September 18, 2016

Week at a Glance 

09/19-09/25 GROW Gives Back to Schools*
09/20 School Picture Day*
09/21 Register for GAP by Midnight
09/23 School Spirit Day - Wear Green or Gator Wear
Family Fun & Movie Night - Volunteers Needed*
*Details Below

Picture Day 9/20

PROOFS SENT HOME BY 10/4 Class pictures will be taken outdoors with our school's beautiful landscaping as the backdrop. Picture proofs and order forms will be sent home with your child by 10/4. Mail your orders directly to JW Photograpy in the envelope they will provide. Questions? Email

Family Fun & Movie Night 9/23

FUN UNDER THE STARS WITH ZOOTOPIA! Bring a blanket, LOW profile beach chairs, flashlights, refillable water bottles, and sweatshirts to this FUN family event on the lower playground beginning at 5:30pm. $20 per person includes the movie, a full dinner, and a Popsicle. Details and online ticket sales at or fill out the form in the PTA room. Questions? Email Nicole Shepley or KC Johnson.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Go to the invitation page for this event and enter your email address. You will not need to create an account. Choose your spots. You'll get a confirmation and a reminder from Thanks in advance!

Want Your Name on the Wall? Deadline Is 9/30

BE A GREATER GATOR BY 9/30! Don't know what a Greater Gator is? GGs are families who support our school and help our volunteers save precious time by signing up for multiple programs very early in the year. Through the GG page you can join the PTA, pay your room parents for classroom funds, buy your yearbooks, and donate to MBEF.

WE CAN'T THANK OUR GREATER GATORS ENOUGH But we will recognize your generosity with an exclusive travel coffee mug, and your family name and year will be painted on the new Greater Gator wall on the upper playground. Name already on the wall? We'll add the current year to ensure your continuous support is recognized!
BONUS Early access to the 2016-17 online student directory provided by 10/1.


GROW Fundraiser 9/19-9/25

GROW SUPPORTS AREA SCHOOLS When you shop at GROW this week, 9/19-9/25, mention Grand View at the register or when you order a delivery and 10% of your purchase will be donated to our school. The area school with the most purchases will earn an additional $1,000. See the flyer for details.Thanks, GROW!

PTA Meeting Recap

FROM PTA PRESIDENT HEATHER DE ROOS A big thank you to those who attended the first PTA meeting of the year on 9/15. Principal Nancy Doyle spoke about upcoming character assemblies, and described a new safety committee which is forming. Email Mrs. Doyle to participate in this new committee. Program chairs (Young At Art, Grades of Green, etc.) listed highlights of what is planned for our kids this year.

TREASURER'S REPORT Treasurer Keri Herczeg gave an overview of our budget and program expenses for the 2016-17. We learned that 77% of our PTA funds come from your PTA membership donations and the Parent Party, so remember to become a Greater Gator by 9/30 and buy your Parent Party tickets today.

MBEF REPORT Did you know Manhattan Beach is the lowest-funded district in LA County and the 4th lowest-funded in California? This is why your MBEF donations are critical to our district. MBEF Director Farnaz Flechner shared eye-opening information about how education funding gets allocated in our state.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? For info about all things PTA go to

Learn More about Measures C & EE

FIRST DOOR-TO-DOOR NEIGHBORHOOD WALK 9/24 Exercise with the family and inform voters about the upcoming bond measures on 9/24 from 9am-1pm. Donuts and coffee provided! Click here for details and to sign up.

MIRA COSTA GYM TOURS See current gym conditions and get a peek at preliminary concept plans for the new athletics complex. Tour schedule.

Manhattan Beach 10K 10/1

REGISTER TODAY! The 39th Annual Manhattan Beach 10K Run is October 1st! The run begins at 7:30am and finishes at the iconic MB Pier. There will be fantastic bands along the scenic course, a post-race Expo, and a souvenir shirt. This is a volunteer-organized non-profit event with proceeds benefiting community fitness-related causes and scholarships... over $560,000 donated to date! Click to register.

Upcoming Events

Around Town

09/18 MB Historical Society Museum Open 12-3pm - Polliwog Park
09/20 MB Farmers Market 11am-4pm - Metlox
09/22 Adventure Guides Info 7pm - O'Donnell Hall
09/28 MCHS Author Event: James Dashner 7pm - Costa Auditorium
10/01 Manhattan Beach 10K
10/01-10/02 MB Hometown Fair
10/16 MB Art Center Show: Dichotomy of Design & Art Closes
10/23 Skechers Friendship Walk
10/24 November Election Voter Registration Deadline
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