September 8, 2013

9/10 Picture Day

FORM REMINDERS  Complete the order form that went home last week and send it to school on Tuesday, 9/10.  Click for packages and pricing.  Enter ID #PZ063724Q0

9/12 Back to School Night

CHILD CARE AVAILABLE  RSVP Susana Anton ASAP to secure a spot for the care of any school-age child during the event, 5:30-7pm in Room A-3.  A $5 donation per child is appreciated but not necessary.  Reservations required.

9/13 Update Gator Directory Info

IMPORTANT FOR NEW AND RETURNING FAMILIES  Returning families should have received an email to confirm or make changes to Directory info.  If no message was received, check your spam box or double check last year's Directory to see if your email was listed.  If it was not listed please click for further instructions.  New families will receive a Directory form in this week's Tuesday Envelope.  Click for more info.

Join GVPTA & Donate by 9/26

BE A GREATER GATOR!  Complete four easy steps by September 26!   Click here to Join the PTA, donate to MBEF, and to buy a yearbook and Family Fun Night tickets.  These four easy steps will go a long way to support the many ways the PTA enhances your child's educational experience at Grand View.  Thank you!

9/27 Family Fun Night

BUY TICKETS TODAY  Bring your chairs to GV for dinner and a movie under the stars at this great Gator family tradition!  Click to purchase tickets by 9/26.

Unique Volunteer Opportunities

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL  From October to May a council of teachers, staff, and parents led by Mrs. Steinberg meets to discuss school curriculum and budgetary matters.  Click to learn more about being a SSC representative and to indicate interest.  Applications due 9/20.

LOOKING FOR MORE WAYS TO PARTICIPATE?  Check out our Volunteer page.  Current openings include Science Lab, Family Fun Night, Hometown Fair Tri-Tip Booth, and Student Store.

Two Ways to Win in September!

DIRECTORY ART CONTEST  Have an artist at home?  We feature charming "kid art" on the Gator Directory.  Submissions due 9/20.  Click for more info.
TRASH-FREE LUNCH CONTEST  Pack a trash-free lunch whenever possible and your family could win dinner for four at Rock 'n' Brews in El Segundo.  Click for more info.

Family Portraits = $$ for GV

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS  Capture the moment and our school will receive 50% of the sitting fee and 15% of your photo order!  Multiple sitting dates 9/28-11/10.  Click for more info.

Scrip & Gator Store

SCRIP MSOs & EFTs  Using scrip gets even easier with a Monthly Standing Order and an Electronic Fund Transfer.  Check it out at and look in the Tuesday Envelope for the MSO contest that could win extra $$ for your child's classroom!

NEW ITEMS IN THE STORE AND MORE COMING!  View and purchase online.

GAP Registration

CLASSES BEGIN 9/30  Enriching after school classes are held right here at GV, and the small fee supports the Manhattan Beach Athletic Foundation (MBX).  For more info contact Gina Marcarelli.

Upcoming Events

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Around Town

ADVENTURE GUIDES NIGHT  Shouldn’t their best memories be with you?  The Y Adventure Guides Voyagers program is for dads and their children in grades K-2.  Dad/daughter or dad/son pairs join a larger group for activities, community service, and camp outs.  The program provides plenty of time to bond with kids and make new friends (kids and parents!) in the community. 
Orientation and Recruitment Night Serving Hermosa and Manhattan Beach Areas 9/23 at 7pm at American Martyrs O'Donnell Hall (15th & Laurel in MB).

DODD VOLLEYBALL SCHOOL  An amazing opportunity for boys and girls 5th through 8th grades to learn volleyball from the coach of the USA Jr. National team. Classes start on 9/19 and take place at American Martyrs gym. Space is limited, so click here to find out more and register.

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