Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week Of October 29, 2018


This week Grant school was awarded over $3,000 for its excellent attendance record last school year! We would like to thank you for having your students attend school each day and putting in the effort to be present.

Petaluma City School District is allocated funds for each student for every day that he or she is present at school. Your student's strong attendance not only supports their learning and development, but it also ensures that our district has the best possible funding to support all of its programs, facilities, and the ability to retain qualified staff members. Thank you for all that you do to encourage strong attendance at Grant!

Shopping at Amazon - Now's the Time to Buy and Benefit Grant

Amazon is upping their donations to nonprofit organizations like the Grant PTA. Now through November 2nd, place your Amazon orders and they'll donate 5% to Grant. That's ten times the normal amount! Set it up at

Picture Day Make-up appointments

If you happened to have been absent on photo day, have no fear! You can schedule an appointment to have your student's photo taken at Steven Yeager's studio at 1130 Industrial Ave. Ste. #8 Petaluma, CA 94952. Please call (707) 762-7518 to make an appointment.

Original Works Deadline Extended to 11/1!

Place your orders to have your child's awesome art turned into very cool holiday gifts. You can place orders until Thursday, November 1st! Questions? Email:

Conference Weeks-Early Dismissal

November 5th-9th and November 13th-16th are parent-teacher conference weeks at school. Grades 1-6 will be dismissed at 12:40 pm and Kindergarten will be dismissed at 11:40 am every day. Regular dismissal times will resume on November 26th, after Thanksgiving Break.

Huge Jog-a-Thon Success!

Thank you all SO very much for your incredible fundraising for the Jog-a-Thon! We have far surpassed our goal of raising $35,000 and have reached a total of $41,000! Thank you for going out of your way to reach out to loved ones, co-workers and into your own pockets to contribute so much to Grant. Our school is so fortunate to have such generous and committed community and we appreciate your generosity.

Halloween Costumes Tomorrow!

In years past, we have asked students to bring their Halloween costumes to school and change into them during lunchtime. This year we invite Grant students to wear their Halloween costumes to school. They may bring school-appropriate masks and accessories with them for the parade. Please remember to save all costume weapons, gory masks, and fake blood for the evening festivities.

Grant Halloween Parade, Wednesday, 10/31 *New Time This Year*

The beloved annual Grant Halloween Parade is tomorrow! Students will gather on the blacktop around 10:45 (*Note the time change this year as it's an early release day) on 10/31 and a few minutes later they'll proceed through the neighborhood, coming back through the front of the school. Parade route below. *Please, no swords, guns or fake blood.
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This Year on Halloween, Consider Being a Teal Pumpkin House

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:

Grant Shamrock Yearbook! 10% Off If Purchased By Tomorrow, 10/31

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

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Grant's Got Talent Wrap Up

Thanks to everyone who came to the show to see our superstars, and boy did they ever shine. Here are a few photos from the event. Find more awesome images on the Grant Facebook page:

Important Upcoming Dates

At A Glance


October 31 Grant Halloween Parade (10:50 am)

November 2-4 Shop & Donate at Copperfield's Book Store
November 5-16 Conference Weeks - Early Release
November 12 Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL
November 15 PTA Board & Association Meeting
November 19-23 Fall Break-NO SCHOOL
November 26-30 Fall Book Fair

PTA Thank You's

  • Thank you to Kim McCallister Borin ,Garry Rizzo, Larry Goldfield, Anna Barrera, Holly Reinhart, Tiffany Longenbaugh, Jenni Mullan, Kelli Blackwell, Ben Thomas, Alyna Christiansen, Alisha Basich, Erin Byous, Candida Fix, Kuljeet Sidhu, Kristi Dark, Principal Amanda Grey, Shantina Willits, Jim Johnson, Mr. Lal, Ashlyn Byous, Savannah Flowers and Joseph Barrera for helping at Talent Show Practices. The event would not have been possible with you. You are awesome!
  • Thank you to Amanda Beavers, Katie Knuppel, Gianna Johnson, Ellie Long, Ellie Hauth, and Ryan Landry for their help with presenting our grant to PEF!
  • Thank you to Redwood Empire Gymnastics, and Hotel Petaluma
  • Thank you to Mary's Pizza Shack for the great dine and donate