March 5, 2017

Week at a Glance 

03/06, 03/08, 03/10 Run Club 7:45-8:05am
03/07 Morning Mindfulness 7:45-8:05am - Room 23*
03/07 Manhattan Beach General Municipal Election Day*
03/10 Spirit Day - Wear Green or Gator Gear
03/10 Ice Cream Window Open 2:15-3pm
03/10 Unclaimed Lost & Found Donated After School
Summer Camp Expo 10am-2pm - MBMS*
*Details Below

A Message from the Principal

SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK This week we will remind everyone to be SAFE at drop off and to be KIND and SAFE on the playgrounds. Look for student and parent volunteers with orange vests who will remind everyone to drive and walk carefully around school. Thanks for your help in making Grand View safe and happy!

KINDNESS MATTERS ASSEMBLY Warm thanks to those who came to support us at the assembly on Friday. Our hearts were warmed by the wonderful sense of encouragement for each of our students who spoke, sang, performed, or received an "I Set the Standard" t-shirt. It was clear that at Grand View KINDNESS matters and that we are helping each other to use our voice for KINDNESS, our ears for COMPASSION, our hands for CHARITY, our minds for TRUTH, and our hearts for LOVE! Enjoy our finale song at home. Kids love it! Sesame Street: Try a Little Kindness  (with Tory Kelly).

21-DAY KINDNESS CHALLENGE Keep the momentum going by performing simple but meaningful good deeds! KINDNESS is contagious, so pass it on! Gratefully, Mrs. Doyle.

Hug and Go Drop Off

BE SAFE. BE QUICK. Everyone wants to get their kids to school safely and quickly. This week, parents, students, and MBPD officers will be on hand to help with morning drop off, encouraging everyone to "hug and go." Remember there is no parking and leaving your car in the drop off lane at upper Grand View. If your child needs more time to get organized and say goodby please park in the parking lot or in legal parking spots in the surrounding neighborhood. Better yet, walk or ride to school. Remember, if students choose to skateboard to school they must pick up their board once they reach Grand View as skateboarding is never allowed on school grounds. Thanks for helping to make everyone's morning brighter!

UPON ARRIVAL There is no supervision before school so children must sit at the lunch benches until it's time to walk to class. We do encourage children to participate in Run Club every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:45-8:05am, and we  offer Yoga every Tuesday in March in Room 23 from 7:45-8:05 am.

This Tuesday - Your Vote Matters

CALLING ALL MB RESIDENTS - PARENTS AND STAFF! Your vote is needed in the Manhattan Beach City Council Elections this Tuesday, 3/7. Remember, our City Council members have the ability to close our school district's budget funding gap and maintain the high quality education our children enjoy in Manhattan Beach. Spend five minutes to cast your vote at your local polling place or mail in your absentee ballot (see the voter guide for postmark rules). Visit the City of MB Election page for more info. Thank you for voting!

Last Call to Buy Yearbooks

DON'T MISS OUT! Order at The kids love collecting signatures at the end of school, and you'll enjoy reminiscing over the pictures in the years to come. Can't remember if you ordered yours already? The list of orders to date should be up and running by Sunday. Questions? Email Sandy Quigley.

Gator Run Art Contest

KIDS! WE WANT YOUR ARTWORK! Draw, paint, or color our Grand View Gator running like a champion across the finish line! This is the 22nd Annual Murad Family Foundation Grand View Gator 5K. The winning design will be featured on t-shirts, banners, flyers, postcards, and websites. Qualifying designs must use only four (or fewer) colors. Black does not have to count as one of the colors. Entries are due 3/17 in the PTA room. Questions? Email Betsey Keely. Last year's design, pictured at left, was by Ella Luthro.

Movie Screening 3/10

A PLASTIC OCEAN The MBMS Green Team is proud to host a screening of A Plastic Ocean this Friday in the MBMS Multipurpose Room. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be sold, but bring your refillable water bottle. No single-use water bottles will be sold at this green event. Tickets $5 at the door or email Nicole Sevier. View the trailer.

Summer Camp Expo 3/11

GREAT INFO! FOOD TRUCKS! BIKE SAFETY! Check out more than fifty camp options at the Summer Camp Expo on Saturday, 3/11, from 10am-2pm at MBMS and sponsored by Meadows Elementary. Food trucks and bike safety training will be available. Bring the whole family and get your plan for summer fun done.

MBX SUMMER CAMP OPTIONS MBX is partnering with four fantastic programs: Steve and Kate's Camp, Performing Arts Workshop, TGA Premier Sports, and Planet Bravo. Visit for enrollment links. Camp VIP options will be posted soon, including a focus on serving incoming Kindergartners, LEGO for grades 3-5, Robotics, and more. Questions? Email Nancy Rosenburg or call 310-503-1771.

FREE Science Expo 3/15, 3-7pm

EXPLORE THE WONDERS OF SCIENCE! Check out the magic of science with robotics, coding, planets, amazing animals, and much more! Food trucks, too! Parent volunteers are needed to help with the exhibits. Please sign up here. For more info visit

Gator Gratitude

AN EPIC THANK YOU! The Grunge Party hosted by the Barnes, Clay, Gendron, and Pedersen families raised over $12,000 for our school!

Morning Mindfulness Continues

YOGA EVERY TUESDAY The Character and Wellness Committee is pleased to continue offering Morning Mindfulness with Joanie in March, and expanded to include students in grades 1-5. 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28 from 7:45-8:05am in Room 23. More info is posted on the homepage of A few volunteers would be appreciated. Click to sign up.

Save the Date!

GATOR GRUB FUNDRAISER ALL DAY AT CPK 3/20 & 3/21 We got a super-sweet deal from our friends at CPK: 20% of ALL purchases ALL day (11am-10pm) over TWO days will be donated to our school! That includes dine-in, take-out, catering, and all (yes, ALL) beverage orders! Just show your server the CPK flyer on your phone, no need to print out anything!

BONUS! CPK says the classroom with the highest number of check-ins will get a pizza party in June! This is our only Gator Grub FUNdraiser this year. Enjoy!

In the Library

GREAT GATORS ARE GREAT READERS 3,360 items were checked out and enjoyed during the short month of February! And a big thank you to GVPTA for the two new CPUs that run the circulation desk computers. Now the high volume of checking in and checking out goes so much more smoothly with no sudden crashes!

Upcoming Events

Around Town

03/10 Deadline to Sign Up for JG Conditioning Program - MCHS
03/10 Screening "A Plastic Ocean" 6pm - MBMS - Tickets $5
03/12 Mini Mustangs Youth Track Meet - Registration
04/10-04/14 Golf Camp for Ages 6-14
07/24-07/27 Cheer Clinic for K-8 Girls - MCHS
08/07-08/10 Volleyball Camp for Ages 7-14 - MCHS
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