November 29, 2015

Week at a Glance

11/30-12/04 1st-5th Gr. Minimum Days 8:15am-12:40pm - Reading Assessments
11/30-12/04 Book Fair - Cafeteria*
11/30 Book Fair Fun Night Pizza Orders Due by Noon*
12/01 Book Fair Fun Night + Marketplace 5-8pm*
12/03 Book Fair Donuts for Dads 7-8am*
12/04 Jog-a-thon Donations Due*

*Details Below

Safety Reminder

RAMPS NOT STAIRS Please remember to use the Ladera ramps --not the stairs-- when walking with your children before, during, and after school. Remind caregivers of this school safety rule.

Book Fair 11/30-12/4

FUN NIGHT FOOD ORDERS EXTENDED Fresh Brothers pizza orders due by noon on Monday, 11/30.

A READING WONDERLAND THIS WEEK IN THE CAFETERIA We are partnering with Pages Bookstore for a fair that will be better than ever! Click here to volunteer. Hours: MON 8am-4pm. TUE 8am-3pm & 5-8pm. WED 8am-4pm. THU 7am-4pm. FRI 8am-1pm.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT + MARKETPLACE 12/1 5-8PM 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! Enter to win exciting raffle prizes with your Book Fair purchases. Food orders due by noon on 11/30.

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


SMALL CLASSES. BIG DIFFERENCE Thanks to parent donations, Manhattan Beach elementary classes in grades K-3 remain small and personal. Our K-3 classes average just 23 kids. And you can help us preserve these small classes by giving to the MBEF Annual Appeal today: Thank you. Click to see your classroom participation level.

Jog-a-thon Donations Due this Week

PLEDGES DUE12/4. PRIZES COMING 12/14 Congratulations to our amazing kids who ran 13,900 laps while earning money for our school! Pledge checks payable to GVPTA are due 12/4 or pay online at Prizes will be determined by funds received and delivered to the students starting 12/14.

Sponsor Spotlight: GROW

THE BEST WAY WE CAN THANK OUR SPONSORS IS BY SHOPPING WITH THEM! GROW is a locally owned family business that sells farm fresh locally grown and organic foods. Delivery service is available! GROW generously sponsors many of our events throughout the year including the Pancake Breakfast, the Jog-a-thon, and the Gator Run. Thanks, GROW!

Help the Homeless

NEW SOCKS AND USED SWEATERS Please help Mira Costa students Annabelle and Emma Mirhashemi provide new socks and gently used sweaters to homeless shelters in our area. Look for the collection box in the front office and kindly donate before the holidays. Thank you.

Gator Gratitude

THANKS FOR THE MIGHTY FINE PANCAKE BREAKFAST We are much obliged to Kelli Spriggs and the volunteers for all the good fun and tasty vittles! Thanks kindly to the sponsors!

JOG-A-THON Thank you to the fantastic volunteers and committee who made our inaugural event an overwhelming success. Special thanks to Troy and Jen Jappel, Aimee Fahlbusch, Kelli Spriggs, Bobbie Kokorowski, Jen Spreitzer, Shelly Huber, Kristen Lukas, Amanda Zaumeyer, El Raker, Jamie Bedner, Thi Do, Naomi Mack, April Brown, Lisa Schlager, Krissy Magraudy, Vicki Tyler, and the entire pledge counting crew!

Upcoming Events

12/07 & 12/08 Sound Arts Holiday Show 7-8:30pm - PAC
12/18 Unclaimed Lost & Found Donated After School
12/21-01/01 Winter Break
01/18 No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


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Around Town

11/30-12/18 MB Santa Float Schedule
12/05 & 12/06 MB Parks & Rec Gingerbread House Workshop - MB Art Center
12/11 Parent's Night Out Dance Camp (Kids 1st-5th Grade) 6-10pm - MCHS / Registration
12/12 & 12/13 MB Parks & Rec Gingerbread House Workshop - MB Art Center
12/13 Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks
12/21-12/22 MCHS Boys Volleyball Holiday Camp (Ages 9-14)
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