Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of April 29, 2019

A Message from Principal Grey:

Dear Grant Community,

I would like to take an opportunity before the Volunteer Breakfast this Friday to acknowledge and appreciate all of the incredible volunteers at Grant Elementary School. From spending their time in classrooms, serving on PTA, growing our garden, fundraising, driving on field trips, making copies, organizing book bags, supporting the school play, creating our yearbook, cutting, pasting and leading art lessons, our volunteers give their all to our school and we are forever grateful.

Your commitment to student success and our community embodies our school's vision and not a day goes by that your contributions of time and energy aren't appreciated. If you are available this Friday morning, please join us in celebration of your kindness and generosity in the multipurpose room.

With gratitude,

Amanda Grey

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 5/3

You've made the time to come to Grant and help in classrooms, go on field trips, help with the play, ice cream worked on the yearbook, played music at the talent show, raised money for science, changed the sign in front of the school, read to groups of Kindergarteners, chaperoned an overnight trip...however you got involved at Grant this year, please know you are so appreciated. Come have breakfast Friday morning before & after drop-off by the multi. It's Grant's way of saying thank you! ❤️

Mother's Day Shop & Donate

Check out the pretty flowers at:

15% of your mother's day order will go back to Grant!

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Teacher Appreciation Week, 5/6-5/10

With the end of the year fast approaching, it's time to show our Grant teachers how much we appreciate everything they've done for our Grant students through the year. Please take a look at the daily acts of kindness being planned for next week. The more families that participate, the more our Grant teachers will feel the love ❤️
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Masterpiece Painting Party, 5/3

Please join Principal Grey and Miss Yuli for a Masterpiece Painting Party with snacks, games & lots of fun on Friday, May 3rd at Grant from 2:45-4:45 pm. Cost: $35 per child. Only 15 spaces are available. Find the Sign Up Party Binder in the office to sign up by Wednesday, May 1st. Questions? Email Isabel at

Spring Book Fair

Grant Librarian, Mrs. Crysdale, needs help with the Spring Book Fair. Specifically, she needs help setting up the fair in the library on Friday, May 17th. We are looking for volunteers from 2:30 pm to about 3:30 pm. The more folks that can help the better and faster it will go! Please email:

Would You Like to Help Set up the Grant Art Show?

Please help with set up and take down of the annual Grant Art Show. Cone for an hour or stay all day! We are thankful for the assistance!

Sign up here:

Science Sign-Up Party with Mrs. Casey, 5/3

Calling all future scientists! Come explore with microscopes, make fish prints, build rockets and enjoy treats with Mrs. Casey in K-1 after school. This is a sign-up party donated by Mrs. Casey to help raise Grant PTA funds. Only 10 spots available. Sign up in the office by May 1st. Questions:

Cost: $25 per child
Date: Friday, May 3rd
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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.

That's a Wrap for Girls on the Run 2018/19

Congratulations to our Grant Shamrock Girls on the Run for a great season!
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In the Thank You Column

  • Thank you to Mrs. Reed, Ms. Beavers and Mrs. Wilson for the awesome PJ sign up party!
  • Thank you to the PHS Football players and everyone who participated in the Football clinic sign up to benefit the Grant PTA!
  • Thank you to Goddess of the Grant office, Shantina Willits, for her outstanding partnership in coordinating our Grant PTA After School Enrichment classes. From handling all the paperwork, to working out the puzzle of available locations to hold classes, to answering questions and directing both providers and kids, your hard work is so appreciated.
  • A hearty congratulations to all our Grant student stars that took the stage in Alice in Wonderland. You were awesome! Again, many thanks to all the parents and families who helped put on the show.
  • Thank you to Girl's on the Run and Coach Hilbert for a great season and an exciting end run! Big thanks to Coaches: Lisa, Karen, Debbie and Brittney from Sonoma State and honorary junior coach, Miss Kate Doherty!

At A Glance


May 3- Volunteer Breakfast (7:55-8:30)

May 6-10- Staff Appreciation Week

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