October 26, 2014

JOIN US! 92% and Growing!

CONGRATS TO THE 10 CLASSES WHO'VE ATTAINED 100% PARTICIPATION! Abt, Claytor, Daughdrill, Desmond, Dever, Duncan, Fairbrother, Pliaconis, Slater, and Witzansky. Due to the amazing support we've received, we've decided to treat ALL classes reaching 100% membership to an ice cream party. Current classroom stats. It costs only $10 to join. Pick up a form in the front office or join online at gvpta.com by 10/31.

MEMBERS ONLY Only PTA members will receive instructions on how to access the indispensable online Gator Directory!

GREATER GATOR? For inquiries about Greater Gator status contact Naomi Mack.

CORPORATE MATCHING? For inquiries about GVPTA's receipt of your corporate matching funds contact Katie Koerber.
 

Student Council Events

RED RIBBON WEEK Join us in celebrating healthy choices!
  • 10/28 SOCK IT TO DRUGS (Wear Crazy Socks)
  • 10/29 SAY NO TO DRUGS, SAY YES TO... (Wear Red)
  • 10/30 FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS (Wear Pajamas)
GRANDPARENTS! SAVE THE DATE 11/14 Our Student Council will be inviting grandparents to enjoy lunch at school with their grandchildren on Friday, 11/14. Details to come.
 

Pancake Breakfast Roundup 11/16

TICKETS ON SALE NOW Chow down on some tasty breakfast vittles for only $7 per person and enjoy all our Western hospitality here at Gator Ranch! Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door so buy your tickets today!

VOLUNTEERS WANTED Sign up to be a decorator, food wrangler, or even a pick-up hay driver. Even one hour will be mighty appreciated!
 

Substitute Teachers Needed

FROM RHONDA STEINBERG We are desperately looking for parents who are interested in becoming a substitute teacher. This year our teachers are receiving more professional development than ever before. The good news is that your children are benefiting from the advanced knowledge that our staff is obtaining. The bad news is that we have been running out of substitutes on a daily basis, forcing some teachers to lose out on important information because we are unable to provide classroom coverage.

If you are interested and hold a B.A. or a B.S. degree please email rsteinberg@mbusd.org for the steps to take to obtain your substitute credential. We would love to have you join our staff and work with the best students on the planet in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Thanks for considering!
 

Free Flu Shot Clinic 11/13

1-4PM IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICE MBUSD will host a free flu shot clinic presented by the Los Angeles County Public Health Department on Thursday, 11/13, from 1-4pm. Open to anyone 18 years or older. Children under 18 must be in the company of a parent or guardian. 325 S. Peck Ave., MB 90266. Questions? Call the District Nurse at 310-318-7345 x 5931 or 5932
 

Run Club Logs 1,604 Miles

RUNNING ACROSS AMERICA We have run all the way to Boise, Idaho! 4th grade had the most runners overall last week, Mrs. Robertson's class had the most runners at 60%, and Ms. Slater's 4th graders ran the most laps, at 245. Personal stats are now available online. For general info go to gvpta.com/runclub.

NO RUN CLUB ON 10/31 - SEE YOU AT THE HALLOWEEN PARADE!
 

Nationwide PTA Art & Literature Contest

ENTRIES DUE 11/7 This year's Reflections theme is "The world would be a better place if..."  Students will receive a coupon for one free ice cream on Fun Friday for submitting an entry. See the flyer for more info or visit gvpta.com.
 

Ball Drive Ends 10/31

TO BENEFIT INGLEWOOD SCHOOL Girl Scout Troop 16785 is collecting play equipment for Oak Street Elementary. Wanted: soccer balls, basketballs, dodge balls, kick balls, footballs, cones, pinnies/scrimmage vests, jump ropes, and hula hoops. Look for the donation bins at the bottom of the ramps and outside the school office from 10/20-10/31. Thank you!
 

Trash-Free Lunch Raffle

CONGRATULATIONS TO SYDNEY SCOTT Sydney's name was drawn from more than sixty students who brought a trash-free lunch every day in September, and her family will enjoy dinner for four at Rock & Brews El Segundo.

MORE CHANCES TO WIN From now to the end of the school year, students who bring trash-free or who sort their lunch waste will earn raffle tickets for chances to win Rip Curl wetsuits, Skechers shoes, Becker t-shirts, and Fresh Brothers pizza! For more info call Melissa Bailey at 310-465-5647 or Janiece Cotrell at 310-702-0264.
 

TEDx Conference 11/15

GAME CHANGERS The 5th Annual TEDxManhattanBeach conference will be held from 9am-3pm on 11/15 at MBMS.
Learn more and purchase tickets. View the flyer.
 

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