Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of April 26, 2022

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Shoutout to our Grant Staff for helping make the Ice Cream Social a great success!

Thank you to Clover Sonoma, Petaluma Creamery and Lace House Linens for their generous donations.

LAST CALL FOR TALENT SHOW SIGN-UPS

This year, the talent show will be performed as a school-wide assembly for the whole school to enjoy! The action takes place Friday, May 20th at 12:45. Parents are welcome to attend. We are hoping to record the event for those that want to watch but are unable to attend. Practices begin Friday, May 6th after school (until about 4:30 give or take). We can't wait to watch you shine! Last day to sign-up is this Friday, April 29th!


Here is the link to sign up to volunteer for the talent show.


Here is the link for the students to sign up for the talent show.

Staff Appreciation Week

Next week is Staff Appreciation week. Throughout the week Grant's PTA provides something special each day to the staff. We would love for our families to take part in showing their appreciation as well. Below is the calendar for the daily themes. Look for an email from your class PTA Liaison with your teachers' favorites!

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Volunteer Opportunity- Grant Art Show

We need volunteers to help set up the art show Monday, May 9th

Click here to Volunteer!

Mark Your Calendars!

The Grant library will be hosting the fantastic and talented duo of Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris on May 10th at 9:00 AM. This author visit will feature their brand-new hilarious book "The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza". If you would like to purchase a personalized signed copy of the book for your child, please go to the following link.


The password is Read.

Can't wait....

YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW!

GRANT yearbook is on sale NOW! Follow the link to purchase today! Don't forget that every yearbook comes with TWO FREE custom pages for your child.


Buy your yearbook here!

Children's Day/Book Day

Celebrate the power and joy of reading with Sonoma County Library! Children's Day/Book Day is a celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. We invite you to enjoy this tradition by reading, of course, and by joining us for the below events!


Kick off the celebration with our April Take & Make Craft Kit, which has everything you need to make a book piñata! Available at all 14 library branch locations, kits are available on a first come, first served basis from April 15 to April 30, while supplies last. Limit one per patron. For ages 5 and up with adult supervision.

TIDE Meeting on Tuesday 4/26 @ 5:30 pm (Tonight!)

Join us for our ongoing discussion on how to embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity at Grant!


https://petk12.zoom.us/j/6533541238?pwd=QTN3YU1kWWhpcjdZOHJrU1dRZUJvdz09


Meeting ID: 653 354 1238

Passcode: 5375

Water Bottles

Water fountains will be turned back on very soon, but until then, please remember to send your student with a water bottle. We have a limited supply of cups for them to use during the school day and we appreciate students bringing their own containers to drink from.


Thank you!

Volunteers- Proof of Vaccination & Testing

If you are a school volunteer who has received a booster shot since sharing your proof of vaccination card with the front office, please stop by ASAP to give us an updated copy of your vaccination card.


If you have only received two doses of a COVID vaccination or no COVID vaccination, the district requires a district-administered Rapid Antigen Test the day before you volunteer in the classroom. You can register for this rapid test below.


Volunteer Registration Link


Thank you!

Reminder: Student Illness

Though it can be difficult to recall times before COVID-19 came into our lives, it is important to remember our school policy around student illness prior to covid.


Please do not send your student to school if they are ill, COVID or not.


Thank you for doing your part to keep our school community healthy!

COVID Testing Update!

Great news! The district is now offering professionally administered Rapid Antigen Tests to families if their students are experiencing COVID symptoms. Results are ready in 15 minutes and students will be able to get back into class much quicker than before. This test requires additional registration. Please complete the registration process BEFORE you go to the district office to be tested.


Register your student here


However, this does not mean students should be attending school when they are ill. Please take care in keeping your students home if they are exhibiting cold/flu-like symptoms of any nature or have a fever. This is to protect your student and other students and staff at school.


Thank you!

LumaCon Live! 2022

Celebrate creativity and literacy for all at LumaCon, our FREE annual comic convention for youth and families, brought to you by the public and school librarians of Sonoma County!

Get your tickets and join us at the Petaluma Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 30, from 10am to 4pm, where you can peruse local art in the Artists' Alley, try LARPing (Live Action Role Play), enjoy crafting for kids, check out the Sonoma County Library BiblioBus, draw your own comics, and more.

