February 2, 2014

Want to Be More Involved at Grand View?

5TELL US BY 2/8 Are you a closet artist? Accountant? Event planner? Get involved during the 2014-15 school year and make a difference, all while making memories! We have positions ranging from Student Garden to Young At Art, and no contribution of time and energy is too small! If you are interested in one or more positions, please click here and share your interests by February 8. This is an amazing opportunity to get involved and give back to the school which gives so much to our kids. Consider signing up today. 

From the Principal

GRADES 3-5: PREPARING FOR STATE TESTING PILOT Please read the letter below to find out how home experiences make a significant difference in schoolwork, with an emphasis on what you can do to further support your student at home in areas ranging from comprehension and critical thinking to keyboarding skills. Grades 3-5: Preparing for Our Spring State Testing Pilot.

SAMPLE ITEMS & PERFORMANCE TASKS English Language Arts and Mathematics from smarterbalanced.org.

Thank You from MBEF!

MOST SUCCESSFUL APPEAL EVER! Thank you Grand View families for your donations to the MBEF Annual Appeal. Donations are still coming in, and we are still counting, but we know we’ve raised $5.1 million to date, the most we’ve ever raised in an Annual Appeal! If you would like to donate, you may still make a pledge or gift at mbef.org or by calling 310-303-3342 or by sending a check to school or to MBEF.

With Love from Scrip - Easy as 1-2-3

1. Check out the great vendors on the order form.
2. Fill out the form and designate VALENTINE on your order for FREE gift wrap.
3. Give the gift of scrip to make your Valentine HAPPY!
Stock up on ALL your shopping needs at the scrip table or online.

Valentine Cookie Sale 2/10-11

PROCEEDS SUPPORT BUDDY BENCH INSTALLATION Treat your Valentine to a cookie and you'll help provide a Buddy Bench on the playground. The Community Service arm of the 5th Grade Student Council has teamed up with Cake Bakeshop for this sweet fundraiser. Cookies will be for sale 2/10 and 2/11 from 2:15-3:15pm by the cafeteria tables. At $2 each, they're a perfect way to say Happy Valentine's Day to teachers, friends, and family!

Parent Education Night 2/11

5-8PM AT PACIFIC ELEMENTARY - SIGN UP BY 2/6 Don't miss this enlightening educational event for both students and parents sponsored by Pacific PTA. Click for session topics and presenters. Sign up online by 2/6.

Hula Hoop Challenge 2/14

AFTER SCHOOL - UPPER PLAYGROUND The Hula Hoop Challenge has become a favorite GV tradition! It's fun! It's healthy! It's a little bit wacky! Bring your own hoop, or borrow one of ours. 2:15pm for grades 1-2-3 and 2:45pm for grades 4-5 and Kindergarten. The ice cream window will be open from 2:15-3:15pm.

2014-15 Kindergarten Registration 2/24-2/28

REGISTRATION BEGINS 2/24 Information is posted on the MBUSD website. Children qualify to register for Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year if they will turn 5 on or before September 1, 2014. Children who turn 5 during the window of September 2 – December 2 qualify for our Transitional Kindergarten program. We are not screening incoming Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten students. MBUSD Kindergarten Registration 2014-15.

In the Library

GREAT GATORS ARE GREAT READERS 3,476 items were checked out in January, 291 more than during the same time last year! The top patrons for the month: Alyssa Bauer, Ella Davis, Luigi Salvaggio, and Michaela Webb. Each will receive a Fresh Brothers gift certificate.

ALA AWARDS The Oscars of the book world! Of special note: Caldecott (picture book), Newbery (children's literature), Sibert (informational book), and Geisel (beginning reader).

Parking Lot Courtesy

REMINDER If your car accidentally scrapes another car in our tight parking lot, please do leave a note.

Lost Necklace

SILVER, PINK, WHITE ST. CHRISTOPHER This necklace was lost Tuesday, 1/28, possibly during the Book Club meeting on the A-level. If found please email Michelle Ehrhard or call 310-920-0624.

Upcoming Events

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Around Town

02/08 Family Storytime at Pages with Ms. Melissa 11am
02/08 Pizza with a Cop 11am-1pm - Round Table
02/12 MBPL Kinder Art & Seek Story at Joslyn Center 3pm
02/24 Art Contest Deadline: Rules & Entry Form
03/01 Registration Deadline: JLG Training/Conditioning at Costa
03/08 Tot Lot Groundbreaking Party 10am-Noon - Live Oak Park

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