March 22, 2015

Week at a Glance

03/24 Neighborhood Watch Community Meeting 7-8pm - PAC
03/25 VIP Run Club Guests: Dads! Chance to Win Lakers/Clippers Box Seats*
03/26 Minimum Day*
03/26 Open House & YAA Showcase - Baked Goods Needed*
03/27 Meet Your CA Lawmakers Education Roundtable 9:30am - MCHS* 
03/27 Spirit Day - Favorite Book Character*
The White Party - Parent Party Fundraiser 6-11pm*

*Details below

Open House 3/26

TK & AM/PM Kindergarten All Early 8:00-11:20am
Grades 1-5 8:15am-12:40pm

AM K 5:45-6:15pm
Grades 1-5 6:00-7:00pm
TK & PM K 6:30-7:00pm
Science Lab C-1 & Library open 5:30-7:15pm
YAA Art Showcase & Bake Sale (pizza, too!) 5:30-7:15pm - Cafeteria

The White Party 3/28 [sold out??]

TICKETS ON SALE FOR PARENT PARTY FUNDRAISER Don't miss out on the best party and largest fundraiser of the year! The 2015 White Party at the El Segundo Automotive Driving Museum will be amazing! Tickets are $90.
Already bought tickets? Remember to wear white and bring cash for drinks. 

Pack the House at MCHS 3/27 9:30am

SACRAMENTO COMES TO US! Beach Reporter columnist Paul Silva will moderate a discussion on education in CA. The panel will include Senator Ted Lieu, Representative Ben Allen and State Assemblyman David Hadley. RSVP to

Bake Sale Donations Needed

YAA BAKE SALE TO BENEFIT GVPTA Yummy baked goods (you-bake or you-buy) and healthy snacks (carrot sticks, apples, grapes, etc.) are needed for the Young At Art Showcase and Bake Sale held during Open House on 3/26. Please wrap items for individual sale and drop off donations in the Cafeteria beginning 3/25 after 1:30pm.
No need to fix dinner before Open House -- we'll be selling pizza, too!

Honorary Service Award

NOMINATIONS OPEN The Honorary Service Award is a PTA award recognizing deserving parents, teachers, or community volunteers for outstanding service to our students and/or our school. We encourage all parents and staff to submit nominations for individuals you feel deserve to be honored. Please submit the HSA nomination form to the school office by 3/27.

Run Club

VIP RUN CLUB GUESTS 3/25: DADS! Dads are invited to run, walk, scan runners' cards, or cheer from the side lines on 3/25. One lucky Dad will win a fantastic spot prize: 4 box seats to a Lakers vs. Clippers game, kindly donated by the Lagao family!

VIP RUN CLUB GUEST 4/1: BAILEY THE KINGS MASCOT! Show your spirit and come in Kings or Run Club gear! There will be great giveaway prizes on April First, no fooling!

RUN ACROSS AMERICA We are passing through Denton, Texas, and our runners have collectively completed 4,886 miles. For more info visit

Dress as Favorite Book Character 3/27

SPECIAL SPIRIT DAY The Cat in the Hat? Harry Potter? The Wimpy Kid? Pippi Longstocking? Show your school spirit and help celebrate National Reading Month by dressing up as your favorite book character on 3/27.

Gator Gratitude

SCIENCE EXPO - WOW! Thank you to Co-Chairs Ellen Scott, Ali Snider, Brandi Greenberg, and their amazing team of volunteers for a great night of science sponsored by GVPTA. Many thanks to the student docents for all the help!

Literacy Outreach Begins 3/30

BOOK DRIVE & REFURBISHMENT TO BENEFIT COMPTON AVENUE SCHOOL LIBRARY Spring cleaning? Please donate gently used K-8 children's books to our 4th Annual Access Books Project. Collection bins will be in the Library hall from 3/30-4/17. Sturdy boxes to transport books are also needed.

WANT TO DO MORE? Join us on 4/18 when we work together to refurbish the library at Compton Avenue Elementary. All are welcome, many helping hands are needed. Contact Kelli Spriggs for details.

GOT EVEN MORE BOOKS? Please save adult books and less than gently used children's books for May when we start collecting for the Spring Fair (6/6/15) Used Book Booth.

Camp VIP

ENROLLMENT OPENS 3/30 Check your child's backpack on Tuesday for the Camp VIP flyer and be ready to register starting 3/30 at Questions? Email Nancy Rosenburg.

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