Our First GLT Edition!

Welcome to our first GLT Edition of The New Shamrock News!  

by Mrs. Haugen

GLT has met during two lunch times for brainstorming topics, partnering up and writing articles.  We’re excited to share our first product with you all.  GLT for September and October includes: Vivian, Charlotte, Jack, Channing, Ally, Abby, Lauren, Emri, Gracie, Nathan, Lance, Lexi, Alyssa, Zach, Ted & Aidan. 

New Family Potluck

Potluck... get it? Pots! And bowls.

 By Lauren Hazel

This years potluck welcomed all the new families to Grant School.  From the start of the potluck to the end, there was delicious and healthy food for everyone.  The 6th graders also gave tours around the school.  Mrs. Haugen and teachers were there to greet the families.  Everyone was very welcoming.  My family is new to Grant this year.  We enjoyed the food, especially the pasta!

A Note from our Art Docent Coordinator

by Alyse Breece

I hope the dust is settling and that you are all off to a great school year!  The Art Docent Program is ready to go and teachers will be receiving their new list of lessons for 2011-12 soon.   At the end of the year, I surveyed them to see what topics and skills they wanted us to address so I hope our new lessons fulfill that.  So  now all we need is volunteers from your schools!  Call if you are interested: 779-4958

Up-coming Dates to Note  

by Mrs. Haugen

  • School Site Council Meeting (library)-Tuesday, September 13, 3:00-4:30pm
  • Ice Cream Social (amphitheater)- Thursday, September 15, 5:30-7:00pm
  • Jog-a-thon-Friday, October 14, all day


by Lexi Pittman

On August 25, 2011 it was Picture Day at Grant School. Kids came in there best of best clothes and others wore their favorite clothes. Look in your child’s folder soon to see the wonderful photos they took. Between the great hair, fabulous clothes, and big smiles Picture Day was a big success!!!!

Classroom Emergency Kits

a message from PTA

This year we are not asking individual students to bring in an emergency kits for the classroom.  Rather, we are organizing generic emergency supplies (water, food, blankets) for each classroom.  If you are interested in helping with this emergency preparedness project, please contact

WANTED: A Pair of Chairs for the Grant School Auction

No, not to sit in!  We need a pair of motivated, organized parents to chair this amazing annual event.  It’s been a huge success for quite a few years now, so there’s no need to reinvent the wheel.  You’ll have plenty of helpers and lots of guidance from last year’s chairs.  Contact Colleen Goldstein.

Back to School Night

By Emri & Aidan

On Back to School Night teachers spoke about the newest school trends. One mostly inportant thing is kids on their best behaivor. For instance kids who will be seated with who, which keeping kids out of trouble out on the black top, and which should be G.L.T!  They will also talk about important events.  And one thing they must talk about are toys at school.  No toys at school!  Well that’s a wrap for me.  Remeber all this for good grades and no trouble.  All parents were on their BEST behavior at Back to School Night!

PTA Membership Drive–Going on Now

The Blacktop is resurfaced!

By Zach and Abby

 The blacktop is almost finished!!! Everyone has been watching the blacktop getting closer and closer to being finished and now it almost is! The workers have been working on it for a couple weeks now and it’s looking really good!

Everyone is really excited for the blacktop to be finished so we can play on it again. The workers will be striping the blacktop like the four squares, kickball, basketball hoops, tetherball, and new lineup numbers. It’s going to be the same material as the track.

Mrs. O’Niell, an interview

by Alyssa & Ally 

Q: What’s your name?    A: Katherine

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do?   A: Outdoors, be with horses

Q: What’s your favorite food?   A: Mexican

Q: What did you do before you came to our school?   A:  I taught at a different school. 

Q: Do you have any kids or pets?   A:  4 kids, 3 dogs, 6 horses

Q:  When is your birthday?   A:  April 9th

Q: What is your favorite thing to do?   A:  Go to the ocean

The track is Finished

By Charlotte & Nathan

The Grant track is finally finished.  The fences were moved to go around the blacktop since they will be working on that next.  Now that the track is finished, some students have walking laps around it.  Mrs. Haugen reminded everyone at the last BEST assembly that it is not okay to try to bounce rocks off the track.  Also students are not allowed to throw sticks at the track.  Unfortunately, the track gets very dirty and muddy because people run on the grassy field and kick dirt onto the track.

Overall, I am glad that the track is finished.  I think it will be really fun to have the jog-a-thon on it this year.  Also, I think PE will be easier. 

Mrs. Cohen is Retiring

by Vivian and Gracie

Mrs. Cohen has been a teacher at Grant School for 23 years. She has taught for 36 years. A lot of people think she’s the best teacher in the school.  This week she cracked a raw egg on her head because we are reading Ramona Quimby, Age 8.  Ramona does that in the story, so Mrs. Cohen thought it would be funny. We are going to do fun things with her this year.                                               

Most people that go to Grant School are very sad about the retirement.  Mrs. Cohen is excited but also a little bit sad to stop teaching. She loves to help kids and friends. She team taught with lots of other nice teachers. She loves cycling and reading.  She teaches exercise at Redwood Club. She’s bright and colorful teacher. Her room B-4 is cheerful, quiet, and safe. She taught special Ed at McDowell for 13 years.

Both of her kids went to Grant and she hopes her grandson, Jayden, will too.  Her favorite color is blue because it comes in so many shades.  Mrs. Cohen has two cats. Their names are Honey and Charlie. Her favorite animal is also cats. She’s very fun, cheerful and friendly teacher. She loves to read.

Afterschool Enrichment

a Message from Sandy Molina

Afterschool Enrichment is set to start in a few weeks.  To save paper, I have organized all Enrichment offerings on a two page handout.  You can find this list outside your student’s classroom, on the Grant website or in your weekly email communication from your student’s teacher.  It’s also posted outside the office in the display case. 

You can contact Enrichment class teachers via phone to sign-up.  All names and contact numbers are on the 2-page flier.


3 responses to “Our First GLT Edition!

  1. It seems that the classroom emergency preparedness is missing the contact information. Anyone know who to contact? Also, for new folks (since it took me a few weeks into school my first year to learn) GLT stands for the Grant Leadership Team.


  2. The GLT is doing such a great job on the Shamrock News. Keep up the great work kids!

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