Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of December 10, 2018

Grant Cares

Our Grant Community Cares Team is mindful that some of our own Grant families could use some holiday cheer and assistance. The Grant “Giving Tree” is in the office now through 12/19. Please consider donating by taking an ornament/item needed. Return the item (ornament attached) to the basket in the office by 12/19. Thank you for bringing holiday joy to our Grant community!

Growth Mindset and New Learning Space for Our Students

Each year the Petaluma Education Foundation grants funds to schools across Petaluma to further student learning. This year our school applied for funds to transform our old computer lab into a STEAM Learning Lab and Makers Space! This learning lab not only offers a hands-on learning opportunity to create, design and problem solve, it also promotes the growth mindset that we believe to be so crucial in the learning process of our students.
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Holiday Gift Shoppe 12/12, 13 & 14

Holiday Gift Shoppe 12/12, 13 & 14 & We Could Really Use Your Help!
The Grant Holiday Gift Shoppe will be open for business Wednesday, December 12th through Friday, December 14th. It's a wonderful way for kids to join in the holiday fun by purchasing small gifts for their families and friends. We need your help! Shifts are short and fun! Feel free to sign up for more than one if you're able!

Questions: Contact Maryann Pacheco at

Holiday Shopping on Amazon?

With any Amazon purchase you make, Grant can get a percentage donated back. Thank you so much for making a few extra clicks so Amazon will give to Grant. You can set it up at:

Know Someone Interested in Attending Grant?

Please pass on this information and let them know we'd love to show them around and share our amazing school! Call (707) 778-4742 to schedule a tour.

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Winter Music Share for grades , 12/18

Please join us for a wonderful concert featuring our very own Grant students in the Multipurpose Room.

Band: 11:00-11:30 am

Chorus: 1:55-2:20 pm

Pop Choir, Mock Trail & Debate and Dino World Coming to Grant After-School Enrichment!

Pop Choir, Mock Trail & Debate and Dino World Coming to Grant Afterschool Enrichment!
Come January, in addition to Piano, Spanish, Martial Arts classes and more - we welcome three exciting new offerings! Questions: Contact Maryann Pacheco at

Check out our Grant School and PTA Facebook page for flyers!

Jurasssic Dino World (Tuesdays 2:25 - 3:25) for grades K-3rd. Sign up
*Note you must first create an account and add your students grade and school, then enroll them.

Debate / Mock Trial (Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30) for grades 4-6th. Same sign up information as above.

Pop Star Choir (Wednesdays 1-2) for grades 3rd-6th. Register now at under Grant.

Grant Year Books Now On Sale!

Did you know that Treering will plant a tree for every yearbook purchased? So far, 103 trees will be planted, thanks to Grant families. Can Grant plant 300+ trees by the end of the school year? Be sure to order your yearbook today and customize your two free pages!

*To Purchase and customize your Grant yearbook

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Important Upcoming Dates

At A Glance

December 12-14 Holiday Gift Shoppe
December 18 Winter Music Share
December 21 Spelling Bee & NOON RELEASE
December 22-January 7 Winter Break - NO SCHOOL


January 8 Return from Winter Break & Performing Arts Kickoff
January 21 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day - NO SCHOOL
January 25 PTA Family Movie Night
January 28-Feb. 3 Adopt a Book
January 30 Chorus Festival

February 4-8 6th Grade Camp
February 7-8 4th Grade Coloma/Gold Rush
February 6 West Side Choral Festival (5th Grade)
February 11 Lincoln's Holiday - NO SCHOOL
February 18 Washington's Holiday - NO SCHOOL
February 23 Lucky Ladies Sweetheart Ball at the Hotel Petaluma Ballroom
February 25-Mar. 1 Read Across America
February 25-Mar. 1 Conference Week - Wednesday Schedule All Week

In the Thank You Column:

  • Thank you to Chipotle for supporting Grant with a wonderful Dine & Donate event.
  • To everyone who came for the PTA Association meeting - thank you so much for being involved at Grant
  • Thank you to everyone who came Let's Get Crafty Party. Special thanks to the Boles, Landry, Smith and Wilson families for putting on such a fun party!