Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of August 5, 2019

A Message from Principal Grey:

Dearest Grant Families,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am thrilled to be returning as the principal of Grant this year and can’t wait to see all of our Grant Shamrocks and welcome our new families as well. We have been busy here over the summer making improvements to our campus including new fencing around our kindergarten yard, the renovation of our Makers’ Lab, fresh paint, and new windows in many of our classrooms.

I believe that building meaningful connections with families is vital in building a strong school community. Here at Grant, we are committed to partnering with families to provide the best school experience possible for our students. We are here to support your student’s growth and learning. In the following weeks, please feel free to swing by the office to connect with me or catch me on campus to say hello. My relationship with each family and their student is so important to me and I can’t wait to meet you all.


Ms. Grey

How do I find out who my child's teacher is?

Here's how it works...

Go to Aeries at

Fill out the necessary information then print out emergency forms. On August 12 & 13th, the Grant office will be open. Please come turn in your forms on these dates and in return, get your Grant Packet and a welcome letter from your child's teacher! Office hours on those two days next week are:

Monday 7:30 am -7:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am -4:00 pm

Grant PTA Goes Online! Create Your Account Today!

You don't have to become a member to create a PTA Account, but why not join while your'e at it? Your PTA Account will put valuable information at fingertips, plus members will have access to the new online school directory. We will be adding more features through the year. Get a jumpstart on the 2019-2020 school year and click here to quickly create your account.

Next School Year's Calendar

Wondering when to plan family vacations and schedule your student's doctor appointments next year? Here is the link to the 2019-2020 Petaluma City Schools calendar!

Welcome New Grant Families BBQ

Monday, August 12th at 5:30 pm.

This event is for all new Grant families and Kindergarten families. It's a great way to get to know people and kick off the start to a great Grant school year. Members of the Grant PTA will also be on hand in case you have any questions. We provide hotdogs and you provide the sides/desserts depending on your last name.

Last names starting with A-M: Side dish

Last names starting with N-Z: Dessert

Please RSVP so we know how many people are coming:

Welcome Coffee, 8/14

After you get your student settled in their new classroom on the first day of school, head to the area outside the multi for coffee and a pastry. You'll be able to connect with other parents and check out all the volunteer opportunities to see if anything interests you. It's the perfect way to start the school year off right!

Would you like to be a Grant Volunteer next year?

The Grant PTA is looking for:

An After School Enrichment Coordinator

Box Top Coordinator

A Display Case Designer

A Family BBQ Organizer

A Lost & Found Coordinator

A Sign Up Party Coordinator

Family Dance Organizer

...and more!

Check out the sign up sheets at the Welcome Coffee after drop off on the first day of school or

email Cassie to talk about the ways you can get involved and what works best for you:

In the Thank You Column

  • Big Thanks to Kelli Blackwell for the wonderful Grant yearbook. You did such a nice job. What a beautiful keepsake!
  • The Grant PTA is online! Extreme thanks to Lisa Johnson for championing the idea and to the amazing Jennifer Eaton for making it happen. This is so great for the PTA and for our school!
  • Many thanks to all our Grant Teachers & Staff who have been toiling away getting ready for the school year ahead. You are so appreciated.
  • Thank you to Isabel Melara & Megan Cusimano for help organizing kindergartener summer functions.

At A Glance


August 5 & 6 - Mini-Kindergarten Assessment Day

August 12 & 13 Pick up your placement packet once you've updated your data on Aeries and printed out your emergency form.

August 14 - First Day of School