A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA
Week of January 6, 2020
We are Back in Session Tomorrow, January 7th!
A Message From Principal Grey
Dear Grant Community,
Welcome back and happy new year to you all! I hope you had a truly wonderful winter break with your friends and family and a great start to 2020. We are looking forward to seeing our students tomorrow and starting out this year with enthusiasm for learning and growth. While I am not an avid new years resolution writer, I do value the opportunity to gain a fresh perspective in January and bring a new outlook to the months that lay ahead. As we head into this new decade, I have some goals for our school and community.
- Creating a kind, inclusive and welcoming environment for all students and families. Through our teaching, school events, staff discussions, assemblies, and work as a parent community, I would like to spark dialogue and take actions that make Grant a friendly and welcoming environment for all.
- Meeting the needs of our students academically, socially and emotionally. Each student at Grant contributes their individuality to our campus and requires individualized support. We aim to provide each child with the attention and education they need to thrive well beyond their years at Grant.
- Producing less waste on our campus. Grant disposes of tons of food and nonrecyclable waste every day-particularly during lunchtime. We have found that many of our students throw away a large portion of their lunches every day. Our goal is to encourage them to take home the food they do not want to eat and to bring reusable containers in their lunches as opposed to single-use plastics. We are also working hard to improve our compost and recycle sorting process.
Thank you for your support in making Grant the best school it can be!
Happy New Year,
From the Grant PTA
Happy 2020 to you all! During this new year, please know that the Grant PTA is working to make our school a wonderful place for all of our children to grow and learn. We have many events coming up - from the school play to the school gala auction to movie night - and we welcome volunteers. We'd love to extend the hand of friendship and inclusion to all our families and our hope is that you all feel welcome and involved at Grant.
Haven't joined the Grant PTA? https://grantpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home
School Volunteer Paperwork
Our school district also requires a current TB test result. These test results last up to 4 years. If you have any questions at all about this process, please come by the office to speak with Kim Shoemaker or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After School Enrichment - Winter Session Registration Open New classes: Science, Legos, Lacrosse & Cake Decorating!
Kindergarten Registration Now Open!
Please visit https://www.petalumacityschools.org/enroll to begin your application process.
* There are two school tours scheduled in January. If you or someone you know would like to go on a tour at Grant, please call the front office at (707) 778-4742 to schedule one.
From free Tutoring/Homework Help to Coder-Dojo and Read to a Dog, check out the great events at the Library: https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/petaluma-regional-library
Girls United launches the 1st ever all girls outdoor Spring Soccer League in Petaluma! Starting March 2020. Register at . girlsunitedsoccer.com/SPRINGLEAGUE
Petaluma Family Spanish Winter program starts Friday, Jan 10th. Classes at 9am & 10am. https://www.colorsofspanish.org/calendar/
Science Saturdays with Sonoma County Parks https://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Play/Calendar/Science-Saturday-2020-01-04/?fbclid=IwAR0MpjGS41v-CNBRaN2_Lc9NVL0r2Rzs4cLU1CzJ-yptT2KVPvwMc081ipQ&fbclid=IwAR0EyJiS5FMh7sRGps7yGoEkdirlwzWskZ2ouqBSQgbOkILr-96UxkC-z-w
Calling all runner moms! A new chapter of She Runs This Town (SRTT)/Moms Run This Town (MRTT) is forming in Petaluma. This is a free running group for women of all ages and running abilities. Search Petaluma SRTT/MRTT on Facebook and request to join!
School Year Calendar
In the Thank You Column:
Many thanks to Red Boy Pizza for the 3-day Dine & Donate event. We really appreciate your generosity!
Shining stars among us: Elisa King and Stefani Fontana, thank you for your kind and lovely work with Grant Cares and working to make sure all Grant families have what they need.
At A Glance
January 7- Students return from Winter break
January 17 - Auditions for Mary Poppins - After School in the Multi
January 20 - MLK day (NO SCHOOL)
January 24 - PTA Family Movie Night
January 27-31- Wish Board
January 27- Feb 22 - Adopt a Book
February 10- Lincoln’s Holiday (NO SCHOOL)
February 12- Chorus Festival at 7pm at Petaluma Junior High Gym.
February 17- Washington’s holiday (NO SCHOOL)
February 20- PTA Board Meeting and Association
February 22- The Grant Community Dance
February 24-28- Read Across America
February 24-28-Conference week (WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE)