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Principals Corner

Good Afternoon Grant Gator Families,

Happy St. Patricks Day 2023! I can't believe we have one more week and then it is Spring Break. We sure hope everyone enjoys that time off to rest and relax.

I will be picking up Franklin Triad Shirts the week of March 20th and will get them in your child's hand as soon as I can. Thank you to everyone who purchased them because they are pretty cool.

Mrs. Sherri Mazzoni

PTA Book Bingo Night at FHS on Wednesday, March 22, 203 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Family Bingo Night is back at a new, larger location! Please join us at Franklin High School on Wednesday, March 22, 6-8 p.m. The event is free, but we ask that adults and non-Grant students please bring a new or gently used book in exchange for your Bingo card (books are provided for all Grant students). Once you get a bingo, you get to choose a book to take home. Everyone will go home with a book! The final round will be for the chance to win our grand prize -- lunch with Principal Mazzoni and two friends! Make sure to RSVP: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090845adad2ca7f58-book

LPD Therapy Dog Visits Grant on Thursday, March 23, 2023

We are excited to have an upcoming visit from Cooper, a K-9 puppy from the Livonia Police Department, and Sergeant Stacy Hayne!

Cooper is an amazing 10-month-old Labradoodle who has been trained and certified to provide comfort and lots of love!

All students will have an opportunity to interact with Cooper, but it's not required. If your student has allergies or other concerns, please know that they are not required to visit Cooper. Please be sure to notify your child's classroom teacher about this too.

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Story Book Character Parade at Grant Elementary on Friday, March 24 at 9:20 a.m. outside Grant weather permitting.

Grant PTA Board Nominations Due through Sunday, April 2, 2023

Nominations to the Grant PTA Board are being accepted now through Sunday, April 2, 2023 All positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer) are open annually in accordance with our bylaws. We welcome everyone interested in a position to come forward. This is a great opportunity for you to be involved in our amazing Grant Community.

Nominations can be made by completing and submitting this form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfF96FBCmdwf5HFRYZTrLqODYanqob_fjojp-QPnd1VjfMUoA/viewform

You may place a nomination for yourself or suggest someone else you feel would be a great candidate for the job. Anyone who has already expressed and interest verbally must fill out a nomination form. Please submit a new form for each person you are nominating. Nominees must be PTA members. Responsibilities for each of the positions are explained in our bylaws: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1naR-DudDp9sVR7jDVje70oRe9tJVY4eba6wtuSsdUR0/edit?usp=sharing

All nominees will be contacted to confirm interest prior to the April PTA meeting on April 4th. Elections will occur at the May PTA meeting on May 2nd. Please email any questions for the nominating committee to: grantptanominations@gmail.com

Thank you! Andrea Malenfant, Brooke Cashwell & Elizabeth Cortes 2023-2024 Nominations Committee

PTA Gator Tales for Grant Elementary

The Community with Character Element for March is INTEGRITY!!

Integrity is the act of behaving honorably, even when no one is watching. People with integrity tell the truth and act in a sincere way. They treat people equally and take responsibility for their own feelings and actions. Integrity is more than just being honest; it's acting ethically, consistently, and in a trustworthy manner.



Grant Elementary - Online Yearbook Orders

The Grant Elementary School Yearbook 2022-2023 is available to order now!
Yearbook details:

  • 48 Pages
  • Full Color
  • Softcover

Price: $16.00

Purchase Deadline: 04/28/2023

Order Here: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/GrantElementary23

If you have any questions, please contact Allie Larsen at GrantGatorsYearbook@gmail.com.

Please DO NOT order a Grant yearbook through LIFETOUCH as that is not who we are going through this school year.

Thank you!

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Important Grant Elementary Dates

Every Wednesday at Grant Elementary is "Be Kind Wednesday" so wear your Kindness Shirts. We love wearing ours and love seeing our students do the same!

February 1, 2023 - New Family Kindergarten Registration Begins for the 2023-2024 school year!

March 6-22, 2023 - PTA Grant Read-a-Thon Timeframe - March is Reading Month

Week of March 20th - Your Franklin Triad shirts should be delivered to your child to come home this week. Please look for them in the backpack.

