Happy New Year! 2014 has arrived!!

Welcome back to school!

All elementary teaching staff for Petaluma City Schools will be at Grant School on Monday for a day full of learning,  We are in full implementation of the Common Core Math Standards and using our grade alike teams to build lessons, chose assessment and share meaningful learning strategies to support our students.  It is going to be a great day!

What’s Coming Up?

Our second Problem of the Month is coming up on January 17th.  If you’re on campus, come by the multi in the morning to see all the amazing mathematical thinking of our students on one shared problem called Digging Dinosaurs. After school performing arts is kicking off this month.  Keep an eye out for emails to let you know which practice days are for your student.  We have a great team of volunteers taking on Alice in Wonderland this year!

Heads Up on Head Lice by our school nurse, Stacey Evans

Anyone can get head lice. Head lice are not a sign of poor hygiene and they do not transmit disease.  Spread from one child to another can occur during direct head to head contact or by sharing of personal items such as combs, brushes, caps or helmets. Lice do not jump, fly or swim. They are, however, good crawlers. Check your child’s head weekly for lice and/or nits (eggs). Mature lice, which are no bigger than a sesame seed, avoid light and are hard to see.  Lice eggs or “nits” are usually found close to the scalp – usually within ¼ inch. They appear as tiny whitish ovals that are “glued” to the hair shaft. They cannot easily be flicked away as dandruff can. If you find head lice on your child, please treat promptly him/her at home.  Continue to examine all family members for 3 weeks and treat if live lice or nits close to the scalp are found.

Check Regularly – Treat Quickly – Help Keep Head Lice Off Your Child

For more information regarding head lice or its treatment, please feel free to contact the school nurse, your physician, or your local health department. There is also information available on the CDC website, found at; http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/

E-Waste Pickup Benefits Grant School 

Call EWASTE 4 GOOD and they’ll come to pick up any ewaste you’ve accumulated (tv, copier, keyboard, mice, phones, stereo systems, cell phones, etc.) and Grant School benefits!  www.ewaste4good.com or 800-317-3112 to schedule a pick up.

Wanted: Small Flat Screen TV

Did you upgrade a TV this holiday season?  Before you call ewaste, Mrs. Haugen is looking for a small flat screen for the office to post announcements and celebrate students!  Let me know.   chaugen@petk12.org or 778-4742

Kindergarten Registration for 2014-2015 Starts Soon

Do you know an incoming kindergartner in the neighborhood?  They can start the registration process on January 13th.  Come by the office or give a call.  Mrs. Haugen has tours scheduled if you know of families who are unsure where to send their kindergartner.  Transfer paperwork is available at the district office: 200 Douglas Avenue.

Please do not block neighbors’ driveways

A Grant Avenue neighbor was kind enough to leave a note on a parked car asking the driver to not block his driveway.   Upon returning to the parked car, this driver was rude enough to crumple up the note and leave it along with trash in our neighbor’s yard.  I truly hope this was not a Grant School parent.   Please do not block driveways along Grant Avenue during pick up or drop off.

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