October 23, 2016

Week at a Glance 

10/23 GV Team Registration for SKECHERS Friendship Walk
10/24-10/28 Red Ribbon Spirit Week*
Parent/Teacher Goal-Setting Conferences - Minimum Days for 1st-5th
10/24, 10/26, 10/28 Run Club*
10/27 Safety Committee Meeting 8:15am - Cafeteria - All Welcome
Deadline Social Inclusion Grant Application*
10/28 Unclaimed Lost & Found Donated After School
Spooktacular Parent Party & Auction 6-11pm - Shade Hotel Redondo Beach*

*Details Below

Safety Reminder

MORNING ARRIVAL Playing on the playground before school starts is not allowed as there is no supervision. Horsing around in front of the classrooms is never OK. 1st-5th grade students should arrive no earlier than 8am and should wait at the lunch benches (or wait where they have been specifically directed by their teacher). When the 8:10 bell rings students may then walk to their classrooms.

Student Council News

RED RIBBON SPIRIT WEEK 10/24-10/28 Join us as we celebrate making healthy choices by dressing up for Spirit Week in these fun ways:
Monday - Pajama Day - Put Bad Choices to Bed!
Tuesday - Sports Day - Team Up for What's Right!
Wednesday - Wacky Clothes Day - Be Yourself!
Thursday - '80s Throw-back Day - Throw Back Bad Choices!
Friday - Wear Green and/or Red Day - United We Stand!


WhooOOoo's Ready to Get SpooOOooky?

PARENT PARTY 10/29 By your tickets TODAY for our most mischievous Parent Party and Auction yet! Witching hour is this Saturday, 10/29, from 6-11pm at the spooky new Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach. Get there early to sign up for awesome Gator Gatherings and for your chance to win amazing auction items!

Directory Spot

GUARANTEE ACCESS AND ACCURACY Did you know that only PTA members will have access to the 2016-17 online student directory? Make sure your access continues uninterrupted and join GVPTA for 2016-17 if you haven't yet done so. Check your family info on Directory Spot for accuracy and email Kimberlee Kelly for corrections/additions.

Unique Volunteer Opportunity

CHARACTER AND WELLNESS COUNCIL This council will support actions and programs to promote character development and ensure the safety and wellness of children at Grand View. The first meeting will be on 11/7 at 3:30pm in the school library, following the School Site Council meeting. For more info and to indicate interest contact Lisa Schlager.

A Voice for Inclusion

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY As current events around our nation attest, we have work to do to bridge the racial divide. Thanks to a directed gift from the Clinton family, children in our district will have access to programs that will focus on celebrating and respecting diversity - racial, ethnic, religious, sexual, economic, and cultural.

BACKGROUND INFO The Clinton's Manhattan Beach home was fire bombed last year in what many consider to be a hate crime, and many donated to a reward fund to help find the perpetrator(s). The Clinton family has directed the unclaimed reward money be spent on programs that will inspire change and nurture a productive, honest dialogue in our schools about diversity. The deadline for proposals is 10/28. Click for details.


Run Club

VIP GUEST AND PRIZES 10/26 Come take photos and run with Cosmo, the LA Galaxy mascot on Wednesday, 10/26, from 7:45-8:05am. We still have Dri-fit t-shirts available! Run Club every MON-WED-FRI. Info at gvpta.com.

Think RAC for Halloween

RENT-A-COSTUME The RAC is open every Wednesday from 1:15-2:30pm and is located behind the GV Performing Arts Center on Bell Avenue. A complete costume rents for only $5 plus a $10 deposit, and we have a large supply of adult options, perfect for the Parent Party on 10/29! Questions? Email Shawna Austin or call 310-569-3796.

Measures C & EE

GET EDUCATED Learn more from these FAQs and then share the info with your friends and neighbors. Register to vote -- deadline is 10/24.

Upcoming Events

10/31 Halloween Parade 8:30am - Upper Playground - No Gore or Weapons
Reflections Art Contest Deadline
11/07 School Site Council 3pm - Library
11/07 Character & Wellness Council 3:30pm - Library
No School - Veterans Day
11/23-11/25 Thanksgiving Break
11/28-12/02 Reading Assessments - Minimum Days
12/02 Unclaimed Lost & Found Donated After School

Full GV Calendar 
Subscribe GV Calendar Updates
MBUSD Long Range Calendars

Around Town

10/23 MB Historical Society Museum Open 12-3pm - Polliwog Park
10/23 MB Public Library Limited Access
10/24 November Election Voter Registration Deadline
10/25 MB Farmers Market 11am-4pm - Metlox
10/25 Sea Starry Night Roundhouse Aquarium Fundraiser 7-10pm - Manhattan Country Club
10/29 MB Public Library Bookmark Contest Deadline
10/30 NHM Spider Pavilion Opens
11/05 TEDxMB 9am-3pm - MCHS
11/04 MBMS Blood Drive 10:30am-4:30pm - MBMS Multipurpose Room - Make an Appointment
11/12 4th/5th Book Club Meets 2-3pm - MB Public Library
Follow on Twitter   Like on Facebook   Forward to Friend 
Copyright © 2016 Grand View PTA, All rights reserved.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp
unsubscribe from this list   update subscription preferences