A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA
Week of September 16, 2019
A Message from Principal Grey
Dear Grant Community,
This Wednesday Grant will hold its first Committee TIDE meeting (Teaching Inclusion, Diversity and Equity) from 6:00-7: 00 pm in the school library. As we continually work to create the most inclusive environment possible for our school community, we are excited to engage in a dialogue that brings many perspectives and ideas to the table. Please join us to begin this important conversation that will guide our committee's vision and action items for the school year. Your voice is important and I look forward to hearing it.
Wednesday, September 18th
6:00-7:00 pm in the Grant Library
Light refreshments and childcare will be provided
Grant PTA Association Meeting, Thursday 9/19 at 6:00 pm
You don't have to be a PTA member to attend, but you do have to be a member to vote. You also get access to the school directory. Please consider joining - you can even do it online right now and it's so easy! Create an account and then buy a membership here: https://grantpta.membershiptoolkit.com/login?r=/form/m/87253
Say Cheese! Picture Days, 9/19 & 9/20
Mugsyclicks allows you to view several different portraits of your student online after your photo day and choose the ones you like best. No more buying a pricey package before you see the picture! Pick the shot you like the best and order packages of photos right off of their website.
Grant Garden Educator and After School Class!
The After School Outdoor Garden Class is Back for Fall 2019!
Join the Grant Garden Club for Fall Garden classes packed full of autumnal fun! Classes are Wednesdays 9/25 through 10/23, 12:45 to 2:15pm, in the Grant Garden. This is a fundraiser with a suggested donation of $100 per student. Donations will fund our Garden Educator!
*Sign up forms are available in the office
*class size is limited! *Scholarships are available.
Welcome Julia Luna, our new Grant Garden Educator!
Every Grant class from K to 6 will have 2 garden classes in the Fall and 2 in the Spring encompassing science, art, and gardening.
International Day Survey
Grant's Got Talent is Back! Auditions 10/4
Schedule is as follows:
Auditions 10/4 - multi after school from 2:35-4:30
Practice #1 10/ 11- multi after school from 2:35-4:30
Practice #2 10/18 - multi after school from 2:35-4:30
Big Show 10/25 - multi 6-8pm
Boon Supply Fundraiser
The PTA Product Catalog Boon Supply Fundraiser is in full swing! Your student should have brought home an envelope with Boon Supply catalogs, order form and information (we have more in the office if you need one!) You can place orders by filling out the order form or by going to Grant's custom website and ordering online: https://www.boonsupply.com/collections/602818-grant-school
Sixth Grade Fundraiser, 10/22
Come one, come all to Lagunitas on October 22nd from: 530-8:30 pm. We'll be raising money to send our Grant 6th Graders to camp. This outdoor education program is a right of passage at Grant and offers so much opportunity to learn and gain confidence. Come have some food and beer for a great cause! Buy your tickets here:
Early Bird Yearbook Discount
Box Tops Going Digital!
Next School Year's Calendar
In the Thank You Column:
Thank you to Kelly Garzelli, Isabel Melara, Janelle Wilson and Michelle Wilson for all the work organizing the BBQ and the Ice Cream social.
Thank you to the PTA board and Napo Melara for serving at the BBQ!
Thank you to Ice Cream Social volunteers: Meaghan Mattei, Cheri Plattner, Kristen Riccomini, Scott Newman, Ashlan Falletta-Cowden, Kimberley Murillo, Cindy Torliatt, Todd, Schram and Erika Roemer. We appreciate you!
Thank you to Alice Crysdale for all her work putting on a wonderful book fair and a great big thank you to the following folks, without whom the book fair wouldn't have run as smoothly: Anna Barrera, Kelli Blackwell, Kirsten Doherty, Jessica Lewis, Mimi Menard, Kimberley Murillo, Eszter Wardrop, Lisa Johnson, Amanda Beavers and our own Amanda Grey.
A huge thank you to the Grant School Community who came out to raise funds for the library via the book fair. Your support is truly appreciated!
Big Shamrock thank you to Janice & Brian Whitaker and her husband for selling Grant wear at the BBQ!
Many thanks to Lal & Francisco, are awesome team of Grant janitors who put in so much extra time helping with cleanup and set up at the barbecue and the ice cream social. We so appreciate all you do!
At A Glance
September 18 - TIDE Team Meeting
September 19- PTA Association Meeting
September 19- Picture Day
September 20- Picture Day
October 4 - Talent Show Auditions
October 4 - International Night - in the multi
October 11 - Talent Show Practice #1
October 14 - Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL
October 18 - Jog-a-Thon
October 18 - Talent Show Practice #2
October 22 - Lagunitas 6th Grade Fundraiser - 5:30pm
October 25 - Talent Show - 6pm multi
October 31 - Halloween Parade at 12:40pm