BELIEVE. DREAM. INSPIRE
The Reflections Art Contest is a national arts recognition and achievement program that gives students a chance to express themselves through the written word, song, dance, and the visual arts. Entries are due 11/15. Please visit gvpta.com for details
Pancake Breakfast Roundup 11/17
GREATER GATOR FAMILIES ATTEND FREE Click to see the updated list
BUY TICKETS TODAY & SAVE!
Spend the morning with family and friends enjoying this yummy Gator tradition! There will be buttermilk and gluten-free pancakes with fresh fruit toppings, yogurt parfaits, sausage, and other healthy and tasty treats. Tickets are $16 per family in advance and $20 per family at the door. Click to buy them now!
For even more fun at this 31st annual event, sign up to help with decorating, grilling, serving, and more.
Thankful for Scrip
STOCK UP FOR THANKSGIVING Get some shopping done early and support our school with scrip
. Thank you to all who signed up for an MSO, and congratulations to Ms. Simon's class for having the highest overall MSO participation! The class will enjoy a movie party.
New District Lice Policy
EFFECTIVE 11/05/13 Read about the key changes
. Numerous professional organizations support a policy which distinguishes the presence of live lice vs. the presence of nits (eggs) and that head lice, while a nuisance, are not a health hazard. More info may be found in the Parent's Guide to Head Lice
brochure from the California Dept. of Public Health.
Donate Toiletries 11/12-11/15
SUPPORT WESTSIDE FOOD BANK
GV Brownie Troop 8945 will collect travel size
toiletries from 11/12-11/15 for the Westside Food Bank
. Drop off donations in the box outside the front office. Items needed (travel size, please): shampoo, conditioner, soap, bath & shower gel, toothpaste. Toothbrushes and new or gently used towels are also needed. Thank you for your support!
Donate Soccer Uniforms 11/12-11/22
WANTED: UNIFORMS AND CLEATS
Give those old soccer uniforms a new life. The non-profit Just a Kick Foundation
will send them to underprivileged kids in Uganda. Drop off donations in the PTA room now to 11/22. Thank you for your support!
Donate Warm Coats 11/18-11/22
ONE WARM COAT DRIVE
Girl Scout Juniors Troop 2055 will collect new and gently used coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, and scarves for the One Warm Coat Drive
from 11/18-22. Items will be donated to families in need through the Los Angeles Mission. Thank you for helping to keep somebody warm this winter!
MBEF Pledge Day - A Success
Many thanks to the families, teachers, kids and volunteers who participated in MBEF Pledge Day this week.
Across all campuses it was a celebration of education. To show our appreciation, MBEF will be giving $200 in classroom supplies for classes that achieve 75%-94% participation and $250 in classroom supplies for classes that achieve 95% and above. It's a great way to give the teachers the added tools they need for this year.
HELP YOURSELF TO A YARD SIGN!
The WE MBEF
signs decorating Grand View are for your yards, so please pull one up, take it home, and show your support for our outstanding public schools.
Order Extra Directories
GATOR DIRECTORIES FOR MEMBERS ONLY
While each PTA member receives a free student directory, members may order additional copies for just $10 each. Click here to order.
Need more info? Email the student directory committee
Eat Cake... and Yam Tarts!
ORDERS DUE 11/13
When you order a Candied Yam Tart for your Thanksgiving table from Eat Cake, 20% will be donated to our school! See the flyer for details
TEDx Manhattan Beach 11/16
A SAMPLING OF THE DIVERSE LINE-UP
The Hyperloop project manager. A jazz musician (5-time Grammy nominee) of international renown. A space policy expert from the RAND Corporation. A practicing artist and educator from Otis. A producer/writer from Modern Family. An archeologist, a marine conservationist, and TWO out-of-the-box business ideas that will surprise you!
Purchase tickets at TEDxMB.com
. The promo code MBEF
gives MBEF donors $10 off the ticket price.