Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Coffee with the Principal

Thursday, Oct. 4th, 8:15-9:15am

Grant School Library

Please join Ms. Grey in the library for coffee and conversation! Coffee will be provided.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Is This your Bike?

If yes, please call the office and let us know. We will bring it up to the front of campus for you to pick up this week. If we do not hear from anyone by Friday, the bike will be handed over the Petaluma Police Department. Thank you!

Reporting your student absent? You Can Call or Email Us

If you need to call the school to report your student's absence, please call OR email our wonderful attendance clerk, Kim Shoemaker at: (707)259-9050 or

New Grant Gear!

New hats, shirts, and magnets hot off the press! Grant Wear will be sold on October 3rd at the Walk and Roll to School table and at the Jog-a-Thon as well. We have loved seeing these awesome hats on the heads of our amazing Grant families every day since their debut at the family BBQ!

Grant's Got Talent!, Auditions 10/5 Afterschool, Show 10/26

Let your light shine! Bring on the singers, dancers, gymnasts, magicians, story-tellers and more! Be part of the Grant's Got Talent Show. Watch for forms to come home, but get your act organized now! Rules: Act Length is 3 minutes or less. You can be in one solo and one group act. Your music must be submitted and approved. We can't wait to see you on stage superstars! Questions? Email:

Upcoming Author Visit on October 17th

We are so excited to welcome author, Jon Agee to Grant on October 17th. His book, The Wall in the Middle of the Book tells the story of a hero–a young knight–who is sure that the wall protects his side of the book from the dangers of the other side–like an angry tiger and giant rhino, and worst of all, an ogre who would gobble him up in a second! But our knight doesn’t seem to notice the crocodile and growing sea of water that are emerging on his side. When he’s almost over his head and calling for help, who will come to his rescue? An individual who isn’t as dangerous as the knight thought–from a side of the book that might just have some positive things to offer after all!

November 2 through 4- Shop and Donate with Copperfield's bookstore. Mention Grant at the checkout register and they will donate 20% of all your purchases back to our school.

Shamrock Jog-a-thon Fast Approaching 10/12

It's time for Grant's ultra fun Shamrock Jog-a-thon! Get your fundraising on! This is one of the PTA's biggest events. Our goal this year is to raise an impressive 35K for Grant. That means we need your help! Watch for your packet to come home. This year, you can turn in money in the office or you can use our online platform. It's especially handy for relatives that live far away. No need to wait to get started. Here's how:
  • Go to
  • Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”
  • Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”
  • Follow the instructions on-screen to register students
  • When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to family and friends and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. Then, you can track your pledge progress.

Get your socks here...and your ice cream too! Order by 10/5

Super Shamrock Sock Fundraiser. Show school spirit at the annual Jog-a-Thon and all year long on Wednesdays! Really nice quality Grant socks are $17 per pair. For years to come people will be asking, "Hey! Where'd ya get those cool socks?" Available for a limited time, so order fast!
Bonus: For $20, your child will get socks and a three twins ice cream sandwich the day of the jogathon.
Order form included in jogathon packet.

"We Love the 90's" Sign Up Party on September 29th

Join the PTA for a fabulous 90's themed party on Saturday, Sept 29th! $30 per person. All proceeds go to Grant Elementary School. Send a text to Michelle Page @ 916.207.6750 or more details and you'll receive the official invite!!

Grant Shamrock Yearbook! Purchase Before 9/30/18 to Get 15% Off

Those custom pages were so cute last year, we're doing it again! Order now and get 2 custom pages, plus the ability to add in photos throughout the year when you take them.

Mixed Bag Fundraiser

The 6th Grade Camp fundraising efforts are underway with a Mixed Bag fundraiser. The bags are cute and great for the environment! Orders are due this Friday, 9/28.

Is There an Accountant in the House?

Every so often, as per state PTA rules, the Grant PTA undergoes a financial audit. The process takes a few hours of work. Once it's done, you're done. This is not an ongoing commitment. The audit checklist is pretty easy to use as a guide for an effective audit.

Any help or direction to someone able to help would be so appreciated.

Please contact any of these PTA Members to learn more or see the audit checklist:
Kuljeet Sidhu:
Alice Crysdale:
Lisa Johnson:

Hurry! We have a few programs with some spots left for Fall After School Enrichment Classes -

For a full class description, starting dates, costs and registration details, go to the site link below for the class you are interested in, find the flier on the Grant Facebook Page:, or for a specific flyer.

Girls On The Run, Still Accepting Students

It was a great first Girls on the Run practice. There are still several spaces available! Sign your 3rd-5th-grade girl up today to join in the fun on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-4:15. Contact Coach Stacie at with any questions.

Walk & Roll to School Day on Wednesday, October 3rd

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Important Upcoming Dates

At A Glance

September 29 PTA "We Love the 90's" Party

October 3 Walk to School Day
October 5 Talent Show Tryouts
October 12 Talent Show Practice #1
October 12 Jog-a-Thon
October 15 No School - Teacher In-Service Day
October 19 Talent Show Practice #2
October 26 Talent Show

October 26 Jog-A-Thon Monies Due
October 31 Grant Halloween Parade (10:40 am)

Thank You's from the PTA:

  • Thank you to everyone who came out for the September PTA meeting.
  • Many thanks to school board candidates Phoebe Libarle Ellis, Mady Cloud, Sheri Chlebowski and Mike Baddeley for coming to speak at the PTA meeting and to Kelli Blackwell Agin for organizing