August 31, 2014

Memorial Service Today

GRAND VIEW DAD MARC LIGER Today beginning at 10am a memorial service for Grand View Dad Marc Liger will be held at the Malinow & Silverman Mortuary in Los Angeles. A meal of condolence will be held at noon on the beach at 42nd Street in Manhattan Beach, followed by a paddle out tribute at 1pm. All friends are invited to attend. For more information on the service and ways to make a charitable contribution in Marc's memory, please click here.
 

Dogs at Grand View

DO NOT TETHER DOGS ON OR CLOSE TO SCHOOL GROUNDS Complaints from our neighbors have been received about dogs tied up at Grand View at drop off and pick up. Please leave your dog at home when volunteering at school or when runnning an errand on campus. Thank you for your help.
 

Playing after School

BE AWARE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION UNTIL 2:45PM Children who are dismissed at 2:15pm are not allowed to play in the Rose Garden Patio or bounce balls in the hallways. Voices need to be quiet in the halls during the instructional day, 8am-2:45pm.
 

Classroom Sign-Ups Close Tuesday

VOLUNTEER IN YOUR CHILD'S CLASSROOM Click here by 9/2 to express your interest in being a Room Parent, Young at Art docent, Grades of Green docent or Growing Great docent. Final assignments will be announced by 9/18. Questions? Contact Vicki Tyler.
 

Trash-Free Lunch Contest

TRASH FREE, THAT'S ME! Start the new school year off right and pack a trash-free lunch EVERY day! The student who brings the most trash-free lunches in September will win dinner for four at Rock & Brews-El Segundo. Tracking form and prize details.
 

Enhance PTA & MBEF Donations

CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS Please consider taking advantage of your employer's matching gift program when planning your donation to GVPTA and MBEF. The GVPTA tax ID is 95-6204597. The MBEF tax ID is 95-3881166. Questions about GVPTA? You or your company representative may contact Naomi Mack or Katie Koerber. Questions about MBEF? You or your rep may contact Lynne Davis or Bea Zimbalist.

BE A GREATER GATOR!  Just complete four easy steps by September 18! 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 and MBEF enhance your child's educational experience at Grand View. Thank you!
 

Clothing (and More) Drive

JUNK IN YOUR CLOSET = $$ FOR OUR KIDS Our Fall Fundraiser will turn your old shoes (bagged separately), clothes, backpacks, linens, and other soft goods into money for our school. Drive runs 9/8-9/16.
 

Classroom Emergency Kits

ORDER DEADLINE 9/15 Kits have a 5-year shelf life, so order only if you don't have one from last year to send with your child this fall. Order an extra kit for EDP, or one for a sibling at MorePrepared.com. Questions? Contact Kristen Lukas.
 

GAP Registration Opens 9/5

CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF 9/29 Online registration at mbxfoundation.org opens at 9am on 9/5. GAP is an exciting way to enrich the school experience with classes in science, sports, chess, and the arts. For more info email Gina Marcarelli or call 310-415-6883.
 

Gator Gratitude

PRIDE DAY  It was great to see so many families pitching in to make our school even more beautiful! Thank you to the International Garden Center, Waste Management, and the Jr. Sandpipers for their help. See pictures at gvpta.com.

BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCH Teachers and staff say thank you to GVPTA for providing lunch from Veggie Grill on the first day back. So thoughtful and so delicious!
 

In the Library

OPEN FOR FAMILIES Students and parents may check out books to take home. Details at grandviewlibrary.info.
WORLD BOOK ONLINE Thanks to GVPTA our families enjoy at-home access to World Book Online. User ID: wb4gators. Password: mb90266. Please do not share login info with anyone who does not attend Grand View.
PRIZES Claim summer reading prizes in the library.
 

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