September 6, 2015

Week at a Glance

09/07 No School - Labor Day
09/08 Be a Greater Gator!
09/08 Trash-Free Lunch Contest Form and How to Pack a Trash-Free Lunch
09/10 Minimum Day: 1st-5th 8:15am-12:40pm - AMK 8-11:20am - PMK & TK 9:00-12:20
09/10 2nd-5th Back to School Night*

*details below

Back to School Night 9/10

  • 2nd grade parents: 5:30-6:15pm in your child's classroom.
  • 3rd grade parents: 5:30pm in the Cafeteria; 6:00pm in your child's classroom.
  • 4th grade parents: 6-6:45pm in your child's classroom.
  • 5th grade parents: 6-7pm in the Performing Arts Center.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION 7-8PM 2nd through 5th grade parents are invited to the PAC from 7-8pm to learn about the changes in the MBUSD math program. Our guest speaker is Karen Kennedy, Ed.D., from UCLA Center X. Brett Geithman, Ed.D., MBUSD Executive Director of Educational Services, will be on hand to answer questions.

CHILD CARE OPTION Girl Scout Troop 4795 is taking reservations to watch school age children in Room 23 from 5:20-8:15pm. See the flyer for cost and contact info.

Join GVPTA and Donate by 9/17

BE A GREATER GATOR! Support the many ways the PTA enhances your child's educational experience at Grand View by Thursday, September 17. Click here to join the PTA, donate to MBEF, and to buy a yearbook and Family Fun Night tickets.

WE CAN'T THANK OUR GREATER GATOR FAMILIES ENOUGH But we will recognize your generosity with this awesome car magnet, a free pass for new riders to spin at Soul Cycle, and your family name painted on the new Greater Gator wall of honor coming soon to the upper playground!

Action-Packed Family Fun Night!

DON'T MISS THE BIG FUN! Click to purchase your tickets today! The $20 per person ticket price includes dinner, Big Hero 6, and more with all your Grand View friends -- no better way to spend a Friday night! See you 9/18!

RIEND AND LEND A HAND! We need parent help before, during, and after the event. Click to sign up. Questions? Contact Liz Grampp.

Walking School Bus Volunteers

WHAT IS A WALKING SCHOOL BUS? WSB is a group of registered children walking to school with one or more adults along a designated route. Visit the Beach Cities Health District website for details and to sign up for a training session on 9/16.

Run Club & Jog-a-thon Commitees Need YOU

RUN CLUB BEGINS IN OCTOBER We need people to help set up at 7:40am Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. A team of two is ideal -- grab a friend or your spouse! Commitment is month to month. Find out more at Interested? Email Vicki Tyler.

JOG-A-THON NOVEMBER 17 We are looking for people to fill various roles including logistics, prizes, corporate sponsorships, etc. Find out more at Interested? Email Vicki Tyler.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR GV BUSINESSES UNTIL 9/15 A special combo sponsorship rate of $500 is offered to Grand View family businesses. When you sponsor the Run Club and the Jog-a-thon your company logo will be included on our inaugural Jog-a-thon event on 11/17 and throughout the year on our dri-fit Run Club t-shirts. Email your logo to Act now! T-shirts will be printed in two weeks. For more info email Vicki Tyler.

Unique Volunteer Opportunities

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL From October to May a council of teachers, staff, and parents led by Mrs. Steinberg meets to discuss school curriculum and budgetary matters. Click to learn more about being a SSC representative and to indicate interest. Applications due 9/18.

VOLUNTEER IN YOUR CHILD'S CLASSROOM We need docents for Young At Art, Grades of Green, and Growing Great. Click here to express your interest. Final assignments will be announced by 9/10. Questions? Contact Jo Karambelas.

Order Emergency Kits by 9/15

FOR THE CLASSROOM & FOR EDP Every student must have an emergency kit at school. Order online at Kits will be delivered to your child's classroom in late September. Questions? Email Kristen Lukas.

MB Hometown Fair 10/3 & 10/4

SIGN UP TO HELP WITH THE GRAND VIEW TRI-TIP BOOTH - A GRAND TRADITION! Our Tri-tip Sandwiches are locally world famous and back by popular demand! Sign up at VolunteerSpot with your email address (you won't need to register an account). Choose your time slots and VolunteerSpot will send you a confirmation and reminders. Easy! Questions? Email Amanda Garner Paul.

CALLING ALL 5TH GRADERS Contact Mary Morigaki to find out about helping with the free activities at Kid Country. Volunteers will receive a HTF t-shirt and snacks. Call 310-545-7888 or 310-503-4688.

In the Library

ENJOY THE LIBRARY AFTER SCHOOL WITH YOUR FAMILY Click for times. And remember the Manhattan Beach Public Library is now open Sundays from 1-5pm!

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