Week at a Glance
11/28-12/02 1st-5th Reading Assessments - Minimum Day Schedule 8:15am-12:40pm
11/28, 11/30, 12/02 Run Club 7:45-8:05am
11/29-12/01 Book Fair 8am-3:30pm - Cafeteria*
11/30 Gratitude Assembly 9:45 - Upper Playground - ALL Invited for Songs, Skits, & More
11/30 Book Fair Winter Wonderland 12:30-1:30pm
12/01 Book Fair Donuts for Dads 7-8am
12/02 Spirit Day - Wear Green or Gator Gear
12/02 Unclaimed Lost & Found Donated After School*
Book Fair Is Here!
A READING WONDERLAND 11/29-12/1 8AM-3:30PM
We are partnering with Pages Bookstore for the best selection of books for all ages! Get your holiday shopping done early and support GV! Look for our Winter Wonderland on 11/30 from 12:30-1:30pm and Donuts for Dads on 12/1 from 7-8am. Details at gvpta.com/bookfair
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
There are lots of fun and exciting ways to get involved! Sign up here
to help with set up, selling, and more.
Please join us as we celebrate Gratitude at our first all-school Spirit and Character Assembly on Wed., 11/30, 9:45am, on the upper playground. There will be a student-led songfest, skits, awards, and more!
GRATITUDE FOR UNSUNG HEROES
There are people in our lives who do so much for us, yet we often don't pause to honor them. People such as our custodians, cafeteria workers, classroom aides, office and support staff, groundskeepers, and crossing guards. Children's author Jarrett Krosoczka spoke on this topic at the recent TEDxMB event. View Why Lunch Ladies Are Heroes
and share with your children!
GRATEFUL GATOR CHALLENGE
Think of the unsung heroes in your life and let them know how their actions have impacted you.
Staff Holiday Donations
SENDING HOLIDAY CHEER
Want to show appreciation and gratitude to our fantastic Grand View staff? Submit your donation online by 12/9
. Donations will be compiled and presented to staff on 12/14 in time for holiday shopping. Questions? Contact Heather de Roos
Amazon Purchases = $$ for GV
YOU SHOP, WE EARN
! Doing some holiday shopping on Amazon.com? Every time you click through to Amazon from gvpta.com
and make a purchase you earn money for our school. Thank you for taking the time to make that extra click from gvpta.com
MUSIC: AN INSTRUMENT FOR LEARNING
Studies by the U.S. Department of Education show that music in school helps children learn math. It also helps them grasp scientific concepts faster and improves cognitive development. Over time, children with music programs in school demonstrate higher math and science proficiency by a significant margin. At Grand View, we are so lucky that our children are learning from the best: Katie Cavallaro (Strings), Tim Nail (Band), and Nona Watson (Choral). The strong foundation in music developed in elementary grades has led to our Grammy-winning program at Mira Costa. Investing in our Annual Appeal ensures that your child will have music in grades 1-12. mbeg.org/givetoday
MCHS WINTER CONCERTS
Treat yourself and your family to one (or more!) of these musical performances. You will be in the Costa Auditorium, but you will think you are in Carnegie Hall! Orchestra 12/2
, Band 12/9
, Choir 12/16
. Performances begin at 7pm.
Lost & Found Change
UNCLAIMED ITEMS DONATED TWICE A MONTH
Due to an increase in volume, unclaimed items will be donated after school on the first and third Friday, rather than once a month. Upcoming donation dates are 12/2 and 12/16.