March 21, 2023 - World Down Syndrome Awareness Day (Trisomy 21) at Grant - Spirit Day - Wear crazy socks to encourage awareness and inclusion. Click https://www.worlddownsyndromeday.org/

March 22, 2023 - Report Cards are available for parents on Parent Connect

March 22, 2023 - 6:00-8:00 p.m. PTA Book Bingo Night at Franklin High School

March 23, 2023 - 9:20 a.m. Student of the Month Announcement by Mrs. Mazzoni over the PA for March and Integrity

March 24, 2023 - 9:20 a.m. Story Book Character Parade around the outside at Grant after Morning Announcements over the PA. This is if the weather permits too. Please note that it says 9:45 on the calendar for March Is Reading Month, but we changed it to 9:20 a.m.

March 27-31, 2023 - Spring Break!

April 3, 2023 - School Resumes

April 4, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. PTA meeting in the LMC

April 7, 2023 - No School - Good Friday!

April 12, 2023 - 6;00-7:00 p.m. New Incoming Kindergarten Parent Night at Grant Elementary in our Grant Cafeteria

April 14, 2023 - 10:00-12:00 p.m. “Victory’s Day” @ UofM Field Trip (Local Center students and staff)

March 22, 2023 - 6:00-7:45 p.m.Grant PTA Bingo Night at Franklin High School

May 23, 2023 - 4th Grade Visit to Cooper Upper Elementary during the day (Bray, Wright, Shollack Classes)

May 25, 2023 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. PTA Spring Fling Save the Date - It will include an Art Show and Music Performances by Grant Students

May 31, 2023 - 6:00-8:00 p.m. Incoming 5th Grade Parent Orientation Night at Cooper Upper Elementary

Incoming New Kindergarten Students Parent Night - 4.12.2023 at 6:00 p.m. in our Grant Cafeteria

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Parent Volunteer Lunch and Recess Support Sign-Up! THANK YOU!!

2023-2024 Fall Registration Dates for SACC

Summer Activity Club (SAC) 3/6/23 from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

SACC Returning Families For Fall: 3/20/2023 from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

SACC LPLS Employee Families For Fall: 3/21/2023 from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

SACC New Families For Fall: 3/22/2023 from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Marranda Capener

Livonia Public Schools

School-Age Child Care Supervisor



We love volunteers and chaperones at Grant Elementary...one important step before signing up to serve in some way is to complete the necessary ichat security check for ALL volunteers and chaperones. The link below can always be found at the Grant homepage under "Quick links" on the right-hand side.


Grant Student Entrance and Exit Daily

Grant Student Exit/Enter Doors per teacher include:

  • Hutchinson, Olson, Vanek - Door #1

  • Dimopoulos - Door #2

  • Buscemi, Massa, Anton, Cleveland - Door #7

  • Byrne, Herman, Stanford, Corp - Door #10

  • Schlaud, Gidley, Pascoe - Door #12

  • Erickson, Bray - Door #16

  • Wright, Shollack - Door #17

  • Risko, Warner, Hamby, Vlcko #22

Grant Spirit Wear Website

Just in case you want to get started on ordering Grant Gator Spiritwear. Every Friday we encourage our students to wear Grant Gator Gear for free.

HOME Grant Elementary Spiritwear (grantspiritwear.com)

Every Wednesday at Grant Elementary is "Be Kind Wednesday"

We have really worked on spreading KINDNESS at Grant Elementary over the past year. We'd like to continue to do our "Be Kind Wednesdays" by wearing anything that spreads kindness at Grant Elementary. This is optional too. Here is a few websites where you can find some cool gear.

Grant School Hours and Bells

8:45 a.m. Slow Roll/Drop Off Begins at Grant Elementary (Bell 1)

8:55 a.m. Instructional Time Begins (Bell 2)

K-4 Full Day: 8:55 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Half Day: 8:55 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

Office Hours: 8:00-4:30 p.m.

11:40-12:55 p.m. Lunch Time

4:00 p.m. Dismissal at Grant Elementary (Bell 3)

K-4 Full Day: 8:55 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Half Day: 8:55 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

Office Hours: 8:00-4:30 p.m.


Full Pay Breakfast - $2.00

Full Pay Lunch - $3.50

Milk - 60 cents

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