November 20, 2016

Week at a Glance 

11/21 Run Club 7:45-8:05am
11/22 Earthquake Simulation Drill
Thanksgiving Break

Principal Message

"WHAT IF TODAY, WE WERE JUST GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING?" --CHARLIE BROWN We are nearing the end of our celebration of the value of Gratitude in our lives. Please mark your calendars for our culminating all-school assembly on 11/30 at 9:45 on the upper playground to celebrate Gratitude. There will be music, skits, an appearance by our Gator mascot, awards, and a surprise at the end. Our Student Council is working hard on their first spirit assembly and they are so excited to share the event with all of you!

  • Take a moment this week to thank a teacher who has believed in you. Here is a video to inspire young and old!
  • Meet up with our Joyful Giving student community service club on 11/24 at 8:30am at the Manhattan Beach Pier for a Pier to Pier Family Gratitude Walk along the Strand that will benefit Families Uniting Families, a foster organization in Long Beach. Look for our GV students carrying signs that explain why they are walking and what they are grateful for in their own lives. Thirty children will carry buckets to collect donations along the way. Everyone is welcome to join the fun --feel free to wear silly Thanksgiving gear! Questions? Contact Anne Hellie or Ellen Padnos.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by those you love!
Mrs. Doyle

Book Fair is Coming!

A READING WONDERLAND 11/29-12/1 8AM-3:30PM We are partnering with Pages Bookstore for the best selection of books for all ages! Get your holiday shopping done early and support GV! Look for our Winter Wonderland on 11/30 from 12:30-1:30pm and Donuts for Dads on 12/1 from 7-8am. Details at

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS There are lots of fun and exciting ways to get involved!  Sign up here to help with set up, selling, and more.


THANKFUL FOR YOU Thankful. We are thankful for a generous community that supports the students of Manhattan Beach public schools with the gift of an enriched and empowered education. Thank you for making a difference for every child, every day.

Gator Gratitude

GATOR GATHERING FUNDRAISER Many thanks to Boris Kodjoe for hosting a tennis clinic to benefit our school, and thank you to those who participated!

SHOE DONATIONS BEGIN Congratulations to Mac Bedner, Roscoe Flax, Mae Sauer, Pieter Sauer, Jack Tyler, and Michael Tyler who have each logged the equivalent of running a marathon during their Run Club participation. Each has earned the honor of hanging a marathon tag on the lower playground, representing the donation of a pair of shoes to a child in need. Details at

Baseball Camp 11/25-27

MINDFUL BASEBALL WITH MCHS HEAD COACH KEITH RAMSEY Snacks, t-shirts, games, and prizes for campers ages 7-13. A donation to GVPTA will be made for each Grand View student registration. See the flyer for details and registration.

Lost & Found Change

UNCLAIMED ITEMS DONATED TWICE A MONTH Due to an increase in volume, unclaimed items will be donated after school on the first and third Friday, rather than once a month. Upcoming donation dates are 12/2 and 12/16.

Upcoming Events

11/28-12/02 Reading Assessments - Minimum Days
11/29-12/01 Book Fair 8am-3:30pm - Cafeteria
11/30 Gratitude Assembly 9:45am - Upper Playground
12/02 Unclaimed Lost & Found Donated After School

12/03 Elementary Honor Band Auditions - Pennekamp Rm. 25
12/06 &12/07 Sound Arts Holiday Play 7pm - PAC
12/16 Unclaimed Lost & Found Donated After School
Winter Break

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Around Town

11/20 FREE Flag Football Clinic 9-11am - RUHS
11/20 MB Historical Society Museum Open 12-3pm - Polliwog Park
11/22 MB Farmers Market 11am-4pm - Metlox
11/22 Community Interactive Forum 7-8:30pm - MB Public Library Meeting Room
11/25-11/27 Baseball Camp - MCHS
11/30 2nd-5th STEAM 3:30-4:30pm - MB Public Library
12/02-12/04 Sandpipers Holiday Homes Tour
12/02 MCHS Holiday Orchestra Concert 7pm - Costa Auditorium
12/09 MCHS Holiday Band Concert 7pm - Costa Auditorium
12/16 MCHS Holiday Choir Concert 7pm - Costa Auditorium
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