Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of March 9, 2020

A Message From Principal Grey

Dear Grant Community,

The time of year has come when students, families, and teachers begin to think about class placements for the following school year. I'd like to take the opportunity to share with you a little bit about the process that the staff uses to create balanced, successful classes:

In the Spring, grade level teams gather together to create classes for the following year. For example, the first-grade team will meet to create second-grade classes for the following year. This is a very thorough and thoughtful process. Teachers must create a balance of gender, academic needs/abilities, social dynamics, behaviors, parent volunteers, and IEPs. Once the balanced classes have been created, a teacher is assigned to the class. Students are NOT placed based on who the teacher is.

If you would like to give your current teacher more information on the learning environment that you feel best suits your child for the following year, please fill out a Student Information Form in the office. These will be available beginning on Thursday, March 12th. Requests for specific teachers will not be honored.


Ms. Grey

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Notes From the Front Office

If your student is ill or absent on a school day, please call us on our attendance line and leave us a message or write us an email. This information is very important to us and will you from having to take our call later in the day.

Our attendance line number is: (707) 259-9050

Our attendance email is:


For School Volunteers-Upcoming Dates for TB Tests at the District Office:

  • March 11th from 3:00-4:00 pm
  • April 15th 3:00-4:00 pm
  • May 13th 3:00-4:00 pm

Pinky's Dine & Donate, 3/12

Please grab your fellow Grant families and head on over the Pinky's Pizza on Thursday, March 12th. Yummy pizza, fun arcade and generally family friendly atmosphere. Plus, they'll donate 15% of your purchase back to Grant!
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Lost & Found to be Donated 3/13

Please get thee to the Grant Lost & Found. A large amount of clothing and lunch related items have built up and it's time to clear the decks. Please come take a look and make sure you don't have a wayward lost item. Everything in Lost & Found will be donated on March 13th.

After School Enrichment Class for Spring 2020!

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Class Photos, 3/24

Class Pictures will be taken Tuesday, March 24th. Wear a cute outfit or at least a clean shirt :)

PTA Meeting, 3/26

You are cordially invited to the next PTA Meeting on Thursday, March 26th at 6pm in the Grant Library. We will vote in next year's PTA Board and we'll be discussing all things Grant. We'd love to have you with us.

Still Time for Online Bidding & Donations!

If you were not able to attend our school auction this past week and would like to donate to the school, please consider doing on using our digital platform.

You can also sign up for a variety of Sign Up parties through the link.

Thank you!

Yearbook Cover Contest Submissions Due 4/3

The Yearbook Cover Art Contest is back! Draw the Grant Mascot as you see it. Contest rules:

  • 8.5 x 11 standard white paper.
  • Must include the following words clearly written in the art: GRANT ELEMENTARY YEARBOOK 2019-2020
  • Must include your full name and grade on the back in pencil
  • Due Date: April 3, 2020
  • Submit artwork in the front office. Look for the yearbook art folder.
  • Pencils, pens, crayons, markers, paint, computer graphics are all allowed. Sorry, no glitter!
  • The Yearbook cover will be voted on by our teachers. The student cover artist will receive a free yearbook and an art basket.

Every student who submits artwork will be entered into the art gift basket raffle and will have a chance to win! The winners will be announced by our principal at a May Best Assembly.

Don't forget to purchase your Yearbook today!
Enter your school’s passcode: 1015022997383930

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Community Events

Thank you our Amazing Auction Chair, Jenny Reich!

A BIG shamrock thank you to Jenny Reich for her hours of hard work and dedication in planning and executing our school auction for the second year in a row. We cannot thank you enough for your commitment to our school community, your incredible experience with event planning and grace under pressure! Thank you!

In the Thank You Column:

  • Thank you to the INCREDIBLE team of volunteers who made our auction such a big success!

-Anna Barrera-For delicious donated desserts! We love your treats and we love you!

-Rosalie Thompson - Silent/Live Auction, Donations, Raffles, Event Set-Up

-Jennifer Eaton - Online Auction, Communications, Technical Support, Training

-Isabel Melara - Classroom Basket Coordination, Teacher Party/Sign Up Coordination, Event Registration

-Veny Lukmanto - Flowers

-Kim McAllister-Borin - Event Communication

-Jessica Armstrong - Graphic Design, Event Logo

-Brian Whitaker - Auctioneer

-Michelle Wilson - Live Auction Presentation

-Michelle Page - Live Auction Coordination

-Alicia Basich - Live Auction and Event Assistance

-Meaghan Mattei - Event Registration, Data Entry, Close Out, Event Set Up

-Tamara Zubic - Event Registration, Event Set Up

-Jennea Glaholt - Data Entry, Event Set Up

-Elise Wallace - Data Entry

-Christine Adams - Data Entry

-Melissa Poole - ‘YMCA Parents Night Out’ Coordination

-PTA Liaisons/Room Parents - Classroom Baskets, Communication

-Jesse/Julie Klinge - Event Rental Assistance

-Pari Gottlieb - Birthday Marquee, Event Rental Assistance

-Elisa King - Event Set Up

-Lisa Johnson - Event Set Up

-Napo Melara - Reserved Parking Raffle Sales

-Shantina Willits - Receiving (baskets and donations)

-Melina Long - Technical Assistance

-And all the Teachers, Families, Businesses, and Vendors that so generously donated to make this event such a success!

  • Thank you so much to author Dev Petty, Copperfield's and our Librarian Alice Crysdale for the wonderful author visit.

At A Glance


March 11- Parent Education Night at McNear

March 12 - Pinky's Dine & Donate

March 13 - Lost & Found Getting Donated

March 16-20- Spring Break

March 24 - Class Group Photo Day

March 26- PTA Board and Association Meeting (Elections)


April 17 - Mary Poppins in the Shamrock Theater (Multi)

April 18 - Mary Poppins in the Shamrock Theater (Multi)


May 1 - Volunteer Breakfast

May 14 - Grant Open House

May 18-22 - Spring Book Fair

May 27 - 6th Grade Celebration

May 29 - Field Day/Last Day of School