April 26, 2015

Week at a Glance

04/27-05/01 Teacher Appreciation Week*
04/27 Register to Give Blood - Sponsor Code Grandview*
04/29 Incoming 6th Grade Roundtable 7:30-8:05am - PAC*
04/29 Manhattan Village Receipts Due*
04/30 PTA Meeting 8:30am - Cafeteria
05/01 MB Wine Auction Ticket Sales Open
05/02 20th Murad Family Foundation GV Gator 5K 8am Start*

*Details below

Your Help is Needed!

20TH ANNUAL MURAD FAMILY FOUNDATION GATOR RUN 5K 5/2 The Gator Run is next Saturday and we have hundreds of hours to staff for this event. Please take a moment to choose one of the many opportunities to help the day before or the day of the race. Click here!

KIDS CAN GET IN ON THE FUN! There are a limited number of slots for parents to sign up their 4th or 5th graders to help. Click here! This is a great chance to teach our kids at an early age about giving back.

SIGN UP FOR AS MANY SHIFTS AS YOU LIKE Click here! Not only is this a great event for Grand View, we have participants from every school in town and the proceeds benefit MBEF. The City of Manhattan Beach donates over $10K worth of costs to support the run. We're expecting about 1,200 runners --let's show them what Gators are all about!

REGISTER TO RUN Click for details and to register your family.

Teacher Appreciation Week 4/27-5/1

WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS! This week we get a chance to show our teachers how much they mean to us and to our children. MON-bring fruit. TUE-wear teacher's favorite color. WED-bring a flower. THU-bring a special note. FRI-class gift.

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARIANNE SLATER, GRAND VIEW TEACHER OF THE YEAR We are proud to announce that 4th grade teacher Marianne Slater has been selected by her peers as the Grand View Teacher of the Year. Click to read about Marianne's excellent qualifications for this high honor. She will next compete for MBUSD Teacher of the Year.

News for 5th Graders

ROUNDTABLE 4/29 5th graders are invited to the PAC Wednesday from 7:30-8:05am to hear about life at MBMS from former Grand View Gators. Drop-offs OK. Light breakfast served.

ULTIMATE SCAVENGER HUNT AND GAMES 8/24 The Hunt is an opportunity for incoming MBMS 6th graders to meet their new classmates. Space is limited to 240 participants. Look for sign-up tables at your MBMS 6th grade registration. Online registration will open after 5/6 for any remaining spots. Click for more info.

Blood Drive 5/5

CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO BY SAVING A LIFE Kick off your fiesta by donating blood on May 5th in the PAC from 8:30am-2:45pm. Book a convenient time at redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code Grandview. Questions? Email Tara Fusco or Amanda Garner Paul.

Talent Show Try-outs 5/7

TALENT SHOW TRY-OUTS 5/7 IN THE PAC Calling all kids! Got a hidden talent you're ready to share at the Fair on 6/6? Audition 5/7 for the Spring Fair Talent Show and express yourself through music, song, dance, or comedy. Sign up for an audition time.

Manhattan Village Receipts Due 4/29

YOUR MANHATTAN VILLAGE RECEIPTS = $$ FOR GV The the last chance to turn in your receipts from participating retailers to your classroom or the PTA Room is 4/29. Questions? Email Bobbie Kokorowski

Run Club

RUN CLUB NEWS Olympian Barbara Fontana (a volleyball coach and GV mom) will be our guest on 4/29 with tips and prizes.

RUN ACROSS AMERICA - 25 STATES! We are passing through Madison, Wisconsin and our runners have collectively completed 5,908 miles. For more info visit gvpta.com/runclub.

PARENT HELP NEEDED Join us any MWF for 20 minutes to scan Run Club cards. Contact Vicki Tyler.

Clothing Drive 5/1-5/8

SPRING CLEANING? Grand View's Brownie Troop 01175 is sponsoring a clothing drive to benefit Love INC, an organization that helps individuals and families in need. Please drop off GENTLY used men's, women's, and children's clothing in bins located in front of the office from 5/1-5/8.

Common Core Math Next Year

HELP YOUR CHILD MAKE THE SHIFT On May 12th from 6-8pm at Pacific Elementary Dr. Carolee Koehn of CenterX and Dr. Brett Geithman, Executive Director of Educational Services at MBUSD, will deliver a presentation designed to equip parents with an understanding and strategy to help their children make the shift to Common Core Math. Click for details and to RSVP for the presentation & childcare.

Gator Gratitude

FUN HULA HOOP FRIDAY & SUCCESSFUL FARMERS MARKET Thank you to the Garden Club, Kathy Troeger, Kiley Duncan, Rhonda Steinberg, the Student Council, and our fantastic MC/Ref combo Sandy & Kevin Quigley. Congratulations to the hula hoop prizewinners!

EARTH DAY POSTER CONTEST Thank you to all who submitted beautiful art with such meaningful messages. Congratulations to the winners in each grade: McKinlee Rainey (Kinder), Ava Ibarra (1st), Peyton Holcomb (2nd), Paige Blum (3rd), Sofia Romero (4th), and Peyton Lee (5th).

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