Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of March 3, 2020

A Message From Principal Grey

Dear Grant Community,

Each year at the PTA Auction, money is raised to fund a need at our school that supports the learning and success of our students. This year we hope to raise enough money to continue the funding of our amazing Science Coordinator position!

This year, our Science Coordinator, Mr. Max, has supported teachers in the implementation of weekly robotics and engineering activities related to grade-level content standards. With the assistance of our Science Coordinator, Grant students have access to opportunities for hands-on learning in small groups both during weekly sessions and during lunchtime. Innovative programs such as this inspire students to be life-long learners and engage powerfully in the world!

Thank you for your continued support of student learning and growth,

Ms. Grey

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Spirit Day: Mismatch Day Tomorrow! March 4th

Bring on your clashing patterns, colors, shoes, hairstyles and more! Celebrate school spirit by dressing up in your best-mismatched outfit or wear your Grant Gear to count for spirit points!

Online Auction & Parking Raffle Underway!

At that link, you'll find all the items in Grant's online auction, including: Beautiful themed baskets, the opportunity to have your child's name on the Birthday Marquis and Teacher Parties. Bidding closes at 11:59 pm on March 6th. You do not need to be present at the Gala to win however, we hope you will join us this Saturday, March 7th! It's going to be a great event.

*Reserved Parking Raffle Tickets are on sale now at the above link (under tickets) for only $50. It's your chance to win a Reserved space in the Staff Parking lot for the entire school Year 2020-2021

Can you help at the auction? Please check the Sign Up below to see if anything works for you!

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Lost & Found to be Donated 3/13

Please get thee to the Grant Lost & Found. A large amount of clothing and lunch related items have built up and it's time to clear the decks. Please come take a look and make sure you don't have a wayward lost item. Everything in Lost & Found will be donated on March 13th.

Vote for Grant

We came oh so very close to winning best public school in Petaluma last year. Let's make 2020 our year! Nominations for the Petaluma People's Choice Awards are open and we're hoping you can log in a vote for Grant. Check it out here and thank you for taking the time!

Your Child's Artwork on the Yearbook Cover!

The Yearbook Cover Art Contest is back! Draw the Grant Mascot as you see it. Contest rules:

  • 8.5 x 11 standard white paper.
  • Must include the following words clearly written in the art: GRANT ELEMENTARY YEARBOOK 2019-2020
  • Must include your full name and grade on the back in pencil
  • Due Date: April 3, 2020
  • Submit artwork in the front office. Look for the yearbook art folder.
  • Pencils, pens, crayons, markers, paint, computer graphics are all allowed. Sorry, no glitter!
  • The Yearbook cover will be voted on by our teachers. The student cover artist will receive a free yearbook and an art basket.

Every student who submits artwork will be entered into the art gift basket raffle and will have a chance to win! The winners will be announced by our principal at a May Best Assembly.

Don't forget to purchase your Yearbook today!
Enter your school’s passcode: 1015022997383930

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Community Events

In the Thank You Column:

  • Thank you to Alice Crysdale and Amanda Beavers for hosting the Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash. It's such a fun night for everyone.
  • A great big thank you to the following families for their help in making sure that the annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Party was a success: the Maddicks, the Murillos, the Barreras, the Johnsons and the Kinards. Thanks also to the leadership team who managed the activities. Ms.Beavers and Ms. Crysdale couldn't have done it without all your help!

    To all the parents and children who came to the event and shared in all the fun, see you next year!

  • Thank you to our custodian team for helping us keep our classroom surfaces wiped clean each day after school!

At A Glance


March 3- K-4th Author Visit, 11am

March 4 - MisMatch Spirit Day

March 7- Grant Gala Auction

March 12 - Pinky's Pizza Dine & Donate

March 16-20- Spring Break

March 24 - Class Group Photo Day

March 26- PTA Board and Association Meeting (Elections)


April 17 - Mary Poppins in the Shamrock Theater (Multi)

April 18 - Mary Poppins in the Shamrock Theater (Multi)


May 1 - Volunteer Breakfast

May 14 - Grant Open House

May 18-22 - Spring Book Fair

May 27 - 6th Grade Celebration

May 29 - Field Day/Last Day of School