Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of April 8, 2019


Here at Grant, we are always looking for ways to improve and reflect on the school year. We would love to collect your feedback so that we can create goals for next year and beyond! Below is the link to the school survey.

Grant School Survey

Once you complete it, please sign the form that is coming home in your student's Friday Folder this week. If your student's class gets 90% or more of their class to take the survey and turn in the completed form, they will earn an extra 20 minutes of recess time with me!

Fund-A-Need Effort Continues

Our fund-a-need project is off to a great start, with nearly 13k raised! Thank you to everyone who donated. It is so appreciated! In order to make our science coordinator have a lasting impact at Grant, we need to raise more. $7,000 more!

We know we can get there! Please consider helping make science a priority for our Grant students. You can donate here:

Make a Fund-a-Need Donation

After School Spanish Class Canceled Tomorrow 4/10

Due to an emergency, the after-school Spanish class held in E-4 will be canceled this Wednesday, April 10th.

Vote for Grant!

Hooray! Grant is a top nominee for Best Public School in Petaluma! ☘️❤️ Please consider showing some Shamrock love and voting for Grant (business category) & share with friends & family so they can vote too. Voting is open through April 21st. Thank you! Here's the link:


Grant Performing Arts, 4/19 & 4/20

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“Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.” ― Lewis Carroll , Alice in Wonderland

Join the cast and crew of Alice in Wonderland for quite an adventure. Shining Shamrocks take the stage Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th.

Very Fancy Tea Party with Ms.Felicia, this Saturday! 4/13

Children wear their fanciest party dresses or smart coats and ties to join Ms. Felicia for a Very Fancy Tea Party!

When: Saturday, April 13th from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

Where: Grant School, Room A-2 ]

Cost: $25

Each child must bring their favorite teacup and saucer. Only 16 spaces available! Sign up this week in the office!

PHS Football Sign Up Party, 4/28

What a fun Sign Up Party! Twelve lucky children will run skills and drills with the PHS Varsity Football players on the new turf field. Space is limited. Come sign up in the office!

When: April 28th from 1-3pm. Lunch with the players to follow.

Where: Petaluma High School

Cost: $35

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Registration Open for Spring After School Enrichment Classes

Its time to lock in your spot. Registration is open for the final classes of this school year:

MONDAYS - Chess for Kids, K-6th, begins 4/22 - enroll online

TUESDAYS - Girls United Soccer Academy, Girls in grades 1-3, starts April 16th, register online at

TUESDAYS - Move Over Mozart/Piano lessons continue; you can join at any time! Enroll online or contact

WEDNESDAYS - Pop Star Choir, 3rd-6th (rumor has it they may also take 2nd graders!) continues. You can join at any time at: and sign-up under Grant Elementary School . For questions contact

WEDNESDAYS - Spanish class continues on Wednesdays, though enrollment is closed at this time. Check back in August to get signed up for the 2019-2020 school year!

THURSDAYS - Jedi Engineering with Legos begins 4/25, K-1, Enroll at or contact Justin at for questions.

THURSDAYS - Martial Arts new session begins 3/28, K-6th, Register online at:

FRIDAY - TGA Golf starts 3/29, K-6th. Sign up today at; for questions, contact

FRIDAY - Jewelry with Julia starts 4/26, K-6th. To enroll, email/call Julia or 707-364-1406

Pictures for the Yearbook

We'd love to share any of the great photos you've taken at Grant events this year in the Yearbook! From field trips to Talent Show shots, we know you've got a few good ones tucked away. The uploading process is easy and very much appreciated! See how to submit your pictures below:

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Grant auction Wrap Up

Thank you to all our Grant families who helped make the auction a success. If you have winning auction items to pick up, please check the Grant office. Here are some photos from Havana Nights:

Summer Camps are Coming!

Can you believe it's already time to think about signing up for Summer Camps? For a great list, check out the Petaluma Peeps Facebook Page or access the whole list here:

In the Thank You Column:

  • A tremendous thank you to Auction Chair Jenny Reich and her team: Rosalie Thompson, Jennifer Eaton, Ashley Salazar and Isabel Melara.

  • Auction volunteers: Amanda Chambers, Kelly Garzelli, Tony Robertson, Barry Pectol, Arnie Cohen, Jessica Armstrong, Channon Cederna, Tamara Zubic, Debbie Bigalow, Veny Lukmanto, Erin Byous, Lisa Johnson, Christian Johnson, Sam Pectol, Napo Melara, Kristen Riccomini, Meaghan Mattei, Cassie Propst, Dianna Eggenberger, Katie Seibert, Tommy Reich, Cara Markovich, Melissa Smith, Stefanie Bollini, Melina Long, Lon Agin, Kelli Agin, Michelle Wilson, Carrie Smetana, Carly Wolfe, Kirsten Doherty, Jessica Torliatt, Kristina Jones, Robert Groh, Gwen Husary, Elliott Connery, Chantel Smith, Alisha Basich, Amy Brown, Scott Pectol, Katie Andrews, Elizabeth Ducy, Michelle Page, Kristin Hunter, Melissa Meyers and Eric Byous.

  • Thank you to Mario & John's Tavern for the pre-auction Dine and Donate!

At A Glance


April 19-20- Performing Arts Performances, Alice in Wonderland

April 18-PTA Board & Association Meeting

April 20- PCS 5 Minute Film Festival 3-5pm

April 24- Westside Band Festival at PHS

April 27- Butter & Egg Day


May 3- Volunteer Breakfast (7:55-8:30)

May 6-10- Staff Appreciation Week

May 14- Westside relays

May 21- Spring Concert in Grant's Multi (6:30 pm Band, 7:30 pm Chorus)

May 23- Open House and Art Show

May 20-24- Spring Book Fair

May 24- 6th-grade Celebration (1 pm)

May 27- Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 30- Field Day

May 31- Last day of school- NOON RELEASE