A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA
Week of March 25, 2019
A NOTE FROM PRINCIPAL GREY:
In the last two years, Grant Elementary School has been fortunate enough to receive grants from the Petaluma Education Foundation to support the purchases of robotics and a Makerspace on our campus. These materials provide students with the opportunity to explore concepts including engineering, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. We are asking you to help us fund the role of a Science Coordinator for Grant Elementary School. This individual would support teachers in the implementation of weekly robotics and engineering activities related to grade level content standards. With the assistance of a Science Coordinator, Grant students would have access to more opportunities for hands-on, learning in small groups. For an optimal program, we would like to have the Science Coordinator on campus 4 days a week supporting the regular science curriculum as well as lunchtime programs for our students. Innovative programs such as this inspire students to be life-long learners and engage powerfully in the world.
There will be a great opportunity to donate to this fund-a-need at the auction or if you can't make it, please consider donating here: charityauction.bid/grantauction2019
Grant Auction 4/6! Tickets On Sale Now!
We are getting so close to our Havana Nights Auction Gala! Be a part of Grant's biggest fundraiser of the year! It supports our teachers and kids in so many ways! The money raised helps fund our school programs such as athletics, art, science, music, field trips, school supplies and much more! Tickets are on sale now online HERE!
Volunteers are still desperately needed! Please take a look at the Sign Up Genius below to see if you might be able to pitch in. Thank you so much for considering it:
VIP Parking Spot Raffle
Vote for Grant!
Food Services at School
Ice Cream Social, 3/28
Spring Outdoor Garden Enrichment Class
Join Grant parents and teachers for after-school gardening, art, science, and more! The class will be held every Wednesday, after school, for 1.5 hours (12:45 to 2:15). Snacks and plenty of fun will be provided. Class sessions run from March 27th to May 15th (8 sessions) in the Grant Garden. Sign up in the office--space is limited. Donations of $125 will go toward a guest garden educator next year.
Registration Open for Spring After School Enrichment Classes
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 www.chessclubforkids.com
TUESDAYS - Girls United Soccer Academy, Girls in grades 1-3, starts April 16th, register online at https://girlsunitedsoccer.sportngin.com/register/form/689468265
WEDNESDAYS - Pop Star Choir, 3rd-6th (rumor has it they may also take 2nd graders!) continues. You can join at any time at: www.ArtandSoulSchool.com and sign-up under Grant Elementary School . For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 https://play-well-registration.com/registration/new/78663 or contact Justin at email@example.com for questions.
THURSDAYS - Martial Arts new session begins 3/28, K-6th, Register online at: www.SchafersATA.com/programs/after-school-programs/
FRIDAY - Jewelry with Julia starts 4/26, K-6th. To enroll, email/call Julia firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-364-1406
Grant Cares Gift Card Drive
Pictures for the Yearbook
We'd love to share any of the great photos you've taken at Grant events this year in the Yearbook! From field trips to Talent Show shots, we know you've got a few good ones tucked away. The uploading process is easy and very much appreciated! See how to submit your pictures below:
Grant Performing Arts Presents:
“Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.” ― Lewis Carroll , Alice in Wonderland
PCS Five Minute Film Fest, Films Due 4/5
Be a part of Petaluma City Schools' 3rd Annual Five Minute Film Festival! This year's theme is "Imagine." Submissions for the Film Festival are due no later than 11:59 PM on April 5th. Tickets will be available after April 5th. The event will be held 4/20 from 3-5pm and it's free but tickets are required due to limited seating in the auditorium. For details: https://www.petalumacityschools.org/Domain/2123
Summer Camps are Coming!
Important Upcoming Dates
In the Thank You Column:
Many thanks to Janice Whitaker for leading the way on Grant wear T-shirt sales this year. We love the hats and magnets you brought into the fold. Great job Janice!
Big thank you to everyone who bought the parking spot VIP raffle tickets. Thank you for supporting Grant and may the parking fairy be looking your way during the raffle!
Thank you to Maryann Pacheco for the amazing job coordinating After School Enrichment classes this year.
Michelle Wilson, thank you for lining up some great dine & donate events this year!
At A Glance
March 28- Ice cream Social 6:30
March 28- Dine & Donate at Pinky's Pizza
April 6- Grant Gala Auction - Havana Nights
April 19-20- Performing Arts Performances, Alice in Wonderland
April 18-PTA Board & Association Meeting
April 20- PCS 5 Minute Film Festival 3-5pm
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