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Jan 24th School Spelling Bee 1 pm

FYI-Spelling Bee info in PTA Tab

Jan 31st Jump Rope for Heart Kick Off

Feb 16th Early Day Dismissal 1 PM (No AM Kindergarten there is PM Kindergarten from 8:45 am to 11:35 am)

Feb 19th No School Presidents Day

Feb 27th-Mar 1st Book Fair


Battle of the Books


Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program with the goal of “encouraging students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers”.  

All 4th -6th graders are invited to participate.  Students are assigned teams and divide up the books to be read among team members. Each student reads their assigned books and competes with their team in game show style rounds.  The competition will be held at the school on April 11, 2018. 

The book list used contains a variety of levels and genres. Battle of the Books is a fun way to encourage students to get their reading done and focus on comprehension.   

Students who sign up commit to do the following: 

  • Read (or listen to) all books assigned by your team. (5-6 books per    student). 
  • Memorize titles and authors, become an “expert” on your books. 
  • Meet in the library before school one day per month 
  • Be a cooperative and dependable member of a team. 
  • Attend the competition on April 11th. 
  • Have fun!  

For more information visit

Battle of the Books List:

Traditional/Standard 30 Book List 4-6 Grades 2017-18 ::

Author Title
Applegate, Katherine The One and Only Ivan
Christopher, Matt Ice Magic
Davies, Jacqueline Tricking the Tallyman
DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie
Dowell, Frances Phineas L. MacGuire…Erupts!: The First Experiment
Fleischman, Sid By the Great Horn Spoon!
Fleming, Candace Boxes for Katje
Flournoy, Valerie The Patchwork Quilt
Fritz, Jean What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
Grabenstein, Chris Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Hahn, Mary Downing Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story
Hobbs, Valerie Sheep
Jones, Kelly Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
King-Smith, Dick Harry’s Mad
Korman, Gordon Masterminds
L’Engle, Madeleine A Wrinkle in Time
Levine, Gail Carson Ella Enchanted
Lowry, Lois Number the Stars
Manes, Stephen Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days
Orr, Wendy Nim’s Island
Palacio, R.J. Wonder
Paulsen, Gary Hatchet
Pennypacker, Sara Clementine
Roberts, Willo Davis Scared Stiff
Ryan, Pam Munoz Esperanza Rising
Sachar, Louis There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom
Scieszka, Jon Knights of the Kitchen Table
Wilder, Laura Ingalls On the Banks of Plum Creek
Wiles, Deborah Love, Ruby Lavender
Winthrop, Elizabeth Castle in the Attic


Parent Notice – Abuse Prevention Program

Grant Elementary, under direction of the Murray City Board of Education, and in compliance with Utah Code 53A-13-112, will offer Child Sexual Abuse Prevention lessons to all grade levels on January 29 & 30 (final schedule coming soon).  The lessons will be taught by staff from:

Prevent Child Abuse Utah (a non-profit organization)

2121 South State Street, Suite 202A

Salt Lake City, UT 84115


There are 1 or 2 lessons depending on the grade level, and the date/times will be listed on the schedule after it is finalized. Parent/Guardians are invited to attend any of the lessons, and may request to preview the curriculum materials ahead of time.  Parent/Guardians may excuse their student(s) from the instruction by written request to the school.

Parent and school staff Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training will be offered before the school year is over, and is anticipated to include an online option offered by Prevent Child Abuse Utah.

Please contact Shelly Gearheart, School Psychologist at Grant Elementary, or Mrs. Mindy Ball, Principal of Grant if you have any questions or concerns. The full text of Utah Code 53A-13-112 can be found online at this address:


2017-2018 Registration

Kindergarten Registration 2017-2018

Registration for 2017-2018 Kindergarten is quickly approaching. If you have a child who is going to be five years of age on or before September 1st, 2017, your child qualifies for next year’s Kindergarten program.

If you currently reside in the Grant Elementary boundariesplease stop by the school to fill out an information form about your child.

If you currently reside outside the Grant Elementary boundaries and would like your child to attend Kindergarten at Grant next year, Murray School District requires all non-resident students to apply to attend Murray City Schools.

You may pick up and submit your non-resident open enrollment PAPER application at the district office (5102 Commerce Dr.), office hours 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. There is a $5.00 fee per application and they take cash, check, or credit/debit cards.  Non-resident students who do not complete an application will be unable to register for the following school year.

If you have questions about the application / registration process, please call the school office at 801-264-7416