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    Principal'S MESSAGE

    Gant Families!

    Hope you all had a great winter break, filled with lots of love, fun, and memories! You should have all received a phone call letting you know about the CORE survey. Please take a minute to access the survey via your ParentVue account. Our students and staff will be taking it as well. We value your input and look forward to continuing our partnership together here at Gant.

    5th grade families -- Middle School Choice is right around the corner. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Balmeo, our counselor. The application will be available on ParentVue on January, 28, 2019. The deadline to apply is February 8, 2019.

    Minnie Gant Principal

    School Production TIME! FIRst REHEARSAL 1/28

    aladdin jr flyer

    All Gant students are invited to enroll in Minnie Gant’s production of Aladdin Jr.! The 1st rehearsal is Monday 1/28, with subsequent rehearsals depending on the part played. The performances will be on 4/4 and 4/5. Contact Mike Bradecich ( if you need any more details on this exciting and inspiring event.


    Attend one Board meeting and one Association meeting per month, get to know other parents and the wonderful teachers and staff who nurture and teach our kiddos, and help to support learning opportunities to keep our school at the top of our game! More details on available positions and what's involved here. For more information, please contact Jennie Marvin at by February 1. 

    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.  Please join us for an 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

    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

    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.

    Subcommittees Forming for Big Events


    Whether you’re interested in planning and logistics, promotions and sales, asking for donation for auction items, creative arts, or just helping to setup, clean-up, or be a concierge, there’s probably a need!  Subcommittees are working on two major events.

    Party with a Purpose (aka Parent’s Night Out) Let Torey Carrick know if you’re interested in any of the following subcommittees or helping in general: Auction, Entertainment, Logistics, or Sales & Promotions.

    Fun Run – We’re looking for parents who want to be involved planning. Erin Lipeles would love to hear from you

    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 if you have questions.

    January Fundraiser

    rascals family night outJanuary's Family Night Out will be at Rascals Teriyaki Grill this Wednesday, January 23, from 11am to 9pm. Gant will earn 15% of the proceeds for anything up to $1000. If we go over $1,000, Gant will receive 20% of the proceeds.  It will be necessary to present the above flyer either in paper or electronic form. To-go orders will also count toward Gant's fundraiser.

    Coming Soon ...

    Be on the lookout for a Love Bags fundraiser. These environmentally-sensitive bags will be back by popular demand in early 2019.

    Follow Us

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


    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. 


    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.