Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of April 15, 2019

A Message from Principal Grey:

Have you seen our new Maker's Cart in our soon to be STEAM Lab at Grant? It is equipped with materials like dowels, pullies, gears, markers, paints, wires, wheels, fasteners, propellers and SO MUCH MORE!

You can help our STEAM Lab dreams come true by contributing to our fund to hire a Science Coordinator. This educator will support an early introduction to engineering, exploratory learning, coding, tinkering, and collaboration. No donation is too small for a vision this BIG!

Make a Fund-a-Need Donation

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Grant PTA Meeting, 4/18

Meet up in the library at 6pm this Thursday to hear from Grant's Principal and teachers. Find out what's going on and how you can get involved. See you there!

Hooray for a decrease in tardies!

We are proud to announce that tardies have decreased in the past few weeks and we have YOU to thank! We know how crazy mornings can be, how jammed up the drop-off lane is and how our side streets get all blocked up during busy times. That's why we are even more proud and grateful for your effort to have your students at school on time and ready to learn. Thank you!

State Testing for grades 3-6

State Testing for grades 3-6 begins next week! Your students have been preparing in class and we know they will do a fantastic job. Our teachers promote perseverance, grit and focus on all assignments during the year, and the CAASSPP test is no different. Please help your student do their best by encouraging full nights of sleep and healthy breakfasts.

Perhaps most importantly, please do not schedule appointments for your student during the school day in the next 3 weeks. Your student will have to make up the test at a different time and that can be challenging. If you already have an appointment scheduled and it cannot be moved, please let your teacher know as soon as possible.

Things to do Online:

Here at Grant, we are always looking for ways to improve and reflect on the school year. We would love to collect your feedback so that we can create goals for next year and beyond! Below is the link to the school survey.

Grant School Survey


Hooray! Grant is a top nominee for Best Public School in Petaluma! ☘️❤️ Please consider showing some Shamrock love and voting for Grant (business category) & share with friends & family so they can vote too. Voting is open through April 21st. Thank you! Here's the link:


Yearbook Sales Wind Down

Time is running out to purchase and customize your child’s yearbook! April 26th is the final day to buy so your child will have the yearbook in time for end of year signatures from teachers and friends. The countdown begins. Don’t miss out on the memories. Purchase today!
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Grant Performing Arts, 4/19 & 4/20

Join the cast and crew of Alice in Wonderland for quite an adventure. Shining Shamrocks take the stage Friday, April 19th at 7pm

*multi opens at 6:30 and cast should arrive at 6 Saturday, April 20th at 1pm

* Multi opens 12:30 and cast should arrive at noon

Cast party follows final show.

PHS Football Sign Up Party, 4/28

What a fun Sign Up Party! Twelve lucky children will run skills and drills with the PHS Varsity Football players on the new turf field. Space is limited. Come sign up in the office!

When: April 28th from 1-3pm. Lunch with the players to follow.

Where: Petaluma High School

Cost: $35

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Final call for After School Enrichment!

Its time to lock in your spot. Registration is open for the final classes of this school year:

MONDAYS - Chess for Kids, K-6th, begins 4/22 - enroll online

TUESDAYS - Girls United Soccer Academy, Girls in grades 1-3, starts April 16th, register online at

TUESDAYS - Move Over Mozart/Piano lessons continue; you can join at any time! Enroll online or contact

WEDNESDAYS - Pop Star Choir, 3rd-6th (rumor has it they may also take 2nd graders!) continues. You can join at any time at: and sign-up under Grant Elementary School . For questions contact

WEDNESDAYS - Spanish class continues on Wednesdays, though enrollment is closed at this time. Check back in August to get signed up for the 2019-2020 school year!

THURSDAYS - Jedi Engineering with Legos begins 4/25, K-1, Enroll at or contact Justin at for questions.

THURSDAYS - Martial Arts new session begins 3/28, K-6th, Register online at:

FRIDAY - TGA Golf starts 3/29, K-6th. Sign up today at; for questions, contact

FRIDAY - Jewelry with Julia starts 4/26, K-6th. To enroll, email/call Julia or 707-364-1406

Summer Camps are Coming!

Can you believe it's already time to think about signing up for Summer Camps? For a great list, check out the Petaluma Peeps Facebook Page or access the whole list here:

In the Thank You Column

  • Many thanks to Ms. Felicia for hosting a very sweet tea party to benefit Grant. You are wonderful!
  • Because once is not enough, many thanks to Jenny Reich and the grant auction team for a very successful event.
  • Big thanks to Donnie Frank for all the hard work with Grant Performing Arts
  • Thank you to everyone who has uploaded pictures for use in the yearbook.

At A Glance


April 18- PTA Board & Association Meeting, 6 pm

April 19-20- Performing Arts Performances, Alice in Wonderland

April 20- PCS 5 Minute Film Festival 3-5pm

April 22-May 10 State Testing (Testing schedules vary by teacher)

April 24- Westside Band Festival at PHS

April 27- Butter & Egg Day


May 3- Volunteer Breakfast (7:55-8:30)

May 6-10- Staff Appreciation Week

May 14- Westside relays

May 21- Spring Concert in Grant's Multi (6:30 pm Band, 7:30 pm Chorus)

May 23- Open House and Art Show

May 20-24- Spring Book Fair

May 24- 6th-grade Celebration (1 pm)

May 27- Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 30- Field Day

May 31- Last day of school- NOON RELEASE