October 11, 2015

Week at a Glance

10/12 Run Club 7:45-8:05am
10/12 Vision/Hearing Screenings
Run Club 7:45-8:05am
10/16 Run Club 7:45-8:05am
10/16 Food Drive Ends*

*Details Below

2 Campus Supervisors Needed ASAP!

ROCK THIS STUNNING VEST  Earn an hourly wage and make memories that will last a lifetime by helping to supervise our students at the lunch tables and on the playground.  Contact Rhonda Steinberg.

MB Education Foundation

OUR LIBRARIANS INSPIRE THE LOVE OF READING Too many school districts have phased out librarians. It's sad because librarians ignite our children's love of literature and foster their creativity. Fortunately, your MBEF donation ensures that MBUSD students will always have amazing librarians, like our Mrs. Snively, to offer guidance, support, and inspiration. Please give today.

HELP YOURSELF TO A YARD SIGN The We  MBEF signs decorating GV are for you to pull up and plant in your yard to show your support for our outstanding public schools. Thanks!

TEDx Tix on Sale

TEDx MANHATTAN BEACH 11/14 They dare to ask, "What if?" and surprise us with what's next. They open our eyes and show us what's on the horizon. For them, it's not about how things are, but how they could be. These innovators shape our future, and give us a new perspective of our world. Meet twelve scientists, teachers, entrepreneurs, artists, moms, dads, and students who give us a glimpse of tomorrow --today. They show us "What's Next?!" Tickets on sale at tedxmb.com.

Free $$ for GV

EARN $$ FOR OUR SCHOOL WITH EVERYDAY SHOPPING Head over to the Rewards page under the Programs tab at gvpta.com to find ways to make money for GV with your usual shopping. Thank you for helping us cash in on all this free money! Questions? Email Bobbie Kokorowski.

RENEW YOUR RALPHS CARD It's time to renew your Ralphs Rewards Card so every time you shop at Ralphs a percentage will go to GV. Have the cashier scan our school's bar code. No need to print anything, just pull up last year's flyer on your phone, the bar code is still good.

SAVE YOUR MALL RECEIPTS Save every receipt from any business in the Manhattan Village Mall -- any vendor from Marine to Rosecrans and Sepulveda to Village Drive. Turn them in to the Mall Concierge, the PTA room, or your child's classroom and we'll earn points toward a share of $7,500 earmarked for MBUSD schools. Currently we're in 5th place behind Pacific.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION Keep clipping those box tops found on participating products and turn them in to the PTA room or your child's classroom. With a school our size, these little 10-centers really do add up over the course of a year!

Food Drive Ends 10/16

CRENSHAW IS IMAGINARY. CHILDHOOD HUNGER ISN'T. HELP US FEED FAMILIES IN NEED Inspired by Crenshaw, a new novel by Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate, our friends at Pages Bookstore are participating in a national food drive contest to win a visit from the author. Drop off non-perishable food items in the collection bin in the front office. Questions? Email Ellen Padnos.

Picture Make-ups, Re-takes, & 5th Grade Panoramic 10/20

MAKE-UPS AND DO-OVERS If your child missed picture day, there is a second chance on 10/20. There is no paperwork and no pre-payment is needed. If you would like a new picture taken on 10/20, please send the proof from the first one with your child. The new picture overwrites the first one so there is no going back if you decide you like the first one better. Questions? Contact Sandy Quigley.

Gator Gatherings 2.0

HAVE FUN RAISING FUNDS FOR OUR KIDS! Last year we raised $50,000+ having the best fun! On 10/24 it's a Halloween Lip-Synch Party followed by a Pumpkin Carving & Spooky Pizza Party on 10/30.

WANT TO HOST ONE OF THE MONTHLY  PARTIES? Email Amanda Zaumeyer or call 310-613-1790.

Run Club

STATS 37% of our school has participated in Run Club! Congratulations to the following classes with the highest participation rate for their grade level this week: 5th: Claytor 50%. 4th: Kinzer 48%. 3rd: Farris 58%. 2nd: Pliaconis/Mills 47%. 1st: Guelff 45%.

JOIN THE FUN! Every MON WED FRI 7:45-8:05am on the lower field. FREE Dri-fit t-shirts while they last! gvpta.com/runclub.

Jog-a-thon 11/17

PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES At our inaugural Jog-a-thon kids will collect pledges for the laps they will run and will receive raffle tickets for prizes for every $50 they raise. We need your help with prizes! Does your company sell fun t-shirts, books, electronics, gift cards? Do you own a cookie business, or do you know someone who runs a cool camp? Or would your family like to donate cash to help us purchase prizes? Please consider donating an incentive prize and let us know at SignUpGenius. For more info visit gvpta.com/jogathon. To help email Vicki Tyler.

Cub Scouts Info Night 10/15

FOR 1ST-5TH GRADE BOYS Join us for camping, hiking, crafts, community service, games, and fellowship. Come hear new member info at our next Pack Meeting on 10/15 at 7pm in the GV Cafeteria. Serving Manhattan Beach for 74 years. Join the adventure! Join the fun! Pack713.org.

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk 10/25

JOIN THE GRAND VIEW TEAM! Be sure to designate your contribution to MBEF so your registration fee will directly support our schools! We're about a fourth of the way to the $2,000 goal we set for ourselves. Can't walk on 10/25? We appreciate our virtual walkers! Last year, for every $25 registration or donation, MBEF received over $150 from the Skechers Foundation. Click to register with the GV team. Questions? Email Ellen Padnos.

In the Library

LEVELED READERS AVAILABLE FOR AT-HOME USE Engaging, fully-illustrated Rigby reading books in Fountas & Pinnell levels A-S are available for check out. Questions? Email Heidi Snively.

10/20 Coraline Book Discussion for Grades 5-8 3:30-5pm
10/24 Buster Balloon's Halloween Spooktacular  11am-Noon
10/30 Halloween Art Activities (ages 4+) 3:30-5pm

Service Dog Training in Rm. 2

PLEASE NO PETTING Mrs. Abt is training an assistance dog that will accompany her every day to school. Please refrain from petting or distracting the dog from Mrs. Abt's direction in any way. For more info visit cci.org.

Flute Foot Joint Missing


Upcoming Events

10/20 5th Grade Panoramic Picture 8:30am & Picture Re-takes
10/22 PTA Meeting 8:30am - Cafeteria
Minimum Days for Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/30 Halloween Parade 8:30am - Upper Playground

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Around Town

10/13 MB Neighborhood Watch Disaster Response & Crime Update Meeting 7-8:30pm - Joslyn Center
Now-10/16 MB Youth Basketball (Early Bird) Registration
Now-10/31 MBPD Sells Pink Tees for Susan G. Komen
10/15 Cub Scout Recruitment Night 7pm - GV Cafeteria
10/15 City MB Strategic Planning Meeting 6-9pm - Joslyn Center
10/16-10/31 MB Youth Basketball (Late Fee) Registration
10/24 MB Public Library Bookmark Contest Entries Due by Mail
10/25 Skechers Friendship Walk 8am
10/25 Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race Noon-5pm
10/31 MB Public Library Bookmark Contest Entries Walk-in Due Date
11/06 Blood Drive - MBMS
11/14 TEDx What's Next?! - MBMS
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