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Dinner Conversation Starters:  What day of this past year would you like to live all over again?
 
Trivia: Which fruit is the most popular and most consumed in the world?
 
  
What's Happening at Grant: 

Desperate Need for Volunteers at the Grant Holiday Shoppe! 

This event is so fun for the kids.  A little shop will be set up on campus from Dec. 14th to the 16th where kids can come buy gifts for loved ones.  Usually, there are 5 volunteers per 2-hour shift.  As of now, we have an average of 3 volunteers per shift.  We could really use your assistance helping little ones manage their money and gift lists.  It's not much time and it's very fun.  Please check out the link to see the available shifts  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044baaa723a13-2016   You can also email Kim Shoemaker at shoebydo3@aol.com  

See's Candy Fundraiser -  Orders Due 12/5 
See's Candy orders are due in Monday, Dec. 5th.  Proceeds will be used to send Grant 6th graders to camp.  If you order candy, it will be available for pick-up Friday 12/16. Questions? Email Katie or Michelle at katieseifert@sbcglobal.net or mmsdsu@yahoo.com
 
Dine and Donate at McNears 12/8
Come have a tasty dinner at McNear's on Thursday Dec. 8th and give back to Grant at the same time!  Plus, post a picture of you and your family dining at McNear's that night to the Grant Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/grantshamrocks  Two winners will be randomly chosen to bring along two friends and have lunch with Mrs. Todd!  

Holiday Gift Shoppe  12/14-12/16
The Grant Holiday Gift Shoppe is a way for kids to participate in the season by purchasing small gifts for friends and family members.  Items are priced between $1 and $3 and come home already wrapped and ready to give. Your child’s shopping list, shopping date and envelope for their funds will come home Friday 12/9, so be sure to keep an eye out for it.  Participation in this Holiday Shoppe is completely optional, but for many Grant families it has become a lovely tradition.  Again, volunteers are badly needed for this event.  Please click this sign up link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044baaa723a13-2016  to see if you can take a shift that will work for you or you can email Kim Shoemaker at shoebydo3@aol.com   

Skate and Donate 12/15
Head on over to Cal-Skate in Rohnert Park on Thursday Dec. 15th from 6-8pm for a fun session of roller skating.  Show off your super skating tricks and have a blast knowing every Grant family that participates will be sending money right back to the PTA.  
 
Dine & Donate at Rosso 12/20
Come have a little pizza or maybe some fried chicken at Rosso in Theatre Square.  Enjoy your meal with satisfaction as a portion of what you spend will be given to the Grant PTA.  

Kindergarten Holiday Sing 12/20  
This is one of those events that you will remember for a lifetime.  These moments are fleeting and oh so very cute. Grant Kindergartner's have been working with our music director Mrs. Robin on some special holiday songs and will perform them on Tuesday, December 20th in the multi.  The show will be from 8:05 to 8:45 a.m.  Kindergarten families are invited to bring the grandparents, family and friends to join in the holiday spirit.  Don't miss it.  Helpful hint: bring tissue and a camera. 
 
Winter Music Share  12/21
Grant's 5th & 6th Graders have been hard at work practicing.  See them shine!  Choir Share is from 9:20-9:50 am and Band Share is from 11:10-11:50 am
 
First Grade Lego Engineering Go-Fund-Me! 
There is an effort underway to raise money for Lego Learning Story kits to be used in Ms. Beavers' 1st Grade class.  The program started last year with parents funding a few sets and it's been quite a success.  The sets help students plan stories, problem solve and collaborate with their peers while also encouraging kids to have confidence in creative writing.  These sets will help kids for years to come! Please click on this link, give it a look and donate if you can (anything will help reach the goal!)   https://www.gofundme.com/2eybbvw
 
Use AmazonSmile 
Attention Amazon holiday shoppers! Amazon will donate .5% of all your purchases to the Grant PTA. Just go to smile.amazon.com and choose Grant PTA from the drop down menu. Every time you make a purchase using SmileAmazon, your school will get a percentage from Amazon! Just takes a sec to select Grant and really adds up. You can do a lot of good with the click of a button! 
 
Lost & Found
The pile is out control and there are some nice jackets that parent's must want back! Please stop by the multi or remind your child to check out items in the overflowing Lost & Found. All items will be donated next week. If you're interested in volunteering to help with Lost & Found by occasionally organizing, displaying, and donating, please contact vbgriffo@gmail.com
 
In The Thank You Column
  • Thank you to Mrs. Crysdale for putting on an amazing holiday book fair and to all the amazing parent volunteers who gave their time to make it a success.  That includes Book Fair Chairperson Kirsten Doherty and volunteers Mimi Dassow, Norma Ortega and Amanda Beavers.
  • To Mrs. Todd for being a heck of a good sport and taking a face full of whipped cream for a cause!  You rock! 
  • Many thanks to Lisa Decota for managing the installation of the special tricycle statue in honor of Mrs. RC's many years of service to Grant and to the school district maintenance staff for working on the installation.  It looks adorable and it will remind us of Mrs. RC and her legacy for years to come!
At a Glance
DECEMBER
December 8           Dine & Donate McNears
December 14-16    Grant Holiday Gift Shoppe 
December 15         Skate & Donate at Cal Skate 
December 20         Dine & Donate Rosso
December 20         Kindergarten Sing
December 21         Winter Music Share 8:30 am 
December 22         Noon Release 
December 23-1/9  Winter Break - No School
 
Trivia Answer: Bananas are the most eaten fruit in the world.  More than 40 tons of bananas are consumed annually.


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