October 27, 2013

Celebrating Walk to School Month

FINISHING STRONG! Walk every day! Two classrooms with the most walkers this week win a pizza party! See the flyer for more info.
GOING GREEN IN THE GOLDEN STATE Our adorable Walking School Bus is featured in the write-up of the US Dept. of Ed. "best practices" tour!

Gator Gratitude

AWNINGS AND WORLD BOOK AND STREAMING... OH, MY! Your PTA dollars are hard at work sheltering 2nd grade classrooms and funding digital resources such as World Book Online and Discovery Education. Many thanks from students and staff!

AMAZING ART CUPBOARD Teachers and staff are grateful to Lee Tunila for creating and stocking the new Gator Art Closet, generously funded by the PTA!

Halloween Parade 10/31

UPPER PLAYGROUND AT 8:30AM This is a lighthearted school event with young children in attendance so students (and adults) must be costumed accordingly. No weapons, blood, gore, or excessively revealing or frightening outfits.

TRADE UNWANTED CANDY FOR A WAHOO'S KID'S MEAL Collected candy will be donated to a program that sends care packages and sweets to troops overseas. Click for details.

MBEF Pledge Day 11/7

OUR SCHOOL IS ALREADY AT NEARLY 50% OF ITS GOAL! Thank you to those who have contributed to the Annual Appeal! Every donor is important, every donation is vital to making sure our schools will continue to offer abundant opportunities for today's students. Your donations help our children thrive, get an edge, and succeed. If you haven't already, please consider donating on or before November 7th at mbef.org.

Pancake Breakfast Roundup 11/17

GREATER GATOR FAMILIES ATTEND FREE Click to see the updated list.
BUY TICKETS TODAY & SAVE! Spend the morning with family and friends enjoying this yummy Gator tradition! There will be buttermilk and gluten-free pancakes with fresh fruit toppings, yogurt parfaits, sausage, and other healthy and tasty treats. Tickets are $16 per family in advance and $20 per family at the door. Click to buy them now!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! For even more fun at this 31st annual event, sign up to help with decorating, grilling, serving, and more.

PTA Membership Drive

GATOR DIRECTORY FOR MEMBERS ONLY Only PTA members will receive a copy of the indispensable Gator Directory, and only members are allowed to purchase extra copies of the Directory ($10 each) to keep handy in the car or at the office.

WE HAVE WINNERS IN 1ST & 2ND GRADE! Congratulations to Mrs. Guelff's and Ms. Glassman's families, the first classrooms to reach 100% membership! Who will be next? The overall school participation is 79%! The first class in each grade level to reach 100% membership will win a free ice cream, and every class with 100% membership earns a fun pajama day! It costs only $10 to join. Pick up a form in the front office or join online by 10/31. Corporate matching is another easy way to contribute. Thank you for supporting GVPTA!

Spring Fair Coordinators Needed

SPECIAL ALUMNI EVENT 5/3 Grand View turns 75 in 2014 and we need coordinators for this very special Spring Fair! Contact Jo Karambelas.

Scrip Contest Final Days

DON'T GET LEFT OUT Make sure your classroom wins an ice cream party by signing up for an MSO. It takes only 50% participation! The leading classrooms by grade: K-Borah, 1st-Mushet, 2nd-Gladstone, 3rd-Simon, 4th-Kinzer, 5th-Claytor. Ms. Simon's classroom is the overall leader for the movie party with 30%. Sign up at gvpta.com, or drop off an order form in the front office. Incentive ends 10/31.

Free Flu Shots 10/31

MBUSD BOARD ROOM FROM 1-4PM  The LA County Dept. of Health is sponsoring a free flu vaccination clinic that is open to all.  Park in the MBUSD office lot in the visitor spaces. For more info contact Ellyn Schneider.

Author Visits GV 11/1

JUDY SCHACHNER Thank you to Pages Bookstore for treating our K-2 students to a visit from Judy Schachner (Skippyjon Jones and Bits & Pieces) the day after Halloween! Pre-sale books are available for purchase online, including personalized autographing. Judy Schachner will appear at Pages on 11/1 at 3:30pm.

Elementary Night at MCHS Football 11/8

SAVE THE DATE Grand View, Pacific, and Robinson families are invited for an exciting night of Mira Costa football when the Mustangs face cross-town rival Redondo Union.  Purchase tickets now at gvpta.com.

TEDx Manhattan Beach 11/16

A SAMPLING OF THE DIVERSE LINE-UP The Hyperloop project manager. A jazz musician (5-time Grammy nominee) of international renown. A space policy expert from the RAND Corporation. A practicing artist and educator from Otis. A producer/writer from Modern Family. An archeologist, a marine conservationist, and TWO out-of-the-box business ideas that will surprise you! Purchase tickets at TEDxMB.com. The promo code MBEF gives MBEF donors $10 off the ticket price.

MBX Volleyball Fundraiser 11/9

$$ FOR COSTA VOLLEYBALL PROGRAMS Looking for Mom beach volleyball players to play in a fundraiser for athletics. See the flyer for details and contact Barbra Fontana if you are interested. Should be a fun day! Thanks!

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