February 26, 2017

Week at a Glance 

02/27, 03/01, 03/03 Run Club 7:45-8:05am*
02/28 Morning Mindfulness 7:45-8:05am - Room 23*
03/01 MBUSD Board Meeting 6:30pm - District Office
03/02 Minimum Day - Open House - PTA Meeting*
03/02 "UnSelfie" Parent Book Club 9-10:30am - MBMS MPR
03/03 Spirit Day - Wear Green or Gator Gear
TK & AM/PM Kindergarten "All Early" 8-11:20am*
03/03 Spirit Assembly Kindness Matters 8:30-9:15am - Upper Playground*
03/03 Ice Cream Window Open 2:15-3pm
*Details Below

A Message from the Principal

"Be kind whenever possible. It is ALWAYS possible." The Dalai Lama
KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS... PASS IT ON! We are challenging every Gator (big and small) to do at least one good deed every day for the next 21 days, so be sure to ask your child what kind deed he or she did for someone else. Every student has an individual Kindness Calendar ready in the classroom to record their simple acts of kindness from now until 3/15. We will culminate our school-wide Kindness Matters focus on character education with a performance by Nimo Patel on 3/15. Nimo wrote the beautiful "Grateful: a Love Song to the World" that we sang at our first all-school assembly last November when we celebrated Gratitude. Parents are welcome to attend the Nimo Patel performance on 3/15 in the PAC. The first show is at 8:30am and the second show is at 9:30am.

WHY BE KIND? From the mouths of our most precious cargo, here is why it is so important to BE KIND in our world: Why Be Kind?

KINDNESS MATTERS SPIRIT ASSEMBLY THIS FRIDAY 8:30AM - PARENTS WELCOME! Please join our Student Council and our entire student body on 3/3 as we celebrate the importance of Kindness. The program will include:
  • Opening: "Grand View School" song
  • "Smile" song performed by our 1st graders
  • "Kindness" skit
  • "Man in the Mirror" flash mob
  • "I Set the Standard" awards
  • Finale: "Kind" song
Thank you for your support! With a grateful heart, Mrs. Doyle

Open House & PTA Meeting 3/2

KINDERGARTEN ALL EARLY & GRADES 1-5 ON MINIMUM DAY TK and AM & PM Kindergarten attend school 8-11:20am. Grades 1-5 attend school 8:15am-12:40pm. In the evening, visit your child's classroom to experience a "day in the life of a Grand View Gator," followed by an informative PTA meeting.
Open House Schedule:
  • 5:15-6:15pm - 1st and 2nd grade
  • 5:30-6:30pm - 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
  • 5:30-6pm - AM Kindergarten
  • 6:15-6:45pm - TK and PM Kindergarten
  • 5-6:45pm - Library open
  • 6:45pm - PTA meeting - Cafeteria
PTA MEETING 3/2 - SIGN UP BY MONDAY FOR FOOD & CHILD ACTIVITY After Open House there will be a PTA General Meeting in the Cafeteria beginning at 6:45pm. Please sign up here if you plan to attend and want your child to enjoy dinner and an activity while you attend the meeting. Principal Nancy Doyle will provide an update on our school, and there will updates from GVPTA, MBUSD, and MBX Summer Camps.

Makerspace Materials Needed by 3/3

GOT CARDBOARD? We need cardboard plus empty tubes from paper towels and toilet paper for 2nd-5th graders to build animals. Drop off materials by 3/3 in the collection box in the PTA room or Room D3. Questions? Email Julie Fields.

Run Club

VIP GUEST MS. WOOD 3/1 Our amazing PE Teacher Ms. Wood will be on hand to champion the kids at Run Club this Wednesday, and there will be individual and class prizes to be won. Everyone welcome! gvpta.com/runclub.

CORRECTION: Due to a typographical error, it was incorrectly stated in last week's communications that Run Club was on 2/22 and 2/23 rather than 2/22 and 2/24. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience from Mrs. Snively.

Gator Run Art Contest

KIDS! WE WANT YOUR ARTWORK! Draw, paint, or color our Grand View Gator running like a champion across the finish line! This is the 22nd Annual Murad Family Foundation Grand View Gator 5K. The winning design will be featured on t-shirts, banners, flyers, postcards, and websites. Qualifying designs must use only four (or fewer) colors. Black does not have to count as one of the colors. Entries are due 3/17 in the PTA room. Questions? Email Betsey Keely. Last year's design, pictured at left, was by Ella Luthro.

Morning Mindfulness Continues

YOGA EVERY TUESDAY IN MARCH The Character and Wellness Committee is pleased to continue offering Morning Mindfulness with Joanie in March, and it will be expanded to include students in grades 1-5 from 7:45-8:05am in Room 23. Dates: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28. More info is posted on the homepage of gvpta.com. A few volunteers would be appreciated. Click to sign up.

Thank You!!!

GRAND VIEW REACHES 89% PARTICIPATION A big thank you to all the Grand View families who supported MBEF this year. The Annual Appeal raised $5.19 million across our seven schools. GV's participation stands at 89%, which is terrific. Click here to see your classroom's results. All of our teachers reached the 75% mark, with many reaching 95% and above, and will receive a bonus to use for classroom supplies this year. Visit mbef.org to see where the grants from MBEF go.

Noon Supervisors Needed

THROUGHOUT MBUSD If you or someone you know would like to join our team, inquire at your school office or call Maria in the MBUSD Human Resources Deptartment at 310-318-7345 x5951. The shift is two hours per day around lunchtime and the hourly wage is $12.84.

In the Library

READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY Many thanks to the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club for helping us celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday this week by sending volunteers to read to our students in the Library! The Rotary Club also generously donated $200 to purchase new books. Read Across America

Upcoming Events

Around Town

02/27 MCHS Basketball Youth Night 6pm & 7:30pm - Fisher Gym
02/28 Postmark Deadline to Request Vote by Mail Ballot for 03/07 Municipal Election
03/10 Deadline to Sign Up for JG Conditioning Program - MCHS
03/10 Screening "A Plastic Ocean" 6pm - MBMS - Tickets $5
03/12 Mini Mustangs Youth Track Meet - Registration
04/10-04/14 Golf Camp for Ages 6-14
07/24-07/27 Cheer Clinic for K-8 Girls - MCHS
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