April 20, 2014

GV Spring Fair 5/3

10AM-5PM - UPPER PLAYGROUND Featuring the fabulous talent show, tasty eats from local restaurants (Simmzy's, Rock & Brews, Manhattan Beach Creamery, Fish Bar, and Fresh Brothers), game booths, inflatables, and much more!

VOLUNTEER FOR FUN Help make the Fair amazing! Volunteer at your grade level sponsored booth, the Beauty Booth, Bakeshop, and more. Sign up today!

FAIR SPONSORS WANTED Please consider donating $100 by 4/23 and your name (or company name) will be featured on our front gate sponsorship banner. Click for details or contact Bea Zimbalist. Thank you!

CHILI COOK OFF CONTESTANTS Dust off that crock pot, test that secret family recipe, and enter the Chili Cook Off! Contestants please contact Kimbra Pike or Eve MacHale.

BAKESHOP DONATIONS WANTED Your yummy treats are needed for the Bakeshop! Contact Michele Fukumoto or Lee Ann Grzesek with what you're bringing. Drop them off in the Cafeteria after school on 5/2 or between 7-10am on 5/3.

Details at gvpta.com

BOOTH TICKETS Order your Fair tickets at gvpta.com or turn in the flyer to the PTA room. Tickets can be used at ALL fair booths. 4/28 is the deadline for classroom delivery. 5/2 at 2pm is the deadline for pre-order will call pick-up. For more info contact Courtney Halle.

TEACHER/STAFF RAFFLE Enter to win a memorable experience with GV teachers and staff such as ice cream with Mrs. Steinberg, an evening in the library with Mrs. Snively, and more! See gvpta.com for full listings and how to enter. Good luck!

Earth Week 4/21-25

HOW DOES A NATIONAL GREEN RIBBON SCHOOL CELEBRATE? With fun daily classroom challenges for the chance to win a Popsicle party! Ask your child about the daily Earth Tips and try them at home. You can help earn class points by walking or wheeling to school on Wednesday. Then it's Super Green Spirit Day on Friday! Kids wear crazy hair and an environmental message tee or Gator green for points.

GATOR GRUB AT VEGGIE GRILL 4/21 When you dine between 5-10pm 50% of your order will be donated to GVPTA! Just mention Grand View or present the flyer. Thanks, Veggie Grill!

BAKE SALE 4/23 After school on the upper playground. Proceeds to help combat ocean pollution.

CHANCE TO WIN SURFBOARD Waste to Waves will show a brief video and demonstrate how Styrofoam is recycled into surfboards on 4/25 in the Cafeteria at 2:25pm and 2:55pm. Attendees will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a surfboard on 4/26 at Polliwog Park.

WE ARE ONE OF THE FEW GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS IN THE NATION From non-toxic cleaning supplies to reducing waste, Grades of Green keeps GV the greenest it can be. To join us contact Andrea Zislis.
For more info about Earth Week contact Robyn Murphy or Lizzie Fong.

Sample Sale Fundraiser 4/25

GO GENTLY BABY Join us for a sample sale fundraiser 9am-2pm - 20% of the sales will benefit GVPTA. Certified organic fabrics, made in the USA. Boys and girls, newborn to 8 years. Go Gently Baby - 2639 Manhattan Beach Blvd.

Peter Pan Tickets 4/25

MIRA COSTA SPRING MUSICAL Purchase discounted pre-sale tickets for Costa's upcoming production of Peter Pan from 2:15-3:15pm (by the ice cream window) and receive a free Peter Pan bookmark with each ticket. Dates/times/sales at miracostadramaboosters.org.

Join Morning Run Club in May

TUE/THU 7:45AM 1st-5th graders can train for the Run in a supportive environment every Tuesday and Thursday in May at 7:45am on the lower playground. Permission slip and more info at gvpta.com.

Blood Drive 5/6 - 8:30am-2:30pm - PAC

CALLING ALL GV HEROES Twenty minutes can save three lives! Please schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org - sponsor code: GRANDVIEW. Donors will receive Galaxy soccer tickets or pizza discounts. For more info contact Cammie Ott or Ellen Scott.

Run Registration Open

DISCOUNT FAMILY RATE - REGISTER NOW Please join our Grand View family and the Manhattan Beach community when we run/walk on 6/7 to raise funds for MBEF.

Give Scrip a Try!

WE APPLAUD THOSE WHO GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR OUR SCHOOL! We have lots of big-name stores to choose from, along with beloved local businesses. Stop by the scrip table or place an order online.

We Salute You

NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT LEADER APPRECIATION DAY 4/22 The 143 GV Girl Scouts sincerely thank our leaders and volunteers: Mrs. Zimbalist, Mrs. Holcomb, Mrs. Soladay, Mrs. Pagel, Mrs. Pogson, Mrs. Ostboe, Mrs. Dempsey, Mrs. Stroud, Mrs. Weinstein, Mrs. Ennis, Mrs. Kokorowski, Mrs. Romero, Mrs. Fukumoto, Mrs. Shahin, Mrs. Safa, Mrs. Ells, Mrs. Herczeg, Mrs. Feng, Mrs. Grimes, Mrs. Soderlund, Mrs. Sciarrino, Mrs. Hamm, Mrs. Householter, Mrs. Voss, Mrs.Wilhelm, and Mrs. Dunne.

FIND OUT ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS 4/29 Find out if this leadership program is right for your daughter, what it means to be in a troop, and more at the Spring Invitational at 8:15-9am in the Cafeteria. For more info contact Shelby Weinstein.

GAP Registration Open

SPRING SESSION CLASSES BEGIN 5/5 Enroll at mbxfoundation.org for classes that enrich the school experience. For more info email Gina Marcarelli or call 310-415-6883.

Summer Fun

CAMP VIP The schedule and registration are available at mbxfoundation.org. For more info email Nancy Rosenburg or call 310-503-1771.

CAMP EDP Registration, emergency forms, and permission slips can be found at mbusd.org. For more info email Susana Anton.

MCHS GIRLS SOCCER CAMP Info and registration.

Proposed Slate of PTA Officers

SLATE TO BE VOTED UPON 5/15 The Nominating Committee has proposed the following slate of PTA Officers for 2014-15. The slate will be voted upon at our next PTA General Membership meeting, 5/15 at 8:30am in the Cafeteria.
President - Rachel Disser
Executive VP - Jill Lamkin
Secretary - Amanda Zaumeyer
Treasurer - Keri Herczeg
VP Communications - Heather de Roos
VP Events & Fundraising - Kim Blum
VP Programs - Pauline Shahin
Financial Secretary - Michele Fukumoto
MBEF Site Rep - Bea Zimbalist
MBEF Site Rep - Lynne Davis
Parliamentarian - Alisa Pedersen
VP Membership - Naomi Mack
VP Volunteers - Vicki Tyler
VP Advocacy - Gillian Cato
VP Advocacy - Jennifer Keller Smith

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Around Town

04/22 Street Closures 8:30am-4:30pm Alma Ave. & 23rd Pl.
04/25-05/03 MCHS Presents Peter Pan
04/26 Richstone Pier-to-Pier Walkathon
04/26 Earth Day Celebration 11am-4pm - Polliwog Park
04/26 Shred & E-waste Collection 11am-3pm - MBMS
05/10 MB PD/FD Memorial 10am & Open House 11am
05/17 Roundhouse Run/Walk 9:30am
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