Pop culture enthusiasts of all ages are encouraged to wear cosplay (costumes) for maximum fun, and kids and teens are invited to participate in a cosplay competition!

Due to COVID-19 regulations, LumaCon 2022 is a limited ticketed event this year. Entry is still free, but tickets will be required for each member of your party, including babies.

Find out more and get your tickets here!

After School Enrichment Calendar for Spring 2022

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Register for Spring After School Enrichment Below!


Move Over Mozart

Piano lessons after school enrichment program

Tuition is $50/month, plus a membership fee of $30/annually

To register, please click on the lesson time in the class flyer (attached) or email:

MoveOverMozart@gmail.com


Martial Arts

Begins: 04/20/2022

Tuition is $90 for 6 sessions - Spring

To register/enroll, go to: https://schafersata.com/after-school-petaluma/


Jewelry Making

Contact: juliabrandanthony@gmail.com or (707) 364-1406 to register


Lego Engineering

To register/enroll/find out more, go to: https://play-well-registration.com/registration/new/94665


Golf

To register, go to: http://playtga.com/northbay/

Select 'Find a Program Near You' to locate Grant School enrollment


Lacrosse

To register and find out more, go to: https://www.101lax.com/program/afterschool-enrichment/949

Youth size lacrosse sticks are provided!


Ninja & Tumble Fitness

To register and find out more, go to: https://skillmeetswill.com/

Select 'Classes'

Go to 'Register Today'

On top right-hand corner, filter option, choose 'Program' filter

Select 'After School Program' then click 'Apply'

2022-2023 PTA Slate of Nominees

Grant PTA Board

2022-2023 Slate of Nominees


President - Megan Kelly

Vice President - Luciana Ganely

Treasurer - Anya Drelich

Secretary - Stacey Galgano

Parliamentarian - Kendall Montiel

Communications - Kelly Garzelli

Membership Coordinator - Tracy De Bel

Volunteer Coordinator - Laurice Levine

Hospitality - Jess Worthen

Outreach - Marquita Lee

Room Representative Coordinator - Jennea Ramatici-Glaholt

Technology Chairperson - Debbie Bigelow

Safety and Disaster Preparedness - open

Historian - Isabel Melara

Fundraising Coordinator - open

TIDE Representative - open

PTA Budget

Did you know that the PTA not only funds all classroom supplies, but also library books, field trip scholarships, special events on campus, assemblies and more?! At our April 28th meeting we will be approving the 2022/2023 PTA Budget. Here in the proposed budget. If you have any questions, please contact treasurergrantpta@gmail.com

Grant PTA Association Meeting 4/28


Join us for a PTA Association meeting on Thursday, April 28th at 6:00 pm. We are still meeting via zoom and would love to see our members' faces and hear their voices!


At this meeting we will be voting on the draft 2022/2023 Budget, the 2022/2023 PTA Board Slate and the 2022/2023 Calendar.


https://petk12.zoom.us/j/6533541238?pwd=QTN3YU1kWWhpcjdZOHJrU1dRZUJvdz09


Meeting ID: 653 354 1238

Passcode: 5375

April Breakfast & Lunch Menus

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Thank you!

  • Thank you to our wonderful Grant Staff who took part in last week's Ice Cream Social!
  • Thank you to Meaghan Mattei, Megan Kelly, Stefanie Lavigna, Janelle Wilson, Stefani Fontana, Tracy De Bel, and Marilyn Creamer for their help organizing, setting up, and facilitating the ice cream social!
  • Thank you to Clover, Lace House Linens and Petaluma Creamery for their generous donations to our ice cream social!

At A Glance

April

☘April 26 @ 5:30 TIDE Meeting via Zoom

☘April 28 @ 6:00 PTA Association Meeting via Zoom


May

☘May 2-6 Staff Appreciation Week

☘May 9 through 13- Spring Book Fair in Library

☘May 10- Mac Barnett & Shawn Harris author Visit- 9 AM

☘May 11- Book Fair Evening during Open House

☘May 11 @6pm Open House & Art Show

☘May 13 School-Wide Beach Dance Party

☘May 16-27 CAASPP Testing

☘May 19 Westside Relays

☘May 20 @12:40- Talent Show

☘May 27 @12:45- BMX Assembly


June

☘June 1- Last day of classes in Library

☘June 8 Sixth Grade Promotion

☘June 10 Last Day of School! Early release