Shamrock News

A Weekly Newsletter From Grant School & the Grant PTA

Week of August 10, 2020

Movie on 8 11 20 at 10 35 AM #2

Parent Virtual Orientation is Tonight, August 11th

Please join us for our very first (and hopefully last) virtual parent orientation! Your teachers put a link in their welcome letters that is specific to your grade level/class. Please be sure to arrive on time and come with any questions you may have. Below we have linked the basic presentation for tonight if you would like to review it beforehand. Your teachers will have their own specific information to add and will also be able to answer your questions.

**Please note a change to the schedule: 5th & 6th grade are now both at 7:00 pm.**

Big picture

First Day of School: Material Pick, 8/12-Don't forget to sign up for your time slot!

Please sign up for a time slot through a link in your student's welcome letter. This time slot will be when you drive up to the Grant campus to pick up your learning materials. Please help us to make things run as smoothly as possible by writing your student's name and their teacher's name on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper and placing it the window. Please wear a mask when staff approaches.

  • Grades K-3 will be on Grant avenue
  • Grades 4-6 will be in the staff parking lot
ParentSquare Overview for Parents
Big picture

Get Your iPad Ready for Distance Learning

*Make sure your School Issued iPad is ready to roll. Here is a link for making sure your Ipad is ready for the school year.

*If you are new to our school you will be receiving your iPad at our designated pick up.

*If you need help, here is the address for the PCS Help Desk.

Big picture

Join the Grant PTA Online!

Join the Grant PTA online! By becoming a member, you will help keep teachers well stocked with materials they need, you will ensure that Grant kids will have access to great programs during both Distance Learning and when In-Person Learning resumes, you will be able to keep up with the latest information and connect with other parents with our online school rolodex. Plus, there are discounts and perks!

Here is the link to join and to find other useful information!

Here is the link to read a letter from Isabel Melara, this year's Grant PTA President

Big picture

*After School Tutoring with Mr. Max

*If your child might benefit from some extra after-school help, Mr. Max, Grant's Science Program Coordinator, would love to offer a couple virtual tutoring sessions each day of the regular school week for all grades! *Virtual sessions will run from 30 to 60 minutes.

For Details and to arrange sessions email or call Mr. Max at or text at 707-477-8432

Big picture

In the Thank You Column:

  • Many thanks to our Grant staff who spent a lot of time over the summer working to help set up Distance Learning. We know it's like creating a whole new way of teaching and there are a lot of changes in the way your job is going to go. Just know, you are so appreciated.
  • Thank you to Principal Grey who worked through the summer to get Grant organized and ready to go.
  • Thank you to our Grant parents who are already joining the PTA and showing that no matter whether we are doing school in person or online, we are in it together!

At a Glance

August 11 - Parent Virtual Orientation (see time schedule above)

August 12 - First Day of School & Materials Pick-Up

September 3 - 2-6th Gr. Back to School Night (Tentative)

September 7 - Labor Day NO SCHOOL

September 24 - PTA Association Meeting