November 2, 2014

Weekly Overview

*Details below

DVDs Delivered this Week

2013-14 EVENT MEMORIES If you ordered a DVD of last year's Three Piggy Opera, Sound Arts Lewis & Clark, or Kinder/5th grade promotion it will be delivered by Friday. Families who no longer have a GV student are asked to pick up their DVD from the front office. Questions? Email Kristen Lukas.

Reflections Entries Due Friday 11/7

NATIONAL PTA CONTEST This year's Reflections theme is "The world would be a better place if..."  Students will receive a coupon for one free ice cream on Fun Friday for submitting an entry. See the flyer for more info or visit

Blood Donors Needed Friday 11/7

DONORS WANTED 10:30AM-4:30PM AT MBMS Please donate blood this Friday at Manhattan Beach Middle School. Sign up here and make your appointment. Thank you for helping those in need. Give Blood - Save Life!

Sweet Promo = $$ for GV in NOV

NEED A SWEET TREAT? Just mention Grand View when you order Scrumptious Brownies goodies or gifts during the month of November and 15% of the order will be donated to our school. Now that's a sweet deal! Click for a product list and order form. Questions? Contact Christy Barnes.

WOW! 97% Membership!

THANK YOU FOR JOINING GVPTA! An amazing 97% of our families joined GVPTA during the membership drive and the 20 classrooms that achieved 100% participation will enjoy an ice cream party. Current classroom stats.

SO CLOSE! LET'S GET 100%! It's never too late to join and costs only $10. Pick up a form in the office or join online.

MEMBERS ONLY Only PTA members will receive instructions on how to access the indispensable online Gator Directory.

GREATER GATORS Thank you so much for your support! 185 of our families (36%) are Greater Gators! For inquiries about Greater Gator status contact Naomi Mack.

CORPORATE MATCHING? For inquiries about corporate matching funds contact Katie Koerber.

P.E. Teachers are Back!

WE LOVE MS. WOOD! Physical education teachers are back at our elementary schools thanks to your MBEF donations. At Grand View, our credentialed and passionate P.E. teacher Monica Wood provides 100 minutes of P.E. to our Gators every week. Ms. Wood teaches sportsmanship, fosters teamwork, and inspires a love of exercise. Give today to MBEF to keep P.E. and other programs an integral part of our children's education.

Pancake Breakfast Roundup 11/16

TICKETS ON SALE NOW Chow down on some tasty breakfast vittles for only $7 per person and enjoy all our Western hospitality here at Gator Ranch! Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door so buy your tickets today!

VOLUNTEERS WANTED Sign up to be a decorator, food wrangler, or even a pick-up hay driver. Even one hour will be mighty appreciated!

Free Flu Shot Clinic 11/13

1-4PM IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICE MBUSD will host a free flu shot clinic presented by the Los Angeles County Public Health Department on Thursday, 11/13, from 1-4pm. Open to anyone 18 years or older. Children under 18 must be in the company of a parent or guardian. 325 S. Peck Ave., MB 90266. Questions? Call the District Nurse at 310-318-7345 x 5931 or 5932

Run Club Logs 1,996 Miles

RUNNING ACROSS AMERICA We have reached Stansbury Bay, Utah! 4th grade continues to have the most runners with 38%. Mrs. Slater's class continues to have the most laps with 273. Personal stats are available online. For general info go to
PRIZES FROM IVIVVA 11/5 The cheer team from ivivva (a subsidiary of Lululemon) will be on hand Wednesday with some surprises for lucky Run Club participants!

TEDx Conference 11/15

GAME CHANGERS The 5th Annual TEDxManhattanBeach conference will be held from 9am-3pm on 11/15 at MBMS.
Learn more and purchase tickets. View the flyer.

In the Science Lab

PLASTIC BOTTLES WANTED Empty, clean two-liter plastic bottles (with or without caps) are wanted for an experiment. Drop off in C-1 or the collection box in the PTA room.

In the Library

GREAT GATORS ARE GREAT READERS 5,093 books were checked out in October - that's 245 more than during the same time last year! Picture books and fiction continue to be the favorite sections overall. In nonfiction, books about the natural sciences and sports are popular.

TOP PATRONS FOR SEPTEMBER Congratulations to Jack Keating, Kyle Fukumoto, Miya Ostboe, Morgan Crosby, and Charlee Rainey who had the most checkouts in their grade level. Each will receive a gift certificate. For information about the library program visit

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