June 12, 2016

Week at a Glance 

06/13 Library Materials Due for Inventory*
06/14 Kindergarten Promotion - PAC - AMK 8:30am & PMK 12pm
06/14 1st Grade Pirate Party - Lower Field
MBUSD Board Meeting 6:30pm - District Office
06/16 5th Grade Promotion & Last Day of School
06/16 Unclaimed Lost & Found Donated After School

*Details Below

Library Materials Due for Inventory

LOST A LIBRARY BOOK? While there is no fine for overdue books, if a book is lost or damaged it must be paid for in order for students to receive their report card. Click for payment info. If you feel our records are in error please email Heidi Snively. Thank you for your timely attention.

Last Call for Gator 5K T-shirts 6/15

HELP YOURSELF! If you weren't able to make the run, or if you want extra Gator 5K t-shirts featuring colorful artwork by Ella Luthro, come grab yours from the PTA room by Wednesday 6/15. Remaining shirts will be donated.

Calling All Costumes

PLEASE RETURN RENTED COSTUMES ASAP The Rent A Costume room (RAC) will be open Wed. 6/15 from 1:15-2:30pm for returns and we will happily accept costume donations, too. Questions? Call Shawna Austin at 310-569-3796.

Frisbees Needed for P.E.

FROM MS. WOOD Our Frisbees are cracking due to wear and tear. If you have Frisbees that are going unused, we will happily put them to good play during P.E. Drop them off in the collection box outside of Ms. Wood's office by 6/16.

Wanted: Old t-shirts & Towels

HELP HOMELESS PETS Sloane Gasperov, Lila Murphy, and Bridget Cotrell are collecting old t-shirts and towels for animals in need at various shelters. Drop off donations in the marked box in the front office by Thursday, 6/16.

Beach Party for Haiti 6/17

FAMILY FUNDRAISING BEACH DAY Please join us at Bruce's Beach starting at 11am for a day at the beach filled with games, contests, fun, food, and prizes. We'll be raising money for elementary school children in Haiti. For more info or to RSVP email joyfulgivingsb@yahoo.com.

Save the Date

PARENT PARTY & AUCTION OCTOBER 29 Make sure to mark your calendars for this great fundraising event! Location and details to come.

Gator Gatherings 2016-17

ARE YOU A GREAT HOST, OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS? Hosted parties have become an auction favorite at our Annual Parent Party & Auction, and we hope to offer more hosted parties at next year's event. The 2016 Parent Party & Auction will be held in October (instead of March) and we'd like to identify party hosts before the end of this school year.

WAYS TO HELP Have some fun ideas for party themes? Willing to open your home as a party location? Want to coordinate an entire experience? Email Erin Coppola ecoppola130@gmail.com. Here are a few favorites from past years: Ping Pong Tournament (50 adults), Tequila Tasting (50 adults), 1st Grade Boys Movie Night (20 kids), Pumpkin Carving (60 kids). We look forward to your ideas, hospitality, and another fantastic auction next year!

Attention, Shoppers!

EARN $$ FOR GV ALL SUMMER! The new Shopping 4 Students program began May 1st so you can continue to earn reward money for GV all summer at ANY Manhattan Village Mall business. Take receipts to the concierge or save them to turn in to the PTA room in the fall.

Get Your Go Green Lunch Box 8/27

FREE FOR INCOMING 1ST GRADERS Waste Management provides one environmentally-friendly, FREE, reusable Go Green lunch box to every Manhattan Beach first grader! They will be passed out on August 27 from 9-11am at the lunch benches. Replacement parts and additional lunch boxes may be purchased as well. See the flyer for details.

Trash-Free Contest

TRASH-FREE LUNCH WINNERS Packing a trash-free lunch is good for the Earth and good for GV -- and can get you prizes, too! Congratulations to our second semester TFL winners who won either a Rip Curl wetsuit generously donated by Robyn and Pat Murphy, or a gift card (In-n-Out, Yogurtland, or iTunes): Rafferty Waterson, Sheridan Stone, Camryn Spriggs, Lilly Weinstein, Kai Froeb, Trey Pedersen, Ava Herczeg, and Peyton Holcomb. Keep up the good work, Gators, and pack trash-free lunches for your summer camps and beach days!

In the Library

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING IN THE LIBRARY NEXT YEAR? Spots fill up early! Please click to read about the duties then email hsnively@mbusd.org to add your name to the list of potential volunteers. Thank you!

SUMMER READING Click for reading lists and activity sheets.

KEEP READING ALL SUMMER LONG AT THE MB PUBLIC LIBRARY Sign up for the online summer reading program for all ages at the LA County library website. A summer reading program is offered for babies, children, teens and adults. The kick-off on 6/22 features balloon storyteller Annie Banannie from 11am-noon.

Summer Fun

CAMP VIP Classes are being confirmed or canceled this week so register ASAP at  mbxfoundation.org. Email Nancy@mbxfoundation.org to check class availability.

07/18-07/21 MCHS Girls Soccer Team Camp for Girls Age 6-12
08/01-08/04 MCHS Girls Volleyball Team Camp for Girls Age 8-12
08/08-08/12 Patty Dodd Volleyball Clinic for Incoming 2nd-8th Graders
08/24-08/26 MCHS Mini Mustang Dance Camp for Incoming 1st-8th Graders

Entering Kindergarten Play Date 6/17

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! If you have a child entering Kindergarten at Grand View in 2016-17, join us for a play date to make new friends at the GV Kindergarten playground on 6/17 from 4-6pm. Questions? Email Laura James laura.vanwinkle@yahoo.com, Sarah Abraham sarah.j.abraham@gmail.com, or Jessica Ernst jessicaernst.la@gmail.com. This is not a school-sponsored event.

El Segundo Art Walk

THIRD THURSDAYS OF THE SUMMER MONTHS El Segundo Art Walk displays art, music, and food in Downtown El Segundo and the Smoky Hollow District, 5-9pm, June 16, July 21, and August 18. Details at elsegundoartwalk.com.

2016-17 Dates to Know

2016-17 School Calendar

08/27 Class Lists Posted 9am - Cafeteria Windows
08/29 First Day of School
08/31 Back to School Night for Kindergarten 5pm
09/08 Back to School Night for 1st-5th Grades (Minimum Day)
09/23 GV Movie Night
10/24-10/28 Parent/Teacher Goal Setting Conferences (Minimum Days)
10/29 Parent Party & Auction
11/28-12/2 Fall Reading Assessments (Minimum Days)
03/02 Open House
05/30, 06/01, 06/02 Spring Reading Assessments (Minimum Days)

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Around Town

06/14 MB Farmers Market 11am-4pm - Metlox
06/16 El Segundo Art Walk 5-9pm
06/22 MB Public Library Summer Reading Kickoff with Annie Banannie 11am-Noon
07/21 El Segundo Art Walk 5-9pm
08/18 El Segundo Art Walk 5-9pm
08/26 MBMS The Hunt
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