May 1, 2016

Week at a Glance 

M-W-F Run Club 7:45-8:05am - Prizes Wed.*
05/02-05/06 Staff Appreciation Week
MBEF Wine Auction Ticket Sales Open 9am*
05/02 Deadline Spring Fair Sponsorships*
05/03 Blood Drive 8:30am-2:30pm - PAC - Sponsor Code GrandView*
05/04 MBUSD Board Meeting 6:30pm - District Office
05/05 Gas Company Project Near GV Begins
05/05 5th Grade Lunch Book Club - Room 24
05/06 Student Store Open 2:15-3:15pm - Next to Cafeteria

*Details Below

Gator Run Registration is Live!

REGISTER NOW! Our 21st Annual Gator Run will be held on 6/4. We hope to see you and your family for this exciting community event! Proceeds will benefit Grand View as well as MBEF. Please click here to register.

From Principal Steinberg

REFRAIN FROM USING CELL PHONES WHILE VOLUNTEERING When parents interact with their phones in the classroom it is distracting to both students and teachers. This includes calls, texting, status updates, etc. Your time is valuable and we appreciate it when you choose to spend it helping at school. Please make it a quality experience by refraining from using your cell phone in the classroom. Thank you!

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!

FAIR SPONSORS WANTED Your name (or company name) will be featured on our front gate sponsorship banner. Please consider donating $100 by 5/2. Click for details. Thank you!

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

BUY BOOTH TICKETS ONLINE 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.

Wine Auction Tix on Sale 5/2 at 9am

MANHATTAN WINE AUCTION - SAT 6/11 - 4:30PM - MANHATTAN COUNTRY CLUB Tickets go on sale for the 22nd Annual Wine Auction on 5/2 at 9am at The Wine Auction is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and raise money for our schools, while sampling local cuisine and wines from around the world. You'll also have the opportunity to bid on over 300 items in the Silent and Live Auctions! To purchase a corporate or family table, please contact the MBEF Office at 310-303-3342 or email We hope to see you there!

MBEF Parent Survey

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK The feedback and priorities of our parents are critical to our decision-making. Please click here to let us know how/if your priorities have changed so that our funding can best represent the needs of our stakeholders. Questions? Email

Blood Drive 5/3

SAVE A LIFE Donate blood on 5/3 in the PAC from 8:30am-2:30pm. Book a convenient time at and enter the sponsor code GrandView. Questions? Email Amanda Garner Paul.

Gator Gratitude

PARENT PARTY HOSTS ROCK! Thank you to the Croft, Quigley, Abraham, and Hartman families for a crazy fun ping pong party fundraiser last weekend, and to the Bedner and Padnos families for this weekend's Karaoke house party. Parent-hosted events have become a cornerstone for fundraising at Grand View, and they allow the PTA to continue to fund important programs and materials that make our kids' education exceptional.

GET IN ON THE FUN! Limited space is available at three upcoming parties: Roaring Twenties 5/14, Family Beach Party 6/5, and Beach Tennis Party 9/10. Click to secure your spot.

Run Club

MOTHER'S DAY INVITATION & PRIZES 5/4 To honor our amazing GV moms, you are invited to walk or run with your kids on 5/4 and receive a raffle ticket to win a spa treatment donated by Sand Spa. We'll have prizes for kids, too! M-W-F 7:45-8:05am.

5th Grade Book Club 5/5

"CRENSHAW" BY KATHERINE APPLEGATE The last meeting will be held at lunch in room 24 on 5/5. All 5th graders are welcome. Questions? Email

Minimum Days 5/31, 6/2, 6/3

FOR STUDENTS IN 1ST-5TH GRADE The school district has scheduled three minimum days for students in 1st-5th grade to enable teachers to conduct reading assessments. 1st-5th graders will attend school from 8:15am-12:40pm on 5/31, 6/2, and 6/3. Wednesday, 6/1, is a normal schedule, 8:15am-1:30pm.

NO CHANGE TO TK/K SCHEDULE TK and Kindergarten students will attend school normal hours that week.

AFTER SCHOOL SUPERVISION 5/31, 6/2, 6/3 MB/X is pleased to offer after school supervision on those days for 1st-5th graders. Students will bring a lunch and be supervised by the after school staff from 12:40-3:00pm. Details and sign-ups coming soon.

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!

In the Library

GREAT GATORS ARE GREAT READERS 3,254 books were checked out in April --that's 207 more than during the same time last year! The students in each grade level with the most check outs in April: 5th-Caroline Ennis and Alex Holcomb (tie). 4th-Devin Ponciano. 3rd-Morgan Grantham. 2nd-Dylan Silva. 1st-Avery Hartman, Dana Sprenkle, Ben Zislis (tie). Each will receive a little prize.

CELEBRATE SCREEN-FREE WEEK This week, children, families, and communities around the world will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Unplug from digital entertainment and spend your free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends.

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

MB/X CAMPS Visit or contact

Upcoming Events

05/09 School Site Council 3-4pm - Library
05/13 Deadline - Plastic Bottle Caps for 5th Grade Art Project - Front Office
Spring Fair 10am-3pm - Upper Playground
05/18 MBUSD Board Meeting 6:30pm - District Office
05/27 Unclaimed Lost & Found Donated After School
05/30 Memorial Day - No School
Minimum Day for 1st-5th Grade 8:15am-12:40pm
06/02 Minimum Day for 1st-5th Grade 8:15am-12:40pm
06/03 Minimum Day for 1st-5th Grade 8:15am-12:40pm

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Around Town

05/01 MB Public Library One Year Anniversary Celebration 2-4pm
05/03 MB Farmers Market 11am-4pm - Metlox
05/11 Symposium: The State of Our Families 5:30-8pm - MB Public Library
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
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