Shamrock News

A Weekly Newsletter From Grant School & the Grant PTA

Week of August 17, 2020

Dear Grant Community,

Congratulations on completing your first few days of distance learning in the 2020-2021school year! I know it has not all been easy and I thank you for your patience, dedication, and resilience as we get into routines and work through challenges together.


The partnership between student families and the school staff has always been a critical component to student success, but now so more than ever. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your student's teacher or to me to resolve tech issues, ask questions, share concerns, or to celebrate successes. We are in this together and will get through this together.


For the next couple of weeks, I will share some snapshots from life on campus during distance learning. This week features just a handful of our staff members working to make magic happen on zoom, ensuring the health and safety of our staff on campus and managing operations in the office!

Wear Your Grant Green Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is Wednesday, so don't forget to wear your Grant green to your zoom classes tomorrow! Bonus points if you want to send a photo and send it to Ms.Grey at agrey@petk12.org.

Grab and Go Meal Service

Grab and Go Meal Service will be provided two times per week for families who qualify for free and reduced meal service. Families will need to provide their student's name and identification number. Students from any school in PCS can pick up all of their students' lunches at our campus. We have all PCS students' ID numbers on file to make things easier for you!


Meals Served: Breakfast and Lunch

Schedule: Monday and Wednesday

  • Monday pickup will be 2 lunches and 2 breakfasts

  • Wednesday pick up will be 3 lunches and 3 breakfasts

  • Pick-up service time will be from 12:15 - 1 p.m.


Pick-up location: At the front of the school, near the marquee.

Farm Fresh Fundraiser

This year, fundraising will be tricky given the Coronavirus. We may not be able to hold events, but we can still keep the Grant PTA funded, ready to make sure school supplies are covered and programs are ready to go when in-person learning resumes. We hope you will consider this amazing opportunity!


Use promo code: Grant at checkout! 10% of total spent will be paid to the school!


We offer organic produce, meat, dairy, eggs and so much more (over 800 grocery items). No Commitment, No Contract, Payment is made after delivery so goods can be inspected, No Delivery fees or Service fees. You Pick it or Skip it and you always pick what you want. We pick and pack with gloves and delivery to your door at night (contactless delivery).

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Join the Grant PTA Online!

Join the Grant PTA online! By becoming a member, you will help keep teachers well stocked with materials they need, you will ensure that Grant kids will have access to great programs during both Distance Learning and when In-Person Learning resumes, you will be able to keep up with the latest information and connect with other parents with our online school rolodex. Plus, there are discounts and perks!


Here is the link to join and to find other useful information!


https://grantpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home


Here is the link to read a letter from Isabel Melara, this year's Grant PTA President


https://grantpta.membershiptoolkit.com/President

Mindfulness is Back!

Join our wonderful Mindfulness teacher, Ozlem, for weekly sessions starting next week! These sessions will be live but will also be recorded and linked to Youtube.


Stay tuned for the link to next week's classes!


What is mindfulness?


Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful,

you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or

bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment

and awakening to experience. ~ Psychology Today


Mindful Movement in the classroom consists of several movement activities, like yoga

poses, stretches and body/mind coordination exercises that focuses on building

strength, balance, and flexibility.


Wednesday's Starting Next Week:


  • K-2nd - 1:00-1:30pm
  • 3rd-4th - 2:00-2:30pm
  • 5th-6th - 3:00-3:30pm

Amazon Smile, Box Tops and other ways to Support Grant

Fundraising this year means getting creative and making the most out of all available opportunities to make sure we fund as many things for Grant students as possible.


*Amazon Smile - The next time you put in an order from Amazon, please consider checking the Amazon Smile selection for Grant Elementary in Petaluma. You can also set Grant on Amazon smile on your mobile apps in the settings menu. https://smile.amazon.com/


*Box Tops have gone online! Now all you need to do to contribute is scan your grocery receipt! So easy!

https://www.boxtops4education.com/

In the Thank You Column:

  • Many thanks to Farm Fresh to You for participating in a healthy Grant Fundraiser
  • Sending out thanks to the PCS Tech Support team as we know they've been working hard to make sure we overcome any tech issues and get the kids online for lessons.

At a Glance


September 7 - Labor Day NO SCHOOL

September 24 - PTA Association Meeting