Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of March 11, 2019

Dear Grant Community,

Wishing everyone a WONDERFUL Spring break next week filled with fun, rejuvenation and quality time with your families.


Sincerely,

Ms. Grey

VIP Parking Spot Raffle Ticket Sales 3/12 & 3/13

The Reserved Parking Space Raffle Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, March 12th and Wednesday, March 13th before AND after school in front of the office while tickets last! You know you all envy the family that has that primo parking space waiting for them and welcoming them with a custom family sign! This could be your family next year! Don’t miss out! There are only 50 raffle tickets available at $50.00 each!

Grant Wear on Sale Tomorrow 3/13!

Grant Wear will be on sale tomorrow morning before school! Come get a new Grant t-shirt to wear in the Spring. :-)

PTA Association Meeting, 3/14 6pm

Please come to the next Grant PTA Meeting on March 14th at 6pm in the Library. We'd love to include you in the conversation! Interested in being on the board? Please contact Lisa at lmrwjohnson@gmail.com

Auction Tickets On Sale Now!

We are only 1 month away from our Havana Nights Auction Gala! Be a part of this Hot Havana Night that supports our teachers and kiddos! The money raised helps fund our school programs such as athletics, art, science, music, field trips, school supplies, and much more! Tickets are on sale now online HERE!


We are counting down the days and hope you all can be a part of this great night!


Volunteers are still needed! Please sign up to help make this event a huge success


If you are interested please email jennyareich@gmail.com or sign up at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080848a9ad23a3fb6-annual

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Grant Cares Gift Card Drive

Show your Shamrock Pride and help support our Grant Cares team by donating a gas, Trader Joe’s, Safeway, or Target gift card. Our Grant Cares team works year round assisting Grant families during catastrophic situations or financial hardships. We’d love to have more to give! If you feel inclined, please donate a gift card (please mark the amount) in our Grant Cares box in the office during the month of March! If you'd like to donate before then, we are open to all donations. Thank you so much for your love and support of the community!

Dine & Donate at Pinky's Pizza, 3/28

Before you head to the Grant Ice Cream Social, come have dinner at Pinky's. 15% of your purchase goes back to Grant. Who wants pizza and ice cream? Dine in or pick up, no flyer needed, just tell them you're part of the Grant Dine & Donate!

Ice Cream Social, 3/28

Mark your calendars. Grant teachers will be serving up ice-cream the evening of March 28th. This community building event is a great way to visit and connect with other Grant families. We hope you can make it, but really, who turns down free ice cream?
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Registration Open for Spring After School Enrichment Classes

Our final classes of the 2018-2019 school year are happening now or will be starting soon! Sign ups are now open:

MONDAYS - Chess for Kids, K-6th, begins 4/22 - enroll online www.chessclubforkids.com

TUESDAYS - Girls United Soccer Academy, Girls in grades 1-3, starts April 16th, register at www.girlsunitedsoccer.com or contact girlsusoccer@gmail.com

TUESDAYS - Move Over Mozart/Piano lessons continue; you can join at any time! Enroll online www.MozartPianoLearning.com or contact MoveOverMozart@gmail.com

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

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 https://play-well-registration.com/registration/new/78663 or contact Justin at justin@play-well.org for questions.

THURSDAYS - Martial Arts new session begins 3/28, K-6th, Register online at: www.SchafersATA.com/programs/after-school-programs/

FRIDAY - TGA Golf starts 3/29, K-6th. Sign up today at www.playtga.com/northbay; for questions, contact sherman@playtga.com

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

Spring 2019 Outdoor Garden Enrichment Class

Join Grant parents and teachers for after-school gardening, art, science, and more! The class will be held every Wednesday, after school, for 1 1/2 hours (12:45 to 2:15). Snacks and plenty of fun will be provided. Class sessions run from March 27th to May 15th (8 sessions) in the Grant Garden. Sign up in the office--space is limited. Donations of $125 will go toward a guest garden educator next year.



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:



https://mckpta.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/01386/Documents/Sonoma_County_Area_Summer_Camps_2019.pdf

Pictures for the Yearbook

Did you take a great picture at the Jog-a-Thon, Grant’s Got Talent Show or recent field trip? Please feel free to share all the photos you have collected this year for the Yearbook and you will get credit mentions!


It is easy and very much appreciated! Simply follow the instructions below.

PS: As you begin to customize your student’s yearbook and have any questions or concerns feel free to contact the Yearbook Coordinator, Kelli Blackwell for any help or assistance. kellikblackwell@gmail.com

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Important Upcoming Dates


In the Thank You Column:

  • Many thanks to Elisa King who found and organized the Tea Collection fundraiser. It was new and different and for those of us who may have been in the market for some cute clothes, it was a great way to give back! Thanks Elisa!

  • Many thanks to PCS Superintendent Gary Callahan, board members, Mady Cloud and Joana Paun, Principal Amanda Grey, Grant staff: Shantina Willits, Kim Shoemaker, Michelle Anderson and Ms. Felicia along with Nikki Jackson and Lara Wilson for attending the Azevedo family talk 3/7. It meant a lot to have you all there. Thanks to Anna Barrera for providing food for the event.


At A Glance


March

March 12 & 13- VIP Parking Raffle Tickets Sold After School

March 14- PTA Board Meeting and Association Meeting (elections)

March 18-22- Spring Break

March 28- Ice cream Social


April

April 6- Grant Gala Auction - Havana Nights

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

April 18-PTA Board & Association Meeting (Elections)

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

April 25- Westside Band Festival

April 27- Butter & Egg Day


May

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

May 6-10- Staff Appreciation Week

May 14- Westside relays

May 16- Grant Open House

May 21- Spring Band Concert(7 pm Band, 8 pm Chorus)

May 23- Open house and Art House

May 20-24- Spring Book Fair

May 24- 6th grade Celebration (1pm)

May 27- Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 30- Field Day

May 31- Last day of school- NOON RELEASE