Shamrock News

A Weekly Newsletter From Grant School & the Grant PTA

Week of September 7, 2020

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Dear Grant Community,

I miss having your students on campus so very much. While zoom interaction does not come close to the connection we get from seeing each other in person, I would like to offer the opportunity for students to check-in with me one on one. If this is something you think your student might enjoy for the benefit from, please sign up here!

All out of available time slots? Not to worry! More slots will be available very soon.

Grant Song Challenge

TIDE Meeting This Thursday, 9/10

Join us in our ongoing conversation about creating the most inclusive and kind school possible for our community. We will meet via zoom from 6:00-7:30 pm this coming Thursday, September 10th. You are welcome to join even if you are unable to make the entire meeting. Looking forward to seeing you!

Join the TIDE Meeting

Meeting ID: 653 354 1238

Passcode: 5375

Needed: Brown Paper Bags with Handles

Do you have a surplus of brown paper bags from the grocery store at home? If you are looking to donate them, we will put them to good use for student supply pickups! Just drop them in the front office between 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Thank you!

Grant Virtual Talent Show #2!

Another Grant online talent show is coming! We will start asking for your videos next month, so get practicing and planning...we need your amazing greatness! Think big!

Have you Joined the Grant PTA?

Join the Grant PTA online! By becoming a member, you will help keep teachers well stocked with materials they need, you will ensure that Grant kids will have access to great programs during both Distance Learning and when In-Person Learning resumes, you will be able to keep up with the latest information and connect with other parents with our online school rolodex. Plus, there are discounts and perks!

Here is the link to join and to find other useful information!

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*The Petaluma Education Foundation is Streaming the Bash Fundraiser!

The 2020 PEF Bash Free Live Stream Gala is Saturday, September 12th. Find all the details below including the Taste of the Town Raffle currently underway. PEF funds schools all over town, including Grant, via a yearly grant application process. Most recently, PEF funded Grant's emotional support tools and our Maker's Space/STEM Learning Center. It's a wonderful group to support!

  • BASH 2020 Event Website!
  • Taste of the Town BASH Restaurant Raffle! Tickets are $20/each for a chance to win one of three prizes: $1,000, $500, or $250 in local restaurant gift cards! Call Katy at PEF (707.778.5063) or contact a PEF Board Member to get tickets that benefit PEF and our local restaurants: a win-win! Prizes have been underwritten by W.K. McLellan Co.

*Community Service Project!

Petaluma People Services Center has a fun service project for Petalumans of all ages! They are looking for coloring pages for our isolated seniors. All you have to do is draw a picture in black marker (not a lot of fine detail!) and then PPSC will make a coloring book for our seniors to color. Email your submission to Make sure to let them know it’s from a Grant Family!

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*Online Services from the Petaluma Library : and events happen almost every day, including online guitar lessons, science classes , story time and more

and check out the kids page for great ideas!

*Girls on the Run is Back

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In the Thank You Column:

  • Thank you to our amazing Grant Shamrocks who keep zooming and learning. We know it's hard being away from teachers and friends and we appreciate that you're trying so hard.
  • Thank you to Farm Fresh to You for donating part of your proceeds to Grant. It's so needed and appreciated.
  • Our thanks to our school janitors Mr. Lal and Francisco who keep Grant sanitized and safe for our teachers.

At a Glance

  • September 10- TIDE Meeting 6 pm (see link above in newsletter)
  • September 24 - PTA Association Meeting