PTA Membership 2017-2018

GreaterGator5A Greater Gator is someone who completes four important transactions by MONDAY October 30, 2017. 

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 this year we are establishing two donation levels for all, the Greater Gator and the Golden Gator. Both of these donation levels must complete all four transactions below, but they differ in the way your family choses to contribute to the PTA and MBEF.

  •  The Greator Gator contributes to the PTA in any amount that you would like to above the $15 per student membership dues, and also contributes to MBEF at any amount level.
  • The Golden Gator will donate the ask amounts for both PTA ($350 per student) and MBEF ($1750 per student). Remember that MBEF donations need only be pledged by the Monday October 27, 2017.

 

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 Car Magnet.  The Golden Gator will receive both of those items plus a Golden Gator S’well Bottle.

 

 

 

1. Join the PTA and Donate

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 2017-18 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 for just $15 per student plus any donation gets exclusive access to our online Student Directory.

Golden Gator Supporter

Greater Gator Supporter

Full ask of $350 per student

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.

Any donation amount per student

Grand View’s circle of supporters are the foundation of the PTA membership drive. A family who gives any amount grants the PTA the ability to fund many of the PTA programs and materials enjoyed by our students

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.
Online donations to your Classroom Fund can be made HERE 

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 October 30th, 2017 to complete your Greater Gator membership with any donation amount, or become a Golden Gator by giving the MBEF ask of $1750 per student.
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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 Rebecca Kelley if they need any other information.

Questions?  Contact PTA membership chair, Rebecca Kelley