March 23, 2014

Parent Survey - Be Heard

RESPOND BY 4/4 Your School Site Council and PTA want to hear from you! Please take five minutes to complete the Parent Survey. Your feedback on programs, events, and communications will be used to determine any changes needed in 2014-15. Thank you!

Testing the Test

GV STUDENTS TO FIELD TEST NEW ASSESSMENT SYSTEM Along with thousands of schools across California, GV will participate in a field test of the new computer-based tests that will replace the STAR program. Read on for details from Principal Rhonda Steinberg.

Parent Party Auction Items Available

WE'VE STILL GOT A FEW GREAT OPPORTUNITIES There are still spots available in the kids baseball clinic with Mira Costa Coach Cass Olson, the basketball clinic with Brynn Cameron, and many more events from the Parent Party silent auction. Click here to see all the possibilities. And if you missed the party, click here to see all the great donation opportunities to help make Grand View a better place. 

Early Bird Yearbook Price Ends 3/31

ORDER TODAY AND SAVE! Purchase your yearbook for only $26 until 3/31. The price increases to $35 on 4/1... no foolin'!

Jeff Goodrich Soccer Classic

PARENTS! JOIN THE GRAND VIEW TEAM! The parents of Manhattan Beach are forming teams to compete in the Jeff Goodrich Parent Soccer Classic in May. Your fancy footwork can help GV take the title, and it's all for a good cause. Entry fees go up after 4/15 so interested parents should contact Alan Franz ASAP.

Gator Gratitude

SCIENCE EXPO - WOW! Thank you to Ellen Scott and her amazing team of volunteers - especially Christine Cronin-Hurst, Lydia Burstein, and Karin Longhurst - for a great night of science sponsored by GVPTA. Many thanks to the student docents for all the help!

NEW BASKETBALLS Thank you to Manhattan Beach Youth Basketball for our new basketball equipment!

Got Pet Supplies?

DONATIONS TO BENEFIT LOCAL SHELTER Girl Scout Troop #16785 will collect new and gently used pet supplies now to 4/4. Beds, toys, collars, litter and litter boxes, rugs, towels, food, grooming supplies, and unexpired flea medications are greatly appreciated. Look for collection bins at the front office and the by the PAC.

Literacy Outreach

BOOK DRIVE & REFURBISHMENT TO BENEFIT COMPTON SCHOOL LIBRARY Spring cleaning? Please donate gently used K-8 children's books to our 3rd Annual Access Books Project. Collection bins are in the Library hall until 4/4. Sturdy boxes are also needed to transport the books.

WANT TO DO MORE? Join us on 4/5 when we work together to refurbish the library at Lincoln Elementary. All are welcome, many helping hands are needed. Contact Lizzie Fong for details.

GOT EVEN MORE BOOKS? Please save adult books and less than gently used children's books for 4/14 when we start collecting for the Spring Fair Used Book Booth.

GV Spring Fair 5/3

SAVE THE DATE The Spring Fair is the first Saturday in May from 10am-5pm. Spend the day with family and friends enjoying games, amusements, food booths, the talent show, and lots more! Details to come!

2nd Annual Run/Walk for Bill 3/29

BENEFITS PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH Last year's event in memory of beloved GV dad Bill Dunbar was a huge success so friends and family are doing it again! Sign up online.

Summer Fun

CAMP VIP REGISTRATION OPEN The Camp VIP schedule and registration are available at New this year: Planet Bravo offered at MBMS. For more info email Nancy Rosenburg or call 310-503-1771.

EDP CAMP Fun-filled weeks of sports, arts & crafts, field trips, special guests, and weekly beach days. Registration opens 4/14 and the necessary forms (registration, emergency, permission) can be found at For more info email Susana Anton.

JULY CHEER CAMP The Mira Costa Cheer Squad will host a cheer camp 7/21-7/25. Sign up now at  

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