March 16, 2014

Science Expo 3/19

FREE EVENT! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! The Icky Yucky Gross Bug Guy returns plus we'll have a planetarium, archeologists, Valentine’s Traveling Nature Class, four great food trucks and more! Details at Click here to help!

Gator Run Art Entries Due 3/19

KIDS! WE WANT YOUR ARTWORK! Draw, paint, or color our Grand View Gator running like a champion across the Gator Run finish line. The winning artwork will be featured on t-shirts, banners, flyers, postcards, and websites. Please use only four (or fewer) colors. Black doesn't have to count as one of the colors. For more info contact Kim Blum. (At left, last year's winning design by Lily Kresser.)

Gator Gratitude

PARENT PARTY Thank you to Andrea Hutter, Stephanie Graham and Beth Wood for putting on an amazing Parent Fundraiser Party at MotoArt! Special thanks to the following people who were crucial to the event's success: Anicia Mendez, Jill Brown, Jessica Butler, Andrea Zislis, Heather de Roos, Mariko Ostboe, Kathy Poje, and Annie Walker. A record-breaking 347 tickets were sold and the fundraising goal was exceeded. Many thanks to those who contributed silent auction items or experiences!
Keep an eye out for the Flash Sale! Due to a technical glitch we could not bid on some auction items: an all-access pass to Lady Gaga... Cher... and more!

PRIDE DAY Thank you to Dave Curry and all the dedicated volunteers for sprucing up our beautiful campus just in time for the visiting VIPs (see below). Grand View appreciates you!

GV Ready to Dazzle 3/17

TOUR DETERMINES PRESTIGIOUS RECOGNITION On Monday we will highlight our accomplishments to a team of visiting educators who will determine if our school may be designated a 2014 California Distinguished School. The tour will begin with breakfast with our staff then will rotate to a number of classrooms to observe our Writer's Workshop program in action. There will be a close examination of our reading intervention program plus interviews with members of our staff, PTA, School Site Council, Board of Trustees, and District personnel. We look forward to showing off our wonderful school!

Please Keep Lunch Accounts Current

CHECK YOUR ACCOUNT Please help shorten the time it takes to serve lunch to hundreds of students by keeping an adequate balance on your child's lunch account. Visit to deposit money into your child's account.

Literacy Outreach 3/31-4/4

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 will be in the Library hall from 3/31-4/4. 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.

Scripping into Spring

SUPPORT GV WITH VACATION & SPORTS PURCHASES Going skiing? Or to the desert? Staying home to get things organized? Kids starting a new spring sport? Dick's Sporting Goods, Super Sports and Sports Authority are on hand at the scrip table to help you get it all done.

Gator Gear

SPRING SPECIAL Our National Green Ribbon Award t-shirt is on sale for $10. It features our locally world famous message "Turns Out it IS Easy Being Green!" Perfect for Earth Day coming up in April!

Wanted: GV Photos 1939-1989

SPRING CELEBRATION Grand View turns 75 this year and we'd love to incorporate your photos from the school's first fifty years into the spring celebration. Please contact Annie Walker or Ashley Osterkamp.

Honorary Service Award

NOMINATIONS OPEN The Honorary Service Award is a PTA award recognizing deserving parents, teachers, or school and community volunteers for outstanding service to the educational, cultural, spiritual, recreational, and/or service oriented activities for the growth of our children and our school. We encourage all parents and staff to submit nominations for those individuals you feel deserve to be honored for outstanding service for the betterment of our children. Please submit the Honorary Service Award nomination form to the school office by 3/21.

Camp VIP & Summer Soccer

UNIQUE SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES The Camp VIP schedule and registration are available at For more info email Nancy Rosenburg or call 310-503-1771.

GIRLS SUMMER SOCCER CAMP Hosted by Mira Costa Girls Soccer for girls age 6-12. Details and enrollment at

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