Morning Mindfulness


mindfull_yogaTuesday Mornings: 2/7, 2/14. 2/21, 2/28: The Character and Wellness Committee is pleased to bring some mindfulness to Grand View this February!  We are offering Morning Mindfulness with Joanie to any student in grades 3-5 during the month of February.   Joanie Plake, a former elementary teacher, current yoga instructor and owner of Breathe and Learn, will be leading the sessions.  The goal of Morning Mindfulness is to help students start their day with a healthy mind and attitude.  Through breathing exercises and mindset activities, students will learn to simply be present and prepare for the day ahead.  With practice, these skills will hopefully not only help in the morning, but eventually carry over into their daily school and home life.  Please encourage your children to come by and check it out!

Morning Mindfulness with Joanie
Time:  Tuesdays in February 7:45am-8:05 am
Location:  Room 23 (mats will be provided)

Sign up recommended. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Lisa Schlager at

Volunteer Open House 2/1

volunteer_2013Wednesday, February 1 from 6:30-8:30 Please join us for a festive evening to find out about volunteer opportunities for this year and next year! You can learn more about Young At Art, Yearbook, Growing Great, Shades of Green, Parent Party, PTA Board Positions, Gator Run, Run Club, Room Parent Coordinator, School/Garden Club, Spring Fair, Book Fair, Family Fun and Movie Night! Please refer to the 1/22 Gazette for more details on this evening which will be generously hosted by Amanda Zaumeyer and thoughtfully organized by Jen Cram, VP of Volunteers.

Community Invited – Safety Meeting 1/18

Screen Shot 2017-01-16 at 12.57.29 PMWednesday, 1/18 from 6:30 – 8 pm in the Grand View Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Bell Ave. Grand View PTA invites all neighbors, parents, students & teachers to attend a Grand View PTA Safety meeting. Featuring the Grand View Safety Committee, Manhattan Beach Police Department & Neighborhood Watch, who will all give a Community Safety Update and share what we can do to make our community safer. Food & prizes will also be provided to those folks who attend. Supplies will be limited, so make sure to show up early!

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.