May 17, 2015

Week at a Glance

05/18 School Site Council 3-4pm - Library
05/20 Girl Scout Info 8:15-9am - Cafeteria - Contact Shelby Weinstein
05/20 MBUSD Board Meeting 6:30pm - District Office
05/21 PTA Meeting All Parents Welcome 8:30am - Cafeteria*

*Details below

PTA Meeting 5/21

MBEF BUDGET UPDATE MBEF Executive Director Farnaz Golshani Flechner will speak about the programs MBEF will fund in 2015-16. Thursday, 5/21, 8:30am in the Cafeteria. Click to see what your donations supported in 2014-15.

Paint-a-Gator 6/6

FAMILY MURAL PAINTING FUN AT THE SPRING FAIR 10AM-5PM Click here to sign up your family for a 30 minute time slot to paint the new Grand View Gator Mural in the amphitheater behind the Cafeteria. No artistic talent required. Thank you to BE Education - Beautify Earth for making this project possible.

49th Annual Spring Fair 6/6

10AM-5PM - UPPER PLAYGROUND Featuring the fabulous talent show, tasty eats from local restaurants, game booths, inflatables, and much more!

VOLUNTEER FOR FUN Help make the Fair amazing! Volunteer at your grade level sponsored booth, the Chili Booth, MakerSpace Booth, Book Booth, Student Store, and more. Sign up today! For more info visit or contact Jo Karambelas.

FAIR SPONSORS WANTED Please consider donating $100 by 5/27 and your name (or company name) will be featured on our front gate sponsorship banner. Click for details. Thank you!

TEACHER/STAFF RAFFLE Enter to win a memorable experience with GV teachers and staff. Raffle offerings were sent home in the Tuesday Envelope and can be found at Raffle tickets will be available at the fair and all proceeds go to MBEF.

CHILI COOK OFF Dust off that crock pot, test that secret family recipe, and enter the Chili Cook Off! Contestants please contact Amanda Zaumeyer or Ali Snyder.

BOOK SALE BOOTH Clean out your closets and go under the beds to donate used books, DVDs and CDs to the Grand View Fair Used Book Booth. Drop off your donations in the Library hallway. There will also be a drop box at the flag pole and at the Bell Avenue entrance. Questions? Contact Bobbie Kokorowski.

BOOTH TICKETS Order your Fair tickets online at or turn in the flyer to the PTA room. Tickets can be used at ALL fair booths. 6/3 is the deadline for classroom delivery. 6/5 at 2pm is the deadline for pre-order will call pick-up. Questions? Contact Courtney Halle.

School Supplies for 2015-16

ORDER ONLINE BY 6/30 Visit 1st Day School Supplies, Locate Grand View and select your child's grade for NEXT YEAR. Our teachers have carefully chosen their supply lists. Please support their choices and save yourself gas, time, and frustration by purchasing your complete kit online. Kits will be mailed to your home in a handy reusable bag for your child to bring on their first day of school. 6/30 is the firm final date to place an order. Questions? Email Kristen Lukas.

Classroom Emergency Kits for 2015-16

DEADLINE TO ORDER 9/15  Every student must have an emergency kit at school. EDP students need two kits: one for the classroom and one for the EDP room. And for peace of mind, some families order extra kits to keep at home and in the car. For your convenience, GVPTA offers online ordering with Kits have a 5-year shelf life, so order only if you don't have yours from last year to send with your child in the fall. Kits will be delivered to your child's classroom in late September. Questions? Email Kristen Lukas.

Run Club

RUN CLUB FINISHES AT THE END OF MAY We have participation prizes for everyone!

5/20 Every runner gets a Popsicle stick (trade it in for a free Popsicle after school on Wednesday at the ice cream window).

5/22 Free Kangoo class for parents from 7:30-8:05am. Email Vicki Tyler to reserve a spot.

5/27 Every runner gets a pizza coupon courtesy of Fresh Brothers.

RUN ACROSS AMERICA - 32 STATES We are passing through Saratoga Springs, NY and our runners have collectively completed 6,405 miles. For more info visit

In the Library

AUTHOR VISIT 5/18 Thanks to our friends at {pages} bookstore middle grade author Lisa McMann (Unwanteds series) will visit GV on 5/18 to speak to our 4th and 5th graders and her books are available online from {pages}. Lisa McMann will make a store appearance at {pages} on 5/18 at 4pm.

May Mayhem Spirit Week 5/26-29

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS Spirited Gators usher out May with four wacky days of fun! TUE 5/26 Pajama Day :: WED 5/27 Superheroes & Villains Day :: THU 5/28 Silly Shades & Happy Hats Day :: FRI 5/29 Favorite Band/Singer Day.

Sundance Edu-Doc at MCHS - 5/26 6:30pm

"MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED" Come to Mira Costa High School on 5/26, 6:30-8pm for a FREE screening of an edu-documentary that explores how schools can change to prepare for the demands of the 21st century marketplace. Want to know what MBUSD is already doing to advance our kids and where it could go in the future? Stick around for the panel discussion from 8-8:30pm with parents, teachers, and administrators following the screeningLimited tickets available. RSVP required at View trailer here Sponsored by MBEF and the Manhattan Beach PTA Council.

Summer Fun Ahead

CAMP EDP Info at on the Extended Day Program page. Questions? Email Susana Anton.

CAMP VIP Info at From Kinderkamp and Getting Ready for Middle School to Imagination Makers there is something for everyone. Questions? Email Nancy Rosenburg or call 310-503-1771.

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