A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA
Week of September 2, 2019
A Message from Principal Grey
Dear Grant Community,
It has recently been brought to our attention that there is also unsafe driving and parking taking place behind the school. We have received several complaints from our neighbors on Sunnyslope Road behind our school. Due to U-turns in the middle of their street, their cars are being accidentally knicked, and they have also reported being unable to leave their homes due to blocked driveways. Other concerns include parked cars in front of fire hydrants, cars being parked perpendicular to the curb and cars being parked far away from the curb. Our neighbors were kind enough to reach out to us first before notifying the safety officers at the Petaluma Police Department.
Please be mindful and respectful of our neighbors and refrain from illegal parking and unsafe U-turns behind the school.
Thank you so much,
Back to School Night, Grades 2-6, 9/4
- 6:15 pm-7:15 pm 2nd & 3rd grade with teachers in their classrooms
- 7:15 pm-7:30 pm All grades 2nd-6th in the Multi with Principal Grey
- 7:30-8:30 pm 4th-6th grade with teachers in their classrooms
Be a Room Parent or PTA Liason -Sign Up at Back To School Night
Both positions are key to making sure teachers feel supported and are great ways to kick start your involvement at Grant!
*Room parents work with their child's teacher to organize parties. They put together teacher gifts and sometimes help teachers get items donated for projects.
*PTA Liasons help spread word about PTA events and get messages out to other parents in their child's class.
To inquire: email Cassie at firstname.lastname@example.org and talk to your child's teacher at Back to School Night.
After School Enrichment Classes Filling Up Fast!
Enrollment is now open and After School Enrichment classes are already filling up.
- Girls United Soccer is FULL; will accept wait-list students only.
- Jewelry Making & Legos Engineering are close to capacity with only a few more openings.
- Golf was full & accepting wait list only, but another instructor was added, so you can still sign up.
Sign Up to Volunteer at Book Fair, 9/9-13
Sign up HERE.
The Fall Book Fair is on the way! Mrs. Crysdale is sure to have some wonderful offerings for sale the week of September 9th. The Book Fair will stay open late to accommodate customers on September 13th, the same night as the PTA BBQ and Ice Cream Social. Come check it out!
Back to School BBQ & Ice Cream Social, 9/13
*We need your help scooping ice cream, refilling topping bowls, keeping the lines moving and keeping things tidy. Here's the Sign-Up Genius and thank you for your support!
Grant TIDE Committee's First Meeting, 9/18 in Library
Please join us for our first meeting on Wednesday, September 18th from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm in the Grant Library. We will come together as a school community and discuss ideas on our school's approach to inclusivity, equity, and diversity. TIDE (Team for Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity) groups are forming at each site to open up a dialogue about how we can ensure that each of our students, families and staff members feels welcome, acknowledged and safe on our campuses.
Here is a bit more information about TIDE from the committee's district-wide leadership:
After hearing stories of racism and bias from high school students in our hometown of Petaluma, a group of community members started a group called Team for Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity (TIDE). TIDE is a community-led group exploring how to make our schools more safe, inclusive, and welcoming for all of our diverse TK-12 students, families, teachers, and administrators. It is a goal that all schools in Petaluma -- from preschool to high school -- have a TIDE chapter of their own. The citywide TIDE group is made up of representatives from each school and serves as a place of inspiration and collaboration for each school.
Picture Days, 9/19 & 9/20
We are so excited about many components of Mugsyclicks, and one thing we are looking forward to the most is the fact you will be able to view several different portraits of your student online after your photo days and choose the ones you like best. You will then be able to order packages of photos right off of their website. More information will be sent home closer to our picture days.
Grant's Got Talent is Back! Auditions 10/4
Schedule is as follows:
Auditions 10/4 - multi after school from 2:35-4:30
Practice #1 10/ 11- multi after school from 2:35-4:30
Practice #2 10/18 - multi after school from 2:35-4:30
Big Show 10/25 - multi 6-8pm
Grant Garden Thrives
In the Thank You Column:
- Big thanks to Alice Crysdale for hosting a PTA Board Meeting.
- Thank you to Ms. Dezendorf for joining the PTA Board.
- Many thanks to our Grant teachers for the tremendous effort to prepare for Back to School Night. We know it's going to be awesome!
- Thank you to Pari Gottlieb for keeping the Marquis Signs looking great.
- Thank you to Kim Laidaw, Whitney Barrilleaux and the whole Grant Garden Committee for keeping things green and for sharing!
At A Glance
September 4- Back to School Night Grades 2-6
September 9-13- Book Fair
September 13- Grant PTA BBQ, 5:30-7pm
September 18 - TIDE Team Meeting
September 19- Picture Day
September 20- Picture Day