September 21, 2014

No School Thursday & Friday

REMINDER School will be closed 9/25 and 9/26 in MBUSD due to a local holiday followed by a staff development day. 

Your Vote Needed!

WE HAVE 4 CANDIDATES FOR 2 SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL POSITIONS Click for details and to cast your vote. Questions? Contact Rhonda Steinberg

Shop GROW this Week for GV 

8% DONATED TO OUR SCHOOL Mention Grand View at the register when you shop at GROW 9/22-9/26 and 8% of your purchases will be donated to GVPTA as part of the store's 8th anniversary celebration. In-store purchases only, please. Online shopping and home delivery are not included in this generous offer. Thanks, GROW!

Fresh Gator Gear Looks

SOCCER JERSEYS - GIRL CREW SHIRTS - GIRL LEGGINGS Fun new designs by GV parent-owned Heroes & Hooligans available NOW at the Student Store! Order your new Gator Gear online today! 

GV HTF Booth 10/4-5 - Volunteer!

FEATURING DELICIOUS FOOD FROM ROCK & BREWS This year Rock & Brews will provide finger lickin' good pulled pork sandwiches for the GV booth at the Hometown Fair -- volunteers are needed to staff the booth 10/4-5. Click today to sign up for the fun!

Gator Run Club Starts 10/1

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Run Club enjoyed great success last year and returns in October! Your Gator will have loads of fun running off those morning wiggles! Beginning 10/1 Run Club will meet every MWF from 7:45-8:05am on the lower playground. Click to sign the participation waiver -- the first 350 to sign up will receive a free t-shirt.

SKYWATCH Volunteer Challenge

OUR GOAL To have every parent help with one or more GV events.
THE PRIZE Every time you volunteer at GV this year your name will be entered in a year-end drawing to win a stunning Swiss-made SKYWATCH timepiece!
THE REAL WINNERS Your children who greatly benefit from the gift of your time!
Many thanks to SKYWATCH founder and Grand View Dad Gabriel Ibarra for sponsoring the SKYWATCH Gator Volunteer Challenge

Calling All Golfers - Gator Golf 10/3

GOLF + FUN = $$ FOR OUR KIDS Grab your buddies and sign up to play in The Gators on 10/3 at 3:30pm. Green fees, refreshments, and a chance to win prizes are included in the $100 donation to Grand View. Space is limited - sign up today!

Lunch Play Changes Coming 10/1

PLAY THEN EAT Beginning 10/1 students will play first then will be dismissed to eat lunch afterwards. It's been shown that with this format students are more likely to finish eating their food.

MB PARKS & REC LUNCH PLAY GAMES Every Wednesday beginning 10/1 MB Parks & Rec will offer free organized games to our kids during play before lunch. Thanks, MB Parks & Rec! Questions or feedback? Please contact Rhonda Steinberg.  

Gator Gratitude

THANK YOU KRISTEN LUKAS, AN AMAZING PARENT VOLUNTEER Kristen made sure all our kids got their school supplies and emergency kits on their first day of school. She also serves as a yearbook photographer, coordinates video productions, and is an all around go to person for volunteering. You rock, Kristen! 

A BIG THANK YOU TO 4TH GRADE STUDENT ALFREDO BARRIOS, JR. Alfredo shared a video and an impressive overview about allergies at the PTA meeting, including a recommendation for an allergy action plan at school. Watch the informative video with your kids!

Family Portraits 

PORTION OF SITTING FEE DONATED TO GV JW Photography will take your family portrait and give back a portion of the $45 sitting fee to GV. Click for dates, locations, how to schedule a sitting, and the payment process. Questions? Contact

2014-15 Student Council

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL CANDIDATES! Our 5th grade students continue to amaze us with their school spirit, excellent campaign posters, and well-delivered speeches. Our student body representatives for 2014-15:
President: Duncan Roth
Vice President: Parker Kinsey
Historian: Jordan Koo
Community Service: Andrew Salzman
Fun Fridays Chairperson: Skylar Gerhardt
Spirit Chairperson: Skyler Behrens
Gator Mascot: Billy Mattis
Secretary: Ella Davis
Grades of Green Leader: Annie Iantuono
Garden Club Leader: Kiley Keating

Got Stamps?

POSTCARD STAMPS FOR P.E. PROGRAM Miss Wood would be delighted to receive $.34 stamps to mail her P.E. (Positively Excellent Student) postcards. Thank you!

Register for GAP by 9/25

LATE REGISTRATION - SPACE PERMITTING - AT FULL PRICE Sign up now at Students who sign up after 9/25 will pay the full session fee but will not be allowed to join the class until the second week of the fall session. Questions? Email Gina Marcarelli or call 310-415-6883.

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