September 15, 2013

Today is Last Day to Order Emergency Kits!

ORDER EMERGENCY KITS ONLINE TODAY!   Orders will not be taken after today (Sunday, Sept. 15). Get one for a sibling, or an extra for EDP.  Kits will be delivered to your child's classroom late September.  Click for more info.

BE A GREATER GATOR!  Complete four easy steps by September 26 and get a Greater Gator coffee traveler and a free family pass to the Pancake Breakfast!   Click here to Join the PTA, donate to MBEF, and to buy a yearbook and Family Fun Night tickets.  These four easy steps will go a long way to support the many ways the PTA enhances your child's educational experience at Grand View.  Thank you!

Teachers, Teachers, & More Teachers!

1 IN 5 THANKS TO YOU  Look around the next time you're on campus: parent donations to MBEF pay the salary of one of every five teachers!  Thank you for your support!

Family Fun Night 9/27

BUY TICKETS TODAY  Bring your chairs to GV for dinner and a movie under the stars at this great Gator family tradition!  Click to buy tickets by 9/26. Volunteer at the event and have even more fun!  Volunteer.

Got Stuff? Your Stuff is $$$ for GV!

FIRST GATOR FUNDRAISER OF ITS KIND 9/23-30  RAISE money, SAVE the environment, and HELP those in need, just by cleaning out your garage and closets!  The Goodthrift company will pay us ten cents a pound for your gently used clothes, shoes, purses, linens, blankets, soft toys and stuffed animals.  Every bit counts and adds up fast!  Deposit your donations in the marked container in front of the school from 9/23-30.  Details at

Tri-Tip Volunteers Needed

HOMETOWN FAIR TRI-TIP BOOTH 10/5-6  Grab a friend or make new ones at one of the most fun volunteer opportunities!  Be part of a great team of parents helping to raise funds for our kids at our award-winning Tri-Tip Booth.  Choose your job: marinating, prep work, set up, grilling, or working at the Hometown Fair.  Click to sign up

LOOKING FOR MORE WAYS TO PARTICIPATE?  Check out our Volunteer page.  Additional openings include Science Lab, Family Fun Night and Student Store.

GROW Gives Back to Education

7% DONATION TO OUR SCHOOL!  Our friends at GROW are celebrating their 7th anniversary by giving back to the PTAs 7% of each local school's in-store sales.  And if you use scrip, that means 12% of your purchases will go back to GVPTA.  When you shop at GROW from 9/16-9/20 just tell the cashier you are from Grand View.  Thanks, GROW!

Park in Designated Areas Only

CREATIVE PARKING IS UNLAWFUL & UNSAFE  Park only in marked stalls, or on the upper playground when directed.  Parking in passenger loading zones is not allowed even when school is closed because it obstructs emergency vehicle access.

Two Ways to Win in September!

DIRECTORY ART CONTEST  Have an artist at home?  We feature charming "kid art" on the Gator Directory.  Submissions due 9/20.  Click for more info.
TRASH-FREE LUNCH CONTEST  Pack a trash-free lunch whenever possible and your family could win dinner for four at Rock 'n' Brews in El Segundo.  Click for more info.

Family Portraits = $$$ for GV

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS  Capture the moment and our school will receive 50% of the sitting fee and 15% of your photo order!  Multiple sitting dates 9/28-11/10.  Click for more info.

Effortless Giving

Did you know that you can enhance your child's education with additional funding, without donating money or changing your shopping habits? Visit our new Reward Programs page and find out how you can sign up for a few programs to help us increase the $25,000 these programs contributed to Grand View last year!

Student Store Online

NEW ITEMS!  MORE COMING!  Our Student Store is now online!  Order by Tuesday and it will come home by backpack on Wednesday!  (Or maybe Thursday.)  Check out the new items and purchase online.

GAP Registration

CLASSES BEGIN 9/30  Enriching after school classes are held right here at GV, and the small fee supports the Manhattan Beach Athletic Foundation (MBX).  For more info contact Gina Marcarelli.

Upcoming Events

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Around Town

GIRL SCOUT LEADERS NEEDED  Girl Scouts is a leadership program committed to building girls' courage, confidence, and character through a host of creative programs and activities.  If you love inspiring girls and watching them soar, then maybe being a Girl Scout leader is for you!  There is plenty of leadership training, and a Manhattan Beach Service Unit to give you support.  For more info about getting started on this rewarding path contact Shelby Phillips Weinstein.

ADVENTURE GUIDES NIGHT  Shouldn’t their best memories be with you?  The Y Adventure Guides Voyagers program is for dads and their children in grades K-2.  Dad/daughter or dad/son pairs join a larger group for activities, community service, and camp outs.  The program provides plenty of time to bond with kids and make new friends (kids and parents!) in the community. 
Orientation and Recruitment Night Serving Manhattan and Hermosa Areas 9/23 at 7pm at American Martyrs O'Donnell Hall (15th & Laurel in MB

Bookmark Contest Entry Form Due 10/19
Pajamarama with Ms. Melissa 9/27, 10/25, 11/22 at Pages
4th/5th Book Club with Ms. Melissa 10/2, 11/6 at Joslyn Center
Family Storytime with Ms. Melissa 10/19, 11/16 at Pages

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