Book Drive!

Grant Elementary School Book Drive

Please drop off any gently used children’s books
at 
the front of Grant Elementary School.

Saturday, November 19th
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

We are looking to build the love of reading by building classroom libraries that give all students access to books of interest at their level.

Have a few books that your child has already read? When you drop them off, you will be entered into a raffle to win an Amazon gift card. Raffle winners will be announced on Monday, November 21st.

PTA Meeting November 2, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Note: The meeting is now at 6:30 p.m., not 8:30 a.m. as initially scheduled.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Reading and Approval of Minutes
  3. Financial Report
  4. Executive Committee Report
  5. Committee Updates
    1. Learning Garden
    2. Reflections – Mary Beth O’Donovan
    3. SMMEF – Molly White and Sara Tropea
    4. Fall Festival – Jen Ortiz
    5. Monster Mash – Jennifer Wolf & Angie Sutthof
    6. Health & Wellness – Tamara Craig/Amy Jo Deguzis
  6. New Business
  7. Announcements
    1. Pupil Free Day 4th Nov
    2. Minimum Days 7th – 10th Nov
    3. Holiday 11th Nov
    4. Bingo Night – 18th Nov
    5. Minimum Days 23rd Nov
    6. Holiday 24th/25th Nov
    7. Next General PTA meeting 7th Dec at 8:30 a.m.
  8. Adjourn

PTA Meeting October 5, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Special Announcement: We are very privileged to welcome the SAMOHI Chamber Orchestra to the library this evening where they will be giving us a sneak preview of their upcoming Disney Concert!

  1. Call to Order
  2. Reading and Approval of Minutes
  3. Financial Report
    • SMMEF/PTA Annual giving update
  4. Student Council Report (Luke, Maxine, Ava)
  5. Executive Committee Report
    • Discussion with Cary Upton (SMMUSD facilities mgr)
    • New radios for staff
    • Legislative Issues and meeting procedure
    • Vacant PTA Chair positions
  6. Committee Updates
    • Learning Garden – Lindsay Traill
    • Grant Learning Community – Andra Bard
    • SMMEF – Molly White and Sara Tropea
    • Fall Festival – Jen Ortiz
    • Book Fair – Petra
    • Parent Mixer – Alison Havel
    • Health & Wellness – Harriet Fraser
    • Hispanic Heritage Day
  7. New Business
  8. Announcements
  9. Adjourn

Elemental Strings Prelude Program (3rd & 4th Grade)


It’s not too late to join the Elemental Music Prelude Program! Open to 3rd and 4th graders, the Prelude Program offers an ensemble experience to beginning string players with no previous experience on their instruments. Students perform in three concerts a year, all while improving on their instruments and meeting other students who are excited about music.

Weekly rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 3:45-5:45pm at McKinley Elementary School. Tuition is $800 for the year (which averages less than $15/hr) and tuition reduction is available to qualified families. The first rehearsal is on October 4 and all interested families should email Emily Call,emily@elementalmusic.org or visit www.elementalmusic.org for more information.

Magical Music of Disney – Fri Oct. 7, 6:30pm

Look to your child’s future and see how SMMUSD’s renowned music education carries through to the high school level.

Inspire your young musician and bring the whole family to SAMOHI’s first Orchestra concert of the year

The Magical Music of Disney

on Friday Oct. 7, 6:30pm

Enjoy listening and watching the SAMOHI orchestras perform a medley of arrangements
as their music comes alive to popular Disney images projected above.

Come dressed as your favorite Disney character and join the pre-concert costume contest.
Lots of prizes, food, and fun to be had by all ages!
Ticket sales go directly to benefiting the Santa Monica High School Orchestra program.

Please see attached flyer for more details and purchase your tickets now at
www.samohiorchestras.com