Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of October 3rd

A note from Ms. Saranya

Dear Grant Families,

Happy October Folks! We have a few exciting things on the horizon that I am so excited for. Tomorrow is our Walk & Roll. I encourage all of you to walk, bike, scoot or skate to school! We will have small prizes for students who participate. A huge thank you to Melissa Poole for bringing this event to our community. As a reminder, Monday is Indidenous Peoples’ Day/Columbus Day, so there is no school on 10/10. I also want to bring to your attention our Jogathon will be on 10/14! Please read below for more information on these events.

As always, thank you for your continued support at home!


Ms. Saranya

Ag Day Winners

The 2nd and 3rd grade classes attended Ag Day last week held by the Sonoma County Farm Bureau at the Petaluma Fairgrounds. Students were invited to investigate agriculture and participate in the academic and artistic contests offered. The contests were then judged and our Grant Shamrocks brought home some awards!
  • Sophie Rooney-1st place photography

  • Kaelyn Drelich-1st place wind chime
  • Finley Ellsworth-1st place reusable bag
  • Hazel Eaton- 1st place poem
  • Dawson Ballard-2nd place poem
  • Gideon Hirsch-4th place poem
  • Mrs. Cratty's Class - 1st place collage
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Get ready to Walk & Roll to Grant on October 5th!

Join several other local schools participating in Grant's International Walk and Roll Day this Wednesday, October 5th. There will be small prizes upon arrival at the school’s front entrance. Parents are encouraged to form "Walking Buses" as well as Meet Ups for those who commute across town. Suggested meet up locations include: Mc Near Park, Walnut Park, Westridge or Mountain View neighborhoods, Bowling Alley/VA Building.

Our Mountain View and Sunnyslope neighborhood volunteers have made Slow Signs and will be out in support to remind local traffic to drive safely.

We need volunteers for the event! Please contact Melissa Poole, or sign up at Grant International Walk & Roll

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Jog-A-Thon October 14th

The Jog-A-Thon is right around the corner!

All family members are welcome to come and watch their Shamrock jog! Please stop by the office to sign in and grab a sticker. Please see the schedule below. If you would like to volunteer during the event, please click here to sign up.

Event Day Schedule

Group A: TK & Kindergarten classes

8:20- 8:30 am - Class pictures and Stretching

8:35- 8:55 am - Jog

Group B: 1st & 2nd grade classes

8:45 - 8:55 am - Class pictures and Stretching

9:00 - 9:20 am - Jog

MORNING RECESS (9:50-10:35 am)

Group C: 3rd & 4th grade classes

10:40 - 10:50 am - Class pictures and Stretching

10:55 - 11:15 am - Jog


Group D: 5th & 6th grade classes

12:35 - 12:45pm - Class pictures and Stretching

12:50 - 1:10pm - Jog

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Get Your Act Together Shamrocks!

Dust off your dancing shoes, shore up your cartwheel skills, and pick up those juggling balls...Grant's Got Talent is back to its usual Fall schedule! We welcome performers from all grades. Duets can be with a parent or non-Grant sibling. Each student can be in up to 2 acts, one group/one solo. We are also looking for a group of 6th grade emcees to tell jokes and introduce the acts. All acts must come to the audition (including Emcees), at least one practice (both practices strongly encouraged), and the Final show!

Participants, please sign up here:

As always, these activities can't happen without our awesome adult volunteers. We will need help with the music/sound, keeping the kids organized at each rehearsal, and decorating for the big show. We're most in need of a sound person to hook up speakers and the microphones. If you don't already know how to do this, no problem. We have a professional parent who offered to help. Please sign up here:


Auditions: Thursday, Oct 6 2:35-4:30

Rehearsal 1: Thursday, Oct 13 2:35-4:30

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday Oct. 20 2:35-4:30

Final Show: Friday October 21st 6:00-8:00. (PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE)

Heritage Night - November 4th

Dear Parents, after a hiatus of 2 years we will finally be able to host Grant’s Heritage Night on Friday November 4th.
For those of you who are not familiar with the event it is an evening when students can come and learn about the different cultures and traditions of our school community. There will be games, fun and an amazing potluck dinner with foods from all over the world!
We are looking for parents who may be involved in a folkloric group and be willing to showcase their art at our school.
Also, keep your eyes open for a sign-up genius for folks wanting to host a table about their heritage.
Questions? Contact Mrs. Crysdale at

News from the Office!

