A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA
Week of March 9, 2020
A Message From Principal Grey
Dear Grant Community,
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.
Notes From the Front Office
Our attendance line number is: (707) 259-9050
Our attendance email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Lost & Found to be Donated 3/13
After School Enrichment Class for Spring 2020!
Still Time for Online Bidding & Donations!
You can also sign up for a variety of Sign Up parties through the link.
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
- The Great Petaluma Egg Hunt! https://www.visitpetaluma.com/event/the-great-petaluma-egg-hunt/
From free Tutoring/Homework Help and so much more at the Library: https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/petaluma-regional-library
Thank you our Amazing Auction Chair, Jenny Reich!
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