Grant School Principal's Newsletter

January 11, 2016

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PTA needs your help!

Grant School has a fabulous PTA. They are a group of committed volunteers that work together to make Grant such a special place.

We have many positions that need to be filled for the 2016-17 school year. They are: Fundraiser Co-chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Co-Chair and President.

To learn about what’s involved, email Hilary Thomas, co-President at . If you know a PTA board member, don’t hesitate to ask them about their Board experience.

Please consider volunteering and helping out our amazing community.

Attention 5th grade parents- information night for SGA is January 14!

Petaluma City Schools is pleased to announce the 2016/17 enrollment for the Sixth Grade Academy (SGA) at Petaluma Junior High School is open now through February 26, 2016. If you are interested in learning more about the unique program at Sixth Grade Academy, please join us for a preview night on January 14 at Petaluma Junior High School beginning at 6:00 pm. You will hear about the program, be able ask questions, meet the teachers and visit the classrooms.

Applications are now available on-line at the Petaluma City Schools website or in the main office at Petaluma Junior High School.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Renee Semik, principal at SGA at 778-4724 or by email at

January 20 is a Dine & Donate NIght - Mi Pueblo, Kentucky St. location

It is wishboard time!

The Grant School Wishboard is up in front of the office. Please take a shamrock and fulfill a wish. Also, if you are unable to make it to the board but would like to make a donation, below is a list that teachers would be extremely thankful for. Please ask your child to deliver your donations to the bin in the office.

  • Antibacterial/Clorox Wipes
  • Sheet Protectors
  • White Board Makers
  • Large/Small Glue Sticks
  • Kleenex
  • Post- It Notes
  • Laminating Pouches
  • Playground Balls (Red Balls for Four Square, Soccer)
  • Scotch Tape
  • Costco Gift Card(s)-to purchase emergency supplies

The Petaluma Arts Center is now taking submissions for our upcoming Youth Art Exhibition.

The Petaluma Arts Center is now taking submissions for our upcoming Youth Art Exhibition.

Online submissions for the 5th Annual Youth Exhibition: Art Shapes the World will be open from January 5 through January 22nd. Please review all of the dates below along with the direct link to the online submission form.

Please follow this link for the online submission form:

OR go to, then choose Exhibitions and Call for Art from the drop down menu.

Online submissions open :
January 5 - January 22, 2016.
Artwork Intake: Saturday, February 13th, between 10am-1pm.
Exhibition Dates:
February 19 - March 5, 2016.

Artist Reception: February 19th, 4-7pm.

Movie Night is January 29!

Come to the Grant School Multipurpose Room on Friday, January 29 at 6:30 for the movie "Minions!". Admission is free and it comes with popcorn and a water. Support the 6th grade effort to get to camp by purchasing pizza and baked goods. Adults must accompany children to the event.