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Fun Stuff : 
Conversation Starter: If you could have one question answered about the road ahead for you, what would it be?
Bet you didn't know: Memorial Day was originally called Decoration day because soldiers would decorate the graves of fallen comrades.  
Trivia:  Which fingernail grows the fastest?  (find the answer at the end of this message)
What's Happening at Grant:


Dedication and Celebration of  the Mrs. RC Statue 5/31
Come one, Come all to the Celebration and Dedication of the adorable statue in honor of our beloved Mrs. R.C.  The event will be held on Wednesday, May 31st at 12:50pm.  We know she'd love to see some of her old students and parents from over the years.  Spread the word! 


Help Needed with School Packets 8/10 & 11
Our wonderful Grant office staff could use some assistance putting together the back to school packets.  It won't take long and you will make some new friends in the office, plus you'll get your student packet early!  The shifts are from 8am-12pm on August 10th and 11th.  Click here to sign up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084aacab28a64-back


Back To School Packet Pick-Up  Schedule 8/14 & 15
Class lists will not be posted in August.  Please bring your child's emergency card to the office in exchange for your 2017-18 Welcome Back to School packet.  It will include a letter from your child's teacher and lots of great information.  The Pick Up Dates are as follows: 
August 14th  7:30am - 7pm
August 15th  7:30am - 4pm



Grants Needs You!  Volunteer in 2017-18

As this school year winds down, you may be thinking about summer vacations and fun in the sun! We are too, but we also have an eye toward next year.  Perhaps you'd like to get more involved. Perfect timing because there are a number of important positions that need attention.  Even if you are a working parent, there are some positions that can be done away from campus.
If you have some spare time, you could really make a difference.  We are looking for:

After School Enrichment Coordinators (much of this work can be done from home)
PTA Table Host (on site position - but only a handful of times a year at various events)
Book Fair Coordinator (on campus work - not an ongoing thing)
Dine & Donate & Merchant Coordinators (much of this done from home)
Emergency Shed Point Person (much of this is in place, but overseeing would be on campus)
Safety Crossing Guard Coordinator and volunteers (on campus before school) 
Yearbook Creator (picture taking on campus, but much work done at home)
Sign Up Party Manager (work can be done from home)
Performing Arts volunteers (on campus work a couple days a week during a 3 month time period)

As you can see, it's a great time to get involved as there is so much need.  If you're interested, please email Alisha at alishabasich@gmail.com or Vicki at vbgriffo@gmail.com
Grants Got Talent - Coming this Fall! 
The Grant Talent Show will be back in the Fall of 2017.  We are planning to hold auditions some time in September and the show will be in October.  That means when school starts and everyone gets busy, you won't have as much time to put something together.  Bored over the summer?  Consider coming up with your act, solo or with friends (you can be in one of each) and getting it ready over the summer so you can hit the stage in style!  Any questions?  Feel free to emailkimmccallister@gmail.com


Grant Neighbors - Keep an Eye Out! 
What to do if you see something odd on campus over the summer?  Be vigilant. If you happen to either live near Grant School or frequent the playground, please keep an eye out for any signs of trouble.  If something is happening that needs immediate attention, call 9-1-1.  If you're unsure whether something is wrong or see that someone has tried to steal something or break something or damage has been done please either call the Petaluma City School District (707) 778-4604 and or email Principal Emily Todd at etodd@petk12.organd thank you for helping watch over our campus.

In The Thank You Column
  • To Retha Healy and her group of 5th grade girls who helped at the 6th Grade Celebration, thank you so much! Your assistance allowed the 6th graders to spend time with their parents.
  • Thank you to Sheri Chlebowski for all the time spent creating our wonderful year book, not only this year - but the last few years!  It's really a nice book of memories to have.  
At A Glance
May 29                   Memorial Day - Observed NO SCHOOL
May 31      
                Dedication/Celebration Mrs. R.C Statue 12:50pm

June 1                    Field Day 
June 2                    Last Day of School! Note: NoonRelase.  Enjoy Summer!
June 18                  Father's Day

July 4                     Independence Day

August 1                 Fill out forms online after 8/1 athttps://goo.gl/n4Oaxy

August 14               Welcome Potluck for new Kindergarten Families 5:30pm
August 14               Welcome Packet Pick-Up 7:30am-7pm
August 15               Welcome Packet Pick-Up 7:30am-4pm
August 16               First Day of School 
August 24               Back to School Night 

Trivia Answer:  The fastest growing nail is the one on our middle finger and the slowest is the thumb nail.  The rate of growth of our finger nails is related to the length of the terminal phalanges (the bones that form the tip of your fingers and toes.).

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