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August 24, 2016

Week at a Glance 

08/26 New Principal Mixer 4-7pm - Shade Hotel*
08/27 Classroom Assignments Posted 9am - Cafeteria Windows*
08/27 Pride Day 9am-1pm*
08/29 First Day of School*
08/29 PTA Welcome Coffee for Parents New to GV 8:30am and 11:30am - Room 23*
08/31 Early Dismissal Every Wednesday - Check Start/End Times*
08/31 TK & K Back to School Night 5:30pm*
08/31 EDP Open House 6:30pm

*Details Below

Meet Nancy Doyle 8/26

NEW PRINCIPAL MIXER AT SHADE HOTEL 4-7PM A seasoned educator, Mrs. Doyle has lived in Manhattan Beach for 25 years where she and her husband Patrick have raised two sons. Before serving as Principal of Robinson Elementary for 16 years, she was Grand View's Assistant Principal. Read more about Mrs. Doyle here and please join us at Shade Hotel on 8/26 from 4-7pm to welcome her back to Grand View. Nancy Doyle Mix + Mingle Evite
 

Class Lists, Pride Day, Lunchboxes 8/27

FIND OUT YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER AND CLASSMATES 9AM Classroom assignments will be posted at 9am on 8/27 in the Cafeteria windows.


PRIDE DAY 9AM-1PM Bring along your garden tools on 8/27 and help make our pretty school even more beautiful! Check in near the office to find out the areas earmarked for special attention. Questions? Email David Pedersen.

FREE LUNCH BOXES FOR INCOMING 1ST GRADERS 9-11AM Waste Management provides one environmentally-friendly, reusable Go Green lunch box FREE to every Manhattan Beach 1st grader! They will be passed out on 8/27 from 9-11am at the lunch benches. Replacement parts and additional lunch boxes may be purchased, see the flyer for details.
 

Daily School Schedule

START AND END TIMES The first day of school is a regular school day:
AM Kindergarten 8-11:20am
1st-3rd Grade 8:15am-2:15pm
4th & 5th Grade 8:15am-2:45pm
TK and PM Kindergarten 11:25am-2:45pm

WACKY WEDNESDAY Our teachers collaborate every Wednesday so our students have a compressed school day:
AM Kindergarten 8-11:20 (no change)
1st-5th Grade 8:15am-1:30pm
TK and PM Kindergarten 9am-12:20pm

PUNCTUALITY Arriving on time is crucial for a smooth start to your child's instructional day. And picking up your child from school on time at the end of the day is equally important!
 

Drop-Off, Pick-Up,  Parking, & Playground Procedures

SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY Please read about our procedures at gvpta.com. Make sure to share this information with your caregivers.

WALK TO SCHOOL, GATORS, OR USE LADERA! Parking is limited; about 75% of the spots are reserved for staff. As a National Green Ribbon School we encourage our families to walk to school whenever possible. See suggested routes. A brisk walk in the morning can enhance student learning and has overall health benefits. If you must drive, consider using the less-congested Ladera drop-off on Bell Avenue rather than the drop-off by the office.

NEW TK AND KINDERGARTEN DROP-OFF & PICK-UP PROCEDURES All TK and Kindergarten students must be escorted to the classroom by their parent or caregiver every morning and must be picked up from the classroom by their parent or caregiver. We will no longer dismiss TK and K classes from the upper playground gate. Parking is limited so please walk whenever possible. If you must drive, consider parking on Bell Avenue and walking up the Ladera ramps.

THERE IS NO MORNING PLAYGROUND SUPERVISION Playing on the fields or playgrounds in the morning is not allowed, even if the parent or caregiver is present. Students in 1st-5th grade must arrive no earlier than 8am and must sit at the cafeteria lunch benches until the 8:10am bell signals it's time to walk to class.
 

Especially for TK, Kinder, and All Parents New to Grand View

WARM WELCOME 8/29 Our PTA wishes to warmly welcome new parents to Grand View! Come to Room 23 for coffee after drop-off on the first day of school at 8:30am or 11:30am.

TK & K BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 8/31 This Wednesday at 5:30pm TK and Kindergarten teachers will host their Back to School Night (no children, please).
 

All School Assembly 9/8

PROUD TO BE AMERICAN - WEAR RED, WHITE, AND BLUE Save the date for our first all school assembly on 9/8 at 8:30am. Please walk to school if you can, then join us on the upper playground right after drop off. We will raise our American flag while remembering with pride the freedoms we enjoy. This small change will create a memorable space for students, parents, teachers, and staff to celebrate Grand View's learning community together. See you then, and remember to wear your red, white, and blue!
 

Join GVPTA and Donate by 9/30

BE A GREATER GATOR! Complete four important transactions by Friday, 9/30. Click here to join GVPTA and donate, buy a yearbook, and contribute to your classroom fund. There is also a convenient link there to make your annual donation to MBEF. These four easy steps will go a long way to support the many ways GVPTA and MBEF enhance your child's educational experience. Thank you, Greater Gators!
 

Campus Supervisors Needed ASAP!

ROCK THIS STUNNING VEST  Earn an hourly wage and make memories that will last a lifetime by helping to supervise our students at the lunch tables and on the playground. Can't commit to a regular paid position? We need volunteer supervisors, too. Email Caryn Dates for details.
 

In the Library

ABOUT THE LIBRARY Students visit the library once a week with their class to check out materials and to practice information literacy skills and digital citizenship. Policies and expectations.

WORLD BOOK ONLINE Students, their immediate family members, and staff have access to World Book Online thanks to GVPTA. To log in select World Book from the Resources drop down tab at grandviewlibrary.info. Log-in ID: wb4gators. Password: mb90266.

VOLUNTEERING Our limited slots fill up fast. If you're thinking about helping in the Library this year please email Mrs. Snively.

HOW TO CLAIM SUMMER READING PRIZES While they last!
 

Lost & Found

UNCLAIMED ITEMS CLEARED OUT ONCE A MONTH Please check the Lost & Found ASAP once an item has gone missing. Unclaimed articles will be bagged for donation on the last Friday of every month, beginning 9/30. The Lost & Found is located at the end of the Library hall, next to the Cafeteria.
 

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