Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of December 9, 2019

A Message From Principal Grey

Dear Grant Community,

I am so proud to announce that Grant school has received a grant from the Petaluma Education Foundation to fund some incredible additions to our social-emotional curriculum. We believe that building a foundation of emotional intelligence, empathy and self-regulation skills in our students will support their success for the rest of their lives. This generous grant will fund developmentally appropriate teaching and learning tools for our teachers and students that will be found in classrooms, in our counseling department and out on the playground.

We are honored and grateful that the Petaluma Education Foundation has given us the opportunity to make social-emotional curriculum a priority at Grant Elementary School and we can't wait to start using our new tools!


Ms. Grey

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Warmest Wishes from your Grant PTA

We'd like to extend wishes for a very happy holiday season to all our Grant families. Together, we are making Grant an amazing place for our children. We are so thankful for all the time our Grant parents and caregivers spend volunteering and for all the donations to fund programs that support our Shamrocks. It's been another successful year of advocating for Grant students and we look forward to a wonderful year in 2020! This month :

  • Grant volunteers organized & are staffing our Holiday Shoppe which the kids love.
  • We continue to fund classroom supplies
  • We approved funding for Emergency Kit Bins for classrooms
  • We approved additional funding for the school garden
  • We approved funding for library supplies
  • We approved the creation of a new school song to bring our message closer to our students.

Haven't joined the Grant PTA? Click here:

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Kindergarten Registration Now Open!

Believe it or not, it is already time to start registering new students for the 2020-2021 school year! Registration opened on December 2nd and priority registration ends on February 28, 2020.

Please visit to begin your application process.

If you or someone you know would like to go on a school tour at Grant, please call the front office at (707) 778-4742 to schedule one.

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Holiday Shoppe 12/10 –12/13

Day One of the Grant Holiday Gift Shoppe was a rousing success! Thank you to all our volunteers. Without you, this would not be possible. The Shoppe will be open through Friday, December 13th. Be sure to send your shopper to school with their list, addressed gift labels and money in their cash envelope. Gifts range in price this year from $1-$4. If your holiday shopper missed the class excursion or needs to pick up a few more items, the shoppe is open after school this week.

*There are still a couple volunteer spots open!

Grant Winter Music Assemblies Are Next Week!

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Grant Cares, Donation Drive Underway

As the holidays approach, our Grant Community Cares Team is mindful of some of our own Grant families that could use some holiday cheer and assistance. We will be collecting items for some specific Grant families and their specific needs. This is a great way for our children to actively participate in the season of giving. Our “Giving Tree” will be set-up this week in the office. Please consider donating by taking an ornament with an item needed. Return the item with the ornament attached in the basket in the office by December 18th. Thank you for helping us bring holiday joy to our own Shamrock families in need!

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Grant Yearbook Pose

Make your Yearbook Pose Choice by 12/13/2019

To Make Your Yearbook Selection:

1) Login/Create account.

2) Choose your favorite image from this year’s portraits. Your student’s image will be shown as this one if you don’t make an alternative selection:

3) Click on the small blue “Yearbook Indicator” circle to select your favorite image.

Need an access code for this year’s portrait gallery? Click Here!

(Mugsy reps will email back to you within 24 hours, M-F)

*if your child had a reshoot you are responsible for letting the yearbook advisor know your image selection from the two galleries.

While you are at it login to and order your yearbook today.

Go to:

Enter passcode: 1015022997383930

Dine & Donate at Incavo Wine Lounge, 12/14

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Dine & Donate at Red Boy Pizza, 12/17-12/19

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After School Enrichment Classes Starting in January

More classes may be coming but, for planning purposes, so far the upcoming After School Enrichment classes include:

Tuesday - Boys lacrosse

Wednesday - Spanish to continue

Wednesday - Martial Arts

Thursday - Mad Science - NASA themed

Friday - Piano to continue

Friday - Jewelry making

Friday - Art

This year's Grant Play will be...

Mary Poppins! Auditions will he held after winter break after school on January 17th for kids in 3rd-6th grade (1st and 2nd don’t need to audition.) We hope you''ll join the Shamrock Cast! It's going to be Supercalafragalistic Expialidocious!

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Community Events

  • Grant's 2nd grade Brownie Troop #10052 is working with One Warm Coat on a coat drive! They're collecting new and gently used coats (no stains or rips) for men, women, and children to be distributed in our community. All coats should be placed in the collection bin in front of the office between Dec. 5th and Dec 20th. For questions, contact Melissa

  • Petaluma Regional Library Resources: * Homework help: free homework assistance for grades K-12 at the Petaluma Regional Library (every Tuesday 3:30-5:30 pm). * Free access with Petaluma Regional Library card (homework, essay or cv review)

  • Girls United is launching the 1st ever all girls outdoor Spring Soccer League in Petaluma! Starting March 2020. Four spots left! Register at .

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:

  • Shamrock thanks go out to Round Table Pizza. Thank you for the generous Dine & Donate event!

  • Big thanks to all our Grant Holiday Shoppe volunteers!

  • Thank you to Kelly Garzelli for your hard work on After School Enrichment classes!

At A Glance


December 9 - Kindergarten Tours Begin

December 10 - 13 - Grant Holiday Shoppe

December 14 - Dine & Donate at Incavo Wine Lounge

December 17-19 - Dine & Donate at Red Boy Pizza

December 19 - Chorus & Band Daytime Assemblies (Times TBA)

December 20 - Noon Release

December 23 - January 6 - Winter Break


January 7- Students return from Winter break

January 20- MLK day (NO SCHOOL)

January 24 - PTA Family Movie Night

January 27-31- Wish Board

January 27- Feb 22 - Adopt a Book kick off