June 5, 2016

Week at a Glance 

06/06 Library Materials Due for Inventory*
06/07 2nd Grade Spring Sing 8:30am - Cafeteria
Parent Volunteer Tea 7:30-8:30am - Cafeteria*
06/08 GV Recorder and Band Concerts
06/08 Public Hearing on LCAP & 2016-17 MBUSD Budget - District Office
06/11 Manhattan Wine Auction 4:30pm - Manhattan Country Club

*Details Below

Library Materials Due 6/6 for Inventory

LOST A LIBRARY BOOK? While there is no fine for overdue books, if a book is lost or damaged it must be paid for in order for students to receive their report card. Click for payment info. If you feel our records are in error please email Heidi Snively. Thank you for your timely attention.

Volunteer Thank You 6/8

FROM RHONDA STEINBERG It is time for our teachers to thank each parent volunteer for the amazing number of hours given to make Grand View the "Happiest Place on Earth." If you have volunteered in the classroom, in the library, in the science lab, on a field trip, for a PTA event, or for a grade level extravaganza then you have earned a free ticket for our Annual Parent Volunteer Thank You get together. A light breakfast will be served and child care will be provided on the upper playground.
For: EVERY Parent Volunteer
When: 6/8 7:30-8:30am
Where: Cafeteria
Why: Because We Appreciate YOU

Calling All Costumes

PLEASE RETURN RENTED COSTUMES ASAP The Rent A Costume room (RAC) will be open Wed. 6/8 and Wed. 6/15 from 1:15-2:30pm. We will happily accept costume donations on these days. Questions? Call Judith de Waart at 310-739-7400 or our new RAC Chair Shawna Austin at 310-569-3796.

Frisbees Needed for P.E.

FROM MS. WOOD Our Frisbees are cracking due to wear and tear. If you have Frisbees that are going unused, we will happily put them to good play during P.E. Drop them off in the collection box outside of Ms. Wood's office.

Gator Gratitude

WHAT A FUN GATOR RUN! Sincere thanks to the extraordinary Co-Chairs: Kim Blum, Betsey Keeley, Andrea Hutter, Jamie Bedner, Deb Protell, Theresa Abelson, and Jill Lamkin. Many thanks to the wonderful volunteers and to our generous sponsors!

SOUND ARTS A huge note of thanks to the cast and families of "Let's Get Rockin!" The students were over-the-top incredible! See the program for details.

CARPET SQUARES Thank you to Jan Young from Greg's Carpet One for the generous donation of thirty carpet squares for the P.E. program.

Gator Gatherings 2016-17

ARE YOU A GREAT HOST, OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS? Hosted parties have become an auction favorite at our Annual Parent Party & Auction, and we hope to offer more hosted parties at next year's event. The 2016 Parent Party & Auction will be held in October (instead of March) and we'd like to identify party hosts before the end of this school year.

WAYS TO HELP Have some fun ideas for party themes? Willing to open your home as a party location? Want to coordinate an entire experience? Email Erin Coppola ecoppola130@gmail.com. Here are a few favorites from past years: Ping Pong Tournament (50 adults), Tequila Tasting (50 adults), 1st Grade Boys Movie Night (20 kids), Pumpkin Carving (60 kids). We look forward to your ideas, hospitality, and another fantastic auction next year!

Attention, Shoppers!

GV EARNED ALMOST $2K IN FREE MONEY! Our share of the Manhattan Village Mall Shopping 4 Students Rewards Program was $1,815 -- about $1,000 more than we earned last year! The new program began May 1st so you can continue to earn reward money for GV all summer at ANY Manhattan Village Mall business. Take receipts to the concierge or save them to turn in to the PTA room in the fall. See the flyer for details.

In the Library

GREAT GATORS ARE GREAT READERS 4,294 books were checked out in May -- 484 more than during the same time last year! The top patrons in each grade level: 5th-Alex Holcomb. 4th-Joshua Gurman. 3rd-Morgan Grantham. 2nd-Dylan Silva. 1st-Brady Whalen and Chloe Koehler-Costa (tie). Each will receive a little gift.

SUMMER READING Click for reading lists and activity sheets.

KEEP READING ALL SUMMER LONG AT THE MB PUBLIC LIBRARY Sign up for the online summer reading program for all ages at the LA County library website. A summer reading program is offered for babies, children, teens and adults.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING IN THE LIBRARY NEXT YEAR? Our spots fill up early! Please click to read what the duties entail then email hsnively@mbusd.org to add your name to the list of potential volunteers. Thank you!

Summer Fun

CAMP VIP It's time to confirm classes. Enrollment will continue once classes are confirmed, but classes with insufficient interest may be canceled. Sign up ASAP at  mbxfoundation.org so your kids won't miss out on some wonderful opportunities. Questions? Email Nancy@mbxfoundation.org.

07/18-07/21 MCHS Girls Soccer Team Camp for Girls Age 6-12
08/01-08/04 MCHS Girls Volleyball Team Camp for Girls Age 8-12
08/08-08/12 Patty Dodd Volleyball Clinic for Incoming 2nd-8th Graders
08/24-08/26 MCHS Mini Mustang Dance Camp for Incoming 1st-8th Graders

Entering Kindergarten Play Date 6/17

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! Do you have a child entering Kindergarten at Grand View in 2016-17? If so, please join us for a play date to make new friends and to get excited about attending school in the fall. Meet us at the GV Kindergarten playground on 6/17 from 4-6pm. The playground is located in the middle of the campus, surrounded by classrooms. Questions? Email Laura James laura.vanwinkle@yahoo.com, Sarah Abraham sarah.j.abraham@gmail.com, or Jessica Ernst jessicaernst.la@gmail.com. This is not a school-sponsored event.

El Segundo Art Walk

THIRD THURSDAYS OF THE SUMMER MONTHS El Segundo Art Walk displays art, music, and food in Downtown El Segundo and the Smoky Hollow District, 5-9pm, June 16, July 21, and August 18. Details at elsegundoartwalk.com.

Upcoming Events

06/14 Kindergarten Promotion - PAC - AMK 8:30am & PMK 12pm
06/14 1st Grade Pirate Party - Lower Field
MBUSD Board Meeting 6:30pm - District Office
06/16 5th Grade Promotion & Last Day of School

2016-17 Dates to Know

2016-17 School Calendar

08/27 Class Lists Posted 9am - Cafeteria Windows
08/29 First Day of School
08/31 Back to School Night for Kindergarten 5pm
09/08 Back to School Night for 1st-5th Grades (Minimum Day)
10/24-10/28 Parent/Teacher Goal Setting Conferences (Minimum Days)
11/28-12/2 Fall Reading Assessments (Minimum Days)
03/02 Open House
05/30, 06/01, 06/02 Spring Reading Assessments (Minimum Days)

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Around Town

06/05 2nd-3rd Grade Book Club 2-3pm - MB Public Library
06/07 MB Farmers Market 11am-4pm - Metlox
06/11 4th-5th Grade Book Club 2-3pm - MB Public Library
06/16 El Segundo Art Walk 5-9pm - 3rd Thursdays in Summer
06/22 MB Public Library Summer Reading Kickoff with Annie Banannie 11am-Noon
08/26 MBMS The Hunt
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