March 20, 2016

Week at a Glance 

03/25 Gator Run Artwork Deadline (new date)
03/25 Wear Green or Gator Gear
03/25 Unclaimed Lost & Found Donated After School

*Details Below

Safety Reminder

MORNING ARRIVAL Playground games are not allowed before school starts as there is no supervision. Students are welcome to join Run Club from 7:45-8:05am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Otherwise, students should arrive no earlier than 8am and should wait for the 8:10 bell at the lunch benches.

Gator Run Art Contest

KIDS! WE WANT YOUR ARTWORK! Draw, paint, or color our Grand View Gator running like a champion across the Gator Run finish line. This will be the Gator Run's 21st anniversary. Submit your artwork in the PTA work room by 3/25 (new date.) 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. Questions? Email Betsey Keely at

Honorary Service Award

NOMINATIONS OPEN The Honorary Service Award is a PTA award recognizing deserving parents, teachers, or community volunteers for outstanding service to our students and/or our school. We encourage all parents and staff to submit nominations for individuals you feel deserve to be honored. Please submit the HSA nomination form to the school office by 3/31.

Run Club

FIRST TIMERS & BRING-A-FRIEND WEEK Kids and parents: join us from 7:45-8:05am for prizes and giveaways M-W-F this week. We'll have Popsicle & ice cream coupons, Dri-fit t-shirts, and Yogurtland gift cards. If you've never participated before, this is the week to give Run Club a try! If you are a regular, this is the week to invite a friend, classmate, or neighbor!

Parenting Classes

FREE MBEF is partnering with Pepperdine University to provide a five-part series of parenting classes in April and May for parents of children in grades K-5. This is a free program, and you may attend any or all classes, but reservations are required. Click for details and to reserve a spot.

PTA Reflections Art Contest Winners

CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you to all our entrants for sharing the gift of your creativity! Please pick up your entry after school this Tuesday, 3/22, from the PTA work room. Questions? Contact Virginia Vilchis at
In Music Composition:
Jackson Cato - MBUSD Council First Place Winner, Intermediate
Sam Cato - MBUSD Council First Place Winner, Primary
In Visual Arts:
Emma Sweeny - MBUSD Council First Place Winner, Primary
Ellis Tuppan - 2nd Place
Amelia Strotton - 3rd Place
Avery Hartman - 3rd Place
Eliana Moore - Honorable Mention
Caroline Newbold - Honorable Mention
Max Rossmann - Honorable Mention
Maximo Moore - Honorable Mention
In Sculpture:
Emelia Bales - 2nd Place
In Literature/Film Production:
Asya Yuret - 2nd Place

Summer Opportunities

CAMP VIP & MB/X PARTNER CAMPS Registration is open at Current 5th graders: take a look at the unique adventure trips offered by ARC at Meadows. Questions? Contact Nancy Rosenberg at or 310-503-1771. Proceeds from Camp VIP and MB/X are donated to MBUSD.

MANHATTAN BEACH PARKS & REC Click for summer camp info and registration.

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