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Share With the Kids: 
Conversation Starter: What has been the happiest day of your life?
Would you Rather: hold a snake or kiss a jellyfish?
Trivia: How long do Pill Bugs or Rolly Polly Bugs live? (Answer at end of message)

Here's What's Happening at Grant:

This Week is Kindness Week at Grant - Wear your PJs Monday and compliment a staff member!

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Keeping Up With The Changes 
We Celebrate the Success and exciting roads ahead for:
Principal Todd who is taking a job closer to her home to be near her new baby
Welcome to Miss Grey, stepping into Grant's Principal role next year.
Congratulations to Mrs. Megna, retiring after more than three decades in the classroom.
Congratulations to Grant's Reading Specialist Patty Paula, who is leaving Grant to head to graduate school! 



Dine & Donate at Pinky's Pizza, 4/19
Come have a little pizza, play some arcade games and socialize with other Grant families! Pinky's will donate 15% of the night's receipts to Grant!  No need to present a flyer at this event, just mention you are there to support Grant.

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Grant Performing Arts Presents, Moana, 4/20 & 21
We have a fantastic cast with an amazing show in store, from monsters to hula dancers to voyagers, villagers and kokamora!  Come see the Grant Shamrock Production of Moana - Showing Friday, April 20th at 6pm and again Saturday, April 21st at 2pm (cast party to follow.)  We will have candy leis, tropical smoothies and treats and flowers for sale benefitting the Grant PTA.  

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Grant Garden Club - Special Earth Day Gathering, Sunday 4/22
Come spend some time with our retiring Ms. Megna to create the new Outdoor Learning Environment.  We need your help to build Grant’s all-new interactive vegetable & herb garden! The raised beds and outdoor work tables will help teach our kids about healthy nutrition and where food comes from.
Volunteer day, April 22 from 10am-3pm:
*Building raised beds, installing irrigation, installing pathway
Any amount of time you can donate is appreciated!!
Sign up now at https://dailyacts.org/events-1/?eid=8710

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Pizza & Ice Cream with Mrs. Casey, Mrs. Reed and Mrs. Jimenez, 4/25

Date Change!  Pizza & Ice Cream with Mrs. Casey, Mrs. Reed and Mrs. Jimenez, was on 4/28...but that's the 100th annual Butter & Eggs Day Parade!  That will never do!  So, on Wednesday, April 25th, students attending will walk, afterschool, from Grant to McNear Park with the teachers. Pizza, ice cream and fun will happen!  Pick-up at McNear park by 1:30.  Students going to the YMCA after the party will be walked back to school by the teachers.  Cost $30 per student.  Please sign up in the party binder in the office!

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Dine and Donate at McNears, 4/26
Have lunch and dinner at McNears on April 26th because 20% of your receipt will be donated to Grant when you mention that you're supporting the Grant Dine & Donate!  Reservations are so appreciated!  Get a group of families together and go have some fun at McNears!  For reservations, call (707) 765-2121.

Kids Painting Party & Parent's Night Out, 4/27
A wonderful time for kids to get together and create something beautiful.  Miss Yuli will lead the way for our young artists, helping them create something special to take home.  Games and Snacks provided.  Cost is $30 per student.  Sign Up Party is Friday, April 27th from 6-9pm.  To Sign-up, please contact:  yuli_tkd_22@yahoo.com

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Wild Ones Wildflower Hike with Ms. Megna and STEM Teacher Michelle Katuna, 4/29 
What could be more lovely than a hike through our Petaluma wildflowers learning about nature?  Meet at Helen Putnam Park on Sunday, April 29th from 1-3 pm for a little fun on the playground and some nature time identifying flowers, plants and tracking animals.  Picnic lunch provided.  Children ages 6 or older, please.  Long sleeve shirts and pants are recommended (tick season.)  Cost per student: $30. Please sign-up via the binder in the office.

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Looking for Summer Camp Ideas?  

