May 3, 2015

Week at a Glance

05/04 Order Your Yearbook*
05/04-05/08 Clothing Drive*
5/05 Blood Drive 8:30am-2:45pm - PAC (Bring ID)*
05/06 MBUSD Board Meeting 6:30pm - District Office
05/07 Talent Show Auditions - Reserve a Time*

*Details below

It's that Time of Year

YEARBOOKS! Monday 5/4 is the last chance to order a yearbook with your child's name printed on the cover. Order now! Questions? Contact Sandy Quigley.

AND GATOR BEACH GEAR! Just in time for summer we have a Gator Towel and a Gator Beach Ball. Order online at the Student Store.

Blood Drive 5/5

CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO BY SAVING A LIFE Kick off your fiesta by donating blood on May 5th in the PAC from 8:30am-2:45pm. Book a convenient time at and enter the sponsor code Grandview. Questions? Email Tara Fusco or Amanda Garner Paul.

49th Annual Spring Fair 6/6

10AM-5PM - UPPER PLAYGROUND Featuring the fabulous talent show, tasty eats from local restaurants, game booths, inflatables, and much more! Talent Show try-outs 5/7 in the PAC. Click to reserve a try-out time.

VOLUNTEER FOR FUN Help make the Fair amazing! Volunteer at your grade level sponsored booth, the Chili Booth, MakerSpace Booth, Book Booth, Student Store, and more. Sign up today! For more info visit or contact Jo Karambelas.

FAIR SPONSORS WANTED Please consider donating $100 by 5/27 and your name (or company name) will be featured on our front gate sponsorship banner. Click for details. Thank you!

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.

Drop off used children's and adult books starting 5/11 in the Library hall. DVDs and CDs accepted. No VHS tapes, encyclopedias, textbooks, or magazines please. Questions? Contact Bobbie Kokorowski.

BOOTH TICKETS Order your Fair tickets at or turn in the flyer to the PTA room. Tickets can be used at ALL fair booths. 6/3 is the deadline for classroom delivery. 6/5 at 2pm is the deadline for pre-order will call pick-up. Questions? Contact Courtney Halle.

Clothing Drive Now to 5/8

SPRING CLEANING? Grand View's Brownie Troop 01175 is sponsoring a clothing drive to benefit Love INC, an organization that helps individuals and families in need. Please drop off GENTLY used men's, women's, and children's clothing in bins located in front of the office from 5/1-5/8.

Wanted: Career Day Table Hosts

EVENT DATE: 6/12 - 8-10:30AM - PAC Help broaden our 5th graders' horizons! Present info about your current job, past experiences, or career goals. For details contact Kiley Duncan with your name, email address, and occupation or job title. Please pass this opportunity along to members of the community you think would make great Career Day speakers.

Run Club

MB FIRE DEPARTMENT 5/6 Join us Wednesday when the MBFD will be our guests and giving away prizes.

RUN ACROSS AMERICA - 28 STATES! We are passing through Grosse Pointe, Michigan and our runners have collectively completed 6,075 miles. Big thanks to Barbra Fontana --Olympian, Coach, and GV Mom-- for inspiring our runners last week with her talk about "grit." For more info visit

Gator Gratitude

THANKS FOR ALL THE GATOR RUN FUN! Many thanks to: the extraordinary Co-Chairs Kim Blum, Mark Sprague, and Jill Lamkin; to the wonderful volunteers; and to our generous sponsors!

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK Thank you for a week of flowers, treats, and surprises! The teachers and staff appreciate YOU! A big thank you to GVPTA for providing four days of catered lunches, and to Fresh Brothers (the Goldberg family) for generously providing the delicious pizza and salad lunch. An extra helping of gratitude to Julie Tendoesschate and Sandie Weitz for graciously presenting the lunches all week with fresh linens, bright flowers, and sunny smiles!

SPECIAL THANKS TO LA COUNTY SUPERVISOR DON KNABE LA County Supervisor Don Knabe's Arts Education Partnership Program (AEPP) awarded Grand View a generous $9,067 grant to support our 2014-15 performing arts programs: Pantomime--Kindergarten; Three Piggy Opera--1st Grade; Irish Dance--2nd Grade; Square Dance--3rd Grade; Early California Dance--4th Grade; and Urban Contemporary Dance (Hip Hop)--5th Grade. Each program is a residency: an instructor gives weekly lessons over 10 to 12 weeks that culminate in a final performance. Thanks to this grant, a portion of every grade's program is underwritten by Supervisor Knabe's AEPP funds. Performing arts not only enrich students' cultural understanding, but they promote self-expression and self-confidence, and provide an opportunity to practice, master and perform new skills in front of an audience. A huge thank you to Supervisor Knabe for this grant, and thank you to Lisa Barrios for writing the grant application on behalf of Grand View. Bravo for performing arts!

In the Library

GREAT GATORS ARE GREAT READERS 3,440 books were circulated during April -- 385 more than during the same time last year. Top patrons for April: 5th--Isabella Camacho, 4th--Sabine McGregor, 3rd--Taye Cha, 2nd--Maximo Wright, 1st--Charlee Rainey. Each will receive a little prize.

SCREEN-FREE WEEK 5/4-5/10 Turn OFF entertainment screen media and turn ON life! (Work and school assignments not included, of course!) Unplug and play, read, daydream, create, explore nature, and spend time with family and friends.

Girl Scout Info

SPRING FLING INVITATIONAL 5/20 It's never too late to join, no matter what grade! Find out about this leadership program on 5/20 in the Cafeteria from 8:15-9am. Questions? Contact Shelby Weinstein.

Community Meeting 5/12

WATER CONSERVATION Manhattan Beach strives to be a leader in environmental sustainability, and recognizes it is time for a paradigm shift in how we use our limited water resources. Find out more at a community meeting at the new Manhattan Beach Public Library on 5/12 at 6:30pm. Limited seating. RSVP to:

STAGE 3 WATER SHORTAGE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN PLACE That means the watering period is once a week for 15 minutes between the hours of 6pm-9am on Wednesdays for even numbered addresses, and Fridays for odd numbered addresses (drip irrigation systems are exempt). Click for more info. Questions or concerns about water conservation in MB? Contact the Public Works Department at 310-802-5324. 

Summer Fun Ahead

CAMP EDP Info at on the Extended Day Program page. Questions? Email Susana Anton.

CAMP VIP Info at Questions? Email Nancy Rosenburg or call 310-503-1771.

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