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    Home of the Gators

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    TODAY! Family Night Out

    Fall into fun

    • New this year: Build-a-Gator! Order your gator by October 18.
    • Fall Carnival Auction: This year's auction will be held online! You can still walk through and see items at the Fall Carnival as usual, on Saturday, October 26, but all bidding will take place online! So make sure to charge your phone and have your browser ready for bidding.

      Last year we were able to raise more than $5,000. Help us be even MORE successful this year! All proceeds benefit the school and our students.

      Bidding starts Tuesday, October 15, at 8am PT and ends at 8pm PT ON OCTOBER 26!


    The Reflections Arts Competition has launched, and Reflections Chair, Ben Rolly, is visiting your child's class with all the details! Click the flyer below to open a printable application and rules.

    Fall BoxTops Drive

    Box Tops for Education

    Raise money for Gant by collecting BoxTops!  If you've been collecting BoxTops, please check their expiration dates, group them in sets of 50 with a paperclip, and turn them in to your teachers or to the front office by October 25.  We will ask for more clipped BoxTops in the spring so start collecting!  And NEW THIS YEAR, ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR PHONE!  The app is called BoxTops for Education.  Follow the directions in the app to add Minnie Gant Elementary.  It's simple to start earning money for our school.  Contact Tracy Lundahl at with questions.

    TB Tests for VIPS

    LBUSD Workshops for Parents

    Get Involved

    The goal of our PTA Membership Drive this year is to promote family involvement. Your kids' classes will receive 5 points each time you (a PTA member!) volunteers for an event/program (e.g., Running Club, Zero Waste Lunch) during the drive. Psst ... 5 bonus points for Fall Carnival volunteers!!

    Just head to SignUpGenius, our "bulletin board" of current volunteer opportunities: 

    Don't have time to volunteer but want to contribute? Fall Carnival urgently needs candy donations for Trunk or Treat and toy donations for Mrs. K's Toy Raffle. Purchase toys off Mrs. K's Amazon list here.

    Or click here for other ways to get involved at Minnie Gant this year.

    PTA Membership Drive

    Gant's PTA membership drive is still going! The top five classes earn a party and free dress pass. Currently, King, Johnson, Muha and Loprieato are in the lead, but it's easy to boost your classroom ranking!

    • Bring in a few more memberships - 1 point/member
    • Any additional donations over $50 and $100 - 2 and 5 points, respectively
    • Volunteer for Running Club - 5 points/slot
    • Attend the Oct Association meeting (October 23) - 5 points
    • Volunteer for Fall Carnival on (October 26) - 10 points

    Rules and PTA membership form available here.

    Wanted: Yearbook Pics

    On Your Mark, Get Set, GO! 


    We could see and feel the difference during the Zero-Waste Lunch Challenge last April. We reduced trash 50% (good for the planet), and we increased TerraCycle (good for the planet and revenue for programs). We are continuing TerraCycle collection during the 2019/2020 school year. 

    To prepare for our first Zero Waste Lunch Challenge for 2019/2020, which will be Sept 3-13, please visit our Lunchbox fundraiser site for all your zero Waste lunch needs and to help raise funds for Minnie Gant.

    Here is also a link for discount code for more zero Waste lunch items at


    After-School and Community Programs

    Please visit the After-School and Community Activities Page for all current or upcoming programs.

    New flyers this week:


    Gant Google Calendar

    New! This year, you can subscribe to the Minnie Gant Elementary calendar and view it in Google Calendar.


    School MESSENGER

    The SchoolMessenger app delivers communications from the school district and Gant all in one place. 

    School Messenger

    Earn Cash for Gant

    Shop at Amazon Smile

    Amazon smile

    Clip and save Box Tops for our next drive.

    Box Tops for Education


    Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Cake Fundraiser

    Our April FNO at Baskin-Robbins raised $302! Plus, they gave us a sweet way to keep raising funds. They will donate $5 to Gant PTA for each ice cream cake you purchase at the B-R at 1960 Ximeno ($3 for orders under $25). Perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, Graduation. Just download and present the Baskin-Robbins flyer.


    Hey, Shutterbugs

    Please share any photos you have of students in school activities with our PTA Historian to be used for promoting school activities. Any student in a photo must have turned in a permission slip.

    Popsicle Time

    Popsicles will be sold Thursdays from 1:30-1:45 pm. All popsicles are 100% all natural and adhere to California state nutritional guidelines. Price is $1.

    The first Thursday of every month is Throwback Thursday, brought to you by 5th Grade Committee. Everything is still $1. 


    Report a Bully

    Bullying defined:
    "A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending themselves." 
    (D. Olweus)

    Click to Report a Bully

    Lost & Found

    Please mark all items brought to school (jackets, sweaters, lunch boxes, backpacks) with your child's first and last name so that they don’t end up on the red racks outside of the auditorium!

    All marked items will be returned to your child's classroom & the rest (not picked up) will be donated to charity at the end of each month.