March 15, 2015

Week at a Glance

03/16 No School - Staff Development
03/18 Science Expo 3-7pm*
03/18 MBUSD Board Meeting 6:30pm - District Office
03/19 PTA Meeting - Math Update - 8:30am - Cafeteria*

*Details below

Science Expo 3/18

FREE EVENT FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY 3-7PM The Icky Yucky Gross Bug Guy will be back, so if you missed eating a bug last time, here is your chance! We'll have a planetarium, archeologists, Valentine's Traveling Nature Class, and some surprise exhibits! Come hungry, we'll have food trucks!

WE NEED PARENT HELP This free event is one of the kids' favorites of the year, and your help is needed to make it happen. Please sign up to lend a hand! Contact Ellen Scott for more info.
 

Hear Math Curriculum Changes 3/19

PTA MEETING 3/19 8:30AM - CAFETERIA Brett Geithman, MBUSD Executive Director of Ed. Services will share upcoming changes to the math curriculum and will report on general district updates. Coffee and bagels provided. 
 

Art Contest Winner

CONGRATULATIONS TO REMY EHRHARD Remy's artwork will be featured on posters, t-shirts, and more. Visit gvpta.com to see the top three entries. Many thanks to all who submitted designs. Stop by the Library hallway to see all the amazing entries in the 20th Annual Murad Family Foundation Gator Run 5K Art Contest.
 

The White Party 3/28

TICKETS ON SALE FOR PARENT PARTY FUNDRAISER Don't miss out on the best party and largest fundraiser of the year! The 2015 White Party at the El Segundo Automotive Driving Museum will be amazing! Tickets are $90.
 

What's for Lunch?

HANDY LINKS ALWAYS AVAILABLE Taquitos? Pizza? Yogurt Parfait? Our tasty lunch options are only a click away 24/7 at gvpta.com where the LUNCH MENU box is prominently displayed. The Quick Links box at the bottom of the weekly Gator Gazette features a link to school lunch program info, and the LUNCH MENU box also appears on that page.
 

Run Club - Calling All Dads 3/25

DADS INVITED AS VIP RUN CLUB GUESTS 3/25 Dads are invited to run, walk, scan runner's cards, or cheer from the side lines on 3/25. One lucky Dad will win a fantastic spot prize: 4 box seats to a Lakers vs. Clippers game, kindly donated by the Lagao family!

RUN ACROSS AMERICA We are passing through Oklahoma City, OK, and our runners have collectively completed 4,739 miles. Congratulations to the following classes with the highest participation in 1st-5th grade: Mushet, Pliaconis, Farris and Dever (tied), Slater, Witzansky. For more info visit gvpta.com/runclub.
 

Crime Update Meeting 3/24 - PAC

OFFERED BY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH AND MBPD Find out how you can prevent burglaries and thefts on 3/24 from 7-8pm in the PAC on Bell Ave. Please RSVP with Juleen Jackson. Light snacks provided. Click for details

GARDEN VANDALIZED In a related matter, several of the decorative flamingos that were purchased to cheer up the Children's Garden after the recent vegetable theft have been stolen. When playing at GV after school or on weekends, please report suspicious behavior to MBPD.
 

Literacy Outreach Begins 3/30

BOOK DRIVE & REFURBISHMENT TO BENEFIT COMPTON AVENUE SCHOOL LIBRARY Spring cleaning? Please donate gently used K-8 children's books to our 4th Annual Access Books Project. Collection bins will be in the Library hall from 3/30-4/17. Sturdy boxes to transport books are also needed.

WANT TO DO MORE? Join us on 4/18 when we work together to refurbish the library at Compton Avenue Elementary. All are welcome, many helping hands are needed. Contact Kelli Spriggs for details.

GOT EVEN MORE BOOKS? Please save adult books and less than gently used children's books for May when we start collecting for the Spring Fair (6/6/15) Used Book Booth.
 

Our Student Council

BOOK CHARACTER SPIRIT DAY 3/27 The Cat in the Hat? Harry Potter? The Wimpy Kid? Pippi Longstocking? Show your school spirit and help celebrate National Reading Month by dressing up as your favorite book character on 3/27.
 

Summer Camp Planning

PLANET BRAVO, CAMP GALILEO, CAMP VIP Enrollment is open at mbxfoundation.org for Planet Bravo (at MBMS) and Camp Galileo (at Robinson). Enrollment for Camp VIP (at Pacific) opens 3/30. Camp VIP is for students entering grades K-8 and will offer some "oldies but goodies" plus new options in art, science, cooking, dance, and performing arts. Questions? Email Nancy Rosenburg or call 310-503-1771.
 

Upcoming Events

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Around Town

03/19 Prism Concert 7pm - MCHS Auditorium
03/24 Neighborhood Watch Community Meeting 7-8pm - PAC
03/24 Parenting Lecture: Helping Kids Foster Resilience 7-9pm - Shade Hotel
03/25 Costa Jazz Band Concert 7pm - MCHS MPR
03/27 MCHS Spring Break Tennis Camp Registration Deadline
03/27 Education Roundtable with CA Lawmakers 9:30-10:30am - MCHS
03/28 Underage Drinking & Drug Use Improv & Discussion
04/19 Samburu Project Walk for Water - Hermosa Beach
05/02 Jeff Goodrich Parents' Soccer Classic
05/29 Grades of Green VERTE Gala
 
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