Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

**No School for students on Monday, October 15th-Teacher In-Service Day**

Final Push For the Shamrock Jog-a-thon, 10/12 *Jump On Pledgestar Now!

We are in the home stretch - time to kick into gear! Only 1/3 of students have been collecting pledges and the jogathon needs everyone working together to be a success. We know you can do it! Just a few days left to fundraise and we really need your support! It doesn't take much to use Pledgestar and before you know it, your child collects $10 from 10 people and has raised $100! Our goal this year is to raise an impressive 35K for Grant. This year, you can turn in money in the office and also use Pledgestar. Here's how:

  • Go to
  • Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”
  • Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”
  • Follow the instructions on-screen to register students
  • When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to family and friends and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. Then, you can track your pledge progress.

Jog-A-Thon Incentives!

*Highest fundraiser in each class will be invited to a pizza and ice cream party with Principal Grey!

*Students who run most laps at each grade level will be invited to a pizza and ice cream party with Principal Grey!

*100% class participation earns a Popsicle Party!

*Anyone who raises $150 or more gets a one-night homework pass!

*Top fundraiser in the school wins a special lunch off-campus with two of their friends and Principal Grey!

Get your Shamrock Socks

Super Shamrock Sock Fundraiser. Pre-orders are now closed. A limited number of socks will be available for purchase at the jogathon ~ $17 per pair.

Grant spirit wear sales open for business on Jog-A-Thon morning, October 12!

Come see new items and show your Shamrock spirit with a shirt, hat, sweatshirt or car magnet!

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 Got Talent! First Practice 10/12

Almost 50 Grant students will be in the Talent Show this year and everyone who auditioned made it into the show! The talent is strong at Grant! We ask that performers attend at least one practice 10/12 or 10/19 or both, along with a dress rehearsal on Thursday 10/25 and the big show, 10/26.
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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!

Author Visit on 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!

Grant Shamrock Yearbook!

Those custom pages were so cute last year, we're doing it again! Order now and get the best price, plus 2 custom pages and the ability to add in photos throughout the year when you take them.

Bike Safety on Campus Before and after school

Please remind your students to ride their bikes safely to and from school and on campus. When riding bikes on the track, black top, and any pathway, please be cautious of other students who are on foot.

Safety Committee Meeting 10/25 At 6:30 pm

Please join the Grant Safety Committee at the end of this month 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.
Big picture

Important Upcoming Dates

At A Glance

October 12 Jogathon
October 12 Talent Show Practice #1
October 15 Teacher In Service Day - NO SCHOOL
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 on the Westside
October 26 Talent Show
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 so much to the Crysdale family. Time and again, they open their showstopper of a home to Grant for fundraising events. No amount of thanks yous will be enough Alice.
  • Thank you to Michelle Page for chairing the 90s Party. Well done! Thank you to co-hosts and helpers, Lisa Johnson, Cassie Propst, Renee McArdle, Hayley Boles and Chantel Smith. What a great time!
  • Major thanks to Shantina Willits, Kim Shoemaker and Amanda Grey for their part in helping get the Talent Show forms printed! You are the office A-Team and Grant is so lucky to have you.
  • Thank you to our Grant teachers for all the amazing field trips so far this year!
  • Many thanks to Gary Rizzo, Larry Goldfield and Alyna Christiansen for helping at Talent Show auditions.