Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of April 21, 2020

A Message From Principal Grey

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Need Tech Help?

Students and families can receive technology support for PCS issued iPads and Chromebooks by sending an email to

We Need Your Photos For the Grant Yearbook

Can you go through your photos from field trips or class parties and send any good shots to Kelli Blackwell at

You can also upload them to the class file on, where you can still buy a yearbook if you haven't yet, and have it sent to your home.

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Virtual Talent Show

Let's lift spirits with a virtual Grant Talent Show. With your parents permission, record a 1 minute or less video of yourself doing your talent - that could be singing, dancing, bike tricks, jumping on your trampoline, card tricks...whatever you feel like doing.

*Siblings, families and teachers can join too!

*Remember to keep the lyrics of any music tame enough for Kindergarten ears

*Videos due by May 1st

We'll put them all together and we'll have something to remember forever. I can't wait to see your videos so get busy!
Brought to you by Shamrock Productions! ☘️

Grant is Still Open for Registration for the 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


Due to state and county orders, all school playgrounds, parks, and other outdoor facilities (e.g. tennis courts, tracks, etc.) are closed until further notice. We need to ask people not to congregate at Grant School and to follow the orders. Thank you.

Mindfulness Sessions with Ozlem Extended through April and May!

Thanks to our generous PTA community, Ozlem will be able to offer her classes and personal sessions to Grant students through the rest of April and May. This is a great addition to any student's weekly routine during a stressful time.

Join our wonderful school mindfulness instructor, Ozlem, for a 15-minute mindfulness check-in. She will connect with our students 1:1 online, and practice mindfulness with some
simple movement. There is no cost. Here is the link to book a session!

Calendly link:

What to Expect:
+ Fun and interactive activities for kids such as mindful movement,
breathing and more
+ 15 minutes of mindfulness and a restful break from the business of daily life
+ Best for all grades, siblings, and parents are welcome.

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our
thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment –
with openness and curiosity. It has a variety of research-backed
impacts, including a reduction in stress, and improvements in
emotional regulation, and focus. It is a great way to create a
positive daily routine.

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Vote for Grant for Best Public School in Petaluma!

Grant Shamrocks! 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.
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Other things you might like to know...

Did you know you can access library books online for free? The Libby app will require a library account, but offers free access to Sonoma County public libraries online and audio books.

1. Students need a library “card” account:

2. Download Libby app OR go to and type in library card

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In the Thank You Column:

  • A big Shamrock thank you to Hayley Boles for organizing the 6th Grade Now and Then Picture gathering project.
  • Thank you to Carlos Gonzalez who takes time to say happy birthday to each of our Grant students on Facebook every day!