October 30, 2016

Week at a Glance 

10/31 Run Club Canceled
10/31 Halloween Parade 8:30am - Upper Playground - All Parents Welcome - Please No Gory Costumes or Weapons
11/02, 11/04
Run Club
11/02 MBUSD Board Meeting 6:30pm - District Office
11/04 Spirit Day - Wear Green or Gator Gear
Reflections Art Contest Deadline*
11/06 Daylight Savings Time Ends

*Details Below

Physical Education...

...BENEFITS THE ENTIRE STUDENT BODY! MBEF is proud to support the return of physical education to our elementary schools. Every week credentialed and passionate PE teachers like Grand View's AMAZING Monica Wood and Doug Bransim provide 100 minutes of physical education -- instilling an early love of sportsmanship, teamwork, and exercise. This healthy addition to our curriculum is made possible by your support. Please give generously today. mbef.org/givetoday.

Gator Gratitude - So Many to Thank!

PARENT PARTY & AUCTION Our Spooktacular Party was a screaming success thanks to this scary-awesome team: Sara Baird, Jessica Black, Lisa Cabanes, Ava Cato-Werhane, Jennifer Cram, Erin Coppola, Liz Fatone, Stephanie Graham, Yaira Gurman, Haruko Froeb, Vanessa Mazry, Anna Moore, Nicole Shepley, Lisa Thompson, Vicky Vilchis, Amanda Zaumeyer, Andrea and Mike Zislis. We deeply appreciate our Silent and Live Auction Donors, and give sincere thanks for all who attended and generously supported GV's biggest fundraiser.

MBUSD FACILITIES TEAM We thank this team for their dedicated help over the last few months. They prepared the campus for Pride Day, installed a drip irrigation system in the Children's Garden, put up a new ball wall on the lower playground, set up coolers in the Ladera classrooms, and installed A/C in our hottest classrooms.

MB FIRE DEPARTMENT Thank you to the MBFD and Engineer Brian Yount for teaching MBUSD 2nd graders about fire safety and the importance of having an evacuation plan. Congratulations to Brighton Lipson whose 3-D evacuation plan earned him a ride to school in a fire engine, recognition at a city council meeting, and his photo on display at the fire department.

BEAUTIFICATION For his Boy Scout Eagle Project, former student Spencer Hurst and Troop 860 planted drought-tolerant plants on the hillside above the Kindergarten classrooms to hold the soil in place and to attract butterflies. The project included the transformation of the compost area from an eyesore to a point of campus pride. The before and after pictures are amazing! (Please do not walk through this area, and caution children to leave the pebbles alone.)

All Visitors Check In at Front Office

NEW SYSTEM INCREASES CAMPUS SECURITY Thank you to all who have registered your driver's license with ScholarChip at the front office. During school hours, if you see anyone without an ID sticker please remind him or her to report to the front office to check in. Our new system increases campus security in several ways:
  • Registered visitors who check in at the front office are issued an ID sticker -- worn prominently -- to identify the visitor as being authorized to be on campus.
  • Upon checking in, the visitor's name is cross referenced with ScholarChip's sex offender database. This check is not recorded beyond ScholarChip's internal database, and the check adheres to ScholarChip's strict security policies.
  • In the event of a campus emergency, ScholarChip enhances rescue efforts  by generating a report of visitors' locations.
Questions? Email Kathy Poje.

Chew on This - TFL Changes

GV PILOTS FOOD DONATION PROGRAM Starting on Monday, 10/31, excess cafeteria food will be donated to those in need through a non-profit based in Long Beach. Food Finders will come on campus every day after lunch to collect unopened cafeteria beverages and bagged snacks, as well as whole pieces of cafeteria fruit taken but not eaten. Grand View is leading the way with this pilot program and, if all goes well, the program may be expanded to other MBUSD schools. Thank you to Barry and Kathy Fisher from GROW the Produce Shop for donating a crate. Questions? Email Chrissie Clay.

SUPER SORTERS EARN RAFFLE TICKETS The Trash Free Lunch Program will shift from incentivizing students to bring a TFL to rewarding students who help sort waste during lunch. Twice a year, students who volunteer to sort for a week will be entered into a drawing for Rip Curl wet suits, iTunes gift cards, Yogurtland gift certificates, Go Green Lunch Boxes, and more.

TRASH FREE LUNCH PROGRAM Click for info about Grand View's TFL Program and how to pack a TFL.

Student Art Contest Deadline 11/4 

PTA REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST FOR STUDENTS The deadline to submit artwork is Friday, 11/4. Don't miss out on an opportunity for your student artist to be recognized for their creativity. If they like to dance, produce films, write poetry or stories, compose songs, take photos, or create visual art encourage them to submit their artwork and registration form in the PTA Room by 11/4. This year's National PTA Reflections theme is "What Is Your Story?" Details at gvpta.com.

TEDxMB 11/5

TAKE A BREAK! TREAT YOURSELF! TEDxManhattanBeach is 11/5. Don't miss the fun! There will be brilliant speakers with amazing ideas, cool exhibits you've never seen before, and great food -- breakfast and lunch! TEDxMB... Good for the Mind. Tickets.

Measures C & EE

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Upcoming Events

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

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Around Town

10/30 MB Historical Society Museum Open 12-3pm - Polliwog Park
10/30 NHM Spider Pavilion Opens
11/01 MB Farmers Market 11am-4pm - Metlox
11/02 STEAM for K5 Students 3:30-4:30pm - MB Public Library
11/05 TEDxMB 9am-3pm - MCHS
11/04 MBMS Blood Drive 10:30am-4:30pm - MBMS Multipurpose Room - Make an Appointment
11/09 STEAM for K5 Students 3:30-4:30pm - MB Public Library
11/12 4th/5th Book Club Meets 2-3pm - MB Public Library
11/16 STEAM for K5 Students 3:30-4:30pm - MB Public Library
11/30 STEAM for K5 Students 3:30-4:30pm - MB Public Library
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