Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week Of November 19, 2018

Dear Grant Families ,

I would like to take an opportunity to share how grateful I am to be the principal of Grant Elementary School. Not a day goes by where I am not present to the strength of our community, our commitment to students and boundless support of one another. I am so thankful to be a part of such a dedicated and capable group of educators at Grant and thankful for the opportunity to be with your students on campus each day. They bring a commitment to learning and growth to school every day that inspires us all. Thank you for being such an important part of our Grant community and I wish you and your families a wonderful holiday.


Amanda Grey

School Site Council Meeting Tuesday, 11/27 at 3:00 pm

There will a School Site Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 27th. If you check in at the office, Ms. Shantina will let you know which room has been assigned for this meeting. At the beginning of each meeting, there is an open forum for Grant community members. Please join us at 3:00 pm if you would like to share an item to be put on the agenda for the next meeting.

Air Filters in Petaluma City Schools

Petaluma City Schools currently uses no less than a MERV 10 level of air filter. We are in the process of upgrading all of our systems to a MERV level 13 and expect all facilities to be completely upgrade over the next few days.

Grant Cares, 11/26-12/14

As the holidays approach, our Grant Community Cares Team is mindful that some of our Grant community could use some holiday cheer and assistance. We will be collecting items for some specific needs. It's a great way for our children to actively participate in the season of giving. The Grant “Giving Tree” will be in the office from 11/26-12/19. 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 12/19. Thank you for helping us bring holiday joy to members of our own Grant community!

Grant Book Fair, 11/26-30

Just in time for the holidays... it's the Grant Book Fair! Come do some holiday shopping and give the gift of reading. Mrs. Crysdale will have a detailed schedule for book fair hours out soon!
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Sees Candy Fundraiser, 11/26-12/10

You can help support our 6th-grade camp experience and enjoy delicious chocolate all the while! The 6th Grade See's Candy fundraiser begins November 26th and goes through December 10th.

Holiday Gift Shoppe 12/12, 13 & 14

Hard to believe it's that time again, but the beloved Grant Holiday Gift Shoppe is back! The Shoppe will be open for business Wednesday, December 12th through Friday, December 14th. It's a wonderful way for children to join in the holiday fun by purchasing small gifts for their family and friends. A shopping list and envelope for money will be sent home soon. Interested in volunteering? Please contact Maryann Pacheco at

North Bay Animal Services Donation Drive

Mrs. Cratty’s second graders are having a donation drive for North Bay Animal Services. The animal shelter needs wet and dry dog and cat food such as Friskies. They also need paper towels, blankets, and cat litter. They have a Facebook page with a link to Amazon, so you can choose exactly what they need. Each classroom will have a container to place donations. Money or gift cards will be placed in an envelope. Make a difference and donate.

Grant Shamrock Yearbook!

It’s your last chance to get a 5% discount with your November purchase of the school yearbook! PLUS, It’s also a great time to personalize your child’s two free custom pages. A lot has been taking place at Grant from field trips, school events and fun holidays. All your personal pictures can be uploaded and designed anytime at!

PURCHASE and CUSTOMIZE your yearbook:

· Go to

· ENTER Grant’s PASSCODE: 1015022997383930

· Regular price: $22.75

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Let's Get Crafty, 12/7 7pm

Make some homemade holiday gifts for friends, family or yourself! Join us at this sign up party to benefit Grant. You'll visit 3 crafting stations while enjoying snacks, treats, bubbly and holiday cheer! Cost $65 and space is limited. See the Sign-up Party binder in the office.

Winter Music Share, 12/18

Please join us for a wonderful concert featuring our very own Grant students. The start time of this event will be determined by next week and announced in the newsletter.

Important Upcoming Dates

At A Glance

November 19-23 Fall Break-NO SCHOOL

November 29 Dine and Donate at Buffalo Bills Wild Wings

November 26-30 Fall Book Fair

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

In the Thank You Column:

  • Thank you to Red Boy Pizza for the Dine & Donate event! Three days of wonderful pizza :)
  • Heartfelt thanks to Elisa King and Stefani O'Connor for working to help Grant families in need.

Dine and Donate- November 13th, 14th and 15th at Red Boy Pizza!