Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of November 12, 2019

A Message From Principal Grey

Dear Grant Community,

Happy Parent/Teacher conference season! This is a great time of year to connect with your student's teachers and reflect on their progress throughout the first trimester. The partnering of parent and teacher is vital to student success and we are very grateful for the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your student's growth, goals and any hopes you have for your child headed into the next trimester of school.

Our goal as educators is to support our students in every way that we can academically, socially and emotionally. Thank you for trusting us here at Grant to share in the education of your child. We know how important our role is and are looking forward to conferencing with you over the next two weeks!

Ms. Grey

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Grant TIDE Meeting, 11/13

All are welcome at the TIDE meeting on Wednesday, November 13th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Grant Library . TIDE (Team for Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity) groups are forming at each PCS school to open up a dialogue about how we can ensure that each of our students, families and staff members feel welcome, acknowledged and safe on our campuses.

*Childcare will be provided.

Grant PTA Meeting, 11/14

Please come to the next Grant PTA Association meeting, Thursday, Nov. 14th at 6pm. We'll gather in the Grant Library to hear the Principal and Teacher's Report and we'll discuss matters of importance to our school.

*Childcare provided!

*You don't have to be a member to come, but you do have to be a member to vote. If you'd like to, you can become a member here:

Lost & Found

The Grant Lost & Found pile is growing. Please come get your nice things! All items in the Lost and Found are donated at Winter break.

Grant Cares, Donation Drive Underway

The Grant Cares team is collecting gift cards in the office to help some of our Grant families that may find the upcoming holidays a financial struggle. To help ease the burden, they've placed a heart shaped box in the office for gift card donations. If you are in the position to help, they're looking for gift cards to Target, Chevron, Old Navy or Trader Joe's in small increments, like $20 to $25, so that they can spread your gifts out to different families. Thank you for your support.

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Holiday See's Candy Fundraiser

Need some great gifts for the upcoming holidays or perhaps a little something to satisfy your own sweet tooth? Order Forms were sent home Friday for the See's Candy Holiday fundraiser. All orders are due December 2nd (right after returning from Thanksgiving break) and orders will be delivered December 13th. Perfect timing for gift giving.

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Emergency Kits Needed ASAP

If we learned anything in October, it's that we need to be prepared. Let's get moving on your child's emergency kit. Please put some food items that will hold up for a while (granola bars, beef jerky, apple sauce packets etc...along with a note to your child) in a zip lock back labeled with your child's name. Teachers are collecting these kits to keep in a designated spot in class - just in case. If you need the PTA to make a kit for your child, please reach out to Kelly
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Let's Get Crafty, 12/6

Join us to make holiday crafts! They're perfect gifts for friends & family. You'll visit three crafting stations while enjoying snacks, treats, bubbly and holiday cheer with friends! Craft on!

Let’s Get Crafty is on December 6th, 7 - 10 pm.

*$65 per person, Space is limited. Sign-up binder in office.

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Community Events

School Year Calendar

Wondering when to plan family vacations and schedule your student's doctor appointments next year? Here is the link to the 2019-2020 Petaluma City Schools calendar!

In the Thank You Column:

  • Many thanks to Mary's Pizza for the successful Dine & Donate event! We so appreciate businesses like Mary's that give back to their communities!

  • Shamrock love to Mrs Crysdale & Ms. Beavers who organized Grant's first ever International Night! What a great event! Let's do it again next year!

At A Glance


November 13- TIDE Meeting 6:00-7:00 pm

November 12-22 - Conference Weeks - Early Release

November 14 - PTA Meeting, 6pm Grant Library

November 25-20 - Fall Break - NO SCHOOL


December 4 - Kindergarten Preview Night 6-7pm

December 9 - Kindergarten Tours Begin

December 11-13 - Grant Holiday Shoppe

December 20 - Noon Release

December 23-January 6 - Winter Break