January 31, 2016

Week at a Glance

02/03 MBUSD Board Meeting 6:30 - District Office
02/05 Super Bowl Spirit Day - Wear Football Shirt/Jersey

MBEF Appeal Ends 2/12

GV AT 79% OF ITS PARTICIPATION GOAL Thank you to the families who have donated to MBEF! Without parent donations our schools would not enjoy the many programs that the state budget cannot provide. Please consider donating at mbef.org/givetoday.

BONUS MONEY Classrooms that reach 95% and above participation will receive $250 to spend on supplies, and those that reach 75-94% will receive $200 to spend. Congratulations to Mrs. Britton, Mrs. Gladstone, and Ms. Simon with 100% participation! Click to see your classroom stats and thank you for donating at mbef.org/givetoday.

New School Committee Forming

TO PROMOTE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING Do you care about children's physical, social, and emotional health? Would you like to help build a healthier, more connected school and community? Come be a part of the Health and Wellness Council, a new committee forming at Grand View with the support of Beach Cities Health District. Email Lisa Schlager or Erin Toppenberg.

Plants Wanted 2/5

C LEVEL SUCCULENT GARDEN Former GV student Maddy Bream is refreshing the C level succulent garden to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award. About 20-30 more succulent plants are needed to complete the project. Drop off succulents at the C level lunch tables on Friday, 2/5, and Maddy will plant them after school. Please email Sarah Bream at srbream@aim.com if you are able to donate a 40-50 foot hose that will be used to maintain the garden.

Open House 2/11

AM Kindergarten 8:00-11:20am
1st-5th 8:15am-12:40pm
TK & PM Kindergarten 9am-12:20pm

AM Kindergarten 5:45-6:15pm
1st-5th grade 6:00-7:00pm
TK & PM Kindergarten 6:30-7:00pm
Library open 5:30-7:00pm


A FEW MORE HELPING HANDS NEEDED TO ASSEMBLE GAGA PITS! We have four Gaga Pit Kits funded by our November Jog-a-thon. They are 20-foot octagons, and you are the ideal volunteer if you have a building background or are great with assembling IKEA furniture. Tentative project dates: 2/10-2/13. Email vickityler@me.com.

2016-17 Registration - Kindergarten and New Students 2/8-2/16

SPREAD THE WORD Do you know a child who lives in Manhattan Beach who will be 5 years old on or before 9/1/16? If so, please let the family know it is important they go to their child's neighborhood elementary school the week of 2/8-2/16 to fill out a pre-enrollment information sheet. This is also the week to pre-enroll children entering grades 1-5 in 2016-17 who will be attending MBUSD schools for the first time. Details at mbusd.org.

Run Club

UPDATE Congratulations to 4th grade for having the highest participation last week, closely followed by 2nd grade. Slater (4th) and Glassman (2nd) deserve special mention for standout participation! Everyone welcome M-W-F from 7:45-8:05am. gvpta.com/runclub

In the Library

GREAT GATORS ARE GREAT READERS 4,114 books were checked out in January --626 more than during the same time last year! The top patron in each grade level: 1st-Dana Sprenkle. 2nd-Kayla Smith. 3rd-Charlie Farber. 4th-Joshua Gurman. 5th-Kalia Barton. Each will receive a little prize. grandviewlibrary.info

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