Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant School & the Grant PTA

Week of December 5th

Note from Ms. Saranya

Dear Grant Families,

Hope you are all doing well. Our scholars have shown such patience and flexibility with all of our indoor lunches and recesses this week. We also did our behavior rotations last week and were featured in our PCS newsletter!

I want to take this time to let you know we had a minor deer situation on our campus this morning. There were a few deer on our field this morning prior to recess. I proceeded to call a low level lockdown for about 5 minutes. A low level or level 1 lockdown means business continues as usual (keep teaching and learning) but everyone must stay inside with doors/windows closed. Mr. Lal supported with clearing the deer off campus. Once the campus was secure, we were able to resume recess!

I also want to highlight that 12/22 is a minimum day which means the whole school will dismiss at 12 pm. The PCS calendar does not reflect this and I have reached out to the District Office to let them know. However, we are following our PCS Bell Schedule and I have confirmed that it is a noon dismissal, so please put this on your calendar!


Holiday Shoppe

Labels were sent home with an envelope and instructions last week. If it wasn’t received please check in with your teacher. On shopping day, students should come with their to/from labels filled out and spending money to purchase gifts which range from $2-5. Scholarships are available (even last minute) if you contact Jessica. Her email is and her cell is 707-695-2786. We are also looking for 2-4 more volunteers on Thursday so if you can support please email Laurice at You can see when your class is slated to attend here.

Construction at Grant Park

When I spoke with the Parks Team a few weeks ago, they let me know that equipment would be shipped out on 12/15 and installation would begin 12/19. They are aware that our families use that entrance and they said they would do their best to ensure minimal disruption. I will keep you updated as I hear from them.

TK/K Night for New Families 12/12 6-7

Let your family and friends who have incoming TK/K students know to join us at Grant from 6-7 on 12/12. This will be an opportunity for prospective families to meet the teachers and learn about our community and our TK/K program. Priority registration is January 9th - February 28th. :)

Spelling Bee for Grades 4-6 Coming Soon!

If you have a student in Grades 4-6, please be on the lookout for communication from your teacher regarding the Spelling Bee.


Ms. Saranya

Informal TIDE Meeting - Friday December 16th

TIDE is holding an informal meeting Friday 12/16 in the morning after drop-off in front of school.

Amazon Smile - Give back to Grant during the Holiday season!

  • AmazonSmile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice. GRANT SCHOOL
  • All you have to do is go to Amazon Smile and choose Grant School! Every time you shop on Amazon, be sure to go to

Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

*Thank you very, very much to those of you who have donated to our COTS drive and donated a gift card for our families in need! If you haven't had a chance to do so yet, the collection bin will be outside the school office until our winter break. Gift Cards must be turned in by Winter break as well.

This is the time of the year when we all count our blessings, so let's give back to our community. If you would like to take part, we are asking for donations of gift cards for Grant families in need. If you'd like to contribute, please grab a tag off the giving tree in the office and return the purchased gift card to the office in the basket next to the tree. Grant will also be collecting items for COTS through the month of December.

Here are some non-food items they need:

  • Gift Cards: Gas, groceries, Target, Payless Shoes, haircuts, etc.
  • New Men’s and Women’s underwear, all sizes
  • Tampons, all sizes
  • Hairbrushes & Combs
  • New Bed Pillows
  • Bike Locks
  • Bike helmets (adults & Kids)
  • Tire repair kits
  • Bike Pumps
  • Ponchos
  • Umbrellas
  • New Twin Sheet sets
  • New Nail clippers small and large

And food items:

  • Vinegar & balsamic vinegar
  • Beans & legumes (black beans, black eyed peas, baked beans, green split peas, lentils, yellow split peas, kidney beans, pinto beans, refried beans, dry beans)
  • Olive oil, canola oil & spray
  • Cereal, oatmeal, pancake batter, syrup, molasses
  • Flour, corn starch
  • Bread crumbs
  • Brown rice, whole wheat pasta
  • Canned goods, including fruit, veggies, diced tomatoes, etc.
  • Coconut Milk
  • Tea, coffee, and other non-alcoholic beverages
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, ground mustard
  • Peanut butter, honey, jam, jelly
  • Nuts
  • Olives
  • Pickles
  • Dressing (Ranch, Thousand Island, Italian)
  • Spices, seasonings, & herbs (garlic, ginger, Italian seasoning, parsley, sage, salt, brown and white sugar, thyme, baking spices, cayenne, cloves, dill, Indian spice, paprika, oregano, pepper, cumin, rosemary, other spices)
  • Broth & stock (chicken, seafood, veggie, beef)
  • Sauces (soy sauce, tartar sauce, Worcestershire sauce, enchilada sauce – red or green, marinara sauce, BBQ sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, other marinades)
  • Stuffing


Petaluma City Schools is a community and minimizing the risk of COVID-19 in the school environment is a shared responsibility. Here are some general tips that are very helpful to keeping our students and schools safe:

  • Check your household and your child each morning for signs of illness.
  • Do NOT send your student to school if they exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Contact your healthcare provider immediately to discuss testing for appropriate household members.
  • Teach proper hand hygiene, avoiding contact with eyes, nose, and mouth, and covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Teach your child not to comment or make assumptions regarding someone’s beliefs or health status based upon their choice to wear or not wear a mask.
  • Talk to your child about precautions to take at school to keep themselves and others safe.

Yearbook Photos

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Box Tops

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Farm Fresh To You

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Grant Gratitude

2023 dates have been added!

Want to show our staff how much we appreciate them by bringing them a yummy treat? Grant Gratitude is back. Click here to sign up

Thank You's

  • Thank you to everyone who brought in brown bags for the Holiday Gift Shoppe! It's been a tremendous help!

Important Dates at a Glance

Holiday Gift Shop - December 5th-9th

TK/K New Families Night - December 12th @ 6pm

12/22 Minimum Day - All classes dismiss at 12pm

Winter Break - December 23 - January 6th

PTA Association Meeting - January 26th

Movie Night - January 27th

Spring Fundraiser Gala - April 15th

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