Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of January 4, 2021

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Youth Truth Survey This Month

What is Youth Truth?


We believe, and research shows that student and stakeholder voices matter.

We equip education leaders to integrate these on-the-ground insights into planning, professional development, and improvement processes. What would your school system look like if the unique perspectives of your students, families, and staff were central to decision-making? You'd likely see a happier, healthier, school system on the path to higher academic achievement.


Please look for a parent notification letter that will come with your 3rd-6th grade students this week.


Here is a link to more information: https://youthtruthsurvey.org/


What grades will the survey be conducted?


Grades 3 - 6 will take the survey.


When will they take the survey?


Your teacher will send out a message before the students take the survey in class. This survey will be given sometime before January 28th.


Is there a parent survey?


Yes, we look forward to collecting vital data from all stakeholders to make our school the best that it can be. The survey will be sent home to families next week.

Grant School Tours Begin Next Week!

Do you know someone who might be interested in having their student attend Grant next year? Our school tours for prospective families begin next week and will run through the end of March. Interested families can use the signup link below.


Please note:


  • Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result will be required upon arrival at each tour
  • Masks are required at all times on tours
  • We ask that only one person per household attends the tour

Winter Session After School Enrichment Classes

Our winter enrichment classes begin this month! Below is the calendar and information for enrollment for each class.
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Student COVID Vaccine Records

If your student has received both COVID vaccine doses, please take a photo of their vaccination card and email it to our front office at swillits@petk12.org for us to have on record.


This is not a required school vaccination at this time.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Apparel Sales Coordinator: Coordinates the selling of Grant Spirit Wear so the students, staff members and parents can show their Grant pride. Plan and manage spirit wear sales, including ordering, inventory management, marketing, event sales, and product delivery.


Online Auction Host: Duties include: setting up auctria online website, item entry and listings, set prices and close auction when ended.


After School Enrichment Coordinator

We are currently looking for someone to oversee and coordinate the requirements for the After School Enrichment Program for the spring trimester. Duties include: reaching out to different providers and being the point of contact for setting up days/time for classes, secure locations for classes to be held at school, create the class lineup, ensure that all providers have met the requirements before the class begins.


For questions regarding volunteer positions, or questions regarding the Spring Auction, please email Jennea: jrglaholt@gmail.com (PTA Volunteer Coordinator) or Jenny: jennyareich@gmail.com(Auction Coordinator)

Dine and Donate Update

Upcoming dine and donate at Chipotle has been canceled this month due to a staffing shortage. Stay tuned for Dine and Donate opportunities in the coming months!

At A Glance


January

January 17 - MLK day (NO SCHOOL)

January 27 - PTA Board Meeting and Association Meeting

January 18 -21 - Wish Board


February

February 1-28 - Adopt a Book

February 14 - Lincoln’s Holiday (NO SCHOOL)

February 21 - Presidents’ Day Holiday (NO SCHOOL)

February 24 - PTA Board Meeting

February 28 - March 4 - Conference Week (WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE)