September 13, 2015

Week at a Glance

09/14 No School - Local Holiday
09/15 Emergency Kit Deadline*
09/16 Family Fun Night Tickets/Food Orders Deadline*
09/16 Greater Gator Deadline*
09/16 Walking School Bus Training Sessions*
09/16 MBUSD Board Meeting 6:30pm - District Office
09/18 School Site Council Rep Application Deadline
09/18 Family Fun & Movie Night*

*details below

Last Chance Family Fun Night Tix & Food Orders on Wednesday 9/16

DON'T MISS THE BIG FUN ON 9/18 WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS & BIG HERO 6! Click for tickets. $20 per person includes dinner from Mama D's or Rubio's, movie, photo booth, and more!

RIEND AND LEND A HAND! We need parents for easy 1-hour shifts. Click to sign up. Questions? Contact Liz Grampp.

Join GVPTA and Donate by 9/16

BE A GREATER GATOR! As of 9/10 33% of our families have joined the PTA and 16% (85 families) are Greater Gators! Support the many ways the PTA enhances your child's educational experience at Grand View by Wednesday, September 16. Click here to join the PTA, donate to MBEF, and to buy a yearbook and Family Fun Night tickets.

WE CAN'T THANK OUR GREATER GATOR FAMILIES ENOUGH But we will recognize your generosity with this awesome car magnet, a free pass for new riders to spin at Soul Cycle, and your family name painted on the new Greater Gator wall of honor coming soon to the upper playground!


Order Emergency Kits by 9/15

FOR THE CLASSROOM & FOR EDP Every student must have an emergency kit at school. Order online at Kits will be delivered to your child's classroom in late September. Questions? Email Kristen Lukas.

Walking School Bus Volunteer Training 9/16

WHAT IS A WALKING SCHOOL BUS? WSB is a group of registered children walking to school with one or more adults along a designated route. Beach Cities Health District is offering WSB training sessions on 9/16. Details and training registration posted at Visit Beach Cities Health District for more info.

Special Sponsor Offer Ends 9/22

RUN CLUB & JOG-A-THON SPONSORSHIP FOR GV FAMILIES & BUSINESSES Act now -- t-shirts will be printed soon! A special combo sponsorship rate of $500 is offered to Grand View families and businesses. When you sponsor the Run Club and the Jog-a-thon your family name or company logo will be included on dri-fit Run Club t-shirts and on marketing materials throughout the year. Payment accepted at For more info email Vicki Tyler.

RUN CLUB BEGINS IN OCTOBER We need people to help set up at 7:40am Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. A team of two is ideal -- grab a friend or your spouse! Commitment is month to month. Find out more at Interested? Email Vicki Tyler.

JOG-A-THON NOVEMBER 17 We are looking for people to fill various roles including logistics, prizes, corporate sponsorships, etc. Find out more at Interested? Email Vicki Tyler.

MB Hometown Fair 10/3 & 10/4

SIGN UP TO HELP WITH THE GRAND VIEW TRI-TIP BOOTH - A GRAND TRADITION! Our Tri-tip Sandwiches are locally world famous and back by popular demand! Sign up at VolunteerSpot with your email address (you won't need to register an account). Choose your time slots and VolunteerSpot will send you a confirmation and reminders. Easy! Questions? Email Amanda Garner Paul.

CALLING ALL 5TH GRADERS Contact Mary Morigaki to find out about helping with the free activities at Kid Country. Volunteers will receive a HTF t-shirt and snacks. Call 310-545-7888 or 310-503-4688.

Service Dog Training at Grand View

KINDERGARTEN NEWS Mrs. Abt is raising and training an assistance dog that will accompany her every day to school. The dog will remain in Room 2 in a crate or an exercise pen most of the school day for the first five months. Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people living with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs. For more info visit

REMINDER Service dogs at school are the only exception to California Education Code. No other dogs are permitted on campus at any time (even when school is not in session) for any reason.

In the Garden

NEW DECORATIONS Please respectfully enjoy the new decorations in the Children's Garden and do not disturb them. Thank you!

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