Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of October 15, 2019

Dear Grant Community,

This Friday, the Grant Jogathon will bring our students out to get some exercise and unite in school spirit. This event is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year and we count on the PTA funding for special programs, field trips and so much more. I want to thank all of our Grant families for the work fundraising on behalf of Grant and volunteering at the Jogathon this Friday. It means so much. When we are working together to make Grant better it really shows off one of the many reasons our school is something special.

Go Shamrocks!

Ms. Grey

TB Assessment Tomorrow 10/16

A free TB assessment will be available tomorrow for volunteers at the district office between 3:00-4:00 pm at 200 Douglas Street. No paperwork or appointments needed!

Grant Jogathon 10/18

The Grant Jogathon is on Friday, 10/18. That's merely 3 days away...yes, three days and we need everyone to pitch in to help reach the 40k goal. It takes only a moment to get your Pledgestar email up and running if you haven't already. The Jogathon is one of Grant's biggest fundraisers of the year and we can only do it with your help! Please click here to check it out, create an account, see how your fundraising is going and see the class leader board! Let's get this done!

A packet for cash donations was also sent home.

Grant's Got Talent Practice #2, Friday 10/18

Next practice is our dress rehearsal this Friday after school in the multi. To streamline the process, please sign up for a practice slot. The show is on Friday, 10/25 at 6pm. Keep practicing super stars! Sign up for this Friday's slots below

Take the Night Off Tuesday, 10/22

This is going to be so much fun! "Take the Night Off" is coming on Tuesday, October 22nd at Lagunitas. Relax and visit with friends while your kids get their homework done with help at the homework table! You’ll get dinner for the family and 100% of beer proceeds will go directly to the Grant PTA! There will be games, a raffle, music and more! This event benefits 6th grade outdoor education.

Get your tickets now at

$20 per adult, $10 per child, 5 and under free

Tuesday, October 22
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Lagunitas Taproom

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International Day, 11/8 Grant

Grant's first ever International Day will take place on Friday, November 8th at 5:30 p.m. We are gathering to celebrate and learn about each other's heritage. We hope you will consider either setting up a booth, bringing a dish to share in our cultural potluck or both! Please take a look at these sign up pages:



Original Art Work

This week look for a package with a beautiful piece of artwork by your child and an order catalog which will allow you to turn that art into amazing holiday gifts and keepsakes. Questions: contact Maryann Pacheco at
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Copperfield's Shop & Schools Benefit!

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New Session of Chess for Kids

Sign up to learn how to play chess like a boss! Registration is open for this popular after school class, plus check out these upcoming events for our budding chess masters!


February 22, 2020 11th Annual All Girls Chess Tournament

May 9, 2020 12th Annual All-Scholastic Sonoma County ChessTournament

May16, 2020 7th Napa County Scholastic Chess Tournament

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October Early Bird Yearbook Discount

This month only, get your Grant yearbook for 10% off!
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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.

Grant Spirit Wear Now Online!

Ordering your Grant Spirit Wear has never been easier! We are officially online! Go to:

1. Click on the Spirit Wear button
2 Select your items and pay
3. Head to the office where you'll find your order packaged with your name on it.

Grant Halloween Parade, 10/31

We'll have more details soon, but for new Grant families who might need to request time off - Grant has a wonderful Halloween Parade tradition. At about 12:40pm on Halloween, the kids take to the parade route in costume, walking out the side of the school and coming down Mountain View back to Grant Avenue and into the front of the school. Parents often gather along the parade route to cheer them on and take photos. A note about costumes: no real or fake weapons will be allowed on campus and we ask that kids not wear masks covering the face for safety reasons. Thank you!

Teal Pumpkins for Halloween

Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions.​ For details check out the website:

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:

  • Continuing the family tradition of being awesome at Grant, a big thanks to Mr. Max and the Makers Space for inspiring a love of science and creativity. Mr. Max is amazing with these kids!
  • Thank you to Chantel Smith for the cool Jogathon display in case across from the office! Check out our rising thermometer!

At A Glance


October 18 - Jog-a-Thon

October 18 - Talent Show Practice #2

October 22 - Lagunitas 6th Grade Fundraiser - 5:30 pm

October 25 - Talent Show - 6 pm multi

October 31 - Halloween Parade at 12:40 pm


November 8 - International Day 5:30-7:30 pm

November 11 - Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL

November 12-22 - Conference Weeks - Early Release

November 14 - PTA Meeting

November 25-20 - Fall Break - NO SCHOOL