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Fun Stuff: Grant teachers are advocating not using electronics at the dinner table.  Since this week will be another busy one,  dinner time may be the perfect setting to connect with your child.  Use this question as a conversation kickstarter at the table.  
If you could have one Super Power, what would it be and why? 
If you get an awesome answer,  email it in (kimmccallister@gmail.com ) and we will include some responses in the next newsletter!

Grant’s Got Talent Practices 10/24 & 10/27
Reminder: There are two talent show practices this week.  Monday, October 24th and Thursday, October 27th.  Practice starts after school in the multi and should be over by 4pm (4:15 at the latest.)  Our Grant Superstars are amazing and we can’t wait to share these performances with you.  Dress Rehearsal 11/2 and the show is 11/4 at 5:30 p.m.  Come support our sparkling Shamrocks! Questions?  email kimmccallister@gmail.com

Send a Spooky Candy-Gram! 10/24-10/28
This week, 6th Graders will be selling Candy-Grams to fund their end of year activities.  They will have a table set up at lunch time October 24th through the 28th, where they will be taking orders for $1 Candy-Grams to be delivered on Halloween day.  Students can purchase these sweet treats for teachers or friends - anyone on campus.  It's a fun and festive way to celebrate! 

Magnet Art 10/28
By now, you’ve seen the adorable artwork your child created for the Magnet Art project.  If you plan to turn that art into keepsake mementos and holiday gifts, the forms must be turned in by Friday, October 28th.  This 6th grade fundraiser will help pay for end of year activities. 

Halloween Parade 10/31
Ahhh...it's that time of year again.  The fall leaves crunching under adorably costumed feet parading around the Grant School neighborhood.  The procession starts at 12:45 on October 31st.  It usually doesn't last more than 45 minutes or so.  Note: Students do not wear costumes to school, but can change into them at lunch time.  School officials are excluding some things this year - no clown costumes, swords, toy guns, or masks that cover the whole face. See you on the parade route. 

Get Your Holiday Pie - Orders due Oct. 31
Delicious pies in time for the holidays!  Other than every scrumptious bite, the best part is that $8 from each pie ordered will go back to Grant School.  An order form and an informational flyer came home in last Friday’s folders.  All orders and payments must be turned in to your teacher or PTA basket by Monday, October 31st.  Pies will be delivered on Thursday, November 10th.  

Cut & Donate Ends 10/31
There is not much time left to take advantage of the Cut & Donate event during the month of October at Lions Tigers & Hair.   Such a deal!  Get your little one a cute hair cut and the salon will donate 20% of your tab to Grant School.  Call (707) 773-3711 for an appointment.  Be sure to write your child’s name on the Grant roster at the salon desk.

Donate Gently Used, Current Books Ends 10/31
If you've been putting off weeding out the bookshelf to make room for the next age appropriate batch of books, now is the time to kick into gear.  Until the end of October, you can donate all the books that are still in good shape.  Just put them on the shelves in the office and they will be donated to kids in need.

After School Enrichment- Session 2
The second session of Grant's After School Enrichment programs will be starting soon.  To see the line-up and get all the details, click on this link  http://www.grantelementary.org/after-school-enrichment

Dine & Donate Mary's Pizza Shack 11/1
What do parent's look for in a restaurant?  Mary's Pizza Shack.  It's kid friendly, has good food, is always showing the game and ohhh those pesto breadsticks!  Or maybe you hear a Mary's Salad calling your name? All day long on Tuesday, November 1st,  the Mary's location in West Petaluma, off East Washington St, will donate 20% of all dine-in, take-out and delivery orders to Grant School.  If you plan to buy Mary's Gift cards to give for the holidays or just to use later on - 10% will go back to Grant.  We love Mary's! 

In The Thank You Column:
  • Thank you to the organizers of this year's successful Jog-a-thon,  Mia Robertson and Jessica Elsey.  It's a lot of work putting that together and this year’s weather delays didn't make it easier!  The kids had a blast and we all appreciate your time and effort. 
  • Thank you to Alyna Christiansen, our chair for Dine and Donate, who has been doing a great job lining up all of these events.
  • To Holly Reinhard who is managing the Grant Box Tops program - thank you for all you do! 
  • Thanks go out to Sheri Chlebowski, Amanda Beavers, Alyna Nunez and Larry Goldfield for your help with Grant's Got Talent practices.
Special Mention 
Happy Birthday on 10/29 to former Grant principal Catina Haugen!  

At a Glance
October 24          Candy-Gram Sales begin
October 24          Talent Show Practice #2
October 27          Talent Show Practice #3
October 28          Jog-a-thon Pledges Due
October 28          Magnet Art Money Due
October 31         Halloween Parade 12:45pm
October 31          Holiday Pie Orders due

November 1         Dine & Donate at Mary’s Pizza Shack
November 2         Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
November 4         Talent Show 5:30pm
November 7-18    Parent-Teacher Conferences 
November 10       Pies Delivered
November 11      Veterans Day - No School
November 21-25 Fall Break - No School
November 24       Thanksgiving
November 28       Book Fair begins 11/28-12/2

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