October 16, 2016

Week at a Glance 

10/17 Run Club*
10/18 5th Grade Panoramic Picture & School Picture Re-takes
10/18 Meet & Greet Mike Matthews & Ben Dale 6:30-8pm - 1721 Nelson Ave. MB
10/19 Run Club with NBA VIP Guest & Prizes*
10/19 MBUSD Board Workshop Social Emotional Wellness 5pm - District Office
10/20 Deadline GrowingGreat Art Contest*
10/21 School Spirit Day - Wear Green or Gator Wear
Run Club*
*Details Below

Unique Volunteer Opportunities

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL Are you interested working alongside the principal and teachers to improve student achievement and progress? There are four open seats for parent representatives. There are three meetings per year, with the first one on 11/7 at 3pm in the school library. Click to learn more and to indicate interest. Applications are due in the front office by 10/27. Questions? Contact Heidi Snively.

CHARACTER AND WELLNESS COUNCIL This council will support actions and programs to promote character development and ensure the safety and wellness of children at Grand View. The first meeting will follow the School Site Council meeting on 11/7 at 3:30pm in the school library. For more info and to indicate interest contact Lisa Schlager.

INSPIRATION SPACES Do you have a creative eye for transforming spaces? We are planning to create three new innovative spaces on campus to inspire student creativity and collaboration in the areas of Maker/Engineering, Technology/Robotics, and Visual/Performing Arts. For more info and to indicate interest contact Principal Nancy Doyle or PTA President Heather de Roos.

WhooOOoo's Ready to Get SpooOOooky?

PARENT PARTY 10/29 By your tickets TODAY for our most mischievous Parent Party and Auction yet! Witching hour is Saturday, 10/29, from 6-11pm at the spooky new Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach. Get there early to sign up for awesome Gator Gatherings and for your chance to win amazing auction items!

Thanks to You...

... WE CAN COUNT ON MORE TEACHERS The next time you're on campus, count the number of teachers you see. Your donation helps pay the salary of 1-in-5 teachers... a total of seventy teachers throughout the district. These teachers make a real difference in your child's education. And thanks to your support, we'll be able to count on them for years to come. mbef.org/givetoday.

Run Club

NBA VIP GUEST AND PRIZES 10/19 Come along and meet our VIP guest on Wednesday - GV Dad and NBA Clippers Assistant Coach Brendan O'Connor! Over 200 Gators have run so far, with special congratulations to Ms. Glassman's class with the highest participation rate at 52%. We still have Dri-fit t-shirts available! Run Club info at gvpta.com.

GrowingGreat Art Contest

FOR MB ELEMENTARY STUDENTS - DEADLINE THIS THURSDAY Submit a colorful picture of a favorite fruit and/or vegetable that you would like to see growing in your school garden. One winner from each elementary school will have their artwork painted on a wall at Manhattan House Restaurant. Details and official entry form. Deadline October 20.

National PTA Art Contest

PTA REFLECTIONS CONTEST Does your child like to dance, produce films, write poetry or stories, compose songs, take photos, or create visual art? This year's National PTA Reflections theme is "What Is Your Story?" Have your child submit his or her artwork/thumb drive and registration form in the PTA room by 11/4/16. Details at gvpta.com.

Think RAC for Halloween

RENT-A-COSTUME The RAC is open every Wednesday from 1:15-2:30pm and is located behind the GV Performing Arts Center on Bell Avenue. A complete costume rents for only $5 plus a $10 deposit, and we have a large supply of adult options, perfect for the Parent Party coming 10/29! Questions? Email Shawna Austin or call 310-569-3796.

SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk 10/23

JOIN THE GRAND VIEW TEAM! When you register, check the box to designate your contribution to MBEF so your registration fee will directly support our schools! Can't walk on 10/23? We appreciate our virtual walkers! Click to register with the GV team. Questions? Contact Ellen Padnos.

Measures C & EE

DOOR-TO-DOOR NEIGHBORHOOD WALK 10/22 9AM-1PM Campaign volunteers will talk one-on-one with residents about the bonds this Saturday. 55% of the vote is needed for Measures C & EE to pass, making parent and teacher involvement critical. At least ten volunteers from each school are needed to inform neighbors. Sign up here. Timing of the neighborhood walk not good for you? Contact Jen Fenton to arrange another time.

TOUR THE COSTA GYM There is a dedicated Grand View families tour this Thursday, 10/20, at 9:05am. Your friends and neighbors are welcome to come along. Even if you've been to the gym before, you probably haven't seen all there is to see. Time and again tour participants have exclaimed, "It's worse than I expected!" Meet at the Meadows/Keats gate.

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? Click here to find out. Voter registration deadline is 10/24. Voting absentee? Measures C & EE are on page 8.

TEDxMB 11/5

LIKE TO WATCH TED TALKS? Then you will love TEDxManhattan Beach! Live speakers, cool exhibits, great food all day! Special pricing for high school students and older adults. 11/5 from 9am-3pm at Mira Costa High School. Get details and tickets at TEDxMB.

Upcoming Events

10/24-10/28 Parent/Teacher Goal-Setting Conferences - Minimum Days
10/27 Deadline SSC Parent Rep Application
10/28 Deadline Social Inclusion Grant Application
10/28 Unclaimed Lost & Found Donated After School
Spooktacular Parent Party & Auction 6-11pm - Shade Hotel Redondo Beach
10/31 Halloween Parade 8:30am - Upper Playground - No Gore or Weapons
Reflections Art Contest Deadline
11/07 School Site Council 3pm - Library
11/07 Character & Wellness Council 3:30pm - Library
No School - Veterans Day

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Around Town

10/16 MB Historical Society Museum Open 12-3pm - Polliwog Park
10/16 MB Art Center Show: Dichotomy of Design & Art Closes
10/17-10/23 MB Public Library Limited Access
10/18 MB Farmers Market 11am-4pm - Metlox
10/20 Meet Author D.J. MacHale 3:30-5:00 - MB Public Library
10/23 GV Team Registration for SKECHERS Friendship Walk
10/24 November Election Voter Registration Deadline
10/25 Sea Starry Night Roundhouse Aquarium Fundraiser 7-10pm - Manhattan Country Club
10/29 MB Public Library Bookmark Contest Deadline
10/30 NHM Spider Pavilion Opens
11/05 TEDxMB 9am-3pm - MCHS
11/04 MBMS Blood Drive 10:30am-4:30pm - MBMS Multipurpose Room - Make an Appointment
11/12 4th/5th Book Club Meets 2-3pm - MB Public Library
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