November 10, 2013

PTA Art Contest Entries Due 11/15

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 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!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 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

THANK YOU! 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. 

Book Fair 12/2-12/6

GET READY TO SHOP AT THE BOOK FAIR! This year we have partnered with Scholastic to bring you, your kids, and our teachers the best books available. Mark your calendar for Book Fair Family Fun Night on 12/5 from 5-8pm. Bring the whole family for food, shopping, and glow-in-the-dark fun! Click here to pre-order your Fresh Brothers Dinner by 12/2. For more info contact Michele Fukumoto or Pauline Shahin. 

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 The promo code MBEF gives MBEF donors $10 off the ticket price.

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