First Gratitude Assembly a Success

IMG_3918Grand View’s 5th Grade Student Council led the first Gratitude Assembly Wednesday with gusto! The highlight of the assembly was the student’s honoring of Grand View’s unsung heroes including  parent, Jeff Serota, for his leadership role in getting Bond Measures EE and C to pass; Ms. Snively, our librarian, Ms. Wood, our P.E. teacher, Mr. Martin, our janitor, Mr. Richard, our 24th St. crossing guard and our lunch ladies, Ms. Janee, Ms. Georgia and Ms. Janie. Way to go 5th Grade Student Council. Thanks for making us think about who that unsung hero is in our lives we can thank.

Gratitude Assembly Wednesday 9:45 AM

gv_GratitudePoster2016Everyone is welcome to attend Grand View’s first Gratitude Assembly at 9:45 am on Wednesday, November 30. There will be songs, skits and more. Don’t forget to bring a new or gently used book to donate to Menlo Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles.  These books can be a favorite from home or a new book from our book fair going on this week!

Book Fair Tuesday-Thursday – This Week

gv_bookfair_sign.r2Come support Grand View and get your holiday shopping done early! Partnering with Pages, our Reading Wonderland in the cafeteria will offer the best selection of books for all ages.  Tuesday through Thursday 8am – 3:30pm.  Also, Winter Wonderland 12:30 – 1:30 pm Wednesday and Donuts for Dads 7-8 am Thursday.

Calling all volunteers to help!  There are lots of fun and exciting ways to get involved!  Sign up now to help with set up, selling and more.

Thank You For Your Support

C EE Thank You
Thank you to all teachers, staff, parents, students, and our community for supporting these very important bond measures. Thank  you to all who enthusiastically volunteered your time at phone banks and the neighborhood walks, and thank you to all for spreading the word around our community on why supporting these measures was the right thing to do.  Manhattan Beach voters overwhelmingly approved both Measures C (70%) and EE (67%)!
What Now?
Now and for the next few months, the District takes its next steps to utilize C and EE to repair and improve our schools.

Working with a bond underwriter, the District will take initial steps to issue the first series of bonds to cover the design expenses for the bonds and renovation plans. Interviewing and eventually hiring architectural firms is an important first step. Those architects will utilize projects detailed in the Facilities Master Plan and begin to work with the community to determine each school site’s greatest needs based on available funds.

The Board will initiate steps to recruit and appoint citizen members to the Bond Oversight Committee. Any parents are welcome and invited to apply for a position on this committee. To find current and future updates on the bonds, please click the 2016 Bonds button at

Passing the bonds was a challenge, and now the real work begins!

Heather De Roos