Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Grow Your Garden for a Cause! Order Now

Help the Grant School Garden Club raise funds by ordering your spring bulbs through our Growing Green fundraiser. All of the bulbs offered are for planting during the fall season for blooms next spring.

*50% of your order goes directly to our fundraiser.

Order online:

Have you Joined the Grant PTA Yet? Announcing Side Benefits!

By becoming a member of the Grant PTA, you help our school bring in additional programs and events through the year. From school supplies to amazing assemblies, the Grant PTA brings many extras for our students. Add to that, your membership, $20 for a single membership, $35 for two members, comes with these added benefits (details at ) Find forms in the office!
*Baskin Robbins Sweet Deals
*Special Promotion at the Aquarium of the Pacific
*15% off Tickets at the California Academy of Sciences
*50% off Legoland Admission or Free Children's Admission
*Shipt member discount
*$35 discount at Urban Sitter
*20% off Hertz Car Rentals

Jog-a-thon Donations Still Trickling In!

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and fundraised! Grant students in every grade went after this with gusto and it's so appreciated! We are so close to our 35K goal! You can still turn in pledges in the office or via Pledgestar until 10/26 - It's not too late!

Author Visit tomorrow, October 17th

We welcome author Jon Agee to Grant on October 13th at 9 am. He will speak to Kindergarten-3rd graders about his book, The Wall in the Middle of the Book. We are looking forward to a fun visit and as always, encouraging a love of reading!

Local Control Accountability Meeting, 10/17 6:00-7:30pm

You are invited to an introductory meeting of the district academic plan, known as the Local Control Accountability Plan or LCAP. The intended audience for this informational meeting will be anyone new to the LCAP process who is interested in being part of the plan review and revisions going forward--to plan for meeting the needs of our students. This is a great opportunity to be involved and provide your input into how our district serves students. Meeting in the Board Room at the PCS District Office.

Interested in being a Member of our Site Council?

The School Site Council serves as the school community representative body for determining the focus of the school's academic instructional programs and related categorical resources. We are looking for four parent representatives to sit on this council. The group will also include teachers, the principal, and a classified staff member as well. If there are more than four parents interested in these roles, we will hold a small election.

Please email Principal Grey at if you are interested.


Please join The Block Petaluma in Supporting Grant on October 17th from 4 PM to close, 20% of ALL bar sales will be donated to Grant Elementary School!

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Spooky Spaghetti Dinner, 10/26

Join us for dinner ahead of the Grant's the Got Talent Show on October 26th. Dinner is from 5-6pm. The show starts at 6. Chef Anna Barrera will be dishing up amazing pasta with your choice of meat, vegetarian or no sauce, salad, and yummy garlic bread. Adults $10, Kids $5. Come and help to make this first-time event a success!
*6th Grade will be selling I-Scream to help fund outdoor science camp.
*Flowers available for purchase $10

Grant's Talent Show Practice 10/19

Grant students have major talent! Last practice is on Friday, 10/19. Then it's dress rehearsal on Thursday 10/25 and the big show, 10/26. Make sure you have your music in! Questions?

Breakfast at School is Available

All full balanced meal is available through our meal program from 7:45-8:05 am each day in the multipurpose room. Breakfast costs $2.00. Each day, cereal, string cheese, fruit, raisins, and milk is offered. In addition, entrees will be rotated including egg and sausage roll-ups, pancakes, yogurt and granola, and chocolate chip muffins. Yum!

Grant Shamrock Yearbook!

Order your Yearbook early and save!

Save 10% on your purchase of the yearbook when you order in October.

Don’t forget every student receives 2 free custom pages to make the yearbook

unique and memorable.

Safety Committee Meeting 10/25 At 6:00 pm (Please note revised start time)

Please join the Grant Safety Committee to discuss the latest action items taking place on our campus. Our Superintendent of Business and Facilities will be joining us at the beginning of the meeting to discuss upcoming projects. See you there!

Grant Halloween Parade, Wednesday, 10/31 *New Time This Year

The beloved annual Grant Halloween Parade is almost upon us. Students will gather on the blacktop around 10:45 (*Note the time change this year as it's an early release day) on 10/31 and a few minutes later they'll proceed through the neighborhood, coming back through the front of the school. Parade route below. *Please, no swords, guns or masks that cover the face.
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Important Upcoming Dates

At A Glance


October 17 Author Visit, Jon Agee
October 17 . Drink & Donate - The Block 4pm-close
October 19 Talent Show Practice #2
October 24 Dine & Donate at Mary's Pizza Shack
October 26 Spooky Spaghetti Dinner (5pm) & Grant's Talent Show (6pm)
October 31 Grant Halloween Parade (12:50pm)

November 2-4 Shop & Donate at Copperfield's Book Store
November 5-16 Conference Weeks - Early Release
November 12 Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL
November 15 PTA Board & Association Meeting
November 19-23 Fall Break - NO SCHOOL
November 26-30 Fall Book Fair

PTA Thank You's

  • Thank you to Garry Rizzo & Larry Goldfield for helping at Talent Show Practices. You are awesome!
  • Many thanks to Jog-a-thon organizer extraordinaire Jessica Elsey for a wildly successful event!
  • Thank you to every student & Grant family who helped fundraise and made the jog-a-thon amazing.
  • Thank you to Amanda Grey, Amanda Beavers, Katie Knueppel, and Erin & Eric Byous for help in writing a PEF Grant that was one of several selected to move to the presentation round! Hooray!