November 9, 2014

Week at a Glance

11/10 No School - Staff Development
11/11 No School - Veterans Day
11/12 Cookies for Courage*
11/13 World Kindness Day - Dress in Rainbow Colors: K-Red, 1st-Orange, 2nd-Yellow, 3rd-Green, 4th-Blue, 5th-Purple*
11/13 Deadline Pancake Breakfast Tickets*
11/13 Free Flu Shot Clinic 1-4pm - MBUSD Office*
11/14 Grandparents at Lunch*
11/15 Gator Gear Order Deadline*
11/16 Pancake Breakfast - No Tix at the Door!*

*Details Below

Pancake Breakfast Roundup 11/16

TICKETS ON SALE NOW Last chance to buy tickets is Thursday, 11/13. Enjoy tasty breakfast fixin's and all the Western hospitality of Gator Ranch for just $7 per person. Tickets will not be sold at the door, so buy your tickets today!

VOLUNTEERS WANTED We are short a few ranch hands. Please sign up!

Three Student Council Celebrations

COOKIES FOR COURAGE 11/12 To honor U.S. veterans the Student Council will sell cookies to benefit a non-profit organization. Sales will take place near the front office pick-up line at the 1:30pm dismissal.

WORLD KINDNESS DAY 11/13 Students are encouraged to wear a specific color to symbolize a "rainbow of kindness." Kindergarten-RED. 1st grade-ORANGE. 2nd grade-YELLOW. 3rd grade-GREEN. 4th grade-BLUE. 5th grade-PURPLE.

GRANDPARENTS AT LUNCH 11/14 Grandparents of 1st-5th graders are invited to come to school during their grandchild's lunch period to eat together and have a nice visit. Grandparents may bring a special lunch or treat to share with their grandchild, as well as a blanket or chairs to sit on. Times and locations:
  • 1st grade 11:25-12:10 - lower playground
  • 2nd grade 11:45-12:30 - grass lawn in front of school
  • 3rd grade 12:05-12:50 - cafeteria
  • 4th grade 12:20-1:05 - B-level playground
  • 5th grade 12:35-1:20 - lower playground
STUDENT COUNCIL NEWSLETTER The November edition written by Jordan Koo

Hoodie's & Long Sleeve Tees on Sale

ORDER COZY GATOR GEAR BY 11/15 Perfect for the Gator on your holiday list - a cozy Gator hoodie or a long sleeve Gator tee! Kids & adult sizes - limited quantities available. Order by 11/15 for backpack delivery before the holiday season.

Free Flu Shot Clinic 11/13

1-4PM IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICE MBUSD will host a free flu shot clinic presented by the Los Angeles County Public Health Department on Thursday, 11/13, from 1-4pm. Open to anyone 18 years or older. Children under 18 must be in the company of a parent or guardian. 325 S. Peck Ave., MB 90266. Questions? Call the District Nurse at 310-318-7345 x 5931 or 5932

GV Night at Mama D's 11/18

GATOR GRUB NIGHT From 5-8pm on 11/18 Mama D's in Manhattan Beach will donate 20% of your purchase to Grand View. Details to follow. Questions? Contact Christy Barnes.

Sweet Promo = $$ for GV in NOV

NEED A SWEET TREAT? Just mention Grand View when you order Scrumptious Brownies goodies or gifts during the month of November and 15% of the order will be donated to our school. Now that's a sweet deal! Click for a product list and order form. Questions? Contact Christy Barnes.

Thank You!

WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT! Many thanks to the families, teachers, kids, and volunteers who participated in MBEF Pledge Day. Across all campuses it was a celebration of education. To show our appreciation, MBEF will be giving $200 in classroom supplies for classes that achieve 75%-94% participation and $250 in classroom supplies for classes that achieve 95% and above. It's a great way to give teachers the added tools they need for this school year. Give today to MBEF.

HELP YOURSELF TO A YARD SIGN The WE  MBEF signs decorating GV are for you to take home and plant in your yard to show your support for our outstanding public schools.

Run Club Logs 2,372 Miles

RUNNING ACROSS AMERICA Run Club has visited seven states and has reached Lake Powell, Arizona!
  • Class with the most runners: DESMOND
  • Grade with the most runners: 4TH
  • Class with the most laps: SLATER with 280
Personal stats are available online. For general info go to

Parents Night Out 12/12

MCHS DANCE CAMP 6-10PM Parents can enjoy a night out while their young dancer spends an evening with the award winning Mira Costa Dance Team. Kids (1st-5th graders only, please) will learn a dance and enjoy pizza, crafts, and a movie. Tickets are $45. 

In the Library

WORLD BOOK ONLINE Thanks to GVPTA our families and staff have at-home access to World Book Encyclopedia, an excellent online resource. User ID: wb4gators. Password: mb90266. Please do not share this info with anyone who does not attend GV. For information about the library program visit

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