PTA Updates

Tiger Talk Update 11.07.19

November 7, 2019

Thank you to all of our students, families, and volunteers that participated in yesterday's Walk to School Wednesday! We had 180 walkers. Congratulations to Mrs. Dreby's class for winning the recess goodies with 11 participants - more than half the class! Save the date for our next Walk to School Wednesday on December 4th. We are looking for photos from Walk To School Wednesday, Storybook Parade or the Fall Festival for the website and yearbook. Please email photos from these events to [email protected]
Our 3rd annual adult only Auction Night is coming up on April 18th. We need your help to make it an amazing night! ***We are looking for an Auction Coordinator***, as well as volunteers for the Decorations and Donations Committees. Please contact Kat Cowley at [email protected] for more information. 
Below are some upcoming important dates: 
  • 11/11 - Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL 
  • 11/12 - PTA Meeting from 8:00 - 9:00 am - Open to anyone interested in learning more about PTA and upcoming events
  • 11/20 - Thanksgiving Lunch
  • 11/21 - Great American Teach In
  • 11/22 - Tiger Trek Class Parties
  • 11/25 - 11/29 - Fall Break - NO SCHOOL
  • 12/04 - Walk to School Wednesday
  • 12/23 - 1/06 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
  • 04/18/20 - Grady's Auction Night 
Auction Night 4/18
Our 3rd annual adult only Auction Night is coming up on April 18th. We need your help to make it an amazing night! 
We need volunteers for: Auction Coordinator, Decorations Committee and Donations Committee. Ideally we will have 10-15 volunteers for each of the committees. Planning Meetings will be held once a month and attendance will be required. We will be sending out more details about the meeting places and dates shortly. If you are interested in helping with the auction, please contact Kat Cowley at [email protected] 
Thanksgiving Lunch
Grady's annual Thanksgiving Feast will take place on Wednesday, November 20th in the Grady cafeteria during your student's lunch time. For more details and to view the full lunch schedule, please click on 2019 Thanksgiving Lunch. Please note that November 15th is the deadline for the Thanksgiving Feast Reservations and money for additional adult and child lunches. No money or reservations will be accepted on the day of the feast. 

Make sure that you bring a photo ID and allow time to sign in and receive a visitor's pass from the front office.

We need your help volunteering at Thanksgiving lunch! Please click on Thanksgiving Lunch Volunteer to sign up. Shifts are 1 hour each and you can leave a note in the comment section if you would like to start/finish a few minutes early in order to participate in your child's lunch.

Tiger Trek Parties
Thanks again to all of our Tiger Trek donors and participants! We raised over $25,000 towards our track! We had an amazing time celebrating the students that earned individual Tiger Trek Ice Cream, Kona Ice, and Video Game parties on October 31st. 
Special congratulations to our top 5 individual students:
1st Place - Olivia Torres
2nd Place - Lennon Berner
3rd Place - Ana Gomez
4th Place - Edward Holley
5th Place - Pablo Gomez

Class parties will held on November 22nd. That will also be a non-uniform day where students can wear their favorite sports team gear. We are very excited that thanks to our generous donors, all of our classes have earned a class party on the 22nd. Please click on Tiger Trek Class Parties to view a full list with the party each class earned. 

Box Tops
Keep collecting Box Tops! For every 5 Box Tops submitted, students will obtain 1 entry into the monthly drawing. Turn in your Box Tops in November and December for a chance to win a giant stocking full of toys! For more information, please click Grady Box Tops. 
You can submit Box Tops 3 ways: 
  1. Through the Box Top$ for Education app. Send a screenshot of your current uploaded box top amounts in your app to [email protected] to be eligible for prizes. 
  2. Clip Box Tops and turn in on the form sent home or in a Ziploc Bag. Make sure to include your child's name and teacher on the form/ziploc bag. Please insure that you are sending unexpired Box Tops and not the "Skip the Clip" logos. Items with the "Skip the Clip" logo should be submitted through the Box Top$ for Education App. 
  3. Send unscanned receipts to your teacher with your child's name written on the back. 
PTA Meetings
The next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 12th from 8:00 - 9:00 am in the Teachers' Lounge. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about the PTA and upcoming events. If you cannot attend and would like to review the prior meeting minutes, please visit PTA Board Meetings. We have also listed some of the programs that 2019-2020 PTA Fundraisers will help fund. 
PTA Membership
Who can join? ANYONE. You can add your neighbor, parents, grandparents, anyone in the community. 
How much does it cost? $6 for one person, $10 for two.
Where can we become members? Online at:
High membership participation provides PTA with strength in numbers when advocating for our students and also allows us to participate in PTA programs such as Reflections Art. Our PTA also receives awards for membership and programs PTA offers.
Tiger Business and Family Partners
Thank you to all of our Tiger partners! Our Tiger partners greatly assist us in enhancing educational opportunities and experiences for Grady students in four main areas: make a difference in our classrooms by funding programs; deliver PTA events to our students, teachers, and families; support Grady school events by providing volunteers and/or covering expenses; and enhance Grady Elementary through health and safety projects. To learn more about Tiger Family and Business Partnerships, please click hereTiger Partnership Program. 
Our 2019-20 Tiger Business Partners are

Our 2019-20 Family Sponsors are

  • Leader of the Pack level partner: Drs. Siviero & Heather Agazzi
  • Tiger Bronze partners: Melanie Edwards Fowler; The Gibbs Family; The House Family; and The Zysk Family
  • Red (Bengal) level partners: Angi Comas; The Christopher Family; The Du Family; The Fitzgerald Family; The Gomez Family; The Jacobs Family - Jennifer, Jeremy, Welles & Briggs; The Ledford Family; The Lueckeman Family; The Roush Family; and The Schentrup Family
  • Yellow (Cougar) level partners: John Paul and Rosemarie Getting; The Neward Family; Khue and NamSon Nguyen Family; and Ken Vu
  • Green (Cub) level partner: The Knittle Family