A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA
Week of January 21, 2019
Kindergarten Preview Night TONIGHT! 1/23
*In addition, Grant tours are scheduled for 1/29, 1/30 & 2/5. Call (707) 778-4742 to book your spot.
Reminder: Safety First - Especially During Drop-offs & Pick-ups
Grant Cares Helping Federal Employees
As the partial government shutdown continues, the Grant Cares team wants to make sure that Grant families who work for the Coast Guard or other Federal agencies have what they need to make it through.
Please contact Stefani firstname.lastname@example.org if assistance would help your family through this time or if you can help by donating or offering services.
Grant Gala Auction Help Needed!
If you're able to donate to the cause, we would appreciate it so much. Here's a letter from our auction team:
Dear Friends of Grant Elementary School,
We are proud to be celebrating our 58th year of Excellence in Education.
On April 6th, 2019, the Grant PTA will be holding our 24th annual auction and dinner fundraiser, our largest event of the year! Despite the fiscal challenges schools are facing, the PTA is committed to providing our students with the tools they need to succeed. Their involvement benefits every student by giving them access to new science equipment, library books, classroom supplies, art, music, field trips, athletics and much more.
We are reaching out to our community for support, and asking for a donation of an item, gift certificate, or an experience for our silent or live auction. Your tax-deductible donation will help us sustain quality educational programs and activities for our students. Please return the enclosed form with your donation to the school office by April 1st, 2019, or contact one of Auction Volunteers listed below to arrange pickup. You will be acknowledged in auction communications that reach over 250 families, and we welcome your promotional material to display at the event.
We recognize you are frequently called upon to donate and thank you in advance for your consideration. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Grant PTA Auction Volunteers
Ashley Salazar, Rosalie Thompson & Jennifer Eaton
(707) 280-0618, (707) 241-5002, (707) 889-3296
Nothing Says Happy Valentine's Day Like See's Candy!
Valentine's Day 6th grade See's Candy Fundraiser! All orders are due in by February 1st. Candy will be delivered on Wednesday, Feb.13th - just in time for Valentine's Day! Order forms were sent home. Questions? Email Katie at email@example.com
Grant Performing Arts - Production of Alice in Wonderland Currently Underway!
If your child is in the play (grades 1-6) and you have not yet filled out the online form, or if your child missed auditions (only grades 3-6 need audition) please fill out the online form: http://bit.ly/grantspring19
and contact Director Donnie if you would like to participate: firstname.lastname@example.org
First rehearsal after school- FRIDAY 1/25 - Full Cast
Introductions, Rules, Stage Directions, Story Line, Pass out Scripts, group read, Homework, Opening Song
4:15 pm Mandatory Parent Meeting
Pick up at 4:30pm
Grant Family Movie Night, 1/25
Indoor Recess Volunteers Wanted!
Questions? Email Ms. Grey at email@example.com.
Grant Year Books Now On Sale!
Ring in the New Year with the Yearbook Cover Art Contest! The winner(s) will be chosen by teachers and staff
and their artwork will be used for the COVER and back cover of 2018-19 Grant Elementary Yearbook!
THEME: What makes Grant Elementary great to you!
-Create an art piece on a 8.5x11” standard size paper
-Your name and grade must be on the back
-pencils, pens, markers, paints, crayons can be used
-Hand drawn, photography or graphics can be used
Due Date: February 14, 2019, Valentine’s Day
Hand in your submission anytime at the front desk at the office
Yearbook art contest folder
*To Purchase and customize your Grant yearbook
- Go to www.treering.com/validate
- ENTER Grant’s PASSCODE: 1015022997383930
Important Upcoming Dates
In the Thank You Column:
- Thank you to Angela Ryan with the Petaluma Museum for welcoming Grant families!
- Thank you to Lal for including students in picking up trash after lunch! You make us proud to be Grant shamrocks!
- Many thanks to Michelle Pagano (from Cinnabar,) Donnie Frank, Lisa Johnson and Maryann Pacheco for helping with Performing Arts auditions.
At A Glance
January 23, Kindergarten Preview Night 6pm
January 25 PTA Family Movie Night, 6pm
January 28-Feb. 3 Adopt a Book
January 30 Chorus Festival
February 4-8 6th Grade Camp
February 7-8 4th Grade Coloma/Gold Rush
February 6 West Side Choral Festival (5th Grade)
February 11 Lincoln's Holiday - NO SCHOOL
February 18 Washington's Holiday - NO SCHOOL
February 23 Lucky Ladies Sweetheart Ball at the Hotel Petaluma Ballroom
February 25-Mar. 1 Read Across America