What to do when your student is going to be absent:

Leave a voice mail at 707-259-9050 or email at Please be sure to note the reason for attendance reporting purposes (vacation, dr. appt, personal, illness, etc).

What to do if my child if not feeling well:

A student experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and can return to campus after:

➔ We receive either a dr. note clearing your student to return with an alternative diagnosis OR

➔ a screenshot of a negative home rapid test emailed to Ms. Kim (

Please keep in mind that their:

➔ Symptoms have improved or are resolving (lingering cough is OK) AND

➔ at least 24 hours have passed with no fever (without use of fever-reducing medications), AND

➔ no vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours without use of medication

➔ you have not experienced any new symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

If the symptomatic person declines to test for any reason, they must not come to school until at least 10 days have passed since onset of symptoms


Free TB Assessments at our District Office from 3-4 pm: Wednesday, September 28th

After School Enrichment

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Breakfast Menu

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Lunch Menu

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Dine and Donate

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Author Visit - October 18th

Dear TK-2 grade parents,

Please be on the lookout for information coming home about the author visit of Annie Barrows of Ivy and Bean fame. Annie will be visiting our school on Tuesday October 18th at 9:00 AM. She will be meeting our students and introducing them to her new book "Like". I am so happy to be able to provide this fantastic opportunity to the children.


Open PTA Board Position

Come join Grant's PTA Board! We are in search of a Secretary. The commitment includes taking minutes at monthly meetings and participating as a Board Member. If you are interested please contact Kendall Montiel @

Volunteer Opportunities

We have a few really important roles that need to be filled!

  • Library helper - Occasionally Mrs. Crysdale needs help with some projects for the library. This is a flexible role and can be done from home most of the time. Please let Mrs. Crysdale know if you can fill the role!
  • Performing Arts Chair - The PTA funds a director for our yearly production, but we need a volunteer to help with all the coordinating of auditions, rehearsals and the big show!
  • Dr. Seuss Birthday Party Chair - Help us throw Dr. Seuss and amazing party!

*Please reach out to Laurice at if you have any questions or can fill these roles!

Treasurer's Report

What has the PTA funded lately?

  • Classroom Supplies
  • Sports Balls
  • Book Fair
  • Jog-a-thon

Farm Fresh to You Benefitting Grant

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Amazon Smile

  • AmazonSmile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice. GRANT SCHOOL
  • All you have to do is go to Amazon Smile and choose Grant School! Every time you shop on Amazon, be sure to go to

Grant Gratitude

Want to show our staff how much we appreciate them by bringing them a yummy treat? Grant Gratitude is back. Click here to sign up

Thank You's

🍀Thank you to Stephanie and Chris Bollini, Tracy De Bel and Agnia Danyluk for hanging Shamrock Wishes for the Author Visit.

🍀Thank you to all of our parents that are driving and chaperoning fieldtrips! It's so much fun to be back out in the community and learning from different experiences. We couldn't do it without you!

🍀Thank you to our room parents and classroom liaisons that have stepped up for this year! We appreciate you making this commitment and supporting individual classrooms!

🍀Please thank your students for being good stewards of our school and making Katherine Applegate's visit a great success! It's with experiences such as this one that we are able to continue to provide our students with amazing author visit opportunities. Thank you!

🍀Thank you Karla DeMartini for decorating the bulletin board for the Jog-A-Thon!

Important Dates/At a Glance:

International Walk and Roll to School Day - October 5th

Indigenous People Day NO SCHOOL - October 10th

Dine and Donate Crumbl Cookie - October 12th

Jog-A-Thon - October 14th

Author Visit - October 18th for grades TK through 2, Annie Barrows of Ivy and Bean

Talent Show - October 21st

PTA Association Meeting - October 27th

Halloween Parade - October 31st

Picture Makeups - November 4th

Heritage Night - November 4th

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