March 29, 2015

Week at a Glance

03/30 Access Book Drive Begins*
04/01 Beach Towel Book Break*
04/01 VIP Run Club Guest: Bailey the Kings Mascot*
04/01 MBUSD Board Workshop & Meeting 5:30pm - District Office
04/03 Ice Cream Window Open After School
04/06-04/10 No School - Spring Break

*Details below

20th Annual Murad Family Foundation Grand View Gator 5K Saturday, May 2, 8am

SPONSORS GAIN VALUABLE EXPOSURE Sponsorships are a great way to get your business new exposure and gain referrals. Proceeds from this fun-filled event benefit MBEF.

SPONSOR LEVELS We have sponsorship levels from Friend at $250 to Gold at $5,000. For sponsorship opportunities and benefits please email Kim Blum.

USE OUR GOODY BAGS TO PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES Items are needed to fill our goody bags. If you have something you'd like to contribute please email Kristin Kresser.

HAPPY SPONSOR 2014 sponsor Tanner Falcon of Falcon Window Washing states, "I was looking to increase my clientele in and around the South Bay...and before the event even started I made a return on my investment! Sponsoring allowed me to access local families via the MBEF e-newsletter, logo placement, advertising, etc., but most importantly, I was able to meet my future customers at the expo after the race."

Run Club

VIP RUN CLUB GUEST 4/1: BAILEY THE KINGS MASCOT 7:30AM! Come early for a photo-op with Bailey (BYO camera). Show your spirit and come in Kings or Run Club gear! There will be great giveaway prizes on April First, no fooling! Congratulations to Chris Graham who won box seats to a Lakers vs. Clippers game, generously donated by the Lagao family.

RUN ACROSS AMERICA - 18 STATES! We are passing through Black Bayou Lake, Louisiana, and our runners have collectively completed 5,122 miles. For more info visit

MBEF Raises $5+ Million for 2015-16

THANK YOU FOR BEING THE DIFFERENCE! A big thank you to the 88% of Grand View families who supported MBEF this year. The Annual Appeal raised over $5 million across all seven schools, and the funds are still coming in! See your classroom’s results. All GV classrooms reached 75% participation or higher and all GV teachers will receive extra money to spend on classroom supplies this year. Click to learn about the MBEF grant process for 2015-16.

Online Student Directory

NEED HELP? The DirectorySpot app can be accessed from any of your devices. For help updating your info in the online student directory app go to

Potential for Distinguished Award

GRAND VIEW APPLIES FOR NATIONAL RECOGNITION Of the 10,000 public schools in California only 35 are invited to apply to be recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, and Grand View is one of them. Principal Steinberg submitted our application in partnership with GV parents, teachers, and staff. Take a minute to read about our amazing school. Winners will be announced later this year.

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.

Beach Towel Book Break 4/1

SPONSORED BY OUR STUDENT COUNCIL TO PROMOTE THE ACCESS BOOK DRIVE Bring a beach towel and a good book to school on 4/1. During recess and lunch spread out with a friend and enjoy some reading fun in the sun!

In the Children's Garden

APRIL FOOLS DAY SURPRISE Fly over to the Children's Garden on 4/1 to see the surprise the foolish flamingos have in store for you!

GAP Spring Session Info

SPRING SESSION RUNS 4/27-6/15 Please check your child's backpack on 3/31 for GAP Spring Session information. Class schedules will be posted at the week of 3/30 and online enrollment is slated to open 4/2 at 9am. Questions? Email Gina Marcarelli or call 310-415-6883.

Camp VIP

ENROLLMENT OPENS 3/30 Check your child's backpack for the Camp VIP flyer and be ready to register starting 3/30 at Questions? Email Nancy Rosenburg.

South Bay Adult School Alumni

RETIREMENT PARTY SAVE THE DATE SBAS Alumni are invited to an Open House on 6/20 from 11am-5pm to celebrate teacher Stella Varey who is retiring after four decades. Chevron Park in El Segundo. For info email Patty Mintun.

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