May 4, 2014

GV Receives Top State Honor

WOO-HooOOoo! The wonderful place we know and love as the "Happiest School on Earth" has the honor of being recognized as a California Distinguished School. "This award is a direct reflection of the dedication, hard work, and vision of your school's educational community," says State Superintendent Tom Torlakson. See the press release.

Gator Gratitude

WHAT A WONDERFUL SPRING FAIR! Many thanks to Jo Karambelas and her team of volunteers for a fun event!

Growing Wild Is Wild about GV

SALES FROM 5/5 TO 5/10 BENEFIT GV Looking for the perfect Mother's Day or Teacher Appreciation gift? Join us at Growing Wild at 1201 Highland Ave. MB from 5/5-5/10 when 20% of all purchases will be donated to our school. This applies to in-store, online, and phone orders. Present this flyer or mention Grand View at the time of purchase.

Trunk Show to Benefit GV

SHOP 5/7 & 5/8 FROM 11AM-1PM & 6-8PM Join us for a two-day jules.losangeles trunk show when 25% of all sales will be donated to our school. Shop for Mother's Day and Teacher Appreciation Week at the home of designer Jules Feng at 465 30th St. MB.

Wanted: Campus Supervisor Subs

ROCK THIS STUNNING VEST We desperately need subs to help supervise our students from 11:20am-1:20pm at the lunch tables and on the playground. We would love to add your name to our on-call list. Hourly wage is $10.17. Contact Rhonda Steinberg.

Blood Drive 5/6 - 8:30am-2:30pm - PAC

ATTENTION HEROES Donors will receive vouchers for an LA Galaxy soccer game or discounts for Union Pizza Co. Please schedule an appointment at - sponsor code: GRANDVIEW. For more info contact Cammie Ott or Ellen Scott.

Gator Run 6/7 8am - Benefits MBEF

DISCOUNT FAMILY RATE ENDS 5/30 - Register your entire family now for this year's Murad Family Foundation Grand View Gator 5k and receive the family discount rate of $75.

This community-wide event brings serious runners, joyful joggers, and walkers together to raise funds for MBEF. The school with the highest participation (excluding GV) will receive the Spirit Trophy!

Run Club Every Tue./Thu. in May

TRAIN FOR THE GATOR RUN It's not too late to join this free, fun, non-competitive before school program for 1st-5th graders! Permission slip and details at

Give Scrip for Mother's Day

IT'S NOT TOO LATE Scrip is a great way to show the mothers in your life how much you care. Easy, convenient, and something for everyone! Check out the list of vendors at or fill out an order form and drop it off in the PTA room.

4th/5th GATE Screening 5/21

PERMISSION SLIP DUE 5/16 4th and 5th grade GATE screening will be held 5/21 at 2pm at Grand View. Click here for the permission slip. Return the slip to Shelley Benke in Educational Services by 5/16. Visit for more info about the GATE program.

FREE Computer Reading Program

FOR SUMMER 2014 The FREE Enriching Reading Proficiency program is tailored to fit your child's reading needs and summer schedule. Click to find out about the parent training schedule. Training registration is due 5/15 and training space is limited!

Wanted: Career Day Speakers

EVENT DATE: 6/11 - 8-10:30AM - PAC Help broaden our 5th graders' horizons! Present info about your current job, past experiences, or career goals. For details contact Kiley Duncan with your name, email address, and occupation or job title. Please pass this opportunity along to members of the community you think would make great Career Day speakers.

Two Lost Necklaces

MISSING FROM KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM Have you seen two rose gold necklaces? They belong to Mrs. Abt and were last seen on her desk. One has a circle pendant, and the other has three interlocking circles suspended as a pendant from a long chain - similar to the photos at left. They were gifts to Mrs. Abt from her mother. If found please return to the front office.

In the Library

GREAT GATORS ARE GREAT READERS 3,055 books were circulated during April! Top patrons for the month: Slater Heidrich, Kiley Keating, Luigi Salvaggio, and Taye Cha. Each will receive a small toy surprise.

GREAT GATORS ARE GREAT WRITERS Check out The Student Statement newsletter written by 5th grade students Ainsley Childress and Kate Ramallo.

SCREEN-FREE WEEK 5/5-11 Turn OFF entertainment screen media and turn ON life! (Work and school assignments not included, of course!) Unplug and play, read, daydream, create, explore nature, and spend time with family and friends.

SUMMER READING MBUSD Summer Reading Lists are posted at While titles may be requested for pick up at the temporary County bookmobile, due to space limitations summer reading books will not be stocked there, says Community Library Manager Don Gould.

GAP Registration Open

SPRING SESSION CLASSES BEGIN 5/5 Enroll at for classes that enrich the school experience. For more info email Gina Marcarelli or call 310-415-6883.

Summer Fun

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

CAMP EDP Registration, emergency forms, and permission slips can be found at For more info email Susana Anton.

MB PARKS & REC THEATER CAMP LA Parent Magazine Voted Best Summer Camp & Children's Live Theater. Info and registration.

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