November 8, 2015

Week at a Glance

11/09 EDP November Camp Registration Due*
11/10 Donate Halloween Candy*
Gator Grub Fundraiser - Marine Street Cafe*
11/10 Free Flu Vaccine Clinic 1-3pm - District Office
11/11 Veterans Day - No School
11/12 Reflections Art Entries Due*
11/12 Pancake Breakfast Ticket Deadline*
11/13 Last Day to Review Math Textbook Options 3pm - PTA Room
Jog-a-thon Pledge Forms Due*
11/14 Dads' Poker Party*
11/15 Pancake Breakfast 8:30-11:30am - Cafeteria*

*Details Below

From the Front Office

SAFETY AND SECURITY REMINDER All adult visitors and volunteers must sign in at the office and get a badge when on campus during school hours.

Gator Grub Fundraiser 11/10

ALL DAY AT MARINE STREET CAFE! Support Grand View and a Grand View family restaurant on 11/10! Marine Street Cafe will donate 20% of dine-in sales throughout the entire day to GVPTA. Please present this flyer to your server. Call 310-545-5518 for dinner reservations and say you are a GV Gator.

Dads' Poker Party 11/14

HAVE FUN RAISING FUNDS FOR OUR KIDS! Last year we raised $50,000+ having the best fun! Next up: the locally world famous Dad's Poker Party on 11/14 generously hosted by the Zebrowski and Greenberg families.

Pancake Breakfast Roundup 11/15

GET TICKETS BY 11/12 Chow down on some tasty breakfast vittles for only $7 per person (under 2 eat for free) and enjoy all our Western hospitality at Gator Ranch on Sunday, 11/15. Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door, so buy yours by Thursday, 11/12! Thanks in advance to our sponsors!

VOLUNTEERS WANTED Sign up here to help. We need decorators, set-up help, food wranglers, and a pick-up hay driver. Even one hour will be mighty appreciated! Questions? Email Kelli Spriggs.

Jog-a-thon 11/17

PLEDGE FORMS DUE FRIDAY 11/13 Pledge forms, prize info, and an updated running schedule are at Sign up here to volunteer.

Student Art Contest

PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL PTA REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST Reflect on the theme "Let Your Imagination Fly," create an original work, and be recognized! Click for presentation and framing guidelines. Print the official entry form. More info at or view the flyer. Entries due 11/12 in the PTA room. Questions? Email Vicky Vilchis.

Book Fair 11/30-12/4

A READING WONDERLAND We are partnering with Pages Bookstore for a fair that will be better than ever! Click here to volunteer.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT + MARKETPLACE 12/1 Something for everyone! Kids can hang out and take a photo with Olaf, sing along with Music Rhapsody, and create their own bookmark and cookies! Parents can shop for holiday gifts from Pages and more than ten specialty vendors! Fresh Brothers pizza orders and Beckers cookie orders are due 11/20. Look for the flyer and order form in the Tuesday Envelope.

DONUTS FOR DADS 12/3 A sweet opportunity for dads to shop with their kids from 7-8am.

Run Club 11/9, 11/13

GV DADS GUEST VIPS FRIDAY Dads who run, walk, scan, or cheer the kids on 11/13 will receive a raffle ticket to win a stunning SKYWATCH timepiece kindly donated by the Ibarra family.

CONGRATULATIONS! The following classes had the highest number of runners in their grade level last week 1st: Olson/Johnson. 2nd: Daughdrill/Downey. 3rd: Miles. 4th: Shaw-Bueno. 5th: Spragg. More info at

In the Garden

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Please email Cheryl DeFonce if you are able to help water the newly-planted Children's Garden. When exploring the garden with your little ones, please stay on the paths, and let caregivers know to keep children out of the planted areas.

EDP November Camp

11/23-11/25 7:30AM-5PM AT PACIFIC SCHOOL All students may attend this three-day camp, even if not currently in the EDP program. Forms are available at Registration and payment are due by 11/9. Questions? Email Susana Anton.

Donate Unwanted Halloween Candy

DROP OFF CANDY AND LETTERS IN THE OFFICE BY 11/10 Collected candy will be donated to Operation Gratitude, a program that sends care packages and sweets to troops overseas. Please consider writing a letter or drawing a picture to be included in the care packages. Many thanks to parent Brett Zebrowski for organizing the collection.

From the Health Office

ALL ABOUT LICE FROM HEALTH AIDE PAULA SODEIKA Lice happens. Read this letter to be prepared. Questions? Email

MB Hometown Fair Board Openings

MB RESIDENTS The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair Board, a 20-member all volunteer board, is looking for new members. If you are a resident of Manhattan Beach interested in helping to plan and participate in the South Bay's favorite fair, held annually in early October, please email Vice President Jeanna Harkenrider or call 310-489-9916.

TEDx Sold Out

ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAIT LIST FOR TEDx MANHATTAN BEACH 11/14 Meet twelve scientists, teachers, entrepreneurs, artists, moms, dads, and students who give us a glimpse of tomorrow --today. They show us "What's Next?!" Wait list at

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Around Town

11/11 Mini Mustangs Basketball Clinic (Boys/Girls K-5th Grade)
11/11 Rugby Day Camp Info (Boys/Girls Age 5-14) / Registration Form
11/14 TEDx What's Next?! - MBMS
11/17 Tween Tuesday Book Party (Grades 5-8) 3:30-5pm MB Library
11/18 Downtown Holiday Open House & Pier Lighting
11/21 FREE Coder Dojo (Ages 7-17) 10am-Noon - MB Library - Registration Required
11/21 FREE Coder Dojo Girls Only (Ages 7-17) Noon-1pm - MB Library - Registration Required
11/30-12/18 MB Santa Float Schedule
12/13 Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks
12/21-12/22 MCHS Boys Volleyball Holiday Camp (Ages 9-14)
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