PTA Membership 2016-2017

GreaterGator5A Greater Gator is someone who helps PTA volunteers by completing four important transactions by FRIDAY, September 30, 2016. 

To make it easy, we have combined the first three items into one page. MBEF annual donations must be made directly to MBEF to qualify for Greater Gator status.New Grand View Logo

1. Join the PTA and Donate2016GGMug

The Grand View PTA operates on a tight budget and spends well over $450 per child. It is critical that every family contributes at a level meaningful to them. The PTA will fund more than $350,000 in 2016-17 for all students’ back-to-school supplies, technology enhancements, curriculum enrichment, assemblies, student organizations, field trips and much more! And remember, everyone who joins the PTA gets exclusive access to our online Student Directory. All Greater Gators get their family’s name and year painted on the Greater Gator Wall of Fame on the Upper Playground, as well as an exclusive Greater Gator Aluminum Coffee Tumbler.

Gold Supporter

($350 per child)

This is Grand View’s circle of strongest supporters.  These supporters allow us to fund enrichment programs and go above and beyond so our children can have a quality education.

Silver Supporter

($250 per child)

Grand View’s silver circle of supporters are the foundation of the PTA membership drive. A family who gives at the silver amount gives the PTA the ability to fund most of the PTA programs and materials enjoyed by the number of students sponsored.

Bronze Supporter

($150 per child)

Donating at the Bronze level is a generous way to support a substantial portion of the PTA programs and services at Grand View.

Additional Donation:

If one of the donation levels above does not suit you, or if you would like to give more, please donate any amount. PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER TO JOIN PTA ABOVE.

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2. Purchase Yearbooks
Get your child’s 100+ page, full-color yearbook, bound in a beautiful, custom designed hardcover now at an extra low price — only $30 per yearbook. Greater Gators purchase a yearbook for each of their children, because Grand View students can’t wait to get their yearbooks and collect signatures in their classrooms at the end of the school year.


Classroom Fund3. Classroom Fund

Classroom Funds are the monies utilized by Room Parents throughout the school year to pay for things like class holiday parties, teacher gifts, classroom door decorations, etc.  In previous years the funds were collected directly through Room Parents, but this year we simplified the process so you only need to make a single payment.  The amount requested for Classroom Funds varies by grade due to differing class sizes. 5th grade costs are a bit higher based on the increased number of activities related to Promotion, Oscars, etc.

4. Make Your Annual Donation to MBEF

Small class sizes. Librarians. P.E. teachers. Advisors. Music teachers. Science Teachers. You won’t find them in this year’s state budget. You will find them in Manhattan Beach schools. Thanks to your generous donations last year, MBEF raised enough money to maintain our high-quality programs and the quality teachers that allow our district to be ranked THIRD in the State. And the drive continues. Better schools. Better communities. Is there a better reason? This donation must be made directly to MBEF, so visit the MBEF website to make your donation by September 30 to complete  your Greater Gator membership.
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Corporate Matching

Corporate Matching Gifts are an easy way to contribute to your child’s education. Here is a list of local companies that have previously participated. If your employer has a Corporate Matching Gift Program, Grand View’s Tax ID number is #95-6204597. You may have your company representative send an e-mail to Jill Lamkin if they need any other information.

Questions?  Contact PTA membership chairs, Jill Lamkin or Katie LeRosen.