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A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of June 2, 2020


A BIG Thank you from Mrs. Hill & Ms. Reed!

Dear Grant Families and Staff,

We are overwhelmed with gratitude! Thank you ALL for the amazing send-off. It was wonderful to speak with each of you individually and we truly appreciate the warm wishes. We will cherish our memories here at Grant. We will forever be grateful for the gift of having the honor of working with as many amazing, remarkable children and their families.

See you on campus!

With Love,

Mrs. Hill & Ms. Reed

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Important Student Placement Audit

Please be on the lookout for an email coming soon from Petaluma City Schools with a link to a “Student Placement Audit”. We will need you to fill this survey out as quickly as possible. Please complete one survey per child within PCS. Thank you for helping us plan and prepare for a memorable 2020-21!

Grant Office Summer Hours

The Grant office will be open:

Monday-Friday from 8:00 am -3:00 pm every day through June 30th.

We will also be available by phone during these hours at (707) 778-4742

The office will close from July 1st-July 31st and will open back up on August 1st.

Resources For Parents and Students

It is an important time to check-in with your kids. Many of you have reached out seeking resources to support your students during this challenging time.

From COVID-19 school closures, virus anxiety, and the recent protests, our children are absorbing the events around them whether we are speaking about it or not. When such events occur while school is in session, our counselors and educators design activities to help students process these events. Due to mass school closures, students and their communities are left without the in-person tools to help process a tragic week. The following resources provide ideas for meeting the social-emotional needs of your child during COVID-19 and ways to start important conversations about race.

Helping Children Cope with Changes as a Result of COVID 19

How to Educate your Children on Riots & Protests

Helping Children Cope with Disaster

Report Cards to be Mailed Home this Week!

Reports will be mailed home this year. Information regarding grading and how teachers completed report cards will be included in the report card envelope.

Thank you to our students and families for all of their hard work this trimester!

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Makers Space Survey

Our wonderful Science Coordinator, Mr. Max has created a survey to guide his planning for the next school year. Thank you for your input and for helping us improve our program!

Makers Space Survey

Class Composite Photos for Sale on!

Since we couldn't get our classes together for our group photos, Mugsylcks put together composite photos for each class! There is also one of our entire 6th-grade class together.

Log into your account at and enter your gallery access code.

Gallery Access Code: GRANTGRP20

Grant Registration Open for 2020-2021 School Year!

Do you know anyone who hasn't registered their incoming Kindergartener for school next year? We still have some room at Grant!

Register at

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Vote for Grant for Best Public School in Petaluma! Voting Extended Through 6/11!

It's a last push to vote for Grant! We made it through the nomination round and now it's time to vote for Grant as the best public school. We know there's a lot going on right now, but let's make this a bright light for our community. You can click here to vote.

In the Thank You Column

  • Thank you to Ms. Grey, Ms.Groh and Ms.Friesen for visiting each of our promoting 6th graders last Friday to celebrate their completion of elementary school!
  • Thank you again to Kelli Blackwell for creating a very special keepsake for all of us. Designing the yearbook is so time-consuming and you do it so well! Thank you for making it amazing, again!
  • Our thanks to Ms. Reed, Ms. Hill and speech therapist Terri Sherseth. We wish you all the best retirement! Thank you for touching the lives of so many children.