May 8, 2016

Week at a Glance 

M-W-F Run Club 7:45-8:05am*
05/11 Order Deadline - Spring Fair Tickets for Classroom Delivery*
05/13 Deadline - Plastic Bottle Caps - PTA Room*
2pm Order Deadline - Spring Fair Tickets for Will Call Pick-Up*
05/14 Spring Fair 10am-3pm - Upper Playground*

*Details Below

Plastic Caps Due 5/13

BOTTLE CAPS FOR ART Our Student Council needs plastic bottle caps (especially green ones) for an art project to be unveiled at the 5th grade promotion. Drop them off in the PTA room by by 5/13.

50th Annual Spring Fair 5/14

10AM-3PM - UPPER PLAYGROUND Featuring the fabulous talent show, tasty eats from local restaurants, game booths, inflatables, the YAA Gallery showcasing your child's artwork, and much more!

VOLUNTEER FOR FUN Help make the Fair amazing! Help set up on Friday and/or work a booth on Saturday. Sign up today!

BOOTH TICKETS Click to buy! Tickets can be used at ALL fair booths. The deadline for classroom delivery is 5/11, and the deadline for pre-order will call pick-up is 2pm on 5/13. Questions? Email Courtney Halle or Stephanie Graham

TEACHER/STAFF RAFFLE Enter to win a memorable experience with GV teachers and staff. Raffle tickets will be available at the Fair or print the form here. Proceeds go to MBEF.

CHILI COOK OFF Dust off that crock pot, test that secret family recipe, and enter the Chili Cook Off! Contestants please contact Amanda Zaumeyer or Ali Snyder.

BOOK SALE BOOTH Drop off used children's and adult books in the Library hall, or in the collection boxes at the flag pole and at the Bell Avenue entrance. DVDs and CDs are accepted, but please no VHS tapes, encyclopedias, textbooks, or magazines. Questions? Email Rochelle Cistone.

NEW THIS YEAR The awesome Yoobi Arts & Crafts bus will be at our Fair. Yoobi sparks learning and creativity while also giving back -- for every Yoobi item you purchase, a Yoobi item is donated to a U.S. classroom in need.

Gator Run Registration is Open!

REGISTER NOW Our apologies for the delay, the registration link is up and running! We hope to see you and your family at our 21st Annual Murad Family Foundation GV Gator 5K on 6/4. Proceeds from this exciting community event will benefit Grand View as well as MBEF. Register now!

Gator Gratitude

APPRECIATION WEEK Thank you for a week of flowers, treats, and surprises! The teachers and staff appreciate YOU! A big thank you to GVPTA for providing four catered lunches and a breakfast, and to Veggie Grill (the Pillan family) and Corner Bakery for generously providing lunch at a reduced cost to GVPTA. An extra helping of gratitude to Julie Tendoesschate and Sandie Weitz for graciously presenting the meals all week with fresh linens, bright flowers, and sunny smiles!

Congratulations Sara Williams!

GRAND VIEW CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR Sara Williams is our knowledgeable, kind, and caring Occupational Therapist. We are proud to have Sara represent GV at the May 18th School Board meeting when one of the site honorees will be named MBUSD Classified Employee of the Year!

Run Club

RUN CLUB ENDS 5/27 If you haven't come yet this year, we'd love to see you! M-W-F 7:45-8:05am. Congratulations to Barbara van Leeuwen, Crystal Trenton, and Katie LeRosen who won prizes donated by Sand Spa. Two classes tied for highest participation last week: Mrs. Goodlad and Mrs. Olson/Ms. Leweke.

MB/X Symposium 5/19

FOR PARENTS & TEENS Keynote speaker: Eric Karros, former Dodger, current parent. Come hear Eric Karros and leading experts explore how to find a healthier balance between students' emotional well-being and their performance and satisfaction in sports, activities, and the classroom. A must-attend event for parents and teens alike from 7-9pm on 5/19 in the Mira Costa Multipurpose Room. FREE Register here.

Grades of Green Verte Gala 5/20

A VERY SPECIAL CELEBRATION Get ready for a fun night out that will help raise funds to instill environmental values in 300,000+ Grades of Green students! The Verte gala will take place 5/20 at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. Get your tickets here. Grand View is proud to be the home of the nationally acclaimed Grades of Green organization!

MBMS Scholar Quiz 5/26

4TH/5TH GRADE PARENTS: WANT TO GET AN INSIDER'S VIEW OF MBMS? Come watch the Scholar Quiz Finals on 5/26 at 1:15pm in the MBMS Multipurpose room. This high-speed academic competition (think Jeopardy! at 100 mph) galvanizes the entire campus for seven days in the spring each year. It's a great way to get a feel for our middle school. Questions? Email Cathey Graves or Stephanie Mibu

MB Public Library

JUNE BOOK CLUB EVENTS "Judy Moody, M.D.: the Doctor Is In!" by Megan McDonald for 2nd and 3rd graders on 6/5 at 2pm. "Crenshaw" by Katherine Applegate for 4th and 5th graders on 6/11 at 2pm. Questions? Contact Regina Ochoa

Summer Fun

MBUSD CAMP EDP Camp EDP forms and info are at on the Extended Day Program page. Questions? Call Susana Anton at 310-546-8022 x5453 or email

CAMP VIP NEWS For entering 6th graders: a session of Sixth Grade Summer Book Club has been added the week of July 5 (four days) from 12:15-3:15pm. For entering 4th graders: Fearless in Fourth Grade taught by the awesome Ms. Cook! Visit or contact

Upcoming Events

05/16 School Site Council 3-4pm - Library (New Date)
5/18 MBUSD Board Meeting 6:30pm - District Office
05/26 MBMS Scholar Quiz Finals 1:15pm - MBMS Multipurpose Room
Run Club Last Day
05/27 Unclaimed Lost & Found Donated After School
05/30 Memorial Day - No School
Minimum Day for 1st-5th Grade 8:15am-12:40pm
06/01 Sound Arts 7pm - PAC
06/02 Minimum Day for 1st-5th Grade 8:15am-12:40pm
06/02 Sound Arts 7pm - PAC
06/03 Minimum Day for 1st-5th Grade 8:15am-12:40pm
06/04 Murad Family Foundation GV Gator 5K
06/06 Library Materials Due for Inventory
06/08 GV Recorder and Band Concerts

Full GV Calendar 
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Around Town

05/10 MB Farmers Market 11am-4pm - Metlox
05/11 Symposium: The State of Our Families 5:30-8pm - MB Public Library
05/13-05/15 American Martyrs Sophisticated Snoop Tour - Descriptions
05/14 Roundhouse Run for the Oceans
05/19 MB/X Symposium for Parents & Teens with Keynote Speaker Eric Karros 7-9pm - MCHS MPR
05/20 4th-8th Grade Book Discussion "Mr. Lemoncello's Library" 3:30-5pm - MB Public Library
05/20 Grades of Green Verte Gala
05/22 MBPD Mark Vasquez Memorial Blood Drive 11am-5pm - Joslyn Center
08/08-08/12 Patty Dodd Volleyball Clinic for Incoming 2nd-8th Graders
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