Hello everyone and happy Sunday evening to everyone. This is Mr. Freeman the Superintendent of Grant Elementary School and I am emailing you tonight to welcome everyone back to school. I know, school starts on Wednesday so officially you still have two days left of summer but I thought that I would call and give everyone the latest information on a few activities leading up to the first day of school. I also want to welcome all of our new families who will be joining the Grant School family. Thank you for choosing Grant for your student and I am excited to get to know all of you. Okay, here is the lineup for the week. On Monday we have some Open Gym time for all girls in grades 6-8 that are interested in playing volleyball. Monday’s Open Gym time has changed from the morning to 3:30. I want to repeat that for everyone…Monday’s Open Gym for volleyball has changed from the morning to 3:30 in the gym. Tuesday will be from 8:30-10:00 and Wednesday and Thursday will be after school from 3:15-5:00. Participants will need to go to our web site and click on the forms button to print out an Athletic Permission Slip packet. Click here to go to the forms page. Volleyball tryouts will be held the following week so take advantage of the Open Gym time to knock off the rust. Tuesday is a big day because we will be posting class lists at 4:00 outside the office and this year Grant Cheer is sponsoring the event. They have invited our friends at Rico’s Tacos to come on out for a good old fashioned Taco Tuesday. You can bring the family out to check the list and then swing by the food truck for anything from Rico’s lunch menu. Items range from $5 to $10 per plate (CASH ONLY) and a bottle of water is included. Choose from a 2 taco plate or a 4 taco plate. He will have burritos or burrito bowls. He can even hook you up with a plain cheese quesadilla if you want. Remember, cash only. Speaking of cash, Grant Cheer will be selling Ducky Derby tickets as a fundraiser for their Cheer activities this year. That is this Tuesday from 4:00-5:30. For parents and students that are new to Grant, I am excited to let you know that Student Council members will be there Tuesday evening to give you a tour. Student Council will be rocking their new t-shirts so you can’t miss them. And of course, Wednesday will be our first day of school with school starting up at 8:20. I cannot wait and I know way deep down, you cannot wait either. I hope you have had a great summer. You still have two days so live it up and I will see you soon. Thanks for your time and GO COUGARS!