September 14, 2014

Parent Checklist for 9/18


Grab a Friend & Help at Family Fun Night!

HELP NEEDED 9/19 We need parent help before, during, and after the event. Click to sign up. Questions? Contact Liz Grampp, Family Fun Night Chair. 

Clothing (and More) Drive Ends Tuesday

NOW ACCEPTING STUFFED ANIMALS! Our Fall Fundraiser will turn your old shoes (bagged separately), clothes, backpacks, linens, and other soft goods into money for our school. Drive ends 9/16.

Last Chance FFN Tix Wednesday

LAST CHANCE 9/17 Family Fun Night tickets are $20 and include dinner and a movie. The fun starts at 5:30pm. Don't miss seeing The Lego Movie at GV with all your friends! Questions? Contact Liz Grampp, Family Fun Night Chair.

Family Portraits 

PORTION OF SITTING FEE DONATED TO GV JW Photography will take your family portrait and give back a portion of the $45 sitting fee to GV. Click for dates, locations, how to schedule a sitting, and the payment process. Questions? Contact

Reading Help Needed

PASS ALONG YOUR PASSION FOR READING! Assist students one or two times per week for a nine-week session that begins the first week of October. Read to the kids, listen to the kids read, and practice skills through games in small groups or one-on-one. Training will be provided in late September by Kathi Wagner, our amazing Reading Specialist. For more info email Kathi Wagner.
Click HERE to sign up to help DURING school hours (1st or 2nd graders).
Click HERE to sign up to help BEFORE OR AFTER school hours (various grade levels).

Register Your Ralphs Card = $$ for GV

IT'S SO EASY! Simply print this barcode and present it to the cashier the next time you shop at Ralphs. Your Ralphs rewards card (or phone #) will be scanned along with the barcode and our school will start earning up to 4% of your grocery bill now to the end of the school year. Questions? Contact Bobbie Kokorowski.

Emergency Kits Due Now

CLASSROOM EMERGENCY KITS ARE REQUIRED Save yourself the hassle of putting one together by ordering from These kits have quality essentials, easily fit in the classroom container, and last five years! Order deadline extended to 9/30. Questions? Contact Kristen Lukas.

September Trash-Free Lunch Contest

TRASH FREE, THAT'S ME! The student with the most trash-free lunches this month wins dinner for four at Rock & Brews-El Segundo. Details and tracking form.

Upcoming Events

Full GV Calendar  Subscribe GV Calendar Updates  MBUSD Long Range Calendars

Around Town

09/17 Deadline Hometown Fair Amateur Performance Application
09/18 Dodd Volleyball School Fall Session Begins - Sign-ups Open
09/20 Deadline Hometown Fair Amateur Arts Application
09/22 YMCA Adventure Guides Info Session 7pm - American Martyrs
09/27 MBPD Unwanted Medication Collection 10am-2pm

K-2 DADS Want to enjoy camping and community service with your kids? Learn about the YMCA Adventure Guides program 9/22, 7pm, at American Martyrs O'Donnell Hall. There will be a chance for dads to form or join circles. For more info visit

MB PARKS/REC CLASS SIGN-UPS Fall brings a ton of fun classes: soccer, sports, ballet, swim, gymnastics, yoga, and much more! Full class listing.
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