Girls United Soccer Summer Camps
Grant Mom, Stacey Vogel, is behind a valuable new program in Petaluma to build self esteem and confidence in young girls through the game of soccer.  Built by girls, for girls.  Check it out: www.girlsunitedsoccer.com

Luma Kids Camp
A Grant family owned gym with an easy, flexible schedule.  No need to commit to a whole week or plan ahead!  You can decide in the morning and drop off that day.  What?  Yes, pay by the day or the week.  Luma Kids Camp is a safe, fun and interactive place for 1st-6th Graders to improve coordination skills and move their bodies.  Check out lumafitness.net and click on summer. 

Anna B's Cooking Camps
Nurture your child's baking abilities with Grant Mom Anna B.  Choose from Baking Basics, Cake Decorating, Summer Treats and more!  Ages 7-14.  Find details https://www.annabskitchen.com/camp

Fundamentals of Cooking-Art Summer Series 
Grant Mom Dori Venza is behind this excellent program for Kindergartners through 6th Graders.  Cook in the morning, create masterpieces in the afternoon.  Camp held at the Cavanaugh Center 7/30-8/3 from 9am-3pm.  Cost is $350.  To register email fundamentalsofartpetaluma@gmail.com or contact Dori at (707) 479-8416


Free Bird Academy Summer Camp For 3rd-6th Graders
Three exciting weeks of summer camps: Summer Palooza (6/4-8), Trapped in the 80s (6/11-15) and Game On (6/18-22.)  Camps are for incoming 3rd-6th graders, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $200 per week.  Space is limited.  Email: dzsummercamp@outlook.com

In the Thank You Column:
  • To Reading Specialist Patty Paula - Thank you for all you've done for our Grant Kids!
  • Many thanks to Grant's incoming Principal, Miss Grey, who joins us in the fall, for coming to meet everyone last week.  It was a nice opportunity to get to know you ahead of time! 
  • Thank you to Ms. Beavers and Mrs. Wilson for the awesome sign-up party!  You are the Queens of fun!
  • Maryann Pacheco and Maren Dever - Grant is so lucky to have you both.  Thank you for organizing the bowling event for our Grant boys!  You're both so awesome!
  • Anna Barrera - You are a delight and everyone loved your desert bar at the dance and the bowling event!  Thank you to the moon and back.
  • Thank you to our wonderful helpers at the bowling event: Dori Venza & Melina Long for checking everyone in, David Borin for helping run the desert bar, Alyssa Pacheco and Millay Reid for photos and popcorn delivery, Avery Ellis and Ellie Hauth for general assistance. 
  • Thank you to all those who came to the bowling event - you made it awesome! 

At A Glance                      

April 18                                Grant Shamrock Garden Club
April 18                                Last Regular Performing Arts Practice 
April 19                                Performing Arts Dress Rehearsal - After school
April 19                                Dine & Donate at Pinky's
April 20                                Performing Arts Opening Night 6pm
April 21                                Performing Arts Matinee 2pm, cast party to follow
April 22                                Grant Garden Workday 10am-3pm
April 25                                Grant Shamrock Garden Club
April 25                                Pizza & Ice Cream Party at McNear Park
April 26                                Dine & Donate at McNear's (Lunch & Dinner)
April 27                                Kid's Paint Night Sign-Up Party

May 4                                  Volunteer Breakfast 7:30am
May 5                                  Cinco de Mayo! 
May 7-11                             Teacher Appreciation Week
May 11                                Todd in the Quad - Sign Up Party!
May 13                                Mother's Day
May 15                                Westside Relays
May 17                                Grant Open House & Art Show
May 21                                Spring Concert
May 25 .                              6th Grade Celebration
May 28                                Memorial Day - Observed No School
May 31                                Field Day 

June 1                                 Last Day of School  Noon Release

Answer: Most Pill bugs live for up to two years.  They are most active at night.   
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