April 19, 2015

Week at a Glance

04/20 Bring Reusable Water Bottle*
Register to Give Blood - Sponsor Code Grandview*
4/22 Earth Day - Wear Green or Blue - Walk to School*
04/22 MBUSD Board Meeting 6:30pm - District Office
04/24 Crazy Hair Day

*Details below

Earth Week Activities

CELEBRATING EARTH DAY GATOR STYLE! As one of the first Green Ribbon Award schools in California we know that "it's easy being green" and lots of fun, too! This is what we have planned...

CLASSROOM GREEN CHALLENGE Each teacher will guide their students through earth friendly activities this week. The class that earns the most points in each grade will win a frozen treat party and the overall winning class will earn a pizza and frozen treat party. Students with reusable water bottles earn class points on Monday.

WATER CONSERVATION CHALLENGE California is in the middle of a severe drought. Take the Water Challenge at home to find out ways to help save water. Students who turn in a completed Water Challenge to their teacher by 4/24 will earn points for the Classroom Green Challenge. Presented by Annie Iantuono, Grades of Green Student Rep.

CAMPUS CLEAN-UP On Tuesday our students will collect and classify trash found around campus and the class that collects the most will earn ice cream passes. Join us at the lunch benches after school on Friday to see "The Trash Monster" created from collected litter and to learn what you and your family can do about ocean pollution.

WEDNESDAY IS EARTH DAY! Celebrate by wearing green or blue and walk or bike to school.

GV CUSTODIAN HONORED BY VOICE ON SATURDAY For demonstrating environmental care and awareness, our own Victor Simmering has been selected by VOICE to receive the Environmental Hero Award at the Earth Day Celebration & Concert in Polliwog Park. Victor will be honored at 1pm.

On Your Mark. Get Set. Go Register Today!

20TH ANNUAL MURAD FAMILY FOUNDATION GATOR RUN 5K 5/2 8AM Proceeds from this fun-filled community event benefit MBEF. Click for details and to register your family. 

Blood Drive 5/5

CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO BY SAVING A LIFE Kick off your fiesta by donating blood on May 5th in the PAC from 8:30am-2:45pm. Book a convenient time at redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code Grandview. Questions? Email Tara Fusco or Amanda Garner Paul.

Talent Show Try-outs 5/7

TALENT SHOW TRY-OUTS 5/7 IN THE PAC Calling all kids! Got a hidden talent you're ready to share at the Fair on 6/6? Audition 5/7 for the Spring Fair Talent Show and express yourself through music, song, dance, or comedy. Sign up for an audition time.

Manhattan Village Receipts Due 4/29

YOUR MANHATTAN VILLAGE RECEIPTS = $$ FOR GV The the last chance to turn in your receipts from participating retailers to your classroom or the PTA Room is 4/29. Questions? Email Bobbie Kokorowski

Run Club

MANY THANKS TO COACH ADAM KRIKORIAN Our runners were inspired by tips from Coach Krikorian and enjoyed seeing gold medals won by the USA Women's National Water Polo Team at the 2012 Olympics. Congratulations to special prizewinner Cole Gebhart and to the following classes with the highest participation per grade last week: Britton, Pliaconis, Robertson, Slater, and (tied in 5th grade) Witzansky and Thompson/Kim.

RUN ACROSS AMERICA - 24 STATES! We are passing through Minneapolis, Minnesota and our runners have collectively completed 5,780 miles. For more info visit gvpta.com/runclub.

PARENT HELP NEEDED Join us any MWF for 20 minutes to scan Run Club cards. Contact Vicki Tyler.

GrowingGreat Benefit 5/2

CELEBRITY CHEFS, FARM-FRESH CREATIONS, EXQUISITE WINES An unforgettable night under the stars! The GrowingGreat Farm to Table Benefit will be held in Playa Vista at the beautifully remodeled former offices of Howard Hughes. Click to purchase tickets or a table. Founded by Manhattan Beach parents in 1999 to teach our children about nutrition and garden education, GrowingGreat now reaches children across the country. This year's event honors Mike and Ellen Rosenberg.

Grades of Green Gala 5/29

A FUN-FILLED NIGHT AT MB STUDIOS Founded in 2009 by four Grand View moms who wanted to make environmental protection second nature in the minds young children, today Grades of Green inspires and empowers more than 180,000 students across 39 states and six countries. This year's event honors J.D. and Chrissy Roth and the Murad Family Foundation. VERTE sells out every year --  click for details and to purchase tickets.

Summer Fun Ahead

CAMP EDP To sign up submit three forms (Registration, Emergency, Permission) and a check for each child. Forms and info are at mbusd.org on the Extended Day Program page. Questions? Email Susana Anton.

CAMP VIP Enrollment is open for the summer enrichment program held at Pacific School. For details and to register visit mbxfoundation.org. Questions? Email Nancy Rosenburg or call 310-503-1771.


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Around Town

04/19 Samburu Project Walk for Water - Hermosa Beach
04/25 eWaste Collection 11am-3pm - MBMS
04/25 MB Festival of Motoring 11am-2pm - MCHS
04/25 VOICE Earth Day Celebration 11am-4pm - Polliwog Park
04/22-06/03 Teen Yoga Class (Girls Age 11-17)
05/02 Jeff Goodrich Parents' Soccer Classic
05/02 GrowingGreat Farm to Table Benefit
05/09 Feelgood Festival 9am-4:30pm - Polliwog Park
05/09 Register: Yoga with Tiffany Friedman 9-10:30 - Polliwog Park
05/12 Common Core Math Talk 6-8pm - Pacific Cafeteria
05/29 Grades of Green VERTE Gala
06/13 MB Wine Auction
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