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    Principal'S MESSAGE

    Gant families! 

    As we head into February, I am constantly reminded about how truly amazing our students are at Gant. 

    In December, they made Christmas cards for the VETS at the Long Beach VA hospital. With so much love in their hearts, classes are now making Valentine cards to be delivered. The smiles on those receiving, as well as those that are giving, are just priceless. 

    Our kids really do understand the importance and value in making others feel loved and appreciated. 

    Thank you to the parents, teachers, and Gant staff for being such great role models in teaching our Gant students to give back ☺. 

    Cassie 
    Minnie Gant Principal 


    Valentine Grams for Sale 2/7-2/13

    Let the special children in your life know how much you care with a Valentine Gram! For sale before and after school (in the front of school). $1 each Valentine Gram. Grams will be delivered on Valentine’s Day to your child’s class. Proceeds benefit 5th grade activities.

    Valentines for Veterans

    PTA will be collecting valentines to deliver to veterans in the Spinal Injury Unit of the VA hospital. If your student as a few leftover valentines in their "pack" this year, please consider using them to send a loving "get well" message to a veteran in recovery. Or have your student make a simple card of their own! Valentines can be delivered to the basket in the front office between February 4 and February 13. On Valentine's Day, a handful of Gant students will join the PTA in personally delivering the cards to the veterans!

    ANNOUNCING ... THIS YEAR'S Party for a Purpose

    Mark your calendars for our annual Party for a Purpose and Silent Auction on Saturday March 2, 2019 … Studio 54 style! This fun, adults-only event is a great way to grow the Gant parent community while fundraising for our kiddos and their teachers.  As one of our largest fundraisers of the year, your participation is critical in making a difference. Tickets available now for this exciting night! #gantstudio54 

    studio 54 school gala flyer

    Do you own a business? Or know someone who does?  If you are interested in learning about the opportunity to sponsor the Party for a Purpose event, place signage on our school fence and promote your business while helping our school, please let us know. You can email Gloria Leon at gloriamichel@hotmail.com

    PTA National Membership Drive 3/4-3/8

    PTA memberships are accepted year-round, and we’re aiming to do our part to support the national membership drive. 

    The Gant PTA is offering a little incentive. Each student who brings in just one more PTA member earns a FREE-DRESS pass. 

    Membership supports school programs, gives you a vote at PTA meetings, and supports PTA at a state and national level. 

    Contact Allison Lo or Kristin Wise, the Minnie Gant PTA Membership Co-Chairs GantPTAMembership@gmail.com 

    $10 minimum membership dues per person. Any amount above the $10 minimum goes directly to Gant programs! 

    Pi Night 3.14

    Mark your calendar for March 14, Pi Night. Math fun, creativity, and pizza pie. Look for more details coming soon or contact Tracy Montoya at tmontoyatx@gmail.com 

    GANT's annual school production 4/4-4/5

    aladdin jr flyer

    Rehearsals for this Gant-studded cast started Monday, January 28, and performances are scheduled for April 4 and 5. Go to the YaYa's Performance Academy's website or contact Mike Bradecich (mike.bradecich@gmail.com) for more info on  this exciting and inspiring event.

    Spelling Bee

    Our annual Gant Spelling Bee was on Thursday, January 17. Sixteen of Gant's top spellers did a great job in a high-pressure situation in front of their friends and family.

    Asher Y. from Mrs. Richardson's class took the trophy and will represent Gant at the regional bee in LA in March. Asher's brother, Justin, gave him a run for his money. Congratulations to all our Gant spellers on a job well done and an exciting afternoon!

    'Tis the Season: A Special Visit to Our Vets
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING

    From the Thanksgiving stuffing drive to the Holiday food, toiletries, and toy drive, it’s nice to know that we can always count on Gant Gator families. Thank you for helping those truly in need and for spreading cheer.

    FUN RUN SUBCOMMITTEE

    Volunteer

    We’re looking for parents who want to be involved in planning. Erin Lipeles would love to hear from you elipeles@gmail.com

    GO, Green Team!

    Gant's Green Team has put together some exciting recycling and TerraCycle upcycling programs. We encourage you to download these guides and post them in a visible spot so the whole family knows how these programs work. Not only do these programs allow us to keep many materials out of landfills, but they teach our kids to be stewards of their planet!  Please email Liz at GantGreenTeam@gmail.com if you have questions.

    Party for a Purpose: Discount Tickets on Sale

    Our ticket site is up now! Buy discounted tickets (14% off) through March 1. Tickets at the door will be $75.

    FEBRUARY FAMILY NIGHT OUT FLYER

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    Please “like” Minnie Gant PTA on Facebook to get all the up-to-date happenings and stay informed about our school and special events!

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    The new SchoolMessenger app delivers communications from the school district, Gant and your teacher all in one place. Now only: $500 incentive to Gant if 70% of parents sign up for the App!

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    Clip and save Box Tops for our next drive

    Box Tops for Education

    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. 

    Popsicles   


    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.


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