April 2, 2017

Week at a Glance 

04/03, 04/05, 04/07 Run Club 7:45-8:05am
04/03-04/06 3rd Grade SBAC Testing*
04/04 TK-4th Grade Progress Reports
Community Invited: MCHS Gym Bond Project Open House 5-7pm - Costa Small Theater*
04/05 MBUSD Board Meeting 6:30pm - District Office
04/07 Spirit Day - Wear Green or Gator Gear
04/07 Unclaimed Lost & Found Donated After School
*Details Below

A Message from the Principal

SBAC TESTING - STATE COMMON CORE ASSESSMENTS BEGIN IN APRIL  We begin the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing this Monday, April 3. Below is the testing schedule:
  • 3rd Grade: Monday 4/3-Thursday 4/6 and Tuesday 4/18-Friday 4/21
  • 4th Grade: Monday 4/24-Thursday 4/27
  • 5th Grade: Monday 5/1-Thursday 5/4
PARENTS PLAY A CRITICAL PART IN TESTING SUCCESS Our teachers and students have been working hard preparing for state testing. Parents can help by make sure their children are well rested, eat a healthful breakfast each day, and wake up early enough to arrive at school with a calm body and a calm mind in order to maintain the stamina that these tests require. Thank you in advance for making sure your children arrive on time and ready to show us their best! Gratefully, Mrs. Doyle.

Community Invited: MCHS Replacement Gym Open House 4/4

MEASURE EE BOND PROJECT Parents and community members are invited to meet with staff and the architectural team for a pre-design visioning work session on 4/4 from 5-7pm in the MCHS Small Theater. Click for details.

51st Annual Spring Fair - Sunday, 4/30

NEW DAY AND HOURS - SUNDAY 11AM-3PM - UPPER PLAYGROUND Our Spring Fair is around the corner featuring the fabulous talent show, tasty eats from local restaurants, game booths, inflatables, the YAA Art Show, and more! Get your tickets here!

VOLUNTEER FOR FUN Help make the Fair amazing! Volunteer at your grade level sponsored booth, the Chili Booth, Book Booth, Student Store, and more! This year, our 5th grade students are invited to help at all game and craft booths so please consider signing your child up for a shift or two. Sign up today!

FAIR SPONSORS WANTED Please consider donating $100 by 4/20 and your name (or company name) will be featured on our front gate sponsorship banner. Click for details. Thank you!

TALENT SHOW TRYOUTS 4/20 - PAC Calling all kids! Got a hidden talent you're ready to share? Express yourself through music, song, dance, or comedy. Sign up for a tryout time.

EVEN MORE We are now accepting used books, DVDs, and CDs for our Book Booth. Click for details.

Parent Charity Soccer Tournament 5/6

TIME TO DEFEND OUR TITLE! We are putting together this year's Grand View parents' soccer team for the annual Jeff Goodrich Parents' Soccer Classic. Team Grand View will be defending its title (2015 and 2016) against teams from each of the MB elementary schools, MBMS, Mira Costa, and couple of other South Bay teams in a charity soccer tournament held on 5/6 at Mira Costa's Waller Stadium. If you want to be part of the team and part of a charity that has raised over $200,000 for MBX, the foundation that supports school athletics programs) please contact Jeff Serota or Charles Southey to get details. The donation/payment is $225 ($275 after 4/15). Jeff and Charles will send an email to interested players in the next week or so to arrange a practice/get together/kick around.

Gator Gratitude

CPK FUNDRAISER Thank you to the families who participated in the Gator Grub Days at CPK. We raised over $500 for Grand View thanks to you and our generous friends at CPK! Ms. Miles' class had the highest participation and will enjoy a complimentary CPK pizza party very soon.

Spring GAP Registration

CLASSES BEGIN WEEK OF 4/24 Register at mbxfoundation.org. Questions? Email Gina Marcarelli or call 310-415-6883.

MB Parks & Rec News

MB PARKS & REC OFFERS FILMMAKING CLASS FOR KIDS Registration is now open for an 8-week Filmmaking class for children ages 7-13 on Wednesday afternoons 4/19-6/7. Click here for more information.

MB PARKS & REC WOULD LIKE YOUR INPUT Do you or your children participate in Parks & Rec classes or activities? If so, the department would love to get your ideas for future class offerings. Click here to submit your ideas.


Earth Day 4/22

MB CELEBRATES IN POLLIWOG PARK Mark your calendar for the 25th anniversary of Earth Day celebrations in Manhattan Beach! There will be over sixty vendors and exhibitors, a family drum circle, a FREE Kids' Zone with eco-crafts, an obstacle course, a free clothing swap, and a performance by The Lucky Ones.

Making Summer Plans?

MBX HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Check out the options at mbxfoundation.org. Steve and Kate's, Performing Arts Workshop, Planet Bravo, TGA Premier Sports, and a new streamlined program of Camp VIP with unique opportunities for incoming Kindergartners, and lots of LEGO for everyone. Questions? Email Nancy Rosenburg or call 310-503-1771.

In the Library

A GRAND VIEW TRADITION We'll be kicking off National School Library Month with presentations of Who's on First?! for every class! And congratulations to all our great Gator readers: 4,756 books were checked out in March!

Upcoming Events

Around Town

04/05 S.T.E.A.M. Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm - MB Public Library
04/10-04/12 MCHS Baseball Camp for Ages 5-14
04/10-04/14 Golf Camp for Ages 6-14
04/12 S.T.E.A.M. Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm - MB Public Library
04/19 S.T.E.A.M. Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm - MB Public Library
04/21, 04/22, 04/27, 04/28, 04/29 MCHS Spring Musical - Oklahoma!
04/22 Earth Day Celebration 11am-4pm - Polliwog Park
04/26 S.T.E.A.M. Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm - MB Public Library
04/30 GrowingGreat Farm to Table Benefit - Shade Hotel Redondo Beach
07/17-07/20 MCHS Soccer Camp for Girls Ages 6-12
07/24-07/27 MCHS Cheer Clinic for Girls K-8
08/07-08/10 MCHS Volleyball Camp for Ages 7-14
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