October 19, 2014

JOIN US! 85% and Growing!

SCHOOLWIDE WINNER! Congratulations to Mrs. Duncan's families, the first classroom to reach 100% membership! Who will be next? To date, Mrs. Pliaconis (2nd) and Mrs. Farris (3rd) are tied for 2nd with 96%, and Ms. Fairbrother (4th) is in 3rd with 93%. Our schoolwide participation is 85%. The first class in each grade level to reach 100% membership will win an ice cream party, and every class with 100% membership earns a fun pajama day! It costs only $10 to join. Pick up a form in the front office or join online at gvpta.com by 10/31.

MEMBERS ONLY Only PTA members will receive instructions on how to access the indispensable online Gator Directory!

CORRECTION Have a question about your Greater Gator status? Naomi Mack's email address is jonamack21@yahoo.com. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused by a typo in the 10/15 Newsflash.

MB Education Foundation

OUR INSPIRING LIBRARIANS For many of us, the school librarian was the person who ignited our love of literature, and we're fortunate to have Mrs. Snively to do that for our children. MBUSD librarians help students navigate the library, and provide them with research support. They manage a wide variety of valuable print and electronic resources, and model expressive, dramatic reading for our children. It is sad to know that too many school districts have had to phase out librarians due to lack of funding. Fortunately, your MBEF donation ensures that MBUSD students will always have librarians to offer guidance, support, and inspiration. MBEF.org/givetoday.

Run Club Logs 1,175 Miles

RUNNING ACROSS AMERICA With our collective 1,175 miles we have run all the way to Seattle, WA. Ms. Miles' class had the most runners last week, and Ms. Slater's 4th graders had the most laps, 252. Personal stats are now available online. For general info go to gvpta.com/runclub.

Pumpkin Carving Party 10/29

SPOOK-TACULAR FUNDRAISER Join us at the lunch benches after school on 10/29. Click to sign-up. Many thanks to our good friends at GROW for donating 100 of their finest pumpkins!

In the Science Lab

VOLUNTEERS WANTED Volunteer opportunities are available in the Science Lab. Contact Dawn Stroud.

Nationwide PTA Art Contest

ENTRIES DUE 11/7 This year's Reflections theme is "The world would be a better place if..."  Students will receive a coupon for one free ice cream on Fun Friday for submitting an entry. See the flyer for more info or visit gvpta.com.

Ball Drive Now to 10/31

TO BENEFIT INGLEWOOD SCHOOL Girl Scout Troop 16785 will collect play equipment over the next two weeks for Oak Street Elementary. Wanted: soccer balls, basketballs, dodge balls, kick balls, footballs, cones, pinnies/scrimmage vests, jump ropes, and hula hoops. Look for the donation bins at the bottom of the ramps and outside the school office from 10/20-10/31. Thank you! 

Skechers Friendship Walk 10/26

WALK WITH THE GRAND VIEW TEAM! If you can't join us 10/26 please consider becoming a virtual walker. When you register, 100% of your fee will go to our local schools if designated to MBEF. Last year MBEF received $100,000! Register or donate with the GV Team. Questions? Email Kelli Spriggs.

TEDx Conference 11/15

MEET THE GAME CHANGERS The 5th Annual TEDxManhattanBeach conference will be held from 9am-3pm on 11/15 at MBMS. Speakers include education thought leaders, a game theorist, a professor with breakthrough virtual reality applications, and student Julia Horwitz (a former Gator!) who is changing the world one poem at a time. Also from MB are speakers Grant Kirkpatrick, JD Roth, and returning TEDx Speaker Court Crandall.
Learn more and purchase tickets. View the flyer.

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