November 6, 2016

Week at a Glance 

11/06 Daylight Savings Time Ends
11/07, 11/09 Run Club 7:45-8:05am*
11/07 School Site Council 3pm - Library
11/07 Character & Wellness Council 3:30pm - Library
11/08 Vote! Polls Open from 7am-8pm
Manhattan Denim Trunk Show 20% to GVPTA 11am-2pm*
11/10 Joyful Giving 2:45-3:45pm - Room D3*
11/11 No School - Veterans Day

*Details Below

A Message from Our Principal

GRATITUDE If you do nothing else but cultivate a grateful response, then you will have spent this day well. This month we have several exciting activities and opportunities for students to experience and share the character value of GRATITUDE. Our mantra for the next few weeks and beyond will be Gators have an ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE.

GRATITUDE = HAPPINESS This week we are focusing on the science of happiness. Did you know that gratitude has powerful physiological effects on the brain and body? The feelings that come with gratitude trigger the calming branch of the autonomic nervous system, the parasympathetic system. Using MindUP curriculum, students will investigate and learn about the science of happiness. Here are some tools and tips for parents to help children cement the character value of GRATITUDE.

  • What are five things that make you happy?
  • What actions make others happy?
  • How does it feel when you pay someone a compliment?
  • What are the things you are grateful for every day?
  • Every day this week give three different people a compliment!
Gratefully yours,
Mrs. Doyle

Voting Day 11/8

MEASURES C & EE - BUILDING ON BB SUCCESS The funds from these bonds will bring much needed renovations to all five elementary schools, the MCHS gym, and more that will benefit our children and our community for generations to come. Learn more.

Manhattan Denim Give-Back 11/10

TRUNK SHOW 11AM-2PM - 920 MANHATTAN AVENUE Grab a girlfriend and come join us at Manhattan Denim for a glass of wine and an afternoon of shopping that will benefit our school. Meet founder/designer (and GV mom) Marianne McDonald and shop the fall 2016 collection. 20% of your purchase will be donated to GVPTA. Thank you, Manhattan Denim!

Joyful Giving Meets 11/10

3RD-5TH GRADE STUDENT COMMUNITY SERVICE GROUP The first meeting of Joyful Giving is this Thursday, 11/10, from 2:45-3:45pm in room D3. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students (and their parents) are invited to attend. We'll talk about showing gratitude in our daily lives and will create hearts for school staff. Students must be supervised by a parent or caregiver. Participating students who are dismissed at 2:15pm must wait at the lunch tables with their parent or caregiver until reporting to room D3 at 2:45pm. Questions? Email Ellen Padnos or Anne Hellie.

Gator Gratitude

CHRISSIE CLAY Thanks to Chrissie's leadership, Grand View is piloting a food donation program for MBUSD. Our cafeteria food overages are picked up daily by Food Finders and donated to those in need. And in her spare time, this super parent is working to get our student garden ready for planting. Thank you for making Grand View... and the world... a better place, Chrissie!


SMALL CLASSES, BIG DIFFERENCE Thanks to parent donations, Manhattan Beach elementary classes in Kindergarten through third grade remain small and personal. Our K-3 classes average just 23 students. And you can help preserve these small classes by giving to the MBEF Annual Appeal today. Thank you.

Run Club

FREE PIZZA COUPONS 11/9 Come take photos with Slice, the Fresh Brothers mascot. Every runner will receive a coupon for a free pizza. Thank you, Fresh Brothers! Run Club questions?

FREE Flu Shots 11/15

1:30-3:30 P.M. - DISTRICT OFFICE The LA County Dept. of Health will be offering a FREE flu clinic to the entire community on 11/15 in the MBUSD Board Room at 325 S. Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach. Flu mist will not be available at this clinic.

Halloween Photos

BOO-TIFUL PICTURES Photographer Steve Gafney captured priceless moments of our Halloween Parade. Parents may order inexpensive hi-res downloads or prints. Click to view and enter the password 455.

In the Library

NOVEMBER IS PICTURE BOOK MONTH "Picture books can make you laugh, cry, wonder, and become inspired... you can learn about what it means to be a good human being." --Matt Phelan Click for more.

DISCOVERY EDUCATION CONTINUES AT GV Thanks to our generous PTA, access to rich visual streaming content continues uninterrupted in 2016-17 for Grand View teachers!

Elementary Honor Band Auditions 12/3

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME 4th and 5th grade Band students are invited to sign up to audition for the District-wide Elementary Honor Band. Auditions will be Saturday, 12/3, at Pennekamp in room 25. Honor Band is designed to challenge and reward advanced enthusiastic Band students. Audition music and Honor Band requirements have been sent home with Band students and distributed via email from Band Director Tim Nail. Questions? Email Andrea Hynes.

Upcoming Events

Around Town

11/06 MB Historical Society Museum Open 12-3pm - Polliwog Park
11/08 MB Farmers Market 11am-4pm - Metlox
11/09 2nd-5th STEAM 3:30-4:30pm - MB Public Library
11/12 4th/5th Book Club Meets 2-3pm - MB Public Library
11/16 2nd-5th STEAM 3:30-5:00pm - MB Public Library
11/16 MB Pier Lighting & Holiday Open House 6-9pm - Downtown
11/30 2nd-5th STEAM 3:30-4:30pm - MB Public Library
12/02-12/04 Sandpipers Holiday Homes Tour
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