Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of May 6, 2019

A Message from Principal Grey:

Dear Grant Community,

I would like to this opportunity to share my deep gratitude and pride in being a member of the Grant School staff. Each member of the Grant team is dedicated to the success of all students and goes up and beyond in their roles to keep our kids safe, loved and learning.

To the Grant staff,

I am so thankful that there is a week set aside for our school community to shower with you with appreciation. Please know that not a days goes by where I don't see your dedication and commitment to our kids and value each and every one of you for your contribution to our wonderful school!



Teacher Appreciation Week Underway!

Thank you to everyone participating in the daily acts of kindness for our Grant Teacher's. We know they are already feeling the love!
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Wednesday is the Last Day to Order Mother's Day Flowers!

Grant mom and amazing florist Veny Lukmanto is holding a shop & donate event! Purchase your gorgeous Mother's Day flowers today at: and 15% of your order will go back to Grant! Buying local + helping Grant = A very happy Mother's Day! Today is the last day to put your order's in!
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2019 Grant Volunteer of the Year: Margaret Scott

Congratulations to Margaret Scott! She has given so much of herself during her time at Grant. Whether it was serving on the PTA board, volunteering to help with plays or leading fundraisers and events, she always arrived with a smile on her face. We thank her for being a positive force and for all the time and effort she put in to making Grant the best place for children to grow and shine.

45th Annual Westside Relays, 5/14

Petaluma High School hosts 5th & 6th graders from several schools, including Grant. Parents can come watch our Shamrocks compete in various track & field events! It's a fun day for the kids as they've been working hard and finally get to show off their skills!

Spring Book Fair, 5/20-24

Stock up on some great selections for summer reading! Keep the kids interested in books and help them grow their reading skills over the break. Every book purchased at the book fair helps raise money for Grant!

*HELP AT THE BOOK FAIR:. Grant Librarian, Mrs. Crysdale, needs help setting up the fair in the library on Friday, May 17th from 2 pm to about 3 pm. Please email:

Please Help Set up the Grant Art Show, 5/20--5/24

The Art Show will be open in the multi the night of the Grant Open House 5/23, but it takes a lot of prep work to get all the children's art up on display! Can you help with set up and take down? Come for an hour or stay all day! We are thankful for any assistance! Set up starts 5/20 and Take Down is 5/24. There are many slots still open! Please take a look at see if you can pitch in!

Spring Concert, 5/21

The Spring concert will be held in the Grant Multi on Tuesday, May 21. Come hear some wonderful music and support of Shamrock musicians! The band performs at 6:30 pm. The chorus performs at 7:30 pm.

Grant Open House 5/23

Come see what your Shamrocks have been up to! Grant's Open House will be on May 23rd. The art show is from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm in the Multipurpose room and the classrooms will be open from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm.

In the Thank You Column

  • Many thanks to all the members of the Grant staff involved in hosting the Grant Volunteer Breakfast! It was beautiful!
  • Big thanks to Principal Grey and Miss Yuli for the wonderful Painting Party and to Mrs. Casey for the excellent science party! We so appreciate you helping raise money for Grant. You show that great things happen when we work together!
  • A job well done! A PTA thank you to Michelle Wilson for all your hard work on this year's Shop, Dine & Donate events. To Maryann Pacheco for all the hard work coordinating After School Enrichment Classes and to Pari Gottlieb and Lisa DeCota for managing the marquis and display cases. Thank you for all your time and effort helping to make Grant awesome!

At A Glance


May 14- Westside relays

May 21- Spring Concert in Grant's Multi (6:30 pm Band, 7:30 pm Chorus)

May 23- Open House and Art Show

May 20-24- Spring Book Fair

May 24- 6th-grade Celebration (1 pm)

May 27- Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 30- Field Day

May 31- Last day of school- NOON RELEASE