parents will sign-up for a 30 minute time slot.
Parents and students will take a self-guided tour of the building.
Students will meet with a teacher individually for an assessment and
parents will fill out enrollment paperwork.

Please bring all documents to enroll your child (call for more details):
State issued birth certificate, 2 proofs of residency, and
updated immunization record (click here).

*Students must be 5 years old on or before July 31, 2014 to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.
Park Hill School Volunteers PolicyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The revised Park Hill School Board Policy, School Volunteers: IICC, will affect all Park Hill volunteers beginning August 28, 2014.  The language of this revised Park Hill School Volunteers Policy is the recommended language of the Missouri School Board Association regarding school volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer in a Park Hill school during the 2014-2015 school year, please review the following documents.
Congratulations Graden for reaching the Lighthouse Milestone!Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Save the Dates....Graden Elementary 2014-2015Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
July 28:     Graden Golf Tournament
                 The National II Golf Club
                  9:00AM Start
August 4:   Mailing from Graden office with teacher placement
August 7:   Parent Orientation Grades K-5, 5:30-7:30PM
August 11: Back-to-school Night, 5:30-7:00PM
                  Meet teachers/classmates, bring school supplies, visit
                  PTA tables
August 13: First day of school

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 Graden Calendar

7/28/2014 9:00 AM   Graden Golf Tournament 
Email Lauren Berka at for more information.
8/7/2014 5:30 PM   Parent Orientation for K-5 
8/11/2014 5:30 PM   Back-to-School Night  
Meet teachers/classmates, bring school supplies and visit PTA tables.
8/13/2014 12:00 AM   First Day of 2014-15 School Year 
9/1/2014 12:00 AM   Labor Day - NO SCHOOL  
9/11/2014 12:00 AM   Patriot's Day and Emergency Services Day 
10/7/2014 8:15 AM   Lifetouch Fall Portraits  
10/10/2014 12:00 AM   End of First Quarter 
10/13/2014 12:00 AM   Elementary Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL  
10/15/2014 12:00 AM   Missouri Day 
10/15/2014 12:00 AM   National School Bus Safety Week 
10/16/2014 12:00 AM   Bosses Day 
10/20/2014 12:00 AM   National School Bus Safety Week 
10/20/2014 12:00 AM   National School Bus Safety Week 
10/21/2014 12:00 AM   National School Bus Safety Week 
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Contact the Graden Elementary:
 8804 NW 45 Highway - Parkville, MO 64152 - (816) 359-4340