January 25, 2015

Week at a Glance

01/26 Volunteer for a Chance to Win a Skywatch
01/30 Spirit Day - Sports Team or Green
01/30 Gator Gear Store Open 2:15-3:15pm*

*Details Below

Gator Volunteer Challenge

SPONSORED BY SKYWATCH The ask is that every parent will volunteer for at least one event this year. And thanks to our friends at Skywatch, volunteering for events like these puts you in a drawing for a beautiful Skywatch timepiece. Please register your interest in helping by sending in this form ASAP. Questions? Email Vicki Tyler.

MBEF Appeal Ends 2/15

GV AT 76% OF ITS PARTICIPATION GOAL Thank you to those families who have donated and congratulations to Mrs. Guelff’s class for 100% participation! Without parent donations, our schools would not enjoy the many programs that the CA state budget cannot provide. Many companies have a matching gift program and this will count towards your donation.
Classes with 75-94% participation will receive $200 in classroom supplies and those that reach 95% and above will receive $250 in supplies to use this year. Classroom stats to date. Please consider donating at mbef.org/givetoday

Girls  Gator Gear

GIRLS, GET YOUR GATOR ON FOR VALENTINE'S SPIRIT DAY Stop by the Gator Gear store on 1/30 from 2:15-3:15 to pick up a Girls Pink Crew or a Gator Baseball Cap to wear on Valentine's Spirit Day 2/13. Shop online by 2/4 for classroom delivery by 2/11.

February Box Tops Contest

START COLLECTING! Did you know that Grand View has received almost $6,000 by collecting Box Tops over the past five years? Let's keep the money rolling in! Start clipping and collecting Box Tops from participating products so you'll be ready for February's classroom contest.

MLK Poster Contest Winners

THEME: MY DREAM FOR THE WORLD Thank you to the students who participated in the Student Council Poster Contest to celebrate the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. All entries are on display in the Library hall -- read them and be inspired! Special congratulations to: Shea LeRosen (Abt), David Gurman (Gladstone), Leily Eghbali (Miles), Bella Tabraue (Simon), and Bailey Tibbetts (Witzansky).

Thieves Ruin Harvest

SCHOOL GARDEN PLUNDERED After school and on weekends our teachers have witnessed children stealing produce from the Growing Great Garden while their caregivers simply stood by. The Garden Club had been waiting patiently for a bountiful harvest to sell at our farmers market and they are devastated by the destruction. Please educate caregivers and remind children about staying out of the school garden.

Got Game?

JEFF GOODRICH PARENTS' SOCCER CLASSIC 5/2 Grand View Team Captain Alan Franz needs YOU to bring home the trophy! The tournament will benefit MBX and the family Officer Jeff Goodrich left behind. We know the event is the same day as the Gator Run, but Alan says Gators can do it all! Info is online or email Alan.

GAP Classes Begin this Week

REGISTER ONLINE GAP is an exciting way to enrich the school experience with classes in science, sports, chess, and the arts. Register at mbxfoundation.org. Questions? Email Gina Marcarelli or call 310-415-6883.

Thank You!

TO GRAND VIEW FROM READING PARTNERS The tremendous number of high quality books that were collected during the holidays to benefit William Green Elementary School in Lawndale has wowed every Reading Partners tutor who has walked into the classroom. Thank you to our generous Gator families!

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