April 10, 2016

Week at a Glance 

04/11 Run Club 7:45-8:05am
04/13 Run Club 7:45-8:05am - Fresh Brothers Coupon Giveaway*
04/15 Wear Green or Gator Gear
Run Club 7:45-8:05am

*Details Below

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!

CALLING ALL KIDS! Express yourself at the Spring Fair Talent Show through music, song, dance, or comedy. Try-outs are 4/28 in the PAC. Click to reserve a try-out time. Questions? Email Wendy Farber.

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!

BOOTH TICKETS Flyers will be in the Tuesday Envelope and the PTA room. 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. Offerings will be in the Tuesday Envelope and the PTA room. Raffle tickets will be available at the Fair and all 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. A selection of items may be purchased from our Student Store on Fair day.

Grades of Green Earth Day Essay Contest

TOPIC: WHY HYDRATION STATIONS ON CAMPUS ARE A GOOD IDEA Did you know that Americans annually use 50 billion plastic water bottles, but only 23% get recycled? Continuing our efforts to be one of the greenest schools in the country, GV has installed two hydration stations so everyone can more easily refill their reusable water bottles. One station is outside the cafeteria and the other is by the lower playground. To celebrate the new stations, students are invited to write an essay (450 words or fewer) explaining why they think they are a good idea. Turn in the essays to the front office by 4/19. The winner will receive a prize and the chance to read his or her essay over the loudspeaker on 4/22.

Run Club

WEDNESDAY VIP GUEST -- THE SLICE! Come run or walk with the Fresh Brothers mascot "The Slice" on 4/13. Everyone will receive a coupon for a free pizza from Fresh Brothers! Run Club M-W-F 7:45-8:05am.

April Fundraiser

SAFE BEAUTY PRODUCTS In honor of Earth Day GV mom Betty Law will donate 15% of her April Beautycounter sales to our school and it's easy to purchase them online. Click for Beautycounter's Never List of ingredients to avoid, or check out the EWG Healthy Living App to compare the safety of the beauty products you use. For more info or to sample a product call Betty at 310-507-4581.

Wanted: Plastic Caps

BOTTLE CAPS FOR ART Help save the environment and beautify GV at the same time! Our Student Council needs plastic bottle caps of all colors for an art project to be unveiled at the 5th grade promotion. Drop them off in the front office by 5/13.

GrowingGreat + Manhattan House

GOURMET GATORS FEATURED IN APRIL Our 5th grade Garden Club and Chef Diana of Manhattan House have come up with an amazing dish that will be featured all month. Come enjoy!

GET YOUR OWN FRESH VEGGIES Stop by the GV Farmers Market after school on 4/22 to purchase veggies freshly harvested from our GrowingGreat Garden. The only veggies more local would be from your own backyard!

Take the MBEF Parent Survey

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The feedback and priorities of MBUSD parents are critical for the strategic direction and decision making of MBEF. Because MBEF supports every child, every day, our goal is to reach 100% parent participation with this short survey. Please click here to share your thoughts.

Save the Date!

MANHATTAN WINE AUCTION 6/11 Mark your calendars for the 22nd Annual Manhattan Wine Auction to be held Saturday, June 11th, from 4:30-11pm at the Manhattan Country Club. If you're interested in purchasing a corporate table, or are gathering some friends to go in on a table, please contact the MBEF office at 310-303-3342 or email hava@mbef.org. 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. Tickets go on sale on Monday, May 2nd, at 9am at manhattanwineauction.com. We hope to see you there!

In the Library

GREAT GATORS ARE GREAT READERS 4,603 books were checked out in March -- 682 more than during the same time last year. The top patrons for March in each grade level are: Liam Curry (5th), Josh Gurman (4th), Morgan Grantham (3rd), Charlee Rainey (2nd), and Ben Zislis (1st). Each will receive a little gift.

A GRAND VIEW TRADITION We'll be celebrating National Library Week with presentations of Who's on First?! for every class. Special guest Rhonda Steinberg will perform for Lou Costello's daughter Paddy Humphreys on Monday!

Summer Fun

CAMP EDP There will be eight week-long sessions at the Pacific campus from 7:30am-5:30pm M-F with field trips, walking excursions, beach days, sports, and special guests. Details and registration forms are coming to the Extended Day Program page of mbusd.org. Camp EDP is for all children residing in Manhattan Beach who are currently enrolled in K-5th grade, and for TK resident students currently enrolled in EDP. Questions? Call Susana Anton at 310-546-8022 x5453 or email santon@mbusd.org.

MB/X CAMPS Net proceeds from MB/X camps are donated to MBUSD to benefit all students K-12. Click here to find out about Steve & Kate's Camp (Grand View), Performing Arts Workshop (Grand View), Camp VIP (Meadows), Build It Workspace (Meadows), ARC (Meadows), and Planet Bravo (MBMS.)

GIRLS SOCCER CAMP 7/18-7/21 For girls ages 6-12 hosted by the Mira Costa Girls Soccer Team.

Upcoming Events

04/18-04/22 Earth Week Activities (TBA)
04/22 GV Farmers Market After School - Upper Playground
PTA Meeting 8:30am - Cafeteria
04/29 Unclaimed Lost & Found Donated After School
MBEF Wine Auction Ticket Sales Open 9am
05/03 Blood Drive 8:30am-2:30pm - PAC - Details to Come
Spring Fair 10am-3pm

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Around Town

04/12 MB Farmers Market 11am-4pm - Metlox
04/17 Samburu Project Walk for Water
04/30 Richstone Pier to Pier Walk
05/14 Roundhouse Run for the Oceans
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